Candidate Lydia Edwards Continues Building Support

September 2, 2017
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Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards continues to build a grassroots organization following endorsements from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, the MBTA’s Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU 453), and the SEIU Massachusetts State Council, which alone represents 92,000 members in the Commonwealth. They join Lydia’s growing list of supporters, which...

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House and Senate Support Joint Resolution Condemning Racism and Discrimination

September 2, 2017
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The House and Senate joined Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and his colleagues in the Legislature to adopt a joint resolution formally denouncing white nationalist and neo-Nazi hate organizations, as well as condemning all forms of racism, discrimination, and violence. In response to the horrific and tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Senator...

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Dr Christina Ronchetti Joins Chiropractic Practice in East Boston

September 2, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Dr. Christina Ronchetti, who was raised in Everett and Gloucester, has joined the Chiropractic office with Dr. Brendan Corcoran at Spine Center North Shore at 1140 Saratoga St. in East Boston. Dr. Ronchetti has returned to the Boston area after ten years of working at a Chiropractic practice in Milwaukee, practicing...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2017
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I’m supporting Passacantilli There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the election to replace Sal LaMattina on the Boston City Council.  After researching the candidates and reading their platforms, I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli. As an East Boston voter, having elected officials who listen and respond to the concerns of the community...

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Climate Ready Boston Leaders Talk Resiliency in Boston Neighborhoods this Summer

September 2, 2017
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By Magdalena Ayed Make no mistake: East Boston is an island. Accessible only by bridge, tunnel or ferry, Eastie actually comprises five different islands that were linked to the rest of Boston with landfill in the early 1800s. Separated from mainland Boston by Boston Harbor, bordered on one end by Chelsea Creek, and including...

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We Must Stand United Against Hatred

September 2, 2017
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The swastika graffiti that was sprayed painted four different times on a proposed project in Lamson Court last week is deplorable and should be an anathema to all residents of our community. We agree with all elected officials, as well as those seeking office, that this type of racism has no place in our...

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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...

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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...

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Obituaries 08-30-2017

September 2, 2017
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Rosemarie “Rose” LaCedra Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Rosemarie ‘Rose’ LaCedra of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Somerville, passed away on August 23. She was 83 years old. The cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Sarah (Ardolino) Rizzuti, she was the beloved wife of Gary B. LaCedra; loving mother of Glenn,...

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Eastie Pride Celebration

August 31, 2017
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Eastie Pride Celebration

Rep. Adrian Madaro, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, APAC’s John White, Mayor Martin Walsh and Sen. Joseph Boncore cut the ceremonial cake to kickoff this year’s East Pride Day. John White, APAC’s longtime executive director was honored for his 50 years of service at this year’s Eastie Pride Day.

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Tassinari Receives Massport’s Donna Rauseo Scholarship

August 31, 2017
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Tassinari Receives Massport’s Donna Rauseo Scholarship

By John Lynds Massport announced the recipient of the annual scholarship honoring the memory of Donna Rauseo, a lifelong resident of East Boston and long-time employee of the Port Authority. Eastie resident Rachel Tassinari was awarded the $5,000 scholarship last week during a ceremony at Massport. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a female...

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Brewin’ in Eagle Hill

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Farmers Market featured two new faces this season. Jeremy Schleibaum and Kyle Fletcher have been at the weekly farmers market promoting the coffee company they recently launched, the Eagle Hill Coffee Company. Each Wednesday afternoon the duo hand out samples of their locally roasted Colombian...

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United Planet Puts Eastie as its Center

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Imagine traveling to Costa Rica and helping conservationists keep an eye on an endangered sea turtle population. How about traveling to Nepal and volunteering in a school?What if you had the opportunity to go to Ghana and help hospital staff improve access to health care? These are just some of the...

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Lighthouse Wood Working Sets Up Shop in Eastie

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Inside a small woodworking shop off McClellan Highway Lucas Jablonski is putting the finishing touches on the latest piece of furniture. The piece is a thirteen-foot long table made of reclaimed wood that has been carefully assembled and finished. “This is probably 200 year old wood that I got from a...

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Boston City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Releases Transportation Infrastructure Policy Proposal

August 31, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, East Boston resident and candidate for Boston City Council, released a transportation infrastructure policy proposal this week with recommendations to mitigate traffic congestion, parking issues, and public transportation deficiencies. “As a resident of East Boston, I have a vested interest in increasing the quality of life of my neighbors who deal with...

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New Management Company to Buy Don Orione Nursing

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds For over seventy years the Sons of the Divine Provence have been the owners of the Don Orione Nursing Home on Orient Avenue in East Boston. As Eastie’s only nursing home and rehab facility, the Don Orione has had a mixed reputation in the neighborhood over the years. Some years the...

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Passacantilli Releases Parks & Open Space Platform

August 31, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Parks & Open Space Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Welcoming parks and open spaces...

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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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IMPRESSED Dear Editor: I’m writing to voice my support for Stephen Passacantilli to be East Boston’s next District City Councilor.  As an East Boston voter, I’ve been impressed to see Stephen’s specific plans and proposals on issues like Seniors and Veterans.  As a lifelong Bostonian, Stephen has a clear understanding of the issues that...

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An Overdue Honor

August 31, 2017
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Anyone who knows John White knows he’d rather be out of the spotlight and busy doing his good work on behalf of the East Boston families he’s dedicated his life and career to. In October, Mr. White, East Boston APAC’s longtime Executive Director, will celebrate 50 years of advocating on behalf of the poor...

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Sports 08-23-2017

August 31, 2017
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Diamond Dandy Former Eastie resident Paul Sartori enjoying  success as manager of the Kingston Night Owls By Cary Shuman Paul Sartori played baseball in the East Boston Little League in the late-1960s and early 1970s. A half century later, Sartori is still involved in the game serving as the head coach of the Haverhill...

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Obituaries 08-23-2017

August 31, 2017
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Joseph Ciampa Of East Boston Joseph M. Ciampa of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 17. A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband for over 63 years of Antonetta “Netta” (Tiso) Ciampa, the devoted father of Joseph A. and Linda Ciampa of East Boston, Corinne Ciampa of Peabody, Robert and his wife,...

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Mass Dot EB Project

August 24, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Joins Elected Officials and CDC to Cut Ribbon on Paris Village Project

August 17, 2017
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Mayor Walsh Joins Elected Officials and CDC to Cut Ribbon on Paris Village Project

By John Lynds The former Salesian Boys & Girls Club building on Paris Street was a sanctuary for neighborhood children and oasis for working parents for decades. The club was a place that Eastie parents could send their kids and know they were in a a safe environment and thriving. Last Wednesday former club...

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Eastie Pride Day Set for Saturday, Annual Event to Honor John White

August 17, 2017
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Eastie Pride Day Set for Saturday, Annual Event to Honor John White

By John Lynds There are very few people whose name is synonymous with East Boston. For over 50 years East Boston APAC Executive Director John White has selflessly given back to the community he grew up in. It’s hard to find a family in Eastie that White hasn’t helped through the numerous social service...

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