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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

July 22, 2016
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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

By John Lynds At a City Council hearing last Wednesday, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was amazed at what he saw when he toured the Netherlands and Denmark to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. “I was so thankful to be on this tour sponsored by the the...

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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

By John Lynds With tensions between police and citizens at an all time high nationwide and the murder of five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Police’s top brass, District A-7 officers and residents to call for an end to all forms...

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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh joined City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Rep. Adrian Madaro and Sen. Joe Boncore Saturday afternoon to tour the East Boston City Yards — the future site of an Eversource substation that the owner of Chanel Fish in Eagle Sqaure has been fighting for the better part of a year....

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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

July 22, 2016
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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

By John Lynds When Audrey Sivikas left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2013,  there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same impact as Sivikas, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Rachael Hennessey-Crowell arrived in...

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OHNC Supports Plans for New Restaurant at Former Victory Pub

July 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Peter Ackerman, a Chelmsford native took ownership of the popular Salvatore’s Restaurants in Downtown Boston and in the Seaport District last year, has set his eyes on the former Victory Pub in East Boston. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, members voted to support Ackerman’s plans to bring...

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Why I Voted Against the City Budget

July 22, 2016
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By Councilor Anissa Essaibi George As the Boston City Council cast its final votes on the City of Boston budgets for fiscal 2017, I went in to the meeting ready to take a stand for the children of Boston, for the future of Boston, and for good government. In the name of all three...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Rosemarie Forti Of East Boston Rosemarie Forti of East Boston passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 16. She was in her 96th year. The beloved wife of the late Vincent Forti, she was the devoted mother of Frank and his wife, Mary of Suffield, CT, Patrick and his wife,...

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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

July 16, 2016
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

By John Lynds Last Thursday evening, Piers Park Sailing Center’s (PPSC)  Louisa Conklin stood on the dock of the sailing center surrounded by eager sailors waiting to race. Conklin was giving the group instructions and rules on the upcoming regatta sailing race that was set to kick off. A half hour later the sail...

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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

July 16, 2016
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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

By John Lynds In light of the recent uptick in violent crime in East Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has agreed to add five more police officers to the neighborhood out of the next Boston Police Academy graduating class. Evans made this pledge after meeting with City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Adrian...

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