Primary Countdown:Voters Go to Polls on Tuesday in Democratic Primary

February 25, 2015
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The five candidates for the Democratic nomination for the East Boston state representative seat are in the final week of their campaigns heading in to the primary election set for this Tuesday, March 3. Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio are contending for the seat previously held by Carlo...

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Hernandez Seeks State Representative Post

February 25, 2015
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Camilo Hernandez officially announces his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District.  The following is his statement: “It is a pleasure to announce my candidacy as State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District (East Boston). It is time that the voices of the residents are heard. It is time that our community...

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Get Out and Vote for State Representative on Tuesday March 3

February 25, 2015
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We in East Boston are very fortunate that we have five very qualified Democratic candidates who are seeking the nomination for state representative in the primary election set for this Tuesday, March 3. The candidates are Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio. All five candidates have been working very...

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Letters to the Editor

February 25, 2015
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Supporting Ed Deveau Dear Editor: With one week to go before Election Day, East Boston has seen a unique campaign for State Representative.  We’ve heard from five candidates with very different backgrounds and levels of experience, countless mailers and phone calls, and signs buried by snow banks.  When I go to cast my vote...

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City Champs: Gray Nets Hat Trick in 4-3 Win Over Latin Academy

February 25, 2015
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Sparked by a three-goal effort from junior center Robert Gray, the East Boston High School hockey team defeated Latin Academy, 4-3 in the Boston City Championships at Matthews Arena. Gray capped a memorable performance at Northeastern University’s home rink by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. Sophomore John Lockhead, the leading scorer in Division...

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Obituaries 02-25-2015

February 25, 2015
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Ronald Hardaway Strong advocate for the East Boston community Ronald H. Hardaway of East Boston died on February 23. A US Air Force vetran of the Korean Conflict, Ron was a member of the Big Apple Chorus in New York City and the “Kentucky Thoroughbreds” as well as a member of SPEBSQSA, Ron Volunteered...

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Judge Dismisses Caesars Lawsuit: Could Impact Several Pending Cases

February 25, 2015
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In October 2013, just weeks before East Boston voters headed to the polls to decide on whether or not to allow casino gaming at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Suffolk Downs ownership dropped their gaming partner Caesars Entertainment. The news was a public relations nightmare for Suffolk Downs less than three weeks ahead of the vote...

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State Representative Candidates Discuss Issues at JPNA Forum

February 18, 2015
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State Representative Candidates Discuss Issues at JPNA Forum

The six candidates for the state representative seat in East Boston participated in a candidates’ forum hosted by the Jefferies Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club. Democratic candidates Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio and Independent candidate Joanne Pomodoro each delivered biographical introductions...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 18, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Central Square Redevelopment Bids Open on Feb.26

February 18, 2015
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The City of Boston held its pre-bid meeting for the Central Square Redevelopment Project last week and the bids will open on February 26, 2015. In April 2013, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials said the project would break ground in the fall of 2013 after telling the community bids had already been sent out....

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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

February 18, 2015
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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

After a nationwide search the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)  announced the appointment of Dr. Jackie S. Fantes, MD, FAAFP as the Health Center’s new Chief Medical Officer. “We put an extraordinary amount of care and time into filling this role,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “We’re thrilled to bring Dr. Fantes on...

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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

February 18, 2015
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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

Mayor Martin Walsh and  Superintendent McDonough announced that Boston Public Schools will hold school on Evacuation Day, March 17, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 30. Should additional snow days be required, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent John McDonough have stated that Bunker Hill Day, June 17 would be added to the school...

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Letters to the Editor

February 18, 2015
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Experience To the Editor That was my biggest takeaway from the Candidates’ Forum held last Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. There are a lot of great individuals running for State Representative – all of whom love East Boston. But this election isn’t about who loves East Boston the most. It’s about who has the...

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Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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Obituaries 02-18-2015

February 18, 2015
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Alfred Siciliano Jr. US Postal Service retiree Alfred V. Siciliano, Jr. of East Boston, formerly of Revere, passed away February 10 surrounded by his loving family. Alfred was a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service with 32 years service and a Disabled American Veteran United States Army 25th Infantry Division. He was...

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Local Agencies Could Be Impacted, If Substance Abuse Cuts Implemented

February 12, 2015
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Over the past two years a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opioid addiction and addiction to other substances. The House and Senate’s comprehensive substance abuse bill was signed into law by former Gov. Deval Patrick before he left office. In it are tools...

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Snow Dumped in Boston Harbor as Last Resort

February 12, 2015
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The Walsh Administration said Tuesday it would only dump snow in the Boston Harbor off the shores of the city as a last resort. “Two of Boston’s snow farms were melted last night and the City has the capacity to haul snow from the neighborhoods to both snow farms for the next 4-5 nights,”...

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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

February 12, 2015
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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

East Bostonians patience with snow removal hit an all time high in the early morning hours of last Thursday when the City of Boston conducted a 1 a.m. snow removal operation along Bennington Street. While residents along Eastie’s main thoroughfares subjected to parking bans during snow emergencies complained since the first major storm that...

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Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Supporting Ed Deveau Dear Editor: As a lifelong resident of East Boston and someone whose family has lived in the community for over a century, I have deep roots here. I care passionately about our future and the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I have seen many changes to the neighborhood. The...

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More Substance Counselors are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Gregory Hannon Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Gregory T. Hannon of Callaway, Florida died at the Bay Medical Center Covenant Hospice Center in Panama City, Florida on January 4 after a short battle with heart disease. He was 65 years old. Mr. Hannon was a son of the late Robert J. and Ruth...

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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

February 9, 2015
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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

Digging out–yet again. An East Boston resident tries his best to remove snow Monday after a significant storm that dumped another foot of snow on the Hub. This was the second major storm in less than a week to blanket Boston with snow–leaving residents to dream of an early spring.

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