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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

October 13, 2017
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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

By John Lynds It started as an idea and a way to address what Sandra Nijjar saw as a growing problem in East Boston. Nijjar was seeing an ever increasing number of homeless in and around Maverick and Central Squares. So a year ago Nijjar recruited Pastor Britta Carlson, John Ribeiro, Jr, Lydia Edwards...

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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

October 13, 2017
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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

By John Lynds While East Boston neighborhood groups were disappointed the neighborhood was not picked to receive funding or traffic safety improvements under the City of Boston’s Slow Streets program, the city’s Transportation Department (BTD) has been trying to make traversing some streets here a little easier. Last week, outside of the Orient Heights...

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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

October 13, 2017
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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

By John Lynds Each day there seems to be another explosive feud between President Donald Trump and someone else in the world. Whether it’s bizarre saber rattling with Kim Jong Un, attacking the NFL and team owners or more recently ripping apart Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee, a member of his own political party,...

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Recognized:Officers Cintolo,Morris and Schmidt Receive Trooper George L Hanna Medal of Honor

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last year a tranquil fall night was shattered as a routine domestic call turned into an ferocious gun battle between police and a suspect on Gladstone Street in East Boston. The incident left two Eastie officers critically wounded. While the wounds of that October night have healed, the stories of heroism...

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AHA, Aetna Team up with P.J. Kennedy School to Create Teaching Garden

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Friday the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School was a beehive of activity as employees from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Aetna Foundation teamed up to create a ‘Teaching Garden’ at the school. The gardens will teach the school’s kindergarten through fifth-grade students how to plant seeds, nurture growing...

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Wu Campaign Announces State Legislative Endorsements

October 13, 2017
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The Michelle Wu for Boston Campaign this week announced endorsements that Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has received from members of the Boston state legislative delegation. Wu is running for re-election to a third term as Boston City Councilor At-Large. “I’m honored to have the support of these colleagues at the state level,”...

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Former State Rep Carlo Basile Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 13, 2017
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Former East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council District 1.  Basile, a lifelong East Boston resident and BPS parent, represented East Boston from 2007-2014 in the State Legislature. Basile said, “Stephen Passacantilli is the clear choice to represent East Boston on the City Council.  Stephen,...

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State Representative Adrian Madaro Endorses Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council

October 13, 2017
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State Representative Adrian Madaro of the 1st Suffolk district today endorsed Lydia Edwards for Boston city councilor. “Lydia Edwards is a strong voice and champion for working families,” says Rep. Madaro. “She has a proven track record of getting results, has a relentless work ethic and is the right choice to lead us forward....

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Otis School Students Get School Supplies

October 6, 2017
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Otis School Students Get School Supplies

Students at the James Otis Elementary School got a surprise last Thursday morning from the company that makes Scotties facial tissues. Scotties teamed up with Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) to deliver much-needed school supplies and backpacks to Otis School students.

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What’s Next? Tom O’Brien Makes the Rounds,Talks Suffolk Downs Development

October 6, 2017
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What’s Next? Tom O’Brien Makes the Rounds,Talks Suffolk Downs Development

By John Lynds At back to back neighborhood community meetings, HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien downplayed earlier comments that his group’s focus at the moment is trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon to Suffolk Downs. O’Brien’s group recently purchased the 161-acre racetrack and is planning a large mixed use development on the site...

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