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Eastie Schools to Receive Art Grant

June 24, 2016
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Five East Boston schools will share in $680,000 in grants for art expansion. The schools in Eastie are among elementary, middle and high schools and 34 arts partners to continue to expand arts learning opportunities in schools, and to nonprofit arts organizations to provide professional development for BPS arts teachers. EdVestors, an urban education...

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When We Needed It Most,The World Came to Orlando’s Aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our City remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our City...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Judge John Ligotti

June 24, 2016
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Although it has been more than 40 years since John Ligotti served as the Clerk Magistrate of the East Boston District Court, there are many residents of this area who still recall a man who helped so many individuals and families during a period in their lives when they were in crisis. As a...

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Obituaries 06-22-2016

June 24, 2016
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Anthony Pacitta Lifelong East Boston resident Anthony Pacitta, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully at the Don Orione Home. He was 81 years old. He was the son the late Anthony and Louise Pacitta; devoted father of Debbie; loving brother to Robert and his wife, Kathy Pacitta; uncle to Craig and...

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EBHS Prom

June 17, 2016
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EBHS Prom

Marianna Medina, Angelia Molina, and Mellisa Ruiz looking elegant in their gowns at the East Boston High School Prom at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor on Thursday, June 9.

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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands,Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

June 17, 2016
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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands,Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Council President Michelle Wu traveled this week to the Netherlands and Denmark to attend a conference sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. The GRC, a group made up of leaders of Boston’s...

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Eastie Holds ‘Walk for Peace’ to Address Violence

June 17, 2016
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Eastie Holds ‘Walk for Peace’ to Address Violence

By John Lynds With an uptick in shootings in and around Maverick Landing, the community again joined the Boston Police Department’s top brass to hold a ‘Walk for Peace:’ in the neighborhood Monday night. The walk also focused on the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub...

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Sen Boncore Secures Funding for EBNHC:Money to Combat Opioid Abuse

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds After being sworn in on Thursday, May 18, East Boston Senator Joseph Boncore has hit the ground running. Boncore, who won the seat during a special election to replace former Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, was able to secure funding to battle opioid abuse in the district, voted to supported the Fair Share...

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East Boston Celebrates Gay Pride Week With Piers Park Flag Raising Ceremony

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds In light of the Orlando terrorist attack that targeted members of Florida’s gay community and left 49 innocent victims dead, East Boston’s Todd Antonellis’s speech about his struggles as a gay man in Boston seems more significant and poignant in lieu of the events in Florida last weekend. Antonellis was this...

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