Guest Opinion

July 14, 2015
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Reaffirm commitment to soundproofing homes Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration New England Region 12 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA. 01803 ATTN: Allan Goldsher Dear Mr. Goldsher: We, the elected representatives of East Boston, an airport host community, are writing this letter to outline our concerns regarding the meeting at the Massachusetts State Transportation...

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Suffolk University Partnership Will Boost East Boston Athletics

July 14, 2015
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The signing of an agreement between Suffolk University and the City of Boston that allows the university’s sports teams to use East Boston Memorial Stadium for home games and practices, but more importantly for the University to maintain and improve the stadium for all East Boston athletes, comes as welcome news. First we commend...

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Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Virginia DiLorenzo Wife of late state representative Virginia (DeMarco) DiLorenzo of East Boston, passed away on Friday, July 3. Virginia’s greatest joys were spending time with George and her family and shopping at Filenes Basement in Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late former Massachusetts State Representative George E. DiLorenzo; loving mother...

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Hilton Garden Inn to Open in East Boston

July 3, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn to Open in East Boston

Kevin J. Buchanan, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, located at 100 Boardman St., stands outside the new hotel that is set to open later this month.

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EBNHC Recognized with National Healthcare Award

July 3, 2015
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was one of 10 healthcare employers named as the 2015 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions. The Health Center was honored by CareerSTAT, an initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future. Now in its second year, CareerSTAT’s recognition program was created to acknowledge healthcare...

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NetBlazr Caters to Millennials Market

July 3, 2015
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NetBlazr Caters to Millennials Market

In this day and age, more young people who are renting or buying homes in East Boston are turning away from corporate cable providers who offer cable, phone and internet bundle packages and finding alternatives to stream television shows and surf the web. Most young people today use only their cell phones for communication...

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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals on This Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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What would the 4th of July be without fireworks?  A little less busy in hospital emergency rooms.  The nation’s emergency physicians urge you to celebrate the country’s birthday by using common sense when it comes to the potential dangers of fireworks.  We see many injuries in the ER due to fireworks around the 4th...

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Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

July 3, 2015
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Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and playgrounds are to the families of our City. We...

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Letter to the Editor

July 3, 2015
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No to the alcohol sales tax increase Dear Editor, I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed 2 percent tax increase on all alcohol sales in the City of Boston. Below I have listed just a few reasons why I am against this proposal. -Nearly 50 percent of the average cost of...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....

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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Carol Correia Of East Boston Carol A. Correia of East Boston passed away on June 23. She was 57 years old. She was the cherished daughter of Florence (Catrone) Correia of East Boston and her late father Antonio J. Correia; loving sister of Anthony Correia and his wife, Lourdes of East Boston and Janice...

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Ahoy There … Shiver My Timbers

June 25, 2015
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Ahoy There … Shiver My Timbers

Storyteller Norah Dooley waxed poetic about Pirate adventures on the high seas – as well as the possibility of buried treasure – on Constitution Beach last Thursday evening during a Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Eastie YMCA and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) campfire program. Some of the youngsters were lucky enough to...

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Community Comes Together to Fight Substance Abuse

June 25, 2015
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Community Comes Together to Fight Substance Abuse

Last Tuesday night Senator Anthony Petruccelli hosted the first meeting of a task force that will tackle the topic of substance abuse in the neighborhood at East Boston High School. The meeting was sponsored by Petruccelli with the help of City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Adrian Madaro and the East Boston Neighborhood Health...

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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

June 25, 2015
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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

The City of Boston’s Public Facilities Commission granted developers of the Boston East Site on Border Street an extension to get the development off the ground through December. Lisa Pollack, Chief Communication Officer for the City of Boston, said the extension was granted because securing the Chapter 91 license for the project took longer...

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ABBA Makes Its Debut in East Boston

June 25, 2015
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ABBA (Angry Boston Board of Abutters) says it’s here to help East Boston residents on issues that go before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (BOA). The local group, founded by East Boston community activist Renee MacLean with the aid of community activist Gail Miller and others, is trying to gain some notice in...

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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ Esposito 20-year cook/baker at East Boston Central Catholic School; known for her amazing cookies Beatrice Ann ‘Bea’ (Giordano) Esposito passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 19 in Danvers. She was 71 years old. Born on April 1, 1944 to Anthony and Antonetta Giordano, she married James Esposito...

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Relay for Life

June 18, 2015
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Relay for Life

On Friday evening into Saturday morning at East Boston Stadium, local cancer survivors joined the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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Local Radio Host Arrested for Operating Under the Influence

June 18, 2015
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East Boston resident, radio personality and author who has spent her career defending law enforcement officials found herself in some hot water with one last week. Michele McPhee, 47, of East Boston, and host of WMEX AM !510 was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer...

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NOAH Organized Neighborhood Program to Share Climate Knowledge

June 18, 2015
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With climate experts predicting more dramatic climate swings such as 10 times more damage to property as a result of severe storms by the end of the century, annual rainfall levels expected to increase in Massachusetts by almost 15 percent by the end of the century and with extreme precipitation also expected to increase...

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Series of Meetings for Orient Heights Housing Development Begin

June 18, 2015
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Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle and Trinity Financial’s Mathieu Zahler held the first in a series of community meetings regarding the Orient Heights Housing Development since Trinity was picked as developer last week to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting, McGonagle announced that both...

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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

June 18, 2015
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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

Michael Ascolillo, a lifelong East Boston resident and one of the most sought after tattoo artists of his generation, has died. Ascolillo, affectionately known in Eastie as ‘Asco’ or ‘Mikey’, died unexpectedly following complications from heart valve surgery on Saturday, June 13. He was 37 years old. Mikey was born and raised in Jeffries...

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Raising Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease

June 18, 2015
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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain awareness month, and Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that is very personal to me.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I saw firsthand the toll it takes on a family, and the love and patience that is required to care for someone with the disease. My whole family suffered with...

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Support the 65th Annual East Boston Athletic Board Banquet of Champions

June 18, 2015
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There are many traditions in East Boston that have deep roots in the community and have grown year after year. The East Boston Athletic Board is one of them and has, for 65 years, helped athletes in the neighborhood reach their full potential and encouraged them to continue their education in college. The East...

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Pop Warner Youth Football Fundraiser

June 18, 2015
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On Monday, June 8 at Kelley Square Pub on Bennington Street the East Boston Pop Warner Board help a fundraiser for the youth football program. The event raised over $3,000 so that Pop Warner can purchase safety equipment like shoulder pads for players for the upcoming fall season. Pop Warner Co-Vice President Adjie Burnett...

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