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Clinton Narrowly Beats Sanders in Eastie and State

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters headed to the polls last Tuesday during the Massachusetts Presidential Primary and Hilary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders both here and throughout the state. In Eastie, Clinton edged out Sanders by only 114 votes. By the time the polls closed Clinton ended the night with 2,625 votes and...

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Zumix to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Next Month

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds Sitting in her office at the Zumix Firehouse, Zumix co-founder and director Madeleine Steczynski reflects on how far East Boston’s youth music and empowerment program has come since its days in a living room on Meridian Street. “We are in this amazing moment thinking who would have ever imagined we would...

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Campfire Festival

March 4, 2016
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Campfire Festival

Courtney DiGiacomo and Annette and Mason Duca roasting marshmallows on Constitution Beach last Friday night, Feb. 26. The Campfire Festival on the Beach and in the Porrazzo Rink drew several families for a winter indoor/outdoor night of s’mores and skating.

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Nucci Sworn In

March 4, 2016
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Nucci Sworn In

Last Thursday, Suffolk University Vice President and East Boston resident John Nucci was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Massport Board of Directors. Nucci, a lifelong Eastie resident who knows first hand the impacts Logan has on the health and well being of the coimmunity, was unanimously elected by the Massachusetts Port...

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Plan to Eliminate Toll Plaza Moves Forward

March 4, 2016
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Plan to Eliminate Toll Plaza Moves Forward

By John Lynds The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will host a meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the East Boston High School to begin discussing the take down of the Eastie toll plaza at the entrance of the Sumner Tunnel. According to stated officials, after implementation of All Electronic Tolling...

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Government Center Station to Reopen March 26

March 4, 2016
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Government Center Station to Reopen March 26

By John Lynds The MBTA announced that the Government Center station, which has undergone a two year $82 million rehabilitation, will reopen on Saturday, March 26 according to MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. Government Center connects the Blue Line to the Green Line and makes travel between these two MBTA lines easy and convenient...

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Reporter Depicted in Oscar Winning ‘Spotlight’ Got Start in East Boston

March 4, 2016
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Reporter Depicted in Oscar Winning ‘Spotlight’ Got Start in East Boston

By John Lynds Michael Rezendes, who Mark Ruffalo plays in the Oscar Award winning drama about the Boston Globe’s investigative reports into the widespread Archdiocese clergy sexual abuse scandal during the early 2000s, shared a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the subject. Spotlight, which won Best Picture Sunday night at the 88th Annual...

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APAC Tax Help Program A Relief for Residents

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2015 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked...

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Curtis Guild Spelling Bee

February 26, 2016
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Curtis Guild Spelling Bee

Ms. Beatriz Menes, and Mrs. Laura Aiello with 2nd graders dressed as 100-year-olds: Mia Ascollio, Genesis Zapata, Ryan Bates, Michael Marzano, Jiuver Hernandez, and Keegan Curry Powers.

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Pilot Program at EBHS Readies Students for Careers in Music

February 26, 2016
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Pilot Program at EBHS Readies Students for Careers in Music

By John Lynds The East Boston High School program that was earmarked in the state budget and criticized by the state GOP as an example of wasteful spending is proving the naysayers wrong. The National Youth Development Council (NYDC) Youth Work Force Development Initiative designed to provide comprehensive training and job readiness counseling to...

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