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OHNC Gives Approval to Smaller Breed Street Project

December 2, 2016
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OHNC Gives Approval to Smaller Breed Street Project

By John Lynds Attorney Richard Lynds representing the owners for the proposed development on Breed Street in Orient Heights presented a scaled down version of the original proposal at last week’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting. OHNC members ultimately supported the project by a 20-12 vote. The plan calls for the demolition of...

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ZBA Approves McClellan Highway for Medical Marijuana Site

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds Less than a month after voters in the Commonwealth voted to approve the recreational use of marijuana, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously in favor of establishing a medical marijuana facility being pitched on McClellan Highway. Newton-based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at...

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Eastie Elves Event Set for December 2

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds The 13th Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 2 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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Eastie Documentary to be Released at Zumix December 11

December 2, 2016
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By John Lynds A new documentary film by documentary filmmaker Lucus La Battaglia that some say is five decades in the making will hold a premier screening at Zumix on Sunday, December 11 at 5 p.m. at the Zumix Firehouse, 260 Sumner Street. La Battaglia’s film titled Destination: East Boston,  traces the roots of...

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Curtis Guild Paint Night

November 24, 2016
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Curtis Guild Paint Night

Antonietta Brownell, parent council, with her husband, Matthew, and son, Joshua, a kindergartener, during the Curtis Guild Elementary School’s Family Paint Nite at the school on Friday, Nov. 18. The event was sponsored by Milano’s Deli and families went home with a fall foliage scene.

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Stop & Shop Again Teams Up with YMCA for Annual Turkey Express Program

November 24, 2016
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Stop & Shop Again Teams Up with YMCA for Annual Turkey Express Program

By John Lynds Some of East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop. Last Thursday at the Y, Stop & Shop kicked off its annual Turkey Express program with the donation of 250 turkeys that will feed over 700 local children and their families...

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Wingstop Officially Opens in Eastie

November 24, 2016
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Wingstop Officially Opens in Eastie

By John Lynds It was standing room only for the popular Texas-based chicken wing restaurant, Wingstop, as it officially opened its doors last Wednesday afternoon in Central Square next door to the East Boston Social Centers. “This is a good sign,” said franchise owner Laura Rebello, who co-owns the Eastie location as well as...

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BPS Investigates Bullying at EBHS in Wake of Trump’s Win

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds By now we have all read one story or another about U.S. Citizens, Muslims, immigrants and other minority groups being harassed by President-elect Donald Trump supporters following his surprise victory over Hillary Clinton onTuesday, November 8 Presidential Election. However,  no one in heavily progressive liberal leaning democratic Blue State of Massachusetts,...

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City to Rehab Paris Street Pool

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds The city announced it will invest $3.75 million to rehab the Paris Street pool once the Paris Street Gym project is completed. The gym is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation and the pool will be open next according to City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “I am very excited for the renovation...

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Basile Heading to Private Sector

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Governor Charlie Baker’s Chief Secretary and former East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile announced he will leave the Baker Administration in January to work in the private sector. “I have accomplished what I wanted to accomplish in the two years in the Governor Baker’s Administration and now it is time for...

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