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Coppersmith Village Project Another Step Closer to Reality

July 7, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) project to transform a former industrial site in the neighborhood into a mixed use development is one step closer to becoming a reality. NOAH’s Executive Director Phil Giffee said that demolition on the old iron works building will be wrapping up by the end...

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John Ligotti, Former East Boston Clerk-Magistrate, Judge, Passes Away

July 7, 2017
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The passing this past week of John C. Ligotti. known to his friends as Jack, who served for five decades as an assistant clerk and clerk-magistrate of the East Boston District Court and then was promoted to the District Court bench, marked the end of an era for long-time residents of the East Boston,...

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Madaro Votes for ELL Programs in Schools

July 7, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston State Rep. Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues last week to pass a bill that will help hundreds of English learners in East Boston The bill, ‘An Act for Language Opportunity for Our Kids’ will allow Boston Public Schools and other school districts to implement alternative English Language Learner (ELL)...

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Clippership Wharf Sells Half of Its Phase One Pre-Construction Units

July 7, 2017
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By John Lynds Lendlease’s Clippership Wharf, that was in the planning stages for nearly two decades, is shaping up to be one of the neighborhood’s most anticipated waterfront developments. Following the success of the Eddy, Clippership’s Phase I building known as Slip65 is selling like hotcakes. The first 40 units of the 80 unit...

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Home Again:Newly Restored Flying Cloud Painting Recently Unveiled

June 30, 2017
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Home Again:Newly Restored Flying Cloud Painting Recently Unveiled

By John Lynds During a special event last week at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library,  the neighborhood’s Friends of the Library (FOL) unveiled the newly restored Frederick Leonard King painting ‘The Flying Cloud’ that depicts the famed 19th Century Clippership built by Donald McKay in East Boston. The restoration of...

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Sandra Nijjar Receives the State’s Unsung Heroine Award

June 30, 2017
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Sandra Nijjar Receives the State’s Unsung Heroine Award

By John Lynds East Boston resident Sandra Nijjar with a group of residents and clergy, founded the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen in response to seeing more and more homelessness in the neighborhood. With support from numerous community volunteers and food donated by popular restaurants like Panera Bread and Longhorn Steakhouse,  each week the...

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Three Youths Rescued from the Waters off LoPresti Park

June 30, 2017
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Three Youths Rescued from the Waters off LoPresti Park

By John Lynds Residents living near LoPresti Park let out a collective sigh of relief Monday after Boston Firefighters and Boston EMTs rescued three Eastie youths that were playing off the pier that jets out into the Boston Harbor from the park. For generations the old piers at LoPresti Park has been a place...

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Early Morning Fire Closes Milano’s; Owner Promises to Re-Open Quickly

June 30, 2017
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By John Lynds A fire ripped through the kitchen area of one of East Boston’s most beloved deli’s early Tuesday morning. At 1 a.m., the Boston Fire Department responded to a fire at Milano’s Deli at 978 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights Square. When fire fighters arrived, they had to break through the building’s...

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City Plans Paris Street Gym Re-Opening

June 30, 2017
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By John Lynds When Anthony “Tony” Albano passed away in 2014, there was a gigantic void in the neighborhood. Albano was an East Boston legend. He was a larger than life individual who bled blue and gold and was the constant champion of Eastie, its people, its kids, and its way of life. In...

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Sailing into Boston

June 23, 2017
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Sailing into Boston

One of the large Tall Ships passing by Piers Park in East Boston.

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