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DeFronzo and Moreno Hired to Lead PPSC

April 7, 2017
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DeFronzo and Moreno Hired to Lead PPSC

By John Lynds One month ago it looked as though Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was heading for closure. However, the community stepped up, raised money for the cash-strapped community sailing program and last week the PPSC board announced the center’s sailing boats would be in the water and youth and adults programs would...

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ISD to Launch New Pilot Program in Eastie

April 7, 2017
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ISD to Launch New Pilot Program in Eastie

By John Lynds Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher announced that East Boston has been picked as one of three neighborhoods to take part in a new city initiative. Christopher announced at Monday night’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) that Eastie will take part in the city’s Additional Swelling Unit (ADU) pilot...

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Suffolk Downs Sale Approved by MGC

April 7, 2017
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Suffolk Downs Sale Approved by MGC

By John Lynds The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the sale of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston last Thursday during its monthly meeting. The approval from the MGC was needed so the owners of Suffolk Downs, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC, could continue simulcasting races after selling the property to developer, HYM. Sterling...

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Madaro Urges MBTA to Fund Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector

April 7, 2017
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By John Lynds As the MBTA begins revising and updating its Capital Investment Plan (CIP) and the State Transportation Investment Program (STIP), State Representative Adrian Madaro gave testimony last week urging the ‘T’ to incorporate the Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector,  a major transportation initiative promised years ago to the East Boston community as part of Big...

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Thank You, Pierpac

April 7, 2017
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There are few activities for East Boston youth in the summer months that are more superb than the sailing program conducted by the Piers Park Sailing Center.  For more than 20 years, this program has had children out on the water learning how to sail. However, the last few years have been a struggle...

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Make It Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...

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Magic Win EBYBL Championship

April 7, 2017
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The Magic won the 2017 EBYBL Championship beating the Warriors 20 to 14. Coaches Mario Santos and Anthony Holman were very pleased with the play of their team. It was truly a team effort. Jaden Marshall was high scorer. Amaya Yarde and Brooklyn Cartegena rebounded well against the taller Warrior team lead by Adoni...

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Obituaries 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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Gail Bernice Sweezey Retired Registered Nurse Gail Bernice (Stewart) Sweezey passed away on March 24 surrounded by her family. She was 70 years old. Gail was born on December 13, 1946 in Everett to the late Robert Joseph   Stewart  and  Alice   Bernice   Stewart.   She   was   a   proud graduate of University of Massachusetts in Boston...

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Demolition Begins on Orient Heights Housing Development

March 31, 2017
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Demolition Begins on Orient Heights Housing Development

By John Lynds The long-awaited project to overhaul East Boston’s largest public housing development is one step closer to reality. Construction crews began demolition on the aging Orient Heights Housing Development, a place that has part of East Boston’s landscape for over a half a century. In December the Boston Housing Authority, East Boston...

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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

March 31, 2017
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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

By John Lynds The corner of Bennington and Wally Streets has long been the historic start of the Columbus Day Parade in East Boston. So it was fitting last Thursday that the triangular island at the intersection was named after the man that organized the biannual parade for the past 25 years. Mayor Martin...

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