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Sister of Meridian Street Bridge Victim Files Lawsuit

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The sister of the East Boston woman crushed to death on New Year’s Eve 2013 while crossing the Meridian Street Bridge has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston. The lawsuit filed by Mirna Hernandez, the sister of Aura Garcia, says both the city and bridge operator were negligent...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

May 13, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

By John Lynds With the deadline for local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston set for Thursday, May 12, the organization that brought the city  artist Luke Jerram’s Popular Art Installment Play Me, I’m Yours street piano program is looking for a neighborhood partner for fall 2016. “The application...

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Library Painting Receives National Grant

May 13, 2016
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Library Painting Receives National Grant

By John Lynds When East Boston library janitor Paul Carley was cleaning out the former Meridian Street branch before it closed its doors for good he came across something interesting–an old dusty painting tucked away in a basement closet. What Carley didn’t realize right away was he found a long lost Eastie treasure. It...

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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

May 13, 2016
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering...

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Division of Banks Approves EBSB Mobile Bank Truck

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Division of Banks (MDB) signed off on East Boston Savings Bank’s plan to put the local bank on wheels. The MDB’s decision approved EBSB’s notice to establish a mobile branch office and wrote there was no objection to the plan in its decision. EBSB Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano...

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JPNA Approves Sumner Street Project

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted at their May meeting Monday night 23 to 1 in favor of a market rate rental development on Sumner Street. The proposal plans to combine six lots at 287-391 Sumner St and 10 Sumner Pl., demolish the current home at 387-391 Sumner St. and build...

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East Boston Museum Art Show A Huge Success

May 7, 2016
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East Boston Museum Art Show A Huge Success

By John Lynds The group of residents trying to bring a permanent East Boston Museum to the neighborhood held a very successful art show last Thursday to raise awareness for the future museum. Over 600 people attended the art exhibit at the East Boston Atlantic Works Gallery on Border Street. The exhibit featured a...

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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

May 7, 2016
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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

Hilton Garden Inn, the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, has honored lifelong East Boston resident Dena DiMarzo, of the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport with the company’s Spirit of the Garden Award. The award designates DiMarzo as a top performer within the global brand of Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Nominated by...

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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

May 7, 2016
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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

By John Lynds Over 6,000 motorcycles will roar through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 6th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’ on Saturday May 14. The annual event raises money to for four local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew...

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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

May 7, 2016
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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

By John Lynds After hearing residents’ complaints that there hasn’t been enough community input for the proposed changes to the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza as MassDOT moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET) in Eastie, officials came back with some changes. At a community meeting recently, MassDOT’s presentation was similar to the one given...

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