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HYM Holds First Abutters Meeting Regarding Suffolk Downs

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien held what he said was the first in a series of abutters meetings with neighbors of Suffolk Downs Racetrack Monday night at the Don Orione Shrine.  O’Brien and his partners recently purchased the 161-acre racetrack, and is planning a large, mixed, use development on...

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Mural on Greenway to Feature Eastie Grandmothers

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds The city’s Director of the Mayor’s Mural Crew Heidi Schork revealed some of the panels that will part of an upcoming mural down at the East Boston Greenway. Schork and the Mural Crew recently finished one mural in Eastie on Paris Street side of Dr. Dental that featured immigrants CarmelloScire and...

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Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises 15K though Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

November 3, 2017
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Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar check from Kelly Auto Group. Kelly Auto Group with locations in Lynnfield, Beverly and Danvers, MA, who recently became aware of the storied 24 karat gold plated motorcycle...

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City Picks East Boston CDC as Hess Site Developer

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last October, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) named the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) as the tentative designated developer of the Hess Site on Condor Street. The CDC beat out two other proposals, a renewable recycling facility, and a climate controlled greenhouse that would provide the Boston area...

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Excel Academy Partners with Teach for America, Fundación MAPFRE

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week Excel Academy Charter School staff joined Teach for America and Fundación MAPFRE to distribute school supplies to students as part of a new partnership between the school and the two agencies. Aside from the school supply distribution last week, the partnership between Excel, Fundación MAPFRE and Teach for America...

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Attorney General Maura Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards

November 3, 2017
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Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7th. “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the district,”...

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Robert Casaletto Settling in as EBCCS’s New Principal

October 27, 2017
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Robert Casaletto Settling in as EBCCS’s New Principal

By John Lynds East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) Principal Robert Casaletto knew he had some very big shoes to fill once longtime principal and educator Maryann Manfredonia stepped down at the end of the 2017 school year. “She (Manfredonia) was my second grade teacher,” said Casaletto. “To go to school and then become...

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Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira, Longtime Columnist for East Boston Community News, Passes at 74

October 27, 2017
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Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira, Longtime Columnist for East Boston Community News, Passes at 74

By John Lynds Maxine ‘Max’ Tassinari-Teixeira, a lifelong resident of East Boston, and longtime columnist for the East Boston Community News, has died. Mrs. Tassinari-Teixeira, or ‘Max’ as she was affectionately known in the community, died suddenly on Friday, October 20 surrounded by her loving family. She was 74 years old. A prolific writer, ...

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Family Attacked at Shore Plaza

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds As Shore Plaza undergoes a multi-million dollar face lift, a resident at the housing development is saying a little paint and new windows isn’t going to solve the incidences of violence. Jennifer Gore-Cartagena posted Facebook pictures of the injuries she sustained during a melee she said was caused by a group...

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Boston wants Amazon Headquarters to Come to Suffolk Downs

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds In 2013 the residents of East Boston spoke loud and clear when they voted to reject a resort-style casino from coming to Suffolk Downs Racetrack. After the vote came the inevitable question of ‘what’s next?’ for the aging thoroughbred racetrack. For the past four years residents have advocated for a smart...

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