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ZBA Approves McClellan Highway for Medical Marijuana Site

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds Less than a month after voters in the Commonwealth voted to approve the recreational use of marijuana, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously in favor of establishing a medical marijuana facility being pitched on McClellan Highway. Newton-based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at...

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Eastie Elves Event Set for December 2

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds The 13th Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 2 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy that will be donated to a local non-profit agency....

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Eastie Documentary to be Released at Zumix December 11

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds A new documentary film by documentary filmmaker Lucus La Battaglia that some say is five decades in the making will hold a premier screening at Zumix on Sunday, December 11 at 5 p.m. at the Zumix Firehouse, 260 Sumner Street. La Battaglia’s film titled Destination: East Boston,  traces the roots of...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis: Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Rep Madaro Continues Eastie’s Elves Tradition

December 2, 2016
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We join the East Boston community in thanking State Rep. Adrian Madaro for his decision to serve as the host of the Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, continuing a tradition started by former state representative and state senator Anthony Petruccelli. The Madaro Family Charitable Fund will host the event for the first time this Friday,...

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Eastie Soars Over Southie with a 59-12 Win on Thanksgiving Day

December 2, 2016
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Meeting for the 99th time on Thanksgiving morning at White Stadium, the East Boston High football team defeated South Boston by a score of 59-12. This was Eastie’s eighth straight win against Southie on Thanksgiving Day. One senior going out in style in his last game as a Jet was Joel Pastrana who scored...

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Obituaries 11-30-2016

December 2, 2016
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Edith Abbott Third Order Franciscan member and long time health aid Edith (Ruggiero) Abbot of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 25. Edith was a Third Order Franciscan member. She worked for over 23 years for Angel’s Attic and Home Health Aid for Intercity. The beloved wife of the late William J. Abbott,...

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Curtis Guild Paint Night

November 24, 2016
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Curtis Guild Paint Night

Antonietta Brownell, parent council, with her husband, Matthew, and son, Joshua, a kindergartener, during the Curtis Guild Elementary School’s Family Paint Nite at the school on Friday, Nov. 18. The event was sponsored by Milano’s Deli and families went home with a fall foliage scene.

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Stop & Shop Again Teams Up with YMCA for Annual Turkey Express Program

November 24, 2016
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Stop & Shop Again Teams Up with YMCA for Annual Turkey Express Program

By John Lynds Some of East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop. Last Thursday at the Y, Stop & Shop kicked off its annual Turkey Express program with the donation of 250 turkeys that will feed over 700 local children and their families...

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Wingstop Officially Opens in Eastie

November 24, 2016
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Wingstop Officially Opens in Eastie

By John Lynds It was standing room only for the popular Texas-based chicken wing restaurant, Wingstop, as it officially opened its doors last Wednesday afternoon in Central Square next door to the East Boston Social Centers. “This is a good sign,” said franchise owner Laura Rebello, who co-owns the Eastie location as well as...

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