East Boston Residents Attend Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s ‘Medicine that Matters’ Gala

June 15, 2018
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The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s (BHCHP) 2018 “Medicine that Matters” gala was held Monday, May 21,  at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Over 600 guests gathered for cocktails, dinner and awards ceremony that honored two individuals who have worked for many years with BHCHP’s mission to deliver exceptional medical and behavioral...

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Letter to the Editor

June 15, 2018
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Making better neighborhoods To the Editor, As I observed the birthday remembrance in last week’s East Boston Times on Junior Lombardi still remembered so much after nearly 15 years. I am sure many in our community remember him as one of those building blocks that create neighborhoods. Buildings don’t make neighborhoods, active community people...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 15, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 15, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 15, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Sports 06-13-2018

June 15, 2018
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East Boston High baseball defeated, 1-0, at state tournament After losing 13 players to graduation and a transfer, East Boston High School (EBHS) baseball entered this season with a goal to reach the state tournament. Having reached that goal, the eighth-seeded Jets were unable to advance farther, as the ninth-seeded Salem High School defeated...

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Obituaries 06-13-2018

June 15, 2018
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Joyce Maria Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Joyce M. (Masciulli) Maria of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at home on June 8 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. The beloved wife of William Maria, she was the loving daughter of Edith (Carbone) and the late Ralph...

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Field Day Fun

June 12, 2018
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Field Day Fun

Kindergartners running on the filed during East Boston Central Catholic School’s May 31 Filed Day

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Friends Hold Special Luncheon for John Nucci

June 12, 2018
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Friends Hold Special Luncheon for John Nucci

Throughout his career, whether in politics or at Suffolk University, John Nucci has always surrounded himself with close friends and confidants that advised him, mentored him and, most of all, lifted his spirits when he was down. Last Friday at Rino’s Place in Eastie close friends like former Senate President Robert Travaglini, Al Caldarelli,...

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Police Identify Victim Of Shore Plaza Shooting

June 12, 2018
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The man who was shot and killed at Shore Plaza housing development on Border Street Friday has been identified as 29-year-old Taquise Johnson. Just before midnight Friday officers from District A-7 responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the area of 800 Border Street (Shore Plaza). Police located an adult male victim,...

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MBTA to Test Late-Night Bus Service

June 12, 2018
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Back in 2017 Rep. Adrian Madaro testified at the MBTA Fiscal Control and Management Board on the MBTA’s late-night service that fell victim to a $9 million budget cut, but remains essential to many hard-working East Boston commuters that rely on late night service to get to and from jobs downtown. “This is of...

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EBNHC’s Annual Art of Health Care Event Set for this Evening

June 12, 2018
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On Wednesday, June 6, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will hold its sixth annual Art of Health Care event at their Maverick Square building. This year the annual innovative fundraiser to celebrate EBNHC’s mission in the community and the healing impact of art will pay special tribute to former City Councilor and current...

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Zumix and Local DJs to Hold Fundraiser for Zumix

June 12, 2018
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On Friday, over twenty local disc jockeys from Boston’s past and present will help Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and performing arts program for youth, raise money for the local non-profit’s 94.9FM Zumix Radio and teen programs. At the Zumix Firehouse on Sumner Street the ‘Boston DJs for Zumix’ event will bring together Boston...

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Community News Briefs

June 12, 2018
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Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee East Boston Republicans will meet Tuesday evening, June 12, at Jeveli’s Restaurant at 6:00 p.m.  At the meeting the discussion will include the Massachusetts Republican Convention held in Worcester April 28, and preparations for the 2018 electoral campaigns.  Registered Republicans and unenrolled voters are cordially invited to attend.  We...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

June 12, 2018
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MacLeod graduates WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) began its 150th Commencement celebrations with the graduate students’ ceremony on Thursday, May 10, awarding nearly 830 master’s and doctoral degrees. Marissa Freda of Winthrop, Mass., was awarded a master of science degree in bioscience administration. Julia MacLeod of Boston, Mass., was awarded a master of science...

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Boston Harbor Now’s Boston Harbor for All Holds Tour in Eastie

June 12, 2018
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Last Wednesday Boston Harbor Now and Piers Park Sailing Center Executive Director Alex DeFronzo led a tour of East Boston as part of Boston Harbor Now’s Boston Harbor for All symposium. The group led by Boston Harbor Now and DeFronzo included climate experts, residents, longtime advocates, and property owners. The group spent the morning...

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East Boston Native, Nigel Robinson, Awarded Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

June 12, 2018
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Nigel Robinson, a 2014 graduate of Bucknell University, and East Boston native, was awarded a 2018 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career as a...

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East Boston Savings Bank Announces New Strategic Alliance with Starkweather & Shepley Insurance

June 12, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), and Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that will allow both financial service institutions the ability to offer a full line of commercial, personal and life insurance products. The formation of this alliance will enable both organizations to expand the services...

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Piers Park Sailing Center and East Boston Social Centers Receive Grant

June 12, 2018
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Piers Park Sailing Center and East Boston Social Centers are two of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program. The two East Boston organizations were chosen from a total of 597 applicants during a competitive review process. Representatives from Piers Park Sailing Center and East...

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NOAH Briefs Residents on Condor Street Project

June 12, 2018
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The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) held its first in a series of community meetings last week in Eagle Hill since being picked by the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) as the designated developer of a city-owned parcel on Condor Street across from the Hess site. NOAH was one of three proposals...

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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

June 12, 2018
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring the Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and registering...

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House Passes Legislation to Support and Honor Military Veterans

June 12, 2018
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Rep. Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to support Massachusetts’ veterans and military families including an important provision to make more veterans eligible for property tax exemptions by relaxing the residency requirements. This bill builds upon the Commonwealth’s legacy as a national leader for the number of...

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Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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Showing support To the East Boston Community: It always amazes me to see how the East Boston community bands together to show their support of the YMCA of Greater Boston and the East Boston YMCA. People of all ages, income levels, and backgrounds step up, mostly because they have been personally touched by our...

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

June 12, 2018
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Graduation Day is one of the few occasions that brings a smile to the faces of everyone in a community, regardless of whether they know a graduate. It is an occasion when all of us share in the joy — and pride — that graduation day marks in the lives of our young people....

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