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Hubway Holds Community Workshop

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds With the city planning to bring up to 10 new Hubway stations to Eastie by the fall, Boston Transportation Department’s Kim Foltz led a community workshop last Thursday at the East Boston Branch Library to begin getting ideas on where in the neighborhood the bike docking stations should be placed. At...

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Work Begins on Eastie Electronic Tolling

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds MassDOT has begun work on infrastructure for two vertical gantry supports on the East Boston sides of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels as the state transportation agency moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET). Work began last week and will continue during off-peak hours during the next several days with gantries...

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Be Sure to Take Part in Eastie Week

July 8, 2016
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On Thursday, the Boston Harbor Association, East Boston Main Streets and the Chamber with help from other partners will kick off Eastie Week 2016. From July 7 to July 12 all that Eastie has to offer will be on display for all to see. This is an important event because the six days of...

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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Josephine Milano Of East Boston Josephine A. Milano of Sumner Street, East Boston passed away at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on June 28. She was 98 years old. Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Carmella (DiPaulo) and Paul Scopa, she was the devoted wife of the...

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Father Belschner Being Relocated by the Archdiocese:Community Fights to Keep Him in Eastie

July 1, 2016
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Father Belschner Being Relocated by the Archdiocese:Community Fights to Keep Him in Eastie

By John Lynds The Boston Archdiocese announced last weekend that one of East Boston’s most popular parish priests would be relocated to Dedham, causing an uproar throughout the community. Father Wayne Belschner, the head priest at Sacred Heart Parish, has become a popular fixture throughout the community as an educator, social activists, and community...

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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

July 1, 2016
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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

By John Lynds Next Wednesday the East Boston Farmers Market returns for its ninth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before.  The booths will be  at the Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. through October 19. The kick off scheduled...

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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

July 1, 2016
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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

By John Lynds A group of residents have gotten together to form a new advocacy group, The Harborkeepers, and begin cleaning East Boston’s shoreline. On a recent Saturday the group was joined by the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and 35 employees of the Boston-based law firm Dechert to clean Condor Street Overlook behind...

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Jackie Anthony,Longtime Breast Cancer Awareness Crusader,Dies at 66

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Jacalyn “Jackie” Anthony, a longtime East Boston resident who fought for nearly two decades to raise awareness for breast cancer, other cancers and women’s health in the neighborhood and beyond, has died. Mrs. Anthony succumbed to cancer after battling the disease for 18 years on Monday, June 27 surrounded by her...

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Eastie to Celebrate Ahead of 4th of July

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds While some East Bostonians will head to the Esplanade for the Boston Pops annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display, many in Eastie will forgo the huge crowds trying to get a good spot for the Pops concert. Luckily there are a few celebrations here  leading up to Independence Day...

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Hundreds Attend DND Meridian Street Library Meeting

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Cooler heads prevailed Monday night at the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) sponsored community meeting at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the future of the Meridian Street Library building. The emergency meeting was called following a contentious meeting between the designated developer, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC), and members of...

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