Loftel Buyers Appear before JPNA

February 17, 2017
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By John Lynds While it may not be the quaint Paul Roiff-style hotel the neighborhood was hoping for,  the new owners said they are not going to deviate very much from the original plan. Boston Trade International, owned by brothers Pravin and Sudhir Patel, bought the large former industrial building on the corner of...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Obituaries 02-15-2017

February 17, 2017
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Angelo Lupis Of Winthrop Angelo Lupis of Winthrop passed away peacefully on February 9. He was the beloved husband of June M (D’Argenio) Lupis; devoted father of Bernadette DeAngelis and her husband, Alan of Everett and Carol Harvey and her husband, Robert of Winthrop; dear brother of the late Ursula (Sister Bernadette), Salvatore, and Marianne...

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Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in as New Chamber President

February 10, 2017
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Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in as New Chamber President

By John Lynds In front of a packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn  last Thursday, longtime neighborhood civic leader, Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini, was administered the oath of office by Rep. Adrian Madaro to become the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s president for the next two years. After taking the oath Mangini addressed Chamber...

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Mayor Walsh,Cardinal O’Malley Stand with East Boston’s Immigrant Population

February 10, 2017
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Mayor Walsh,Cardinal O’Malley Stand with East Boston’s Immigrant Population

By John Lynds During a special Mass on Sunday at the Most Holy Redeemer Church on Maverick Street, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Archdiocese Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other city officials to stand in solidarity with Eastie’s immigrant population. The Holy Redeemer Church and parish serves hundreds of Latinos in Eastie and following...

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Clippership Wharf Project gets State Chapter 91 License

February 10, 2017
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By John Lynds The developer of one of East Boston’s most anticipated waterfront projects received state approval and was awarded a Chapter 91 license last week. All waterfront projects in Massachusetts need to go through a Chapter 91 review MassDEP to ensure protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways....

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Obituaries 02-08-2017

February 10, 2017
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William “Billy” Martino Member of Pipe Fitters Local 537 and St. Mary’s Men’s Club William R. “Billy” Martino of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28 at the age of 73 after a courageous battle with cancer. Billy was a 50-year member of Pipe Fitters Local 537, a US Navy...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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Alighieri School Partners with Boston Ballet

February 3, 2017
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Alighieri School Partners with Boston Ballet

Dante Alighieri Montessori School student completes a graceful ballet jump during his class taught by Boston Ballet instructors. Mayor Martin Walsh was on hand to view the class and successful partnership between the school and the Boston Ballet.

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Mayor Walsh Visits With Eastie Seniors

February 3, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Visits With Eastie Seniors

Mayor Martin Walsh greets seniors at the East Boston Social Centers last Thursday during a visit to thier senior luncheon.

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Fire Destroys Home on Lexington Street

February 3, 2017
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Fire Destroys Home on Lexington Street

By John Lynds A morning fire on Sunday caused by an electrical short circuit in the attic at a Lexington Street residence left 11 adults and one girl homeless. Boston firefighters responded to 149 Lexington St. shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When firefighters arrived the two-and-half-story, four-unit building had smoke billowing from the...

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Protesters Descend on Logan Airport after Trump’s Executive Order

February 3, 2017
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Protesters Descend on Logan Airport after Trump’s Executive Order

By John Lynds Loudly chanting slogans like “Let Them In” and “This is What Democracy Looks Like” hundreds of protesters, including dozens of East Boston residents, descended upon Logan International Airport’s Terminal E Saturday night to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program as well as the temporary banned entry...

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A Direct Attack:Mayor Pushes Back on Trump’s Immigration Policies

February 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Throughout its history East Boston has been a neighborhood of immigrants. Beginning in the 19th Century, Irish and Eastern European Jews flocked to the neighborhood followed by Italians at the turn of the 20th century and Latinos in the later part of the century. So when President Donald Trump took a...

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2016 Saw Real Estate Prices Go Up Around Region

February 3, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The real estate market showed median home sale prices are up anywhere from 8 to 21 percent in East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett and Lynn. In East Boston the real estate business is booming according to Tom Mario, of Century 21 Mario. Single family home prices increased 21.3 percent...

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The EASTIE Coalition Going Strong

February 3, 2017
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By John Lynds In response to the growing opioid epidemic in East Boston, former Senator Anthony Petruccelli founded The East Boston Alliance for Substance use Treatment, Intervention and Education Coalition (EASTIE) aimed at reducing substance abuse among youth and adults in the community. Now, Rep. Adrian Madaro has picked up where Petruccelli left off...

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Standing Up for Our Values

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Obituaries 02-01-2017

February 3, 2017
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Antoinette Giardina Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Antoinette Giardina of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on January 27. The loving daughter of the late Giacomo and Josephine Giardina, she was the dear sister of James Giardina and his wife, Karen and the late Guitano, Carmello, Fannie and Francis Giardina. She is also survived by many cherished...

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Like the Wind

January 29, 2017
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Like the Wind

Joel Pastrana is a blur as he competes in the boys’ 4×200 meter relay during a meet on Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, against New Mission in the Reggie Lewis Center. The East Boston High Jets boys’ and girls’ indoor track team decidedly won the meet.

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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

January 29, 2017
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Maryann Manfredonia Set to Retire

After a stellar 46 year career as an Catholic School educator and longtime principal of East Boston Central Catholic School, Maryann Manfredonia is saying goodbye as she sets to retire at the end of the month. Read full story in this week’s Catholic School.

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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

January 29, 2017
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State of the City:Mayor Walsh Speaks of Improving Infrastructure and Housing

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. An effort from the Walsh Administration to create jobs...

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Developers of Clippership Wharf File for Chapter 91

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project recently filed for a Chapter 91 license with the state. All waterfront projects in Massachusetts need to go through a Chapter 91 review MassDEP to ensure protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways. Specifically, the request Lend Lease...

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Licensing Board Passes BYOB Rules,Regulations

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Soon, East Boston small restaurant owners without a beer and wine license will be able to have their loyal patrons bring their own bottles. Last week the City of Boston’s Licensing Board unanimously approved rules and regulations to allow for BYOB (bring your own bottle) in Boston. In December the Boston...

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