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East Boston High Student Picked for the Umana Fellowship

August 2, 2018
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East Boston High School student David Pacheco, who is heading into his senior year in the fall, has been picked to serve in this year’s Mario Umana Fellowship in Public Service. Pacheco, whose family immigrated from El Salvador last year, is currently participating in the prestigious public service fellowships this summer. Pacheco has been...

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East Boston Social Centers Host Committee Hosts 100th Anniversary Kickoff Event

August 2, 2018
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The East Boston Social Centers Host Committee is gearing up for its 100th anniversary gala on November 7 and held a special kickoff event last Tuesday night at the Cunard Tavern roof deck. The Host Committee and its Honorary Chair, Robert Lewis Jr., are working to raise $500,000 for the EBSC ahead of the...

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Gov Baker Signs Bill to Up Smoking Age to 21

August 2, 2018
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Last Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a state law which will raise the legal age to buy tobacco products statewide from 18 to 21. The bill also broadens existing prohibitions on public smoking to include e-cigarettes, and prohibits the use of tobacco products on the grounds of any public or private primary, secondary, or...

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Boston Bar Association Holds Forum for Suffolk County DA Candidates

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Bar Association (BBA) held a forum for the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney on July 25. Five of the six candidates answered questions moderated by Suffolk University Law School Professor and former prosecutor Christina Miller and Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed, as well as the audience. Candidate Linda...

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Community News Briefs

August 2, 2018
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August 2018 Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting August 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Brooke Charter School 145 Byron Street Agenda Welcome/Introduction (5min) Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin , Officer Simons (10min) Announcements/Slow Streets Update (5min) Development 78 Horace St Third presentation and VOTE (15 min) Atty David Gottlieb, Subdivide...

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Bike Raffle Highlight of Last Week’s East Boston Farmers Market

August 2, 2018
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Farmers Market has returned for its 11th season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. The Farmers Market, which runs every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. in Central Square, usually has fun family-friendly activities each week. The highlight of last...

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Councilors Edwards and Wu Are Conducting a Community-Wide Survey for East Boston Master Plan

August 2, 2018
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On the heels of the well attended hearing earlier this month to discuss creating an East Boston Master Plan, City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu have launched a community-wide survey to get more input and more resident involved in the process. The survey, which can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/Wd0O3wmISLEXCm7M2, takes about five minutes...

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Eagle Hill Civic Association July Meeting Recap

August 2, 2018
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Last Wednesday evening at the East Boston Social Centers the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) held its July meeting. At the meeting EHCA members voted on several development projects and received information from developers on future projects. First EHCA voted 31 to 1 in support of Luke Tarbi’s project at 2-4 Lexington St. The...

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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

August 2, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...

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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 2, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...

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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 2, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32 year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause...

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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 2, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk-driving as...

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Obituaries 08-01-2018

August 2, 2018
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Yolanda Mariano Of Winthrop Yolanda (D’Arrigo) Mariano of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24. The beloved wife of the late Angelo Mariano, she was the devoted mother of Paul Mariano and his wife, Kathy, Diane Spinucci, Janice Hemming and her husband, Richard, Anthony and his wife, Tricia, Brian Mariano and his wife, Eleanor, David...

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Residents Receive Update on 205 Maverick Street Project

July 28, 2018
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Owner of the convenience store and laundromat on Maverick Street, Joseph Nogueria, plans to convert what he calls an ‘underutilized’ commercial space into a five-story, 55-unit housing development. At Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Nogueira’s attorney, Nicholas Zozula said his client has dubbed his project ‘development without displacement’ because he plans to...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years at BPD:Mayor Walsh Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

July 28, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Former Piers Park Sailing Center Instructor Uses Birthday to Raise Funds for Adaptive Sailing Program

July 28, 2018
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Adam Riley spent his summers as a kid learning to sail at East Boston Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC). Then, throughout high school and college, he would come back to Eastie’s popular sailing program to teach other neighborhood kids the skill of sailing and the lessons that come with being on the ocean at...

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Coppersmith Village Architects Excited about Project Progress

July 28, 2018
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While East Boston is quickly becoming a very expensive place in which to live, there are several developments that aim to help low to moderate income families remain in the neighborhood they call home. The City of Boston’s Home Center announced that the lottery for the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) Coppersmith...

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BPDA Approves Revised Plans for the Orient Heights Housing Development

July 28, 2018
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Last week the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved Trinity Finacial’s Notice of Project Change regarding some tweaks made to the Orient Heights Housing Development project. In its ruling the BPDA said they approved the changes to the project in order to ‘keep the project moving forward’ as Trinity gears up to begin...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

July 28, 2018
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HAMZEH EARNS HONORS AT TRINITY Bilal F. Hamzeh, of East Boston, was awarded Faculty Honors for the spring 2018 semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Faculty Honors are awarded to students with a semester GPA of at least 3.667 on four graded courses, with no individual grade below B-, and no incomplete grades...

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Artist Andres Amador Returns to Constitution Beach

July 28, 2018
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San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador returned to Constitution Beach Friday to turn the wet sand at low-tide into a temporary piece of visual art with the help of the community residents. For the past five years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has brought Amador out for a weekend to take part in the non-profits...

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Book Event to Celebrate Role of McKay and East Boston In Cutthroat Race to Build World’s Fastest Clipper Ship

July 28, 2018
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In the mid-19th century, when America was young, the wind in the sails of her rising economy originated on a tiny, undeveloped island: East Boston. That’s where Donald McKay, working for barons with names like Forbes and Delano, built the clipper ships that were capable of bringing goods like tea and opium from China...

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Construction on Long-Awaited 202 Maverick St Project Begins

July 28, 2018
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After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the long-awaited, 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. is finally underway. Last week construction crews began demolishing the former Zumix building on the corner of Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for the new condo building. The process to...

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Community News Briefs

July 28, 2018
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Purple Heart Day is August 7 There are so many days of remembrance on the calendar its no wonder many can be forgotten. Our Auxiliary has chosen Purple Heart Day Aug. 7, as our date of remembrance. Each year Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 shall try its best to Honor community recipients on this very...

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History of Greenway is the History of East Boston

July 28, 2018
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East Boston has long been a gateway for travelers navigating to coastal, northern cities. As early as the 1730s, walking paths from the Shawmut Peninsula, in the North End, to Maverick Square and along Meridian Street, were used by those fording north on horses and carriages when shallow creeks were at low tide. The...

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