Mayor Walsh Announces New Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs for BPS

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At a February 10 press conference, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced the promotion of Dr. Makeeba McCreary of Jamaica Plain to the role of managing director and senior advisor of external affairs for BPS. In her new position, Dr. McCreary will focus on expanding...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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You will always be with us Dear Editor: On February 6, we lost a special person to our program, Brenton Lembo. This young man brought so much spirit to the program on and off the field. His love for the game and the Pop Warner family was incredible. Despite all that he was going...

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Remembering Two Eastie Greats

February 28, 2017
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The untimely deaths of Brenton Lembo and Joseph Guarino have left a void in East Boston. Lembo’s love for East Boston Pop Warner and Guarino’s love for his community are something all their friends and family cherished. Lembo the young Pop Warner Coach always put the children of Eastie first and no matter what...

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Brangiforte and Shea are Athletes of the Week at East Boston High

February 28, 2017
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East Boston High School senior Captain Jacki Brangiforte and senior Nick Shea were named athletes of the week at East Boston High. These senior AquaJets had a phenomenal season and a great Championship meet. Brangiforte scored three silver medals on all three relays at the City Championship and Shea earned a silver medal in...

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Obituaries 02-22-2017

February 28, 2017
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Maria Gunn-Venuti Had a colorful and diverse career path Maria J. Gunn-Venuti, a long-time resident of the Revere Beach area and formerly of Orient Heights in East Boston, peacefully passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, February 15 at Hathorne Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. Born in Chelsea in September of 1920,...

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Eastie VS Boston Latin Academy Gallery

February 24, 2017
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Boston Latin Academy defeated East Boston in the Championship game at Matthews Arena 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday. The game ended in the third period 3-3, then followed by a 7:30min overtime which lead to the best of 5 penalty shots. Latin scored one shot and Eastie none, leading to Latin’s victory. Click...

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We Are the Champions

February 17, 2017
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We Are the Champions

The East Boston boys’ track and field team was dominant last Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Center and captured the Boston Public Schools Indoor Track and Field City League Championship title. The Jets scored 107 points during the two-day championship meet. Eastie had three first-place and six second-place finishes. Jets coach, Garcia Dalzon, was...

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Storm Walk

February 17, 2017
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Storm Walk

Mike Hartman and his pup, Shane, take a walk along Winthrop Shore Drive on Monday following the Sunday night snowstorm.

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Joseph Guarino,Beloved Community Member, at 75

February 17, 2017
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Joseph Guarino,Beloved Community Member, at 75

By John Lynds The community is mourning the loss of longtime community member and one of the most recognizable faces in East Boston. Joseph Guarino who, outside of his career as a newspaper man, dedicated his life to St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, the Golden Age Club and other Eastie civic organizations where he...

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Rep Madaro Testifies on Late Night MBTA Service

February 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week in front of the MBTA Fiscal Control and Management Board, State Representative Adrian Madaro testified at a hearing on the MBTA’s late night service that fell victim to budget cuts,  but is essential to many hard working East Boston commuters that rely on late night service to get to...

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Zumix Receives Boston Cultural Council Grant

February 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week Zumix, East Boston’s popular youth music and arts program, was named one of 173 organizations that will receive a 2017 Boston Cultural Council grant. Zumix will share in $462,250 in grant money with the other organizations across the city. “The Boston Cultural Council organizational grants continue to support innovative...

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Loftel Buyers Appear before JPNA

February 17, 2017
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By John Lynds While it may not be the quaint Paul Roiff-style hotel the neighborhood was hoping for,  the new owners said they are not going to deviate very much from the original plan. Boston Trade International, owned by brothers Pravin and Sudhir Patel, bought the large former industrial building on the corner of...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Obituaries 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Angelo Lupis Of Winthrop Angelo Lupis of Winthrop passed away peacefully on February 9. He was the beloved husband of June M (D’Argenio) Lupis; devoted father of Bernadette DeAngelis and her husband, Alan of Everett and Carol Harvey and her husband, Robert of Winthrop; dear brother of the late Ursula (Sister Bernadette), Salvatore, and Marianne...

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Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in as New Chamber President

February 10, 2017
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Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in as New Chamber President

By John Lynds In front of a packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn  last Thursday, longtime neighborhood civic leader, Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini, was administered the oath of office by Rep. Adrian Madaro to become the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s president for the next two years. After taking the oath Mangini addressed Chamber...

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Mayor Walsh,Cardinal O’Malley Stand with East Boston’s Immigrant Population

February 10, 2017
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Mayor Walsh,Cardinal O’Malley Stand with East Boston’s Immigrant Population

By John Lynds During a special Mass on Sunday at the Most Holy Redeemer Church on Maverick Street, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Archdiocese Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other city officials to stand in solidarity with Eastie’s immigrant population. The Holy Redeemer Church and parish serves hundreds of Latinos in Eastie and following...

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Clippership Wharf Project gets State Chapter 91 License

February 10, 2017
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By John Lynds The developer of one of East Boston’s most anticipated waterfront projects received state approval and was awarded a Chapter 91 license last week. All waterfront projects in Massachusetts need to go through a Chapter 91 review MassDEP to ensure protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways....

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Obituaries 02-08-2017

February 10, 2017
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William “Billy” Martino Member of Pipe Fitters Local 537 and St. Mary’s Men’s Club William R. “Billy” Martino of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28 at the age of 73 after a courageous battle with cancer. Billy was a 50-year member of Pipe Fitters Local 537, a US Navy...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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Alighieri School Partners with Boston Ballet

February 3, 2017
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Alighieri School Partners with Boston Ballet

Dante Alighieri Montessori School student completes a graceful ballet jump during his class taught by Boston Ballet instructors. Mayor Martin Walsh was on hand to view the class and successful partnership between the school and the Boston Ballet.

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Mayor Walsh Visits With Eastie Seniors

February 3, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Visits With Eastie Seniors

Mayor Martin Walsh greets seniors at the East Boston Social Centers last Thursday during a visit to thier senior luncheon.

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Fire Destroys Home on Lexington Street

February 3, 2017
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Fire Destroys Home on Lexington Street

By John Lynds A morning fire on Sunday caused by an electrical short circuit in the attic at a Lexington Street residence left 11 adults and one girl homeless. Boston firefighters responded to 149 Lexington St. shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When firefighters arrived the two-and-half-story, four-unit building had smoke billowing from the...

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