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JPNA Votes in Favor of Two Projects

August 17, 2017
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of two projects at Monday night’s meeting. The first project at 275 Webster St. received support by a vote of 17 to 4. Owner Onnelly Parlow plans to take the existing three family and renovate the interior and exterior of the home. The...

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Lydia Edwards Waterfront Accessibility Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water transportation opportunities. In her full proposal, she states “For Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, our city’s waters and waterfront are invaluable assets...

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Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa Leaves Post for Job with ISD

August 9, 2017
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Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa Leaves Post for Job with ISD

By John Lynds East Boston resident Claudia Correa, who has served as Mayor Martin Walsh’s liaison to the neighborhood for over two years, announced that she has left her post to take a job with the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Correa, who was first hired as the Mayor’s liaison to Eastie in February...

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Father John Nazzaro Stepping Down as Boys & Girls Club Director:Will Stay on as Director of Mission at the Club

August 9, 2017
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Father John Nazzaro Stepping Down as Boys & Girls Club Director:Will Stay on as Director of Mission at the Club

By John Lynds Despite rumors floating around East Boston that Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Fr. John Nazzaro is leaving the club nothing could be further from the truth. While Fr. Nazzaro is stepping down as the club’s Executive Director,  he will remain at the Boys & Girls Club as the Director...

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Zumix Youths to Play with BLO at Hatch Shell

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston band founded by four Zumix teens that recently released their first studio album will be performing before thousands of music fans tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 9) at 7 p.m. at the Hatch Shell. The band Wild Painting, who released their first EP ‘Emotions’ two weeks ago will take part...

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City Pulls Eastie Snapchat Filter Icon

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The City of Boston’s technology department got a little ahead of itself the other day and tweeted out the city’s new Snapchat filter icons for each neighborhood. While Dorchester’s icon was a triple-decker, Roxbury’s was the Fort Hill tower, and Charlestown’s was the Bunker Hill Monument, Eastie’s icon was Logan Airport’s...

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NOAH Youth Crew Makes Case for More Trees in Eastie

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Back in the mid-1970s the Boston Globe featured an article about the late Anna DeFronzo’s quest to get more trees planted in East Boston when Kevin White was Mayor. DeFronzo, a longtime community activist told stories of her youth and walking under the bent branches of tree-lined streets instead of just...

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Jason Ruggiero Appointed to Massport’s Community and Government Affairs Department

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Lifelong East Boston resident Jason Ruggiero has been appointed Assistant Manager for Urban and Community Relations for Massport’s Community and Government Affairs Department. Massport recently restructured the department and Ruggiero’s position will focus on addressing East Boston residents’ and community groups’ issues and concerns with Logan. The position was formerly known...

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Impossible Dream Team Reunion:Conigliaro Family Hosts ’67 Sox Celebration Aug 17

August 9, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The Conigliaro family, the Boston Red Sox, and the Farrelly Brothers will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Tony C’s on Boylston Street in Boston. Some players from the ’67 team that won the American League pennant and lost to...

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The Heroic Quest: Why Tony C Still Matters

August 9, 2017
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By Anthony T. Guerriero Whether as long ago as Greek mythology or as recent as this week’s New York Times Bestseller list, the hero has always occupied a special place in storytelling.  The hero is celebrated as an idol, as a tangible representation of greatness.  But what separates the hero from all others is...

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