City Opens Small Business Center at EB Library

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, the City of Boston Office of Economic Development launched the Small Business Center at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library on Bremen Street. The launch begins a seven week residence at the library. The Small Business Center workshops will include high-impact professional training, networking and one-on-one...

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Cambridge College Looks to Build on Amazing History in New Charlestown Location

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For 100 years, Cambridge College built an amazing foundation of educating adults – many of them being adults who were balancing work and family life with their continuing education – on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and now they are embarking on the next chapter of their history in a consolidated, modern...

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Passacantilli: Traffic Congestion in East Boston is Unacceptable

October 27, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1, has released a detailed plan to address East Boston’s traffic crisis. Passacantilli said, “Traffic congestion could very well be the most pressing and pervasive quality of life issue facing East Boston today. I hear concerns about traffic from East Boston residents...

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Edwards Advocates for Community-Led Process for Potential Amazon Bid

October 27, 2017
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With pending new neighbor Amazon bringing 50,000 new jobs and thousands more people and cars, city council candidate Lydia Edwards sees this moment for what it is: an opportunity for East Boston to lead. “Amazon could land in our backyards and we need to start planning as a community. Proactive and responsive leadership is...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2017

October 27, 2017
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District Seven Police Report October 15, 2017 Around 6:30pm a resident of 810 Border Street reports that while answering a knock at the door a suspect (Unknown if male or female due to the suspect wearing a mask) forced their way into the apartment and removed $20.00 US Currency while armed with a knife....

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Councilor’s Column:My Vision for East Boston

October 27, 2017
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There’s something special about City government, where our job is to help people immediately and tangibly. From constituent services to programs and policies, our work at the local level focuses on real solutions to the struggles that our residents face. Today constituents are asking local government to do much more than just fill potholes....

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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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Lifelong Eastie Resident Supports Lydia Edwards To the Editor, I am a life-long resident of this wonderful community of East Boston. And I do mean life-long: I am 96-years old and I’ve seen a thing or two. I am a WWII veteran, and raised a family here with my beloved wife Edna.  My parents...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Massport and East Boston

October 27, 2017
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What a great day it was last week when Massport stepped up to fund the long- awaited Piers Park Phase II, and the operational funding for a new East Boston senior center and an extended financial commitment to the East Boston Foundation of $500,000 per year for the next 10 years. All of these...

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Obituaries 10-25-2017

October 27, 2017
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Ray Barron Legendary Boston advertising, marketing and public relations executive Ray Barron, legendary Boston advertising, Marketing and public relations executive, who was referred to by many as a “renaissance man” for his accomplishments in business and creative arts, passed away peacefully on October 15 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford....

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Fielding Questions:Two Remaining District 1 City Council Candidates Square Off During Forum

October 21, 2017
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Fielding Questions:Two Remaining District 1 City Council Candidates Square Off During Forum

By John Lynds Following September’s Preliminary Election, the field of candidates vying for the District 1 City Council seat was narrowed down from three to two with East Boston’s Lydia Edwards and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli heading into the General Election set for Tuesday, November 7. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council,...

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City,Massport Announce New Commitments to Eastie:Piers Park Phase II, New Senior Center to Receive Funding

October 21, 2017
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City,Massport Announce New Commitments to Eastie:Piers Park Phase II, New Senior Center to Receive Funding

By John Lynds Funding for the long awaited Piers Park Phase II, operational funding for a new East Boston senior center and an extended financial commitment to the East Boston Foundation were some of the line items announced by the city and Massport during a ceremony Tuesday at Piers Park. After several months of...

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National Online Food Magazine Recently Names Santarpio’s Pizza One of the Best Pies in America

October 21, 2017
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National Online Food Magazine Recently Names Santarpio’s Pizza One of the Best Pies in America

By John Lynds An online food magazine has told America what East Bostonians have known for decades—Santarpio’s Pizza has one of the best pies going in the U.S. In the Daily Meal’s annual ‘101 Best Pizzas in America’ list that was released last week, Santarpio’s was named #31 on their best pizza list. The...

