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Way of the Cross

April 22, 2017
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Way of the Cross

Anthony Beecher, 7, hopes to become a priest and meet the Pope. Here, he holds the cross while helping to lead the procession in the 31st Annual Way of the Cross through East Boston on Good Friday, April 14. The procession included more than 400 people who walked some five miles through the morning...

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EBSC Executive Director John Kelly Set to Retire

April 22, 2017
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EBSC Executive Director John Kelly Set to Retire

By John Lynds After 34 years as the head of the East Boston Social Centers, Executive Director John Kelly will retire and the neighborhood will celebrate his service to the community on May 18 at Spinelli’s in Day Square at 6 p.m. Kelly, whose connection to Eastie dates back to his father who immigrated...

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Mayor Releases Five-Year Capital Plan

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Releases Five-Year Capital Plan

By John Lynds Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh stood in Central Square in East Boston, the site of an ongoing $7.8 million renovation by the city, and released his $2.08 billion five-year capital budget plan. Flanked by his cabinet and Eastie’s elected officials, Walsh made a commitment to start, continue and complete several projects...

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Who’s Next:Field of District 1 City Council Candidates Begin to Take Shape

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds The announcement last week that longtime District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina would not seek reelection this fall has lead to several potential candidates from East Boston, the North End and Charlestown eyeing the open seat. Already, two candidates from Eastie, one from the North End and one candidate from Charlestown...

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U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano Holds Town Hall Meeting in Eastie

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday evening at East Boston High School, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano held a town hall meeting to field questions and address concerns from his constituents in East Boston. Capuano, who is serving his tenth term in Congress from Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, started off thanking Rep. Adrian Madaro, City Councilor...

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Zumix to Involved in Annual Walk for Music Event

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Each year Zumix participates in Boston’s annual Walk for Music fundraiser, which brings music organizations from all over the city together to help raise money for local arts programs. On Sunday, April 30 kicking off at 12:30 p.m. at 260 Sumner St., Zumix will participate in the annual Walk for Music...

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Work on Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza to Commence

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds At a meeting last Wednesday night at East Boston High School, MassDOT Project Manager Eric Jones announced that a contract has been awarded for the project to revamp the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza. “We recently awarded the contract to S and R Construction and received a Notice to Proceed,” said Jones....

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Will Not Seek Reelection

April 14, 2017
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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Will Not Seek Reelection

By John Lynds After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina told the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek re-election during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else...

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Date Set for the 17th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 14, 2017
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Date Set for the 17th Annual East Boston Open Studios

By John Lynds Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here...

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Eastie Peace Walks to Start Up April 20

April 14, 2017
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Eastie Peace Walks to Start Up April 20

By John Lynds The weekly East Boston Walks for Peace will start up again on Thursday April 20 beginning at the District A-7 Police Station and wind throughout the Maverick neighborhood. The walks were started last year by a group of concerned citizens to address the ongoing teen violence that led to several murders...

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