LaMattina Would like to see Handicap Parking Audit for Eagle Hill Area

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds With some Eagle Hill residents and business owners split on the plan to make all of Eagle Hill resident permit parking, City Councilor Sal LaMattina thinks he’s found a solution. “I think we are going to try two-hour parking except for resident’s with parking permits,” said LaMattina. “This has worked in...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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Oppose a Resident Parking Only program To the Editor, As an Eagle Hill resident, home owner, taxpayer, and voter,  I am vehemently OPPOSED to a Resident Parking Only program on my street and in my area. I just read in the EastBoston Times dated March 9, 2016 that the Eagle Hill section of East...

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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...

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Obituaries 03-16-2016

March 17, 2016
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Carmella Palmieri Former employee of Sky Chefs Logan Airport Carmella (Scrima) Palmieri of East Boston, passed away March 12. She was 84 years old. A former employee of Sky Chefs Logan Airport, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Palmieri; loving mother of Elaine Curtis and Joan Bonwith and her husband,...

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Boston Public School Students District-Wide Walkout

March 11, 2016
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Boston Public School Students District-Wide Walkout

On Monday Boston Public School students staged a district-wide walkout to protest proposed budget cuts to school in East Boston and across the city. Over 1000 students marched to Faneuil Hall across the street from City Hall demanding that the Mayor and School Committee reconsider the cuts to fill a $40 million budget deficit.

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Celebrating 25 Years

March 11, 2016
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Celebrating 25 Years

Zumix students perform during one of the many shows the popular East Boston youth music program has had over its 25-year existence. In April Zumix will celebrate 25 years in the community with events and other activities.

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City Approves Resident Permit Parking in Eagle Hill

March 11, 2016
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City Approves Resident Permit Parking in Eagle Hill

By John Lynds After a vote by the Eagle Hill Civic Association to approve Resident Permit Parking on the hill, the City of Boston this week has officially adopted the plan, but some are unhappy. “At the request of neighborhood residents, the Eagle Hill Civic Association and State Representative Adrian Madaro, the Boston Transportation...

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‘Albano Strong’:Marfan Foundation Walk Team Created to Support Anthony Albano Jr.,Marfan Research

March 11, 2016
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‘Albano Strong’:Marfan Foundation Walk Team Created to Support Anthony Albano Jr.,Marfan Research

By John Lynds The East Boston community is rallying around Anthony Albano Jr. by creating a team “Albano Strong” that will help raise money for Marfan research through the annual Marfan Foundation Walk scheduled for Saturday, June 11 on the Boston Common. The Marfan Foundation is a nonprofit that fights for victory over Marfan...

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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Appointed to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

March 11, 2016
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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Appointed to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CEO Manny Lopes was one of two health care professionals appointed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Board of Directors. Lopes will join Dr. Thea James, MD, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical as the two new appointees. “We are excited...

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Clinton Narrowly Beats Sanders in Eastie and State

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston voters headed to the polls last Tuesday during the Massachusetts Presidential Primary and Hilary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders both here and throughout the state. In Eastie, Clinton edged out Sanders by only 114 votes. By the time the polls closed Clinton ended the night with 2,625 votes and...

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Zumix to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Next Month

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds Sitting in her office at the Zumix Firehouse, Zumix co-founder and director Madeleine Steczynski reflects on how far East Boston’s youth music and empowerment program has come since its days in a living room on Meridian Street. “We are in this amazing moment thinking who would have ever imagined we would...

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Stand up and speak out To the editor, I was not a happy camper reading the latest news on the decaying Northern Avenue bridge on Boston’s Waterfront. The city wants to dismantle it from Fort Point Channel and barge over the scraps over to the City Yards on East Eagle Street. I live on...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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EBHS Hockey Team Skates in to Semifinals:Guarino Stops 29 Shots in 3-0 Victory over Lynn

March 11, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School ice hockey team has become the Cinderella story of the State Tournament with impressive wins over Newton South (3-2) and Lynn (3-0). “I’d say we’re the underdog of this tournament,” commented Jets’ coach Bob Anthony before practice Monday at Porrazzo Rink. Lynn, who is also known...

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Obituaries 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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Matthew Vieira Active volunteer at Grace Ministries Church community and New England Hemophilia Assoc. Matthew A. Vieira of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully March 3 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston with his family by his side following complications from surgery. He was 81 years old. He was born on...

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Campfire Festival

March 4, 2016
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Campfire Festival

Courtney DiGiacomo and Annette and Mason Duca roasting marshmallows on Constitution Beach last Friday night, Feb. 26. The Campfire Festival on the Beach and in the Porrazzo Rink drew several families for a winter indoor/outdoor night of s’mores and skating.

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Nucci Sworn In

March 4, 2016
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Nucci Sworn In

Last Thursday, Suffolk University Vice President and East Boston resident John Nucci was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Massport Board of Directors. Nucci, a lifelong Eastie resident who knows first hand the impacts Logan has on the health and well being of the coimmunity, was unanimously elected by the Massachusetts Port...

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Plan to Eliminate Toll Plaza Moves Forward

March 4, 2016
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Plan to Eliminate Toll Plaza Moves Forward

By John Lynds The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will host a meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the East Boston High School to begin discussing the take down of the Eastie toll plaza at the entrance of the Sumner Tunnel. According to stated officials, after implementation of All Electronic Tolling...

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Government Center Station to Reopen March 26

March 4, 2016
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Government Center Station to Reopen March 26

By John Lynds The MBTA announced that the Government Center station, which has undergone a two year $82 million rehabilitation, will reopen on Saturday, March 26 according to MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. Government Center connects the Blue Line to the Green Line and makes travel between these two MBTA lines easy and convenient...

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Reporter Depicted in Oscar Winning ‘Spotlight’ Got Start in East Boston

March 4, 2016
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Reporter Depicted in Oscar Winning ‘Spotlight’ Got Start in East Boston

By John Lynds Michael Rezendes, who Mark Ruffalo plays in the Oscar Award winning drama about the Boston Globe’s investigative reports into the widespread Archdiocese clergy sexual abuse scandal during the early 2000s, shared a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the subject. Spotlight, which won Best Picture Sunday night at the 88th Annual...

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APAC Tax Help Program A Relief for Residents

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2015 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked...

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Government Center Station to Reopen

March 4, 2016
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After more than two years of construction, the new Government Center station is scheduled to open March 26. This announcement comes as good news to the thousands of residents who use the Blue Line to connect with other MBTA lines to get to work. While the inconvenience of exiting at Bowdoin or State St....

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Obituaries 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Edward ‘Eddie’ Matarazzo Of East Boston Edward “Eddie” Matarazzo of East Boston passed away peacefully on February 26. He was the beloved husband of Ann (White) Matarazzo; devoted father of Robert C. and his wife, Lisa of East Boston; dear brother of Julio “Sonny” Matarazzo of Revere, Emily Balents of Florida and the late...

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