Editorials

Voters Set for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 4

October 30, 2014
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The campaigns are in their final week and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 voters will have their say in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick, has decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive come January. Candidates Charlie...

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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

October 30, 2014
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 Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exhibition extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...

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Questions and Answers with State Representative Candidates

October 30, 2014
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On Tuesday, November 4 incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) will square off against challenger    Celeste Myers (I-East Boston) for the First Suffolk District seat, which covers the 14 precincts in East Boston. This week the East Boston Times submitted a Q&A to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the...

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Community Groups are an Asset to the City At-Large

October 23, 2014
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We in East Boston are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer  groups such as the Orients Heights Neighborhood Council, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the Eagle Hill Civic Association working hard for the best interests of our entire community. The members of these organizations are proud East Boston residents who are always looking to improve...

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Suffolk Downs Venue for Hospital Fundraiser

October 23, 2014
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Potentialy one of the last parties at Suffolk Downs will take place this Saturday night, Oct. 25, and will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital via the NHL Alumni Pro-Am Kick Off for 2015. Organizer Kevin Chiles said the party goes towards raising funds to get the ‘Boston Strong’ pro-am team into the tournament that...

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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

October 23, 2014
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The City of Revere and a union representing some Suffolk Downs employees filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Thursday, with the MGC quickly firing back in saying the suit was simply the result of “sorely disappointed” folks who did not get a casino license. The MGC had rejected a similar...

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Jeffries Point Association Votes to Support EBK Proposal

October 23, 2014
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 41-3 in favor of allowing owner of East Boston Kitchen (EBK) Rob Sarno to apply for a beer, wine and cordials license at the popular Sumner Street restaurant. “We are continuing to expand and we feel offering beer and wine with many of our menu items would...

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East Boston’s 2014 Columbus Day Parade Committee Deserves Kudos

October 15, 2014
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We want to give a much-deserved “Thank You” to general chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini, civic chairman Joseph L. Ruggiero, parade coordinator William “Bill” Chisholm, secretary Rosalie Petralia and the entire Columbus Day Celebration committee who organized the parade and all the events in conjunction with the observance of this holiday marking Christopher Columbus’s discovery...

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Theodore Lyman School Could Be Placed On National Register of Historic Places

October 15, 2014
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Theodore Lyman School in East Boston for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination for the former school, which was converted into affordable senior housing in the 1980s, will be submitted to the National Register...

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Columbus Day Parade a Great Event

October 13, 2014
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The 2014 Columbus Day Celebration and Parade is all set for this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 and General Chairman Albert “Buddy” Mangini and his organizing committee have planned a superb event for the enjoyment of our residents. The parade honoring Christopher Columbus on the anniversary of his arrival in the Americas is always a...

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