Help Protect Other Patients

June 1, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

June 1, 2018
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This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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A Remarkable Turnaround

June 1, 2018
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The report released this past weekend by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding recreational resource for its residents. For those of us who...

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Obituaries 05-30-2018

June 1, 2018
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Correia Retiree of the City of Boston Engineering Department Anthony “Tony“  Correia of Orient Heights East Boston passed away on May 19 at the age of 66. Anthony, who retired from The City of Boston, Engineering Department, was the cherished son of Florence (Catrone) Correia and the late Antonio J. Correia; the...

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Great Seats

May 25, 2018
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Great Seats

Euddy Brito, pitcher for East Boston High School, in his game against Somerville High School on Sunday, May 20. The Jets beat Somerville 7-1 in the consolation game of the Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament. Malden High School won the tournament.

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A Reality:Gov Baker, Mayor Walsh, East Boston CDC Mark Opening of Boston East

May 25, 2018
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A Reality:Gov Baker, Mayor Walsh, East Boston CDC Mark Opening of Boston East

East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) Executive Director Al Caldarelli joked Monday that he would be collecting on a few bets he made with naysayers who were convinced the CDC and Trinity Financial’s Boston East project on Border Street would never get off the ground. “This is a wonderful day for me because I’m...

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Friends of the Library Celebrate Preservation Month

May 25, 2018
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Friends of the Library Celebrate Preservation Month

With May being Historic Preservation Month, the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) held a special event that included music, an auction and an unveiling of the next Frederick Leonard King painting scheduled to be restored. The painting, part of King’s historic series ‘Ships Through the Ages,’ is entitled ‘The Pirate Dhow’ and...

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BPDA Gives Nod to Two Eastie Projects

May 25, 2018
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At last Thursday’s Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting the BPDA approved two East Boston residential development projects that will add 61 units of housing to the neighborhood, eight of which will be set aside as affordable units. The first project approved by the BPDA will allow developer, MG2, to go ahead with...

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Eastie Priest in Hot Water Over Tasteless Joke

May 25, 2018
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A priest from Our Lady of the Assumption Church was forced to apologize for a tasteless joke he made at a recent mass about new parishioners from Don Matias, Colombia. During the mass in question Fr. Urubiel Moreno was telling the story of how he had taken part in the sacrament of confirmation of...

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P.J. Kennedy School Gym Teacher Arraigned on Four Counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child

May 25, 2018
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A Patrick J. Kennedy School’s gym teacher was arraigned on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child last Thursday after he allegedly touched the chests, legs and buttocks of four students at the school during gym class. Nicholas Speller, 31, of Malden, was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on four...

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Mayor Walsh Joins North Suffolk Mental Health to Cut Ribbon on Renovations

May 25, 2018
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North Suffolk Mental Health (NSMH), the agency that addresses substance abuse and mental health issues in the community located at the former East Boston Relief Station on Porter Street recently renovated its first floor to be more efficient and user friendly for its clients. On Monday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined NSMH staff to cut...

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Atlantic Works Gallery Presents a New Exhibit June 2

May 25, 2018
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Atlantic Works  Gallery presents a new exhibit entitled  ‘Discovery and Discernment… A Journey Back to Now,”  featuring new works by artists Diane Modica and Sandrine Colson.  An opening reception launching the exhibit will be held on Saturday June 2 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the gallery at 80 Border Street East Boston Third...

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Eastie’s Tania Del Rio Tapped to Head Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement

May 25, 2018
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East Boston resident Tania Del Rio, known for her work locally with the Veronica Robles Cultural Center and Excel Academy Charter School, was appointed by Mayor Martin Walsh to head the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement. As the office’s new executive director, Del Rio will oversee and coordinate initiatives to promote equal rights and...

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Youth Lead the Change Program Ends June 2

May 25, 2018
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Youth invited to take part in city program. For the fifth year in a row, youth ages 12-25 in Boston have a chance to vote on how the City of Boston will spend $1 million of Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 Capital Plan through the “Youth Lead the Change” participatory budgeting process. Voting stations...

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Space Now Available for East Boston YMCA Day Camp

May 25, 2018
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At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, the YMCA of Greater Boston and the East Boston YMCA are offering day camp, keeping kids and teens throughout Boston adventurous, active, engaged and healthy all summer long. YMCA camp programs offer...

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Community News Briefs

May 25, 2018
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PARKARTS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS RETURN IN JUNE Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at six Boston locations.  The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2018

May 25, 2018
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District Seven Police Report May 13, 2018 Around 02:15 a.m. in the area of 590 Saratoga Street a 31 Year-old-White Hispanic Male with an address in Dedham Ma was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol. Around 06:30 p.m. in the area of 300 Bennington Street a 61...

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Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2018
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Dear Mayor Walsh To the Editor My name is Rosa Nese, and I wanted to take a moment to write to you to express my sincere gratitude to the police officers at Station A-7 in East Boston. My vehicle was stolen on May 6, with my dog, Chief, inside. This occurred at 8:45 a.m.,...

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Help Protect Other Patients

May 25, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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Help End Distracted Driving

May 25, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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Sports 05-23-2018

May 25, 2018
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Joe Giuliotti named to Mass. Hockey Hall Of Fame Revere resident and East Boston native Joe Giuliotti has been selected for admission into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall Of Fame and will be inducted during ceremonies June 16 at the 1620 Hotel in Plymouth Harbor. The long time hockey coach and writer will be joined...

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Obituaries 05-23-2018

May 25, 2018
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Manuel Facada Died in his 103rd year Manuel G. Facada of East Boston died peacefully on May 16 in his 103rd year. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia (Centeio) who passed away in August of 2017, devoted father of John Facada and his wife, Alice Lippert of Virginia and Albert Facada and his wife, Roberta of East Boston and...

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New Dog Washing Shop Opens in Orient Heights

May 17, 2018
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New Dog Washing Shop Opens in Orient Heights

When East Boston resident Mike Todesca acquired the laundromat and neighboring convenient store on Breed Street in Orient Heights he had an idea. Todesca’s plan was to rehab the laundromat in order to make it nicer and more appealing to customers and turn the convenient store into something he thought the neighborhood needed. Located...

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