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ISD Begins New Restaurant Letter Grading System

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds   East Boston restaurants will have to begin bringing their “A” game when it comes to cleanliness as Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) begins implementing its new letter grading system for food establishments here and across the city. At a community meeting last Tuesday night, ISD Commissioner William Christopher met with...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Commenting on the LIAG meeting Dear Editor: I would like to thank the East Boston Times for a great article recently on Massport’s Logan Impact Advisory Group (LIAG) meeting. As the article suggested, the community was divided that night, with some supporting the LIAG package of financial commitments Massport is offering and others calling...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Obituaries 11-02-2016

November 4, 2016
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Anthony ‘Tony Tango’ Henry Produce Company worker Anthony “Tony Tango” Henry of East Boston, passed away October 31. He was 64 years old. The cherished son of Mary Tango and the late Robert Henry, he was the loving father of Sarah Henry of Leominster; dear brother of Louis Tango of East Boston and Maryellen...

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Kiwanis Annual Holiday Food Drive

October 28, 2016
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Kiwanis Annual Holiday Food Drive

Shaw’s Supermarket customers purchase canned foods, pastas, and other dried goods and drop them off at the East Boston Kiwanis table that was set up outside the exit doors as part of the Kiwanis annual holiday food drive to benefit Grace Church and the Meridian House.

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Forbes Under 30 Comes to Two Eastie Schools

October 28, 2016
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Forbes Under 30 Comes to Two Eastie Schools

By John Lynds Last Wednesday Forbes Magazine held a Service Day at several Boston Public Schools (BPS) including two schools  in East Boston. At the Donald McKay and Patrick J. Kennedy Schools young entrepreneurs from across the world engaged students to discuss how they became successful  superstars and game changers in the fields of...

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Both Cintolo and Morris Released from Hospital

October 28, 2016
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Both Cintolo and Morris Released from Hospital

By John Lynds Many are still hailing Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris’s survival and speedy recovery from a fierce gun battle two weeks ago as a miracle. Both Cintolo and Morris were critically wounded during the shootout on Gladstone Street Cintolo received gunshots to the neck, shoulder and chest while Morris received a...

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Updated,Improved Safety Gear to Police Districts

October 28, 2016
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By John Lynds One thing the shooting of Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris two weeks ago on Gladstone Street in East Boston demonstrated that Boston police  and police nationwide are facing more powerful weaponry on the streets. Over the summer, the Boston Police Union Police sent a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh and...

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