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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Floods Parts of Eastie

January 10, 2018
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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Floods Parts of Eastie

By John Lynds East Bostonians can take the snow, wind, frigid cold and space savers, but a new element has been added into the wintery mix that may be something residents here might have to get used to as the sea level rises. Thursday’s ‘Bomb Cyclone’ that brought heavy snow and wind to the...

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HYM Investment, BPDA Host Impact Advisory Group Meeting

January 10, 2018
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HYM Investment, BPDA Host Impact Advisory Group Meeting

By John Lynds Owners of Suffolk Downs Racetrack HYM INvestment Group LLC and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting last Wednesday at the racetrack. At the meeting HYM’s Principal Partner Tom O’Brien briefed IAG members and residents on Phase 1 of the project. With the BPDA’s...

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Rep Madaro Blasts Trump Administration for Ending Temporary Status for Salvadorians

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds Of the over forty thousand residents who call East Boston home, over half are from Latin American countries. Of that half a majority hail from El Salvador, and arrived here during their country’s civil war during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Then, another wave arrived to this country and to...

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Michael Triant Named Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds East Boston native and Savio Prep graduate Michael Triant was named the new Executive Director of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club at the board’s December meeting. Triant, who worked for the past 17 years for the Boston Center for Youth and Families as an administrator, started Monday at the Club,...

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Ruggiero Family Memorial Home Launches Online Funeral Planning

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds As one of two independent family-owned funeral homes in East Boston, the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home has been keeping up with the changing times and technology. The Ruggiero Family recently introduced a new option to help bereaved families make funeral planning a whole lot easier–an online funeral planning and collaboration center....

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Developer Reduces Size of Cowper Street Project, Again

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds City Realty, the developer of a proposed condo project at 181 Cowper St., was back before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night with a scaled back version of the plan they presented last month. City Realty originally proposed developing both 181 Cowper St. as well as 184 Cowper  St....

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Police Briefs 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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District Seven Police Report December 30, 2017 No Arrest. December 31, 2017 About 3:25 am Officers responded to a report of a large party in the area of 106 Barnes Avenue, East Boston. Upon arrival officers observed around 60-70 person(s) inside the above basement apartment. While attempting to clear the location the Officers were...

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Bring It On, Ol’ Man Winter

January 10, 2018
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These past two weeks have brought the worst winter weather imaginable — coastal flooding, record cold, and a blizzard — but we’ve survived it all and made it out to the other side, as moderating temperatures, perhaps even reaching the balmy 50s, are predicted over the next 10 days. President Trump, as usual, tweeted...

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Obituaries 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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Giuseppe Ghergurovich Devoted father Giuseppe Ghergurovich, age 90, passed away peacefully  on January 8 surrounded by his loving family at his bedside. Giuseppe was born in Crno, Croatia to Marko Grgurovic and Tonka Grgurovic. He married Yolanda (Vukosa) Grgurovic and they shared over 61 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of John...

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Edwards Starts Term as New District 1 City Councilor

January 6, 2018
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Edwards Starts Term as New District 1 City Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new East Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up on Monday, Jan. 1, to be inaugurated with...

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