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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

December 13, 2017
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Orient Heights Tree Lighting

On Sunday the Ruggiero Family in conjunction with the East Boston Chamber held the annual Orient Heights Treet Lighting. Above, a young Eastie resident points as Santa arrives in Orient.

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Community Holds Vigil for Slain Eastie Teen

December 13, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Slain Eastie Teen

By John Lynds Friends, family and residents gathered on the corner of Marginal and Orleans Streets Monday evening to mourn the shooting death of an East Boston teen who, by all accounts, was a good kid on the path to a successful life. “When he graduated from high school, he was so proud,” said...

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Mural on Greenway Featuring Eastie Grandmothers Unveiled

December 13, 2017
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Mural on Greenway Featuring Eastie Grandmothers Unveiled

By John Lynds Last Friday under the Sumner Street overpass at the East Boston Greenway, 94-year-old Delia Trainor stood under her family’s portrait at the new mural that was unveiled as part of the City of Boston’s “To Immigrants with Love” series. “That photo was taken 92 years ago,” explained Trainor. “It is a...

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HYM Seeks Expedited MEPA Review Process

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week HYM Investment Group, LLC filed an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and a MEPA (Masschusetts Environmental Policy Act) summary with the state to begin the permitting process for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site. While the Boston Globe reported that HYM was...

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14th Annual Eastie’s Elves Set for Friday

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds The 14th annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 15, at the Hyatt Boston Harbor at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy that will be donated to a local non-profit agency....

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Boston Public Schools New Start Times Receive Mixed Reviews

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds In an effort to give high and middle-schoolers a little extra sleep because studies have shown teenagers have better outcomes when their school day begins later in the morning, the Boston Public Schools released new school start times for the 2018-2019 school year. “School-bell times have tangible impacts on the lives...

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Grocery Store Pitched for Pier One Development

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds One of the missing pieces in Roseland’s Portside at Pier One waterfront development project was the large retail space that has been vacant since the luxury rental apartments became opened in 2013. Last Tuesday the City of Boston and Massport held an abutters meeting at Pier One to hear Fort Point...

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Winthrop Neighborhood Health Center Going Strong After One Year

December 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Winthrop resident Maureen Gill had been going to the same doctor for over 40 years, but was curious of the new health center being built on Main Street a few doors down from Belle Isle Seafood. “I waited and I watched as they were building the new clinic,” said Gill of...

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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid

December 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the commitments from...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction

December 13, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by Bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through various raffles that...

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