Applications for Artist Live/Work Space Now Available at Boston East

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds One of the amenities that made the Boston East Site waterfront development project on Border Street unique was the plan to include affordable living and work space for East Boston’s growing artist community. Situated right next door to the Atlantic Works Building, the home of the East Boston Artists Group, the...

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Zumix Gets $100K Grant from Cummings Foundation

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Zumix announced that it was chosen as one of 100 local Massachusetts-based nonprofits that will be receiving a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant is part of the Cummings Foundation’s ‘$100K for 100’ program and Zumix and the other nonprofits beat out 549 other applicants during the competitive review...

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Climate Ready East Boston Workshop A Success

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds What will it take to keep coastal flooding from a super storm like Hurricane Sandy from overwhelming East Boston and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage? Will it take designing new waterfront developments differently? Will it include building a flood wall around the neighborhood? Will we have to elevated...

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How We’re Making Boston An Age-Friendly City

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Sports 06-07-2017

June 9, 2017
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East Boston Jets fall 7-5 in MIAA playoffs After an 18-2 regular season that landed them the No. 4 seed in the 20-team MIAA Division 3 North post-season playoffs, the East Boston Jets ran into a Big Blue buzzsaw and saw their season come to an end in a 7-5 loss to Swampscott Saturday,...

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Obituaries 06-07-2017

June 9, 2017
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Jaquelin ‘Jackie’ Favale Formerly of East Boston Jacquelin  “Jackie” (Skinner)  Favale of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, May 30. She was 87 years old. She was the former wife of the late Frank V. Favale, the loving mother of Michael F. Favale of Florida and Frank Favale and his wife,...

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Memorial Day Observances

June 3, 2017
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Memorial Day Observances

A Vietnam Veteran solemnly looks at his fallen brothers-in-arms at the Vietnam War Memorial.

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Salesian Breakfast

June 3, 2017
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Salesian Breakfast

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francisco Urena, former State Representative Carlo Basile and Governor Charlie Baker were all at the Salesian Breakfast on last Thursday . The annual fundraiser was held at the Salesian Club and was well attended.

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Suffolk Downs’ New Owner Lays Out Development Plans

June 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien’s development firm HYM announced it has closed on its purchase of Suffolk Downs last Friday. O’Brien’s firm, who has made a name for itself as the developer of several mixed use development projects at North Point in Cambridge, the Government Center Garage Bullfinch...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Eastie Boys Track Team Wins City Title

June 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School boys track team bested 13 other teams to take first place in the Boston City Championships at White Stadium. Coach John Parziale’s Jets scored 124 points to handily outdistance second-place finisher Latin Academy who had 81 points. “We placed in just about every event,” said Parziale....

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Obituaries 05-31-2017

June 3, 2017
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Vittorio Verde Of East Boston Vittorio Verde of East Boston died peacefully on May 25. He was he devoted husband of  Assunta (Gregorio)Verde; devoted father of Antonietta  Chisari and her husband, Antonio of Reading and Carmine Verde of East Boston; dear brother of Lisa, Filomena, Geraldo and the late Giovanni, Peppo, Carmine and Vincenzo; cherished grandfather of Christina, Angela and...

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Wounded Veterans Ride

May 26, 2017
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Wounded Veterans Ride

Revere firefighter Eddie Steriti helps attach a American flag between Fire Truck Ladders from the Revere and Everett Fire Departments at Brown Circle as part of the Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Run this past Sunday, May 21. Afterward, at Suffolk Downs, a ceremony honoring wounded veterans took place with thousands observing. Here, State Secretary of...

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125th Anniversary Mass

May 26, 2017
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125th Anniversary Mass

Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is presented with a gift from the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus parish following the church’s 125th Anniversary Mass.

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Traffic in East Boston Getting Worse, Not Better

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds As MassDOT and the City of Boston struggle to figure out what has gone wrong since opening the newly configured Sumner Tunnel toll plaza, which has led to absolute gridlock in the neighborhood during the morning commute, the increase in traffic has led to some unexpected consequences for parents in the...

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Mass Conservation Law Foundation Strikes Deal with Massport

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Massport stuck a deal last week over the Port Authority’s plan to add an additional 5,000 parking spaces at Logan Airport. If Massport is able to get the proposal permitted following  the state’s environmental process, Massport agreed to invest in plans to reduce emissions....

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Battle of Noddle Island Regatta Set for Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will kick off the Third Annual Battle of Noddle Island Regatta and Re-enactment on Memorial Day to mark the significance that the Battle of Chelsea Creek played in the American Revolutionary War. The event will be held on Monday, May 29 at 10...

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District 1 City Council Race Roundup

May 26, 2017
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By John Lynds This week, East Boston’s Margaret Farmer secured enough nomination signatures to officially be on the September primary ballot for the District 1 City Council Race that includes Eastie, Charlestown and the North End. Farmer will join fellow East Bostonian, Lydia Edwards and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on the ballot. Both...

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Letter to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Frustrated and disappointed Dear Secretary Pollack: I write to express my extreme frustration and disappointment with the implementation of the new traffic patterns at the Sumner Toll Plaza. This has become a major quality of life issue for East Boston residents who are now dealing with a significant increase in traffic on neighborhood streets...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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East Boston High Baseball Team Wins Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament Title

May 26, 2017
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Righthander Jake Scanlon surrendered a lead-off single, then slammed the door shut, allowing no more hits while striking out 13 Golden Tornadoes, to lead East Boston to a 3-1 win over Malden to take the Strike Out Colon Cancer Tournament this past weekend at Memorial Park East Boston. Scanlon, named the Tournament MVP, did...

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Obituaries 05-24-2017

May 26, 2017
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Gino Ferri His family remains his proudest legacy His family remains his proudest legacy Gino Ferri of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on Friday evening at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was 93 years old. The loving husband of Grace (Spadoni) Ferri with whom he shared 63 years of...

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City Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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City Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

By John Lynds The departure of Charlestown’s Jack Kelly and East Boston’s Michael Sinatra has left only three candidates vying to fill City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s District 1 City Council seat once he leaves office at the end of this term. With four months to go until the city primary, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and...

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