Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

April 21, 2016
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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

By John Lynds The drinks are flowing at Angela’s Cafe’s second location in East Boston at the former El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street. Angela’s recently received a beer, wine and cordials license and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner indefinitely. Angela’s owner Luis Garcia said the new location did...

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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

April 21, 2016
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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

By John Lynds First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate nominee Joe Boncore and five other candidates that ran for the seat during Tuesday, April 12 special election put aside their differences and broke bread at Donna’s Restaurant last Thursday morning. The breakfast, hosted by State Democratic Committee Chairman, Sen. Thomas McGee, was aimed at...

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Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night on Bennington Street

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds A man was struck and killed Saturday night while trying to cross Bennington Street near Orient Heights Square. The incident occurred 10:15 p.m. when the adult man was trying to cross the large and busy intersection where Bennington and Saratoga Street meet. The red sedan was traveling southbound on Bennington Street...

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Phase Two:New Renderings Released of Construction at Pier I

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds The developer of one of Eastie’s first large waterfront development project released new renderings of the Phase II of the project that began in January. Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One, began driving the new structural piles as part of the project’s second phase. The construction team is now...

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Representative Adrian Madaro Approves Drug Offender Bill

April 21, 2016
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East Boston Representative Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House to approve final passage of a new bill that would give back revoked licenses to drug offenders. An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension...

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Massachusetts’ Energy Sector Confronts Climate Change

April 21, 2016
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By Donald Jessome and Jeff Bishop Energy seemed much simpler before the global warming crisis. From the first days of federal regulation in the mid-1930s to the ‘deregulation’ era of the late 1990s, a basic underlying principle – maintaining a reliable power grid at affordable prices – has driven the electricity market. Today, worldwide...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 21, 2016
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Martin J. Walsh Mayor of Boston This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Thank you to all I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...

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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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