Assault Suspect Caught and Charged

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds A grainy surveillance image circulating on social media prompted a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault last week to turn himself into police. Miguel Angel Zelaya-Garcia, 25, of East Boston was arraigned and plead not guilty to indecent assault and battery charges. Judge John McDonald ordered Garcia to be...

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HVNA Looking to Participate in Slow Streets Program

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds At last week’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA), member Halle Auerbach gave a presentation on how the HVNA could possibly take part in the city’s new ‘Slow Streets’ program. Neighborhood Slow Streets is Boston’s new approach to traffic calming requests in the City, with a focus on street designs that self-enforce...

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JPNA Votes Down Marginal Street Project

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds After eight community, abutter and planning and zoning meetings, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 18 to 14 against a condo development project at 298 Marginal Street. Attorney for the project, Diane Modica, and architect, Beth Whittaker, again made their pitch to JPNA members to transform a vacant lot with...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED THE SHAMROCK SPLASH Dear Editor The Revere Beach Partnership is most grateful to all of the plungers and spectators who came to Revere Beach on March 5th to support us at our fund raising event, The Shamrock Splash. This fundraiser benefits the non-profit “Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.” The...

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Girls Invited to Take Part in Sports Festival in April

March 17, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The four-day event will take place April 18 to April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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Obituaries 03-15-2017

March 17, 2017
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Giovannina ‘Jennie’ Chiello Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Giovannina “Jennie” Chiello of Birchwood Avenue, Peabody passed away at home on March 10 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Santa (Petitto) and Giovanni Fallica, she was a longtime resident of East Boston...

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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

March 10, 2017
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Kennedy School Students in Spelling Bee

The winners and the Judges: 3rd place winner Bryan Venegas, 2nd place Bryan Toro, 1st place Lilian Miranda, Judge MaryBeth Hamway, and Judge Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini. Back: Judges Maria Mazzarella, Principal Kristen Goncalves, Jessica Vazquez and Rosalee Petralia.

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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

March 10, 2017
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Salesian Paint Night Fundraiser

East Boston resident Darice Maghsoudi works on her painting at last Friday night’s Salesian Boys & Girls Club ‘Paint Party’ fundraiser to support Boys & Girls Club programs. Maghsoudi was one of over 200 people that participated in the fundraising event.

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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

March 10, 2017
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Beloved East Boston Barber,Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, at 58

By John Lynds Ignazio “Iggy” Gerardi, one of East Boston most beloved and colorful barbers, has died. Mr. Gerardi, affectionately known throughout the neighborhood as ‘Iggy’ passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5 while on vacation in Brazil. He was 58 years old. For close to four decades Iggy brought joy, happiness and friendship...

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ICA to Expand to Eastie by 2018

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week’s major announcement that Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is planning an expansion on East Boston’s waterfront was met with great excitement in the neighborhood. The ICA plans to renovate a condemned industrial warehouse at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street across from KO Pies into a...

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Local Ward Democratic Committee Holds Caucus

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds On Saturday morning at the Mario Umana Academy, the Ward I Democratic Committee held a caucus to elect delegates to the state convention. The caucus included Eastie registered Democrats as well as a special visit by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the...

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Suffolk Downs Close to a Sale?

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...

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“Eastie Eats” Program Starts March 12

March 10, 2017
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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its new campaign, “Eastie Eats”. Participating restaurants will offer special discounts to locals and out of town visitors each week, from Sunday through Thursday, beginning Sunday March 12th and ending on Thursday March 23rd, 2017. To participate, diners simply visit their restaurant of choice from a...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Sports 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Eastie Jets defeat Cambridge 2-1 in state tournament East Boston Jets defeated Cambridge on Sunday evening, 2-1, at the Stoneham Arena in their opening round game of the State Tournament. Eastie will now proceed to face off against archrival Boston Latin Academy in what will be a rubber match – State Tourney style – on Thursday, March...

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Obituaries 03-08-2017

March 10, 2017
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Viscione Former Proprietor of Frank’s Market of East Boston Anthony F. “Tony” Viscione, born and raised in East Boston and a former 25-year resident of Revere, died following a long illness on Friday evening, March 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers. He was 78 years old. He was a...

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Beach Day in February

March 3, 2017
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Beach Day in February

In the photo above from left Andrew Reyes, Francesco and Suztte Mure’a, Juliebeth Rosario, Emailiz Rosario and Daniel Royes soak up the sun.

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Packing A Punch

March 3, 2017
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Packing A Punch

Eastie resident Kyla McCartney, who also teaches third grade at the Kennedy School in Eastie, sends blow after to blow to her opponent last Thursday, Feb. 23, during a title bout at the New England Golden Gloves Championships. The popular elementary school teacher took home the female novice title for New England in the...

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Channel Fish Makes Last Push to Stop Eversource Substation

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds For close to two years, the owner of Channel Fish has launched a visual, media and talking campaign against Eversource’s plans to place a substation on a city-owned parcel at the City Yards adjacent to Louis Silvestro’s business in Eagle Square. With a decision by the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board ...

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Owners of Loftel Projects Addresses Concerns at GSCA Meeting

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Gove Street Citizens Association Co-Chairs Jack and Gina Scalcione called the new owners of the Loftel project before their group to address some community concerns since the new group took over ownership. Boston Trade International, owned by brothers Pravin and Sudhir Patel, bought the large former industrial building on the corner...

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