Eastie Man Arraigned for Pulling Fire Alarm at Steelers’ Hotel

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston man responsible for the early morning wakeup call at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel on Sunday morning 15 hours before the team was to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship may be a villain in Pittsburgh, but not here. Dennis Harrison, 25, of East Boston, was...

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Rising Water Levels Threat to City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

January 29, 2017
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A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the East Boston neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend to many neighborhood streets. Structures built on the waterfront will experience the same problem. While...

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Enforcement Key to Reduce the City’s Speed Limit

January 29, 2017
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Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a reduce speed limit was enacted and only strict...

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Obituaries 01-25-2017

January 29, 2017
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Paul Jackiewicz Of Revere, formerly of the North End Paul R. Jackiewicz of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 12. He was the beloved son of Sally (Muscarella) and the late Stanley; dear brother of Stephen and his wife, Valeri and Scott, all of Revere; cherished uncle of Stephen James, Derek,...

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Frozen Fenway

January 20, 2017
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Frozen Fenway

Eastie’s Ryan Tosto walks out onto Frozen Fenway for a game against Boston Latin last Weds., Jan. 11, at Fenway Park. The Jets fought hard and took the game to a 4-4 tie before losing 7-4.

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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

January 20, 2017
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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...

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Cucchiello’s Bakery May Become A Dunkin Donuts

January 20, 2017
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Cucchiello’s Bakery May Become A Dunkin Donuts

By John Lynds Rumors have been spreading that Cucchiello’s Bakery, a neighborhood institution for nearly three quarters of a century, may soon become a Dunkin Donuts. This week, Cucchiello’s owner, Michael Cucchiello, addressed the rumors in an online statement that seems to confirm rumors that the Cucchiello family will be evicted from the building...

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Paul Roiff Sells Loftel Project

January 20, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston residents who supported and hoped that a Paul Roiff signature hotel would breathe new life into the Orleans Street corridor, are sure to be disappointed this week. It was announced that Roiff has sold his Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved ‘Loftel’ project to another hotel developer. Roiff...

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Councilor LaMattina Talks Airbnb at JPNA Meeting

January 20, 2017
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By John Lynds Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy at last week’s Jeffries...

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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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We want to feel safe Lately there has been lots of news in our neighborhood about senseless violence and killings that are reportedly gang connected. Such violence on a repeated time table makes us feel uncomfortable. We want to feel safe here in East Boston as everyone across this city wants to feel safe...

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Facing Boston’s Gender Wage Gap

January 20, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...

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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Friday). Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...

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Obituaries 01-18-2017

January 20, 2017
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John Votta Animal lover and longtime Angell Memorial Hospital technician      John F. Votta, born August 23, 1943, a resident of Winthrop, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, passed away on January 15. He was 73 years old. John loved animals, especially horses, and spent much of his youth and young adulthood riding and...

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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

January 13, 2017
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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday at the State House,  Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) was sworn in to his second term as East Boston’s State Representative while Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was sworn in for his first full term as the neighborhood’s State Senator. “I couldn’t be more excited to start my second term...

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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

January 13, 2017
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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

By John Lynds Boston Fire Department officials always say the most dangerous fires occur late at night or in the early morning hours when people are asleep. That is exactly what happened last week on Byron Street and luckily no one was injured. Boston Fire responded to a call of a house on fire...

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APAC Fuel Assistance Program is in Full Swing

January 13, 2017
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By John Lynds As the weather gets colder Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)  Energy Programs Director Kathy Tobin expects more residents will be signing up for the annual Fuel Assistance Program at ABCD’s Meridian Street APAC office.  This year APAC and ABCD will help thousands of resident in Eastie and across the city...

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Carbon Monoxide Leak in Eastie

January 13, 2017
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By John Lynds Smoldering underground power lines were the cause of a carbon monoxide leak into an apartment building on Elbow Street as well as the East Boston Courthouse on Sunday night. The Boston Fire Department was called to 2-4 Elbow St. at 10:45 p.m. Sunday for reports of a gas leak. Upon arrival...

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Rick Roberto Named General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn

January 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Hilton Garden In Boston Logan Airport has tabbed Rick Roberto as its new general manager. Roberto, who along with current Hilton Garden Inn sales manager Steve Haley helped pioneer the resurgence of the hospitality industry next door in Chelsea, began in his new position on Dec. 29 at the 178-room hotel...

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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Jet Stream: Sons of Former EBHS Star Gerard Boyce Are Soaring in Everett

January 13, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Gerard Boyce has a seat at the table of East Boston High School’s greatest athletes. Boyce was an All-Star performer in two sports during a majestic career that would earn him admission to St. Thomas More prep school and a spot on the Central Connecticut State University football team. “They used...

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Obituaries 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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Maria Krupwich Of East Boston Maria (Nona) Krupwich of East Boston passed away peacefully in Yarmouth on January 9. The beloved wife of the late Joseph Krupwich, she was the devoted mother of Linda and Catherine Sheldon, both of Yarmouth; cherished grandmother of Louis Pizzano, James and John Mulloy and is also survived by...

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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

January 6, 2017
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Community Holds Vigil for Murdered Teen

By John Lynds After a hard start in life Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, by all accounts, was trying to get his life back on track. The troubled teen that bounced between living with relatives to living in foster homes showed his fair share of teen rebellion and angst but through YouthBuild, a Cambridge program,...

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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

January 6, 2017
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East Boston Jets Win Emotional Deep Freeze Tournament

By John Lynds For the first time ever, the East Boston High School Jets hockey team won an emotional game last Tuesday night at the Porrazzo Rink in East Boston  in the annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament. The Jets beat Ashland in a close 3-2 contest to claim the title. The 15th Annual Deep...

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