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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

July 22, 2016
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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

By John Lynds At a City Council hearing last Wednesday, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was amazed at what he saw when he toured the Netherlands and Denmark to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. “I was so thankful to be on this tour sponsored by the the...

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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

By John Lynds With tensions between police and citizens at an all time high nationwide and the murder of five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Police’s top brass, District A-7 officers and residents to call for an end to all forms...

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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh joined City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Rep. Adrian Madaro and Sen. Joe Boncore Saturday afternoon to tour the East Boston City Yards — the future site of an Eversource substation that the owner of Chanel Fish in Eagle Sqaure has been fighting for the better part of a year....

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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

July 22, 2016
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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

By John Lynds When Audrey Sivikas left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2013,  there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same impact as Sivikas, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Rachael Hennessey-Crowell arrived in...

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OHNC Supports Plans for New Restaurant at Former Victory Pub

July 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Peter Ackerman, a Chelmsford native took ownership of the popular Salvatore’s Restaurants in Downtown Boston and in the Seaport District last year, has set his eyes on the former Victory Pub in East Boston. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, members voted to support Ackerman’s plans to bring...

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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

July 16, 2016
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

By John Lynds Last Thursday evening, Piers Park Sailing Center’s (PPSC)  Louisa Conklin stood on the dock of the sailing center surrounded by eager sailors waiting to race. Conklin was giving the group instructions and rules on the upcoming regatta sailing race that was set to kick off. A half hour later the sail...

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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

July 16, 2016
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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

By John Lynds In light of the recent uptick in violent crime in East Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has agreed to add five more police officers to the neighborhood out of the next Boston Police Academy graduating class. Evans made this pledge after meeting with City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Adrian...

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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

July 16, 2016
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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

By John Lynds With Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) planning a $1.5 billion expansion over the next several years,  they are required by the state to use a portion of their construction costs to help fund children’s health initiatives in and around Boston. Last Thursday at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library...

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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

July 16, 2016
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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

By John Lynds Last summer’s widely successful free kayaking program at Constitution Beach that drew over 1,500 resident has returned  for the next 30 days. The free kayaking program kicked off Monday at the beach and is being run by East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department’s Youth Crew....

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Arrest Made in Eastie Girl’s Murder

July 16, 2016
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By John Lynds The 16-year-old boy arraigned on Monday in the murder of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez allegedly had ‘extensive’ contact with the victim prior to her murder according to investigators. The East Boston  youth  was taken into custody by Boston Police Sunday morning at his home  after an extensive investigation into  Lainez’s death. Surveillance...

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