Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Supporting Ed Deveau Dear Editor: As a lifelong resident of East Boston and someone whose family has lived in the community for over a century, I have deep roots here. I care passionately about our future and the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I have seen many changes to the neighborhood. The...

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More Substance Counselors are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Obituaries 02-11-2015

February 12, 2015
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Gregory Hannon Of Florida, formerly of East Boston Gregory T. Hannon of Callaway, Florida died at the Bay Medical Center Covenant Hospice Center in Panama City, Florida on January 4 after a short battle with heart disease. He was 65 years old. Mr. Hannon was a son of the late Robert J. and Ruth...

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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

February 9, 2015
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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

Digging out–yet again. An East Boston resident tries his best to remove snow Monday after a significant storm that dumped another foot of snow on the Hub. This was the second major storm in less than a week to blanket Boston with snow–leaving residents to dream of an early spring.

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Shared Economy, AirBNB, Pits Innovation Versus Regulation in Neighborhoods

February 9, 2015
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Eastie’s Charlie Livingston was going about a normal workday last fall when he suddenly got a shocking call from his neighbor. “There’s some guys in your backyard with suitcases looking around and speaking what I think is German,” the neighbor told him. “It was about 2:35 p.m. and my neighbor called and he’s telling...

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More Snow

February 9, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast. What we noticed from the...

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Congratulations New England Patriots

February 9, 2015
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In what is being called the best Super Bowl in history – at least from a New England Patriots fan’s viewpoint – the hometown team captured its fourth Vince Lombardi Championship Trophy with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Seattle. We’ve been fortunate over the last 15 years to watch the greatest quarterback (Tom Brady),...

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Suffolk Downs Possible Site for 2024 Olympic Stadium

February 9, 2015
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To many living in East Boston, Suffolk Downs Racetrack’s 160 plus acres of land was a logical place to build a temporary Olympic Stadium. That idea was confirmed by Boston 2024 organizers last week when Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell said at a press conference that his group would look at “Suffolk Downs if...

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LaMattina Gets Key Committee Assignments

February 9, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I am honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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Report Issued on BRA

February 9, 2015
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There were some that predicted a new mayor of Boston would attempt to dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority and strip Boston’s planning and economic development agency of its far reaching power in Boston. After assuming office last year, one of Mayor Martin Walsh’s top priorities was a reorganization of the BRA and launched an...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should Be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s hotel tax. The bill makes...

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Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many. It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money that...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2015
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Proud to call East Boston home Dear Editor: When deciding to buy my first home in 2010, I chose East Boston.  While this may make me a relative newcomer, I am so proud to call East Boston my home.  On March 3, we’ll elect our next State Representative – a person who will have...

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Obituaries 02-04-2015

February 9, 2015
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Emilia DiFeo Of East Boston Emilia (Grosso) DiFeo of East Boston died on January 27. She was in her 104th year. The beloved wife of the late Antonio DiFeo, she was the loving mother of Salvatore DiFeo and his wife, Aida of Argentina, Carmine DiFeo and his wife, Ann of East Boston, Michela Natale...

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Patriots Super Send-off

January 30, 2015
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Patriots Super Send-off

Players from the East Boston and Winthrop High School football teams line up to help send-off the New England Patriots on Monday at Logan International Airport. Following a rally on City Hall Plaza the Pats traveled to Logan to depart for Arizona where they will take on the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in Super Bowl...

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The Blizzard of 2015

January 30, 2015
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The Blizzard of 2015

East Boston residents begin digging out along Bennington Street Tuesday after the historic blizzard dumped 24.4 inches of snow in Boston from Monday night through Tuesday evening. Winter Storm Juno shut down roads, the MBTA and grounded flights at Logan Airport.

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City to Foot Repair Bill on Wall Near ‘Rockies’

January 30, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) recently announced that the city has agreed to fund the repair of the crumbling wall behind the Samuel Adams Elementary School that abuts the open space known locally as the ‘Rockies’. For years the wall has been in dire need of repairs and residents in the area have...

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Capuano Named Ranking Member on House Transportation Comm.

January 30, 2015
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U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was named Ranking Member on the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials–a subcommittee that will oversee any future plans to ship ethanol via train into the area. However, Capuano said he doesn’t expect Global Oil, a company that was met with widespread opposition in East Boston,...

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EBSB Continues to Invest in East Boston Neighborhood

January 30, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank Chairman and CEO Dick Gavegnano announced this week that the bank’s total assets increased $596.4 million, or 22.2 percent, from $2.682 billion to $3.279 billion from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014. The bank has also been able to raise $325 million in capitol that is going right back...

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Letters to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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Supports Madaro for State Representative A message from Mary Ellen Welch, President of the East Boston Greenway Council, Airport activist, former Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Chair, and lifelong East Boston community leader. Dear Friends, Because Carlo Basile has resigned as State Representative for East Boston to take a position in the Baker administration, there...

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Sports 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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East Boston High vs. Everett High in varsity hockey action Everett High and East Boston High clashed in a varsity hockey match in Everett on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m.  The game was toe to toe, with both teams controlling the puck equally.  During the 2nd period, East Boston did its best to...

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Obituaries 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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Marilyn Flynn Member of Winthrop Elks Marilyn J. (Ginsburg) Flynn of Winthrop passed away suddenly on January 14. She was 70 years old. Raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High in 1962, married her high school sweetheart, David Flynn (who passed away in December of 2013) and then moved to Winthrop. They were...

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Joe Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Representative

January 26, 2015
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Today, Joe Ruggiero officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District, representing East Boston. “East Boston is my home, and I want to represent my family and neighbors in the Legislature to ensure that they have a strong voice – one of their own – on Beacon Hill,” said Ruggiero. “We need...

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