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Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Obituaries 01-13-2016

January 20, 2016
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Philomena Giardina Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Philomena “Auntie Fannie” (Gentile) Giardina of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, January 10. She was 96 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Gaetano “Uncle Guy” Giardina; loving aunt of Maria Longo and her husband, Phillip, Michael Gentile and...

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Swearing In

January 7, 2016
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Swearing In

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during a...

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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

January 7, 2016
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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

Suffolk University and its student-athletes, in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, have teamed-up to launch a new program aimed at mentoring and impacting the lives of students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston. “Suffolk University is deeply committed to the East Boston neighborhood, especially its young people,”...

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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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Letter to the Editor

January 7, 2016
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Congratulations to our city leaders We congratulate our esteemed city councillors, including Eastie’s own Sal LaMattina, who were inaugurated for two-year terms during an impressive ceremony Monday at Boston City Hall. LaMattina, who has served our community with distinction for the past eight years, will be joining some new colleagues on the Boston City...

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Obituaries 01-06-2016

January 7, 2016
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Vasilios Anthopoulos Of Winthrop, formerly of Greece Vasilios Anthopoulos, a long time resident of Winthrop, formerly of Greece, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon,  January 2. He was the beloved husband for over 56 loving years to Melpomeni (Papadopoulos); devoted father of  Sophie Vessiropoulos and her husband, Antonis, Harry Anthopoulos and his wife, Marianna...

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Mary Ellen Welch, Woman of the Year

December 31, 2015
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Mary Ellen Welch, Woman of the Year

For more than a half century East Boston’s Mary Ellen Welch has been the steward of social, political and environmental activism in the neighborhood. Welch, a longtime community activist and educator, has sought to house the poor, improve the air quality in Eastie and helped bring a neighborhood with the least amount of open...

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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Man of the Year

December 31, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Man of the Year

When Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced he would resign from office in January sent a shock wave through East Boston as the community felt they were losing a very effective political leader and advocate on Beacon Hill. For 17 years Petruccelli represented the community, first as a State Representative and later as a State Senator,...

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Three Arraigned in Connection with Christmas Day Break-In

December 31, 2015
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Lawyers for the three Lynn men charged with a home invasion on Christmas Day on Saratoga Street in East Boston are claiming the whole thing was a misunderstanding and one of the defendants was simply trying to retrieve a cell phone that he had left behind at the residence. Francisco Ramirez, 33, Jose Ventura,...

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