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Eastie Environmentalists Dig in to Oppose Terminal E Expansion

September 15, 2016
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By John Lynds The nearly one thousand members of East Boston Environmental Group and Eastie’s  AirInc.,  the neighborhood groups that oversee   mitigation for Logan Airport impacts on the community, are now seeking to rally the community against Massport’s plans to expand Terminal E. The groups are urging residents to send letters to Executive Office...

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Grandmother Upset that Granddaughter was Left on BPS Bus for Hours

September 15, 2016
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By John Lynds An Eastie grandmother was fuming Sunday night and reached out to the media to tell the story of how her granddaughter was left on a Boston Public School bus for hours last Thursday as she and the girl’s mother frantically tried to locate the young girl. However, Boston Public School administrators...

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ParkARTS IN FRANKLIN PARK

September 8, 2016
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ParkARTS IN FRANKLIN PARK

Eight-year-old Anthony Lee of East Boston explores a lion’s skull with Zoo New England education specialist Stephanie Veitz of Jamaica Plain as four-year-old twins Jacqueline and Cecilia Jean of Brighton look on during the August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.

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Zumix Radio Block Party Set for September 17

September 8, 2016
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Zumix Radio Block Party Set for September 17

By John Lynds East Boston’s widely popular youth music and arts program will host a community-wide block party on Saturday, September 17 to launch its low-power FM radio station, 94.9 Zumix. “We are super excited about the Zumix radio launch party and want to encourage the entire  community to come down and help us...

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Brooke Charter School’s Buses Raise the Ire of Neighbors

September 8, 2016
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Brooke Charter School’s Buses Raise the Ire of Neighbors

By John Lynds Since the Edward Brooke Charter School opened on Byron Street in East Boston it has received praise and accolades from educators and residents for its curriculum and state test scores. However, there is one aspect of the school that has received a certain degree of negativity from neighbors and residents along...

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Downeast Cider Brewery to Open At the End of the Month

September 8, 2016
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Downeast Cider Brewery to Open At the End of the Month

By John Lynds The warehouse that will house Downeast Cider’s new brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina will officially open on September 30. The hard apple cider that is making waves in Boston will open its second brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina in Building 32 on Marginal Street to compliment the...

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East Boston Voters Head to the Polls for September 8 Primary

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters will head to the polls Thursday for the state’s primary election to choose their nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and House, Governor’s Council, Register of Deeds and county sheriff. While incumbent candidates like State Representative Adrian Madaro, State Senator Joseph Boncore and U.S....

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Second Suspect Arraigned in Eastie Teen’s Murder

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 14 murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez on Princeton Street. Angel Antonio Ramos-Oliva, 21, of East Boston was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court last week and charged with murder.  Judge Lisa Grant held him without bail at the...

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Chance of A Lifetime

September 1, 2016
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Chance of A Lifetime

Four Zumix music students recently got a chance of a lifetime. These four young and talented musicians were chosen by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to help write an original piece of music that they will perform alongside the full orchestra at the Boston Hatch Shell this month. Angelina Botticelli, Justin Garcia, Sebastian Jaramillo and...

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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

September 1, 2016
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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

By John Lynds Marie A. “Jeanette” Ferrino, the late wife of the Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino and a driving force in many East Boston organizations and social clubs, has died. Mrs. Ferrino died at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on Saturday, August 27. She was 90 years old. There’s an old saying “behind...

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