What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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Jet Stream: Sons of Former EBHS Star Gerard Boyce Are Soaring in Everett

January 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Gerard Boyce has a seat at the table of East Boston High School’s greatest athletes. Boyce was an All-Star performer in two sports during a majestic career that would earn him admission to St. Thomas More prep school and a spot on the Central Connecticut State University football team. “They used...

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Obituaries 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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Maria Krupwich Of East Boston Maria (Nona) Krupwich of East Boston passed away peacefully in Yarmouth on January 9. The beloved wife of the late Joseph Krupwich, she was the devoted mother of Linda and Catherine Sheldon, both of Yarmouth; cherished grandmother of Louis Pizzano, James and John Mulloy and is also survived by...

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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

January 6, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

By John Lynds After a hard start in life Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, by all accounts, was trying to get his life back on track. The troubled teen that bounced between living with relatives to living in foster homes showed his fair share of teen rebellion and angst but through YouthBuild, a Cambridge program,...

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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

January 6, 2017
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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

By John Lynds For the first time ever, the East Boston High School Jets hockey team won an emotional game last Tuesday night at the Porrazzo Rink in East Boston  in the annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament. The Jets beat Ashland in a close 3-2 contest to claim the title. The 15th Annual Deep...

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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

January 6, 2017
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MaryAnn Cerundolo,Longtime Golden Age President, at 89

By John Lynds MaryAnn Cerundolo, the longtime President of the East Boston Golden Age Club, has died. Ms. Cerundolo, who led the senior group for many years, passed away peacefully at her home after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 27 surrounded by her family. Ms. Cerundolo was born in Italy on January 4,...

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State to Delay Recreational Marijuana Implementation

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds In an informal session last week the state legislature passed a bill that will delay the implementation of recreational marijuana for six months. While the bill will have zero affect on possessing or home growing marijuana, which went into effect on December 15, lawmakers said they needed some time to study...

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Lynn Man Held on Bail in New Year’s Day Death

January 6, 2017
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By John Lynds A Lynn man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing another man on Saratoga Street early New Year’s morning. Christopher Nalchajian, 33, of Lynn was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident causing Death/Personal Injury, and Vehicular Homicide. Nalchajian was held on...

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MWRA Advisory Board Raises Concerns Over Mountain Biking

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Obituaries 01-04-2017

January 6, 2017
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Bernard Sulprizio Of East Boston Bernard C. Sulprizio of East Boston peacefully passed away on December 30 surrounded by his loving family. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Bottini) Sulprizio; devoted father of Elena M. Melillo and her husband, Remo of Easton and...

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East Boston’s Persons of the Year

January 4, 2017
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East Boston’s Persons of the Year

By John Lynds Veronica Robles, Woman of the Year Veronica Robles has tirelessly worked to bridge the gap between the various cultures that all call East Boston home. Over the years, through her Cultural Center on McClellan Highway, Robles has become a regular fixture in Eastie and has emerged as a community leader that...

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East Boston Times 2016:Honorable Mention

January 4, 2017
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East Boston Times 2016:Honorable Mention

By John Lynds Traditionally the East Boston Times picks a Man and Woman of the Year but we would be remiss if we failed to mention the brave officers that were wounded during a shoot out with a suspect in October and the officers who helped save one of the wounded officer’s lives as...

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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2016

January 4, 2017
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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2016

By John Lynds On Saturday night the final seconds of 2016 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. This year marked a...

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Helping Boston’s Homeowners

January 4, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown — fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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Obituaries 12-28-2016

January 4, 2017
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Hazel DiTomaso Loving mother and long time foster mother Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston Hazel M. DiTomaso of Raymond, NH, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in her sleep on December 23 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. She was 90 years old. Born in Boston on October 26, 1926, the...

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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

December 23, 2016
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Done in July:City Updates Business Owners on Central Square Rehab Progress

By John Lynds Central Square Project Manager Charlotte Fleetwood, representing the City of Boston Transportation Department, was on hand during a community meeting with East Boston business owners last week to give an update on the ongoing rehab project. Over the past few months Eastie business owners have become anxious over when the project...

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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

December 23, 2016
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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

By John Lynds Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth Jay Ash was the keynote speaker at East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s annual meeting last Thursday at Spinelli’s. Ash, a lifelong Democrat and former Chelsea City Manager, was Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s first cabinet secretary pick in 2014 told the crowd...

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Police Make Major Drug Bust in Eastie

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds What started off as a call eerily similar to the incident that left two East Boston police officers seriously wounded back in October, turned out to be a big win for Boston Police rather than a tragedy. Last Thursday a call reporting a man with a gun inside a Bennington Street...

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Buddy Mangini Elected Chamber President

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds Longtime East Boston Chamber of Commerce Officer and community leader Albert “Buddy” Mangini was elected as the Chamber’s new president during elections held last week. Mangini, perhaps one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood through his work with numerous civic associations, will take over the presidency from Marisa Di...

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Coppersmith Village Project Another Step Closer to Reality

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) project to transform a former industrial site in the neighborhood into a mixed use development is one step closer to becoming a reality. It was announced that NOAH closed Friday, December 16 on over $26 million of funding, allowing the 71-unit mixed-income project near...

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Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance use...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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