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Obituaries 09-07-2016

September 8, 2016
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Claire Cataldo Devoted daughter, sister and mother      Claire ( Napolitano) Cataldo of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of the West End of Boston, passed away August 28 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 97 years old. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Cataldo, she was  devoted daughter, sister and...

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Chance of A Lifetime

September 1, 2016
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Chance of A Lifetime

Four Zumix music students recently got a chance of a lifetime. These four young and talented musicians were chosen by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to help write an original piece of music that they will perform alongside the full orchestra at the Boston Hatch Shell this month. Angelina Botticelli, Justin Garcia, Sebastian Jaramillo and...

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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

September 1, 2016
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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

By John Lynds Marie A. “Jeanette” Ferrino, the late wife of the Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino and a driving force in many East Boston organizations and social clubs, has died. Mrs. Ferrino died at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on Saturday, August 27. She was 90 years old. There’s an old saying “behind...

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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

September 1, 2016
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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program held an informal Thank You Ceremony to express its gratitude to the local organizations and individuals who helped support it financially this year. The event was held on the final day of the program, Thursday, August 18th, at the Schoolyard on Lexington Street in East Boston. The Annual Children’s...

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Woman Helps Police in Murder Investigation

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Boston Police distributed photos of a woman walking near the scene where 18-year-old Blanca Lainez’s was murdered on June 14. The photos, captured on a security camera in the area, show a woman walking on Princeton Street on June 14 around the time investigators believe Lainez was killed....

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LaMattina, City Council Vote to Not Oppose Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds At last Wednesday’s Boston City Council Hearing City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined his colleagues in voting to not oppose the plan to place a medical marijuana dispensary on McClellan Highway in East Boston. Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address...

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EBNHC Receives HHS Grant

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will receive  $40,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest in the health center’s quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. The $40,000 EBNHC will receive is part of $3,059,677 in HHS funding to...

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Save East Boston History

September 1, 2016
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Edith G. De Angelis If you are old enough to remember “the old days” you will remember the uncontrolled growth of the airport as it gobbled up homes, businesses, parks, playgrounds, streets, three of our five islands, and, whole neighborhoods. The loss and desecration of our magnificent Wood Island Park and World War Memorial...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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School Will Be Back — Drive With Care

September 1, 2016
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2016-17 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having to deal...

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