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EBHS Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

May 19, 2017
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EBHS Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

By John Lynds For decades, East Boston High School housed a historic grand piano in the school’s auditorium and for decades the piano was used during plays, graduation ceremonies and music shows. However, over the past 20 years the grand piano fell into disrepair and needed a complete overhaul that proved to be too...

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Special Mass:St Joseph-St Lazarus Church to Celebrate 125th Anniversary Sunday

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds On Sunday, May 21 at 12 noon, St. Joseph- St. Lazarus will celebrate 125 years in the East Boston neighborhood with a special Mass performed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley followed by a reception at the Don Orione Madonna Shrine Hall. “It is with deep joy and gratitude that I celebrate with...

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Rule says Massport Must File Environmental Impact Report

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds State’s Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton ruled last week that Massport must prepare a Mandatory Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its plans to add an additional 5,000 parking spaces at Logan International Airport. “I have reviewed the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) and hereby determine that this project requires the...

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MS-13 Leader Indicted for Ordering the Murder of Two Teens in Eastie

May 19, 2017
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On September 7, 2015 the bloody body of Wilson Martinez was found by a passerby in the early morning hours near the water’s edge at Constitution Beach. The murder of the 15 year-old boy the day before high school was to start horrified the community. Four months later, just after the holidays on January...

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Schools Should Be A Place Safe from Fear

May 19, 2017
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By Naomi Zuckerman Recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrests in schools have rattled communities, prompting local leaders to speak out. While DHS guidance discourages immigration enforcement in “sensitive locations” like schools and hospitals, these invasions have many worried. If we want students to continue to view community institutions as places that help rather...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Obituaries 05-17-2017

May 19, 2017
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Helen D’Agostino Of East Boston Helen D’Agostino of East Boston died on Saturday, May 6. She was 69 years old. The beloved wife of the late Joseph D’Agostino, she was the devoted mother of Walter Wythe and his wife, Maria of Medfield, Donald Wythe of East Boston, Barbara Perez and her husband, Alex of...

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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Re-Election Bid in Eastie

May 13, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Re-Election Bid in Eastie

By John Lynds Heavy rain did not stop East Boston residents from coming out in droves to watch Mayor Martin Walsh officially kicked off his re-election for Mayor of Boston at the Don Orione Madonna Shrine last Friday night. Flanked by elected officials from city and state government, Walsh addressed the crowd of over...

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Farmer Pulls Papers for City Council Seat:Sinatra Withdraws from City Council Race

May 13, 2017
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Farmer Pulls Papers for City Council Seat:Sinatra Withdraws from City Council Race

By John Lynds Eastie resident and chair of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Margaret Farmer pulled papers last week for the City Council seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina. Farmer said as a Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association’s leader she has dealt with and understands housing, land use, and development issues at ground level and...

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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

May 13, 2017
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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

By John Lynds Last Monday, East Boston residents Justin Pasquariello began work as the new Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers. Pasquariello replaces longtime former Executive Director John Kelly who retired last month after three decades of service. Pasquariello was born and raised in Arlington to adopted parents but remained in close...

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