Brooke Charter School Meets with Neighbors Over Bus and Parking Issues

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In a meeting coordinated by City Councilor Sal LaMattina on Monday night, neighbors and Edward Brooke Charter School administrators discussed ways the school is working to improve the bus and parking situation. The Brooke faces a similar problem most schools across Boston face everyday during drop off and pick up. Plagued...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Annual Pasta Dinner Set for November 18

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds On Friday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Salesian Boys & Girls Club will host its Tenth Annual Pasta Dinner at the club located at 150 Byron Street. Salesian Director Father John Nazzaro said tickets to the event are $10 and are free for club members. Also, as in...

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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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By Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...

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Moving Forward

November 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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F Team Brings Pride Back to Eastie

November 18, 2016
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This weekend at the Chelsea Stadium the East Boston Jets F Team brought pride back to Eastie. The Jets, after coming off a 6-0-1 season, won the F Team Title. The team was led by first head coach Marc Mattera and assistant coaches Dave D’Amelio, Joe Mattera and Steve LaGrassa. “These guys really stepped...

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Obituaries 11-16-2016

November 18, 2016
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Luis Alvarez Of East Boston Luis Alvarez of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 11. In accordance with the wishes of the family, cremation is private. In honoring Luis’s memory, a memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 19 in The Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street, (Maverick Square) East Boston at 11...

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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

November 11, 2016
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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

By John Lynds The Boston Public Schools and East Boston Savings Bank kicked off Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program last Wednesday at the James Otis and Donald McKay Elementary Schools. The two Eastie schools join three other schools in Boston in launching the new CSA program designed...

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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

November 11, 2016
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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

By John Lynds When Representative Adrian Madaro’s father arrived in the U.S. from Venice, Italy in the late 1970’s,  he got his first opportunity of economic stability through Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC site in East Boston. “My father, Jacopo, arrived here and  he got his first job in America at the...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

November 11, 2016
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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

November 11, 2016
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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

By John Lynds On Saturday, East Boston’s AirInc. brought together some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field of environmental health during a day-long forum to discuss how aviation operations impact quality of life. The forum was split into two sessions with the morning session talking about aviation noise pollution and the...

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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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Obituaries 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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John Paul Borden, Sr. Long time Harvard University animal caretaker/ handler; former taxi driver for Tunnel Cab in East Boston John Paul Borden, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on November 4 from an advancing illness. He was 79 years old.  Born in Boston, the...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet in Eastie, All in for Reelection

November 4, 2016
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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet in Eastie, All in for Reelection

By John Lynds While he’s not on the ballot next week, Mayor Martin Walsh will run for re-election in 2017 and already has his sights set on another term as Boston’s mayor. On Sunday, Walsh held a meet and greet with supporters and signaled he wants his re-election to not only include those who...

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Going to the Granite State:Ward I Democratic Committee Joins Mayor Walsh In New Hampshire to Campaign for Clinton

November 4, 2016
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Going to the Granite State:Ward I Democratic Committee Joins Mayor Walsh In New Hampshire to Campaign for Clinton

By John Lynds Polls in the New England swing state of New Hampshire are close and Mayor Martin Walsh traveled to New Hampshire recently to flex his political might for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton. Walsh was joined in New Hampshire by members of East Boston’s Ward I Democratic Committee, which has become more active ...

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Early Voting A Success in Boston

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds According to Mayor Martin Walsh and elections officials the city’s new early voting program has exceeded expectations. “Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring a large voter turnout,” said Mayor Walsh. “Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage...

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ISD Begins New Restaurant Letter Grading System

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds   East Boston restaurants will have to begin bringing their “A” game when it comes to cleanliness as Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) begins implementing its new letter grading system for food establishments here and across the city. At a community meeting last Tuesday night, ISD Commissioner William Christopher met with...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Commenting on the LIAG meeting Dear Editor: I would like to thank the East Boston Times for a great article recently on Massport’s Logan Impact Advisory Group (LIAG) meeting. As the article suggested, the community was divided that night, with some supporting the LIAG package of financial commitments Massport is offering and others calling...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Obituaries 11-02-2016

November 4, 2016
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Anthony ‘Tony Tango’ Henry Produce Company worker Anthony “Tony Tango” Henry of East Boston, passed away October 31. He was 64 years old. The cherished son of Mary Tango and the late Robert Henry, he was the loving father of Sarah Henry of Leominster; dear brother of Louis Tango of East Boston and Maryellen...

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Kiwanis Annual Holiday Food Drive

October 28, 2016
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Kiwanis Annual Holiday Food Drive

Shaw’s Supermarket customers purchase canned foods, pastas, and other dried goods and drop them off at the East Boston Kiwanis table that was set up outside the exit doors as part of the Kiwanis annual holiday food drive to benefit Grace Church and the Meridian House.

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Forbes Under 30 Comes to Two Eastie Schools

October 28, 2016
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Forbes Under 30 Comes to Two Eastie Schools

By John Lynds Last Wednesday Forbes Magazine held a Service Day at several Boston Public Schools (BPS) including two schools  in East Boston. At the Donald McKay and Patrick J. Kennedy Schools young entrepreneurs from across the world engaged students to discuss how they became successful  superstars and game changers in the fields of...

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