Knights to Face the Revere Rockies this Friday

July 9, 2018
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The East Boston Knights have yet to find their groove this season, but they’ll face Revere in a rubber match on July 6 that promises to have all the fireworks expected of a City Line battle. In their second “rebuilding” year, the Knights (5-9-0) currently hold the third worst record in the 10-team Yawkey...

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Mayor Recognizes Eastie Business, Main Streets Volunteer

July 9, 2018
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Instead of a big gala, Mayor Martin Walsh decided to bring the annual Main Streets Awards to the neighborhood. On Saturday, Walsh honored the East Boston Business of the Year, Jendriel Collision Center on Prescott Street as well as the East Boston Main Streets Volunteer of the Year, Dan Bailey, during a ‘Mayor on...

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Governor Baker Signs ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

July 9, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” legislation on Thursday, June 28, that deals with minimum wage increases, paid family medical leave and an annual sales tax holiday. The compromise legislation will create a permanent sales tax holiday, increase the minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and...

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Real Justice Requires a Fundamentally Different Approach: Prosecuting the Rich When They Steal from Workers

July 9, 2018
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Prosecutors are so conditioned to win at all costs that they have lost their nerve to test the waters in the name of justice. Currently, when corporate executives steal we use civil statutes to punish with fines. These fines help but often employers treat them as a price of doing business, and go right...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

July 9, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 9, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Obituaries 07-04-2018

July 9, 2018
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Salvatore ‘Sal’ Albano Former US Marine Reservist Salvatore E. “Sal” Albano of East Boston passed away on June 28. A former US Marine Reservist, he was the beloved son of Salvatore and Victoria (DiMarino) Albano of East Boston, loving brother of Nancy Frattaroli of Lynnfield, Victoria Albano of East Boston, Anita Mattarese of Saugus and...

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Mayor, ICA, Massport, Eastie Community Leaders And Artists Cut Ribbon on New ICA Watershed Location

June 28, 2018
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Mayor, ICA, Massport, Eastie Community Leaders And Artists Cut Ribbon on New ICA Watershed Location

While the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced it will officially open its new Watershed to the public on July 4 inside a former copper pipe factory at Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, the ICA staff joined Mayor Martin Walsh, Massport and East Boston’s elected officials to officially cut the ribbon on...

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Mayor on Main Awards Set For June 30

June 28, 2018
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Now in its 22nd year, Mayor on Main and Main Streets will be recognizing this year’s Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year for East Boston on Saturday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Jendriel Collision Center, 98 Prescott Street in East Boston. This year’s winners are: Hector Guerrero, owner of Jendriel...

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Border Crisis:Senator Markey, EBNHC Administrators, Healthcare Professionals Talk about the Health Impacts of Separating Children from Families at the Border

June 28, 2018
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Flanked by the state’s leading doctors, psychiatrists and pediatricians U.S. Senator Edward Markey delivered an emotional speech discussing the health impacts on children and families caused by separating children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. The press conference last Friday outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square followed...

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MS-13 Member Convicted for Gang Murders of Two Teenagers

June 28, 2018
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Following a multi-week trial in federal court in Boston, an MS-13 member was found guilty today of racketeering conspiracy involving murder.  This is the government’s 49th conviction in the case.  Defendant is 16th person found responsible for murder.  Of the 16 individuals held accountable for murder, 15 were in the United States illegally. Edwin...

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Room to Grow:East Boston Native DeDominicis Promoted to Front Office Manager at Hilton Garden Inn

June 28, 2018
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Jessica DeDominicis would often drive her car past the construction site for the Hilton Garden Inn on Boardman Street as the new hotel began taking shape. That area of East Boston was quite familiar to her, as were all the neighborhoods. DeDominicis had grown up on Maverick Street before moving to Eagle Hill for...

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Ribbon Cutting on Phase I of the Orient Heights Public Housing Development

June 28, 2018
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The first phase of the massive overhaul to replace the aging Orient Heights Public Housing Development with 331 modern units was completed in the spring. On Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle, representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), MassHousing and the development team of...

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Community News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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East Boston Greenway Council meeting June 28 The East Boston Greenway Council will be meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the DeFronzo Center in Jeffries Point.   Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket/LV-112 Boston Harbor Fireworks: June 30 Salute ‘Old Ironsides’ passing by Nantucket Lightship: July 4 WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 7pm to...

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Eastie Schools to Share in Arts Grant

June 28, 2018
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At Boston’s annual Citywide Arts Festival the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and EdVestors announced $450,000 in new grants to help expand the arts in local schools as part of BPS’s Arts Expansion initiative. Students at five East Boston schools will share in the grant money with nearly sixty other schools districtwide....

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Veronica Robles Cultural Center to Hold First Uniting Borders Multicultural Festival

June 28, 2018
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In response to the U.S. border crisis, and the recent ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban for some Muslim countries, local community leader Veronica Robles has decided to host an uplifting celebration of all cultures that call East Boston and America home. The Veronica Robles Cultural Center will...

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Legislative Proposal to Raise the Minimum Wage Announced

June 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate announced a legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage; create a framework for paid family and medical leave for most workers; phase out time-and-a-half pay on Sundays; and establish a permanent sales tax holiday. The legislation is based on months of negotiations with stakeholders...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2018

June 28, 2018
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District Seven Police Report June 16, 2018 Around 09:00 am in the area of Maverick Square a 46 year-old-White Male with an address in East Boston was arrested on several outstanding warrants. June 17, 2018 Around 04:00 am in the area of 53 Trenton a 22 year-old-White Male with an address in Worcester Ma...

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School’s Out — Drive Carefully

June 28, 2018
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With the school year having just ended (thanks to all those snow days that lengthened the school year), motorists need to adjust their driving habits to take into account that children will be in our streets all day long and into the evening. Although operating a motor vehicle during the school year presents its...

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Obituaries 06-27-2018

June 28, 2018
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Judy Morgan Of East Boston Judy (Flamingo) Morgan of East Boston died peacefully on June 21. The wife of the late Paul F. Morgan, she was the devoted mother of Paul, Guy and Kristy, loving companion of the late Jay Swan, dear sister of Linda, Emily, Marylou and Corrina. She was pre deceased  by three brothers and three sisters and...

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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy. “I’ll tell you, some of the people...

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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

June 21, 2018
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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

Anyone who was at last Friday’s East Boston High School (EBHS) graduation at East Boston Memorial Stadium saw an overjoyed Richard Bynum walk onto the stage with his 2-year-old daughter, Zamyrah, and accept his high school diploma. Bynam’s story is one that is truly inspiring and while we usually report on those who easily...

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John Nucci Receives Life Saving Kidney Transplant

June 21, 2018
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Life has come full circle for East Boston’s John Nucci and Kerri Abrams, who owns Kinship Florist in Revere. Thirty-five years ago Abrams’ parents, Kim and Al, were political supporters and friends of Nucci’s. At the time neither Nucci nor the Abrams could have ever guessed nearly four decades later that Kim and Al’s...

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NE Association of Schools and Colleges Grants EBHS Accreditation

June 21, 2018
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With nearly 300 students graduating East Boston High School (EBHS) last Friday and a four-year graduation rate hovering at 75 percent, students, faculty and staff have had a lot to celebrate this school year. EBHS recently added yet another reason to pull out the proverbial party hats as the New England Association of Schools...

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