Arrest Made in Eastie Girl’s Murder

July 16, 2016
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By John Lynds The 16-year-old boy arraigned on Monday in the murder of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez allegedly had ‘extensive’ contact with the victim prior to her murder according to investigators. The East Boston  youth  was taken into custody by Boston Police Sunday morning at his home  after an extensive investigation into  Lainez’s death. Surveillance...

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Sadness Across America

July 16, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Sports 07-13-2016

July 16, 2016
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East Boston Little League All-Stars play well in District 12 Tournament Cassaro hurls one-hitter in a win over Somerville The East Boston Little League All-Star team made  a strong showing in the District 12 Williamsport Tournament. Eastie opened tourney play with a 7-3 victory over Somerville on June 29. C.J. Cassaro pitched 5 2/3...

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Obituaries 07-13-2016

July 16, 2016
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John Bosco Former United Airlines employee John J. Bosco of East Boston passed away on Sunday, July 10.  He was 72 years old. A former employee of United Airlines, he was the longtime loving companion of Christine Daniels, cherished father of John Bosco of Revere, Dina Routhier and her husband, Gregg of Andover, Lisa...

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EBSB Mobile Bank Truck Makes First Appearance in Eastie

July 8, 2016
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EBSB Mobile Bank Truck Makes First Appearance in Eastie

By John Lynds On Thursday afternoon at the East Boston Saving Bank’s Orient Heights branch,  the bank’s new local bank on wheels made its first appearance in the neighborhood. EBSB’s mobile bank truck includes a full staff of tellers, loan officers and of course a driver and features a teller window, ATM, and space...

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Eastie Week to Kick Off Thursday, July 7

July 8, 2016
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Eastie Week to Kick Off Thursday, July 7

By John Lynds For six days in July the spotlight will be on East Boston,  as several non-profits team up for a neighborhood-wide celebration to showcase all the neighborhood has to offer. Dubbed ‘Eastie Week’ the celebration will kick off on Friday, July 7 and will be hosted by The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA)...

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Dough East Boston,Veronica Robles,Among Main Streets Honorees

July 8, 2016
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Dough East Boston,Veronica Robles,Among Main Streets Honorees

By John Lynds On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined with the Department of Neighborhood Development to honor Boston Main Streets volunteers and businesses during the 20th Annual Boston Main Streets Awards. Eastie’s Veronica Robles of the Veronica Robles Cultural Center was named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ while Dough East Boston was named ‘Business of...

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Community Asks Archdiocese to Keep Father Wayne Here

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds At an emergency meeting called by the Sacred Heart Parish Council last Tuesday night, Chief of Probation Thomas Tassinari made an emotional plea to keep Father Wayne Belschner in East Boston to continue the important work that he is doing. It was announced last week that the Boston Archdiocese has decided...

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Hubway Holds Community Workshop

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds With the city planning to bring up to 10 new Hubway stations to Eastie by the fall, Boston Transportation Department’s Kim Foltz led a community workshop last Thursday at the East Boston Branch Library to begin getting ideas on where in the neighborhood the bike docking stations should be placed. At...

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Work Begins on Eastie Electronic Tolling

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds MassDOT has begun work on infrastructure for two vertical gantry supports on the East Boston sides of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels as the state transportation agency moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET). Work began last week and will continue during off-peak hours during the next several days with gantries...

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Be Sure to Take Part in Eastie Week

July 8, 2016
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On Thursday, the Boston Harbor Association, East Boston Main Streets and the Chamber with help from other partners will kick off Eastie Week 2016. From July 7 to July 12 all that Eastie has to offer will be on display for all to see. This is an important event because the six days of...

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Obituaries 07-06-2016

July 8, 2016
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Josephine Milano Of East Boston Josephine A. Milano of Sumner Street, East Boston passed away at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on June 28. She was 98 years old. Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Carmella (DiPaulo) and Paul Scopa, she was the devoted wife of the...

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Mosquito Spraying Planned for the Orient Heights Area in East Boston

July 5, 2016
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Part of an effort to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness as warm weather returns The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) would like to advise residents and community members in East Boston of an upcoming spraying to help control the mosquito population in the Orient Heights neighborhood.  The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project is...

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Father Belschner Being Relocated by the Archdiocese:Community Fights to Keep Him in Eastie

July 1, 2016
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Father Belschner Being Relocated by the Archdiocese:Community Fights to Keep Him in Eastie

By John Lynds The Boston Archdiocese announced last weekend that one of East Boston’s most popular parish priests would be relocated to Dedham, causing an uproar throughout the community. Father Wayne Belschner, the head priest at Sacred Heart Parish, has become a popular fixture throughout the community as an educator, social activists, and community...

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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

July 1, 2016
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East Boston Farmers Market to Kick Off July 6

By John Lynds Next Wednesday the East Boston Farmers Market returns for its ninth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before.  The booths will be  at the Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. through October 19. The kick off scheduled...

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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

July 1, 2016
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Community Residents Organize to Clean Eastie’s Shores

By John Lynds A group of residents have gotten together to form a new advocacy group, The Harborkeepers, and begin cleaning East Boston’s shoreline. On a recent Saturday the group was joined by the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk and 35 employees of the Boston-based law firm Dechert to clean Condor Street Overlook behind...

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Jackie Anthony,Longtime Breast Cancer Awareness Crusader,Dies at 66

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Jacalyn “Jackie” Anthony, a longtime East Boston resident who fought for nearly two decades to raise awareness for breast cancer, other cancers and women’s health in the neighborhood and beyond, has died. Mrs. Anthony succumbed to cancer after battling the disease for 18 years on Monday, June 27 surrounded by her...

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Eastie to Celebrate Ahead of 4th of July

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds While some East Bostonians will head to the Esplanade for the Boston Pops annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display, many in Eastie will forgo the huge crowds trying to get a good spot for the Pops concert. Luckily there are a few celebrations here  leading up to Independence Day...

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Hundreds Attend DND Meridian Street Library Meeting

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Cooler heads prevailed Monday night at the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) sponsored community meeting at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the future of the Meridian Street Library building. The emergency meeting was called following a contentious meeting between the designated developer, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC), and members of...

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Guest Opinion

July 1, 2016
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Superintendent Tommy Chang   When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Obituaries 06-29-2016

July 1, 2016
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Anne Virginia Ascolillo Of East Boston Anne Virginia (Briatico) Ascolillo of East Boston passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 25. The beloved wife of the late Ronald A. Ascolillo, she was the devoted mother of Ronald G. and his wife, Colette of Saugus, Kevin and his wife, Lillian of Beverly and Deborah Ascolillo...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 24, 2016
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Battle of Noddle Island

Local youth took part in the Battle of Noddle Island reenactment and charged the hill as Red Coats last Saturday at the Condor Street Urban Wild area.

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