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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Sports 06-07-2017

June 9, 2017
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East Boston Jets fall 7-5 in MIAA playoffs After an 18-2 regular season that landed them the No. 4 seed in the 20-team MIAA Division 3 North post-season playoffs, the East Boston Jets ran into a Big Blue buzzsaw and saw their season come to an end in a 7-5 loss to Swampscott Saturday,...

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Obituaries 06-07-2017

June 9, 2017
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Jaquelin ‘Jackie’ Favale Formerly of East Boston Jacquelin  “Jackie” (Skinner)  Favale of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, May 30. She was 87 years old. She was the former wife of the late Frank V. Favale, the loving mother of Michael F. Favale of Florida and Frank Favale and his wife,...

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Memorial Day Observances

June 3, 2017
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Memorial Day Observances

A Vietnam Veteran solemnly looks at his fallen brothers-in-arms at the Vietnam War Memorial.

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Salesian Breakfast

June 3, 2017
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Salesian Breakfast

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena, former State Representative Carlo Basile and Governor Charlie Baker were all at the Salesian Breakfast on last Thursday . The annual fundraiser was held at the Salesian Club and was well attended.

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Suffolk Downs’ New Owner Lays Out Development Plans

June 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien’s development firm HYM announced it has closed on its purchase of Suffolk Downs last Friday. O’Brien’s firm, who has made a name for itself as the developer of several mixed use development projects at North Point in Cambridge, the Government Center Garage Bullfinch...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Eastie Boys Track Team Wins City Title

June 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School boys track team bested 13 other teams to take first place in the Boston City Championships at White Stadium. Coach John Parziale’s Jets scored 124 points to handily outdistance second-place finisher Latin Academy who had 81 points. “We placed in just about every event,” said Parziale....

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Obituaries 05-31-2017

June 3, 2017
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Vittorio Verde Of East Boston Vittorio Verde of East Boston died peacefully on May 25. He was he devoted husband of  Assunta (Gregorio)Verde; devoted father of Antonietta  Chisari and her husband, Antonio of Reading and Carmine Verde of East Boston; dear brother of Lisa, Filomena, Geraldo and the late Giovanni, Peppo, Carmine and Vincenzo; cherished grandfather of Christina, Angela and...

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Wounded Veterans Ride

May 26, 2017
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Wounded Veterans Ride

Revere firefighter Eddie Steriti helps attach a American flag between Fire Truck Ladders from the Revere and Everett Fire Departments at Brown Circle as part of the Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Run this past Sunday, May 21. Afterward, at Suffolk Downs, a ceremony honoring wounded veterans took place with thousands observing. Here, State Secretary of...

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