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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED THE SHAMROCK SPLASH Dear Editor The Revere Beach Partnership is most grateful to all of the plungers and spectators who came to Revere Beach on March 5th to support us at our fund raising event, The Shamrock Splash. This fundraiser benefits the non-profit “Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.” The...

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Girls Invited to Take Part in Sports Festival in April

March 17, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The four-day event will take place April 18 to April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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Obituaries 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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Giovannina ‘Jennie’ Chiello Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Giovannina “Jennie” Chiello of Birchwood Avenue, Peabody passed away at home on March 10 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Santa (Petitto) and Giovanni Fallica, she was a longtime resident of East Boston...

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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

March 10, 2017
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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

The winners and the Judges: 3rd place winner Bryan Venegas, 2nd place Bryan Toro, 1st place Lilian Miranda, Judge MaryBeth Hamway, and Judge Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini. Back: Judges Maria Mazzarella, Principal Kristen Goncalves, Jessica Vazquez and Rosalee Petralia.

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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

March 10, 2017
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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

East Boston resident Darice Maghsoudi works on her painting at last Friday night’s Salesian Boys & Girls Club ‘Paint Party’ fundraiser to support Boys & Girls Club programs. Maghsoudi was one of over 200 people that participated in the fundraising event.

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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

March 10, 2017
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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

By John Lynds Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, one of East Boston most beloved and colorful barbers, has died. Mr. Gerardi, affectionately known throughout the neighborhood as ‘Iggy’ passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5 while on vacation in Brazil. He was 58 years old. For close to four decades Iggy brought joy, happiness and friendship...

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ICA to Expand to Eastie by 2018

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week’s major announcement that Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is planning an expansion on East Boston’s waterfront was met with great excitement in the neighborhood. The ICA plans to renovate a condemned industrial warehouse at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street across from KO Pies into a...

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Local Ward Democratic Committee Holds Caucus

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds On Saturday morning at the Mario Umana Academy, the Ward I Democratic Committee held a caucus to elect delegates to the state convention. The caucus included Eastie registered Democrats as well as a special visit by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the...

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Suffolk Downs Close to a Sale?

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...

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