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Jackie Anthony,Longtime Breast Cancer Awareness Crusader,Dies at 66

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Jacalyn “Jackie” Anthony, a longtime East Boston resident who fought for nearly two decades to raise awareness for breast cancer, other cancers and women’s health in the neighborhood and beyond, has died. Mrs. Anthony succumbed to cancer after battling the disease for 18 years on Monday, June 27 surrounded by her...

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Eastie to Celebrate Ahead of 4th of July

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds While some East Bostonians will head to the Esplanade for the Boston Pops annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display, many in Eastie will forgo the huge crowds trying to get a good spot for the Pops concert. Luckily there are a few celebrations here  leading up to Independence Day...

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Hundreds Attend DND Meridian Street Library Meeting

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Cooler heads prevailed Monday night at the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) sponsored community meeting at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the future of the Meridian Street Library building. The emergency meeting was called following a contentious meeting between the designated developer, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC), and members of...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 24, 2016
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Battle of Noddle Island

Local youth took part in the Battle of Noddle Island reenactment and charged the hill as Red Coats last Saturday at the Condor Street Urban Wild area.

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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

June 24, 2016
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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

Pictured at the K-Trust Scholarship Banquett are: standing left to right, Buddy Mangini (K-Trust Board), George Gambale (K-Trust Board), Annabelle Aguirre, Nicole Frangolini, Diana Hernandez, Raymond Albanese, Jasmine Nijjar, Mary Jane Barber (EB Kiwanis President), Phil Freehan (K-Trust President), Carolyn Searles, Marie-Claire Ohman, Esteban Enrique, Daylin Dominguez Lopez, Ryan Sherman, Devon Sherman, and Marisa...

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EBHS Class of 2016

June 24, 2016
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EBHS Class of 2016

Here comes the East Boston High School Class of 2016.

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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

June 24, 2016
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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

By John Lynds She moved here from El Salvador when she was 14-years-old for a better life but that short life ended in a garage on Princeton Street last week. Police have identified the remains of the girl found in a garage suffering from traumatic injuries as 19-year-old Blanca Lainez of East Boston. Lainez...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed in East Boston

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address is the same address of a failed medical marijuana dispensary pitched in 2014 that did not receive Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) approval. Chairman and Founder of Happy Valley, Michael Reardon said...

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Rheaume Named New Bradley School Principal

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds This week Boston Public Schools announced that Claire Rheaume will replace retiring principal, Linda Manzo, at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School in East Boston.  Rheaume will officially take over the reigns from Manzo during the 2016/2017 school year but began shadowing the outgoing principal to get to know the Bradley...

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Eastie Schools to Receive Art Grant

June 24, 2016
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Five East Boston schools will share in $680,000 in grants for art expansion. The schools in Eastie are among elementary, middle and high schools and 34 arts partners to continue to expand arts learning opportunities in schools, and to nonprofit arts organizations to provide professional development for BPS arts teachers. EdVestors, an urban education...

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