East Boston and South Boston Ready for Thanksgiving Game

November 24, 2016
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White Stadium will be the setting for the 99th clash between East Boston High School and South Boston High at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Thanksgiving morning.  The East Boston Jets, led by John Parziale (7th season) are 4-6.  The South Boston Knights, led by first year coach Brian Vaughn are 2-6. East Boston began...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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Dear Editor: My name is Adjie Burnett and I am the vice-president of The East Boston Pop Warner football program. We are a program that takes young inner city youths off the streets to teach them the game of football as well as other life skills. We hope that the things that we teach...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Obituaries 11-23-2016

November 24, 2016
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Helen Carino Pioneer female supervisor at South Postal Annex, Boston Helen V. (Faldetta) Carino of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed in the presence of her God and her family at her home following a long illness on Saturday, November 19. She was 96 years old. Born in Fall River, Mrs. Carino came to...

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East Boston’s Veterans Day Celebrations

November 18, 2016
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East Boston’s Veterans Day Celebrations

Patriotism was in the air last week as East Boston celebrated several Veterans Day events. This young patriot was all smiles as Veterans Day weekend kicked off with a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Patrick J. Kennedy School on Thursday.

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What A Surprise:Despite Clinton Winning Eastie, American Voters Send Trump to the White House

November 18, 2016
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What A Surprise:Despite Clinton Winning Eastie, American Voters Send Trump to the White House

By John Lynds Business tycoon and reality television star, Donald Trump, was elected as President of the United States last Tuesday night despite almost every poll indicating Hillary Clinton was a sure winner. Trump’s win was met with immediate protests in the nation and in Eastie Trump’s campaign rhetoric of promising to deport millions...

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O’Donnell School Committed to Getting Students Ready for College

November 18, 2016
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O’Donnell School Committed to Getting Students Ready for College

By John Lynds Many educators agree that college preparedness starts as early as kindergarten. When the seed of education is planted at a very young age, many students will strive to attain a college education as if there was no other option. At the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School on Trenton Street in East...

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EBNHC Named to Globe’s List of Top Places to Work

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds For the third year in a row, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will be named to the list of Boston Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in Massachusetts. The Health Center will be featured in this week’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine. “We are so...

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For the Second Time, Eastie Supports Marijuana

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In the statewide ballot question in 2012 East Boston voters supported passing the medical marijuana question 60 percent to 40 percent. Last Tuesday was more of the same as Eastie voters again supported a statewide ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Question 4 ballot measure, which passed statewide,...

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Brooke Charter School Meets with Neighbors Over Bus and Parking Issues

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In a meeting coordinated by City Councilor Sal LaMattina on Monday night, neighbors and Edward Brooke Charter School administrators discussed ways the school is working to improve the bus and parking situation. The Brooke faces a similar problem most schools across Boston face everyday during drop off and pick up. Plagued...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Annual Pasta Dinner Set for November 18

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds On Friday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Salesian Boys & Girls Club will host its Tenth Annual Pasta Dinner at the club located at 150 Byron Street. Salesian Director Father John Nazzaro said tickets to the event are $10 and are free for club members. Also, as in...

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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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By Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...

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Moving Forward

November 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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F Team Brings Pride Back to Eastie

November 18, 2016
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This weekend at the Chelsea Stadium the East Boston Jets F Team brought pride back to Eastie. The Jets, after coming off a 6-0-1 season, won the F Team Title. The team was led by first head coach Marc Mattera and assistant coaches Dave D’Amelio, Joe Mattera and Steve LaGrassa. “These guys really stepped...

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Obituaries 11-16-2016

November 18, 2016
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Luis Alvarez Of East Boston Luis Alvarez of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 11. In accordance with the wishes of the family, cremation is private. In honoring Luis’s memory, a memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 19 in The Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street, (Maverick Square) East Boston at 11...

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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

November 11, 2016
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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

By John Lynds The Boston Public Schools and East Boston Savings Bank kicked off Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program last Wednesday at the James Otis and Donald McKay Elementary Schools. The two Eastie schools join three other schools in Boston in launching the new CSA program designed...

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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

November 11, 2016
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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

By John Lynds When Representative Adrian Madaro’s father arrived in the U.S. from Venice, Italy in the late 1970’s,  he got his first opportunity of economic stability through Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC site in East Boston. “My father, Jacopo, arrived here and  he got his first job in America at the...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

November 11, 2016
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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

November 11, 2016
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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

By John Lynds On Saturday, East Boston’s AirInc. brought together some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field of environmental health during a day-long forum to discuss how aviation operations impact quality of life. The forum was split into two sessions with the morning session talking about aviation noise pollution and the...

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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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Obituaries 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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John Paul Borden, Sr. Long time Harvard University animal caretaker/ handler; former taxi driver for Tunnel Cab in East Boston John Paul Borden, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on November 4 from an advancing illness. He was 79 years old.  Born in Boston, the...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet in Eastie, All in for Reelection

November 4, 2016
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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet in Eastie, All in for Reelection

By John Lynds While he’s not on the ballot next week, Mayor Martin Walsh will run for re-election in 2017 and already has his sights set on another term as Boston’s mayor. On Sunday, Walsh held a meet and greet with supporters and signaled he wants his re-election to not only include those who...

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