Community News Briefs

September 2, 2015
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14th Annual Walk of Hope of Hope for ALS A large number of teams have signed up for the 14th annual Walk of Hope for ALS, a 3.5-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield to benefit The Angel Fund. The Walk, which will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, begins with registration at...

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Support for Labor Unions is Growing as We Mark Labor Day

September 2, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2015
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Oppose the tax increase To the Editor,  I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed two percent tax increase on all alcohol sales in the City of Boston. Below I have listed just a few reasons why I am against this proposal.  -Nearly 50% of the average cost of a bottle of...

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New School Year Begins

September 2, 2015
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The Boston public schools are beginning their new year under the leadership of a new superintendent of schools, Dr. Tommy Chang, who took office July 1. Dr. Chang has the challenging task of leading a school department that is responsible for the education of Boston’s 57,000 students. Dr. Chang was known for his innovative...

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Obituaries 09-02-2015

September 2, 2015
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Vincent Malgeri Navy Yard retiree Vincent J. Malgeri of East Boston passed away peacefully on August 26 in the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury after a brief illness. Vincent, who served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and later worked for many years in the Navy Yard, was born on...

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Free Kayaking Event

August 28, 2015
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Free Kayaking Event

East Boston residents enjoy a day of kayaking at Constitution Beach during the first ever free kayaking event at the beach. The organizers of the free kayaking event, which was only suppose to last 10 days, have decided to extend free kayaking at the beach until August 30.

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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

August 28, 2015
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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

D and Z Auto Repair, a community fixture for local residents since 1990, is closing its doors. Joseph Zirpolo and Bill DelloRusso, friends and owners of the neighborhood auto repair shop, have decided to retire after 25 years of operating their business located at 944 Saratoga St. “It’s been a fantastic 25 years,” said...

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BRA Pulls Snow Farm Proposal

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pulled the proposal to discuss turning the Condor Street Hess Site into the city’s snow farm during this upcoming winter from last week’s agenda following political pressure from Eastie’s elected officials. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina all vehemently opposed the plan to turn...

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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

August 28, 2015
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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

Zumix graduate and East Boston resident Starr Desmond was one of 13 young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the U.S. who were awarded four-year full tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center this month. Desmond, a talented vocalist and piano player who has attended...

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Together, Let’s Keep Moving Boston Forward

August 28, 2015
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On January 8, 2015, Boston was given the incredible opportunity to explore bidding for the 2024 Olympic summer games. It was a historic moment that sparked a months-long discussion about our city’s future. And from the very beginning, we were thinking about a future for Boston much beyond the 2024 Olympics. We started thinking...

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Live Racing Returns to Suffolk Downs with Three Racing, Food Truck Festivals

August 28, 2015
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Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs after a ten-month hiatus. Starting Saturday, September 5 and continuing on Saturday, October 3 and October 31, the track will host three special festival days of racing which will include food trucks from over a dozen vendors, craft beer, live music and family fun activities for...

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Obituaries 08-26-2016

August 28, 2015
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Michael Stoico Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Michael L Stoico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 20. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Vespa) Stoico; loving father of David and his wife, Mary, Steven and his wife, Diane and Lisa Stoico, all of Revere, and the...

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Eastie Pride

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride

Eastie Pride Day volunteers join City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Andrian Madaro in cutting the ceremonial cake.

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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

August 20, 2015
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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

Former Marblehead High School football star and senior class president Joel Katz (second from right) was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) and Tom Lyons Tire in Waltham. Pictured at the presentation ceremony are, from left, Dick Cole, executive director of NETSA, Winthrop resident Bob...

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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

August 20, 2015
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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

Catherine Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, has died. Leonard-McLean, who lived in West Roxbury and was formerly of Mission Hill, passed away on Sunday August 16 after a...

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Maverick Street Project Approved

August 20, 2015
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Maverick Street Project Approved

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 10 to 7 to approve the project at 202 Maverick Street. The project will now go to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for approval and will be subjected to Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 review due to the size and scope of the project. The developer of...

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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

August 20, 2015
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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

The  August 3 partial building collapse at 173-175 Maverick Street has put a local developer and property manager under the microscope and on the radar of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher.  Christopher said he toured the building after the collapse and was not happy about the condition. “He has stabilized the...

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More Water Access

August 20, 2015
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By Chris Marchi NOAH’s Director of Community Building and Environment   I picked my 10-year-old niece up from Piers Park Sailing Center yesterday. She was enrolled in the Harbor Explorers program for little kids last year and this year would be her first year in the sailing summer camp, so I asked her how...

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Letter to the Editor

August 20, 2015
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Investing in the future To the Editor: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly announced Clean Power Plan is, in the words of Administrator Gina McCarthy, “an investment in a better future for all of our children.” With a promise to prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks and 300,000 days of...

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Another Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride Day was launched in 1988 in response to the wave of urban flight from Boston during the 1970s and 1980s. In Eastie, many Italians and Irish took off for the suburban towns of Saugus, Peabody and Revere while the burgeoning new Latino and Asian population were stripped of mentors and neighbors to...

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Knights Sweep Rockies, Advance to YBLCS

August 20, 2015
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The East Boston Knights sweep their way into the Yawkey League Championship Series for the first time in team history. With a 5 to 0 victory the Knights will now face the defending champion Somerville Alibrandis on Wednesday in game 1 of a best of 7 series. After grinding out a 3 to 1...

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Obituaries 08-19-2015

August 20, 2015
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Theresa LaBella Of Winthrop Theresa (Lanzilli) LaBella of Winthrop, formerly of West Bridgewater, passed away on August 17. She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Leona (Foss) Lanzilli; beloved wife of the late Anthony LaBella; dear sister of Helen Antenucci and her late husband, Nicholas, Nicholas Lanzilli and his wife, Lucinda,...

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Beach Art

August 14, 2015
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Beach Art

San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who has been working on beach art since 2004, joined resident Saturday at Constitution Beach to create a gigantic piece of geometric public sand art.

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CDC Chosen as Developer of Meridian Street Branch Library

August 14, 2015
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) beat out three other proposals and was chosen as the designated developer of the former Meridian Street branch library by the  the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The announcement last week by DND set off a firestorm on social media with many residents frustrated over the city’s...

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