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Ernani DeAraujo Recently Appointed to BLSA Board

October 14, 2016
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Ernani DeAraujo Recently Appointed to BLSA Board

By John Lynds Former mayoral liaison and current general counsel for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Ernani DeAraujo, was appointed to the Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) Board of Trustees. “I’m very proud to serve the Latin School in this new capacity,” said DeAraujo. “Latin’s rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty gave me the...

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Massport,Environmentalists Urge Residents to Attend LIAG Meeting

October 14, 2016
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By John Lynds The proposed expansion of Logan International Airport’s Terminal E has  two sides  defending their position on the issue. While Massport has stated that the Terminal E project would have numerous benefits for the community, both environmentally and mitigation wise, community activists opposed to any sort of airport expansion would be detrimental...

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Although Parade Cancelled, the Eastie Community Praises Organizers

October 14, 2016
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By John Lynds On Sunday Mother Nature did not cooperate with the planned East Boston Columbus Day Parade set to step off down Bennington Street at 1 p.m. Driving rain, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew that swept up the East Coast, saturated the area all day Sunday and parade organizers made the very difficult...

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All Electronic Tolling in the Sumner Tunnel October 28

October 14, 2016
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By John Lynds MassDOT announced that cash at the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza will no longer be accepted on Friday, October 28 as All Electronic Tolling (AET) will begin on that day. “In preparation for the transition, MassDOT will host a Sumner Tunnel Entrance Reconstruction and Toll Plaza Demolition Project Public Information Meeting to...

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Columbus Day Parade to Step off on Sunday

October 6, 2016
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Columbus Day Parade to Step off on Sunday

By John Lynds It’s East Boston’s turn to host the annual Columbus Day Parade, a yearly tradition of Italian American Pride that is split between here and the North End every other year. This year’s parade will kick off from Suffolk Downs and wind its way down Bennington Street to Chelsea Street then onto...

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East Boston High Health Center Opens Officially, Already Changing Lives

October 6, 2016
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East Boston High Health Center Opens Officially, Already Changing Lives

By Seth Daniel When East Boston High School senior Yvan Martinez became homeless a little while ago, there weren’t many places he could turn for the basics – such as food, shelter and health care. However, with the East Boston High School Health Center (EBNHC) in place, operated in the school on a pilot...

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Wingstop Set to Open New Restaurant in Eastie

October 6, 2016
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Wingstop Set to Open New Restaurant in Eastie

By John Lynds Representatives from the popular Texas-based chicken wing restaurant, Wingstop, stopped by last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to update residents on the restaurant and what owners hope to accomplish in Eastie. Wingstop’s Laura and John Rebello said Wingstop, which has made a name for itself among foodies as a restaurant...

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Eastie Early Voting Sites Released

October 6, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston’s Election Department this week released the times, dates and locations of the early voting sites in East Boston for the upcoming Presidential Election. In Eastie registered voters can head to the polls on     Monday, October 24 and cast their votes at the Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61...

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Meet Father Eric Bennett, Sacred Heart’s New Parish Priest

October 6, 2016
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By John Lynds While the community fought hard to keep beloved Sacred Heart Parish Priest, Father Wayne Belschner, his move to Deedham has lead to arrival of a new leader of the church who said he’s ready to continue the good work Father Belschner did in the community. Fr. Eric Bennett, a 36-year-old native...

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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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