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Rep. Madaro Decides Against Bid for Senate

January 7, 2016
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East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro has decided not to run for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate seat that will be left vacant by Senator Anthony Petruccelli on January 21. “Over the past few weeks I have been touched by those who have encouraged me to pursue Senator Petruccelli’s seat,” said Madaro. “However,...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

January 7, 2016
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fifth term as District 1 City Councilor Monday at Faneuil Hall and said he looks forward to representing East Boston, Charlestown and the North End for another two years. “I am very excited to begin my 5th term on the Boston City Council,” said LaMattina....

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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

January 7, 2016
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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

For the past two years a group of East Boston residents have braved the frigid waters off Constitution Beach on New Years Day to take a ‘Polar Plunge’. The small group began with a few residents last year to show their support for local police and law enforcement during a time when there was...

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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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Mary Ellen Welch, Woman of the Year

December 31, 2015
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Mary Ellen Welch, Woman of the Year

For more than a half century East Boston’s Mary Ellen Welch has been the steward of social, political and environmental activism in the neighborhood. Welch, a longtime community activist and educator, has sought to house the poor, improve the air quality in Eastie and helped bring a neighborhood with the least amount of open...

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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Man of the Year

December 31, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Man of the Year

When Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced he would resign from office in January sent a shock wave through East Boston as the community felt they were losing a very effective political leader and advocate on Beacon Hill. For 17 years Petruccelli represented the community, first as a State Representative and later as a State Senator,...

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Three Arraigned in Connection with Christmas Day Break-In

December 31, 2015
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Lawyers for the three Lynn men charged with a home invasion on Christmas Day on Saratoga Street in East Boston are claiming the whole thing was a misunderstanding and one of the defendants was simply trying to retrieve a cell phone that he had left behind at the residence. Francisco Ramirez, 33, Jose Ventura,...

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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2015

December 31, 2015
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On Thursday night the final seconds of 2015 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. This year marked a significant period of...

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Merry Christmas from Santa and the Kiwanis

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas from Santa and the Kiwanis

On Monday, December 21 the students at the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School on Saratoga Street got a special visit from Santa Claus, courtesy of the East Boston Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis have had a longstanding relationship with the Kennedy School and have run programs there like the Reading Buddy program. Santa handed out...

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Veteran,Don Tabbut Visits Guild Students

December 24, 2015
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Veteran,Don Tabbut Visits Guild Students

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Although it has been more than seven decades since the surprise Japanese strike on American soil at Pearl Harbor, World War II Navy veteran Don Tabbut still vividly remembers the devastating attack. On Dec. 4, Tabbut shared his story about the Dec. 7, 1941 raid to Curtis Guild...

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