The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Congratulations Councilor Sal Lamattina

January 22, 2016
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The announcement by Council President Michelle Wu that our own City Councilor Sal LaMattina has been named Chairman of the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committee as well as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee certainly comes as good news to residents. These committees are very important for quality of life issues...

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Obituaries 01-20-2016

January 22, 2016
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Anna Odierno Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Anna J. (Delia) Odierno of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on January 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Frank and his former wife, Karen of East Boston, David and his wife, Andrea of Weymouth, Lori Celona...

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‘Divercity’ and Sting

January 20, 2016
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‘Divercity’ and Sting

DiverCity, a group of students from East Boston’s ZUMIX is on a roll!  Two incredible gigs as of late, opening up for Grammy Award winning artist Sting at the recent Lenny Zakim Funds 20th Anniversary celebration and opening at this weekend’s Hot Stove Cool Music show at the Paradise. ZUMIX doing wonderful youth development...

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Hard Fought

January 20, 2016
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Hard Fought

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, 60-53, in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris Ortiz (14).

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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

January 20, 2016
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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Diana Hwang, a resident of East Boston, founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative, and former State House staffer, announced her candidacy to replace Anthony Petruccelli in the Democratic primary special election for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District. “I’m running for State Senate because a district as diverse as ours needs...

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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

January 20, 2016
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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

Roseland and Massport representatives announced at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting that the second phase of the Portside at Pier I project will begin at the end of this month. Roseland opened Building 7 at Pier 1 in November, 2014 and according to Massport’s Andrew Grace the building is fully leased....

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Police Investigate Eagle Hill Homicide

January 20, 2016
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Police addressed Sunday morning’s homicide at an East Boston community meeting Monday night. Police said they could give few details but District A-7 Community Officer Danny Simmons said there is no threat to the public and the murder was not a random act. “What we can say is that there was a shooting incident...

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Angela’s Cafe to Open Second Location

January 20, 2016
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Last week owners of Angela’s Cafe met with residents who live near El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street to pitch the idea of opening a second Angela’s Cafe in East Boston. Angela’s owner, Luis Garcia, plans to take over the restaurant space currently housing El Paisa and open second location to compliment...

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Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

January 20, 2016
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Jerry Del Prete, East Boston’s undisputed ‘King of Cold Cuts’, has died. Del Prete, who for over three decades ran the unassuming yet arguably one of the best sub shops in town, died on Wednesday, January 6 following a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. Del...

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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

January 20, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to access...

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Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Obituaries 01-13-2016

January 20, 2016
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Philomena Giardina Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Philomena “Auntie Fannie” (Gentile) Giardina of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Sunday, January 10. She was 96 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Gaetano “Uncle Guy” Giardina; loving aunt of Maria Longo and her husband, Phillip, Michael Gentile and...

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Swearing In

January 7, 2016
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Swearing In

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during a...

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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

January 7, 2016
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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

Suffolk University and its student-athletes, in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, have teamed-up to launch a new program aimed at mentoring and impacting the lives of students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston. “Suffolk University is deeply committed to the East Boston neighborhood, especially its young people,”...

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NOAH Receives Major Grant

January 7, 2016
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The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate a major grant from the Kresge Foundation. NOAH announced the local non-profit was awarded a Kresge Foundation urban opportunities and resilience implementation funding, which over the next three years will support continued climate adaptation planning and implementation work...

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Rep. Madaro Decides Against Bid for Senate

January 7, 2016
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East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro has decided not to run for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate seat that will be left vacant by Senator Anthony Petruccelli on January 21. “Over the past few weeks I have been touched by those who have encouraged me to pursue Senator Petruccelli’s seat,” said Madaro. “However,...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

January 7, 2016
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fifth term as District 1 City Councilor Monday at Faneuil Hall and said he looks forward to representing East Boston, Charlestown and the North End for another two years. “I am very excited to begin my 5th term on the Boston City Council,” said LaMattina....

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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

January 7, 2016
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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

For the past two years a group of East Boston residents have braved the frigid waters off Constitution Beach on New Years Day to take a ‘Polar Plunge’. The small group began with a few residents last year to show their support for local police and law enforcement during a time when there was...

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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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Letter to the Editor

January 7, 2016
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Congratulations to our city leaders We congratulate our esteemed city councillors, including Eastie’s own Sal LaMattina, who were inaugurated for two-year terms during an impressive ceremony Monday at Boston City Hall. LaMattina, who has served our community with distinction for the past eight years, will be joining some new colleagues on the Boston City...

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Obituaries 01-06-2016

January 7, 2016
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Vasilios Anthopoulos Of Winthrop, formerly of Greece Vasilios Anthopoulos, a long time resident of Winthrop, formerly of Greece, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon,  January 2. He was the beloved husband for over 56 loving years to Melpomeni (Papadopoulos); devoted father of  Sophie Vessiropoulos and her husband, Antonis, Harry Anthopoulos and his wife, Marianna...

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Mary Ellen Welch, Woman of the Year

December 31, 2015
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Mary Ellen Welch, Woman of the Year

For more than a half century East Boston’s Mary Ellen Welch has been the steward of social, political and environmental activism in the neighborhood. Welch, a longtime community activist and educator, has sought to house the poor, improve the air quality in Eastie and helped bring a neighborhood with the least amount of open...

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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Man of the Year

December 31, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Man of the Year

When Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced he would resign from office in January sent a shock wave through East Boston as the community felt they were losing a very effective political leader and advocate on Beacon Hill. For 17 years Petruccelli represented the community, first as a State Representative and later as a State Senator,...

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