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The Race is On

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniels The North End’s Stephen Passacantilli topped the ticket in the District 1 City Council race during last Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. While Passacantilli held a narrow vote margin over challenger Lydia Edwards from East Boston after all the votes were tallied last week, his impressive showing in the North...

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Text Messages May be Key to Revere Homicide

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Text messages between former East Boston resident Andrew MacCormack and his wife Vanessa may establish a motive for her brutal slaying. Vanessa’s husband, Andrew, stands accused of killing his wife on Saturday, Sept. 23 inside of the couple’s Revere home that they bought in 2015. At his arraignment last week, Andrew...

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BPDA Hosts Meeting on Saratoga Street Project

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday night at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, the Boston Planning and Development Agency hosted a community meeting regarding the large Saratoga Street project being pitched near Noyes Park as part of the BPDA’s Article 80 review process. CB Equities Saratoga Street, LLC is planning on constructing a five-story,...

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Zumix Youths Perform with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters at Garden

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In most music circles Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is considered Rock & Roll royalty. Waters’s contribution to music through such celebrated albums like ‘Wish You Were Here”, “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” have cemented him as a progressive rock legend. Last Thursday, Waters asked twelve youth from...

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Former City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses Stephen Passacantilli

October 6, 2017
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Former City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate John Connolly endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli at a Charlestown event hosted by Boston Public School (BPS) parents from across the district.  In the 2013 Mayoral Election, Connolly won both Charlestown and the North End in both the Preliminary and Final Elections. Connolly, a former teacher and past...

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Developers of Boston East Looking for Local Artwork

October 6, 2017
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By John Lynds Trinity Financial, who is developing the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Boston East waterfront housing project on Border Street is looking for local artists to submit their work to be showcased during the opening show of the art gallery that has been incorporated into the project. The show’s theme is...

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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

September 29, 2017
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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

By John Lynds There were three candidates vying for the District One City Council seat, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End, but after Tuesday night’s primary there are only two remaining. East Boston’s Lydia Edwards will square off in the General Election against the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on Tuesday November...

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East Boston’s Rocco Telese Awarded Purple Heart

September 29, 2017
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East Boston’s Rocco Telese Awarded Purple Heart

By John Lynds In 1944 East Boston’s Rocco Telese was a 19-year-old soldier fighting for his life as allied forces stormed the coast of Italy. Telese was a soldier and scout for the U.S. Army infantry during the Battle of Anzio.  The battle was an pivotal moment of the Italian Campaign during World War...

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Eastie Native Arrested in Wife’s Slaying

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Like many East Bostonians Andrew MacCormack grew up in his family’s modest home on Saratoga Street in Orient Heights, attended Eastie schools and graduated from Savio Prep before it closed its doors in 2007. Andrew, or Andrew Mac as he was known, was a pretty skilled hockey player growing up, and...

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Congressman Capuano to Speak at Breakfast

September 29, 2017
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce invite East Boston resident and business owners to a networking breakfast with keynote speaker Congressman Michael Capuano.  The event will be held on Tuesday, October 10th from 7:30am-9:00am at Spinelli’s Banquet Hall located at 282 Bennington St. in East Boston. This is a...

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