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Celebrating Boston Day

April 21, 2016
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Celebrating Boston Day

Armando Reyes-Cruz, Santiago Gutierrez, Edwin Guevara and Christian Hercules read “One Brave” with the fourth grade class at the Hugh O’Donnell School on Boston Day last Friday, April 15. Students all over the neighborhood pitched in on Boston Day to serve and volunteer.

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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

April 21, 2016
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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

By John Lynds The drinks are flowing at Angela’s Cafe’s second location in East Boston at the former El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street. Angela’s recently received a beer, wine and cordials license and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner indefinitely. Angela’s owner Luis Garcia said the new location did...

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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

April 21, 2016
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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

By John Lynds First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate nominee Joe Boncore and five other candidates that ran for the seat during Tuesday, April 12 special election put aside their differences and broke bread at Donna’s Restaurant last Thursday morning. The breakfast, hosted by State Democratic Committee Chairman, Sen. Thomas McGee, was aimed at...

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Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night on Bennington Street

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds A man was struck and killed Saturday night while trying to cross Bennington Street near Orient Heights Square. The incident occurred 10:15 p.m. when the adult man was trying to cross the large and busy intersection where Bennington and Saratoga Street meet. The red sedan was traveling southbound on Bennington Street...

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Phase Two:New Renderings Released of Construction at Pier I

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds The developer of one of Eastie’s first large waterfront development project released new renderings of the Phase II of the project that began in January. Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One, began driving the new structural piles as part of the project’s second phase. The construction team is now...

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Representative Adrian Madaro Approves Drug Offender Bill

April 21, 2016
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East Boston Representative Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House to approve final passage of a new bill that would give back revoked licenses to drug offenders. An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension...

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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

April 14, 2016
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

By Cary Shuman  Attorney Joseph Boncore won in his hometown of Winthrop by a decisive margin and showed strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District on his way to topping the ticket in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary held Tuesday. Boncore led the field of seven candidates in Winthrop with approximately 2,200...

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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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