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Mayor Walsh Joins Elected Officials and CDC to Cut Ribbon on Paris Village Project

August 17, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Joins Elected Officials and CDC to Cut Ribbon on Paris Village Project

By John Lynds The former Salesian Boys & Girls Club building on Paris Street was a sanctuary for neighborhood children and oasis for working parents for decades. The club was a place that Eastie parents could send their kids and know they were in a a safe environment and thriving. Last Wednesday former club...

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Eastie Pride Day Set for Saturday, Annual Event to Honor John White

August 17, 2017
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Eastie Pride Day Set for Saturday, Annual Event to Honor John White

By John Lynds There are very few people whose name is synonymous with East Boston. For over 50 years East Boston APAC Executive Director John White has selflessly given back to the community he grew up in. It’s hard to find a family in Eastie that White hasn’t helped through the numerous social service...

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Concerns:BPDA Holds Meeting on Hilton Garden Inn Expansion Plans

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Residents, members of the project’s Impact Advisory Group (IAG) and union workers showed up by the dozens last Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn on Boardman Street to air their grievances with First Bristol over broken promises to the community as the development company plans an expansion of the hotel. According...

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Elected Officials Call for Toll Plaza Meeting

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds While MassDOT officials remain focused on easing congestion at the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza, East Boston’s elected officials and residents have had enough. Since MassDOT took down the tunnel’s toll booths as part the All Electronic Tolling (AET) project and reopening the plaza to vehicular traffic in May, Eastie resident have...

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JPNA Votes in Favor of Two Projects

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of two projects at Monday night’s meeting. The first project at 275 Webster St. received support by a vote of 17 to 4. Owner Onnelly Parlow plans to take the existing three family and renovate the interior and exterior of the home. The...

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Lydia Edwards Waterfront Accessibility Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water transportation opportunities. In her full proposal, she states “For Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, our city’s waters and waterfront are invaluable assets...

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Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa Leaves Post for Job with ISD

August 9, 2017
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Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa Leaves Post for Job with ISD

By John Lynds East Boston resident Claudia Correa, who has served as Mayor Martin Walsh’s liaison to the neighborhood for over two years, announced that she has left her post to take a job with the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Correa, who was first hired as the Mayor’s liaison to Eastie in February...

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Father John Nazzaro Stepping Down as Boys & Girls Club Director:Will Stay on as Director of Mission at the Club

August 9, 2017
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Father John Nazzaro Stepping Down as Boys & Girls Club Director:Will Stay on as Director of Mission at the Club

By John Lynds Despite rumors floating around East Boston that Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Fr. John Nazzaro is leaving the club nothing could be further from the truth. While Fr. Nazzaro is stepping down as the club’s Executive Director,  he will remain at the Boys & Girls Club as the Director...

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Zumix Youths to Play with BLO at Hatch Shell

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston band founded by four Zumix teens that recently released their first studio album will be performing before thousands of music fans tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 9) at 7 p.m. at the Hatch Shell. The band Wild Painting, who released their first EP ‘Emotions’ two weeks ago will take part...

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City Pulls Eastie Snapchat Filter Icon

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The City of Boston’s technology department got a little ahead of itself the other day and tweeted out the city’s new Snapchat filter icons for each neighborhood. While Dorchester’s icon was a triple-decker, Roxbury’s was the Fort Hill tower, and Charlestown’s was the Bunker Hill Monument, Eastie’s icon was Logan Airport’s...

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