Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector Back on MBTA’s Radar?

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds Significant development in East Boston, Revere and along the MBTA Blue Line corridor has the MBTA re-examining the stalled Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector. At an October 30 MBTA board meeting, board chairman Joseph Aiello asked agency staff for an update on what building the connector would entail. According to Boston Globe, at the...

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Probe Into Russian-Backed Facebook Ads Hits Home

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds A Congressional probe into Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election has uncovered pro-Trump ads that were allegedly purchased by the Russians on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. One Facebook ad released by Congress last week made mention of the October, 2016 shooting of Officers Richard Cintolo and...

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Kiwanis Kicks Off Annual Holiday Food Drive for Grace Church

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds Each year East Boston Kiwanis Club members and volunteers kick off the holiday season by teaming up with East Boston Savings Bank and Shaw’s Supermarket shoppers to collect canned goods for Eastie’s most vulnerable residents. On November 1, outside of Shaw’s in Liberty Plaza, Kiwanis President John Schwagerl, club members Buddy...

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Webster Bank Awards CRA Grant to NOAH

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) received a boost for its housing services last week from Webster Bank. NOAH was a recipient of a $3,500 Community Reinvestment Act grant from Webster Bank. The money was part of $40,000 in Community Development grants to 11 Boston-area based nonprofits. NOAH Executive Director...

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Rep Madaro Named Public Advocate of the Year Award by the Greater Boston Food Bank

November 11, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro, whose career in public service began as Chief of Staff in former Rep. Carlo Basile’s office, said one of the main issues he worked on then and continues to work on today is food insecurity for hundreds of residents. Since being elected Madaro has been...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2017

November 11, 2017
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District Seven Police Report October 29, 2017 Around 5:30am in the area of 28 Saratoga Street while investigating a call for a suspicious person, District Seven Officers place a Hispanic male from Beverly Mass under arrest for an outstanding warrant for Larceny of Automobile Accessories. Around 5:15pm District Seven Officers while on patrol in...

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Community Reinvestment Grants: Supporting the Groups That Support Our Youth

November 11, 2017
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By Suffolk DA Dan Conley Some of the most important work we do as prosecutors is not inside the walls of a courtroom but out in the community.  In particular, guiding young people toward positive influences, helping them avoid unhealthy choices, and supporting safe activities is vital to ensuring their wellbeing and that of...

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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 11, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description. So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...

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The Person You Have to Fear is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 11, 2017
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The mass-shooting-of-the-week in America that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music...

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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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Its was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...

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Obituaries 11-08-2017

November 11, 2017
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Michael Clarence Habicht Of Boston’s North End Michael Clarence Habicht of Boston’s North End passed away on October 31at the age of 60. He was the beloved father of Michael R. BernardinelliHabicht; devoted son of Marie (Salvati) Ramos and the late Michael Habicht, dear brother of Carolyn Falanga and loving fiance of Marina Pashchenko....

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Mayor Walsh says City Will Take Immediate Action to Protect Eastie from Climate Change

November 3, 2017
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Mayor Walsh says City Will Take Immediate Action to Protect Eastie from Climate Change

By John Lynds The Biblical Noah built an ark and herded two of every creature aboard to survive the great flood that lasted 120 days before God set him and all of earth’s creatures safely on the mountains of Ararat. East Boston’s NOAH (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing) is not going to build an ark...

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Eagle Hill Civic Association Roundup

November 3, 2017
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Eagle Hill Civic Association Roundup

By John Lynds The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted to approve several project at its October meeting held last Wednesday night at East Boston High School. First up, members voted 20-10 to support the project at 268 Bremen Street. The project calls for razing an existing structure and replace it with three family...

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City of Boston Briefs Residents on New Police Station Project

November 3, 2017
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City of Boston Briefs Residents on New Police Station Project

By John Lynds There was some confusion at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting over exactly what is included in the city’s plans to construct a brand new state of the art police station in Eagle Hill at the City Yards. On one hand, residents said they specifically remember a meeting...

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Candidates Head into the Final Stretch

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds With the municipal election set for next Tuesday, Nov. 7 candidates for District 1 City Council and Mayor of Boston are making final preparations for what is sure to be an exciting election day. As of today, the Election Day forecast suggests a slight chance of rain but relatively warm election...

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HYM Holds First Abutters Meeting Regarding Suffolk Downs

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien held what he said was the first in a series of abutters meetings with neighbors of Suffolk Downs Racetrack Monday night at the Don Orione Shrine.  O’Brien and his partners recently purchased the 161-acre racetrack, and is planning a large, mixed, use development on...

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Mural on Greenway to Feature Eastie Grandmothers

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds The city’s Director of the Mayor’s Mural Crew Heidi Schork revealed some of the panels that will part of an upcoming mural down at the East Boston Greenway. Schork and the Mural Crew recently finished one mural in Eastie on Paris Street side of Dr. Dental that featured immigrants CarmelloScire and...

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Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises 15K though Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

November 3, 2017
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Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar check from Kelly Auto Group. Kelly Auto Group with locations in Lynnfield, Beverly and Danvers, MA, who recently became aware of the storied 24 karat gold plated motorcycle...

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City Picks East Boston CDC as Hess Site Developer

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last October, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) named the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) as the tentative designated developer of the Hess Site on Condor Street. The CDC beat out two other proposals, a renewable recycling facility, and a climate controlled greenhouse that would provide the Boston area...

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Excel Academy Partners with Teach for America, Fundación MAPFRE

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week Excel Academy Charter School staff joined Teach for America and Fundación MAPFRE to distribute school supplies to students as part of a new partnership between the school and the two agencies. Aside from the school supply distribution last week, the partnership between Excel, Fundación MAPFRE and Teach for America...

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Attorney General Maura Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards

November 3, 2017
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Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7th. “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the district,”...

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Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical

November 3, 2017
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By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms claimed lives, flooded our coastline, and caused major damage...

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Building A Future For All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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Fond memories Dear Editor:, The news that Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira’s passing brought back memories to me of the early 1980s when I was a writer on the East Boston Community News when I was still residing in Charlestown. I remember the newspaper office just outside Maverick Square across from the bank building on Meridian Street....

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