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ISD New Pilot Program in Eastie gets BPDA Approval

October 21, 2017
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By John Lynds In the spring, Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher made the rounds at East Boston community meetings to drum up support for a new pilot program his department was proposing. Christopher told residents that Eastie was picked as one of three neighborhoods to take part in the city’s Additional...

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Dante Alighieri Sends Relief for Storm Ravaged Puerto Rico

October 21, 2017
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By John Lynds Dante Alighieri Montessori School Principal Glenda Colon was raised in Puerto Rico, so when Hurricane Maria hit the island as a Category 4 storm she was glued to the T.V. hoping for the best. “I was born in Boston, but moved and was raised in Puerto Rico surrounded by many family...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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October 9, 2017 No Arrest. October 10, 2017 Around 1:30am in Maverick Square a white female from Revere Ma, was arrested on several outstanding warrants (Shoplifting, Concealing Stolen Goods & Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws). Around 11:20am in the area of Meridian Street a white Hispanic male from East Boston was arrested on an...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2017
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Badge of honor Dear Editor, When I recently read a letter from a supporter of my son’s opponent that read, “If she wins the final election, Lydia will be the first councilor not of Italian heritage, the first person of color, and the first women (sic) in 25 years in the District 1 seat,”...

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Obituaries 10-18-2017

October 21, 2017
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Lena Giannattasio Of Saugus Lena A. (Falsini) Giannattasio of Saugus passed away peacefully on October 13 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis Giannattasio, devoted mother the late Michael and his surviving wife, Kathy (Casey) of Tewksbury, beloved sister of the late Arthur Falsini, Stella Rossi, Libby Rossi and Egidio...

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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

October 13, 2017
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Community Soup Kitchen Celebrates One Year, Party and Fundraiser Set for October 14

By John Lynds It started as an idea and a way to address what Sandra Nijjar saw as a growing problem in East Boston. Nijjar was seeing an ever increasing number of homeless in and around Maverick and Central Squares. So a year ago Nijjar recruited Pastor Britta Carlson, John Ribeiro, Jr, Lydia Edwards...

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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

October 13, 2017
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City Installs Rapid Flash Beacons for Pedestrians

By John Lynds While East Boston neighborhood groups were disappointed the neighborhood was not picked to receive funding or traffic safety improvements under the City of Boston’s Slow Streets program, the city’s Transportation Department (BTD) has been trying to make traversing some streets here a little easier. Last week, outside of the Orient Heights...

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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

October 13, 2017
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U.S. Congressman Capuano Worried about the Path Trump is Leading us Down

By John Lynds Each day there seems to be another explosive feud between President Donald Trump and someone else in the world. Whether it’s bizarre saber rattling with Kim Jong Un, attacking the NFL and team owners or more recently ripping apart Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee, a member of his own political party,...

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Recognized:Officers Cintolo,Morris and Schmidt Receive Trooper George L Hanna Medal of Honor

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last year a tranquil fall night was shattered as a routine domestic call turned into an ferocious gun battle between police and a suspect on Gladstone Street in East Boston. The incident left two Eastie officers critically wounded. While the wounds of that October night have healed, the stories of heroism...

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AHA, Aetna Team up with P.J. Kennedy School to Create Teaching Garden

October 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Friday the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School was a beehive of activity as employees from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Aetna Foundation teamed up to create a ‘Teaching Garden’ at the school. The gardens will teach the school’s kindergarten through fifth-grade students how to plant seeds, nurture growing...

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Wu Campaign Announces State Legislative Endorsements

October 13, 2017
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The Michelle Wu for Boston Campaign this week announced endorsements that Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has received from members of the Boston state legislative delegation. Wu is running for re-election to a third term as Boston City Councilor At-Large. “I’m honored to have the support of these colleagues at the state level,”...

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