Another Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride Day was launched in 1988 in response to the wave of urban flight from Boston during the 1970s and 1980s. In Eastie, many Italians and Irish took off for the suburban towns of Saugus, Peabody and Revere while the burgeoning new Latino and Asian population were stripped of mentors and neighbors to...

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Knights Sweep Rockies, Advance to YBLCS

August 20, 2015
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The East Boston Knights sweep their way into the Yawkey League Championship Series for the first time in team history. With a 5 to 0 victory the Knights will now face the defending champion Somerville Alibrandis on Wednesday in game 1 of a best of 7 series. After grinding out a 3 to 1...

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Obituaries 08-19-2015

August 20, 2015
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Theresa LaBella Of Winthrop Theresa (Lanzilli) LaBella of Winthrop, formerly of West Bridgewater, passed away on August 17. She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Leona (Foss) Lanzilli; beloved wife of the late Anthony LaBella; dear sister of Helen Antenucci and her late husband, Nicholas, Nicholas Lanzilli and his wife, Lucinda,...

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Beach Art

August 14, 2015
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Beach Art

San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who has been working on beach art since 2004, joined resident Saturday at Constitution Beach to create a gigantic piece of geometric public sand art.

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CDC Chosen as Developer of Meridian Street Branch Library

August 14, 2015
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) beat out three other proposals and was chosen as the designated developer of the former Meridian Street branch library by the  the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The announcement last week by DND set off a firestorm on social media with many residents frustrated over the city’s...

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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

August 14, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, representatives from Hilton Garden Inn, developer First Bristol Corp and construction company Consigli joined together to cut the ribbon on the first new hotel built in East Boston in 14 years. The hotel was erected on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway after Fall River based...

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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

August 14, 2015
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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

The proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. has gone under Boston Redevelopment (BRA) review. The review period will last until Monday, September 7 with public comment periods on the project due by that date. Comments can be sent to the the BRA at One City Hall, 9th Floor, Boston,...

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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

August 14, 2015
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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

A major water main break on Cottage Street in East Boston Monday night caused two sink holes to open up on the street, nearly swallowing one car whole. Crews responded at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 162-168 Cottage St. for a 10-inch water main break on the street. The water quickly flooded...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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City Preps Central Square for Redevelopment

August 14, 2015
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The City of Boston has begun the initial stages this week of prepping Central Square for the year-long redevelopment project that will transform the square. After years of waiting, the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood was finally been accepted in June. “We had a series of...

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Letter to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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What will this accomplish?    The Boston City Council is currently debating the idea of purchasing BodyCams for its police officers while on duty. Several large cities across the nation are having the same debate. Critics across the country believe these cameras are necessary to catch rogue law-breaking cops. Their criticism stems from a...

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Work Still Needs to be Done

August 14, 2015
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The story last week that Constitution Beach is not as usable as it was last year is a bit disturbing (although the beach still is ranked among the top 10 cleanest beaches from Nahant to Nantasket). The culprit is the old pipes that take excess drain water from homes and businesses and dump them...

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Saving Millions

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

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Obituaries 08-12-2015

August 14, 2015
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Iapicca Assunta Capodanno Of Medford, formerly of East Boston Iapicca Assunta Capodanno of Medford, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 3. The loving daughter of the late Michael and Carmalinda (Vitale) Capodanno, she was the cherished sister of Maria Sodano and her late husband, Luigi of Winthrop, Licia Biasella and her husband,...

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American Legion Playground

August 5, 2015
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American Legion Playground

Mayor Martin Walsh joins the East Boston community in cutting the ribbon last Wednesday on the newly rehabbed American Legion Playground.

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Heavy Rains Take Toll on Water Quality at Constitution Beach

August 5, 2015
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East Boston’s only public beach has slipped a little on water quality from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer, Constitution Beach scored a 96 percent but has slipped to an 83 percent this year. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s...

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Petruccelli,Madaro Vote to Override Baker’s Vetoes on State Funding of Local Iniatatives

August 5, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro were able to override Governor Charlie Baker’s vetoes of several East Boston earmarks in the state’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget last week during a joint session of the House and Senate. Two weeks ago, Baker had signed a $38.1 billion budget but slashed $162 billion in spending...

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Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

August 5, 2015
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Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

Director of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department Chris Marchi envisions a Constitution Beach complete with a small boat house and kayaks that families can rent and paddle around the water’s edge. However, Marchi needs support from the community for an upcoming event at the neighborhood’s only public beach....

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Community News Briefs

August 5, 2015
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Local BURGER KING restaurant participating:  Burger King at 944 Bennington Street, East Boston With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations powered by Funjet Vacations, a hot tub from New England Spas, a Sea-Doo(r) personal watercraft, American Airlines AAdvantage(r) miles, theme park tickets,...

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Rep.Madaro Reflects on His First 100 Days

August 5, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro recently marked his first 100 days in office as East Boston’s representative in the Massachusetts House. Madaro, who is the third youngest member of the House in Massachusetts, said that since being sworn in over three months ago, he has been busy with constituent services, the state budget process and...

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Congratulations,East Boston Little League

August 5, 2015
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We congratulate the East Boston Little League All-Star team on winning the District 12 championship in the Jimmy Fund Tournament this past weekend in Melrose. This impressive victory over teams from larger communities was the result of a total team effort by the manager, Chucky Cassaro, the coaches, Krysten Hunt and Frank DiNublia, and...

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Obituaries 08-05-2015

August 5, 2015
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Jason ‘Jay’ Clark Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston Jason “Jay” Clark of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on July 30 at the age of 36. Jay was a graduate of East Boston High School, class of ‘98 and a past member of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club. He was the...

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Looking for the Perfect Berry

July 29, 2015
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Looking for the Perfect Berry

A young East Boston boy was helping his mom pick out some fresh fruit at last Wednesday’s East Boston Farmer Market at Lewis Mall. The Market will run from now until October each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Playing in the Sand

July 29, 2015
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Playing in the Sand

Ndricim Bejko of East Boston works on his sculpture during the Amateur Contest on Sunday, July 26, at the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. The Festival kicked off on Friday and continued through Sunday, with more than one million visitors coming to the Beach to see the world-class sculptures and participate in...

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