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Two Indicted for Eastie Teen’s Murder

October 1, 2016
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By John Lynds The two East Boston residents  being held on charges that they were responsible for the vicious June murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez  inside a garage on Princeton Street were officially indicted Monday. According to District Attorney Daniel Conley, a Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Jose Hernandez, 16, and Antonio...

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Orient Heights Group Votes Against Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

October 1, 2016
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Orient Heights Group Votes Against Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

By John Lynds Despite chants from medical marijuana advocates at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting,  the group voted 29 to 15 against the proposal to place a medical marijuana dispensary on McClellan Highway in East Boston. Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan...

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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

October 1, 2016
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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

By John Lynds Recovery Thoughts, a non-profit that helps addicts get into recovery and stay in recovery, held a Narcan training program at the Marty Pino Community Center in Orient Heights last Wednesday night. The opiate overdose reversal medication commonly known as Narcan, which reverses the effects of a heroin overdose, is carried by...

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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

October 1, 2016
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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

By John Lynds Last week the Celebrity Series of Boston delivered East Boston’s three street pianos as part of artist Luke Jerram’s popular art installment, Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Boston. After local artists  J. Felipe Aguirre, a.k.a. Phil Hoa, Jeannette Staley and Sara Begin decorated Street Pianos,  the three pianos were dropped...

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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

October 1, 2016
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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

By John Lynds Frank Durante, a man who epitomized civic engagement as a member of numerous East Boston clubs for decades, has died. Mr. Durante, a regular fixture and one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood, died peacefully on Monday, September 26. He was 89 years old. Whether it was a Kiwanis...

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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 1, 2016
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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

By John Lynds At the Crossroads Family Shelter’s annual legislative breakfast last Thursday, two residents of the transitional shelter for homeless families gave emotaional testimony in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials. The  residents and other housing advocates were at Crossroads to lobby elected officials like Senator Joseph...

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Off to the Races

September 22, 2016
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Off to the Races

A young Eastie girl takes part in the Sober Olympics Saturday at LoPresti Park. Here she makes her way to the finish line during the sack races.

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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

September 22, 2016
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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

By John Lynds It is the second full week of school and new Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School Principal, Kristen Goncalves, is settling nicely to her new assignment. “It’s pretty great and amazing,” said Goncalves. “What I really love is the community feel of the school. We have a great staff, great parents and...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

September 22, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

By John Lynds The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council vote of 38 to 28 in favor of placing a 40 ft. digital billboard on McClellan Highway may not reflect the actual will of the people according to OHNC President Joseph Ruggiero. At the end of Monday’s OHNC meeting, Ruggiero explained to members that many abutters...

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Upsetting Environmentalist Disappointed on DEP’s Terminal E Decision

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds  Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on Massport Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Monday for Terminal E modernization and expansion project. Massport is currently constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of the International Gateway/West Concourse Project, but were never built. However, Massport is looking...

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