Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

February 18, 2015
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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

Mayor Martin Walsh and  Superintendent McDonough announced that Boston Public Schools will hold school on Evacuation Day, March 17, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 30. Should additional snow days be required, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent John McDonough have stated that Bunker Hill Day, June 17 would be added to the school...

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Letters to the Editor

February 18, 2015
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Experience To the Editor That was my biggest takeaway from the Candidates’ Forum held last Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. There are a lot of great individuals running for State Representative – all of whom love East Boston. But this election isn’t about who loves East Boston the most. It’s about who has the...

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Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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Obituaries 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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Alfred Siciliano Jr. US Postal Service retiree Alfred V. Siciliano, Jr. of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away February 10 surrounded by his loving family. Alfred was a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service with 32 years service and a Disabled American Veteran United States Army 25th Infantry Division. He was...

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Local Agencies Could Be Impacted, If Substance Abuse Cuts Implemented

February 12, 2015
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Over the past two years a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opioid addiction and addiction to other substances. The House and Senate’s comprehensive substance abuse bill was signed into law by former Gov. Deval Patrick before he left office. In it are tools...

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Snow Dumped in Boston Harbor as Last Resort

February 12, 2015
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The Walsh Administration said Tuesday it would only dump snow in the Boston Harbor off the shores of the city as a last resort. “Two of Boston’s snow farms were melted last night and the City has the capacity to haul snow from the neighborhoods to both snow farms for the next 4-5 nights,”...

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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

February 12, 2015
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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

East Bostonians patience with snow removal hit an all time high in the early morning hours of last Thursday when the City of Boston conducted a 1 a.m. snow removal operation along Bennington Street. While residents along Eastie’s main thoroughfares subjected to parking bans during snow emergencies complained since the first major storm that...

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Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Supporting Ed Deveau Dear Editor: As a lifelong resident of East Boston and someone whose family has lived in the community for over a century, I have deep roots here. I care passionately about our future and the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I have seen many changes to the neighborhood. The...

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More Substance Counselors are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Gregory Hannon Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Gregory T. Hannon of Callaway, Florida died at the Bay Medical Center Covenant Hospice Center in Panama City, Florida on January 4 after a short battle with heart disease. He was 65 years old. Mr. Hannon was a son of the late Robert J. and Ruth...

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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

February 9, 2015
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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

Digging out–yet again. An East Boston resident tries his best to remove snow Monday after a significant storm that dumped another foot of snow on the Hub. This was the second major storm in less than a week to blanket Boston with snow–leaving residents to dream of an early spring.

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Shared Economy, AirBNB, Pits Innovation Versus Regulation in Neighborhoods

February 9, 2015
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Eastie’s Charlie Livingston was going about a normal workday last fall when he suddenly got a shocking call from his neighbor. “There’s some guys in your backyard with suitcases looking around and speaking what I think is German,” the neighbor told him. “It was about 2:35 p.m. and my neighbor called and he’s telling...

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More Snow

February 9, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast. What we noticed from the...

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Congratulations New England Patriots

February 9, 2015
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In what is being called the best Super Bowl in history – at least from a New England Patriots fan’s viewpoint – the hometown team captured its fourth Vince Lombardi Championship Trophy with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Seattle. We’ve been fortunate over the last 15 years to watch the greatest quarterback (Tom Brady),...

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Suffolk Downs Possible Site for 2024 Olympic Stadium

February 9, 2015
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To many living in East Boston, Suffolk Downs Racetrack’s 160 plus acres of land was a logical place to build a temporary Olympic Stadium. That idea was confirmed by Boston 2024 organizers last week when Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell said at a press conference that his group would look at “Suffolk Downs if...

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LaMattina Gets Key Committee Assignments

February 9, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I am honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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Report Issued on BRA

February 9, 2015
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There were some that predicted a new mayor of Boston would attempt to dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority and strip Boston’s planning and economic development agency of its far reaching power in Boston. After assuming office last year, one of Mayor Martin Walsh’s top priorities was a reorganization of the BRA and launched an...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should Be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s hotel tax. The bill makes...

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Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many. It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money that...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2015
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Proud to call East Boston home Dear Editor: When deciding to buy my first home in 2010, I chose East Boston.  While this may make me a relative newcomer, I am so proud to call East Boston my home.  On March 3, we’ll elect our next State Representative – a person who will have...

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Obituaries 02-04-2015

February 9, 2015
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Emilia DiFeo Of East Boston Emilia (Grosso) DiFeo of East Boston died on January 27. She was in her 104th year. The beloved wife of the late Antonio DiFeo, she was the loving mother of Salvatore DiFeo and his wife, Aida of Argentina, Carmine DiFeo and his wife, Ann of East Boston, Michela Natale...

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Patriots Super Send-off

January 30, 2015
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Patriots Super Send-off

Players from the East Boston and Winthrop High School football teams line up to help send-off the New England Patriots on Monday at Logan International Airport. Following a rally on City Hall Plaza the Pats traveled to Logan to depart for Arizona where they will take on the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in Super Bowl...

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