EBSB to Change the Concept of ‘Mobile’ Banking

March 25, 2016
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By John Lynds On a cold winter morning East Boston Savings CEO Richard Gavegnano was sitting in traffic in New York City and witnessed something amazing and had an epiphany. “There I was in New York for a meeting,” said Gavegnano. “I was stuck in traffic and I looked out the window, it had...

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After a Two Year Closure,Government Center MBTA Station Reopens

March 25, 2016
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After a Two Year Closure,Government Center MBTA Station Reopens

By John Lynds On Monday City Councilor Sal LaMattina headed over from City Hall where he could see from his office window the construction of the Government Center MBTA station progress over the past two years. “This has been hard for my constituents in East Boston,” said LaMattina. “So many people rely on the...

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5 Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

March 25, 2016
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Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of what youngsters do need to become lifelong learners is right...

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Letter to the Editor

March 25, 2016
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Parking is not a right To the Editor, As I read last week’s East Boston Times, I saw the letter to the editor from an irate foe of  Resident Only Parking program. The program pushed by the Eagle Hill Neighborhood Association is one that I support. Parking in my neighborhood for folks without the...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Obituaries 03-23-2016

March 25, 2016
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Jane Picardi Of East Boston Jane E. (Seigfried) Picardi of East Boston, formerly of Auburn, PA. died on March 19 after long illness. She was 94 years old. Jane was a proud US Army WAC during World War II. The beloved wife of the late Antonio S. Picardi with whom she shared 66 years...

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Toll Plaza Removal:Project Could Lead to Future Depression of Route 1A and the Reconnection of Historic Streets?

March 17, 2016
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Toll Plaza Removal:Project Could Lead to Future Depression of Route 1A and the Reconnection of Historic Streets?

By John Lynds In the early 1930s an entire section of East Boston was decimated by the construction of the Sumner Tunnel and East Boston Toll Plaza. A thriving section of the community that ran along Porter Street from Central Square to Bremen Street was dotted with shops, push cart vendors and homes. These...

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Gov Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Bill

March 17, 2016
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Gov Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Bill

By John Lynds Over the past few years the scourge of heroin addiction has hit home with a string of deaths from overdoses in East Boston. The overdose deaths showed that this neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity than...

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City Council Holds Hearing on Just-Cause Evictions

March 17, 2016
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City Council Holds Hearing on Just-Cause Evictions

By John Lynds Attorney Jeffrey Turk of the law firm, Turk & Quijano, said the Right to Remain Coalition’s proposed city ordinance calling for ‘just-cause’ evictions sounds a lot like rent control but only worse. “It’s not rent control, it’s property control,” said Turk at a City Council hearing Monday on the issue. For...

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LaMattina Would like to see Handicap Parking Audit for Eagle Hill Area

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds With some Eagle Hill residents and business owners split on the plan to make all of Eagle Hill resident permit parking, City Councilor Sal LaMattina thinks he’s found a solution. “I think we are going to try two-hour parking except for resident’s with parking permits,” said LaMattina. “This has worked in...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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Oppose a Resident Parking Only program To the Editor, As an Eagle Hill resident, home owner, taxpayer, and voter,  I am vehemently OPPOSED to a Resident Parking Only program on my street and in my area. I just read in the EastBoston Times dated March 9, 2016 that the Eagle Hill section of East...

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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...

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Obituaries 03-16-2016

March 17, 2016
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Carmella Palmieri Former employee of Sky Chefs Logan Airport Carmella (Scrima) Palmieri of East Boston, passed away March 12. She was 84 years old. A former employee of Sky Chefs Logan Airport, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Palmieri; loving mother of Elaine Curtis and Joan Bonwith and her husband,...

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Boston Public School Students District-Wide Walkout

March 11, 2016
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Boston Public School Students District-Wide Walkout

On Monday Boston Public School students staged a district-wide walkout to protest proposed budget cuts to school in East Boston and across the city. Over 1000 students marched to Faneuil Hall across the street from City Hall demanding that the Mayor and School Committee reconsider the cuts to fill a $40 million budget deficit.

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Celebrating 25 Years

March 11, 2016
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Celebrating 25 Years

Zumix students perform during one of the many shows the popular East Boston youth music program has had over its 25-year existence. In April Zumix will celebrate 25 years in the community with events and other activities.

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City Approves Resident Permit Parking in Eagle Hill

March 11, 2016
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City Approves Resident Permit Parking in Eagle Hill

By John Lynds After a vote by the Eagle Hill Civic Association to approve Resident Permit Parking on the hill, the City of Boston this week has officially adopted the plan, but some are unhappy. “At the request of neighborhood residents, the Eagle Hill Civic Association and State Representative Adrian Madaro, the Boston Transportation...

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‘Albano Strong’:Marfan Foundation Walk Team Created to Support Anthony Albano Jr.,Marfan Research

March 11, 2016
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‘Albano Strong’:Marfan Foundation Walk Team Created to Support Anthony Albano Jr.,Marfan Research

By John Lynds The East Boston community is rallying around Anthony Albano Jr. by creating a team “Albano Strong” that will help raise money for Marfan research through the annual Marfan Foundation Walk scheduled for Saturday, June 11 on the Boston Common. The Marfan Foundation is a nonprofit that fights for victory over Marfan...

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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Appointed to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

March 11, 2016
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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Appointed to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CEO Manny Lopes was one of two health care professionals appointed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Board of Directors. Lopes will join Dr. Thea James, MD, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical as the two new appointees. “We are excited...

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Clinton Narrowly Beats Sanders in Eastie and State

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters headed to the polls last Tuesday during the Massachusetts Presidential Primary and Hilary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders both here and throughout the state. In Eastie, Clinton edged out Sanders by only 114 votes. By the time the polls closed Clinton ended the night with 2,625 votes and...

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Zumix to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Next Month

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds Sitting in her office at the Zumix Firehouse, Zumix co-founder and director Madeleine Steczynski reflects on how far East Boston’s youth music and empowerment program has come since its days in a living room on Meridian Street. “We are in this amazing moment thinking who would have ever imagined we would...

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Stand up and speak out To the editor, I was not a happy camper reading the latest news on the decaying Northern Avenue bridge on Boston’s Waterfront. The city wants to dismantle it from Fort Point Channel and barge over the scraps over to the City Yards on East Eagle Street. I live on...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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