East Boston HS Swimmers Doing Great Job As Lifeguards At Paris St Pool

August 24, 2016
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East Boston HS Swimmers Doing Great Job As Lifeguards At Paris St Pool

The East Boston HS Swim Team has many lifeguards throughout the City. Pictured is the lifeguard staff at Paris St. Pool, (L-R) Francesca Marifiote (grad,) Steven Mesa (grad), Chris Villanueva (Sr. Capt), Mike Lockhead (grad), Daniel Marifiote (grad & Asst Coach), Jose Villanueva (grad), and Coach Dave Arinella.

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East Boston Resident Receives Massport Rauseo Scholarship

August 24, 2016
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East Boston Resident Receives Massport Rauseo Scholarship

By John Lynds The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced the recipient of the annual scholarship honoring the memory of Donna Rauseo, a lifelong resident of East Boston and a long-time Massport employee. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship was awarded to East Boston resident Carolyn Searles. Searles is a graduate of Boston Latin School....

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28th Eastie Pride Day to Kickoff Saturday at Piers Park

August 24, 2016
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28th Eastie Pride Day to Kickoff Saturday at Piers Park

By John Lynds It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 28th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 20 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park. The forecast for Saturday is warm sunny skies...

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Terminal E Public Comment Period Extended 21 Days:Activists Seek A Better Community Process

August 24, 2016
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Terminal E Public Comment Period Extended 21 Days:Activists Seek A Better Community Process

By John Lynds Following a poorly attended community meeting hosted by Massport last Wednesday at the Mario Umana Academy regarding the expansion of Terminal E and its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), local environmentalist and elected officials immediately called on Massport to extend the public comment period. Massport is currently constructing three gates, previously...

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Lydia Edwards to Head Office of Housing Stability

August 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week that East Boston resident and former First Suffolk and Middlesex senatorial candidate, Lydia Edwards, will head the city’s newly formed Office of Housing Stability. The new Office of Housing Stability will be part of the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and as a Deputy Director,...

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Youth and Police Initiative Lands at the Community Center

August 24, 2016
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By John Lynds For several weeks this summer,  youth from the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center took part in a new program to help strengthen relationships between police and teens. The Youth and Police Initiative (YPI), launched in 2004 by the North American Family Institute, brought 11 East...

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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 24, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...

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Sports 08-17-2016

August 24, 2016
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East Boston Waves softball completes successful season The East Boston Waves finished the summer portion of their schedule with a record of 13-3, which resulted in a strong fourth place finish in the 20-team Middlesex League.  It was a great showing considering the team played in the 18-Under Division despite the team being comprised...

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Obituaries 08-17-2016

August 24, 2016
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Angelo ‘Blondy’ Pelosi Former East Boston resident Angelo “Blondy” Pelosi, formerly of East Boston, Medford and Hollywood, Florida, died peacefully in Saugus, August 3. He was 90 years old. Angelo attended East Boston High and served in the U.S. Navy. He was the husband of the late Ellen (Gregis) Pelosi, son of the late...

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Maverick Marketplace Cafe Looks to Expand Hours

August 19, 2016
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Maverick Marketplace Cafe Looks to Expand Hours

By John Lynds Owners of the popular cafe on Maverick Street that has been featuring live music, and serving up good food, funky drinks and craft beers since 2014 is looking to expand their hours. At Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, Melissa Tyler, who co-owns Maverick Marketplace Cafe with her husband,...

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Beach Art Artist,Andres Amador,to Return to Constitution Beach Saturday

August 19, 2016
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Beach Art Artist,Andres Amador,to Return to Constitution Beach Saturday

By John Lynds Last year when San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador visited Constitution Beach to turn the wet sand at low tide into a temporary piece of visual art with the help of the community residents, it became one of the highlights of the Summer. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay announced this week that...

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Hilton Garden Inn Logan Airport Celebrates Its First Anniversary

August 19, 2016
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Hilton Garden Inn Logan Airport Celebrates Its First Anniversary

By Cary Shuman The Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, 100 Boardman St., celebrated its first anniversary Monday. In conjuction with the anniversary celebration, general manager Kevin Buchanan and director of sales Steve Haley presented a $1,000 donation of school supplies to the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston. Buchanan said the...

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Dancing Elotes Comes to the Farmers Market

August 19, 2016
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By John Lynds Each Wednesday at the East Boston Farmers Market on Lewis Mall, featuring the fresh fruit and vegetable dealers, there is a special ongoing celebration that is a big hit with the crowd. Brought to this year’s Farmers Market by the Veronica Robles Cultural Center is the ‘Dancing Elotes’ project. “This project...

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Martinez Wins $5,000 Scholarship

August 19, 2016
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By John Lynds A lot of kindergartners and their parents were shooting for perfect attendance last school year for the chance to win some college scholarship money. However, only one lucky Eastie kindergartner won the $5,000 college scholarship prize that is made possible through a partnership between East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) and Airmall....

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Sports 08-10-2016

August 19, 2016
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Cassaro sparks East Boston to District 12 Jimmy Fund Tournament title By Cary Shuman The East Boston Little League 12-year-old All-Star team rallied to beat Everett, 7-4, and capture the District 12 Jimmy Fund Tournament championship for the second year in a row Saturday at Conant Park in Melrose. Trailing 4-1 in the top...

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Obituaries 08-10-2016

August 19, 2016
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Patricia Aguiar Former East Boston resident Patricia V. (Joslin) Aguiar died unexpectedly in Florida on July 26. A former resident of Peabody and East Boston, she was the devoted mother of Traci-Anne Bisson of Dracut and Damian Aguiar of Peabody; dear sister of Mary Lou Screnci and her husband, Dennis of Peabody and Bernardine Joslin of East Boston; former wife of Thomas Aguiar of Peabody and...

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At the Farmer’s Market

August 5, 2016
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At the Farmer’s Market

    East Boston resident Julia Burrell and daughter Emery–a big blueberry fan–shop at the Market.

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Cooling Off

August 5, 2016
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Cooling Off

Katherine Pereira, 10, and Fevin Miguel, 7, enjoy the Splash Dance Party held at East Boston Memorial Park by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

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National Night Out

August 5, 2016
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National Night Out

Mayor Martin Walsh arrives at LoPresti Park in East Boston Tuesday afternoon to kick off the neighborhood’s annual National Night Out celebration.

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Funding Restored to EBNHC in State Budget

August 5, 2016
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By John Lynds The $250,000 in funding to help foster a better partnership between the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) and North Suffolk Mental Health (NSMH) to deal with mental health and substance abuse issues in the area was restored late Saturday night by the legislature. The amendment for the funding was first...

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Texas-Based Wingstop Coming to Eastie

August 5, 2016
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By John Lynds The popular Texas-based chicken wing joint that has made a name for itself among foodies as a place that serves up some great wings and dipping sauces is coming to East Boston. Wingstop, who recently opened its first Boston-area location in Medford, will open in Central Square. Presently,  the Central Square...

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New Regulations for BCYF ‘Drop-In’ Sites Following Drowning

August 5, 2016
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By John Lynds While most Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) summer camps in East Boston are already regulated by City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) per the Department of Public Health (DPH), the neighborhood’s teen ‘drop-in’ program will have to follow rigorous new standards in the wake of Kyzr Willis’ accidental...

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Logan IAG Holds Final Meeting,Mitigation Package Forthcoming

August 5, 2016
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By John Lynds When Massport first began meeting with the neighborhood during a series of community meetings to begin discussing Logan’s Terminal E expansion project, many in the neighborhood became alarmed and confused over how the process would play out. Some residents perceived the project as further Logan Airport expansion that would cause further...

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