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June 15, 2018
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FROG POND SPRAY POOL REOPENS JUNE 29 Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2018 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 29.  The day will include a fun...

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House Passes Legislation to Temporarily Suspend a Gun License from those Who Pose a Risk to Themselves or Others

June 15, 2018
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Rep. Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House to establish a process for family, household members or licensing authorities (petitioners) to petition the court for an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) for individuals who “pose a risk of causing bodily injury to self or others” by owning, possessing or having a firearm.  An...

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Two North End Restauranteurs Partner to Bring Flavor of the North End to Encore Boston Harbor

June 15, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor has picked two North End restaurant legends—Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano—to operate a 135-seat, 5,200-square-foot Italian restaurant at the five-star, $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort. ‘Fratelli’ (which means brothers in Italian) is the first local restaurant partnership between DePasquale and Varano and the first locally operated restaurant at the 3...

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East Boston Residents Attend Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s ‘Medicine that Matters’ Gala

June 15, 2018
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The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s (BHCHP) 2018 “Medicine that Matters” gala was held Monday, May 21,  at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Over 600 guests gathered for cocktails, dinner and awards ceremony that honored two individuals who have worked for many years with BHCHP’s mission to deliver exceptional medical and behavioral...

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Letter to the Editor

June 15, 2018
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Making better neighborhoods To the Editor, As I observed the birthday remembrance in last week’s East Boston Times on Junior Lombardi still remembered so much after nearly 15 years. I am sure many in our community remember him as one of those building blocks that create neighborhoods. Buildings don’t make neighborhoods, active community people...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 15, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 15, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 15, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Sports 06-13-2018

June 15, 2018
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East Boston High baseball defeated, 1-0, at state tournament After losing 13 players to graduation and a transfer, East Boston High School (EBHS) baseball entered this season with a goal to reach the state tournament. Having reached that goal, the eighth-seeded Jets were unable to advance farther, as the ninth-seeded Salem High School defeated...

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Obituaries 06-13-2018

June 15, 2018
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Joyce Maria Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Joyce M. (Masciulli) Maria of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at home on June 8 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. The beloved wife of William Maria, she was the loving daughter of Edith (Carbone) and the late Ralph...

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