Ward 1 Democratic Committee Elects State Convention Delgates

March 16, 2018
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A group of East Boston progressives attempted to put forth their own slate of nominees at the Ward I Democratic Caucus that was held Saturday at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club to elect delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. By putting forth their own slate of nominees for the 19 open delegate...

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Community News Briefs

March 16, 2018
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EAST BOSTON “K” TRUST ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS The East Boston “K” Trust is now accepting college scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors.   Applications are accepted from all seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum) regardless of where they attend high school. The only residency exception is for seniors...

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Residents Weigh in on 144 Addison St Project

March 16, 2018
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Following several community meetings and a Boston Planning and Development Agency sponsored meeting two weeks ago residents have written several public comment letters to the BPDA raising some concerns over the large development project at 144 Addison St. While the public comment period ended last Friday, the BPDA is currently in the process of...

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Pictures in the Park Return for Residents Starting April 8

March 16, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite Boston residents to participate in the free Pics in the Parks photography workshops taking place on five Sundays in April and May from 2 to 3 p.m. Individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their cameras and participate...

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OHNC Has Full Agenda for Meeting on March 19

March 16, 2018
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The Orient Height Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will meet on Monday, March 19, at the YMCA 58 Ashley Street.  The following is the agenda: 6:15 p.m. Registration 6:30 to 6:40 p.m. – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin and Officer Dan Simon 6:45 – 7:10 p.m. – Kristina Rico and Jared Staley from BPDA 7:15 to 7:30...

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EBHS Student Arrested for Making Threats Against the School

March 16, 2018
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An incident at East Boston High School last week has sparked a debate locally of balancing the safety of students in the wake of the Florida school shooting and the need to protect the immigration status of students at Boston Public Schools. Last Wednesday police arrested 19-year-old Kevin Vasquez Funes and charged him under...

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CPC Holds Informational Meeting in Eastie

March 16, 2018
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Director of Boston Community Preservation Christine Poff and East Boston’s Community Preservation Committee member Kannan Thiruvengadam hosted the first in a series of community meetings last Thursday evening at East Boston High School to start getting some ideas on how the Community Preservation funding should be spent in the community. Last year Boston voters...

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You Better Not Cross a Boston Woman… Or Else

March 16, 2018
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Growing up in Boston, I was surrounded by women of courage, strength, fists they weren’t afraid to use, and many times a lot of dirty words shouted out over coffee or cigarettes. These were the women of Boston proper, and they weren’t really to be messed with. I have aunts to this day I...

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Looking at the Suffolk Downs Project

March 16, 2018
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The Suffolk Downs Master Plan proposal by the HYM Investment Group, the new owners of the huge site, holds enormous promise for the East Boston and Revere communities to dramatically enhance the quality of life of their 100,000 residents. The HYM proposal would transform Suffolk Downs into a 161-acre, mixed-use development that would generate...

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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...

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Obituaries 03-14-2018

March 16, 2018
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Sophie Catanese Long active in the East Boston community Sophie (Villani) Catanese, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on March 6 at the age of 97. Sophie was very active in East Boston community for many years, and she will be sadly missed by all that knew her. The family would like...

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Another Storm and More Flooding

March 10, 2018
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Another Storm and More Flooding

Two ‘once in a lifetime’ storms have hit East Boston and the surrounding coastal communities so far this year. Like the Bomb Cyclone that hit the region in January,  the latest storm, a Nor’easter that began Friday and lasted through three high tide cycles, caused a storm surge that pushed ocean water from the...

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East Boston YMCA Kicks Off Capital Campaign

March 10, 2018
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East Boston YMCA Kicks Off Capital Campaign

Last week, Massport kicked off the East Boston YMCA’s annual Capital Campaign efforts with a donation of $25,000. The Y’s Capital Campaign will culminate in the agency’s annual Reach Out for Youth breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Logan Hilton Hotel. Last year, the YMCA raised well above their...

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Appreciation:Luigina ‘Gina’ Scalcione, Longtime Community Activist, Dies at 77

March 10, 2018
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Appreciation:Luigina ‘Gina’ Scalcione, Longtime Community Activist, Dies at 77

Luigina “Gina” Scalcione, who dedicated her life to the betterment of her beloved community through community activism, has died. Mrs. Scalcione, a legendary fighter for citizens’ rights that gave voice to numerous causes and countless disenfranchised residents, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, at Mass General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She...

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Community Rallies for Fire Victims

March 10, 2018
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Last Tuesday’s fire on Havre Street displaced twenty-one residents, injured a firefighter and caused more than $1.2 million in damages. While no one was seriously hurt in the four-alarm blaze, the victims of last week’s fire are in desperate need of assistance. On Saturday, owner of Maverick Market Cafe Dan Lyons held a special...

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Developer of Mount Carmel Church Property Files Letter of Intent with BPDA

March 10, 2018
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After two informational meetings with members of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) to get feedback and ideas from residents on what they’d like to see at the Mount Carmel Church Property, the developer has officially filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The filing will kick off...

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Community News Briefs

March 10, 2018
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COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FORUM SCHEDULED IN EAST BOSTON On Thursday, March 8, the City of Boston will host an open forum for community members in East Boston to engage in discussions around the future of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) as it is implemented in neighborhoods throughout Boston. The new $20 million fund, established as...

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East Boston Resident to Run in Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Emergency Response Team

March 10, 2018
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East Boston resident Jon Wakim will run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16, in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. Jon will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. The funds Jon raises will provide critical support for...

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Four Family Pitched for the End of Moore Street

March 10, 2018
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At Monday night’s Harbor View Citizens Association’s March meeting Monday night, Attorney Jeff Drago pitched his client’s plans to develop a parcel of land that two longtime East Boston families own at the end of Moore Street. Both the White and Gaeta families own the three lots from 116 and 120 Moore Street and...

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First in a Series of Meetings Held on Coleridge Street Proposal

March 10, 2018
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The developer of a vacant lot on Coleridge Street appeared before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night for the second time in what is sure to be a lengthy community process. Ryan Acone, who owns the 19,000 sq. ft. vacant lot at 181 Coleridge St., plans to develop 22 units of housing...

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Eagle Hill Civic Association Recap

March 10, 2018
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Last Wednesday the Eagle Hill Civic Association held its February meeting at East Boston High School. At the meeting several development projects were discussed, the Boston Police provided community updates and several announcements were made. First up, Officer Danny Simons and Sergeant Jimmy Martin briefed the community with District A-7 updates. Simons and Martin...

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Councilor Edwards to Honor Maverick Street Mothers Through Annual Scholarship Fund

March 10, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards kicked off March as “Women’s History Month” by announcing an annual scholarship paying tribute to the Maverick Street Mothers awarded to local parents attending Boston-area colleges. “In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the contributions of leaders who continue to inspire us, whose shoulders we stand on, and...

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Offshore Resources: Digging Up the Facts

March 10, 2018
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling has set off a bipartisan uproar among politicians and pundits from coastal states. Critics paint pictures of black beaches, tar balls, and wildlife slicked with oil. They point to the damage done from the wreck of the Exxon Valdez and the...

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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...

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