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NOAH Youth Crew Makes Case for More Trees in Eastie

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Back in the mid-1970s the Boston Globe featured an article about the late Anna DeFronzo’s quest to get more trees planted in East Boston when Kevin White was Mayor. DeFronzo, a longtime community activist told stories of her youth and walking under the bent branches of tree-lined streets instead of just...

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Jason Ruggiero Appointed to Massport’s Community and Government Affairs Department

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Lifelong East Boston resident Jason Ruggiero has been appointed Assistant Manager for Urban and Community Relations for Massport’s Community and Government Affairs Department. Massport recently restructured the department and Ruggiero’s position will focus on addressing East Boston residents’ and community groups’ issues and concerns with Logan. The position was formerly known...

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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

August 9, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The Conigliaro family, the Boston Red Sox, and the Farrelly Brothers will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Tony C’s on Boylston Street in Boston. Some players from the ’67 team that won the American League pennant and lost to...

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The Heroic Quest: Why Tony C Still Matters

August 9, 2017
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By Anthony T. Guerriero Whether as long ago as Greek mythology or as recent as this week’s New York Times Bestseller list, the hero has always occupied a special place in storytelling.  The hero is celebrated as an idol, as a tangible representation of greatness.  But what separates the hero from all others is...

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Walsh’s Movie Nights in Eastie August 21

August 9, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in 11 City parks in August and September. All shows begin at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) and are sponsored by the Boston Parks...

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Boston Children’s Festival Comes to Franklin Park

August 9, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2017 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival on Tuesday, August 22, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce. Children and families from...

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MG2 Presents Updated Plans for Saratoga Street Parcel

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Representatives of real estate developer MG2 presented a second set of plans for a large Saratoga Street parcel at Monday night’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) meeting. MG2 plans to develop the 16,500 sq. ft. vacant lot at 656 Saratoga St. into market rate housing. Since the last time HVNA heard...

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Four Bids Come in for Condor Street Parcel

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Four development teams have submitted bids to the City of Boston in regards to the city-owned lot on Condor Street across from the Hess site. The city put out Request for Proposals (RFP) following an Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting in February. At the meeting the city listened to residents’ input...

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Passacantilli Releases Veterans Platform

August 9, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Veterans Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Our veterans have sacrificed much to defend the...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

By John Lynds Last week the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama Care. While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Senator John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...

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