Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

April 29, 2016
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Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

Mayor Martin Walsh has been encouraging local businesses and schools to come together in helping shape Boston’s future workforce by giving students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. On April 20, Stephen Whalen, Managing Partner of CRM Property Management Corp., distributed 30 new Chromebooks to Donald McKay and Umana Barnes students. “I think...

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Heating Up:Eversource and Channel Fish Square Off Again at OHNC Meeting

April 29, 2016
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By John Lynds Representatives from East Boston’s Chanel Fish and Eversource squared off again at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting. Again both parties presented the pros and cons of Eversource’s plans to build a substation City Yards directly across from American Legion Playground in Eagle Square. Chanel Fish’s attorney Don Berardi and...

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Pedestrian Death Prompts Officials to Look at Traffic Calming Measures

April 29, 2016
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By John Lynds He was known simply as ‘Mr. Kim” to residents and neighbors in Orient Heights Square. The gentle soul who ran Orient Heights Cafe, a small but popular Korean Food Restaurant in Orient Heights Square, was killed Saturday, April 16 while trying to cross Bennington Street at night with his wife. While...

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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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Massport Opens Its Doors

April 29, 2016
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More than 1,500 area students recently were allowed the opportunity to explore and touch first-hand the machinery and airplanes that are used every day at Logan International Airport at the Aviation and Maritime STEM Education Expo. As Massport CEO Thomas Glynn succinctly pointed out, “It is through organizations like Massport that students are exposed...

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Recognition Deserved

April 29, 2016
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In last week’s newspaper, there was an article about the East Boston Kiwanis Club helping to stock the shelves for the Grace Church Food Pantry. Actions such as these by our Kiwanis Club, and by many of our other service organizations, help to make East Boston the type of community that cares about its...

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Obituaries 04-27-2016

April 29, 2016
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Louise Pagliarulo Former East Boston resident Louise (Giancristiano) Pagliarulo of Medford and Wareham, formerly of East Boston, died on April 23. She was the beloved wife of the late George J. Pagliarulo; devoted mother of Anthony H. Pagliarulo and his companion, Sandra Connor of Boston and Lois Malerba of Medford and her late husband...

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Celebrating Boston Day

April 21, 2016
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Celebrating Boston Day

Armando Reyes-Cruz, Santiago Gutierrez, Edwin Guevara and Christian Hercules read “One Brave” with the fourth grade class at the Hugh O’Donnell School on Boston Day last Friday, April 15. Students all over the neighborhood pitched in on Boston Day to serve and volunteer.

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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

April 21, 2016
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Angela’s Cafe’s Second Location Receives Beer, Wine, and Cordials License

By John Lynds The drinks are flowing at Angela’s Cafe’s second location in East Boston at the former El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street. Angela’s recently received a beer, wine and cordials license and is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner indefinitely. Angela’s owner Luis Garcia said the new location did...

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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

April 21, 2016
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Democrats Rally Around Senate Nominee Joe Boncore

By John Lynds First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate nominee Joe Boncore and five other candidates that ran for the seat during Tuesday, April 12 special election put aside their differences and broke bread at Donna’s Restaurant last Thursday morning. The breakfast, hosted by State Democratic Committee Chairman, Sen. Thomas McGee, was aimed at...

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Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night on Bennington Street

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds A man was struck and killed Saturday night while trying to cross Bennington Street near Orient Heights Square. The incident occurred 10:15 p.m. when the adult man was trying to cross the large and busy intersection where Bennington and Saratoga Street meet. The red sedan was traveling southbound on Bennington Street...

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Phase Two:New Renderings Released of Construction at Pier I

April 21, 2016
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By John Lynds The developer of one of Eastie’s first large waterfront development project released new renderings of the Phase II of the project that began in January. Roseland, the developer of Portisde at Pier One, began driving the new structural piles as part of the project’s second phase. The construction team is now...

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Representative Adrian Madaro Approves Drug Offender Bill

April 21, 2016
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East Boston Representative Adrian Madaro joined his colleagues in the House to approve final passage of a new bill that would give back revoked licenses to drug offenders. An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension...

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Massachusetts’ Energy Sector Confronts Climate Change

April 21, 2016
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By Donald Jessome and Jeff Bishop Energy seemed much simpler before the global warming crisis. From the first days of federal regulation in the mid-1930s to the ‘deregulation’ era of the late 1990s, a basic underlying principle – maintaining a reliable power grid at affordable prices – has driven the electricity market. Today, worldwide...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 21, 2016
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Martin J. Walsh Mayor of Boston This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Thank you to all I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...

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Congratulations Joseph Boncore

April 21, 2016
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We congratulate Joseph Boncore on his victory in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary Special Election that was held April 12. Joe is unopposed in the general election on May 10, so he stands poised to become our next state senator and succeed Anthony Petruccelli in this esteemed position as one of 40 senators...

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Obituaries 04-20-2016

April 21, 2016
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Michael Garcia Worked at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Michael A. Garcia of East Boston, formerly of Norton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 13. Michael, a veteran of the US Coast Guard, worked for over 36 years at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He was a generous, hard-working man...

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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

April 14, 2016
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary:First Senator Nominated in History from Town of Winthrop

By Cary Shuman  Attorney Joseph Boncore won in his hometown of Winthrop by a decisive margin and showed strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District on his way to topping the ticket in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary held Tuesday. Boncore led the field of seven candidates in Winthrop with approximately 2,200...

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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

April 14, 2016
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Nobel Prize Winner Visits EBNHC

By John Lynds Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, paid a visit to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center last Wednesday afternoon to gain insight on how the Health Center’s programs benefit the community while staying true to its mission of delivering quality health care to people who may not have the ability of...

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Channel Fish Keeps Up Fight Against Substation

April 14, 2016
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By John Lynds In a neighborhood decimated by environmental risks that has played host to the region’s transportation infrastructure like Logan Airport and its jet fuel farms, three harbor tunnels and Route 1A, residents are becoming increasingly wary of Eversource’s plans to place a substation at the City Yards directly across from American Legion...

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NOAH Seeks Alternative Plans to Toll Plaza Project

April 14, 2016
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By John Lynds Last month MassDOT presented its plans to reconfigure East Boston’s toll plaza heading into the mouth of the Sumner Tunnel. However, poor attendance at that meeting coupled with public opinion that MassDOT is rushing the toll plaza project before any meaningful community process has some wanting the project to be reexamined....

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We Are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...

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Speaking of Our Children

April 14, 2016
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 Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz were all in East Boston last week — not to announce the roundup of gang members — but to celebrate the completion by the seventh graders at the Umana School of the Overcoming Violence/Your Future Your Decision program. This is the...

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