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Police Briefs 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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District 7 Officer Russo honored By John Lynds District A-7 Officer Derek Russo was recently honored by the Boston Police for apprehending an armed and dangerous suspect back in November. Russo was honored with the Commissioner’s Commendation for a violent incident that happened on November 1 on Gove Street. On that day Russo responded...

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Suffolk Downs Facility Would Work Well for Amazon

December 13, 2017
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The following statement has been issued from the HYM Investment Group, LLC, owners of the Suffolk Downs Race Track site.   Suffolk Downs is a 161-acre thoroughbred horse-racing facility located within East Boston and Revere, with approximately 109 acres of the site in East Boston, and approximately 52 acres in Revere. The racing facility...

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Confusion Shouldn’t Stop Patients from Buying Health Insurance

December 13, 2017
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By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 13, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...

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Doing Their Part

December 13, 2017
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The East Boston Savings Bank held its annual holiday auction and raised more than $75,000 to help local organizations carry out their missions. Needless to say, the social problems that many non-profits are trying to combat are just constantly increasing, as many of the programs that once provided a safety net for so many...

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Obituaries 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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Gerard Partee Retired union business agent Gerard Partee died suddenly in East Boston on December 9. Gerard was a retired business agent for the BSA – ILA with 45 years of service to the union. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie M. (Theodore), son of the late Althea (Dixon) and Henry J....

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Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

December 11, 2017
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Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

On Sunday in the newly rehabbed and reopened Central Square, Mayor Martin Walsh hosted the annual Trolley Tour and East Boston Tree Lighting. The event included Christmas Carols from Zumix, performances by the Veronica Robles Cultural Center (above), hot chocolate and other goodies as well as visit from the Santa and the Mayor. Walsh...

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JCAM Announces Rehab of Ohabei Shalom Chapel

December 11, 2017
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JCAM Announces Rehab of Ohabei Shalom Chapel

By John Lynds After a period of inactivity, the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) Charitable Foundation is doubling its efforts to restore the historic Ohabei Shalom Chapel on Wordsworth Street into the East Boston Immigration Center. JCAM Executive Director Stan Kaplan has been making the rounds at Eastie’s community groups to update residents...

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Edwards Names Colette, Evers to Office Staff

December 11, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, newly elected Boston city councilor to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End, announced the hire of two local staff members, Gabriela Coletta and Judith Evers. Coletta, a resident of East Boston, will assume the Chief of Staff position starting January 2018, and Evers will remain as liaison to her hometown...

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MS-13 Members Pleads Guilty to Teen’s Slaying

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds The story of Wilson Martinez, whose body was found on Constitution Beach the day before school was to start in September 2015, was so tragic that it stunned the tight-knit Eastie community for weeks. Friends, family and classmates all remembered 15-year-old Martinez as a good kid that was looking forward to...

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