Girls Invited to Take Part in Sports Festival in April

March 17, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The four-day event will take place April 18 to April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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Obituaries 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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Giovannina ‘Jennie’ Chiello Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Giovannina “Jennie” Chiello of Birchwood Avenue, Peabody passed away at home on March 10 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Santa (Petitto) and Giovanni Fallica, she was a longtime resident of East Boston...

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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

March 10, 2017
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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

The winners and the Judges: 3rd place winner Bryan Venegas, 2nd place Bryan Toro, 1st place Lilian Miranda, Judge MaryBeth Hamway, and Judge Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini. Back: Judges Maria Mazzarella, Principal Kristen Goncalves, Jessica Vazquez and Rosalee Petralia.

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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

March 10, 2017
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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

East Boston resident Darice Maghsoudi works on her painting at last Friday night’s Salesian Boys & Girls Club ‘Paint Party’ fundraiser to support Boys & Girls Club programs. Maghsoudi was one of over 200 people that participated in the fundraising event.

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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

March 10, 2017
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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

By John Lynds Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, one of East Boston most beloved and colorful barbers, has died. Mr. Gerardi, affectionately known throughout the neighborhood as ‘Iggy’ passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5 while on vacation in Brazil. He was 58 years old. For close to four decades Iggy brought joy, happiness and friendship...

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ICA to Expand to Eastie by 2018

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week’s major announcement that Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is planning an expansion on East Boston’s waterfront was met with great excitement in the neighborhood. The ICA plans to renovate a condemned industrial warehouse at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street across from KO Pies into a...

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Local Ward Democratic Committee Holds Caucus

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds On Saturday morning at the Mario Umana Academy, the Ward I Democratic Committee held a caucus to elect delegates to the state convention. The caucus included Eastie registered Democrats as well as a special visit by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the...

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Suffolk Downs Close to a Sale?

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...

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“Eastie Eats” Program Starts March 12

March 10, 2017
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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its new campaign, “Eastie Eats”. Participating restaurants will offer special discounts to locals and out of town visitors each week, from Sunday through Thursday, beginning Sunday March 12th and ending on Thursday March 23rd, 2017. To participate, diners simply visit their restaurant of choice from a...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Sports 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Eastie Jets defeat Cambridge 2-1 in state tournament East Boston Jets defeated Cambridge on Sunday evening, 2-1, at the Stoneham Arena in their opening round game of the State Tournament. Eastie will now proceed to face off against archrival Boston Latin Academy in what will be a rubber match – State Tourney style – on Thursday, March...

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Obituaries 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Viscione Former Proprietor of Frank’s Market of East Boston Anthony F. “Tony” Viscione, born and raised in East Boston and a former 25-year resident of Revere, died following a long illness on Friday evening, March 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers. He was 78 years old. He was a...

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Beach Day in February

March 3, 2017
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Beach Day in February

In the photo above from left Andrew Reyes, Francesco and Suztte Mure’a, Juliebeth Rosario, Emailiz Rosario and Daniel Royes soak up the sun.

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Packing A Punch

March 3, 2017
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Packing A Punch

Eastie resident Kyla McCartney, who also teaches third grade at the Kennedy School in Eastie, sends blow after to blow to her opponent last Thursday, Feb. 23, during a title bout at the New England Golden Gloves Championships. The popular elementary school teacher took home the female novice title for New England in the...

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Channel Fish Makes Last Push to Stop Eversource Substation

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds For close to two years, the owner of Channel Fish has launched a visual, media and talking campaign against Eversource’s plans to place a substation on a city-owned parcel at the City Yards adjacent to Louis Silvestro’s business in Eagle Square. With a decision by the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board ...

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Owners of Loftel Projects Addresses Concerns at GSCA Meeting

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Gove Street Citizens Association Co-Chairs Jack and Gina Scalcione called the new owners of the Loftel project before their group to address some community concerns since the new group took over ownership. Boston Trade International, owned by brothers Pravin and Sudhir Patel, bought the large former industrial building on the corner...

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Letters to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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Looking at a loophole Dear Editor: I noticed that the Boston City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states this loophole “puts the public at a huge disadvantage when trying...

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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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Obituaries 03-01-2017

March 3, 2017
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Steven Matarazzo, Sr. Vietnam Combat Veteran Steven A. Matarazzo, Sr.  in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 25. Steven served his country as a combat veteran in Vietnam with the United States Army. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Lupoli); father of Steven A. Matarazzo, Jr., Stacey Matarazzo-Rine and Caroline...

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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

February 28, 2017
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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

By John Lynds Last Friday, the two East Boston police officers seriously wounded during a shootout with a suspect on Gladstone Street five months ago got a chance to thank the Massachusetts General doctors that saved their lives during a special ceremony at the Russell Museum in Boston. Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris...

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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

February 28, 2017
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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

By John Lynds Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) income restricted rental lottery for five apartments located at 245 Sumner Street. The $8 million project replaced an existing warehouse with a new four-story, mixed-use building within walking distance of the Maverick MBTA Blue Line station. The project will...

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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

February 28, 2017
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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

By John Lynds Several East Boston businesses like La Sultana Bakery and the Cactus Grill took part in the nationwide protest concerning President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The ‘One Day Without Immigrants’ was held last Thursday and a half dozen Eastie businesses closed up shop in solidarity with the neighborhood and nation’s immigrant population....

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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

February 28, 2017
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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

By John Lynds Like clockwork each day, East Boston resident and World War II veteran, Rocco Telese hangs two flags off his front porch on the second floor of his Faywood Street apartment. One flag is the American Flag and the other is the United States POW Flag. For years the 92-year-old Telese has...

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Walsh Administration to Spend $3.1 Million at Noyes Park

February 28, 2017
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By John Lynds As part of the City of Boston’s three-year Capital Budget, Mayor Martin Walsh appropriated $3.1 million in spending to overhaul Noyes Park in Orient Heights. The Walsh administration will initially spend $400,000 on design this fiscal year and another $2.7 million on construction at the park following a community process. According...

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