Mark and Joel Katz Receive NETSA College Scholarships

August 5, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) has announced that two of their scholarship recipients are Mark and Joel Katz, sons of Bob and Roberta Katz. Bob Katz has been the owner and operator of Nu-Tread Tire and Auto Service Center in East Boston for many years. Joel Katz, also...

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East Boston As Deer Island?

August 5, 2016
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John Vitagliano, Former Boston Transportation Commissioner Two years ago I participated with my Winthrop neighbors in vigorously opposing a proposal by the MWRA to utilize the Deer Island Treatment Plant as a major facility to process vast amounts of discarded food wastes (garbage) and other waste materials from the entire city of Boston and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2016
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Dangers of tethering Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of the...

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Honoring the Aloisis:Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 5, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Obituaries 08-03-2016

August 5, 2016
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James ‘Jimmy’ Todisco Of East Boston James “Jimmy” Todisco of East Boston died on July 27 at the age of 40. He was the cherished son of Rita (Cogswell) Todisco  and the late William of East Boston; dear brother of Billy Todisco of Chelsea, Stevie Todisco of Winthrop, Bobby Todisco of Revere, John Todisco  of East Boston,...

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Fire Guts Two Homes Friday,Threatens Santarpio’s Pizza

July 30, 2016
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Fire Guts Two Homes Friday,Threatens Santarpio’s Pizza

By John Lynds A massive inferno broke out Friday evening on Chelsea Street that destroyed two homes and damaged the 113-year-old famed East Boston pizzeria, Santarpio’s Pizza. The call came in Friday just before 7:30 p.m. for a fire at 107-109 Chelsea St., an attached building with two, three family homes on either side....

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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

July 30, 2016
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Three Students Picked for Umana Fellowship

By John Lynds The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the subtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

July 30, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Chooses Two Eastie Partners

By John Lynds After a citywide search calling on local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston, the organization that brought the popular street piano program to Boston last year announced two Eastie partners. The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library will...

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BRA Approves 202 Maverick St Condo Project

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. While the two community groups with jurisdiction over Maverick Street were split on the project with the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voting in...

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Three Proposals for the Condor Street Hess Site

July 30, 2016
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By John Lynds At a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) sponsored meeting on Monday night at the library, three proposals to develop the former Hess City on Condor Street along the Chelsea Creek were pitched to the community. The industrial parcel of land that once housed storage tanks for Hess Oil is zoned as a...

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Congratulations to Our City of Boston Scholars

July 30, 2016
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BY Mayor Martin J. Walsh Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in...

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Obituaries 07-27-2016

July 30, 2016
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Wayne Michael Kamer Lifelong East Boston resident Wayne Michael Kamer, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on July 9. He was the loving son of the late Angela (Stormiello) and Charles Kamer; father of Kerriann Fosati and her husband, Christian of Medford and Danny Kamer and his fiancé, Christina Bontempo of Revere;...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

July 22, 2016
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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Climate Change Effects

By John Lynds At a City Council hearing last Wednesday, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was amazed at what he saw when he toured the Netherlands and Denmark to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. “I was so thankful to be on this tour sponsored by the the...

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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh Joins Boston Police for Eastie Peace Walk

By John Lynds With tensions between police and citizens at an all time high nationwide and the murder of five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Police’s top brass, District A-7 officers and residents to call for an end to all forms...

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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

July 22, 2016
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Mayor Walsh,Eastie’s Elected Officials Tour Proposed Future Eversource Substation Site

By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh joined City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Rep. Adrian Madaro and Sen. Joe Boncore Saturday afternoon to tour the East Boston City Yards — the future site of an Eversource substation that the owner of Chanel Fish in Eagle Sqaure has been fighting for the better part of a year....

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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

July 22, 2016
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Hennessey-Crowell Settles in as Crossroads Family Shelter Director

By John Lynds When Audrey Sivikas left as Director of Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston in 2013,  there was a huge void to be filled. After several interim directors that did not have the same impact as Sivikas, it seemed Crossroads had all been forgotten in the neighborhood until Rachael Hennessey-Crowell arrived in...

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OHNC Supports Plans for New Restaurant at Former Victory Pub

July 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Peter Ackerman, a Chelmsford native took ownership of the popular Salvatore’s Restaurants in Downtown Boston and in the Seaport District last year, has set his eyes on the former Victory Pub in East Boston. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, members voted to support Ackerman’s plans to bring...

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Why I Voted Against the City Budget

July 22, 2016
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By Councilor Anissa Essaibi George As the Boston City Council cast its final votes on the City of Boston budgets for fiscal 2017, I went in to the meeting ready to take a stand for the children of Boston, for the future of Boston, and for good government. In the name of all three...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Obituaries 07-20-2016

July 22, 2016
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Rosemarie Forti Of East Boston Rosemarie Forti of East Boston passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 16. She was in her 96th year. The beloved wife of the late Vincent Forti, she was the devoted mother of Frank and his wife, Mary of Suffield, CT, Patrick and his wife,...

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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

July 16, 2016
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Piers Park Sailing Kicks Off Summer Fun

By John Lynds Last Thursday evening, Piers Park Sailing Center’s (PPSC)  Louisa Conklin stood on the dock of the sailing center surrounded by eager sailors waiting to race. Conklin was giving the group instructions and rules on the upcoming regatta sailing race that was set to kick off. A half hour later the sail...

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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

July 16, 2016
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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

By John Lynds In light of the recent uptick in violent crime in East Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has agreed to add five more police officers to the neighborhood out of the next Boston Police Academy graduating class. Evans made this pledge after meeting with City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Adrian...

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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

July 16, 2016
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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

By John Lynds With Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) planning a $1.5 billion expansion over the next several years,  they are required by the state to use a portion of their construction costs to help fund children’s health initiatives in and around Boston. Last Thursday at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library...

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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

July 16, 2016
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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

By John Lynds Last summer’s widely successful free kayaking program at Constitution Beach that drew over 1,500 resident has returned  for the next 30 days. The free kayaking program kicked off Monday at the beach and is being run by East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department’s Youth Crew....

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