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SunButter and Jelly Sandwiches Make the Perfect Back-to-School Snack or Lunch

September 3, 2018
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Parents, students and schools have discovered the perfect menu item for snacks or lunch: Sun Wise peanut-free sandwiches with grape or strawberry jelly.  Totally nut-free and peanut-free, each sandwich features delicious soft, white whole grain bread.  Made with SunButter sunflower seed spread, SunWise peanut free sandwiches are also dairy free, contain no high fructose...

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Community News Briefs

September 3, 2018
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Grace Church Grace Church Federated is a United Church of Christ and Episcopal church located at 760 Saratoga Street, East Boston.   All are welcome.  Please join us for our Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a Food Pantry open to all East Boston residents, every Saturday...

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Outgoing DA Dan Conley Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County District Attorney

September 3, 2018
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Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. Conley joined Henning to talk to voters at a door-to-door campaign canvass in Hyde Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m., starting in Cleary Square, at the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and...

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Veronica Robles Launches All Female Mariachi Band

September 3, 2018
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Award winning performer and community leader Veronica Robles, well known by her fans as La Mera, Mera  or ‘The Real One,’ has been performing since she was very young and is recognized as the most authentic representative of Mexican music and culture in the New England region. This summer Robles, through her East Boston...

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Gang Member Found Guilty of Maverick Station Double Shooting

September 3, 2018
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The MS-13 gang member from New York charged with shooting of a rival gang member and an innocent bystander inside Maverick MBTA station in 2016 was found guilty last week in Suffolk Superior Court. Rogelio Alvarado, 23, was arrested in New York state on July 12, 2017 for the January 19, 2016 shooting after...

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Licensing Board Rolls Back Hours at Two Eastie Bars

September 3, 2018
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Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini has rolled back the hours of two bars in the neighborhood. Billares Colombia and Bohemio’s Restaurant on lower Bennington Street were called before the Licensing Board both had their 2 a.m. license rolled back to 1 a.m. according to the Licensing Board. At the Licensing Board hearing District...

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East Boston Waves Enjoy a Very Successful Season

September 3, 2018
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The EB Waves travel softball team continued to roll finishing atop its division for the third time in four years.   Competing at the 18 U level, the Waves yearly play an ambitious schedule that have them traveling around the greater Boston area playing teams from such cities as Marlborough, Haverhill, Amesbury, Seabrook, and Danvers.  ...

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Don’t Gamble the Planet’s Future on Unproven Technology

September 3, 2018
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A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground. But these technologies aren’t very effective — and probably never will be. Investing in them would divert resources from proven emission-reduction...

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Eversource Substation on Eastie Side of Chelsea Creek Not Necessary

September 3, 2018
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This past winter East Boston experienced a taste of what is to be our future in the form of a series of storms that brought coastal flooding onto our streets. Coastal resiliency has become a buzzword in the media as we debate how we should adapt to the inevitable impacts that climate change is...

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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

September 3, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...

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Obituaries 08-22-2018

September 3, 2018
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Patricia ‘Pattie’ Thibert An exceptional mother, wife and friend Patricia “Pattie” L. Thibert died Monday, August 13 at home after a long illness. She was 67 years old. Born February 3, 1951 to the late Rose Y. Pardi and the late Frederick Sateriale, Pattie spent many years a resident of East Boston, Revere and...

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East Boston Democrats Endorse U.S. Rep Michael Capuano for Congress

August 16, 2018
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East Boston Democrats Endorse U.S. Rep Michael Capuano for Congress

On Sunday at Angela’s Cafe in Orient Heights local leaders in the Democratic Party in East Boston joined with U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano for an informal breakfast to discuss the race, current topics and offer their support to the incumbent congressman reelection bid. State Rep. Adrian Madaro, Sen. Joseph Boncore, former State Rep. Carlo...

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Commissioner Gross Makes First Public Appearance in Eastie

August 16, 2018
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Commissioner Gross Makes First Public Appearance in Eastie

At last Tuesday’s annual National Night Out celebration at LoPresti Park Boston Police Commissioner William Gross made his first public appearance in East Boston since being sworn in by Mayor Martin Walsh. Walsh, who introduced Gross last Tuesday in Eastie, said the new Commissioner is no stranger to the neighborhood and has ‘hit the...

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A.P. Dental Offers Laser and Cosmetic Fills

August 16, 2018
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A.P. Dental Offers Laser and Cosmetic Fills

Since Dr. Anya Pukhovitskaya DMD opened A.P. Dental & Laser Center this spring, patients have been referring her practice to family and neighbors. Dr. Pukhovitskaya, whose mother has been helping her decorate her Central Square offices into serene spaces, is happy that the patients trust her with their care. “Business has been really good,”...

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Frustrated Elected Officials Call for Another MassDot Meeting Regarding Traffic

August 16, 2018
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Frustrated Elected Officials Call for Another MassDot Meeting Regarding Traffic

Since MassDOT took down the Sumner Tunnel toll booths as part the All Electronic Tolling (AET) project and reopening the plaza to vehicular traffic in May 2017, resident have endured a traffic nightmare. The road reconfigurations have led to long queues entering the tunnel and backups that extend out into neighborhood side streets. It’s...

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JPNA Approves Three Projects

August 16, 2018
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At Monday’s night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting, members voted in favor of three development projects. First, the group voted in 27 to 5 in favor of the development project at 9-15 Webster Ave. This project plans to renovate the existing row houses at 11 and 15 Webster Ave, creating two two-bedroom condominiums in...

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Dr James Taylor, Founding Member of the EBNHC, Dies

August 16, 2018
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Dr. James Taylor, M.D., who was a revered and respected figure in the healthcare field both in East Boston and nationally, has died. Dr. Taylor, who dedicated over 40 years to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) before his retirement in 2011, died in Brookline...

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Milano’s Deli Reopens

August 16, 2018
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For 13 months, loyal customers of Milano’s Deli in Orient Heights Square anxiously awaited the reopening of their beloved sub shop and deli. In late June of last year, a fire ripped through the kitchen area at Milano’s, suffered a fire causing extensive damage to the interior. At the time, Vinny Caraglia, who has...

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The EBCC Opens Nominations for the Prosperity Awards 2018

August 16, 2018
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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Prosperity Awards on November 8, 2018 at the Hilton on Boardman Street. Nominations for the 2018 Prosperity Awards are open until Wednesday, August 15 and will be announced starting in September. The Chamber is asking all members of the public to submit nominations of...

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One Short Street Project Has a Long Road Ahead

August 16, 2018
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Judging from the first community meeting at the Harbor View Neighborhood Association regarding 1 Short St., at which members sent developer Joe Ricupero and his attorney Matt Eckel back to the drawing board, it’s going to be a long community process. Ricupero is planning to demolish the home at 1 Short St. and erect...

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MBTA Blue Line Breaks Down for Second Time in Less than Two Weeks

August 16, 2018
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Last Thursday morning for about four hours, there was absolute pandemonium for Blue Line commuters. For the second time in less than two weeks an MBTA Blue Line train lost power and was stuck in the tunnel between Maverick and Aquarium stations. Those stuck on the train were forced to evacuate through the rear...

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Healthcare for All

August 16, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...

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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 16, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...

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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...

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