East Boston Voters Head to the Polls for September 8 Primary

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters will head to the polls Thursday for the state’s primary election to choose their nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and House, Governor’s Council, Register of Deeds and county sheriff. While incumbent candidates like State Representative Adrian Madaro, State Senator Joseph Boncore and U.S....

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Second Suspect Arraigned in Eastie Teen’s Murder

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 14 murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez on Princeton Street. Angel Antonio Ramos-Oliva, 21, of East Boston was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court last week and charged with murder.  Judge Lisa Grant held him without bail at the...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Letter to the Editor

September 8, 2016
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Tremendous support Dear Editor, The East Boston Museum and Historical Society Board of Directors wishes to express our deepest thanks to the many members of the East Boston community for their tremendous support. We have made a lot of progress towards establishing a museum which honors East Boston’s rich history. We filed our legal...

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Election on September 8

September 8, 2016
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While the Big One — the election of our next President of the United States is in November — there is an important election next Thursday (note the different day for an election than the usual Tuesday), Sept. 8, with some interesting local contests for Suffolk County Sheriff and Suffolk County Register of Deeds. Rep. Adrian Madaro and...

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East Boston Jets Open the Season Friday

September 8, 2016
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Game one for the East Boston High School football team is this Friday, September 9 at Sartori Stadium at 6 p.m.  English High School will be the visiting team.   John Parziale begins his seventh season with a record of 37-26.  Last year, the Jets had a respectable season, ending at 7-3.  Senior captains are...

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Obituaries 09-07-2016

September 8, 2016
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Claire Cataldo Devoted daughter, sister and mother      Claire ( Napolitano) Cataldo of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of the West End of Boston, passed away August 28 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 97 years old. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Cataldo, she was  devoted daughter, sister and...

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Chance of A Lifetime

September 1, 2016
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Chance of A Lifetime

Four Zumix music students recently got a chance of a lifetime. These four young and talented musicians were chosen by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to help write an original piece of music that they will perform alongside the full orchestra at the Boston Hatch Shell this month. Angelina Botticelli, Justin Garcia, Sebastian Jaramillo and...

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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

September 1, 2016
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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

By John Lynds Marie A. “Jeanette” Ferrino, the late wife of the Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino and a driving force in many East Boston organizations and social clubs, has died. Mrs. Ferrino died at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on Saturday, August 27. She was 90 years old. There’s an old saying “behind...

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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

September 1, 2016
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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program held an informal Thank You Ceremony to express its gratitude to the local organizations and individuals who helped support it financially this year. The event was held on the final day of the program, Thursday, August 18th, at the Schoolyard on Lexington Street in East Boston. The Annual Children’s...

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Woman Helps Police in Murder Investigation

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Boston Police distributed photos of a woman walking near the scene where 18-year-old Blanca Lainez’s was murdered on June 14. The photos, captured on a security camera in the area, show a woman walking on Princeton Street on June 14 around the time investigators believe Lainez was killed....

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LaMattina, City Council Vote to Not Oppose Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds At last Wednesday’s Boston City Council Hearing City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined his colleagues in voting to not oppose the plan to place a medical marijuana dispensary on McClellan Highway in East Boston. Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address...

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EBNHC Receives HHS Grant

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will receive  $40,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest in the health center’s quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. The $40,000 EBNHC will receive is part of $3,059,677 in HHS funding to...

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Save East Boston History

September 1, 2016
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Edith G. De Angelis If you are old enough to remember “the old days” you will remember the uncontrolled growth of the airport as it gobbled up homes, businesses, parks, playgrounds, streets, three of our five islands, and, whole neighborhoods. The loss and desecration of our magnificent Wood Island Park and World War Memorial...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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School Will Be Back — Drive With Care

September 1, 2016
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2016-17 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having to deal...

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Obituaries 08-31-2016

September 1, 2016
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Michael Costa Carpet Installer, Active member of Beachmont Yacht Club Michael J. Costa of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died at home unexpectedly on Sunday, August 21. He was 41 years old. Michael was born and raised in East Boston, attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of the North East...

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Eastie Pride Day Was A Huge Success

August 29, 2016
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Eastie Pride Day Was A Huge Success

Carole Smith, Lisa LaMattina, Stephen Murphy, Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Sal LaMattina, and Massport CEO Thomas Glynn cut the giant Eastie Pride cake on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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Zumix Receives Funding for Added Program from Pearl Jam Concert

August 29, 2016
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By John Lynds One of Seattle’s most influential rock bands to come out of the early 1990s Pacific Northwest ‘grunge’ scene announced it has donated a portion of its ticket sales during the band’s two Boston shows at Fenway Park earlier this month to Zumix for a second time. Pearl Jam and the band’s...

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Rep Madaro to Visit El Salvador,Honduras and Mexico

August 29, 2016
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By John Lynds With many of his East Boston constituents hailing from Central and South America and leaving there for more opportunities and a better life in the United States, State Representative Adrian Madaro will travel to three Latin American countries this week to see first hand what drives immigration. Madaro will join a...

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Eastie Artist Picked to Decorate Neighborhood’s “Street Pianos”

August 29, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston artist J. Felipe Aguirre, a.k.a. Phil Hoa has been chosen to be the one responsible for designing and decorating the public ‘Street Pianos’ coming to East Boston next month. The two pianos in Eastie that will be sponsored by the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the East Boston Branch...

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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Volunteers A Huge Part of Eastie Pride

August 29, 2016
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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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Obituaries 08-24-2016

August 29, 2016
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Vincent Guaetta Retired MBTA machinist Vincent A. Guaetta pf Revere, formerly of Wakefield and East Boston, passed away August 12 after a brief illness. He was 73 years old. A retired MBTA machinist, he was the cherished son of the late Peter and Mary (Guerra) Guaetta, the former husband of Elaine (Mastrangelo) Guaetta; loving...

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