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More Substance Counselors are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Gregory Hannon Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Gregory T. Hannon of Callaway, Florida died at the Bay Medical Center Covenant Hospice Center in Panama City, Florida on January 4 after a short battle with heart disease. He was 65 years old. Mr. Hannon was a son of the late Robert J. and Ruth...

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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

February 9, 2015
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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

Digging out–yet again. An East Boston resident tries his best to remove snow Monday after a significant storm that dumped another foot of snow on the Hub. This was the second major storm in less than a week to blanket Boston with snow–leaving residents to dream of an early spring.

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Shared Economy, AirBNB, Pits Innovation Versus Regulation in Neighborhoods

February 9, 2015
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Eastie’s Charlie Livingston was going about a normal workday last fall when he suddenly got a shocking call from his neighbor. “There’s some guys in your backyard with suitcases looking around and speaking what I think is German,” the neighbor told him. “It was about 2:35 p.m. and my neighbor called and he’s telling...

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More Snow

February 9, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast. What we noticed from the...

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Congratulations New England Patriots

February 9, 2015
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In what is being called the best Super Bowl in history – at least from a New England Patriots fan’s viewpoint – the hometown team captured its fourth Vince Lombardi Championship Trophy with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Seattle. We’ve been fortunate over the last 15 years to watch the greatest quarterback (Tom Brady),...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should Be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s hotel tax. The bill makes...

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Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many. It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money that...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2015
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Proud to call East Boston home Dear Editor: When deciding to buy my first home in 2010, I chose East Boston.  While this may make me a relative newcomer, I am so proud to call East Boston my home.  On March 3, we’ll elect our next State Representative – a person who will have...

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Obituaries 02-04-2015

February 9, 2015
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Emilia DiFeo Of East Boston Emilia (Grosso) DiFeo of East Boston died on January 27. She was in her 104th year. The beloved wife of the late Antonio DiFeo, she was the loving mother of Salvatore DiFeo and his wife, Aida of Argentina, Carmine DiFeo and his wife, Ann of East Boston, Michela Natale...

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