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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

October 1, 2016
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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

By John Lynds Recovery Thoughts, a non-profit that helps addicts get into recovery and stay in recovery, held a Narcan training program at the Marty Pino Community Center in Orient Heights last Wednesday night. The opiate overdose reversal medication commonly known as Narcan, which reverses the effects of a heroin overdose, is carried by...

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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

October 1, 2016
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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

By John Lynds Last week the Celebrity Series of Boston delivered East Boston’s three street pianos as part of artist Luke Jerram’s popular art installment, Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Boston. After local artists  J. Felipe Aguirre, a.k.a. Phil Hoa, Jeannette Staley and Sara Begin decorated Street Pianos,  the three pianos were dropped...

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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

October 1, 2016
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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

By John Lynds Frank Durante, a man who epitomized civic engagement as a member of numerous East Boston clubs for decades, has died. Mr. Durante, a regular fixture and one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood, died peacefully on Monday, September 26. He was 89 years old. Whether it was a Kiwanis...

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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 1, 2016
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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

By John Lynds At the Crossroads Family Shelter’s annual legislative breakfast last Thursday, two residents of the transitional shelter for homeless families gave emotaional testimony in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials. The  residents and other housing advocates were at Crossroads to lobby elected officials like Senator Joseph...

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Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2016
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Correcting some misstatements To the Editor, I am writing to correct some misstatements of fact in the lead article of the East Boston Times on Sept. 21. Massport is not currently constructing three gates that were previously permitted. The project that is underway will make three existing gates in Terminal E available to a...

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The Terrible Toll Of Addiction

October 1, 2016
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There are probably very few of us who have not been personally touched by the scourge of drug addiction either through family members or close friends. In many cases, the addiction lasts years between spells of sobriety and then the relapse back into the grip of addiction. In some cases, the addict overdoses and...

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Sports 09-28-2016

October 1, 2016
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A big hit on the diamond as well Former baseball star Chuck Vozzella elected to Peabody Hall of Fame East Bostonians know Chuck Vozzella well as a professional bowler and the owner of Central Park Lanes, the beloved family-run candlepin establishment on Saratoga Street. But Vozzella, who made his first appearance on Channel 5’s...

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Obituaries 09-28-2016

October 1, 2016
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Frank Durante Of East Boston Frank A. Durante of East Boston passed away on September 26. He was 89 years old. The cherished son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Doria) Durante, he was the loving brother of Marie Gulla of Florida and her late husband, Frank Gulla, Joseph Durante and his wife, Janice...

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Off to the Races

September 22, 2016
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Off to the Races

A young Eastie girl takes part in the Sober Olympics Saturday at LoPresti Park. Here she makes her way to the finish line during the sack races.

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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

September 22, 2016
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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

By John Lynds It is the second full week of school and new Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School Principal, Kristen Goncalves, is settling nicely to her new assignment. “It’s pretty great and amazing,” said Goncalves. “What I really love is the community feel of the school. We have a great staff, great parents and...

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