Mosquito Spraying Planned for the Orient Heights Area in East Boston

July 5, 2016
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Part of an effort to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness as warm weather returns The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) would like to advise residents and community members in East Boston of an upcoming spraying to help control the mosquito population in the Orient Heights neighborhood.  The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project is...

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Father Belschner Being Relocated by the Archdiocese:Community Fights to Keep Him in Eastie

July 1, 2016
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Father Belschner Being Relocated by the Archdiocese:Community Fights to Keep Him in Eastie

By John Lynds The Boston Archdiocese announced last weekend that one of East Boston’s most popular parish priests would be relocated to Dedham, causing an uproar throughout the community. Father Wayne Belschner, the head priest at Sacred Heart Parish, has become a popular fixture throughout the community as an educator, social activists, and community...

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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

July 1, 2016
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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

By John Lynds Next Wednesday the East Boston Farmers Market returns for its ninth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before.  The booths will be  at the Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. through October 19. The kick off scheduled...

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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

July 1, 2016
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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

By John Lynds A group of residents have gotten together to form a new advocacy group, The Harborkeepers, and begin cleaning East Boston’s shoreline. On a recent Saturday the group was joined by the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and 35 employees of the Boston-based law firm Dechert to clean Condor Street Overlook behind...

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Jackie Anthony,Longtime Breast Cancer Awareness Crusader,Dies at 66

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Jacalyn “Jackie” Anthony, a longtime East Boston resident who fought for nearly two decades to raise awareness for breast cancer, other cancers and women’s health in the neighborhood and beyond, has died. Mrs. Anthony succumbed to cancer after battling the disease for 18 years on Monday, June 27 surrounded by her...

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Eastie to Celebrate Ahead of 4th of July

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds While some East Bostonians will head to the Esplanade for the Boston Pops annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display, many in Eastie will forgo the huge crowds trying to get a good spot for the Pops concert. Luckily there are a few celebrations here  leading up to Independence Day...

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Hundreds Attend DND Meridian Street Library Meeting

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Cooler heads prevailed Monday night at the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) sponsored community meeting at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the future of the Meridian Street Library building. The emergency meeting was called following a contentious meeting between the designated developer, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC), and members of...

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Guest Opinion

July 1, 2016
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Superintendent Tommy Chang   When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Obituaries 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Anne Virginia Ascolillo Of East Boston Anne Virginia (Briatico) Ascolillo of East Boston passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 25. The beloved wife of the late Ronald A. Ascolillo, she was the devoted mother of Ronald G. and his wife, Colette of Saugus, Kevin and his wife, Lillian of Beverly and Deborah Ascolillo...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 24, 2016
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Battle of Noddle Island

Local youth took part in the Battle of Noddle Island reenactment and charged the hill as Red Coats last Saturday at the Condor Street Urban Wild area.

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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

June 24, 2016
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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

Pictured at the K-Trust Scholarship Banquett are: standing left to right, Buddy Mangini (K-Trust Board), George Gambale (K-Trust Board), Annabelle Aguirre, Nicole Frangolini, Diana Hernandez, Raymond Albanese, Jasmine Nijjar, Mary Jane Barber (EB Kiwanis President), Phil Freehan (K-Trust President), Carolyn Searles, Marie-Claire Ohman, Esteban Enrique, Daylin Dominguez Lopez, Ryan Sherman, Devon Sherman, and Marisa...

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EBHS Class of 2016

June 24, 2016
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EBHS Class of 2016

Here comes the East Boston High School Class of 2016.

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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

June 24, 2016
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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

By John Lynds She moved here from El Salvador when she was 14-years-old for a better life but that short life ended in a garage on Princeton Street last week. Police have identified the remains of the girl found in a garage suffering from traumatic injuries as 19-year-old Blanca Lainez of East Boston. Lainez...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed in East Boston

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address is the same address of a failed medical marijuana dispensary pitched in 2014 that did not receive Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) approval. Chairman and Founder of Happy Valley, Michael Reardon said...

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Rheaume Named New Bradley School Principal

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds This week Boston Public Schools announced that Claire Rheaume will replace retiring principal, Linda Manzo, at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School in East Boston.  Rheaume will officially take over the reigns from Manzo during the 2016/2017 school year but began shadowing the outgoing principal to get to know the Bradley...

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Eastie Schools to Receive Art Grant

June 24, 2016
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Five East Boston schools will share in $680,000 in grants for art expansion. The schools in Eastie are among elementary, middle and high schools and 34 arts partners to continue to expand arts learning opportunities in schools, and to nonprofit arts organizations to provide professional development for BPS arts teachers. EdVestors, an urban education...

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When We Needed It Most,The World Came to Orlando’s Aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our City remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our City...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Judge John Ligotti

June 24, 2016
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Although it has been more than 40 years since John Ligotti served as the Clerk Magistrate of the East Boston District Court, there are many residents of this area who still recall a man who helped so many individuals and families during a period in their lives when they were in crisis. As a...

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Obituaries 06-22-2016

June 24, 2016
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Anthony Pacitta Lifelong East Boston resident Anthony Pacitta, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully at the Don Orione Home. He was 81 years old. He was the son the late Anthony and Louise Pacitta; devoted father of Debbie; loving brother to Robert and his wife, Kathy Pacitta; uncle to Craig and...

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EBHS Prom

June 17, 2016
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EBHS Prom

Marianna Medina, Angelia Molina, and Mellisa Ruiz looking elegant in their gowns at the East Boston High School Prom at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor on Thursday, June 9.

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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands,Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

June 17, 2016
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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands,Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Council President Michelle Wu traveled this week to the Netherlands and Denmark to attend a conference sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. The GRC, a group made up of leaders of Boston’s...

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