East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

June 24, 2016
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East Boston K-Trust Scholarship Banquet

Pictured at the K-Trust Scholarship Banquett are: standing left to right, Buddy Mangini (K-Trust Board), George Gambale (K-Trust Board), Annabelle Aguirre, Nicole Frangolini, Diana Hernandez, Raymond Albanese, Jasmine Nijjar, Mary Jane Barber (EB Kiwanis President), Phil Freehan (K-Trust President), Carolyn Searles, Marie-Claire Ohman, Esteban Enrique, Daylin Dominguez Lopez, Ryan Sherman, Devon Sherman, and Marisa...

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EBHS Class of 2016

June 24, 2016
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EBHS Class of 2016

Here comes the East Boston High School Class of 2016.

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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

June 24, 2016
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Murder Victim Identified as Eastie Teenager

By John Lynds She moved here from El Salvador when she was 14-years-old for a better life but that short life ended in a garage on Princeton Street last week. Police have identified the remains of the girl found in a garage suffering from traumatic injuries as 19-year-old Blanca Lainez of East Boston. Lainez...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed in East Boston

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Newton based Happy Valley Ventures LLC is pitching a medical marijuana dispensary at 220 McClellan Highway. The address is the same address of a failed medical marijuana dispensary pitched in 2014 that did not receive Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) approval. Chairman and Founder of Happy Valley, Michael Reardon said...

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Rheaume Named New Bradley School Principal

June 24, 2016
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By John Lynds This week Boston Public Schools announced that Claire Rheaume will replace retiring principal, Linda Manzo, at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School in East Boston.  Rheaume will officially take over the reigns from Manzo during the 2016/2017 school year but began shadowing the outgoing principal to get to know the Bradley...

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Eastie Schools to Receive Art Grant

June 24, 2016
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Five East Boston schools will share in $680,000 in grants for art expansion. The schools in Eastie are among elementary, middle and high schools and 34 arts partners to continue to expand arts learning opportunities in schools, and to nonprofit arts organizations to provide professional development for BPS arts teachers. EdVestors, an urban education...

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When We Needed It Most,The World Came to Orlando’s Aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our City remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our City...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Judge John Ligotti

June 24, 2016
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Although it has been more than 40 years since John Ligotti served as the Clerk Magistrate of the East Boston District Court, there are many residents of this area who still recall a man who helped so many individuals and families during a period in their lives when they were in crisis. As a...

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Obituaries 06-22-2016

June 24, 2016
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Anthony Pacitta Lifelong East Boston resident Anthony Pacitta, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully at the Don Orione Home. He was 81 years old. He was the son the late Anthony and Louise Pacitta; devoted father of Debbie; loving brother to Robert and his wife, Kathy Pacitta; uncle to Craig and...

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EBHS Prom

June 17, 2016
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EBHS Prom

Marianna Medina, Angelia Molina, and Mellisa Ruiz looking elegant in their gowns at the East Boston High School Prom at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor on Thursday, June 9.

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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands,Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

June 17, 2016
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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands,Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Council President Michelle Wu traveled this week to the Netherlands and Denmark to attend a conference sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. The GRC, a group made up of leaders of Boston’s...

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Eastie Holds ‘Walk for Peace’ to Address Violence

June 17, 2016
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Eastie Holds ‘Walk for Peace’ to Address Violence

By John Lynds With an uptick in shootings in and around Maverick Landing, the community again joined the Boston Police Department’s top brass to hold a ‘Walk for Peace:’ in the neighborhood Monday night. The walk also focused on the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub...

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Sen Boncore Secures Funding for EBNHC:Money to Combat Opioid Abuse

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds After being sworn in on Thursday, May 18, East Boston Senator Joseph Boncore has hit the ground running. Boncore, who won the seat during a special election to replace former Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, was able to secure funding to battle opioid abuse in the district, voted to supported the Fair Share...

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East Boston Celebrates Gay Pride Week With Piers Park Flag Raising Ceremony

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds In light of the Orlando terrorist attack that targeted members of Florida’s gay community and left 49 innocent victims dead, East Boston’s Todd Antonellis’s speech about his struggles as a gay man in Boston seems more significant and poignant in lieu of the events in Florida last weekend. Antonellis was this...

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Trinity Submits ENF Filing for Orient Heights Housing Development

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Trinity Financial has filed its Environmental Notification Form (ENF) with the state outlining their plans for the Orient Heights Housing Development project. “The Project involves the construction  of new two-five  story buildings, in a combination  of town homes  and  mid-rises,” according to the letter filed with the BRA. “A  total  of ...

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Congratulations,EBHS Class of 2016

June 17, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Obituaries 06-15-2016

June 17, 2016
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Leon DeRosa, Sr. 40 Year member of Revere Elks Leon DeRosa, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Revere, died on June 12. Leon loved his family very much and relished the time spent together.  He enjoyed visiting hobby shops and had a collection of model trains.  Leon was an avid sports fan with hockey being his...

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Rehab Completed

June 10, 2016
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Rehab Completed

Flanked by the LoPresti Family, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joins City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Councilor- at-Large Annissa Essaibi George and community members in cutting the ribbon on the newly rehabbed LoPresti Park last Thursday.

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Coming Home with the Winning Run

June 10, 2016
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Coming Home with the Winning Run

East Boston High School players rush to embrace pitcher Euddy Brito as he tags home plate, giving Eastie a 5-4 victory over St. Mary’s in the State Tournament.

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EBNHC to Host 4th Annual Art of Health Care Event Tonight

June 10, 2016
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EBNHC to Host 4th Annual Art of Health Care Event Tonight

By John Lynds On Wednesday, June 8 (tonight) the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will hold its Fourth Annual Art of Health Care event at their Maverick Square building starting at 5 p.m. This year the annual innovative fundraiser to celebrate EBNHC’s mission in the community and the healing impact of art will pay...

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DND to Hold Meeting on CDC’s Meridian Street Library Proposal:Residents Start Online Petition Calling for Project to be Sent Back Out to Bid

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a contentious Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting last month regarding changes to the former Meridian Street Library project, the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) Director Sheila Dillon said DND will hold a community meeting to discuss the changes and get feedback from residents. The meeting will be held...

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Mayor Walsh Cuts Ribbon on Completed LoPresti Park

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Last Thursday following his annual coffee hour, Mayor Martin Walsh, flanked by the LoPresti Family, cut the ribbon on the completed LoPresti Park along East Boston waterfront on Sumner Street. The park is named after former East Boston State Senator Michael LoPresti. The long awaited rehab to the park included the...

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Investigation:Two Incidents,One Fatal, at Belle Isle Marsh

June 10, 2016
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An elderly man died following injuries suffered at Belle Isle Marsh that may be connected to an attacked of another elderly man three days later State Police said. The man who died after was a longtime Eastie resident. State Police are now increasing high-visibility patrols in the Belle Isle Marsh area starting immediately. “The...

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