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Eastie Doing Well Under ISD’s New Grading System

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher said East Boston restaurants are bringing their “A” game under ISD’s new letter grading system for food establishments in East Boston  and others across the city. Christopher reported to the East Boston Times that so far 61 Eastie locations have been inspected and...

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Assault Suspect Caught and Charged

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds A grainy surveillance image circulating on social media prompted a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault last week to turn himself into police. Miguel Angel Zelaya-Garcia, 25, of East Boston was arraigned and plead not guilty to indecent assault and battery charges. Judge John McDonald ordered Garcia to be...

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HVNA Looking to Participate in Slow Streets Program

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds At last week’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA), member Halle Auerbach gave a presentation on how the HVNA could possibly take part in the city’s new ‘Slow Streets’ program. Neighborhood Slow Streets is Boston’s new approach to traffic calming requests in the City, with a focus on street designs that self-enforce...

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JPNA Votes Down Marginal Street Project

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds After eight community, abutter and planning and zoning meetings, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 18 to 14 against a condo development project at 298 Marginal Street. Attorney for the project, Diane Modica, and architect, Beth Whittaker, again made their pitch to JPNA members to transform a vacant lot with...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

March 10, 2017
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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

The winners and the Judges: 3rd place winner Bryan Venegas, 2nd place Bryan Toro, 1st place Lilian Miranda, Judge MaryBeth Hamway, and Judge Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini. Back: Judges Maria Mazzarella, Principal Kristen Goncalves, Jessica Vazquez and Rosalee Petralia.

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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

March 10, 2017
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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

East Boston resident Darice Maghsoudi works on her painting at last Friday night’s Salesian Boys & Girls Club ‘Paint Party’ fundraiser to support Boys & Girls Club programs. Maghsoudi was one of over 200 people that participated in the fundraising event.

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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

March 10, 2017
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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

By John Lynds Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, one of East Boston most beloved and colorful barbers, has died. Mr. Gerardi, affectionately known throughout the neighborhood as ‘Iggy’ passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5 while on vacation in Brazil. He was 58 years old. For close to four decades Iggy brought joy, happiness and friendship...

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ICA to Expand to Eastie by 2018

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week’s major announcement that Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is planning an expansion on East Boston’s waterfront was met with great excitement in the neighborhood. The ICA plans to renovate a condemned industrial warehouse at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street across from KO Pies into a...

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Local Ward Democratic Committee Holds Caucus

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds On Saturday morning at the Mario Umana Academy, the Ward I Democratic Committee held a caucus to elect delegates to the state convention. The caucus included Eastie registered Democrats as well as a special visit by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the...

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