Editorials

Development at Suffolk Downs

September 20, 2014
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The long-awaited decision from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has come and Everett is the winner.  What seemed like an incredible long shot when Everett’s Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Steve Wynn was looking at a site in Everett back in December 2012 for a hotel-casino now is just a small step from reality....

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ZUMIX 5K Road Race is Set for this Weekend

September 20, 2014
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This weekend Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, will hold its 4th Annual Run 2 the Beat 5K Road Race. At 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21 runners will take off from Piers Park at 108 Marginal Street and the flat and fast racecourse take the runners through Eastie’s incredible...

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Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations

September 11, 2014
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Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action Group have advocated for a de-industrialization of heavy industry and freight forwarding operations on the Creek side of the highway which is the main thoroughfare...

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Mayra Cuevas Named Principal of New Eastie School

September 11, 2014
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Life has come full circle for Mayra Cuevas. As a young student growing up in East Boston, Cuevas attended the Dante Alighieri Elementary School, graduated from East Boston High and still makes Eastie her home. This year, Cuevas has returned as principal at the Alighieri to head up the school’s new Montessori model. Last...

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White St. Developers Take a Deferral Until Next Zba Hearing

September 3, 2014
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With only five out of seven board members presiding over Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the developers of 100-102 White St. decided to take a deferral on the project until the next ZBA hearing. The developer would have needed a unanimous vote from the five board members to get the project passed. A...

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Celebrating Labor Day

August 26, 2014
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The United States of America will celebrate the federal Labor Day holiday this Monday, Sept. 1. President Grover Cleveland first established it as an official holiday in 1894 to recognize the contributions of workers. Local residents will mark the holiday with backyard barbecues and other events as Labor Day has come to signal the...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (Time flies) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid...

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City’s Veterans Commissioner Weds Jennifer Siegler

August 25, 2014
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Boston’s Commissioner of Veterans’ Service Department Francisco Urena and Jennifer Siegler were married on Friday, August 15th in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The wedding was held at the Codman Estate, a historic home built in the 1700s. Urena and Siegler met when Siegler was a loan officer for Santander Bank and Urena was seeking a loan...

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Zumix to Host 5K Race – Run 2 the Beat

August 25, 2014
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East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in Piers Park at 108 Marginal...

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Charlie the Locksmith

August 13, 2014
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For nearly three decades Luciano “Charlie” Lopresto was the go to guy in East Boston if you were locked out of your house, needed a lock fixed or needed keys made to fit a lock. Mr. Lopresto died on August 5. Known locally as Charlie the Locksmith, Mr. Lopresto owned and operated the Charlie...

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