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28th Eastie Pride Day to Kickoff Saturday at Piers Park

August 24, 2016
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28th Eastie Pride Day to Kickoff Saturday at Piers Park

By John Lynds It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 28th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 20 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park. The forecast for Saturday is warm sunny skies...

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Terminal E Public Comment Period Extended 21 Days:Activists Seek A Better Community Process

August 24, 2016
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Terminal E Public Comment Period Extended 21 Days:Activists Seek A Better Community Process

By John Lynds Following a poorly attended community meeting hosted by Massport last Wednesday at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the expansion of Terminal E and its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), local environmentalist and elected officials immediately called on Massport to extend the public comment period. Massport is currently constructing three gates, previously...

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Lydia Edwards to Head Office of Housing Stability

August 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week that East Boston resident and former First Suffolk and Middlesex senatorial candidate, Lydia Edwards, will head the city’s newly formed Office of Housing Stability. The new Office of Housing Stability will be part of the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and as a Deputy Director,...

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Youth and Police Initiative Lands at the Community Center

August 24, 2016
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By John Lynds For several weeks this summer,  youth from the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center took part in a new program to help strengthen relationships between police and teens. The Youth and Police Initiative (YPI), launched in 2004 by the North American Family Institute, brought 11 East...

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Maverick Marketplace Cafe Looks to Expand Hours

August 19, 2016
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Maverick Marketplace Cafe Looks to Expand Hours

By John Lynds Owners of the popular cafe on Maverick Street that has been featuring live music, and serving up good food, funky drinks and craft beers since 2014 is looking to expand their hours. At Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, Melissa Tyler, who co-owns Maverick Marketplace Cafe with her husband,...

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Beach Art Artist,Andres Amador,to Return to Constitution Beach Saturday

August 19, 2016
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Beach Art Artist,Andres Amador,to Return to Constitution Beach Saturday

By John Lynds Last year when San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador visited Constitution Beach to turn the wet sand at low tide into a temporary piece of visual art with the help of the community residents, it became one of the highlights of the Summer. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay announced this week that...

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Hilton Garden Inn Logan Airport Celebrates Its First Anniversary

August 19, 2016
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Hilton Garden Inn Logan Airport Celebrates Its First Anniversary

By Cary Shuman The Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, 100 Boardman St., celebrated its first anniversary Monday. In conjuction with the anniversary celebration, general manager Kevin Buchanan and director of sales Steve Haley presented a $1,000 donation of school supplies to the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston. Buchanan said the...

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Dancing Elotes Comes to the Farmers Market

August 19, 2016
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By John Lynds Each Wednesday at the East Boston Farmers Market on Lewis Mall, featuring the fresh fruit and vegetable dealers, there is a special ongoing celebration that is a big hit with the crowd. Brought to this year’s Farmers Market by the Veronica Robles Cultural Center is the ‘Dancing Elotes’ project. “This project...

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Martinez Wins $5,000 Scholarship

August 19, 2016
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By John Lynds A lot of kindergartners and their parents were shooting for perfect attendance last school year for the chance to win some college scholarship money. However, only one lucky Eastie kindergartner won the $5,000 college scholarship prize that is made possible through a partnership between East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) and Airmall....

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At the Farmer’s Market

August 5, 2016
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At the Farmer’s Market

    East Boston resident Julia Burrell and daughter Emery–a big blueberry fan–shop at the Market.

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