Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

April 6, 2018
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Local students earn degrees at Simmons College The following local students recently earned a degree from Simmons College in Boston. * Melissa Wallin, of Boston (02128), earned a Master of Science. * Jhamaul Galatis, of Chelsea (02150), earned a Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner). * Lilian Alvarado, of Chelsea (02150), earned...

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BPDA Holds Meeting on Liverpool Development

April 6, 2018
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Last Thursday at the East Boston Social Centers the Boston Planning and Development Agency held a public meeting on the proposed project at 152 Liverpool St. Developer MG2’s proposed project consists of the re-development of a 6,074 square-foot commercial site at 152 Liverpool Street in the Central Square section of East Boston that is...

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Former East Boston Times Building to be Redeveloped

April 6, 2018
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The building at 40 William Kelley Sq. that housed the East Boston Times for several decades is slated for redevelopment. MG2 proposed to erect a 12-unit residential building with retail on first and second levels at last Wednesday’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting. The mixed-use, six-story building would include eight one-bedroom units and...

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Celebrating One Boston Day through Kindness and Service

April 6, 2018
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For over 120 years, the Boston Marathon has represented our city at its finest. Every year, thousands of runners lace up their shoes and begin the long trek towards Boylston Street. People come from all across the city to cheer on friends, family, and complete strangers. On Marathon Monday, we come together in a...

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Letter to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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Needless damage Dear editor, As I read the news in last week’s Times about the latest truck crunching incident at the bottom of the 1A ramp to Neptune Road, I too share the frustration expressed by AL Capt. Kelly McCormack over the lack of use of the Coughlin Bypass road to Chelsea, however most...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Santos and Chisolm Take Over the Marty Pino Basketball Division of EBYBL

April 6, 2018
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For seven seasons Anthony Pino did a great job directing “The Marty Pino Division” of the East Boston Youth Basketball League. In April of last year he accepted the position of Executive Chef at the Cunard Tavern on Orleans Street. “This was a big loss for the League,” said Michael Gaeta, league president. Gaeta...

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Obituaries 04-04-2018

April 6, 2018
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Theodore Jeveli Owner and manager of Jeveli’s Restaurant for over 40 years Theodore A. ‘Ted’ Jeveli of Winthrop passed away on March 16. He was 94 years old. Ted was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the owner and manager of Jeveli’s Restaurant for over 40 years, a life member of...

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Trucks Getting Stuck Again Under Neptune Road Viaduct

March 30, 2018
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Trucks Getting Stuck Again Under Neptune Road Viaduct

East Boston’s elected officials and District 7 Captain Kelly McCormick have expressed their frustrations over the lack of use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road—a half-mile road extending under Day Square to Chelsea Street designed to remove Logan Airport related traffic from East Boston’s residential streets–by 18-wheelers. Anyone driving through Day Square during the...

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Mayor Walsh Adds Second Ambulance to East Boston

March 30, 2018
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A bone of contention for decades in East Boston is the fact that the neighborhood has had only one dedicated ambulance stationed. With Eastie geographic isolation from the rest of Boston, coupled with the fact that the only dedicated Boston EMS ambulance is routinely called to serve Logan International Airport, residents have clamored for...

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Appreciation:Benny Tauro, Businessman, Community Leader, Passes at 85

March 30, 2018
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Benito “Benny” Tauro, the soft-spoken East Boston businessman, community leader and philanthropist who spent a lifetime fighting to protect the quality of life for residents and preserve the neighborhood’s Italian-American culture, has died. Mr. Tauro, or ‘Benny’ as he was affectionately known throughout the community, died on Saturday, March 24 surrounded by his loving...

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Bennington Street Bars in Hot Water Again with Licensing Board

March 30, 2018
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At a hearing last week Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said she would again bring two East Boston bar owners  back before the board after reports of stabbings, muggings, and fights outside their Bennington Street establishments at closing time. “We’ve had a number of incidents in that lower Bennington area,” Boston Police Sergeant...

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City Council Takes Action on Noyes Park Project Grant

March 30, 2018
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The Boston City Council voted last Wednesday to add clarifying language to Mayor Martin Walsh’s PARC (Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities) grant request for the Noyes Park project in Orient Heights. In February the Council voted in favor of the state releasing the $400,000 PARC grant that will help the city differ some...

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Nathan Smolensky Announces as Independent in Congressional Bid

March 30, 2018
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Nathan Smolensky, a non-profit manager from Somerville, has announced that he will be running as an Independent for Massachusetts’s 7th District Congressional seat. “We need Independent voices to speak up,” says Smolensky, “now more than ever. The parties are becoming increasingly polarized, and that means more strong-arming and undermining in our politics, and somehow...

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Greg Henning Announces for Suffolk County District Attorney Office

March 30, 2018
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Greg Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor for over ten years, is running for Suffolk County District Attorney. Henning grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government. His father, John Henning, was a longtime Boston television reporter and anchor at Channels 2, 5,...

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Developer Reduces Size of Cowper Street Project, Again

March 30, 2018
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City Realty, the developer of a proposed condo project at 181 Cowper St., appeared before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council last week after several previous meetings with the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA). Since their last presentation at last month’s HVNA meeting, City Realty has again scaled down the project and changed the overall...

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Registration Now Open for All Girls Sports Festival

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The free four-day event will take place April 17 to April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30...

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American Red Cross Hosts Boston Strong Blood Drive

March 30, 2018
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The American Red Cross will join community leaders to mark the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and to pay tribute to the strength and resilience shown by so many with a blood drive on April 15. In April 2013, the Red Cross sent 600 blood products to Boston area hospitals in response...

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Capogreco-Cappuccio Receives Recognition as Italian Author and Community Leader

March 30, 2018
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Lisa Capogreco-Cappuccio of East Boston was recently recognized by the Pirandello Lyceum for her outstanding contributions to the maintenance of Italian Heritage in America.  Capogreco-Cappuccio is President of Italia Unita and an author of Childrens’ books with an Italian theme. Capogreco -Cappuccio was recognized at meeting of Italia Unita in East Boston where Pirandello...

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Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament Coming April 17-19

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament in partnership with the Boston Bruins on April 17, 18, and 19 during the April public school vacation week. “Every year, young players from neighborhoods across Boston compete in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament for...

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Councilor Pressley Calls for More Liquor Licenses to be Made Available

March 30, 2018
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At last week’s Boston City Council meeting, At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s home rule petition calling for additional liquor licenses to be made available in historically underserved neighborhoods like East Boston passed unanimously and will now go to the State House for consideration. The petition builds on the success of Pressley’s  2014 home rule...

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GSCA Approves Maverick Street Project

March 30, 2018
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The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted 18 to 3 in favor of a complete historical rehab and condo project at the former DeAngelis Bakery building on the corner of Maverick and Orleans Streets. Developers of the project at 173-177 Maverick MG2 will consolidate three buildings and create nine condo units and a commercial...

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Community News Briefs

March 30, 2018
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Good Friday Way of the Cross service The community is invited to join us on Good Friday, March 30, at 6:00 pm, as the leaders of Central Assembly of God Church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church,   Iglesia Nuevo Amanecer, and other East Boston congregations will be participating  together in an ecumenical Way of the Cross...

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Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

March 30, 2018
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President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy...

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