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Two Eastie Students Picked for the Umana Fellowship

July 19, 2017
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Two Eastie Students Picked for the Umana Fellowship

By John Lynds Williams Rodriguez and Guadalupe Pena, both heading into their junior year in high school after this summer, have been picked as this year’s Mario Umana Fellowship in Public Service. Rodriguez, a student at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, and Pena, a student at East Boston High School,...

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NOAH Holds Second Climate Ready Workshop

July 19, 2017
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NOAH Holds Second Climate Ready Workshop

By John Lynds Amphitheater-like seating on the water’s edge, community swimming pool docks, hilly lawns, a living marsh were some of the ideas that community members came up with at East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s first Climate Ready Workshop to protect the vulnerable community from sea-level rise. Last Thursday, some of these ideas...

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Eastie Murder Suspect Caught in Texas

July 19, 2017
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By John Lynds A month after 16-year-old Carlos Villatoro-Nunez’s family reported him missing,  his body was found near the Bennington Street entrance of Belle Isle Marsh on December 9, 2016. His murder was part of a string of brutal gang killings that left a half dozen teens in Eastie dead between 2015 and 2016....

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BPDA Approves Three Local Projects

July 19, 2017
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By John Lynds At last week’s Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) July meeting.  officials approved three East Boston projects that will add 161 residential units to the neighborhood. The board approved the projects at 114 Orleans St., 99 Sumner St. and 10-16 Everett Street. All three projects are in the Jeffries Point/Maverick area...

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Turning 100:EBNHC Patient Frances Resnick Celebrates a Milestone

July 19, 2017
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By John Lynds Frances Resnick is a ball of energy. She’s sharp as a tack, spunky and full of stories. Resnick loves to meet new people and loves to have conversations and later this month she will turn 100-years-old, on July 29 to be exact. “These are my golden years,” she says with a...

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Letter to the Editor

July 19, 2017
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We need to work together to solve the opioid crisis TO THE EDITOR, As a Reagan Democrat who voted for Donald Trump last November, I am not a Trumpocrat.  What his son Donald Trump Jr. did meeting with Russians who held out the idea that they had good opposition research on Hillary was pure...

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Thank You, Bob Anthony

July 19, 2017
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Bob Anthony compiled an outstanding win-and-loss record in his 17 years as the head coach of the East Boston High School ice hockey team, building the Jets into one of top teams in Boston, year in and year out. But what the parents of Eastie hockey players came to truly appreciate about Bob Anthony...

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Obituaries 07-19-2017

July 19, 2017
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Norma Iris Ayala Well known and loved by many people in East Boston and Revere Norma Iris (Torres-Miranda) Ayala of Revere, a long time resident of East Boston, passed away from a brief illness in the early morning hours of July 12, at the age of 71. Born on July 24, 1945 in Puerto...

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A Legend Retires:Bob Anthony Steps Down as Head Coach Of East Boston High School Hockey Team

July 14, 2017
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A Legend Retires:Bob Anthony Steps Down as Head Coach Of East Boston High School Hockey Team

By Cary Shuman Bob Anthony, the face of East Boston High School hockey for the past two decades, has decided to call it a career. Anthony has been the head coach of the Jets’ program for 17 seasons and was inducted in to the Massachusetts State Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2013. Anthony...

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Kayaking at Constitution Beach Underway This Week

July 14, 2017
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Kayaking at Constitution Beach Underway This Week

By John Lynds In East Boston, we have one of the nation’s cleanest beaches and harbor but as a community a majority of residents rarely use it. If you ask the average East Bostonian how often they’ve gone on a canoe, kayak or row boat the majority of people would most likely answer ‘never’...

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