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Officials to Cut Ribbon on Greenway Extension

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds City and state officials will cut the ribbon on the final stretch of the long-awaited East Boston Greenway Extension Thursday. The ceremony will take place Thursday, May 26 at 12:45 p.m. The final section was completed by the City of Boston and will connect the Massport section near Wood Island Marsh...

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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

May 20, 2016
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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

The five Wounded Vet honorees and special guest Lt. Col. Thomas Armas release doves at the end of the Wounded Vet Motorcycle run at Suffolk Downs last Saturday. The honorees are, from left, Sgt. Peter Damon, of Middleboro; Sgt. Eric Rodriguez of California; Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, Spc. Sean Pesce of Connecticut, and Staff Sgt....

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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

May 20, 2016
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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

By John Lynds This month Zumix, East Boston’s popular youth music and arts program, received its building permit from the City of Boston to begin construction on a FM radio antenna at East Boston High School. To help celebrate Zumix getting closer to launching its FM station in June, WBUR teamed up with the...

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Law Day a Huge Success in Eastie

May 20, 2016
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Law Day a Huge Success in Eastie

By John Lynds For 40 years the East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court has celebrated Law Day and teamed up with local schools to expose students to the local court, its inner workings and how the court process works. This year students from grade schools in Eastie and Winthrop took part in...

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Project Update:Lendlease Moves Forward On Clippership Wharf

May 20, 2016
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Project Update:Lendlease Moves Forward On Clippership Wharf

By John Lynds At a recent community meeting, developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project sat down with East Boston residents, local officials and community organizers at the Maverick Landing Community Room to provide updates on the project. Lendlease plans to develop 12 acres of land and Boston Harbor waterfront in Eastie. The...

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Overall Crime was Down 25 Percent in First Quarter

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds Despite two shocking homicides of teens in September overall crime in East Boston was is down 25 percent in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the same time period during the previous year. At a recent community meeting Monday, Captain Kelley McCormick, Sergeant Jimmy Martin and Officer Danny Simons...

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Sister of Meridian Street Bridge Victim Files Lawsuit

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The sister of the East Boston woman crushed to death on New Year’s Eve 2013 while crossing the Meridian Street Bridge has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston. The lawsuit filed by Mirna Hernandez, the sister of Aura Garcia, says both the city and bridge operator were negligent...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

May 13, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

By John Lynds With the deadline for local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston set for Thursday, May 12, the organization that brought the city¬† artist Luke Jerram’s Popular Art Installment Play Me, I’m Yours street piano program is looking for a neighborhood partner for fall 2016. “The application...

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Library Painting Receives National Grant

May 13, 2016
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Library Painting Receives National Grant

By John Lynds When East Boston library janitor Paul Carley was cleaning out the former Meridian Street branch before it closed its doors for good he came across something interesting–an old dusty painting tucked away in a basement closet. What Carley didn’t realize right away was he found a long lost Eastie treasure. It...

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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

May 13, 2016
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering...

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