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High Tide:Climate Ready East Boston to Kick off with Workshop on May 23

May 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Last year’s Climate Ready Boston’s report, the city’s comprehensive assessment of the climate change risks it will face in the coming decades, had some unsettling news for East Boston. According to the report, Eastie has the most land area of all Boston neighborhoods exposed to coastal storms in the coming decades,...

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Rep Madaro Files Bill to Improve Environmental Monitoring

May 5, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro has filed a bill that would require Massport to begin an assessment to identify areas within East Boston that are not meeting air quality and noise pollution level standards. In an effort to ensure further public transparency, the bill calls for state-mandated expectations to routinely...

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Community News

May 5, 2017
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Learn Italian Free Learn Italian free at Robert DeLeo Senior Center 35 Harvard Street Winthrop age 55+ Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1 15 to  2 45 PM....

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Councilor LaMattina,Rep Madaro Brief Residents on Progress Being Made in Eastie

May 5, 2017
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By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro stopped by Monday’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association to brief residents on some of the progress being made in Eastie. LaMattina, who will leave office after his term expires later this year, received a round of applause and thanks from not...

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East Boston Resident John Dolan Selected for National Leadership Development Program

May 5, 2017
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Simmons College is pleased to announce that Vice President for Enrollment Management John Dolan, a resident of East Boston, was chosen as one of 24 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2017–2018 Executive Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the yearlong program are...

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Residents Continue to Walk for Peace

April 29, 2017
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Residents Continue to Walk for Peace

A young Eastie resident cheers as the Boston Police are introduced at last week’s Peace Walk kickoff.

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City Mourns Passing of Jeanne Petrillo Longtime Eastie Youth Worker, at 65

April 29, 2017
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City Mourns Passing of Jeanne Petrillo Longtime Eastie Youth Worker, at 65

By John Lynds Jeanne Petrillo, who dedicated her life to the children and youth of East Boston with care and compassion, died Saturday, April 22 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Petrillo died following a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was 65 years old. Mrs. Petrillo was born on September 30,...

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East Boston Student Yesica Calderon Surprised with Full Scholarship to Regis

April 29, 2017
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East Boston Student Yesica Calderon Surprised with Full Scholarship to Regis

East Boston High School senior Yesica Calderon received the surprise of her life Tuesday when she walked in to the school library. Officials from Scholar Athletes, the nonprofit organization founded by Suffolk Construction in partnership with the Boston Public School to reduce the opportunity gap for urban high school students, had called her to...

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Massport Holds Community Meeting on Lifting Parking Freeze

April 29, 2017
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By John Lynds As residents showed up to last Thursday’s meeting regarding Massport’s Logan Airport Parking Project at East Boston High School they were met by union construction workers. The union workers far outnumbered community residents who were there to provide oral testimony as part of the public comment period for the proposed addition...

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Piers Park Sailing Center Set to Re-Open Saturday

April 29, 2017
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 By John Lynds There will be a lot to celebrate on Saturday as Piers Park Sailing Center staff and sailors relaunch the sailing center’s fleet and hold a grand reopening. Following a harrowing community effort to raise enough funds to keep the cash strapped PPSC from sinking into the abyss, PPSC’s board announced this...

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