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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

April 14, 2016
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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

By John Lynds Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, paid a visit to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center last Wednesday afternoon to gain insight on how the Health Center’s programs benefit the community while staying true to its mission of delivering quality health care to people who may not have the ability of...

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Channel Fish Keeps Up Fight Against Substation

April 14, 2016
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By John Lynds In a neighborhood decimated by environmental risks that has played host to the region’s transportation infrastructure like Logan Airport and its jet fuel farms, three harbor tunnels and Route 1A, residents are becoming increasingly wary of Eversource’s plans to place a substation at the City Yards directly across from American Legion...

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NOAH Seeks Alternative Plans to Toll Plaza Project

April 14, 2016
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By John Lynds Last month MassDOT presented its plans to reconfigure East Boston’s toll plaza heading into the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. However, poor attendance at that meeting coupled with public opinion that MassDOT is rushing the toll plaza project before any meaningful community process has some wanting the project to be reexamined....

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East Boston YMCA Annual Breakfast to be Held Thursday Morning

April 7, 2016
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East Boston YMCA Annual Breakfast to be Held Thursday Morning

By John Lynds Last month, Massport kicked off the East Boston YMCA’s annual capital campaign efforts with a donation of $25,000. The Y’s capital campaign will culminate in the agency’s annual breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Logan Hilton Hotel. Last year, the YMCA raised well above their $140,000...

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Date Set for the 16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 7, 2016
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Date Set for the 16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

By John Lynds Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here...

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U.S. and District Attorneys Urge Umana Kids to Reject Violence

April 7, 2016
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U.S. and District Attorneys Urge Umana Kids to Reject Violence

By John Lynds In front of a packed auditorium of seventh graders Monday at the Mario Umana Academy, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, District Attorney Dan Conley and Sheriff Steve Tompkins celebrated the students recent completion of the Overcoming Violence/Your Future, Your Decision program. The program, a collaboration between Conley and Tompkins’ Overcoming Violence program...

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Senate Primary Set for Tuesday April 12

April 7, 2016
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East Boston voters will head to the polls Tuesday, April 12 for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election. Seven Democratic candidates, including three East Boston residents, Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, and Paul Rogers, are vying for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down to take a position...

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Way of the Cross for Life

April 1, 2016
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Way of the Cross for Life

Jessica Mejia holding the cross at the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church with Carlos Lopez and Jonathan Aguilar during the Way of the Cross for Life, five-mile procession through the streets and Catholic churches of Eastie on Good Friday, March 25. The procession drew hundreds of participants and visited each Catholic church, ending at the...

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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

April 1, 2016
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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

By John Lynds The man killed last Tuesday night has been identified as Luigi Epifania, 32, of East Boston and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder. Epifania was found shot to death at 7 Woodsworth St. last Tuesday night by police. Epifania gained notoriety in Eastie for a string of violent...

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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

April 1, 2016
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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

By John Lynds After receiving Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last year, the project to bring over 90 residential units to a former industrial lot on the corner of Bremen and Porter Streets hit a snag, according to the attorney for the project, Jeff Drago. At a Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Monday night,...

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