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Youth Tackle Football Should be Banned

October 13, 2017
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We don’t pretend to be experts in anything, let alone when it comes to the topics of football, brain injuries, and proper parenting. However, just as Bob Dylan wrote, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” so too, one need not be an expert in any of those areas...

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Obituaries 10-11-2017

October 13, 2017
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Paul Bolduc Of East Boston Paul F. Bolduc of East Boston died on October 7 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Marie F. (Silva), devoted father of Adam Bolduc of East Boston, dear brother of Ralph Bolduc, Stephen Bolduc and Alan Bolduc and is also survived by many loving...

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Otis School Students Get School Supplies

October 6, 2017
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Otis School Students Get School Supplies

Students at the James Otis Elementary School got a surprise last Thursday morning from the company that makes Scotties facial tissues. Scotties teamed up with Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) to deliver much-needed school supplies and backpacks to Otis School students.

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What’s Next? Tom O’Brien Makes the Rounds,Talks Suffolk Downs Development

October 6, 2017
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What’s Next? Tom O’Brien Makes the Rounds,Talks Suffolk Downs Development

By John Lynds At back to back neighborhood community meetings, HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien downplayed earlier comments that his group’s focus at the moment is trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon to Suffolk Downs. O’Brien’s group recently purchased the 161-acre racetrack and is planning a large mixed use development on the site...

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The Race is On

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniels The North End’s Stephen Passacantilli topped the ticket in the District 1 City Council race during last Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. While Passacantilli held a narrow vote margin over challenger Lydia Edwards from East Boston after all the votes were tallied last week, his impressive showing in the North...

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Text Messages May be Key to Revere Homicide

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Text messages between former East Boston resident Andrew MacCormack and his wife Vanessa may establish a motive for her brutal slaying. Vanessa’s husband, Andrew, stands accused of killing his wife on Saturday, Sept. 23 inside of the couple’s Revere home that they bought in 2015. At his arraignment last week, Andrew...

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BPDA Hosts Meeting on Saratoga Street Project

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday night at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, the Boston Planning and Development Agency hosted a community meeting regarding the large Saratoga Street project being pitched near Noyes Park as part of the BPDA’s Article 80 review process. CB Equities Saratoga Street, LLC is planning on constructing a five-story,...

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Zumix Youths Perform with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters at Garden

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In most music circles Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is considered Rock & Roll royalty. Waters’s contribution to music through such celebrated albums like ‘Wish You Were Here”, “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” have cemented him as a progressive rock legend. Last Thursday, Waters asked twelve youth from...

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Former City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 6, 2017
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Former City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate John Connolly endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli at a Charlestown event hosted by Boston Public School (BPS) parents from across the district.  In the 2013 Mayoral Election, Connolly won both Charlestown and the North End in both the Preliminary and Final Elections. Connolly, a former teacher and past...

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Developers of Boston East Looking for Local Artwork

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Trinity Financial, who is developing the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Boston East waterfront housing project on Border Street is looking for local artists to submit their work to be showcased during the opening show of the art gallery that has been incorporated into the project. The show’s theme is...

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