Letters to the Editor

June 3, 2016
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Will it be cost effective? To the editor, As I read  about the return of ferry service in Boston Harbor, I wondered whether or not it would be cost-effective for  Boston  today. Is there is a pressing need for such water shuttle service at this time? I am old enough to remember riding a...

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Obituaries 06-01-2016

June 3, 2016
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Dorothy Mansfield Of East Boston Dorothy (Torrey) Mansfield of East Boston died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on May 26. The beloved wife of the late William Mansfield, she was the devoted mother of Kathleen Payzra and Sarah Ann Chiouchiolo, cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of five and is also survived by many loving nieces...

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The Sport of Sailing

May 27, 2016
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The Sport of Sailing

Nyles Nedd, Poonaty Sophorlrath (showing his muscles), Vanessa Garces and Paula Diez of the East Boston High Sailing team. The team began last spring and is finding its footing as a serious sailing team.

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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday

May 27, 2016
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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday

By John Lynds On Thursday May 26 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. former State Representative and Chief Secretary for Governor Charlie Baker, Carlo Basile, will host the 8th Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club Camp Scholarship Breakfast at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston.  Tickets for the event are still...

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Trinity Financial Breaks Ground on $71 Million Boston East Waterfront Development Project

May 27, 2016
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Trinity Financial Breaks Ground on $71 Million Boston East Waterfront Development Project

By John Lynds East Boston CDC (Community Development Corporation) Director Al Caldarelli has patiently waited for 45 years to develop the Boston East Site on Border Street along the neighborhood’s waterfront. “I was recently looking through our old development plans from 1971 and we had this site as a potential site for the CDC...

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Sen Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn In

May 27, 2016
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Sen Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chamber Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), was officially sworn in as the new first Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven-man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger, Boncore...

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Officials to Cut Ribbon on Greenway Extension

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds City and state officials will cut the ribbon on the final stretch of the long-awaited East Boston Greenway Extension Thursday. The ceremony will take place Thursday, May 26 at 12:45 p.m. The final section was completed by the City of Boston and will connect the Massport section near Wood Island Marsh...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Obituaries 05-25-2016

May 27, 2016
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Edith Hunt Former East Boston resident Edith (Nastari) Hunt of Lexington, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on May 22. She was the devoted mother of Nadine Solomon of Arlington; dear sister of Eleanora Olivolo and the late Rose DeFeo, Gus, Al, Anthony and Ralph Nastari; cherished grandmother of Joseph Solomon and his wife, Deborah, adored great grandmother of Jacob...

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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

May 20, 2016
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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

The five Wounded Vet honorees and special guest Lt. Col. Thomas Armas release doves at the end of the Wounded Vet Motorcycle run at Suffolk Downs last Saturday. The honorees are, from left, Sgt. Peter Damon, of Middleboro; Sgt. Eric Rodriguez of California; Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, Spc. Sean Pesce of Connecticut, and Staff Sgt....

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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

May 20, 2016
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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

By John Lynds This month Zumix, East Boston’s popular youth music and arts program, received its building permit from the City of Boston to begin construction on a FM radio antenna at East Boston High School. To help celebrate Zumix getting closer to launching its FM station in June, WBUR teamed up with the...

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Law Day a Huge Success in Eastie

May 20, 2016
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Law Day a Huge Success in Eastie

By John Lynds For 40 years the East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court has celebrated Law Day and teamed up with local schools to expose students to the local court, its inner workings and how the court process works. This year students from grade schools in Eastie and Winthrop took part in...

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Project Update:Lendlease Moves Forward On Clippership Wharf

May 20, 2016
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Project Update:Lendlease Moves Forward On Clippership Wharf

By John Lynds At a recent community meeting, developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project sat down with East Boston residents, local officials and community organizers at the Maverick Landing Community Room to provide updates on the project. Lendlease plans to develop 12 acres of land and Boston Harbor waterfront in Eastie. The...

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Overall Crime was Down 25 Percent in First Quarter

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds Despite two shocking homicides of teens in September overall crime in East Boston was is down 25 percent in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the same time period during the previous year. At a recent community meeting Monday, Captain Kelley McCormick, Sergeant Jimmy Martin and Officer Danny Simons...

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Sister of Meridian Street Bridge Victim Files Lawsuit

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The sister of the East Boston woman crushed to death on New Year’s Eve 2013 while crossing the Meridian Street Bridge has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston. The lawsuit filed by Mirna Hernandez, the sister of Aura Garcia, says both the city and bridge operator were negligent...

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A Great Cause

May 20, 2016
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Under beautiful skies, the Wounded Vet Ride with more than 6,000 motorcycles participating went through parts of our community last weekend.  The Ride helped raise funds for four local veterans who were wounded in combat overseas. The idea of the ride was first started by Winthrop resident Andrew Biggio and former East Boston State...

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Obituaries 05-18-2016

May 20, 2016
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John Bruttaniti Award Winning Chelsea Police Officer John P. Bruttaniti, Chelsea Police Officer of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12. He was 41 years old. John, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on...

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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

May 13, 2016
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Organizers of Street Piano Program Looking for an Eastie Partner

By John Lynds With the deadline for local organizations to apply to host a Street Piano in East Boston set for Thursday, May 12, the organization that brought the city  artist Luke Jerram’s Popular Art Installment Play Me, I’m Yours street piano program is looking for a neighborhood partner for fall 2016. “The application...

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Library Painting Receives National Grant

May 13, 2016
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Library Painting Receives National Grant

By John Lynds When East Boston library janitor Paul Carley was cleaning out the former Meridian Street branch before it closed its doors for good he came across something interesting–an old dusty painting tucked away in a basement closet. What Carley didn’t realize right away was he found a long lost Eastie treasure. It...

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

May 13, 2016
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off Community-Supported Agriculture Program

By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At a community meeting Monday night, EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering...

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Division of Banks Approves EBSB Mobile Bank Truck

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Division of Banks (MDB) signed off on East Boston Savings Bank’s plan to put the local bank on wheels. The MDB’s decision approved EBSB’s notice to establish a mobile branch office and wrote there was no objection to the plan in its decision. EBSB Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano...

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JPNA Approves Sumner Street Project

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted at their May meeting Monday night 23 to 1 in favor of a market rate rental development on Sumner Street. The proposal plans to combine six lots at 287-391 Sumner St and 10 Sumner Pl., demolish the current home at 387-391 Sumner St. and build...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was East Boston’s turn to do its part in Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boston Shines clean-up campaign. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for a clean-up of the streets and open spaces in our neighborhoods. But the rain did not deter residents from coming out with brooms and bags and shovels...

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