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Off to the Races

September 22, 2016
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Off to the Races

A young Eastie girl takes part in the Sober Olympics Saturday at LoPresti Park. Here she makes her way to the finish line during the sack races.

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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

September 22, 2016
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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

By John Lynds It is the second full week of school and new Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School Principal, Kristen Goncalves, is settling nicely to her new assignment. “It’s pretty great and amazing,” said Goncalves. “What I really love is the community feel of the school. We have a great staff, great parents and...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

September 22, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

By John Lynds The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council vote of 38 to 28 in favor of placing a 40 ft. digital billboard on McClellan Highway may not reflect the actual will of the people according to OHNC President Joseph Ruggiero. At the end of Monday’s OHNC meeting, Ruggiero explained to members that many abutters...

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Upsetting Environmentalist Disappointed on DEP’s Terminal E Decision

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds  Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on Massport Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Monday for Terminal E modernization and expansion project. Massport is currently constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of the International Gateway/West Concourse Project, but were never built. However, Massport is looking...

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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

September 22, 2016
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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

By John Lynds Flanked by East Boston’s elected officials and Excel Academy Charter High School students, staff and administrators, Governor Charles Baker cut the ribbon on Excel’s brand new high school on Bremen Street.  “On my commute to the State House, on the on ramp to the tunnel, I got the chance to see...

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Roseland Updates Community on Pier One Phase II

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds At the last jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, representatives of Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One on Marginal Street, were on hand to update residents and answer questions and concerns regarding the second phase of the waterfront development project. “We are in pretty good shape and construction is...

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Vote Early Boston’ Website will Help Voters find Early Voting Locations

September 22, 2016
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Boston election officials  launched the “Vote Early Boston” website (boston.gov/early-voting, which provides voters with important information about the City of Boston’s new early voting initiative. “Vote Early Boston” begins Monday, October 24 and runs through Friday, November 4. During that time, registered voters will be able to cast their ballots for the November 8...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Salesian Boys and Girls Club Starts New Basketball League

September 22, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Salesian Boys and Girls Club that has existed for 70 years in East Boston has launched a basketball league for teenagers and named it in memory of beloved youth leader Wally Bowe. The Wally Bowe Salesian Basketball In-House League, named to honor the many contributions to the community by former...

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Obituaries 09-21-2016

September 22, 2016
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Celia ‘Sally T’ Gaeta Multi-talented and much loved mother and grandmother with an eclectic working career Celia “Sally T.” (Trujillo) Gaeta, a longtime resident of East Boston, died peacefully at Massachustts General Hospital Surrounded by her loving family on September 17 following a long illness. She was 82 years old. Born, raised and educated...

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