YMCA Breakfast A Huge Success

April 14, 2016
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The annual YMCA Reach Out Campaign Breakfast that was held last Thursday was a huge success with more than 500 people in attendance. When this many people come together and contribute to an organization, then you can realize how important that organization, in this case the YMCA, is to the fabric and health of...

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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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Suffolk University baseball settles into new homefield at East Boston Memorial Stadium By John Lynds The Suffolk University baseball season is in full swing and the team is settling nicely to its first season playing on a new homefield at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The team is 17-5 so far this season, led by...

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Obituaries 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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Nancy Zeuli Of East Boston Nancy R. (Rosati) Zeuli of East Boston passed away on Sunday, April 10. She was 98 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Agostino and Rosina (DiGiusto) Rosati, she was the beloved wife of the late Michael Zeuli; loving mother of Sheila Mastrangelo and her husband, Frank of...

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East Boston YMCA Annual Breakfast to be Held Thursday Morning

April 7, 2016
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East Boston YMCA Annual Breakfast to be Held Thursday Morning

By John Lynds Last month, Massport kicked off the East Boston YMCA’s annual capital campaign efforts with a donation of $25,000. The Y’s capital campaign will culminate in the agency’s annual breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Logan Hilton Hotel. Last year, the YMCA raised well above their $140,000...

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Date Set for the 16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 7, 2016
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Date Set for the 16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

By John Lynds Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here...

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U.S. and District Attorneys Urge Umana Kids to Reject Violence

April 7, 2016
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U.S. and District Attorneys Urge Umana Kids to Reject Violence

By John Lynds In front of a packed auditorium of seventh graders Monday at the Mario Umana Academy, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, District Attorney Dan Conley and Sheriff Steve Tompkins celebrated the students recent completion of the Overcoming Violence/Your Future, Your Decision program. The program, a collaboration between Conley and Tompkins’ Overcoming Violence program...

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Senate Primary Set for Tuesday April 12

April 7, 2016
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East Boston voters will head to the polls Tuesday, April 12 for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election. Seven Democratic candidates, including three East Boston residents, Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, and Paul Rogers, are vying for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down to take a position...

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Letters to the Editor

April 7, 2016
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Taken too soon Dear Editor, Luigi Epifania had started his own successful construction company, shortly after his daughter Isabella was born. Luigi successfully completed his probation over a span of 3 years and did not have one issue while he did so, he successfully passed weekly and monthly drug tests. Luigi just finished probation...

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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Today, I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but...

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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including East Boston residents Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, and Paul Rogers have been campaigning and meeting the...

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The East Boston Youth Basketball Ends Season

April 7, 2016
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The East Boston Youth Basketball 2016 season has just concluded. The champs by division were the Celtics coached by Dennis Leary, The Warriors coached by Michael Forbes, and the Celtics, from the Pino Division, coached by Devon Myers. League officials would like to congratulate the following award winners. Richard Bynum won the Marty Pino...

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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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James ‘Junior’ Arinella Of Everett James “Junior” Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away on April 2. The beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Burke) Arinella, he was the cherished son of the late James and Ann (Ferrara) Arinella; brother of the late Clara Ferullo, Mary Zollo, Mildred Quatucci, Edward, Michael, John...

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Way of the Cross for Life

April 1, 2016
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Way of the Cross for Life

Jessica Mejia holding the cross at the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church with Carlos Lopez and Jonathan Aguilar during the Way of the Cross for Life, five-mile procession through the streets and Catholic churches of Eastie on Good Friday, March 25. The procession drew hundreds of participants and visited each Catholic church, ending at the...

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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

April 1, 2016
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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

By John Lynds The man killed last Tuesday night has been identified as Luigi Epifania, 32, of East Boston and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder. Epifania was found shot to death at 7 Woodsworth St. last Tuesday night by police. Epifania gained notoriety in Eastie for a string of violent...

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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

April 1, 2016
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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

By John Lynds After receiving Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last year, the project to bring over 90 residential units to a former industrial lot on the corner of Bremen and Porter Streets hit a snag, according to the attorney for the project, Jeff Drago. At a Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Monday night,...

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Representative Madaro Fighting to Keep MBTA Late Night Service Going

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro wanted to see just how expensive it would be for his constituents who rely on MBTA late night service once it is cancelled by the T. With hundreds of Eastie residents working late night shifts at Boston bars, restaurants and hotels downtown, Madaro decided to...

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Loftel Project Approved by the Boston Zoning Board

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Following votes in favor of the East Boston Loftel project by both the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the project at its meeting last Tuesday. The $20 million projects plans...

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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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Rent control but worse  TO THE EDITOR, As someone who has rented for all my life, I understand the feelings behind those in or supporting a city ordinance calling for just cause evictions but I have to agree with attorney Jeff Turk who stated in the March 16 East Boston Times that the idea...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...

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Zumix Going Strong at 25

April 1, 2016
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Having a safe and positive environment for teenagers is as needed today as it was 25 years ago when Madeleine Steczynski and Bob Grove started ZUMIX from their living room to help local teenagers.  Over the years, ZUMIX has grown from a summer program with 25 teenagers to a full-time agency with more than...

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Obituaries 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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Mario Vincent Martino Of East Boston Mario Vincent Martino of East Boston passed away on March 23. He was 96 years old. The cherished son of the late Domenico and Raffiella (Caruso) Martino, he was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Figliolino) Martino of East Boston; loving father of Elaine Martino and Doreen Andrews and...

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Just Say No:Tanner Delivers his Message of Hope to EBCC Students

March 25, 2016
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Just Say No:Tanner Delivers his Message of Hope to EBCC Students

By Cary Shuman Michael Tanner knows first hand how substance abuse can derail a young person’s life. The 31-year-old East Boston resident is a recovering substance user who is trying to help students make the right choices. Tanner has been delivering his inspirational message to East Boston Central Catholic (EBCC) sixth, seventh, and eighth...

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EBNHC’s Ernani DeAraujo Receives Emerging Leader Award

March 25, 2016
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EBNHC’s Ernani DeAraujo Receives Emerging Leader Award

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center General Counsel and Compliance Manager Ernani DeAraujo was named an Emerging Leader by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, which is part of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University “I’m honored to have been selected as a Geiger...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Battle Heats Up

March 25, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Battle Heats Up

By John Lynds The developer of the Hilton Garden Inn on McClellan Highway, First Bristol Vice President James Karam said he could not recall agreeing to the Impact Advisory Board’s request to not place any large signage on the property. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting regarding Logan Communications proposal to...

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