Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

May 20, 2016
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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

By John Lynds This month Zumix, East Boston’s popular youth music and arts program, received its building permit from the City of Boston to begin construction on a FM radio antenna at East Boston High School. To help celebrate Zumix getting closer to launching its FM station in June, WBUR teamed up with the...

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Law Day a Huge Success in Eastie

May 20, 2016
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Law Day a Huge Success in Eastie

By John Lynds For 40 years the East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court has celebrated Law Day and teamed up with local schools to expose students to the local court, its inner workings and how the court process works. This year students from grade schools in Eastie and Winthrop took part in...

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Project Update:Lendlease Moves Forward On Clippership Wharf

May 20, 2016
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Project Update:Lendlease Moves Forward On Clippership Wharf

By John Lynds At a recent community meeting, developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project sat down with East Boston residents, local officials and community organizers at the Maverick Landing Community Room to provide updates on the project. Lendlease plans to develop 12 acres of land and Boston Harbor waterfront in Eastie. The...

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Overall Crime was Down 25 Percent in First Quarter

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds Despite two shocking homicides of teens in September overall crime in East Boston was is down 25 percent in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the same time period during the previous year. At a recent community meeting Monday, Captain Kelley McCormick, Sergeant Jimmy Martin and Officer Danny Simons...

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Sister of Meridian Street Bridge Victim Files Lawsuit

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The sister of the East Boston woman crushed to death on New Year’s Eve 2013 while crossing the Meridian Street Bridge has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston. The lawsuit filed by Mirna Hernandez, the sister of Aura Garcia, says both the city and bridge operator were negligent...

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A Great Cause

May 20, 2016
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Under beautiful skies, the Wounded Vet Ride with more than 6,000 motorcycles participating went through parts of our community last weekend.  The Ride helped raise funds for four local veterans who were wounded in combat overseas. The idea of the ride was first started by Winthrop resident Andrew Biggio and former East Boston State...

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Obituaries 05-18-2016

May 20, 2016
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John Bruttaniti Award Winning Chelsea Police Officer John P. Bruttaniti, Chelsea Police Officer of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12. He was 41 years old. John, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

May 13, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

By John Lynds With the deadline for local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston set for Thursday, May 12, the organization that brought the city  artist Luke Jerram’s Popular Art Installment Play Me, I’m Yours street piano program is looking for a neighborhood partner for fall 2016. “The application...

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Library Painting Receives National Grant

May 13, 2016
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Library Painting Receives National Grant

By John Lynds When East Boston library janitor Paul Carley was cleaning out the former Meridian Street branch before it closed its doors for good he came across something interesting–an old dusty painting tucked away in a basement closet. What Carley didn’t realize right away was he found a long lost Eastie treasure. It...

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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

May 13, 2016
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering...

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Division of Banks Approves EBSB Mobile Bank Truck

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Division of Banks (MDB) signed off on East Boston Savings Bank’s plan to put the local bank on wheels. The MDB’s decision approved EBSB’s notice to establish a mobile branch office and wrote there was no objection to the plan in its decision. EBSB Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano...

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JPNA Approves Sumner Street Project

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted at their May meeting Monday night 23 to 1 in favor of a market rate rental development on Sumner Street. The proposal plans to combine six lots at 287-391 Sumner St and 10 Sumner Pl., demolish the current home at 387-391 Sumner St. and build...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was East Boston’s turn to do its part in Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boston Shines clean-up campaign. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for a clean-up of the streets and open spaces in our neighborhoods. But the rain did not deter residents from coming out with brooms and bags and shovels...

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Obituaries 05-11-2016

May 13, 2016
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Anthony DeSimone Of East Boston Anthony L DeSimone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 9 at the age of 38. He was the loving son of Norina (Capone) and the late Antonio DeSimone, both of Revere, dear brother of Franco DeSimone of Revere, cherished uncle of Anthony Gabriell and Nicholas...

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East Boston Museum Art Show A Huge Success

May 7, 2016
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East Boston Museum Art Show A Huge Success

By John Lynds The group of residents trying to bring a permanent East Boston Museum to the neighborhood held a very successful art show last Thursday to raise awareness for the future museum. Over 600 people attended the art exhibit at the East Boston Atlantic Works Gallery on Border Street. The exhibit featured a...

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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

May 7, 2016
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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

Hilton Garden Inn, the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, has honored lifelong East Boston resident Dena DiMarzo, of the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport with the company’s Spirit of the Garden Award. The award designates DiMarzo as a top performer within the global brand of Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Nominated by...

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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

May 7, 2016
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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

By John Lynds Over 6,000 motorcycles will roar through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 6th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’ on Saturday May 14. The annual event raises money to for four local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew...

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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

May 7, 2016
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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

By John Lynds After hearing residents’ complaints that there hasn’t been enough community input for the proposed changes to the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza as MassDOT moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET) in Eastie, officials came back with some changes. At a community meeting recently, MassDOT’s presentation was similar to the one given...

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Boston Licensing Board Approves Lift on BYOB Ban

May 7, 2016
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By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in East Boston. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work...

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State Senate Final Election Set for Tuesday May 10

May 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman East Boston’s registered voters can cast their ballots in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate general election Tuesday, May 10. Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore, whose family has its law offices in East Boston, is the lone candidate on the ballot, having topped the ticket in the seven-candidate race for...

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Summer Camp is Beneficial to Children and Parents

May 7, 2016
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By Kate Lemay Summer camp remains one of the few places where today’s often overscheduled and over protected children have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors all without the guidance of their parents. As a mom and a 20-year camp professional, I believe that camp is a...

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Thank You to Stephen Whalen

May 7, 2016
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In a story that appeared in last week’s newspaper, Mayor Martin Walsh was on hand to help distribute 30 new Chromebooks to students of the Donald McKay and Umana Schools. These Chromebooks were not supplied by the city, but by a private company, CRM Property Management Corp. Many businesses in the past would have...

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...

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Obituaries 05-04-2016

May 7, 2016
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Rose Visconti Of East Boston, formerly of the North End Rose M. (Romano) Visconti of East Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Monday night, March 28. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Visconti; devoted mother of Pamela Congley...

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