Editorials

A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Lettor to The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Massport says thank you for helping in ice rescue To the East Boston and Winthrop communities: On behalf of the leadership and staff of the Massachusetts Port Authority, we wish to thank the  East Boston and Winthrop communities for helping us to conduct a successful and timely ice rescue training drill at Logan Airport...

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Okay Enough,We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid 1960s when my...

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Community News Briefs

March 18, 2015
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Evening prayer service scheduled Evening Prayer Friday, 6:30 pm. Please join us for this quiet, candle light worship. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 28 Paris Street (617) 569-6236 JPNA to meet on March 18 The next Planning and Zoning meeting for teh Jeffires Point Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday March 18 at 7 pm...

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Gutierrez Named East Boston YMCA’s New Executive Director

March 18, 2015
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The East Boston YMCA this week announced the successor of former Executive Director Joey Cuzzi. Ann-Margaret Gutierrez will fill the role of executive director of the East Boston YMCA left vacant since Cuzzi retired last year. Gutierrez will become only the third executive director at the Eastie YMCA after Cuzzi and Eastie YMCA founder...

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Adrian Madaro Wins Primary, But All of East Boston Is Victorious

March 11, 2015
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Adrian Madaro was the clear-cut winner in the Democratic primary for state representative, but all of East Boston emerged victorious because of the high quality campaigns conducted by the five candidates and the honorableness they showed after the highly competitive election March 1. Joe Ruggiero, Ed Deveau, Lou Scapicchio, and Camilo Hernandez all stopped...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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Home Town Hero  Dear Editor In a world were hero’s come from the military or the political arena, which they deserve, we can lose sight of unsung heroes who live in our community and truly live a life of under the radar of papers or notoriety.  One such hero is Irene DiMarco a little...

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Many Homeowners Unaware of Living in Flood Zones

March 11, 2015
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According to a study conducted by NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department only 10 percent of East Bostonians living in revised flood zones are aware they are at risk of flood damage from a superstorm or future sea level rise. Last Thursday, NOAH’s held another in a series of meetings as part of its...

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We Are One Community

March 4, 2015
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When hateful notes were found in the Shirley Avenue in Revere last week – notes that were threatening to Muslims – the city rallied and responded in an extraordinary way. First of all, the Revere Police responded to the situation with the utmost seriousness. While the specific threats on the notes, which purported to...

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