Eastie Environmentalists Dig in to Oppose Terminal E Expansion

September 15, 2016
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By John Lynds The nearly one thousand members of East Boston Environmental Group and Eastie’s  AirInc.,  the neighborhood groups that oversee   mitigation for Logan Airport impacts on the community, are now seeking to rally the community against Massport’s plans to expand Terminal E. The groups are urging residents to send letters to Executive Office...

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Grandmother Upset that Granddaughter was Left on BPS Bus for Hours

September 15, 2016
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By John Lynds An Eastie grandmother was fuming Sunday night and reached out to the media to tell the story of how her granddaughter was left on a Boston Public School bus for hours last Thursday as she and the girl’s mother frantically tried to locate the young girl. However, Boston Public School administrators...

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Welcome Back to School!

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Thursday, September 8th, Boston Public Schools began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Letters to the Editor

September 15, 2016
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A day without water Dear Editor: On behalf of water and wastewater utilities throughout Massachusetts, I ask all residents to “Imagine a Day Without Water” on Thursday, September 15. On that day, a national coalition including water and wastewater officials, business and community leaders, and environmental organizations will raise public awareness about the vital...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Obituaries 09-14-2016

September 15, 2016
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Debra A. Paolini Of East Boston Debra A. Paolini, 57, of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2016 at the Mass General Hospital. Cherished daughter of Joan (Albano) Tordiglione of East Boston and the late Anthony Paolini. Loving mother of the late Toni-Marie Paolini. Dear sister of Anthony Paolini III of Revere,...

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ParkARTS IN FRANKLIN PARK

September 8, 2016
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ParkARTS IN FRANKLIN PARK

Eight-year-old Anthony Lee of East Boston explores a lion’s skull with Zoo New England education specialist Stephanie Veitz of Jamaica Plain as four-year-old twins Jacqueline and Cecilia Jean of Brighton look on during the August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.

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Zumix Radio Block Party Set for September 17

September 8, 2016
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Zumix Radio Block Party Set for September 17

By John Lynds East Boston’s widely popular youth music and arts program will host a community-wide block party on Saturday, September 17 to launch its low-power FM radio station, 94.9 Zumix. “We are super excited about the Zumix radio launch party and want to encourage the entire  community to come down and help us...

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Brooke Charter School’s Buses Raise the Ire of Neighbors

September 8, 2016
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Brooke Charter School’s Buses Raise the Ire of Neighbors

By John Lynds Since the Edward Brooke Charter School opened on Byron Street in East Boston it has received praise and accolades from educators and residents for its curriculum and state test scores. However, there is one aspect of the school that has received a certain degree of negativity from neighbors and residents along...

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Downeast Cider Brewery to Open At the End of the Month

September 8, 2016
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Downeast Cider Brewery to Open At the End of the Month

By John Lynds The warehouse that will house Downeast Cider’s new brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina will officially open on September 30. The hard apple cider that is making waves in Boston will open its second brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina in Building 32 on Marginal Street to compliment the...

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East Boston Voters Head to the Polls for September 8 Primary

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters will head to the polls Thursday for the state’s primary election to choose their nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and House, Governor’s Council, Register of Deeds and county sheriff. While incumbent candidates like State Representative Adrian Madaro, State Senator Joseph Boncore and U.S....

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Second Suspect Arraigned in Eastie Teen’s Murder

September 8, 2016
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By John Lynds A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 14 murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez on Princeton Street. Angel Antonio Ramos-Oliva, 21, of East Boston was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court last week and charged with murder.  Judge Lisa Grant held him without bail at the...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Letter to the Editor

September 8, 2016
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Tremendous support Dear Editor, The East Boston Museum and Historical Society Board of Directors wishes to express our deepest thanks to the many members of the East Boston community for their tremendous support. We have made a lot of progress towards establishing a museum which honors East Boston’s rich history. We filed our legal...

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Election on September 8

September 8, 2016
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While the Big One — the election of our next President of the United States is in November — there is an important election next Thursday (note the different day for an election than the usual Tuesday), Sept. 8, with some interesting local contests for Suffolk County Sheriff and Suffolk County Register of Deeds. Rep. Adrian Madaro and...

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East Boston Jets Open the Season Friday

September 8, 2016
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Game one for the East Boston High School football team is this Friday, September 9 at Sartori Stadium at 6 p.m.  English High School will be the visiting team.   John Parziale begins his seventh season with a record of 37-26.  Last year, the Jets had a respectable season, ending at 7-3.  Senior captains are...

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Obituaries 09-07-2016

September 8, 2016
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Claire Cataldo Devoted daughter, sister and mother      Claire ( Napolitano) Cataldo of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of the West End of Boston, passed away August 28 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 97 years old. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Cataldo, she was  devoted daughter, sister and...

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Chance of A Lifetime

September 1, 2016
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Chance of A Lifetime

Four Zumix music students recently got a chance of a lifetime. These four young and talented musicians were chosen by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to help write an original piece of music that they will perform alongside the full orchestra at the Boston Hatch Shell this month. Angelina Botticelli, Justin Garcia, Sebastian Jaramillo and...

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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

September 1, 2016
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Marie “Jeanette” Ferrino, Wife of Judge Joseph Ferrino, Dies at 90

By John Lynds Marie A. “Jeanette” Ferrino, the late wife of the Honorable Judge Joseph Ferrino and a driving force in many East Boston organizations and social clubs, has died. Mrs. Ferrino died at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on Saturday, August 27. She was 90 years old. There’s an old saying “behind...

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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

September 1, 2016
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NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program ‘Thank You’ Ceremony

NOAH’s O’Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program held an informal Thank You Ceremony to express its gratitude to the local organizations and individuals who helped support it financially this year. The event was held on the final day of the program, Thursday, August 18th, at the Schoolyard on Lexington Street in East Boston. The Annual Children’s...

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Woman Helps Police in Murder Investigation

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Boston Police distributed photos of a woman walking near the scene where 18-year-old Blanca Lainez’s was murdered on June 14. The photos, captured on a security camera in the area, show a woman walking on Princeton Street on June 14 around the time investigators believe Lainez was killed....

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LaMattina, City Council Vote to Not Oppose Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds At last Wednesday’s Boston City Council Hearing City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined his colleagues in voting to not oppose the plan to place a medical marijuana dispensary on McClellan Highway in East Boston. Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address...

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EBNHC Receives HHS Grant

September 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will receive  $40,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest in the health center’s quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. The $40,000 EBNHC will receive is part of $3,059,677 in HHS funding to...

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Save East Boston History

September 1, 2016
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Edith G. De Angelis If you are old enough to remember “the old days” you will remember the uncontrolled growth of the airport as it gobbled up homes, businesses, parks, playgrounds, streets, three of our five islands, and, whole neighborhoods. The loss and desecration of our magnificent Wood Island Park and World War Memorial...

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