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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

January 6, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

By John Lynds After a hard start in life Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, by all accounts, was trying to get his life back on track. The troubled teen that bounced between living with relatives to living in foster homes showed his fair share of teen rebellion and angst but through YouthBuild, a Cambridge program,...

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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

January 6, 2017
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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

By John Lynds For the first time ever, the East Boston High School Jets hockey team won an emotional game last Tuesday night at the Porrazzo Rink in East BostonĀ  in the annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament. The Jets beat Ashland in a close 3-2 contest to claim the title. The 15th Annual Deep...

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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

January 6, 2017
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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

By John Lynds MaryAnn Cerundolo, the longtime President of the East Boston Golden Age Club, has died. Ms. Cerundolo, who led the senior group for many years, passed away peacefully at her home after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 27 surrounded by her family. Ms. Cerundolo was born in Italy on January 4,...

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State to Delay Recreational Marijuana Implementation

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In an informal session last week the state legislature passed a bill that will delay the implementation of recreational marijuana for six months. While the bill will have zero affect on possessing or home growing marijuana, which went into effect on December 15, lawmakers said they needed some time to study...

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Lynn Man Held on Bail in New Year’s Day Death

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds A Lynn man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing another man on Saratoga Street early New Year’s morning. Christopher Nalchajian, 33, of Lynn was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident causing Death/Personal Injury, and Vehicular Homicide. Nalchajian was held on...

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East Boston’s Persons of the Year

January 4, 2017
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East Boston’s Persons of the Year

By John Lynds Veronica Robles, Woman of the Year Veronica Robles has tirelessly worked to bridge the gap between the various cultures that all call East Boston home. Over the years, through her Cultural Center on McClellan Highway, Robles has become a regular fixture in Eastie and has emerged as a community leader that...

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East Boston Times 2016:Honorable Mention

January 4, 2017
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East Boston Times 2016:Honorable Mention

By John Lynds Traditionally the East Boston Times picks a Man and Woman of the Year but we would be remiss if we failed to mention the brave officers that were wounded during a shoot out with a suspect in October and the officers who helped save one of the wounded officer’s lives as...

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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2016

January 4, 2017
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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2016

By John Lynds On Saturday night the final seconds of 2016 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. This year marked a...

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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

December 23, 2016
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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

By John Lynds Central Square Project Manager Charlotte Fleetwood, representing the City of Boston Transportation Department, was on hand during a community meeting with East Boston business owners last week to give an update on the ongoing rehab project. Over the past few months Eastie business owners have become anxious over when the project...

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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

December 23, 2016
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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

By John Lynds Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth Jay Ash was the keynote speaker at East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s annual meeting last Thursday at Spinelli’s. Ash, a lifelong Democrat and former Chelsea City Manager, was Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s first cabinet secretary pick in 2014 told the crowd...

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