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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Obituaries 12-28-2016

January 4, 2017
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Hazel DiTomaso Loving mother and long time foster mother Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston Hazel M. DiTomaso of Raymond, NH, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in her sleep on December 23 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She was 90 years old. Born in Boston on October 26, 1926, the...

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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

December 23, 2016
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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

By John Lynds Central Square Project Manager Charlotte Fleetwood, representing the City of Boston Transportation Department, was on hand during a community meeting with East Boston business owners last week to give an update on the ongoing rehab project. Over the past few months Eastie business owners have become anxious over when the project...

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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

December 23, 2016
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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

By John Lynds Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth Jay Ash was the keynote speaker at East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s annual meeting last Thursday at Spinelli’s. Ash, a lifelong Democrat and former Chelsea City Manager, was Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s first cabinet secretary pick in 2014 told the crowd...

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Police Make Major Drug Bust in Eastie

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds What started off as a call eerily similar to the incident that left two East Boston police officers seriously wounded back in October, turned out to be a big win for Boston Police rather than a tragedy. Last Thursday a call reporting a man with a gun inside a Bennington Street...

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Buddy Mangini Elected Chamber President

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds Longtime East Boston Chamber of Commerce Officer and community leader Albert “Buddy” Mangini was elected as the Chamber’s new president during elections held last week. Mangini, perhaps one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood through his work with numerous civic associations, will take over the presidency from Marisa Di...

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Coppersmith Village Project Another Step Closer to Reality

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) project to transform a former industrial site in the neighborhood into a mixed use development is one step closer to becoming a reality. It was announced that NOAH closed Friday, December 16 on over $26 million of funding, allowing the 71-unit mixed-income project near...

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Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance use...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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