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The Sport of Sailing

May 27, 2016
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The Sport of Sailing

Nyles Nedd, Poonaty Sophorlrath (showing his muscles), Vanessa Garces and Paula Diez of the East Boston High Sailing team. The team began last spring and is finding its footing as a serious sailing team.

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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday

May 27, 2016
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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday

By John Lynds On Thursday May 26 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. former State Representative and Chief Secretary for Governor Charlie Baker, Carlo Basile, will host the 8th Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club Camp Scholarship Breakfast at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston.  Tickets for the event are still...

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Trinity Financial Breaks Ground on $71 Million Boston East Waterfront Development Project

May 27, 2016
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Trinity Financial Breaks Ground on $71 Million Boston East Waterfront Development Project

By John Lynds East Boston CDC (Community Development Corporation) Director Al Caldarelli has patiently waited for 45 years to develop the Boston East Site on Border Street along the neighborhood’s waterfront. “I was recently looking through our old development plans from 1971 and we had this site as a potential site for the CDC...

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Sen Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn In

May 27, 2016
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Sen Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chamber Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), was officially sworn in as the new first Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven-man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger, Boncore...

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Officials to Cut Ribbon on Greenway Extension

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds City and state officials will cut the ribbon on the final stretch of the long-awaited East Boston Greenway Extension Thursday. The ceremony will take place Thursday, May 26 at 12:45 p.m. The final section was completed by the City of Boston and will connect the Massport section near Wood Island Marsh...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Obituaries 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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Edith Hunt Former East Boston resident Edith (Nastari) Hunt of Lexington, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on May 22. She was the devoted mother of Nadine Solomon of Arlington; dear sister of Eleanora Olivolo and the late Rose DeFeo, Gus, Al, Anthony and Ralph Nastari; cherished grandmother of Joseph Solomon and his wife, Deborah, adored great grandmother of Jacob...

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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

May 20, 2016
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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

The five Wounded Vet honorees and special guest Lt. Col. Thomas Armas release doves at the end of the Wounded Vet Motorcycle run at Suffolk Downs last Saturday. The honorees are, from left, Sgt. Peter Damon, of Middleboro; Sgt. Eric Rodriguez of California; Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, Spc. Sean Pesce of Connecticut, and Staff Sgt....

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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

May 20, 2016
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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

By John Lynds This month Zumix, East Boston’s popular youth music and arts program, received its building permit from the City of Boston to begin construction on a FM radio antenna at East Boston High School. To help celebrate Zumix getting closer to launching its FM station in June, WBUR teamed up with the...

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