Edwards Starts Term as New District 1 City Councilor

January 6, 2018
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Edwards Starts Term as New District 1 City Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new East Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up on Monday, Jan. 1, to be inaugurated with...

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Walsh Sworn in to Second Term:Plans to Expand East Boston School Lunch Program Citywide

January 6, 2018
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Walsh Sworn in to Second Term:Plans to Expand East Boston School Lunch Program Citywide

By John Lynds In front of a packed audience at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh took the Oath of Office for the second time as Mayor of Boston and vowed to expand the city’s school lunch pilot program that began in East Boston to all Boston Public Schools. Walsh was...

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Fourth Suspect Arraigned in Connection with Ketter’s Death

January 6, 2018
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By John Lynds A fourth suspect has been arraigned in the December 10 shooting death of an East Boston man on the corner of Orleans and Marginal Streets. Duncan Ketter’s lifeless body and that of a female friend were thrown from a car after an alleged marijuana deal gone bad. Immediately following the murder,...

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How’s The Water? PPSC Executive Director Takes Plunge into Harbor

January 6, 2018
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By John Lynds Most people wouldn’t dream of spending their birthday jumping into the freezing Boston Harbor on one of the coldest days of 2017 but that’s exactly what Piers Park Sailing Center’s Executive Director Alex DeFronzo did last Saturday. On his 29th birthday Saturday DeFronzo emerged from PPSC’s trailer dressed in a pink...

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Trinity Financial Updates Residents on Orient Heights Housing Development

January 6, 2018
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By John Lynds Trinity Financial’s Patrick Lee hosted a community meeting at the Orient Heights Public Housing Development’s community room to update residents of the housing development and community as a whole on the ongoing construction to replace one of the city’s largest and oldest housing developments. The good news, Lee said, was Phase...

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HYM,BPDA Meeting on Suffolk Downs Phase 1

January 6, 2018
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By John Lynds The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has set January 10 as the date the public comment period will expire regarding HYM’s Phase I filing with the agency. However, at a BPDA sponsored meeting at Suffolk Downs’s Topsider room, HYM Investment Group, LLC’s Director of Development Douglas Manz said the company...

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News Briefs

January 6, 2018
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MASSPORT AIRPLANE NOISE COMPLAINT LINE Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.   ANNUAL HOMELESS CENSUS On January 31, 2018, volunteers will gather at City Hall to help the city better quantify homelessness in Boston....

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Finding Our Way Home in 2018

January 6, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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East Boston Savings Bank Hockey Tournament a Success

January 6, 2018
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By Cary Shuman The East Boston High School hockey team fell to Ashland, 5-0, in the championship game of the East Boston Savings Bank/East Boston High School Deep Freeze Tournament on Dec. 27 at Porrazzo Rink. Coach Ken Guittarr’s Jets, who had defeated O’Bryant in the opener, challenged Ashland with testing shots throughout the...

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Obituaries 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Josephine DiFronzo Of East Boston Josephine DiFronzo of East Boston died peacefully surrounded by her loving family in her home on Dec. 31. She was the loving sister of Viola D’Annunzio and her late husband, Joseph of New Jersey, Anne DiStefano and her husband, Robert of Revere and the late Connie Botticelli and her...

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East Boston’s Persons of the Year:Lydia Edwards, 2017 Woman of the Year

December 30, 2017
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By John Lynds It was unwise to count out City Councilor-elect Lydia Edwards when she lost her bid for State Senate two years ago. In that race she won East Boston, and it was the shape of things to come for this bright young East Boston woman. In a political landscape dominated by Italian-American...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina , 2017 Man of the Year

December 30, 2017
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By John Lynds In his East Boston High School yearbook City Councilor Sal LaMattina wrote he wanted to Mayor of Boston. At that young age LaMattina already made up his mind that he wanted to dedicate his life to serving others.   While LaMattina did not make it as far as mayor in during...

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A Look Back at Eastie’s Top 10 Stories

December 28, 2017
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By John Lynds On Sunday night the final seconds of 2017 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community, the year was filled with stories that are sure to transform the very face of the neighborhood....

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...

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Obituaries 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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Edith Ciliberto Of East Boston Edith (Zecchino) Ciliberto of East Boston died peacefully on December 19 in her 97th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J Ciliberto. In accordance with her wishes, funeral services and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery were private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial...

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EBCCS Christmas Concert

December 22, 2017
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EBCCS Christmas Concert

Angels and Cherubs singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” during the East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) A Swinging Christmas concert.

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Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser

December 22, 2017
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Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser

Jessica Gordon’s Academy of Performing Arts students take a photo after dancing at the 14th annual Eastie Elves sponsored by Rep. Adrian Madaro.

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Residents Voice Dissatisfaction with BPS School Start-Time Process

December 22, 2017
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Residents Voice Dissatisfaction with BPS School Start-Time Process

By John Lynds The frustration among East Boston parents at Monday night’s Boston Public School meeting regarding school start-time changes was palpable. BPS officials planned a series of community meeting after rolling out the changes to school start times in the city two weeks ago. The point of Monday’s meetings was simply to brief...

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Three Held in Eastie Homicide

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds After the arrest of one teen charged with last week’s murder of 21-year-old Duncan Ketter, homicide detectives cast a larger web and nabbed two more individuals they believe were involved in the murder. The total number of defendants in Eastie’s first homicide of the year is now at three. Last Monday...

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Councilor LaMattina says Farewell in Final Speech

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday after eleven and a half years as District 1 City Council, and a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Boston, Councilor Sal LaMattina addressed his colleagues in the Council Chambers for the last time. In a stellar career that spanned three mayoral administrations LaMattina, in...

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Fire Rips Through Meridian Street Home

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds An electrical short circuit sparked a three-alarm fire at a large, multifamily condo complex on Meridian Street Sunday. The Boston Fire Department responded just before 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon to 360 Meridian Street on Eagle Hill. Once firefighters arrived. there was smoke and fire coming from the third floor of the...

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Community Rallies Around Murder Victim Duncan Ketter’s Family

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds For over a week, the makeshift memorial in memory of Duncan Ketter, the young man gunned down on the corner of Orleans and Marginal streets, has had nonstop visitors. Friends, family and neighbors have stopped by the memorial to place candles, flowers, mementoes and pictures. Some cry, some say a prayer....

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Community News Briefs

December 22, 2017
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Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church service Christmas Eve at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church:   Lessons and Carols by candlelight. 5:30. 28 Paris St., East Boston (617) 569-6236   LEARN ITALIAN FREE The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above. Whether you have Italian ancestry,...

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