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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

January 13, 2017
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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday at the State House,  Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) was sworn in to his second term as East Boston’s State Representative while Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was sworn in for his first full term as the neighborhood’s State Senator. “I couldn’t be more excited to start my second term...

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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

January 13, 2017
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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

By John Lynds Boston Fire Department officials always say the most dangerous fires occur late at night or in the early morning hours when people are asleep. That is exactly what happened last week on Byron Street and luckily no one was injured. Boston Fire responded to a call of a house on fire...

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APAC Fuel Assistance Program is in Full Swing

January 13, 2017
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By John Lynds As the weather gets colder Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)  Energy Programs Director Kathy Tobin expects more residents will be signing up for the annual Fuel Assistance Program at ABCD’s Meridian Street APAC office.  This year APAC and ABCD will help thousands of resident in Eastie and across the city...

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Carbon Monoxide Leak in Eastie

January 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Smoldering underground power lines were the cause of a carbon monoxide leak into an apartment building on Elbow Street as well as the East Boston Courthouse on Sunday night. The Boston Fire Department was called to 2-4 Elbow St. at 10:45 p.m. Sunday for reports of a gas leak. Upon arrival...

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Rick Roberto Named General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn

January 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Hilton Garden In Boston Logan Airport has tabbed Rick Roberto as its new general manager. Roberto, who along with current Hilton Garden Inn sales manager Steve Haley helped pioneer the resurgence of the hospitality industry next door in Chelsea, began in his new position on Dec. 29 at the 178-room hotel...

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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

January 6, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

By John Lynds After a hard start in life Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, by all accounts, was trying to get his life back on track. The troubled teen that bounced between living with relatives to living in foster homes showed his fair share of teen rebellion and angst but through YouthBuild, a Cambridge program,...

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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

January 6, 2017
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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

By John Lynds For the first time ever, the East Boston High School Jets hockey team won an emotional game last Tuesday night at the Porrazzo Rink in East Boston  in the annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament. The Jets beat Ashland in a close 3-2 contest to claim the title. The 15th Annual Deep...

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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

January 6, 2017
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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

By John Lynds MaryAnn Cerundolo, the longtime President of the East Boston Golden Age Club, has died. Ms. Cerundolo, who led the senior group for many years, passed away peacefully at her home after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 27 surrounded by her family. Ms. Cerundolo was born in Italy on January 4,...

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State to Delay Recreational Marijuana Implementation

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In an informal session last week the state legislature passed a bill that will delay the implementation of recreational marijuana for six months. While the bill will have zero affect on possessing or home growing marijuana, which went into effect on December 15, lawmakers said they needed some time to study...

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Lynn Man Held on Bail in New Year’s Day Death

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds A Lynn man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing another man on Saratoga Street early New Year’s morning. Christopher Nalchajian, 33, of Lynn was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident causing Death/Personal Injury, and Vehicular Homicide. Nalchajian was held on...

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