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Student Arrested for Bringing Gun to EBHS

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds It was one of the few remaining Boston Public High Schools that never had to use the metal detectors issued to the school. East Boston High School (EBHS), with the exception of a few scuffles year to year between students, never really had the need for the extra security precaution. The...

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Trinity Financial Begins Pre-Leasing for Boston East

September 22, 2017
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By John Lynds With the $71 million boutique luxury residential project at the Boston East site on Border Street set to open in December, Trinity Financial is following in the footsteps of other successful waterfront development projects. With projects like Clippership Wharf selling out prior to the actual opening of the development, Boston East’s...

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LaMattina Endorses Passacantilli for City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina.  LaMattina has represented Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End on the City Council since 2006. Passacantilli has also been endorsed by East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee and...

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Edwards Releases Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform outlining her plan to mitigate overdevelopment, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston. “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,” says Edwards....

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Candidate Farmer Pushes for Community Action on Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2017
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Focusing on the Boston and state-wide opioid-related overdose and death epidemic and the 400% increase in deaths from 2000-2015, Margaret Farmer, Candidate for Boston City Council, has called for creating a Boston version of the Angel program, pioneered and already successful in Gloucester, where an individual can walk into a police station and ask...

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Square and Park Officially Reopen During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 15, 2017
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Square and Park Officially Reopen During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By John Lynds Business owners, residents, and East Boston drivers all breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when the Central Square rehab project wrapped up. After two years of disruptions to traffic patterns, parking and the square’s central park, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Eastie’s elected officials and community members to officially cut...

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Latinos Show Support for Mayor Walsh in Eastie

September 15, 2017
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Latinos Show Support for Mayor Walsh in Eastie

By John Lynds He’s taken a tough stance against President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against immigrants, challenged Trump’s travel bans, and recently stood up against the president’s removal of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or DREAMers program that hundreds of East Boston children benefitted from. This is why Latinos in Eastie are standing...

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Developer Lowers Height of Millennium Tower in Boston

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds It may be one of those rare historic occasions when the community, elected officials and Massport are all on the same page and fighting for the same cause. There was near panic last week when reports showed that the proposed 775 foot Millennium tower in Winthrop Square in Boston would have...

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175 McClellan Highway Developer Addresses HVNA Members

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds Gate Residential Properties, LLC and Bulgroup Colorado, LLC’s Damien Szary appeared before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night at the group’s September meeting to talk about plans to develop the 143,139 sq. ft. parcel at 175 McClellan Hwy. into a mixed use development. Szary and his group, known for...

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Ward I Democratic Committee Endorses Mayor Walsh, Passacantilli and At-Large Candidates

September 15, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Ward I Democratic Committee last Wednesday held an endorsement meeting at the Paris Street Community Center to pick candidates that the group would support in the upcoming municipal elections. Following presentations by the candidates the Ward Committee took an endorsement vote. With seventeen members in attendance at the...

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