The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

May 7, 2016
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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

Hilton Garden Inn, the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, has honored lifelong East Boston resident Dena DiMarzo, of the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport with the company’s Spirit of the Garden Award. The award designates DiMarzo as a top performer within the global brand of Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Nominated by...

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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

May 7, 2016
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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

By John Lynds Over 6,000 motorcycles will roar through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 6th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’ on Saturday May 14. The annual event raises money to for four local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew...

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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

May 7, 2016
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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

By John Lynds After hearing residents’ complaints that there hasn’t been enough community input for the proposed changes to the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza as MassDOT moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET) in Eastie, officials came back with some changes. At a community meeting recently, MassDOT’s presentation was similar to the one given...

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Boston Licensing Board Approves Lift on BYOB Ban

May 7, 2016
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By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in East Boston. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work...

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State Senate Final Election Set for Tuesday May 10

May 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman East Boston’s registered voters can cast their ballots in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate general election Tuesday, May 10. Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore, whose family has its law offices in East Boston, is the lone candidate on the ballot, having topped the ticket in the seven-candidate race for...

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Summer Camp is Beneficial to Children and Parents

May 7, 2016
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By Kate Lemay Summer camp remains one of the few places where today’s often overscheduled and over protected children have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors all without the guidance of their parents. As a mom and a 20-year camp professional, I believe that camp is a...

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Thank You to Stephen Whalen

May 7, 2016
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In a story that appeared in last week’s newspaper, Mayor Martin Walsh was on hand to help distribute 30 new Chromebooks to students of the Donald McKay and Umana Schools. These Chromebooks were not supplied by the city, but by a private company, CRM Property Management Corp. Many businesses in the past would have...

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...

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Obituaries 05-04-2016

May 7, 2016
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Rose Visconti Of East Boston, formerly of the North End Rose M. (Romano) Visconti of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Monday night, March 28. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Visconti; devoted mother of Pamela Congley...

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Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

April 29, 2016
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Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

Mayor Martin Walsh has been encouraging local businesses and schools to come together in helping shape Boston’s future workforce by giving students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. On April 20, Stephen Whalen, Managing Partner of CRM Property Management Corp., distributed 30 new Chromebooks to Donald McKay and Umana Barnes students. “I think...

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Heating Up:Eversource and Channel Fish Square Off Again at OHNC Meeting

April 29, 2016
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By John Lynds Representatives from East Boston’s Chanel Fish and Eversource squared off again at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting. Again both parties presented the pros and cons of Eversource’s plans to build a substation City Yards directly across from American Legion Playground in Eagle Square. Chanel Fish’s attorney Don Berardi and...

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Pedestrian Death Prompts Officials to Look at Traffic Calming Measures

April 29, 2016
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By John Lynds He was known simply as ‘Mr. Kim” to residents and neighbors in Orient Heights Square. The gentle soul who ran Orient Heights Cafe, a small but popular Korean Food Restaurant in Orient Heights Square, was killed Saturday, April 16 while trying to cross Bennington Street at night with his wife. While...

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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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Massport Opens Its Doors

April 29, 2016
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More than 1,500 area students recently were allowed the opportunity to explore and touch first-hand the machinery and airplanes that are used every day at Logan International Airport at the Aviation and Maritime STEM Education Expo. As Massport CEO Thomas Glynn succinctly pointed out, “It is through organizations like Massport that students are exposed...

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Recognition Deserved

April 29, 2016
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In last week’s newspaper, there was an article about the East Boston Kiwanis Club helping to stock the shelves for the Grace Church Food Pantry. Actions such as these by our Kiwanis Club, and by many of our other service organizations, help to make East Boston the type of community that cares about its...

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Obituaries 04-27-2016

April 29, 2016
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Louise Pagliarulo Former East Boston resident Louise (Giancristiano) Pagliarulo of Medford and Wareham, formerly of East Boston, died on April 23. She was the beloved wife of the late George J. Pagliarulo; devoted mother of Anthony H. Pagliarulo and his companion, Sandra Connor of Boston and Lois Malerba of Medford and her late husband...

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Celebrating Boston Day

April 21, 2016
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Celebrating Boston Day

Armando Reyes-Cruz, Santiago Gutierrez, Edwin Guevara and Christian Hercules read “One Brave” with the fourth grade class at the Hugh O’Donnell School on Boston Day last Friday, April 15. Students all over the neighborhood pitched in on Boston Day to serve and volunteer.

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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

April 21, 2016
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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

By John Lynds The drinks are flowing at Angela’s Cafe’s second location in East Boston at the former El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street. Angela’s recently received a beer, wine and cordials license and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner indefinitely. Angela’s owner Luis Garcia said the new location did...

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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

April 21, 2016
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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

By John Lynds First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate nominee Joe Boncore and five other candidates that ran for the seat during Tuesday, April 12 special election put aside their differences and broke bread at Donna’s Restaurant last Thursday morning. The breakfast, hosted by State Democratic Committee Chairman, Sen. Thomas McGee, was aimed at...

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Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night on Bennington Street

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds A man was struck and killed Saturday night while trying to cross Bennington Street near Orient Heights Square. The incident occurred 10:15 p.m. when the adult man was trying to cross the large and busy intersection where Bennington and Saratoga Street meet. The red sedan was traveling southbound on Bennington Street...

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Phase Two:New Renderings Released of Construction at Pier I

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds The developer of one of Eastie’s first large waterfront development project released new renderings of the Phase II of the project that began in January. Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One, began driving the new structural piles as part of the project’s second phase. The construction team is now...

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Representative Adrian Madaro Approves Drug Offender Bill

April 21, 2016
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East Boston Representative Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House to approve final passage of a new bill that would give back revoked licenses to drug offenders. An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension...

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Massachusetts’ Energy Sector Confronts Climate Change

April 21, 2016
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By Donald Jessome and Jeff Bishop Energy seemed much simpler before the global warming crisis. From the first days of federal regulation in the mid-1930s to the ‘deregulation’ era of the late 1990s, a basic underlying principle – maintaining a reliable power grid at affordable prices – has driven the electricity market. Today, worldwide...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 21, 2016
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Martin J. Walsh Mayor of Boston This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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