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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

July 1, 2016
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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

By John Lynds Next Wednesday the East Boston Farmers Market returns for its ninth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before.  The booths will be  at the Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. through October 19. The kick off scheduled...

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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

July 1, 2016
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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

By John Lynds A group of residents have gotten together to form a new advocacy group, The Harborkeepers, and begin cleaning East Boston’s shoreline. On a recent Saturday the group was joined by the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and 35 employees of the Boston-based law firm Dechert to clean Condor Street Overlook behind...

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Jackie Anthony,Longtime Breast Cancer Awareness Crusader,Dies at 66

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Jacalyn “Jackie” Anthony, a longtime East Boston resident who fought for nearly two decades to raise awareness for breast cancer, other cancers and women’s health in the neighborhood and beyond, has died. Mrs. Anthony succumbed to cancer after battling the disease for 18 years on Monday, June 27 surrounded by her...

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Eastie to Celebrate Ahead of 4th of July

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds While some East Bostonians will head to the Esplanade for the Boston Pops annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display, many in Eastie will forgo the huge crowds trying to get a good spot for the Pops concert. Luckily there are a few celebrations here  leading up to Independence Day...

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Hundreds Attend DND Meridian Street Library Meeting

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Cooler heads prevailed Monday night at the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) sponsored community meeting at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the future of the Meridian Street Library building. The emergency meeting was called following a contentious meeting between the designated developer, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC), and members of...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 24, 2016
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Battle of Noddle Island

Local youth took part in the Battle of Noddle Island reenactment and charged the hill as Red Coats last Saturday at the Condor Street Urban Wild area.

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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

June 24, 2016
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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

Pictured at the K-Trust Scholarship Banquett are: standing left to right, Buddy Mangini (K-Trust Board), George Gambale (K-Trust Board), Annabelle Aguirre, Nicole Frangolini, Diana Hernandez, Raymond Albanese, Jasmine Nijjar, Mary Jane Barber (EB Kiwanis President), Phil Freehan (K-Trust President), Carolyn Searles, Marie-Claire Ohman, Esteban Enrique, Daylin Dominguez Lopez, Ryan Sherman, Devon Sherman, and Marisa...

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EBHS Class of 2016

June 24, 2016
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EBHS Class of 2016

Here comes the East Boston High School Class of 2016.

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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

June 24, 2016
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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

By John Lynds She moved here from El Salvador when she was 14-years-old for a better life but that short life ended in a garage on Princeton Street last week. Police have identified the remains of the girl found in a garage suffering from traumatic injuries as 19-year-old Blanca Lainez of East Boston. Lainez...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed in East Boston

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address is the same address of a failed medical marijuana dispensary pitched in 2014 that did not receive Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) approval. Chairman and Founder of Happy Valley, Michael Reardon said...

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