How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Obituaries 12-06-2017

December 11, 2017
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Anthony ‘Tinny’ ‘Tony’ Lopilato Jr. U.S. Postal Service retiree whose total life was consumed with family and extended family Anthony M. Lopilato, Jr., affectionately known as “Tinny” and “Tony” passed away following a long illness on Tuesday, November 28 at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston. He was 74 years old. Born and raised...

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A Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2017
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A Happy Thanksgiving

Rep Adrian Madaro, his family and a team of volunteers handed out over 400 dinners to the neighborhood’s elderly, families and low income residents at Sacred Heart Church Thanksgiving Day. Shown above is Lola Dumitrescu, just one of the dozens of volunteers that helped last Thursday deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to residents that...

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First in a Series of Meeting Held on Mt Carmel Church Redevelopment

December 1, 2017
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First in a Series of Meeting Held on Mt Carmel Church Redevelopment

By John Lynds The owners of the Mount Carmel Church and surrounding properties kicked off what is sure to be an extensive community process regarding the redevelopment of the site. At a Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting Monday night representatives for the Frankfort and Gove Street LLC, who purchased the property in 2015...

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Downeast Cider Has a Little Fun on Cyber Monday

December 1, 2017
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Downeast Cider Has a Little Fun on Cyber Monday

By John Lynds The Monday following Thanksgiving has become known as ‘Cyber Monday’ or the day Americans take to their computers, jam websites and crash the internet looking for hot deals for Christmas gifts online. Some big corporations have turned to drone deliveries as way to make Cyber Monday a truly high tech event....

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Local Artists to Hold Annual Holiday Open House to Benefit East Boston High School Art Department

December 1, 2017
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The East Boston Artists Group members, at 80 Border Street, in the Atlantic Works Building, open their doors for the 4th annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale from 12 noon – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. This year, thanks to the generosity of the Boston Ballet, and the Institute for Contemporary Art,...

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BPDA Approves Hilton Expansion

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds At its November meeting the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the Hilton Garden Inn’s owners’ plans to expand the hotel. The hotel, located on the corner of McClellan Highway and Boardman Street in Orient Heights, will add an additional 84 hotel rooms and community meeting space on the left...

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Units Pitched for Everett St at Gove St Assoc

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds At Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting Attorney Richard Lynds presented his client’s plans for constructing nine condo units with nine parking spaces at 18 Everett St. The property, Lynds explained, consist of two 2,250 sq. ft. lots. One of the lots houses a single family structure that would...

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EBSB Named as One of Top Places to Work

December 1, 2017
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At the 2017 “Top Places to Work” reveal reception held at the Boston Design Center and hosted by The Boston Globe, East Boston Savings Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ 2017 “Top Places to Work”. The recognition as a “Top Places to Work” is based on surveys completed by more than 75,000 workers at...

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The LEAF Fund: Helping Boston Businesses Succeed

December 1, 2017
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By Marianne Salza For 35 years the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) has been providing technical assistance and financing to co-operative organizations and social ventures across the nation. The non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) hopes to continue expanding its recent initiative of creating and retaining jobs for low-income communities in Greater Boston. “We...

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Police Briefs 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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East boston Police Notes November 18 Around 11:00 am District Seven Officers responded to the area of 114 Bennington Street, East Boston for a report of person(s) stealing delivery packages. Upon arrival officers approached 2 suspicious person(s) who proceeded to flee on foot through neighboring backyards. After a lengthy foot pursuit, the suspects (A...

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AMAC: Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find a ‘Cure’ for It

December 1, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...

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Energy Lessons from Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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HYM is Doing Its Part to be Transparent

December 1, 2017
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Thanks to the continuing transparency of the HYM Investment Group, the owner of Suffolk Downs, the ultimate plans for the development of the race track will bring no surprises for East Boston residents. Given the nature of this proposal, encompassing more than 160 acres spread over two communities, the new development should have ideas...

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Thank You Rep Madaro

December 1, 2017
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Given the economic growth of Boston over the last decade, it is hard to believe that people have been left out of this rising tide. But in East Boston, we know this fact all too well. That is why we want to say thank you to Rep. Adrian Madaro and the scores of volunteers...

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Ortega Leads Eastie Past Southie, 16-0 in Annual Thanksgiving Football Game

December 1, 2017
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The East Boston High School football team needed to defeat South in its annual holiday tilt to put a winning season in the record books. It was mission accomplished for head coach John Parziale’s determined Jets, who bested Southie, 16-0, in the 99th meeting between the two teams at White Stadium. Eastie finishes its...

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Obituaries 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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Cesira “Gina” Pepe Long-time Logan Airport ticket agent Cesira “Gina” (Miccoli) Pepe of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield and Revere, died on Nov. 24. Born and raised in Italy before moving to the United States in 1976, Gina worked many years at Logan Airport as a ticket agent for Alitalia Air, Swiss Air and most...

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East Boston Artist Group Holiday Open House set for Saturday

November 29, 2017
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East Boston Artist Group Holiday Open House set for Saturday

Some argue that the sign of a strong community is a strong art scene. Over the past two decades East Boston has become a mecca of visual and performance art with the East Boston Artist Group (EBAG), Zumix, the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, HarborArts and the Institute of Contemporary Art all contributing the fabric...

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Zumix Launches Adult Music Lessons at Maverick Market

November 25, 2017
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Zumix Launches Adult Music Lessons at Maverick Market

By John Lynds What Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club is to Berklee School of Music, Maverick Market is to Zumix. For decades Wally’s has welcomed musicians studying at Berklee to come across the street and jam for hours on end. At Maverick Market during any given week instructors, students and supporters of Zumix can be...

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HYM Holds Walking Tour and Workshop at Suffolk Downs Site

November 25, 2017
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HYM Holds Walking Tour and Workshop at Suffolk Downs Site

By John Lynds Last Wednesday owners of HYM Investment Group LLC in conjunction with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a walking tour of the Suffolk Downs Racetrack site. HYM and BPDA invited East Boston community leaders and residents to tour the site with a focus on Suffolk Downs infield. With a...

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Many Turn Out to Wish Councilor LaMattina Farewell

November 25, 2017
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Many Turn Out to Wish Councilor LaMattina Farewell

By John Lynds When City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced in April he would leave public office, the shockwaves rippled throughout the community. After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, LaMattina said, “It’s time. It’s time to give someone else a...

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Rep Madaro to Host East Boston Thanksgiving Day Charitable Event

November 25, 2017
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Rep Madaro to Host East Boston Thanksgiving Day Charitable Event

By John Lynds When Rep. Adrian Madaro was elected to office three years ago, there was a holiday tradition started by his predecessor, Carlo Basile, that he vowed to continue. Madaro will again host East Boston’s annual Thanksgiving Day charitable dinner that has made the holiday a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income,...

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Incident Puts Mario Umana Academy on Lockdown

November 25, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston Parents became alarmed last Wednesday as social media began to report that the Mario Umana Academy was on lockdown due to reports of a suspicious man outside the building with a firearm even before they received calls from the Boston Public School Department. According to police, a group of...

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