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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

July 30, 2016
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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

By John Lynds The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the subtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

July 30, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

By John Lynds After a citywide search calling on local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston, the organization that brought the popular street piano program to Boston last year announced two Eastie partners. The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library will...

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BRA Approves 202 Maverick St Condo Project

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. While the two community groups with jurisdiction over Maverick Street were split on the project with the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voting in...

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Three Proposals for the Condor Street Hess Site

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds At a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) sponsored meeting on Monday night at the library, three proposals to develop the former Hess City on Condor Street along the Chelsea Creek were pitched to the community. The industrial parcel of land that once housed storage tanks for Hess Oil is zoned as a...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

July 22, 2016
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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

By John Lynds At a City Council hearing last Wednesday, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was amazed at what he saw when he toured the Netherlands and Denmark to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. “I was so thankful to be on this tour sponsored by the the...

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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

By John Lynds With tensions between police and citizens at an all time high nationwide and the murder of five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Police’s top brass, District A-7 officers and residents to call for an end to all forms...

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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh joined City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Rep. Adrian Madaro and Sen. Joe Boncore Saturday afternoon to tour the East Boston City Yards — the future site of an Eversource substation that the owner of Chanel Fish in Eagle Sqaure has been fighting for the better part of a year....

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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

July 22, 2016
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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

By John Lynds When Audrey Sivikas left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2013,  there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same impact as Sivikas, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Rachael Hennessey-Crowell arrived in...

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OHNC Supports Plans for New Restaurant at Former Victory Pub

July 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Peter Ackerman, a Chelmsford native took ownership of the popular Salvatore’s Restaurants in Downtown Boston and in the Seaport District last year, has set his eyes on the former Victory Pub in East Boston. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, members voted to support Ackerman’s plans to bring...

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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

July 16, 2016
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

By John Lynds Last Thursday evening, Piers Park Sailing Center’s (PPSC)  Louisa Conklin stood on the dock of the sailing center surrounded by eager sailors waiting to race. Conklin was giving the group instructions and rules on the upcoming regatta sailing race that was set to kick off. A half hour later the sail...

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