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MS-13 Member Convicted for Gang Murders of Two Teenagers

June 28, 2018
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Following a multi-week trial in federal court in Boston, an MS-13 member was found guilty today of racketeering conspiracy involving murder.  This is the government’s 49th conviction in the case.  Defendant is 16th person found responsible for murder.  Of the 16 individuals held accountable for murder, 15 were in the United States illegally. Edwin...

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Room to Grow:East Boston Native DeDominicis Promoted to Front Office Manager at Hilton Garden Inn

June 28, 2018
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Jessica DeDominicis would often drive her car past the construction site for the Hilton Garden Inn on Boardman Street as the new hotel began taking shape. That area of East Boston was quite familiar to her, as were all the neighborhoods. DeDominicis had grown up on Maverick Street before moving to Eagle Hill for...

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Ribbon Cutting on Phase I of the Orient Heights Public Housing Development

June 28, 2018
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The first phase of the massive overhaul to replace the aging Orient Heights Public Housing Development with 331 modern units was completed in the spring. On Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle, representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), MassHousing and the development team of...

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Community News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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East Boston Greenway Council meeting June 28 The East Boston Greenway Council will be meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the DeFronzo Center in Jeffries Point.   Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket/LV-112 Boston Harbor Fireworks: June 30 Salute ‘Old Ironsides’ passing by Nantucket Lightship: July 4 WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 7pm to...

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Eastie Schools to Share in Arts Grant

June 28, 2018
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At Boston’s annual Citywide Arts Festival the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and EdVestors announced $450,000 in new grants to help expand the arts in local schools as part of BPS’s Arts Expansion initiative. Students at five East Boston schools will share in the grant money with nearly sixty other schools districtwide....

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Veronica Robles Cultural Center to Hold First Uniting Borders Multicultural Festival

June 28, 2018
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In response to the U.S. border crisis, and the recent ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban for some Muslim countries, local community leader Veronica Robles has decided to host an uplifting celebration of all cultures that call East Boston and America home. The Veronica Robles Cultural Center will...

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Legislative Proposal to Raise the Minimum Wage Announced

June 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate announced a legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage; create a framework for paid family and medical leave for most workers; phase out time-and-a-half pay on Sundays; and establish a permanent sales tax holiday. The legislation is based on months of negotiations with stakeholders...

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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy. “I’ll tell you, some of the people...

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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

June 21, 2018
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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

Anyone who was at last Friday’s East Boston High School (EBHS) graduation at East Boston Memorial Stadium saw an overjoyed Richard Bynum walk onto the stage with his 2-year-old daughter, Zamyrah, and accept his high school diploma. Bynam’s story is one that is truly inspiring and while we usually report on those who easily...

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John Nucci Receives Life Saving Kidney Transplant

June 21, 2018
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Life has come full circle for East Boston’s John Nucci and Kerri Abrams, who owns Kinship Florist in Revere. Thirty-five years ago Abrams’ parents, Kim and Al, were political supporters and friends of Nucci’s. At the time neither Nucci nor the Abrams could have ever guessed nearly four decades later that Kim and Al’s...

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