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Obituaries 12-13-2017

December 13, 2017
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Gerard Partee Retired union business agent Gerard Partee died suddenly in East Boston on December 9. Gerard was a retired business agent for the BSA – ILA with 45 years of service to the union. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie M. (Theodore), son of the late Althea (Dixon) and Henry J....

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Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

December 11, 2017
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Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting

On Sunday in the newly rehabbed and reopened Central Square, Mayor Martin Walsh hosted the annual Trolley Tour and East Boston Tree Lighting. The event included Christmas Carols from Zumix, performances by the Veronica Robles Cultural Center (above), hot chocolate and other goodies as well as visit from the Santa and the Mayor. Walsh...

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JCAM Announces Rehab of Ohabei Shalom Chapel

December 11, 2017
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JCAM Announces Rehab of Ohabei Shalom Chapel

By John Lynds After a period of inactivity, the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) Charitable Foundation is doubling its efforts to restore the historic Ohabei Shalom Chapel on Wordsworth Street into the East Boston Immigration Center. JCAM Executive Director Stan Kaplan has been making the rounds at Eastie’s community groups to update residents...

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Edwards Names Colette, Evers to Office Staff

December 11, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, newly elected Boston city councilor to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End, announced the hire of two local staff members, Gabriela Coletta and Judith Evers. Coletta, a resident of East Boston, will assume the Chief of Staff position starting January 2018, and Evers will remain as liaison to her hometown...

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MS-13 Members Pleads Guilty to Teen’s Slaying

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds The story of Wilson Martinez, whose body was found on Constitution Beach the day before school was to start in September 2015, was so tragic that it stunned the tight-knit Eastie community for weeks. Friends, family and classmates all remembered 15-year-old Martinez as a good kid that was looking forward to...

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Three Ideas for One Site:Developers Pitch their Proposals For Condor Street DND Site

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds Three developers have responded to the Department of Neighborhood Development’s (DND) Request for Proposals for a city-owned site on Condor Street across from the Hess Site. Following a series of community meetings with the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) where DND officials got feedback from residents on what type of project...

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EBNHC Launches Neighborhood Trauma Team

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds When six-year-old Brayden Kelly of Dorchester drowned in a pool on Trenton Street, the trauma of the event affected not only the boy’s family, but Braden’s extend family, friends, first responders and neighbors who had witnessed the incident and its aftermath. Following the drowning there was a support team on hand...

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State Energy Facilities Siting Board Rules in Favor of Eversource Substation

December 11, 2017
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By John Lynds For the last two years, the owner of Channel Fish has launched a visual, media and talking campaign against Eversource’s plans to place a substation on a city-owned parcel at the City Yards adjacent to Louis Silvestro’s fish processing business in Eagle Square. Last Thursday the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board...

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A Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2017
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A Happy Thanksgiving

Rep Adrian Madaro, his family and a team of volunteers handed out over 400 dinners to the neighborhood’s elderly, families and low income residents at Sacred Heart Church Thanksgiving Day. Shown above is Lola Dumitrescu, just one of the dozens of volunteers that helped last Thursday deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to residents that...

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First in a Series of Meeting Held on Mt Carmel Church Redevelopment

December 1, 2017
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First in a Series of Meeting Held on Mt Carmel Church Redevelopment

By John Lynds The owners of the Mount Carmel Church and surrounding properties kicked off what is sure to be an extensive community process regarding the redevelopment of the site. At a Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting Monday night representatives for the Frankfort and Gove Street LLC, who purchased the property in 2015...

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