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District 1 City Council Race Roundup

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds This week, East Boston’s Margaret Farmer secured enough nomination signatures to officially be on the September primary ballot for the District 1 City Council Race that includes Eastie, Charlestown and the North End. Farmer will join fellow East Bostonian, Lydia Edwards and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on the ballot. Both...

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City Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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City Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

By John Lynds The departure of Charlestown’s Jack Kelly and East Boston’s Michael Sinatra has left only three candidates vying to fill City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s District 1 City Council seat once he leaves office at the end of this term. With four months to go until the city primary, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and...

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EBHS Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

May 19, 2017
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EBHS Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

By John Lynds For decades, East Boston High School housed a historic grand piano in the school’s auditorium and for decades the piano was used during plays, graduation ceremonies and music shows. However, over the past 20 years the grand piano fell into disrepair and needed a complete overhaul that proved to be too...

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Special Mass:St Joseph-St Lazarus Church to Celebrate 125th Anniversary Sunday

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds On Sunday, May 21 at 12 noon, St. Joseph- St. Lazarus will celebrate 125 years in the East Boston neighborhood with a special Mass performed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley followed by a reception at the Don Orione Madonna Shrine Hall. “It is with deep joy and gratitude that I celebrate with...

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Rule says Massport Must File Environmental Impact Report

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds State’s Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton ruled last week that Massport must prepare a Mandatory Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its plans to add an additional 5,000 parking spaces at Logan International Airport. “I have reviewed the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) and hereby determine that this project requires the...

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MS-13 Leader Indicted for Ordering the Murder of Two Teens in Eastie

May 19, 2017
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On September 7, 2015 the bloody body of Wilson Martinez was found by a passerby in the early morning hours near the water’s edge at Constitution Beach. The murder of the 15 year-old boy the day before high school was to start horrified the community. Four months later, just after the holidays on January...

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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Re-Election Bid in Eastie

May 13, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Kicks Off Re-Election Bid in Eastie

By John Lynds Heavy rain did not stop East Boston residents from coming out in droves to watch Mayor Martin Walsh officially kicked off his re-election for Mayor of Boston at the Don Orione Madonna Shrine last Friday night. Flanked by elected officials from city and state government, Walsh addressed the crowd of over...

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Farmer Pulls Papers for City Council Seat:Sinatra Withdraws from City Council Race

May 13, 2017
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Farmer Pulls Papers for City Council Seat:Sinatra Withdraws from City Council Race

By John Lynds Eastie resident and chair of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Margaret Farmer pulled papers last week for the City Council seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina. Farmer said as a Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association’s leader she has dealt with and understands housing, land use, and development issues at ground level and...

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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

May 13, 2017
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East Boston Social Centers Welcomes New Executive Director

By John Lynds Last Monday, East Boston residents Justin Pasquariello began work as the new Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers. Pasquariello replaces longtime former Executive Director John Kelly who retired last month after three decades of service. Pasquariello was born and raised in Arlington to adopted parents but remained in close...

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Sumner Tolls Gone, New Configuration Will Take Some Time to Get Use To

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Call state work in progress. MassDOT finished removing the Sumner Tunnel toll booths over the weekend ahead of schedule and opened the toll plaza’s new configuration in time for the Monday morning commute. However, what followed was a traffic nightmare for many residents. It took nearly 40 minutes Monday to transverse...

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