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Standing Up for Our Values

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Obituaries 02-01-2017

February 3, 2017
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Antoinette Giardina Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Antoinette Giardina of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on January 27. The loving daughter of the late Giacomo and Josephine Giardina, she was the dear sister of James Giardina and his wife, Karen and the late Guitano, Carmello, Fannie and Francis Giardina. She is also survived by many cherished...

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Like the Wind

January 29, 2017
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Like the Wind

Joel Pastrana is a blur as he competes in the boys’ 4×200 meter relay during a meet on Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, against New Mission in the Reggie Lewis Center. The East Boston High Jets boys’ and girls’ indoor track team decidedly won the meet.

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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

January 29, 2017
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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

After a stellar 46 year career as an Catholic School educator and longtime principal of East Boston Central Catholic School, Maryann Manfredonia is saying goodbye as she sets to retire at the end of the month. Read full story in this week’s Catholic School.

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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

January 29, 2017
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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. An effort from the Walsh Administration to create jobs...

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Developers of Clippership Wharf File for Chapter 91

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project recently filed for a Chapter 91 license with the state. All waterfront projects in Massachusetts need to go through a Chapter 91 review MassDEP to ensure protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways. Specifically, the request Lend Lease...

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Licensing Board Passes BYOB Rules,Regulations

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Soon, East Boston small restaurant owners without a beer and wine license will be able to have their loyal patrons bring their own bottles. Last week the City of Boston’s Licensing Board unanimously approved rules and regulations to allow for BYOB (bring your own bottle) in Boston. In December the Boston...

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Eastie Man Arraigned for Pulling Fire Alarm at Steelers’ Hotel

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston man responsible for the early morning wakeup call at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel on Sunday morning 15 hours before the team was to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship may be a villain in Pittsburgh, but not here. Dennis Harrison, 25, of East Boston, was...

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Rising Water Levels Threat to City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

January 29, 2017
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A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the East Boston neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend to many neighborhood streets. Structures built on the waterfront will experience the same problem. While...

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