Congratulations Joseph Boncore

April 21, 2016
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We congratulate Joseph Boncore on his victory in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary Special Election that was held April 12. Joe is unopposed in the general election on May 10, so he stands poised to become our next state senator and succeed Anthony Petruccelli in this esteemed position as one of 40 senators...

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Obituaries 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Michael Garcia Worked at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Michael A. Garcia of East Boston, formerly of Norton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 13. Michael, a veteran of the US Coast Guard, worked for over 36 years at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He was a generous, hard-working man...

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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

April 14, 2016
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

By Cary Shuman  Attorney Joseph Boncore won in his hometown of Winthrop by a decisive margin and showed strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District on his way to topping the ticket in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary held Tuesday. Boncore led the field of seven candidates in Winthrop with approximately 2,200...

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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

April 14, 2016
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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

By John Lynds Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, paid a visit to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center last Wednesday afternoon to gain insight on how the Health Center’s programs benefit the community while staying true to its mission of delivering quality health care to people who may not have the ability of...

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Channel Fish Keeps Up Fight Against Substation

April 14, 2016
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By John Lynds In a neighborhood decimated by environmental risks that has played host to the region’s transportation infrastructure like Logan Airport and its jet fuel farms, three harbor tunnels and Route 1A, residents are becoming increasingly wary of Eversource’s plans to place a substation at the City Yards directly across from American Legion...

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NOAH Seeks Alternative Plans to Toll Plaza Project

April 14, 2016
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By John Lynds Last month MassDOT presented its plans to reconfigure East Boston’s toll plaza heading into the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. However, poor attendance at that meeting coupled with public opinion that MassDOT is rushing the toll plaza project before any meaningful community process has some wanting the project to be reexamined....

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We Are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...

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Speaking of Our Children

April 14, 2016
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 Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz were all in East Boston last week — not to announce the roundup of gang members — but to celebrate the completion by the seventh graders at the Umana School of the Overcoming Violence/Your Future Your Decision program. This is the...

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YMCA Breakfast A Huge Success

April 14, 2016
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The annual YMCA Reach Out Campaign Breakfast that was held last Thursday was a huge success with more than 500 people in attendance. When this many people come together and contribute to an organization, then you can realize how important that organization, in this case the YMCA, is to the fabric and health of...

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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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Suffolk University baseball settles into new homefield at East Boston Memorial Stadium By John Lynds The Suffolk University baseball season is in full swing and the team is settling nicely to its first season playing on a new homefield at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The team is 17-5 so far this season, led by...

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Obituaries 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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Nancy Zeuli Of East Boston Nancy R. (Rosati) Zeuli of East Boston passed away on Sunday, April 10. She was 98 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Agostino and Rosina (DiGiusto) Rosati, she was the beloved wife of the late Michael Zeuli; loving mother of Sheila Mastrangelo and her husband, Frank of...

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East Boston YMCA Annual Breakfast to be Held Thursday Morning

April 7, 2016
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East Boston YMCA Annual Breakfast to be Held Thursday Morning

By John Lynds Last month, Massport kicked off the East Boston YMCA’s annual capital campaign efforts with a donation of $25,000. The Y’s capital campaign will culminate in the agency’s annual breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Logan Hilton Hotel. Last year, the YMCA raised well above their $140,000...

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Date Set for the 16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 7, 2016
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Date Set for the 16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

By John Lynds Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here...

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U.S. and District Attorneys Urge Umana Kids to Reject Violence

April 7, 2016
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U.S. and District Attorneys Urge Umana Kids to Reject Violence

By John Lynds In front of a packed auditorium of seventh graders Monday at the Mario Umana Academy, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, District Attorney Dan Conley and Sheriff Steve Tompkins celebrated the students recent completion of the Overcoming Violence/Your Future, Your Decision program. The program, a collaboration between Conley and Tompkins’ Overcoming Violence program...

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Senate Primary Set for Tuesday April 12

April 7, 2016
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East Boston voters will head to the polls Tuesday, April 12 for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election. Seven Democratic candidates, including three East Boston residents, Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, and Paul Rogers, are vying for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down to take a position...

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Letters to the Editor

April 7, 2016
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Taken too soon Dear Editor, Luigi Epifania had started his own successful construction company, shortly after his daughter Isabella was born. Luigi successfully completed his probation over a span of 3 years and did not have one issue while he did so, he successfully passed weekly and monthly drug tests. Luigi just finished probation...

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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Today, I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but...

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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including East Boston residents Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, and Paul Rogers have been campaigning and meeting the...

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The East Boston Youth Basketball Ends Season

April 7, 2016
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The East Boston Youth Basketball 2016 season has just concluded. The champs by division were the Celtics coached by Dennis Leary, The Warriors coached by Michael Forbes, and the Celtics, from the Pino Division, coached by Devon Myers. League officials would like to congratulate the following award winners. Richard Bynum won the Marty Pino...

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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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James ‘Junior’ Arinella Of Everett James “Junior” Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away on April 2. The beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Burke) Arinella, he was the cherished son of the late James and Ann (Ferrara) Arinella; brother of the late Clara Ferullo, Mary Zollo, Mildred Quatucci, Edward, Michael, John...

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Way of the Cross for Life

April 1, 2016
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Way of the Cross for Life

Jessica Mejia holding the cross at the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church with Carlos Lopez and Jonathan Aguilar during the Way of the Cross for Life, five-mile procession through the streets and Catholic churches of Eastie on Good Friday, March 25. The procession drew hundreds of participants and visited each Catholic church, ending at the...

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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

April 1, 2016
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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

By John Lynds The man killed last Tuesday night has been identified as Luigi Epifania, 32, of East Boston and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder. Epifania was found shot to death at 7 Woodsworth St. last Tuesday night by police. Epifania gained notoriety in Eastie for a string of violent...

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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

April 1, 2016
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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

By John Lynds After receiving Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last year, the project to bring over 90 residential units to a former industrial lot on the corner of Bremen and Porter Streets hit a snag, according to the attorney for the project, Jeff Drago. At a Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Monday night,...

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Representative Madaro Fighting to Keep MBTA Late Night Service Going

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro wanted to see just how expensive it would be for his constituents who rely on MBTA late night service once it is cancelled by the T. With hundreds of Eastie residents working late night shifts at Boston bars, restaurants and hotels downtown, Madaro decided to...

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