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Letters to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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Looking at a loophole Dear Editor: I noticed that the Boston City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states this loophole “puts the public at a huge disadvantage when trying...

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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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Obituaries 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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Steven Matarazzo, Sr. Vietnam Combat Veteran Steven A. Matarazzo, Sr.  in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 25. Steven served his country as a combat veteran in Vietnam with the United States Army. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Lupoli); father of Steven A. Matarazzo, Jr., Stacey Matarazzo-Rine and Caroline...

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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

February 28, 2017
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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

By John Lynds Last Friday, the two East Boston police officers seriously wounded during a shootout with a suspect on Gladstone Street five months ago got a chance to thank the Massachusetts General doctors that saved their lives during a special ceremony at the Russell Museum in Boston. Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris...

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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

February 28, 2017
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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

By John Lynds Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) income restricted rental lottery for five apartments located at 245 Sumner Street. The $8 million project replaced an existing warehouse with a new four-story, mixed-use building within walking distance of the Maverick MBTA Blue Line station. The project will...

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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

February 28, 2017
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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

By John Lynds Several East Boston businesses like La Sultana Bakery and the Cactus Grill took part in the nationwide protest concerning President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The ‘One Day Without Immigrants’ was held last Thursday and a half dozen Eastie businesses closed up shop in solidarity with the neighborhood and nation’s immigrant population....

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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

February 28, 2017
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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

By John Lynds Like clockwork each day, East Boston resident and World War II veteran, Rocco Telese hangs two flags off his front porch on the second floor of his Faywood Street apartment. One flag is the American Flag and the other is the United States POW Flag. For years the 92-year-old Telese has...

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Walsh Administration to Spend $3.1 Million at Noyes Park

February 28, 2017
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By John Lynds As part of the City of Boston’s three-year Capital Budget, Mayor Martin Walsh appropriated $3.1 million in spending to overhaul Noyes Park in Orient Heights. The Walsh administration will initially spend $400,000 on design this fiscal year and another $2.7 million on construction at the park following a community process. According...

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Mayor Walsh Announces New Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs for BPS

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At a February 10 press conference, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced the promotion of Dr. Makeeba McCreary of Jamaica Plain to the role of managing director and senior advisor of external affairs for BPS. In her new position, Dr. McCreary will focus on expanding...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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