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Alighieri School Partners with Boston Ballet

February 3, 2017
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Alighieri School Partners with Boston Ballet

Dante Alighieri Montessori School student completes a graceful ballet jump during his class taught by Boston Ballet instructors. Mayor Martin Walsh was on hand to view the class and successful partnership between the school and the Boston Ballet.

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Mayor Walsh Visits With Eastie Seniors

February 3, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Visits With Eastie Seniors

Mayor Martin Walsh greets seniors at the East Boston Social Centers last Thursday during a visit to thier senior luncheon.

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Fire Destroys Home on Lexington Street

February 3, 2017
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Fire Destroys Home on Lexington Street

By John Lynds A morning fire on Sunday caused by an electrical short circuit in the attic at a Lexington Street residence left 11 adults and one girl homeless. Boston firefighters responded to 149 Lexington St. shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When firefighters arrived the two-and-half-story, four-unit building had smoke billowing from the...

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Protesters Descend on Logan Airport after Trump’s Executive Order

February 3, 2017
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Protesters Descend on Logan Airport after Trump’s Executive Order

By John Lynds Loudly chanting slogans like “Let Them In” and “This is What Democracy Looks Like” hundreds of protesters, including dozens of East Boston residents, descended upon Logan International Airport’s Terminal E Saturday night to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program as well as the temporary banned entry...

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A Direct Attack:Mayor Pushes Back on Trump’s Immigration Policies

February 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Throughout its history East Boston has been a neighborhood of immigrants. Beginning in the 19th Century, Irish and Eastern European Jews flocked to the neighborhood followed by Italians at the turn of the 20th century and Latinos in the later part of the century. So when President Donald Trump took a...

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2016 Saw Real Estate Prices Go Up Around Region

February 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The real estate market showed median home sale prices are up anywhere from 8 to 21 percent in East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett and Lynn. In East Boston the real estate business is booming according to Tom Mario, of Century 21 Mario. Single family home prices increased 21.3 percent...

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The EASTIE Coalition Going Strong

February 3, 2017
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By John Lynds In response to the growing opioid epidemic in East Boston, former Senator Anthony Petruccelli founded The East Boston Alliance for Substance use Treatment, Intervention and Education Coalition (EASTIE) aimed at reducing substance abuse among youth and adults in the community. Now, Rep. Adrian Madaro has picked up where Petruccelli left off...

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Like the Wind

January 29, 2017
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Like the Wind

Joel Pastrana is a blur as he competes in the boys’ 4×200 meter relay during a meet on Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, against New Mission in the Reggie Lewis Center. The East Boston High Jets boys’ and girls’ indoor track team decidedly won the meet.

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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

January 29, 2017
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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

After a stellar 46 year career as an Catholic School educator and longtime principal of East Boston Central Catholic School, Maryann Manfredonia is saying goodbye as she sets to retire at the end of the month. Read full story in this week’s Catholic School.

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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

January 29, 2017
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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. An effort from the Walsh Administration to create jobs...

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