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Downeast Cider Brewery to Open At the End of the Month

September 8, 2016
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Downeast Cider Brewery to Open At the End of the Month

By John Lynds The warehouse that will house Downeast Cider’s new brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina will officially open on September 30. The hard apple cider that is making waves in Boston will open its second brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina in Building 32 on Marginal Street to compliment the...

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East Boston Voters Head to the Polls for September 8 Primary

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters will head to the polls Thursday for the state’s primary election to choose their nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and House, Governor’s Council, Register of Deeds and county sheriff. While incumbent candidates like State Representative Adrian Madaro, State Senator Joseph Boncore and U.S....

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Second Suspect Arraigned in Eastie Teen’s Murder

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 14 murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez on Princeton Street. Angel Antonio Ramos-Oliva, 21, of East Boston was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court last week and charged with murder.  Judge Lisa Grant held him without bail at the...

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Chance of A Lifetime

September 1, 2016
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Chance of A Lifetime

Four Zumix music students recently got a chance of a lifetime. These four young and talented musicians were chosen by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to help write an original piece of music that they will perform alongside the full orchestra at the Boston Hatch Shell this month. Angelina Botticelli, Justin Garcia, Sebastian Jaramillo and...

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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

September 1, 2016
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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

By John Lynds Marie A. “Jeanette” Ferrino, the late wife of the Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino and a driving force in many East Boston organizations and social clubs, has died. Mrs. Ferrino died at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on Saturday, August 27. She was 90 years old. There’s an old saying “behind...

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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

September 1, 2016
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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program held an informal Thank You Ceremony to express its gratitude to the local organizations and individuals who helped support it financially this year. The event was held on the final day of the program, Thursday, August 18th, at the Schoolyard on Lexington Street in East Boston. The Annual Children’s...

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Woman Helps Police in Murder Investigation

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Boston Police distributed photos of a woman walking near the scene where 18-year-old Blanca Lainez’s was murdered on June 14. The photos, captured on a security camera in the area, show a woman walking on Princeton Street on June 14 around the time investigators believe Lainez was killed....

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LaMattina, City Council Vote to Not Oppose Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds At last Wednesday’s Boston City Council Hearing City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined his colleagues in voting to not oppose the plan 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 Highway. The address...

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EBNHC Receives HHS Grant

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will receive  $40,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest in the health center’s quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. The $40,000 EBNHC will receive is part of $3,059,677 in HHS funding to...

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Eastie Pride Day Was A Huge Success

August 29, 2016
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Eastie Pride Day Was A Huge Success

Carole Smith, Lisa LaMattina, Stephen Murphy, Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Sal LaMattina, and Massport CEO Thomas Glynn cut the giant Eastie Pride cake on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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