Obituaries 06-28-2017

June 30, 2017
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Dineen Zirpolo Of East Boston Dineen M. Zirpolo of East Boston passed away on June 24. She was the cherished mother of Robert Montemorano, Jr. and his companion, Adrianna of East Boston; beloved daughter of John and Cora Ranauro of East Boston; loving sister of Cindy Zirpolo of East Boston, Lorna Gobbi and her...

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Sailing into Boston

June 23, 2017
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Sailing into Boston

One of the large Tall Ships passing by Piers Park in East Boston.

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Positive Impact:Longtime EBNHC Employee Honored at Art of Health Care Event

June 23, 2017
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Positive Impact:Longtime EBNHC Employee Honored at Art of Health Care Event

By John Lynds Paula McNabb-Ippolito, Director of Pediatrics at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, was honored last Tuesday evening with the Health Center’s Maestro Award at the Fifth Annual Art of Health Care Event. McNabb-Ippolito, who has worked at the EBNHC for over four decades, has been tireless advocate for the children in...

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Edward “Eddie C” Contilli, Beloved Bar Owner,Former Boston Police Officer Dies at 69

June 23, 2017
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Edward “Eddie C” Contilli, Beloved Bar Owner,Former Boston Police Officer Dies at 69

By John Lynds Edward “Eddie C” Contilli, the boisterous owner of Eddie C’s bar in Maverick Square who was a much a part of the fabric of the community as the square itself, has died. Mr. Contilli passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 16 after a courageous battle with...

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Vine and Barley Gets JPNA Okay for Full Liquor License

June 23, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Tuesday evening, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of allowing the owner of Vine and Barley to seek a full liquor license from the state for his Sumner Street store. Nick Patel took over the small convenient store at 326 Sumner St. several years ago and turned the...

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Massport Responds to Noise Complaints, Runway Work Should be Completed This Week

June 23, 2017
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By John Lynds One of the downsides of living next door to a major international airport is obviously the noise. In May, Massport began a resurfacing project on Runway 4R-22L, a runway that typically handles over 30 percent of Logan’s arrivals on a daily basis. The rerouting arriving planes to Runway 15-32 has caused...

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Sen Boncore Endorses Lydia Edwards

June 23, 2017
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First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator Joseph Boncore has endorsed East Boston resident Lydia Edwards for the District 1 City Council seat. Edwards, who is running against fellow Eastie resident Margaret Farmer and North End resident Stephen Passacantilli, is hoping to represent Eastie, the North End and Charlestown following the elections this fall. Boncore...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Obituaries 06-21-2017

June 23, 2017
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Edward Contilli, Sr. Boston Police Department retiree, owned of “Eddie C’s” in Maverick Square Edward Contilli, Sr. of South Hamilton, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday evening, June 16. Edward or ‘Eddie’ as many knew him, was born in Boston on February 25, 1948 to the...

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Let’s Get Movin’ 5K

June 17, 2017
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Let’s Get Movin’ 5K

Though these future runners are a little young to enter, they still attended the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ program teamed up with the New Balance Foundation for the 6th Annual Let’s Get Movin’ 5K.

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East Boston High School Prom

June 17, 2017
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East Boston High School Prom

East Boston High School held its prom on June 8, at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. Pictured are Sarah Benat, Senior Class Advisor; Sarah Rizzo, vice president; Anthony Rizzo, treasurer; Kimberly Flores, secretary; Ariana DiStefano, co-president; Nicole Oliveira, co-president; and Andrew Faiz, Senior Class Advisor.

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Local Resident Walk to Support Marfan/EDS Research

June 17, 2017
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Local Resident Walk to Support Marfan/EDS Research

By John Lynds Just before she turned 3-years-old, Beth Villani’s daughter, Hannah was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. “Our daughter was diagnosed in January at just age 2 years and 10 months,” said Villani. “I will be honest and say that hearing that news broke my heart.  When the doctor told me we would have...

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Governor Charlie Baker Addresses the East Boston Chamber of Commerce

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday morning at Spinelli’s in Day Square, Governor Charlie Baker addressed members of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce and updated the community on some of the initiatives his administration is doing to improve life in Eastie and the Commonwealth through supporting education, infrastructure and small businesses. Baker said small...

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PPSC Youth Enrollment at Almost 200 Participants

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Just a few short months ago it looked as though East Boston would forever lose its beloved community sailing program. At the end of the sailing season last fall Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was forced to layoff its year-round employees because there was no money left to keep the program...

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East Boston YMCA and NOAH Receive Better Beaches Grant

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Both the East Boston YMCA and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) were recipients of the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s annual Better Beaches grant program. The two Eastie non-profits were among 27 organizations along the state’s shoreline that will run free activities for residents this summer. The YMCA received $2,500...

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School Department Holds First Build BPS Workshop in East Boston

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds During his last State of the City Mayor Martin Walsh said he is committing $1 billion to Boston Public School (BPS) buildings to catalyze long-term investment. The commitment was the culmination of information that city officials have been collecting on Boston’s student population, school facilities, and neighborhoods. This information has been...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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A great example To the Editor: The Gove Street Citizens Association would like to thank the team at the City Realty Group for their continued community outreach in the East Boston Community in relation to their development activities. The City Realty Group has recently donated 10 computers to the Samuel Adams Elementary School for...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Obituaries 06-14-2017

June 17, 2017
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Frank ‘Hank’ D’Annolfo Of East Boston Frank “Hank” D’Annolfo of East Boston passed away on June 5. He was 83 years old. A US Army veteran, he was the cherished son of the late Frank and Mary (Rizzo) D’Annolfo, the dear brother of the late Ida Lamattina (who recently passed away on May 11),...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 9, 2017
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Battle of Noddle Island

Sashia Flores played with a kite during the 3rd Annual Battle of Noddle Island Re-Enactment and celebration on Saturday afternoon, June 3, at the Condor Urban Wild.

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Lots of Security Expected at Historic Ship Parade

June 9, 2017
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Lots of Security Expected at Historic Ship Parade

By John Lynds With over one million spectators and 49 historic sailing ships from 13 nations converging on Boston Harbor on Saturday, June 17 the 2017 parade of sailing ships is expected to be an exciting afternoon on the city’s waterfront. However, while the event will be a fun-filled day for Boston residents and...

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A Look Inside Boston’s Traffic Management Center

June 9, 2017
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A Look Inside Boston’s Traffic Management Center

By John Lynds Inside the City of Boston’s Traffic Management Center last week Boston Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly was keeping a close eye on the traffic in East Boston during rush hour where Gillooly and his team have access to 400 cameras set up at intersections around the city. However, lately a...

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New Fresh Food Pilot Program Comes to Eastie Schools

June 9, 2017
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New Fresh Food Pilot Program Comes to Eastie Schools

By John Lynds School lunch, usually frozen food that’s prepackaged and reheated for the masses, has historically not been the most appetizing meal for students. However, for thousands of low-income students it may be the lion’s share of nutrition these kids get during the day. But what if school lunch was freshly made using...

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Eastie Part of Recent Mumps Outbreak

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The state’s Department of Public Health’s (DPH) spokeswoman Ann Scales confirmed that some of 12 new cases of mumps that are part of an ongoing outbreak in the area originated in East Boston. Since the end of March, 12 cases have been reported in Eastie, Boston, Chelsea and Revere among the...

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