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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time for the Wrong Reasons

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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Obituaries 10-04-2017

October 6, 2017
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Elvira Nazzaro Of East Boston, formerly of North End Elvira C. (Chirichiello) Nazzaro of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on Monday, Oct/ 2 at the age of 93. She wa the beloved wife of the late Alfred Nazzaro; devoted mother of Mariecarole Lojko and her husband, Steven of Peabody,...

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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

September 29, 2017
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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

By John Lynds There were three candidates vying for the District One City Council seat, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End, but after Tuesday night’s primary there are only two remaining. East Boston’s Lydia Edwards will square off in the General Election against the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on Tuesday November...

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East Boston’s Rocco Telese Awarded Purple Heart

September 29, 2017
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East Boston’s Rocco Telese Awarded Purple Heart

By John Lynds In 1944 East Boston’s Rocco Telese was a 19-year-old soldier fighting for his life as allied forces stormed the coast of Italy. Telese was a soldier and scout for the U.S. Army infantry during the Battle of Anzio.  The battle was an pivotal moment of the Italian Campaign during World War...

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Eastie Native Arrested in Wife’s Slaying

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Like many East Bostonians Andrew MacCormack grew up in his family’s modest home on Saratoga Street in Orient Heights, attended Eastie schools and graduated from Savio Prep before it closed its doors in 2007. Andrew, or Andrew Mac as he was known, was a pretty skilled hockey player growing up, and...

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Congressman Capuano to Speak at Breakfast

September 29, 2017
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce invite East Boston resident and business owners to a networking breakfast with keynote speaker Congressman Michael Capuano.  The event will be held on Tuesday, October 10th from 7:30am-9:00am at Spinelli’s Banquet Hall located at 282 Bennington St. in East Boston. This is a...

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Plaza Undergoing Massive Rehab

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Owners of the 380 unit Shore Plaza affordable housing development on Border Street have started a massive and much needed rehabilitation. LIHC Investment Group and Weston Associates Inc. announced they are spending over $14 million to improve the aging 10 acre development’s facade, interior and open space. According to Andrew Gendron,...

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Suffolk Downs Owner says Amazon Could Be Good Fit for Racetrack

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Tom O’Brien’s group, HYM Investment Group, LLC, is all in on trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon second headquarters (HQ2) to the 161-acre Suffolk Downs property his group purchased in the spring. At a council meeting in neighboring Revere, which shares the Suffolk Downs site with East Boston, O’Brien told council members...

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And Our Flag was Still There

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Over the course of this Nation’s history the American Flag has stood for many things. In its infancy it stood for revolt against England. It stood for the possibilities of a new and better country. It stood for democracy and freedom. However, throughout the course of history the Flag has meant...

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