The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis: Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Rep Madaro Continues Eastie’s Elves Tradition

December 2, 2016
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We join the East Boston community in thanking State Rep. Adrian Madaro for his decision to serve as the host of the Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, continuing a tradition started by former state representative and state senator Anthony Petruccelli. The Madaro Family Charitable Fund will host the event for the first time this Friday,...

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Eastie Soars Over Southie with a 59-12 Win on Thanksgiving Day

December 2, 2016
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Meeting for the 99th time on Thanksgiving morning at White Stadium, the East Boston High football team defeated South Boston by a score of 59-12. This was Eastie’s eighth straight win against Southie on Thanksgiving Day. One senior going out in style in his last game as a Jet was Joel Pastrana who scored...

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Obituaries 11-30-2016

December 2, 2016
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Edith Abbott Third Order Franciscan member and long time health aid Edith (Ruggiero) Abbot of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 25. Edith was a Third Order Franciscan member. She worked for over 23 years for Angel’s Attic and Home Health Aid for Intercity. The beloved wife of the late William J. Abbott,...

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Curtis Guild Paint Night

November 24, 2016
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Curtis Guild Paint Night

Antonietta Brownell, parent council, with her husband, Matthew, and son, Joshua, a kindergartener, during the Curtis Guild Elementary School’s Family Paint Nite at the school on Friday, Nov. 18. The event was sponsored by Milano’s Deli and families went home with a fall foliage scene.

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Stop & Shop Again Teams Up with YMCA for Annual Turkey Express Program

November 24, 2016
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Stop & Shop Again Teams Up with YMCA for Annual Turkey Express Program

By John Lynds Some of East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop. Last Thursday at the Y, Stop & Shop kicked off its annual Turkey Express program with the donation of 250 turkeys that will feed over 700 local children and their families...

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Wingstop Officially Opens in Eastie

November 24, 2016
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Wingstop Officially Opens in Eastie

By John Lynds It was standing room only for the popular Texas-based chicken wing restaurant, Wingstop, as it officially opened its doors last Wednesday afternoon in Central Square next door to the East Boston Social Centers. “This is a good sign,” said franchise owner Laura Rebello, who co-owns the Eastie location as well as...

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BPS Investigates Bullying at EBHS in Wake of Trump’s Win

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds By now we have all read one story or another about U.S. Citizens, Muslims, immigrants and other minority groups being harassed by President-elect Donald Trump supporters following his surprise victory over Hillary Clinton onTuesday, November 8 Presidential Election. However,  no one in heavily progressive liberal leaning democratic Blue State of Massachusetts,...

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City to Rehab Paris Street Pool

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds The city announced it will invest $3.75 million to rehab the Paris Street pool once the Paris Street Gym project is completed. The gym is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation and the pool will be open next according to City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “I am very excited for the renovation...

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Basile Heading to Private Sector

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds Governor Charlie Baker’s Chief Secretary and former East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile announced he will leave the Baker Administration in January to work in the private sector. “I have accomplished what I wanted to accomplish in the two years in the Governor Baker’s Administration and now it is time for...

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Central Square Rehab Hits Some Snags, Should Be Done by June

November 24, 2016
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By John Lynds The highly anticipated Central Square rehabilitation project that has been almost a decade in the making and finally commenced in the summer of 2015 and should have taken a year to complete,  but the latest update from the city’s contractor revealed the project will not be done until June 2017. “The...

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East Boston and South Boston Ready for Thanksgiving Game

November 24, 2016
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White Stadium will be the setting for the 99th clash between East Boston High School and South Boston High at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Thanksgiving morning.  The East Boston Jets, led by John Parziale (7th season) are 4-6.  The South Boston Knights, led by first year coach Brian Vaughn are 2-6. East Boston began...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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Dear Editor: My name is Adjie Burnett and I am the vice-president of The East Boston Pop Warner football program. We are a program that takes young inner city youths off the streets to teach them the game of football as well as other life skills. We hope that the things that we teach...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Obituaries 11-23-2016

November 24, 2016
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Helen Carino Pioneer female supervisor at South Postal Annex, Boston Helen V. (Faldetta) Carino of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed in the presence of her God and her family at her home following a long illness on Saturday, November 19. She was 96 years old. Born in Fall River, Mrs. Carino came to...

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East Boston’s Veterans Day Celebrations

November 18, 2016
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East Boston’s Veterans Day Celebrations

Patriotism was in the air last week as East Boston celebrated several Veterans Day events. This young patriot was all smiles as Veterans Day weekend kicked off with a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Patrick J. Kennedy School on Thursday.

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What A Surprise:Despite Clinton Winning Eastie, American Voters Send Trump to the White House

November 18, 2016
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What A Surprise:Despite Clinton Winning Eastie, American Voters Send Trump to the White House

By John Lynds Business tycoon and reality television star, Donald Trump, was elected as President of the United States last Tuesday night despite almost every poll indicating Hillary Clinton was a sure winner. Trump’s win was met with immediate protests in the nation and in Eastie Trump’s campaign rhetoric of promising to deport millions...

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O’Donnell School Committed to Getting Students Ready for College

November 18, 2016
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O’Donnell School Committed to Getting Students Ready for College

By John Lynds Many educators agree that college preparedness starts as early as kindergarten. When the seed of education is planted at a very young age, many students will strive to attain a college education as if there was no other option. At the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School on Trenton Street in East...

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EBNHC Named to Globe’s List of Top Places to Work

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds For the third year in a row, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will be named to the list of Boston Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in Massachusetts. The Health Center will be featured in this week’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine. “We are so...

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For the Second Time, Eastie Supports Marijuana

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In the statewide ballot question in 2012 East Boston voters supported passing the medical marijuana question 60 percent to 40 percent. Last Tuesday was more of the same as Eastie voters again supported a statewide ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Question 4 ballot measure, which passed statewide,...

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Brooke Charter School Meets with Neighbors Over Bus and Parking Issues

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds In a meeting coordinated by City Councilor Sal LaMattina on Monday night, neighbors and Edward Brooke Charter School administrators discussed ways the school is working to improve the bus and parking situation. The Brooke faces a similar problem most schools across Boston face everyday during drop off and pick up. Plagued...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Annual Pasta Dinner Set for November 18

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds On Friday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Salesian Boys & Girls Club will host its Tenth Annual Pasta Dinner at the club located at 150 Byron Street. Salesian Director Father John Nazzaro said tickets to the event are $10 and are free for club members. Also, as in...

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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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By Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...

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