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Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2015
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Thank you NOAH To the editor,     Recently, attending the 28th annual dinner for the Neighborhood Of Affordable Housing (NOAH), I found out that in the last three months, over 143 folks who went through the organization’s first time home buyers programs are now new homeowners. I also was informed once again about the...

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Obituaries 12-30-2015

December 31, 2015
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Christopher Rudolph Zarba, Sr. Gifted composer, pianist and music educator; first conductor of the Boston Ballet Orchestra; accomplished portrait and landscape painter; lost son on 9/11 Christopher Rudolph Zarba, Sr. of Winthrop, previously of Medford and East Boston, passed away peacefully at home on December 21 at age 92 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease....

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Merry Christmas from Santa and the Kiwanis

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas from Santa and the Kiwanis

On Monday, December 21 the students at the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School on Saratoga Street got a special visit from Santa Claus, courtesy of the East Boston Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis have had a longstanding relationship with the Kennedy School and have run programs there like the Reading Buddy program. Santa handed out...

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Veteran,Don Tabbut Visits Guild Students

December 24, 2015
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Veteran,Don Tabbut Visits Guild Students

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Although it has been more than seven decades since the surprise Japanese strike on American soil at Pearl Harbor, World War II Navy veteran Don Tabbut still vividly remembers the devastating attack. On Dec. 4, Tabbut shared his story about the Dec. 7, 1941 raid to Curtis Guild...

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LaMattina,City Council Lifts BYOB Ban in Eastie

December 24, 2015
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Last week, the Boston City Council voted in favor of lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in East Boston. The bill, introduced by At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, would allow patrons to restaurants with 30 seats or less...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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