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Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 21, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina, the Eastie Pride Day Committee and all the volunteers and donors that made the 25th Anniversary of this yearly neighborhood event such a great success deserve a big pat on the back. This year’s Eastie Pride Day drew one of the biggest crowds with thousands of residents and former residents...

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Obituaries 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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Ida Poto Retired Seamstress Ida F. ( Scannapieco ) Poto of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on August 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital  surrounded by her family. She was in her 98th year. Ida, who was employed as a seamstress for Picariello and Singer and the Lanza Mills, was born in East...

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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

August 14, 2013
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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

This weekend, residents in East Boston will be celebrating Eastie Pride.  This event that started 25 years ago to bring a neighborhood together was the idea of  present City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who was the  community liaison with the Ray Flynn administration in 1988.  Today, this event has grown from humble beginnings attended by...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 14, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...

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Thank You, Massport

August 14, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...

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Obituaries 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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Charles Ingersoll Of Winthrop Charles G. Ingersoll of Winthrop died on August 7. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Sarno), devoted father of Charles Ingersoll of Melrose, David Ingersoll of Saugus, Mark Ingersoll of Saugus and step father of Kim Elaine Zirpolo of California, dear brother of  William Ingersoll of Randolph, Richard Ingersoll of...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Our Little Oases: Congratulations to Garden Contest Winners

August 7, 2013
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Living in the city is  a challenge for gardeners, whose garden space typically consists of roof decks or small plots that usually have  more concrete than earth.  So we cherish our open spaces and continually fight to take back any land that can be turned into a green, open space where anyone can go...

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Diamond Girls Are Enjoying a Successful Softball Season

August 7, 2013
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The Diamond Girls softball team, consisting of local players age 13 and under, is competing in the Middlesex Softball League against teams from area communities. Head coach Bob Gilbride and assistant coaches  Daryl Martin, and Miguel Mariner are the leaders of the Diamond Girls team. The team plays two games a week including a...

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Obituaries 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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Antoinetta ‘Dolly’ Mercurio Housewife Antoinetta (Lepore) Mercurio of East Boston passed away August 3. She was 95 years old. A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late William “Puggy” Mercurio with whom she shared 75 years of marriage; devoted and loving mother of Elizabeth Furkart of Florida and her late husband, Paul,...

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