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Mayor’s Annual Trolley Tour

December 9, 2016
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Mayor’s Annual Trolley Tour

Mayor Martin Walsh gets some help counting down the tree lighting at the Annual Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting Sunday evening in Maverick Square.

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Eastie College Student is An Entrepreneur in the Making

December 9, 2016
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Eastie College Student is An Entrepreneur in the Making

By John Lynds Like many neighborhood children his age growing up in East Boston James Testa attended local schools until going off to Malden Catholic on a scholarship. He played every sport in Eastie from baseball to basketball to Pop Warner and even took a shot at lacrosse. However, his real passion was business....

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BPHC Helps Launch Mass Health Connector’s Open Enrollment Program in Eastie

December 9, 2016
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BPHC Helps Launch Mass Health Connector’s Open Enrollment Program in Eastie

By John Lynds At the East Boston Branch Library last Wednesday the Massachusetts Health Connector hosted a regional launch of its ‘Open Enrollment’ multilingual outreach and education campaign. The program launched here is designed to reach remaining uninsured populations across the Commonwealth. Dozens of Eastie residents turned out for the event and were able...

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Mayor Walsh Looks to Change Boston’s Eviction Process

December 9, 2016
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By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh last week proposed a new home rule petition to the City Council aimed at protecting residential tenants from arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory, or retaliatory evictions. The home rule petition, said Walsh, would also help ensure that tenants and former homeowners are aware of their rights under state law. “This...

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New Speed Limit on Eastie Streets

December 9, 2016
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By John Lynds One of the biggest complaints at the various community group meetings each month is speeding. Residents have long had a gripe with motorists barreling down Eastie’s main thoroughfares such as Bennington and Saratoga Streets traveling well above the speed limit. Last week the City Council approved Mayor Martin Walsh and Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca’s request to lower the default speed...

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Eagle Hill Civic Association Approves Day Square Project

December 9, 2016
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday the Eagle Hill Civic Association approved a development project in Day Square on the corner of Prescott and Chelsea Street by a vote of 11 to 5. According to the attorney for the project Diane Modica the Roberto Family, owners of Spinelli’s, currently own the property  at 341 Chelsea...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 9, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Red Cross, Bruins to Hold Blood Drive in Honor of Eastie Officers

December 9, 2016
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By John Lynds The Boston Bruins, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association and the American Red Cross will join forces to hold a special blood drive at the TD Garden on Tuesday, December 13 in honor of the two East Boston Police Officers wounded in a gun battle in October. Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris will be honorees...

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Obituaries 12-07-2016

December 9, 2016
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Angela Faretra Of East Boston Angela M. (Guarino) Faretra of East Boston passed away peacefully on November. She was the loving daughter of Guido and Pasqualina (Morelli) Guarin; beloved wife of the late Richard Faretra; devoted mother of Janelle Faretra of California and Marissa Faretra of Boston and dear sister of Augustino Guarino of East Boston....

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OHNC Gives Approval to Smaller Breed Street Project

December 2, 2016
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OHNC Gives Approval to Smaller Breed Street Project

By John Lynds Attorney Richard Lynds representing the owners for the proposed development on Breed Street in Orient Heights presented a scaled down version of the original proposal at last week’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting. OHNC members ultimately supported the project by a 20-12 vote. The plan calls for the demolition of...

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