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Logan IAG Holds Final Meeting,Mitigation Package Forthcoming

August 5, 2016
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By John Lynds When Massport first began meeting with the neighborhood during a series of community meetings to begin discussing Logan’s Terminal E expansion project, many in the neighborhood became alarmed and confused over how the process would play out. Some residents perceived the project as further Logan Airport expansion that would cause further...

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Mark and Joel Katz Receive NETSA College Scholarships

August 5, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) has announced that two of their scholarship recipients are Mark and Joel Katz, sons of Bob and Roberta Katz. Bob Katz has been the owner and operator of Nu-Tread Tire and Auto Service Center in East Boston for many years. Joel Katz, also...

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East Boston As Deer Island?

August 5, 2016
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John Vitagliano, Former Boston Transportation Commissioner Two years ago I participated with my Winthrop neighbors in vigorously opposing a proposal by the MWRA to utilize the Deer Island Treatment Plant as a major facility to process vast amounts of discarded food wastes (garbage) and other waste materials from the entire city of Boston and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2016
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Dangers of tethering Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of the...

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Honoring the Aloisis:Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 5, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Obituaries 08-03-2016

August 5, 2016
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James ‘Jimmy’ Todisco Of East Boston James “Jimmy” Todisco of East Boston died on July 27 at the age of 40. He was the cherished son of Rita (Cogswell) Todisco  and the late William of East Boston; dear brother of Billy Todisco of Chelsea, Stevie Todisco of Winthrop, Bobby Todisco of Revere, John Todisco  of East Boston,...

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Fire Guts Two Homes Friday,Threatens Santarpio’s Pizza

July 30, 2016
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Fire Guts Two Homes Friday,Threatens Santarpio’s Pizza

By John Lynds A massive inferno broke out Friday evening on Chelsea Street that destroyed two homes and damaged the 113-year-old famed East Boston pizzeria, Santarpio’s Pizza. The call came in Friday just before 7:30 p.m. for a fire at 107-109 Chelsea St., an attached building with two, three family homes on either side....

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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

July 30, 2016
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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

By John Lynds The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the subtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

July 30, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

By John Lynds After a citywide search calling on local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston, the organization that brought the popular street piano program to Boston last year announced two Eastie partners. The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library will...

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BRA Approves 202 Maverick St Condo Project

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. While the two community groups with jurisdiction over Maverick Street were split on the project with the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voting in...

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