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O’Donnell School Committed to Getting Students Ready for College

November 18, 2016
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O’Donnell School Committed to Getting Students Ready for College

By John Lynds Many educators agree that college preparedness starts as early as kindergarten. When the seed of education is planted at a very young age, many students will strive to attain a college education as if there was no other option. At the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School on Trenton Street in East...

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EBNHC Named to Globe’s List of Top Places to Work

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds For the third year in a row, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will be named to the list of Boston Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in Massachusetts. The Health Center will be featured in this week’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine. “We are so...

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For the Second Time, Eastie Supports Marijuana

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In the statewide ballot question in 2012 East Boston voters supported passing the medical marijuana question 60 percent to 40 percent. Last Tuesday was more of the same as Eastie voters again supported a statewide ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Question 4 ballot measure, which passed statewide,...

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Brooke Charter School Meets with Neighbors Over Bus and Parking Issues

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In a meeting coordinated by City Councilor Sal LaMattina on Monday night, neighbors and Edward Brooke Charter School administrators discussed ways the school is working to improve the bus and parking situation. The Brooke faces a similar problem most schools across Boston face everyday during drop off and pick up. Plagued...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Annual Pasta Dinner Set for November 18

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds On Friday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Salesian Boys & Girls Club will host its Tenth Annual Pasta Dinner at the club located at 150 Byron Street. Salesian Director Father John Nazzaro said tickets to the event are $10 and are free for club members. Also, as in...

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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

November 11, 2016
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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

By John Lynds The Boston Public Schools and East Boston Savings Bank kicked off Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program last Wednesday at the James Otis and Donald McKay Elementary Schools. The two Eastie schools join three other schools in Boston in launching the new CSA program designed...

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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

November 11, 2016
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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

By John Lynds When Representative Adrian Madaro’s father arrived in the U.S. from Venice, Italy in the late 1970’s,  he got his first opportunity of economic stability through Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC site in East Boston. “My father, Jacopo, arrived here and  he got his first job in America at the...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

November 11, 2016
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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

November 11, 2016
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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

By John Lynds On Saturday, East Boston’s AirInc. brought together some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field of environmental health during a day-long forum to discuss how aviation operations impact quality of life. The forum was split into two sessions with the morning session talking about aviation noise pollution and the...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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