Eastie Holds ‘Walk for Peace’ to Address Violence

June 17, 2016
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Eastie Holds ‘Walk for Peace’ to Address Violence

By John Lynds With an uptick in shootings in and around Maverick Landing, the community again joined the Boston Police Department’s top brass to hold a ‘Walk for Peace:’ in the neighborhood Monday night. The walk also focused on the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub...

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Sen Boncore Secures Funding for EBNHC:Money to Combat Opioid Abuse

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds After being sworn in on Thursday, May 18, East Boston Senator Joseph Boncore has hit the ground running. Boncore, who won the seat during a special election to replace former Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, was able to secure funding to battle opioid abuse in the district, voted to supported the Fair Share...

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East Boston Celebrates Gay Pride Week With Piers Park Flag Raising Ceremony

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds In light of the Orlando terrorist attack that targeted members of Florida’s gay community and left 49 innocent victims dead, East Boston’s Todd Antonellis’s speech about his struggles as a gay man in Boston seems more significant and poignant in lieu of the events in Florida last weekend. Antonellis was this...

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Trinity Submits ENF Filing for Orient Heights Housing Development

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Trinity Financial has filed its Environmental Notification Form (ENF) with the state outlining their plans for the Orient Heights Housing Development project. “The Project involves the construction  of new two-five  story buildings, in a combination  of town homes  and  mid-rises,” according to the letter filed with the BRA. “A  total  of ...

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Congratulations,EBHS Class of 2016

June 17, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Obituaries 06-15-2016

June 17, 2016
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Leon DeRosa, Sr. 40 Year member of Revere Elks Leon DeRosa, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died on June 12. Leon loved his family very much and relished the time spent together.  He enjoyed visiting hobby shops and had a collection of model trains.  Leon was an avid sports fan with hockey being his...

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Rehab Completed

June 10, 2016
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Rehab Completed

Flanked by the LoPresti Family, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joins City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Councilor- at-Large Annissa Essaibi George and community members in cutting the ribbon on the newly rehabbed LoPresti Park last Thursday.

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Coming Home with the Winning Run

June 10, 2016
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Coming Home with the Winning Run

East Boston High School players rush to embrace pitcher Euddy Brito as he tags home plate, giving Eastie a 5-4 victory over St. Mary’s in the State Tournament.

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EBNHC to Host 4th Annual Art of Health Care Event Tonight

June 10, 2016
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EBNHC to Host 4th Annual Art of Health Care Event Tonight

By John Lynds On Wednesday, June 8 (tonight) the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will hold its Fourth Annual Art of Health Care event at their Maverick Square building starting at 5 p.m. This year the annual innovative fundraiser to celebrate EBNHC’s mission in the community and the healing impact of art will pay...

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DND to Hold Meeting on CDC’s Meridian Street Library Proposal:Residents Start Online Petition Calling for Project to be Sent Back Out to Bid

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a contentious Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting last month regarding changes to the former Meridian Street Library project, the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) Director Sheila Dillon said DND will hold a community meeting to discuss the changes and get feedback from residents. The meeting will be held...

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Mayor Walsh Cuts Ribbon on Completed LoPresti Park

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Last Thursday following his annual coffee hour, Mayor Martin Walsh, flanked by the LoPresti Family, cut the ribbon on the completed LoPresti Park along East Boston waterfront on Sumner Street. The park is named after former East Boston State Senator Michael LoPresti. The long awaited rehab to the park included the...

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Investigation:Two Incidents,One Fatal, at Belle Isle Marsh

June 10, 2016
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An elderly man died following injuries suffered at Belle Isle Marsh that may be connected to an attacked of another elderly man three days later State Police said. The man who died after was a longtime Eastie resident. State Police are now increasing high-visibility patrols in the Belle Isle Marsh area starting immediately. “The...

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Conexions Celebrates 20 Years

June 10, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Twenty years ago, Kim Hanton and Judy LeMoine among others in the mental health industry noticed a gap in services available to those seeking help with recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. Now, 20 years later the Conexions evening program, a division of North Suffolk Mental Health, is celebrating a...

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Letter to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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What gives here? To the Editor, I was unable to attend the most recent Eagle Hill Association’s May meeting and wish I had been there after reading the East Boston Times news story (  CDC’s  Meridian Street Library project under fire, June 1). However, as an Eagle Hill resident, I was very much upset...

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Thank You, Donald Trump

June 10, 2016
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The recent donation of $75,000 by Donald Trump to the Wounded Vet Ride that will substantially boost what had been raised in the annual event certainly comes as good news to the organizers of the Ride as well as this year’s veterans who will benefit from Trump’s generosity. We know this donation will help...

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Lopresti Park Renovations

June 10, 2016
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In a recent report, Boston was listed in the top 10 of the United States for having the best parks and open spaces available to residents.  One of the key indices for earning the award was the quality and accessibility of the parks. One only has to look at the recent renovations that have...

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Eastie Jets Rally to Beat St Mary’s 5-4 in State Tourney

June 10, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso Josue Baez delivered a clutch, two-run triple to give the East Boston High School baseball team a dramatic 5-4 victory over St. Mary’s in the State Tournament Monday at East Boston Stadium. Head coach Kory Giberti called on the freshman Baez in a pinch-hitting role with two outs in the bottom...

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Obituaries 06-08-2016

June 10, 2016
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Giacomino ‘Jack’ Baglio Lifelong East Boston resident Giacomino L. “Jack”  Baglio died in East Boston on June 5. Jack was born and raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. The beloved husband of the late Mary M. “May” (Tobin), he was...

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Greenway Extension Ribbon Cutting

June 3, 2016
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Greenway Extension Ribbon Cutting

City and state officials cut the ribbon on the final stretch of the long-awaited East Boston Greenway Extension last Thursday. The final section was completed by the City of Boston and will connect the Massport section near Wood Island Marsh that was completed last year to Constitution Beach via an existing strip of MBTA...

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Trump Donated $75K to Wounded Vet Ride

June 3, 2016
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Trump Donated $75K to Wounded Vet Ride

By John Lynds The benefit bike ride that roars through East Boston each spring to help raise money for local wounded veterans got a boost from none other than Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. The GOP presidential nominee who has been the center of several controversies regarding his rhetoric that has polarized America recently...

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EBNHC Supports Local Seniors

June 3, 2016
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EBNHC Supports Local Seniors

The Elder Service Plan of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center made a donation this past week of a new Defibrillator to the Robert A. DeLeo Winthrop Senior Center.  Steven Snyder, Vice President of Development for the Health Center, presented the donation to both Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo and Director of the...

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CDC’s Meridian Street Library Project Under Fire

June 3, 2016
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CDC’s Meridian Street Library Project Under Fire

By John Lynds Following last week’s heated Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting regarding the East Boston CDC’s (Community Development Corporation) changes to its original proposal for the former Meridian Street Library building, many residents said that it is high time the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) get tougher on designated developers when...

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LaMattina,Developers Host Harborwalk Meeting

June 3, 2016
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LaMattina,Developers Host Harborwalk Meeting

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina said with the East Boston Greenway Extension complete he is focusing his attentions on the neighborhood’s Harborwalk that is being created as development along Eastie’s shore continues. LaMattina recently brought all of Eastie’s waterfront developers together for a public meeting to discuss ways to create an accessible...

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EHCA Approves Border Street Project 18 to 4

June 3, 2016
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EHCA Approves Border Street Project 18 to 4

By John Lynds The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted 18 to 4 in favor of the Border Street residential development project at the foot of Eagle Hill across from the Mario Umana Academy. Those opposed to the project most likely voted against the project due to parking because several who expressed concerns did...

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