Going to the Granite State:Ward I Democratic Committee Joins Mayor Walsh In New Hampshire to Campaign for Clinton

November 4, 2016
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Going to the Granite State:Ward I Democratic Committee Joins Mayor Walsh In New Hampshire to Campaign for Clinton

By John Lynds Polls in the New England swing state of New Hampshire are close and Mayor Martin Walsh traveled to New Hampshire recently to flex his political might for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton. Walsh was joined in New Hampshire by members of East Boston’s Ward I Democratic Committee, which has become more active ...

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Early Voting A Success in Boston

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds According to Mayor Martin Walsh and elections officials the city’s new early voting program has exceeded expectations. “Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring a large voter turnout,” said Mayor Walsh. “Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage...

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ISD Begins New Restaurant Letter Grading System

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds   East Boston restaurants will have to begin bringing their “A” game when it comes to cleanliness as Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) begins implementing its new letter grading system for food establishments here and across the city. At a community meeting last Tuesday night, ISD Commissioner William Christopher met with...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Commenting on the LIAG meeting Dear Editor: I would like to thank the East Boston Times for a great article recently on Massport’s Logan Impact Advisory Group (LIAG) meeting. As the article suggested, the community was divided that night, with some supporting the LIAG package of financial commitments Massport is offering and others calling...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Obituaries 11-02-2016

November 4, 2016
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Anthony ‘Tony Tango’ Henry Produce Company worker Anthony “Tony Tango” Henry of East Boston, passed away October 31. He was 64 years old. The cherished son of Mary Tango and the late Robert Henry, he was the loving father of Sarah Henry of Leominster; dear brother of Louis Tango of East Boston and Maryellen...

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Kiwanis Annual Holiday Food Drive

October 28, 2016
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Kiwanis Annual Holiday Food Drive

Shaw’s Supermarket customers purchase canned foods, pastas, and other dried goods and drop them off at the East Boston Kiwanis table that was set up outside the exit doors as part of the Kiwanis annual holiday food drive to benefit Grace Church and the Meridian House.

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Forbes Under 30 Comes to Two Eastie Schools

October 28, 2016
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Forbes Under 30 Comes to Two Eastie Schools

By John Lynds Last Wednesday Forbes Magazine held a Service Day at several Boston Public Schools (BPS) including two schools  in East Boston. At the Donald McKay and Patrick J. Kennedy Schools young entrepreneurs from across the world engaged students to discuss how they became successful  superstars and game changers in the fields of...

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Both Cintolo and Morris Released from Hospital

October 28, 2016
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Both Cintolo and Morris Released from Hospital

By John Lynds Many are still hailing Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris’s survival and speedy recovery from a fierce gun battle two weeks ago as a miracle. Both Cintolo and Morris were critically wounded during the shootout on Gladstone Street Cintolo received gunshots to the neck, shoulder and chest while Morris received a...

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Updated,Improved Safety Gear to Police Districts

October 28, 2016
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By John Lynds One thing the shooting of Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris two weeks ago on Gladstone Street in East Boston demonstrated that Boston police  and police nationwide are facing more powerful weaponry on the streets. Over the summer, the Boston Police Union Police sent a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh and...

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BPDA Holds Design Review on Border Street Project

October 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority, held an Article 80 design review meeting regarding the large residential development on Border Street in East Boston. The market rate condo development project from 301 to 323 Border would replace an existing  auto body shop that...

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City Picks East Boston CDC as Hess Site Developer

October 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a meeting last Friday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) named the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) as the designated developer of the Hess Site on Condor Street. The CDC developed was chosen over  two other proponents vying to develop the industrial parcel of land that once housed...

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MassDOT Holds Meeting on Sumner Toll Plaza

October 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a series of community meetings, East Boston residents expressed several concerns over the state’s original plan to demolish and reconfigure the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza as MassDOT moves to All Electronic Tolling (AET) at the entrance of the tunnel. At a community meeting held last week at East Boston High...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Obituaries 10-26-2016

October 28, 2016
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James ‘Jay’ Walsh Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston James “Jay” Walsh of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on October 15. Jay was an active member of the East Boston Little League for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #2962 and a long time employee of...

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East Boston Residents in Shock over Police Shooting:Officers Cintolo and Morris Upgraded to Stable Condition

October 21, 2016
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East Boston Residents in Shock over Police Shooting:Officers Cintolo and Morris Upgraded to Stable Condition

By John Lynds The Boston Police Department’s top brass, East Boston clergy and even many elected officials and residents have stated that some sort of divine intervention occurred last Wednesday night when District A-7 Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris were met with a hail of gunfire while responding to a domestic call at...

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Shooting Suspect has Sketchy Past

October 21, 2016
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Shooting Suspect has Sketchy Past

By John Lynds According to Gladstone Street residents, Kirk Figueroa, the man that seriously wounded two East Boston officers before being shot and killed during a fierce gun battle last Wednesday night on Gladstone Street, kept mostly to himself. “He never really talked or interacted with anyone of the street,” said one Gladstone Street...

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Community Rallies Around Two Wounded Officers, Police

October 21, 2016
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By John Lynds It came in the form of an impromptu gathering outside of the District A-7 Police Station Thursday, a candle light vigil Friday and a special Mass at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church on Monday. The outpouring of support from the East Boston community to the men and women who serve on the...

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Letters to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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Thank you for attending Dear East Boston Residents, All of us at Massport want to thank the residents of East Boston who attended the October 12th community meeting to discuss the proposals and commitments Massport has made regarding modernizing Terminal E and adding 5,000 parking spaces, both within our existing footprint. This community wide...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Obituaries 10-19-2016

October 21, 2016
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Flora Busheme Member of Beachmont VFW & Italian American Club Flora Busheme of Revere died on October 16. Flora was a member of the VFW Beachmont and the Italian American Club. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Busheme; cherished mother of Theresa “Terri” Polci and her late husband, Christopher and Dale...

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Scene from Past Columbus Day Parade

October 14, 2016
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Scene from Past Columbus Day Parade

Joseph Ruggiero (right) with Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker’s Chief Secretary Carlo Basile during the 2014 parade.

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