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Candidates Head into the Final Stretch

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds With the municipal election set for next Tuesday, Nov. 7 candidates for District 1 City Council and Mayor of Boston are making final preparations for what is sure to be an exciting election day. As of today, the Election Day forecast suggests a slight chance of rain but relatively warm election...

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HYM Holds First Abutters Meeting Regarding Suffolk Downs

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien held what he said was the first in a series of abutters meetings with neighbors of Suffolk Downs Racetrack Monday night at the Don Orione Shrine.  O’Brien and his partners recently purchased the 161-acre racetrack, and is planning a large, mixed, use development on...

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Mural on Greenway to Feature Eastie Grandmothers

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds The city’s Director of the Mayor’s Mural Crew Heidi Schork revealed some of the panels that will part of an upcoming mural down at the East Boston Greenway. Schork and the Mural Crew recently finished one mural in Eastie on Paris Street side of Dr. Dental that featured immigrants CarmelloScire and...

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Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises 15K though Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

November 3, 2017
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Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar check from Kelly Auto Group. Kelly Auto Group with locations in Lynnfield, Beverly and Danvers, MA, who recently became aware of the storied 24 karat gold plated motorcycle...

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City Picks East Boston CDC as Hess Site Developer

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last October, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) named the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) as the tentative designated developer of the Hess Site on Condor Street. The CDC beat out two other proposals, a renewable recycling facility, and a climate controlled greenhouse that would provide the Boston area...

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Excel Academy Partners with Teach for America, Fundación MAPFRE

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week Excel Academy Charter School staff joined Teach for America and Fundación MAPFRE to distribute school supplies to students as part of a new partnership between the school and the two agencies. Aside from the school supply distribution last week, the partnership between Excel, Fundación MAPFRE and Teach for America...

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Attorney General Maura Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards

November 3, 2017
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Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7th. “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the district,”...

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Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical

November 3, 2017
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By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms claimed lives, flooded our coastline, and caused major damage...

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Building A Future For All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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Fond memories Dear Editor:, The news that Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira’s passing brought back memories to me of the early 1980s when I was a writer on the East Boston Community News when I was still residing in Charlestown. I remember the newspaper office just outside Maverick Square across from the bank building on Meridian Street....

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