Never Too Early to Start

February 18, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...

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This Is Everyone’s Fight

February 18, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh made clear to local parents last Thursday night that Boston, state, federal and Suffolk County officials are addressing the recent spike in violent crimes in our neighborhood, both with programs aimed at deterring local youths from being swept up in the violent life of gangs like the MS-13, and added...

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Obituaries 02-17-2016

February 18, 2016
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Joan Foster-Goggin NE Tel & Tel retiree Joan M. (O’Leary) Goggin, a 55-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 at the West Revere Nursing Center after a long illness. She was 75 years old. Raised in East Boston and a graduate of Fitton High School,...

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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

February 12, 2016
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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

By Cary Shuman East Boston residents and legislators are lauding the appointment of one of the neighborhood’s favorite sons, John Nucci, to the Massachusetts Port Authority Board of Directors. Nucci lives in East Boston and understands the impacts of Logan International Airport on the community. Residents have commended Nucci, senior vice president for external...

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LaMattina Fights to keep MBTA Late Night Service Up and Running

February 12, 2016
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By John Lynds Many of his constituents rely on the MBTA’s late night service to go back and forth to overnight shifts in Boston so it comes as no surprise that City Councilor Sal LaMattina is fighting to keep this service intact. In a letter to MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, LaMattina said...

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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

February 12, 2016
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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) recently voted 18-4 in favor of granting a beer and wine license to a new store that plans to open at 402 Saratoga St. The proponents of the beer and wine license, Julius Sokol and Matthew Gateman, have already purchased the building, which includes residential units, and performed...

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MS-13 Raid Brings Discussion on Immigration,Border Policies

February 12, 2016
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With the indictment of 56 individuals two weeks ago in a vast crackdown on the MS-13 street gang, surprise was certainly in order for the depth of how involved Everett was in the matter, but now that surprise has turned to questions about policies regarding illegal immigrants at the southern border – and just...

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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington and Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...

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Sports 02-10-2016

February 12, 2016
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East Boston High boys track team crowned City Champs By John Lynds The East Boston High School boys indoor track team was crowned City Champions last week during the annual city league meet. The Jets boys team has not won a City League Championship in 20 years and faced some stiff competition from arch-rival...

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Obituaries 02-10-2016

February 12, 2016
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Mary Giorgio Of East Boston Mary S. (Vitale) Giorgio of East Boston passed away on February 5 surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old. The beloved wife of the late Mario Giorgio, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Rocco and Antonetta (Blasi) Vitale. She was the devoted...

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College Teammates Lally and Arinella Coach Against Each Other

February 4, 2016
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College Teammates Lally and Arinella Coach Against Each Other

The Eastie AquaJets had a meet against Archbishop Williams of Braintree last week and this meet featured former college teammates coaching against each other.  Our own Dave Arinella and Joe Lally, both Brandeis University grads, went toe to toe in a close fought meet which Williams won by 4 points.  Coach Lally presented Coach...

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20th Annual Taste of Eastie

February 4, 2016
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20th Annual Taste of Eastie

Danny Cordon of Maverick Marker Place Cafe at the Main Streets Celebration of the 20th Annual Taste of Eastie.

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Eastie Says Goodbye to Longtime Barber Mr.C

February 4, 2016
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Eastie Says Goodbye to Longtime Barber Mr.C

By Tom Tassinari   It’s a typical East Boston story, one that we have all witnessed countless times in Eastie and that I am sure we will witness for many more years and generations to come. I went in for a hair cut last week and there is a change in the wind.  Carmen...

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Eastie Gang Members Are Target of Giant Federal Sweep

February 4, 2016
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Eastie Gang Members Are Target of Giant Federal Sweep

By John Lynds One third of a violent street gang, allegedly responsible for the murders of three teens in Eastie since September, a number of shootings and other violent acts were apprehended during a federal sweep here and surrounding communities last Friday dubbed “Operation Mean Streets.” Fifty-six alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal...

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John Nucci Appointed to Massport Board of Directors

February 4, 2016
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John Nucci Appointed to Massport Board of Directors

On January 28th, the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee (Massport CAC) unanimously elected lifelong East Boston resident John Nucci as the committee’s appointment to the Massport Board of Directors. Nucci is the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Suffolk University and has more than 40 years of experience in Boston government and...

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BPS Open School Parking Lot to Residents

February 4, 2016
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By John Lynds With on street parking at a premium in East Boston there is a new city initiative to alleviate some of the time spent circling around the block several times hoping for a spot to open up. Starting this month the Boston Public Schools will adopt a new parking policy at Eastie...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Sports Fantasy Industry

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Obituaries 02-03-2016

February 4, 2016
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Raymond Mayo Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston Raymond Mayo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away January 28. He was 91 years old. The beloved husband of Lola (Giannoccaro) Mayo with whom he shared 68 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Deborah Mayo and Bradley Mayo and his wife,...

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Lynds Makes Presentation About 202 Maverick Street Project at BRA Community Meeting

January 28, 2016
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Lynds Makes Presentation About 202 Maverick Street Project at BRA Community Meeting

By Cary Shuman Attorney Richards Lynds gave a presentation on a proposed residential development at 202 Maverick St. during a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community meeting Jan. 21 at the Noddle Island Community Room. BRA Project Manager Phil D. Cohen presided over the meeting where Lynds spoke about the 23-residential-unit structure that would be...

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Wu Seeks to Better Inform the Community

January 28, 2016
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Wu Seeks to Better Inform the Community

By Seth Daniel If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Charlestown residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to make sure Charlestown residents and...

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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

January 28, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one chance to do this so I may take some time...

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Wanted:Suspect ID’d in Connection with Maverick Station Shooting

January 28, 2016
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Wanted:Suspect ID’d in Connection with Maverick Station Shooting

On Monday,  Transit Police detectives released the name and photo of the suspect being sought in the double shooting at Maverick MBTA station last Tuesday afternoon. Police have launched a manhunt for Rogelio Alvarado, 21, of East Boston and executed  search warrants Monday at 55 White St. and 70 Graves Ave. in Revere in...

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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

January 28, 2016
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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

With four gang-related shootings in East Boston since January 1, residents are demanding that Mayor Martin Walsh makes good on his promise to add more police to the neighborhood. In September at East Boston High School, following the homicides of 15 year old Wilson Martinez and Irvin Depazm, Walsh pledged to put more cops...

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