Obituaries 04-26-2017

April 29, 2017
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John Benoit Long time licensed builder John E. Benoit, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away at the Everett Rehab and Nursing Center on April 24. He was 76 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Victoria (DiPlacido) and Arthur Benoit. A lifelong resident of East Boston, he was...

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Way of the Cross

April 22, 2017
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Way of the Cross

Anthony Beecher, 7, hopes to become a priest and meet the Pope. Here, he holds the cross while helping to lead the procession in the 31st Annual Way of the Cross through East Boston on Good Friday, April 14. The procession included more than 400 people who walked some five miles through the morning...

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EBSC Executive Director John Kelly Set to Retire

April 22, 2017
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EBSC Executive Director John Kelly Set to Retire

By John Lynds After 34 years as the head of the East Boston Social Centers, Executive Director John Kelly will retire and the neighborhood will celebrate his service to the community on May 18 at Spinelli’s in Day Square at 6 p.m. Kelly, whose connection to Eastie dates back to his father who immigrated...

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Mayor Releases Five-Year Capital Plan

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Releases Five-Year Capital Plan

By John Lynds Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh stood in Central Square in East Boston, the site of an ongoing $7.8 million renovation by the city, and released his $2.08 billion five-year capital budget plan. Flanked by his cabinet and Eastie’s elected officials, Walsh made a commitment to start, continue and complete several projects...

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Who’s Next:Field of District 1 City Council Candidates Begin to Take Shape

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds The announcement last week that longtime District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina would not seek reelection this fall has lead to several potential candidates from East Boston, the North End and Charlestown eyeing the open seat. Already, two candidates from Eastie, one from the North End and one candidate from Charlestown...

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U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano Holds Town Hall Meeting in Eastie

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday evening at East Boston High School, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano held a town hall meeting to field questions and address concerns from his constituents in East Boston. Capuano, who is serving his tenth term in Congress from Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, started off thanking Rep. Adrian Madaro, City Councilor...

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Zumix to Involved in Annual Walk for Music Event

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Each year Zumix participates in Boston’s annual Walk for Music fundraiser, which brings music organizations from all over the city together to help raise money for local arts programs. On Sunday, April 30 kicking off at 12:30 p.m. at 260 Sumner St., Zumix will participate in the annual Walk for Music...

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Work on Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza to Commence

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds At a meeting last Wednesday night at East Boston High School, MassDOT Project Manager Eric Jones announced that a contract has been awarded for the project to revamp the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza. “We recently awarded the contract to S and R Construction and received a Notice to Proceed,” said Jones....

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Medical Services Available for All at EBNHC

April 22, 2017
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By Manuel A. Lopes It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding communities,...

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Will Not Seek Reelection

April 14, 2017
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City Councilor Sal Lamattina Will Not Seek Reelection

By John Lynds After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina told the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek re-election during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else...

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Date Set for the 17th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 14, 2017
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Date Set for the 17th Annual East Boston Open Studios

By John Lynds Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here...

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Eastie Peace Walks to Start Up April 20

April 14, 2017
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Eastie Peace Walks to Start Up April 20

By John Lynds The weekly East Boston Walks for Peace will start up again on Thursday April 20 beginning at the District A-7 Police Station and wind throughout the Maverick neighborhood. The walks were started last year by a group of concerned citizens to address the ongoing teen violence that led to several murders...

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EBNHC Don’t Be Denied Event Set for April 21

April 14, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Vice President Steve Snyder was listening to Neil Young’s song ‘Don’t Be Denied’ and had an idea. “For some reason that song stuck in my head,” said Snyder. “That really is the message right now–‘don’t let anybody tell you you can’t have health care, don’t let...

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EBNHC’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off:Community-Supported Agriculture Program

April 14, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering interested clients now. Witham said that...

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News Briefs

April 14, 2017
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Learn Italian Free Learn Italian free at Robert DeLeo Senior Center 35 Harvard Street Winthrop age 55+ Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1 15 to  2 45 PM....

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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...

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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...

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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...

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Obituaries 04-12-2017

April 14, 2017
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Joseph D’Allesandro Retired Federal Government Auditor and late member of the East Boston Savings Bank Board of Directors Joseph B. D’Alessandro of East Boston passed away on April 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 87 years old. A US Army Korean War veteran, Joseph retired as an auditor for the...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

April 11, 2017
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

After a stellar 30 year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina told the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek reelection during the municipal election in September.  “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a shot...

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Cucchiello’s Will Move to Saugus

April 7, 2017
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Cucchiello’s Will Move to Saugus

By John Lynds If you grew up in Eagle Hill in the 1970s and 1980s there was a time, when provisions were low on Fridays,  your mother would give you a dollar as you left for school. You immediately knew what that dollar was for and would head out the door and down to...

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DeFronzo and Moreno Hired to Lead PPSC

April 7, 2017
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DeFronzo and Moreno Hired to Lead PPSC

By John Lynds One month ago it looked as though Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was heading for closure. However, the community stepped up, raised money for the cash-strapped community sailing program and last week the PPSC board announced the center’s sailing boats would be in the water and youth and adults programs would...

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ISD to Launch New Pilot Program in Eastie

April 7, 2017
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ISD to Launch New Pilot Program in Eastie

By John Lynds Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher announced that East Boston has been picked as one of three neighborhoods to take part in a new city initiative. Christopher announced at Monday night’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) that Eastie will take part in the city’s Additional Swelling Unit (ADU) pilot...

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