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Protesters Descend on Logan Airport after Trump’s Executive Order

February 3, 2017
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Protesters Descend on Logan Airport after Trump’s Executive Order

By John Lynds Loudly chanting slogans like “Let Them In” and “This is What Democracy Looks Like” hundreds of protesters, including dozens of East Boston residents, descended upon Logan International Airport’s Terminal E Saturday night to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program as well as the temporary banned entry...

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A Direct Attack:Mayor Pushes Back on Trump’s Immigration Policies

February 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Throughout its history East Boston has been a neighborhood of immigrants. Beginning in the 19th Century, Irish and Eastern European Jews flocked to the neighborhood followed by Italians at the turn of the 20th century and Latinos in the later part of the century. So when President Donald Trump took a...

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2016 Saw Real Estate Prices Go Up Around Region

February 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The real estate market showed median home sale prices are up anywhere from 8 to 21 percent in East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett and Lynn. In East Boston the real estate business is booming according to Tom Mario, of Century 21 Mario. Single family home prices increased 21.3 percent...

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The EASTIE Coalition Going Strong

February 3, 2017
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By John Lynds In response to the growing opioid epidemic in East Boston, former Senator Anthony Petruccelli founded The East Boston Alliance for Substance use Treatment, Intervention and Education Coalition (EASTIE) aimed at reducing substance abuse among youth and adults in the community. Now, Rep. Adrian Madaro has picked up where Petruccelli left off...

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Like the Wind

January 29, 2017
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Like the Wind

Joel Pastrana is a blur as he competes in the boys’ 4×200 meter relay during a meet on Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, against New Mission in the Reggie Lewis Center. The East Boston High Jets boys’ and girls’ indoor track team decidedly won the meet.

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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

January 29, 2017
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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

After a stellar 46 year career as an Catholic School educator and longtime principal of East Boston Central Catholic School, Maryann Manfredonia is saying goodbye as she sets to retire at the end of the month. Read full story in this week’s Catholic School.

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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

January 29, 2017
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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. An effort from the Walsh Administration to create jobs...

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Developers of Clippership Wharf File for Chapter 91

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project recently filed for a Chapter 91 license with the state. All waterfront projects in Massachusetts need to go through a Chapter 91 review MassDEP to ensure protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways. Specifically, the request Lend Lease...

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Licensing Board Passes BYOB Rules,Regulations

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Soon, East Boston small restaurant owners without a beer and wine license will be able to have their loyal patrons bring their own bottles. Last week the City of Boston’s Licensing Board unanimously approved rules and regulations to allow for BYOB (bring your own bottle) in Boston. In December the Boston...

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Eastie Man Arraigned for Pulling Fire Alarm at Steelers’ Hotel

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston man responsible for the early morning wakeup call at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel on Sunday morning 15 hours before the team was to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship may be a villain in Pittsburgh, but not here. Dennis Harrison, 25, of East Boston, was...

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