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Off to the Races

September 22, 2016
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Off to the Races

A young Eastie girl takes part in the Sober Olympics Saturday at LoPresti Park. Here she makes her way to the finish line during the sack races.

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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

September 22, 2016
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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

By John Lynds It is the second full week of school and new Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School Principal, Kristen Goncalves, is settling nicely to her new assignment. “It’s pretty great and amazing,” said Goncalves. “What I really love is the community feel of the school. We have a great staff, great parents and...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

September 22, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

By John Lynds The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council vote of 38 to 28 in favor of placing a 40 ft. digital billboard on McClellan Highway may not reflect the actual will of the people according to OHNC President Joseph Ruggiero. At the end of Monday’s OHNC meeting, Ruggiero explained to members that many abutters...

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Upsetting Environmentalist Disappointed on DEP’s Terminal E Decision

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds  Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on Massport Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Monday for Terminal E modernization and expansion project. Massport is currently constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of the International Gateway/West Concourse Project, but were never built. However, Massport is looking...

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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

September 22, 2016
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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

By John Lynds Flanked by East Boston’s elected officials and Excel Academy Charter High School students, staff and administrators, Governor Charles Baker cut the ribbon on Excel’s brand new high school on Bremen Street.  “On my commute to the State House, on the on ramp to the tunnel, I got the chance to see...

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Roseland Updates Community on Pier One Phase II

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds At the last jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, representatives of Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One on Marginal Street, were on hand to update residents and answer questions and concerns regarding the second phase of the waterfront development project. “We are in pretty good shape and construction is...

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Peace Walk and Farmers Market Celebration

September 15, 2016
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Peace Walk and Farmers Market Celebration

Dancers from the Veronica Robles Cultural Center perform a traditional Peruvian Folk Dance as part of the final East Boston Peace Walk and Farmers Market Celebration last Wednesday at Lewis Mall.

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Community Service Day:Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the Boston Celtics, and City Year Help Spruce Up the McKay School

September 15, 2016
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Community Service Day:Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the Boston Celtics, and City Year Help Spruce Up the McKay School

By John Lynds With the 2016-2017 school year in full swing, a group of volunteers from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the Boston Celtics, and City Year descended upon the Donald McKay School in East Boston last Friday to take part in a day-long community service day at the school. Joined by Celtics guard Isaiah...

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Mama Mambo Comes to Eastie

September 15, 2016
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Mama Mambo Comes to Eastie

By John Lynds When East Boston resident Julia Burrell had her first child, Emery, fifteen months ago she found there were not many programs in East Boston that would help new moms connect with other new moms in the neighborhood while at the same time bonding with their infant. “There was a viral video...

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Eastie Votes with Winners:Murphy,Tompkins,Kennedy Win Democratic Primaries for Register,Sheriff and Gov Council

September 15, 2016
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By John Lynds Last Thursday’s State Primary was quiet with low voter turnout in East Boston and across the state. With many incumbents running unopposed, few ventured out to cast a ballot for incumbents and even those incumbents who had challengers. The story of the day was former At-Large Boston City Councilor and former...

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