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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

March 31, 2017
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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

By John Lynds The corner of Bennington and Wally Streets has long been the historic start of the Columbus Day Parade in East Boston. So it was fitting last Thursday that the triangular island at the intersection was named after the man that organized the biannual parade for the past 25 years. Mayor Martin...

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PierPac Votes to Award $25K to PPSC:Sailing Center will Reopen for 2017

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Following a successful community fundraiser at Maverick Marketplace Cafe to help raise money for the struggling Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC), the East Boston Project Advisory Committee Inc. (PierPac) voted unanimously last week to award PPSC a $25,000 grant. The grant will ensure the Sailing Center reopens for the 2017 sailing...

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GSCA Vote on 114 Orleans St Ends in a Tie

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds After four community meetings and several abutters’ meetings the Gove Street Citizens Association took a vote Monday night on the proposed residential development project at 114 Orleans St. that resulted in a tie. GSCA members voted 14-14 on the project after the developer made several more changes after holding off on...

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City Holds First Meeting on Noyes Park Renovations

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds The City of Boston officials held the first in a series of meetings at the Marty Pino Center to begin getting community feedback on how residents would like to see Noyes Park transformed. Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced $3.1 million in spending to overhaul Noyes Park in Orient Heights. The Walsh...

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EBNHC Pace 500th Enrollee Celebration

March 24, 2017
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EBNHC Pace 500th Enrollee Celebration

The EBNHC, celebrated its 500th Enrollee at Neighborhood PACE (formerly Elder Service Plan) on Monday at the PACE program’s Lewis Mall location. Here EBNHC staff and PACE participants cut the cake on the milestone.

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Zumix and Local DJs to Hold Fundraiser for Zumix

March 24, 2017
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Zumix and Local DJs to Hold Fundraiser for Zumix

By John Lynds Twenty local disc jockeys from Boston’s past and present will help Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and performing arts program for youth, raise money for the local non-profit’s 94.9FM Zumix Radio and teen programs this Friday. All last year, Zumix celebrated its 25th anniversary in the neighborhood. The celebrations and events...

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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Elected to Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

March 24, 2017
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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Elected to Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CEO Manny Lopes was elected to Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts last week. Lopes, who also serves on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s foundation, joins Martin Meehan, President of the University of Massachusetts, and Corey E. Thomas, President and CEO of Rapid7,...

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Suffolk Downs Owners Heading to MGC in Possible Sale of Track

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Sterling Suffolk LLC, the owners of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston has formally requested Massachusetts Gaming Commission to approve the sale of the track, according to Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle. The Gaming Commission will take up the request at the March 30 meeting. “There is an old racing law...

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Rattle Eastie Agencies

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week, President Donald Trump released his proposed budget and the deep cuts that help support some of East Boston’s most vulnerable residents have shaken heads of neighborhood agencies that depend on federal funding. Programs like APAC’s Fuel Assistance, Project Bread’s after school and summer meal program and the numerous programs...

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Buddy Mangini to be Honored Thursday

March 24, 2017
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By John Lynds The community will gather on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the traffic island where Wally Street meets Bennington Street to honor Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini. Mangini has long been a man who has defined what it means to ‘give back’ to the community of Eastie and on Thursday the island at the...

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