Date Set for the 17th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 14, 2017
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Date Set for the 17th Annual East Boston Open Studios

By John Lynds Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here...

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Eastie Peace Walks to Start Up April 20

April 14, 2017
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Eastie Peace Walks to Start Up April 20

By John Lynds The weekly East Boston Walks for Peace will start up again on Thursday April 20 beginning at the District A-7 Police Station and wind throughout the Maverick neighborhood. The walks were started last year by a group of concerned citizens to address the ongoing teen violence that led to several murders...

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EBNHC Don’t Be Denied Event Set for April 21

April 14, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Vice President Steve Snyder was listening to Neil Young’s song ‘Don’t Be Denied’ and had an idea. “For some reason that song stuck in my head,” said Snyder. “That really is the message right now–‘don’t let anybody tell you you can’t have health care, don’t let...

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EBNHC’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program Kicks Off:Community-Supported Agriculture Program

April 14, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and is registering interested clients now. Witham said that...

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News Briefs

April 14, 2017
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Learn Italian Free Learn Italian free at Robert DeLeo Senior Center 35 Harvard Street Winthrop age 55+ Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1 15 to  2 45 PM....

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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...

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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...

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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...

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Obituaries 04-12-2017

April 14, 2017
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Joseph D’Allesandro Retired Federal Government Auditor and late member of the East Boston Savings Bank Board of Directors Joseph B. D’Alessandro of East Boston passed away on April 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 87 years old. A US Army Korean War veteran, Joseph retired as an auditor for the...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

April 11, 2017
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

After a stellar 30 year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina told the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek reelection during the municipal election in September.  “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a shot...

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Cucchiello’s Will Move to Saugus

April 7, 2017
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Cucchiello’s Will Move to Saugus

By John Lynds If you grew up in Eagle Hill in the 1970s and 1980s there was a time, when provisions were low on Fridays,  your mother would give you a dollar as you left for school. You immediately knew what that dollar was for and would head out the door and down to...

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DeFronzo and Moreno Hired to Lead PPSC

April 7, 2017
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DeFronzo and Moreno Hired to Lead PPSC

By John Lynds One month ago it looked as though Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was heading for closure. However, the community stepped up, raised money for the cash-strapped community sailing program and last week the PPSC board announced the center’s sailing boats would be in the water and youth and adults programs would...

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ISD to Launch New Pilot Program in Eastie

April 7, 2017
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ISD to Launch New Pilot Program in Eastie

By John Lynds Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher announced that East Boston has been picked as one of three neighborhoods to take part in a new city initiative. Christopher announced at Monday night’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) that Eastie will take part in the city’s Additional Swelling Unit (ADU) pilot...

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Suffolk Downs Sale Approved by MGC

April 7, 2017
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Suffolk Downs Sale Approved by MGC

By John Lynds The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the sale of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston last Thursday during its monthly meeting. The approval from the MGC was needed so the owners of Suffolk Downs, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC, could continue simulcasting races after selling the property to developer, HYM. Sterling...

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Madaro Urges MBTA to Fund Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector

April 7, 2017
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By John Lynds As the MBTA begins revising and updating its Capital Investment Plan (CIP) and the State Transportation Investment Program (STIP), State Representative Adrian Madaro gave testimony last week urging the ‘T’ to incorporate the Blue-Line/Red-Line Connector,  a major transportation initiative promised years ago to the East Boston community as part of Big...

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Thank You, Pierpac

April 7, 2017
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There are few activities for East Boston youth in the summer months that are more superb than the sailing program conducted by the Piers Park Sailing Center.  For more than 20 years, this program has had children out on the water learning how to sail. However, the last few years have been a struggle...

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Make It Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...

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Magic Win EBYBL Championship

April 7, 2017
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The Magic won the 2017 EBYBL Championship beating the Warriors 20 to 14. Coaches Mario Santos and Anthony Holman were very pleased with the play of their team. It was truly a team effort. Jaden Marshall was high scorer. Amaya Yarde and Brooklyn Cartegena rebounded well against the taller Warrior team lead by Adoni...

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Obituaries 04-05-2017

April 7, 2017
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Gail Bernice Sweezey Retired Registered Nurse Gail Bernice (Stewart) Sweezey passed away on March 24 surrounded by her family. She was 70 years old. Gail was born on December 13, 1946 in Everett to the late Robert Joseph   Stewart  and  Alice   Bernice   Stewart.   She   was   a   proud graduate of University of Massachusetts in Boston...

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Demolition Begins on Orient Heights Housing Development

March 31, 2017
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Demolition Begins on Orient Heights Housing Development

By John Lynds The long-awaited project to overhaul East Boston’s largest public housing development is one step closer to reality. Construction crews began demolition on the aging Orient Heights Housing Development, a place that has part of East Boston’s landscape for over a half a century. In December the Boston Housing Authority, East Boston...

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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

March 31, 2017
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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

By John Lynds The corner of Bennington and Wally Streets has long been the historic start of the Columbus Day Parade in East Boston. So it was fitting last Thursday that the triangular island at the intersection was named after the man that organized the biannual parade for the past 25 years. Mayor Martin...

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PierPac Votes to Award $25K to PPSC:Sailing Center will Reopen for 2017

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Following a successful community fundraiser at Maverick Marketplace Cafe to help raise money for the struggling Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC), the East Boston Project Advisory Committee Inc. (PierPac) voted unanimously last week to award PPSC a $25,000 grant. The grant will ensure the Sailing Center reopens for the 2017 sailing...

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GSCA Vote on 114 Orleans St Ends in a Tie

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds After four community meetings and several abutters’ meetings the Gove Street Citizens Association took a vote Monday night on the proposed residential development project at 114 Orleans St. that resulted in a tie. GSCA members voted 14-14 on the project after the developer made several more changes after holding off on...

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City Holds First Meeting on Noyes Park Renovations

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds The City of Boston officials held the first in a series of meetings at the Marty Pino Center to begin getting community feedback on how residents would like to see Noyes Park transformed. Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced $3.1 million in spending to overhaul Noyes Park in Orient Heights. The Walsh...

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