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DA Conley’s 7th Basketball Tourney Makes the Grade at UMass Boston

May 6, 2015
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Kids and teens from across Boston and Revere came together at UMass Boston last Wednesday, April 22, with prosecutors, victim advocates, and celebrity coaches – including the Independent News Group’s editor Cary Shuman – at District Attorney Dan Conley’s seventh annual Basketball for Peace tournament. “So many times when we hear about violent crime...

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Obituaries 04-29-2015

May 6, 2015
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William ‘Willy’ Gleeson,III Auto Mechanic for Phil Romano Trucking William J. “Willy” Gleeson, III passed away unexpectedly in East Boston on April 26. Born and raised in East Boston, Will attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of Madison Park Vocational & Technical High School, Class of 2009. Shortly after graduating, Willy began...

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Put Me in Coach .. I’m Ready to Play

April 23, 2015
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Put Me in Coach .. I’m Ready to Play

Justin Londono of the East Boston Little League Red Sox took a few moments to play ball with himself before heading over to his team to take a team photo last Saturday, April 18, at Noyes Park. Kids, coaches and League supporters from all over the neighborhood turned out to kick off the Opening Day...

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Rep.Madaro Seeks Money for Eastie From the State

April 23, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro filed three crucial budget amendments during his first full week in office. The amendments dedicate nearly $300,000 to East Boston to improve public safety at Constitution Beach, increase resources to address substance abuse in East Boston, and supports Project Bread’s local farming initiative. The House Budget process is one of...

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East Boston High School Baseball off to a Strong Start

April 23, 2015
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The East Boston High School baseball team, under the direction of head coach Cory Giberti, is off to a strong start, winning five of its first seven games. The Jets are 5-0 against Boston City League opponents, besting Latin Academy, Madison Park, Boston International, O’Bryant, and New Mission. The losses are to Malden and...

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Obituaries 04-22-2015

April 23, 2015
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Anthony Giovanniello Of East Boston Anthony Giovanniello of East Boston died on April 11. He was 64 years old. A past employee for over 35 years of the City of Boston DPW and Past Vice President AFSCME, he was the devoted son of the late Amilio and Josephine (Polignone) Giovanniello; dear brother of Rocco...

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Madaro Sworn in as Eastie’s State Rep.

April 21, 2015
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Madaro Sworn in as Eastie’s State Rep.

Adrian Madaro officially became East Boston’s state representative at a swearing-in ceremony April 8 at the House Chambers in the Statehouse. Governor Charlie Baker administered the oaths of office to Rep. Madaro and Rep. Hannah Kane, who were each elected to their positions March 31. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo hosted a...

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Appreciation Colm Bohill:Beloved Member of the Independent Newspaper Group

April 21, 2015
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There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...

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Sports 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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EB Roundup Eastie track teams fall to Latin Academy in openers The East Boston High School boys and girls outdoor track teams fell to Boston Latin Academy in their season openers Monday at White Stadium. Joel Pastrana, a key player for last fall’s East Boston football team, provided a highlighting by winning the 100...

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Obituaries 04-15-2015

April 21, 2015
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Obituaries 04-15-2015

Arthur ‘Artie’ Smith, Jr. Life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club Arthur “Artie” J. Smith, Jr. of East Boston died on April 13. He was 75 years old. Artie, who was a life long member of Jeffries Point Yacht Club, was the beloved husband of Janice Florentine; loving father of Tracey, Colleen, Kathleen...

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