Community News Briefs

April 21, 2018
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Orient Heights Meeting agenda Monday, April 23, 2018 Agenda Meeting Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street 6:15pm Registration 6:30pm to 6:40pm – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin & Officer Dan Simon 6:45pm to 7:00pm – Nominations for Board Positions, President, Vice President, Secretary Voting will be done at the May meeting 7:05pm to 7:15pm – Joshua Acevedo...

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The Zumix Walk for Music Set for April 29

April 21, 2018
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Some walk to keep their music lessons affordable and our group programs free. Others walk because ZUMIX creates opportunities for youth employment and college access. All of us walk because we believe in ZUMIX and the transformative power of the arts! On Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m., ZUMIX staff, youth, board, and community...

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Police Briefs 04-18-2018

April 21, 2018
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District Seven Police Report April 8, 2018 Around 11:30 am in the area of 246 Border Street a 24-year-old white Hispanic Male (Homeless) was summoned to appear in East Boston District Court for the charge of Shoplifting. Around 03:10 in the area of Maverick Square a 45-year-old white Female with an address in East...

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Alaskan Energy Development:Pro Consumer, Pro Taxpayer, Pro Prosperity

April 21, 2018
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President Trump’s tax reform included a bonus for consumers, taxpayers, and Alaska: opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy development. Such action reverses a four-decade, Carter-to-Obama animus against developing what the federal government has estimated could be one of the largest oil fields in U.S. history. Americans consume twenty million barrels of...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As longtime Eastern New Englanders,...

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Mayor Walsh Delivers for Eastie

April 21, 2018
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The recently-announced budget by Mayor Martin Walsh includes a number of items of huge interest to East Boston residents as part of the mayor’s overall five-year capital improvement plan for the city. First and foremost, the long-awaited and long-overdue new East Boston police station at the City Yards, a $25.5M project, is set to...

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Sports 04-18-2018

April 21, 2018
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East Boston Little League will open season April 28 By Cary Shuman Do not be misled by the unseasonably cold temperatures. It is, in fact, the middle of April and that means the East Boston Little League (EBLL) baseball season is around the corner. Chucky Cassaro, beginning his fifth year as EBLL president, has...

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A Special Gift

April 13, 2018
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A Special Gift

In honor of Gina Scalcione the Gove Street Citizens Association Board and Rep. Adrian Madaro presented Jack Scalcione with a gavel and framed copy of the East Boston Times issue that paid tribute to his late wife. Both Gina and Jack Scalcione founded and co-chaired the community group for many years. Mrs. Scalcione passed...

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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

April 13, 2018
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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

Catherine “Cathy” 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, sadly passed away in 2015. On Saturday, family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Noddle Island Community Room at Logan...

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Walsh Spending Money on Eastie:New Police Station and Paris Street Pool Included

April 13, 2018
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On Monday Mayor Martin Walsh released his recommended Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget. The budget includes the city’s five-year capital spending plan with numerous projects in East Boston that will be funded, including a new police station at the City Yards that are located in Eagle Square, and a renovation to the Paris Street...

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ZBA Approves Six-Unit Buildings for Bennington Street Project

April 13, 2018
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The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a six-unit condo development project on Bennington Street. Owners Joseph and Jason Ruggiero purchased the single-family ranch home at 1225 Bennington St. last July with the intention of razing the property and constructing a four-story, six-unit residential building. The mansard-style victorian home...

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Maverick Market Cafe Looks to Increase Capacity

April 13, 2018
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Dan Lyons, who took a majority ownership of Maverick Market Cafe in January 2017, appeared before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night, looking to increase the cafe’s capacity in order to be compliant with City of Boston occupancy requirement. At the meeting Lyons explained that after he took over a majority ownership...

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MBTA to Fund Red Line Blue Line Connector Study

April 13, 2018
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Linking the only two MBTA train lines that have no connection has been something residents in East Boston and surrounding communities have been asking and waiting for since the 1970s. The Red Line/Blue Line Connector has long been a bone of contention between the neighborhood and the state ever since the Commonwealth reneged on...

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Boston Parks Department Awarded TD Green Streets Urban Forestry Grant

April 13, 2018
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TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, and the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will receive a $20,000 TD Green Streets grant that will be used to increase the tree canopy in dense urban neighborhoods of Boston while also increasing resident access to natural spaces. Boston was one of...

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Award Winning Children’s Author and Magician to Perform at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library on April 17

April 13, 2018
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On April 17, former East Boston resident Jed Doherty, known throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico as the magician Jedlie, will return to the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library to present a free magic show. The show will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free....

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Two Massachusetts Moms say No to College Debt for Kids

April 13, 2018
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Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to be faced with. The conversation continued and one of the moms shared that she happened to be in the audience when Major Nippy Betz gave...

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Community News Briefs

April 13, 2018
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MBTA offering special pass on Patriots’ Day For Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 16, the MBTA is again this year offering a special $20 all-day pass for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line, which runs parallel to the Boston Marathon route. Unlimited travel up and down the Marathon route for one flat rate is available for...

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Number of Activities are Being Planned for ‘One Boston Day’ April 15

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced ways to get involved on April 15, to honor Boston’s resilience, generosity, and strength, for the fourth annual “One Boston Day.” The day serves as an opportunity to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston...

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Walsh Announces Summer SuperTeens Program at Boston Centers for Youth & Families

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the start of enrollment for the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) summer SuperTeens Program. Youth ages 13-14 in the SuperTeens program will have the opportunity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain work experience in BCYF community centers and participate in field trips to Boston’s arts and...

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Free Parents Forum Workshop April 28

April 13, 2018
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Parents and interested community leaders are invited to a free Parents Forum workshop on Saturday, April 28th, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square, Winthrop. The workshop, with a light lunch provided, is presented with support from DeMoulas Market Basket and Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. Cosponsors are Speaker Robert A....

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Geneva Street Project Pitched

April 13, 2018
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The proposal by Joel DeLuca to tear down a former automotive storage facility at 29-30 Geneva St. and replace it with six-story, 32-unit condo development has some longtime Geneva Street residents welcoming the proposal as something that may start a rebirth on the long-neglected street.. The 8,000 sq. ft. lot would also include 15...

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Police Briefs 04-11-2018

April 13, 2018
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District Seven Police Report April 1, 2018 Around 02:50 a.m. in the area of Bennington & Prescott Street a 40-year-old white Hispanic male with an address in Everett, Ma was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol. Around 09:30 a.m. in the area of 210 Border Street a...

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Letter to the Editor

April 13, 2018
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Thank you to East Boston Residents that came to the aid of one of their own! Dear Editor: On April 3, at 6 p.m. one of our beloved members of the Kiwanian Club of East Boston fell and injured herself on her way to our meeting.  Falling on the sidewalk just steps away from...

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