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EBNHC Pace 500th Enrollee Celebration

March 24, 2017
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EBNHC Pace 500th Enrollee Celebration

The EBNHC, celebrated its 500th Enrollee at Neighborhood PACE (formerly Elder Service Plan) on Monday at the PACE program’s Lewis Mall location. Here EBNHC staff and PACE participants cut the cake on the milestone.

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Zumix and Local DJs to Hold Fundraiser for Zumix

March 24, 2017
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Zumix and Local DJs to Hold Fundraiser for Zumix

By John Lynds Twenty local disc jockeys from Boston’s past and present will help Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and performing arts program for youth, raise money for the local non-profit’s 94.9FM Zumix Radio and teen programs this Friday. All last year, Zumix celebrated its 25th anniversary in the neighborhood. The celebrations and events...

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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Elected to Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

March 24, 2017
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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Elected to Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CEO Manny Lopes was elected to Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts last week. Lopes, who also serves on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s foundation, joins Martin Meehan, President of the University of Massachusetts, and Corey E. Thomas, President and CEO of Rapid7,...

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Suffolk Downs Owners Heading to MGC in Possible Sale of Track

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Sterling Suffolk LLC, the owners of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston has formally requested Massachusetts Gaming Commission to approve the sale of the track, according to Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle. The Gaming Commission will take up the request at the March 30 meeting. “There is an old racing law...

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Rattle Eastie Agencies

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week, President Donald Trump released his proposed budget and the deep cuts that help support some of East Boston’s most vulnerable residents have shaken heads of neighborhood agencies that depend on federal funding. Programs like APAC’s Fuel Assistance, Project Bread’s after school and summer meal program and the numerous programs...

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Buddy Mangini to be Honored Thursday

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds The community will gather on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the traffic island where Wally Street meets Bennington Street to honor Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini. Mangini has long been a man who has defined what it means to ‘give back’ to the community of Eastie and on Thursday the island at the...

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Navy’s Plans to Phase Out Peacoat Threatens Eastie’s Sterlingwear

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Sterlingwear of Boston, in its third generation of leadership, is an all-American story of success. The company started as Viking Clothing in 1965 by Lorenzo Fredella and his two sons, Frank and Anthony.  At that time, the primary work consisted of cut and sew operations for other clothing manufacturers and retailers....

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March Madness

March 17, 2017
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March Madness

Eastie streets were empty Tuesday morning as the Winter Storm Stella bore down on the East Coast. The snow and high winds turned Constitution Beach into a winter wonderland.On Barnes Avenue, a snow plow is at work making sure the streets are cleared for traffic.

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Shamrock Splash

March 17, 2017
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Shamrock Splash

Piers Park Sailing Center was the top fundraising team (shown above)this weekend at the Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Outfitted with body paint and accompanied by a pirate, Piers Park raised a record-breaking $8,245 for East Boston beaches.

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Community Rallies to Save Piers Park Sailing Center

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Since 1997, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) has provided free sailing for inner city children living in East Boston who otherwise would never get the chance to acquire the invaluable skill that not only teachers the science of sailing but unmeasurable life lessons. However, according to several sources, at the...

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