Editorials

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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Offical Ribbon Cutting on Greenway Set for August 21

August 13, 2014
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With the first section of the East Boston Greenway Connector open, the East Boston Greenway Council is planning an official ribbon cutting on section from Bremen Street Park to Wood Island Bay Marsh on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. This section of the Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use two...

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Kids Make a Big Splash for save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 13, 2014
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Kids Make a Big Splash for save the Harbor/Save the Bay

On Friday, August 8th, 752 youth and teens from East Boston and nine other youth groups from Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding communities took part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Kids Beach Bash and Splash at the BCYF Curley Recreation Center at M Street Beach in South Boston. Among the groups participating...

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Support Eastie Fire Victims and Revere Tornado Victims

August 8, 2014
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Eastie residents have been very generous all week supporting the victims of last week’s fire on Sumner and Webster Streets but more can be done. The Tylers are turning their one year anniversary of the Maverick Market Place into a fundraiser for the victims on August 9 and 10. Residents can also donate money...

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