Wingstop Set to Open New Restaurant in Eastie

October 6, 2016
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Wingstop Set to Open New Restaurant in Eastie

By John Lynds Representatives from the popular Texas-based chicken wing restaurant, Wingstop, stopped by last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to update residents on the restaurant and what owners hope to accomplish in Eastie. Wingstop’s Laura and John Rebello said Wingstop, which has made a name for itself among foodies as a restaurant...

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Eastie Early Voting Sites Released

October 6, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston’s Election Department this week released the times, dates and locations of the early voting sites in East Boston for the upcoming Presidential Election. In Eastie registered voters can head to the polls on     Monday, October 24 and cast their votes at the Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61...

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Meet Father Eric Bennett, Sacred Heart’s New Parish Priest

October 6, 2016
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By John Lynds While the community fought hard to keep beloved Sacred Heart Parish Priest, Father Wayne Belschner, his move to Deedham has lead to arrival of a new leader of the church who said he’s ready to continue the good work Father Belschner did in the community. Fr. Eric Bennett, a 36-year-old native...

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Things I Never Knew about Hillary Clinton

October 6, 2016
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By Donna Segreti Reilly Before watching the Democratic National Convention (DNC), I knew that Hillary Rodham Clinton was the First Lady of Arkansas and the United States, and that she led the fight for universal health care but lost. I did NOT know, however, that she worked with Republicans and Democrats to help create...

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Early Voting Is Coming to Boston

October 6, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 6, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as  other state and county positions on the ballot. However, voters need to pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should consider...

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Sports 10-05-2016

October 6, 2016
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The new pilot of the Jets Michael Smith named new athletics coordinator at EBHS By Cary Shuman Michael Smith has been an outstanding teacher and coach in East Boston since 1994. He is the leader of the East Boston High School ninth grade academy and the director of the history program. This year he...

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Obituaries 10-05-2016

October 6, 2016
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Francesca Cammarano Of East Boston Francesca Cammarano of East Boston unexpectedly passed away on September 26. The loving daughter of Joe Cammarano of Italy and the late Lena (Nano) Cammarano, she was the cherished granddaughter of Rosaria and the late Colgero Nano of East Boston, adored niece of Robert Nano and his wife, Christine...

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Two Indicted for Eastie Teen’s Murder

October 1, 2016
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By John Lynds The two East Boston residents  being held on charges that they were responsible for the vicious June murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez  inside a garage on Princeton Street were officially indicted Monday. According to District Attorney Daniel Conley, a Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Jose Hernandez, 16, and Antonio...

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Orient Heights Group Votes Against Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

October 1, 2016
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Orient Heights Group Votes Against Eastie Medical Marijuana Dispensary

By John Lynds Despite chants from medical marijuana advocates at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting,  the group voted 29 to 15 against the proposal to place a medical marijuana dispensary on McClellan Highway in East Boston. Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan...

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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

October 1, 2016
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Recovery Thoughts Holds Narcan Training

By John Lynds Recovery Thoughts, a non-profit that helps addicts get into recovery and stay in recovery, held a Narcan training program at the Marty Pino Community Center in Orient Heights last Wednesday night. The opiate overdose reversal medication commonly known as Narcan, which reverses the effects of a heroin overdose, is carried by...

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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

October 1, 2016
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Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Arrive in Eastie

By John Lynds Last week the Celebrity Series of Boston delivered East Boston’s three street pianos as part of artist Luke Jerram’s popular art installment, Play Me I’m Yours Street Pianos Boston. After local artists  J. Felipe Aguirre, a.k.a. Phil Hoa, Jeannette Staley and Sara Begin decorated Street Pianos,  the three pianos were dropped...

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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

October 1, 2016
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Frank Durante, Longtime Civic Leader, at 89

By John Lynds Frank Durante, a man who epitomized civic engagement as a member of numerous East Boston clubs for decades, has died. Mr. Durante, a regular fixture and one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood, died peacefully on Monday, September 26. He was 89 years old. Whether it was a Kiwanis...

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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 1, 2016
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Crossroads Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

By John Lynds At the Crossroads Family Shelter’s annual legislative breakfast last Thursday, two residents of the transitional shelter for homeless families gave emotaional testimony in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials. The  residents and other housing advocates were at Crossroads to lobby elected officials like Senator Joseph...

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Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2016
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Correcting some misstatements To the Editor, I am writing to correct some misstatements of fact in the lead article of the East Boston Times on Sept. 21. Massport is not currently constructing three gates that were previously permitted. The project that is underway will make three existing gates in Terminal E available to a...

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The Terrible Toll Of Addiction

October 1, 2016
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There are probably very few of us who have not been personally touched by the scourge of drug addiction either through family members or close friends. In many cases, the addiction lasts years between spells of sobriety and then the relapse back into the grip of addiction. In some cases, the addict overdoses and...

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Sports 09-28-2016

October 1, 2016
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A big hit on the diamond as well Former baseball star Chuck Vozzella elected to Peabody Hall of Fame East Bostonians know Chuck Vozzella well as a professional bowler and the owner of Central Park Lanes, the beloved family-run candlepin establishment on Saratoga Street. But Vozzella, who made his first appearance on Channel 5’s...

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Obituaries 09-28-2016

October 1, 2016
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Frank Durante Of East Boston Frank A. Durante of East Boston passed away on September 26. He was 89 years old. The cherished son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Doria) Durante, he was the loving brother of Marie Gulla of Florida and her late husband, Frank Gulla, Joseph Durante and his wife, Janice...

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Off to the Races

September 22, 2016
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Off to the Races

A young Eastie girl takes part in the Sober Olympics Saturday at LoPresti Park. Here she makes her way to the finish line during the sack races.

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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

September 22, 2016
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Meet Kristen Goncalves, P.J. Kennedy’s New Principal

By John Lynds It is the second full week of school and new Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School Principal, Kristen Goncalves, is settling nicely to her new assignment. “It’s pretty great and amazing,” said Goncalves. “What I really love is the community feel of the school. We have a great staff, great parents and...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

September 22, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Vote Unclear

By John Lynds The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council vote of 38 to 28 in favor of placing a 40 ft. digital billboard on McClellan Highway may not reflect the actual will of the people according to OHNC President Joseph Ruggiero. At the end of Monday’s OHNC meeting, Ruggiero explained to members that many abutters...

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Upsetting Environmentalist Disappointed on DEP’s Terminal E Decision

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds  Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on Massport Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Monday for Terminal E modernization and expansion project. Massport is currently constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of the International Gateway/West Concourse Project, but were never built. However, Massport is looking...

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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

September 22, 2016
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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

By John Lynds Flanked by East Boston’s elected officials and Excel Academy Charter High School students, staff and administrators, Governor Charles Baker cut the ribbon on Excel’s brand new high school on Bremen Street.  “On my commute to the State House, on the on ramp to the tunnel, I got the chance to see...

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Roseland Updates Community on Pier One Phase II

September 22, 2016
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By John Lynds At the last jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, representatives of Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One on Marginal Street, were on hand to update residents and answer questions and concerns regarding the second phase of the waterfront development project. “We are in pretty good shape and construction is...

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