Editorials

Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2014
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Thank you to the residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Congratulations EBNHC

November 19, 2014
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The Boston Globe’s recent recognition of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts is a well-deserved tribute to an organization that serves the people of our community so well. Indeed, it is apparent that the widely-acknowledged high level of service provided by the EBNHC to its clients is directly proportional to...

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Generous Donations on Thanksgiving

November 19, 2014
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There are two stories in this week’s East Boston Times Free Press about generous donations helping out East Boston families during the Thanksgiving holiday. One is East Boston YMCA and the Stop & Shop Turkey Express in which that well-known supermarket company donated 250 turkeys to families for their enjoyment on Thanksgiving. This is...

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Zumix, Eastie Now and EBHS Bring BSO Here

November 19, 2014
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 EASTIE NOW, a local business that focuses on non-profit and small business administration in the neighborhood teamed up with Zumix and East Boston High School to bring the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for a special performance at the high school. Six-hundred people attended the free concert on Sunday, November 9 that included the BSO’s...

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Basile and Volunteers Prepare to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19, 2014
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Again this year, Representative Carlo Basile and a team of volunteers are stepping up to make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in East Boston. Basile and a group of friends, family and an army of volunteers from across the neighborhood will provide a full Thanksgiving meal...

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Congratulations Rep. Basile

November 18, 2014
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We congratulate State Representative Carlo Basile on his victory in the Nov. 4 election. East Boston voters gave Rep. Basile a solid victory against a well-known opponent, Celeste Ribeiro Myers. The fact is that Carlo Basile has been a very effective legislator, working hard in his seven years in office representing the best interests...

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A Successful Season for East Boston Boys Soccer

November 18, 2014
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East Boston boys soccer coach Lorenzo Di Benedetto has built one of the best programs in the city and his 2014 team will be remembered as one of the school’s all-time best. The team is a champion in every sense – the Jets captured both the division title and city championship. His players brought...

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Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...

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Stop & Shop to Deliver 250 turkeys to YMCA Nov. 13

November 18, 2014
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Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and one of 16 across the Northeast. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, Stop &...

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Baker has Strong Showing in Eastie

November 18, 2014
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Governor-elect Charlie Baker held his own against Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold of East Boston during last week’s state General Election for governor. Baker received 600 more votes this time around from Eastie voters than he did during his failed attempt in 2010 against Gov. Deval Patrick. Baker beat Coakley statewide...

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