Editorials

Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Local Officials Seek to Have MGC Hold off Casino Decision

July 3, 2014
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On the heels of two East Boston elected officials calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold off granting gaming licenses until after the statewide ballot question is held in November, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the growing chorus last Thursday afternoon. “Today, I will file a stay with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, requesting that...

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The SJC Ruling

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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River Revel

June 17, 2014
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East Boston residents are invited to enjoy an afternoon and early evening on our beautiful and historic waterfront at the 11th Annual Chelsea River Revel; Saturday June 21st at the Condor Street Urban Wild. The Chelsea River, better known as the Chelsea Creek, may not always bring up images of nature and beauty to...

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Support the Salesians Boys & Girls Club Thursday

June 10, 2014
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club will host its annual fundraiser and awards ceremony on Thursday (tonight), June 12 at Suffolk Downs. Tickets are still on sale and the Salesians need the community’s help and support. Fr. John Nazzaro, who grew up in Eastie and knows the neighborhood, has been running the Salesians Boys...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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The Wally Bowe Fund

May 28, 2014
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The Wally Bowe Fund would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone whose donation benefited the Salesian Boys & Girls Club.  Because of your generosity and overwhelming kindness the evening was a tremendous success, raising over 10,000.00 dollars. A Special Thanks to: Representative Carlo Basile Senator Anthony Petruccelli Councilor Sal LaMattina Jermaine Wiggins...

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Observe Memorial Day

May 20, 2014
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Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Support EBNHC’s ‘Art of Healing’ on June 5

May 13, 2014
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Last year the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) hosted an innovative fundraiser to celebrate the Health Center’s mission and the healing impact of art at its 20 Maverick Square location. Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic pieces by local artists. Some pieces were auctioned off...

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Institute Is a Success and Should Be Supported

May 7, 2014
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On Monday the inaugural class of East Boston Main Street (EBMS) Small Business Institute (SBI) convened at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on Addison Street.  A full complement of adult students, some current small business owners, others aspiring business owners, convened at 9:00 a.m. in the training facilities of the Health Center for...

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