Suffolk County District Attorney Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons, the social justice reporter at The Boston Globe, and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic committees, Suffolk...

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Letters to the Editor

May 11, 2018
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Value neighborhoods To the Editor, I was saddened but hardly surprised at the recent actions taking by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals in the matter of 144-146 Maverick Street. This board reversed a ruling by the Boston Landmarks Commission and it now looks like the developer will be allowed to move forward with...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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Obituaries 05-09-2018

May 11, 2018
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Mary Gilbride Devoted and proud mother, owned New England Survey Mary L. (Susi) Gilbride a long time resident of East Boston, passed away on May 5 at the age of 90. Mary was a devoted and proud mother as well as a successful business owner, owning New England Survey. She was an advocate of...

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Piers Park Sailing Center Kicks off 20th Sailing Season

May 4, 2018
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Piers Park Sailing Center Kicks off 20th Sailing Season

On Saturday Piers Park Sailing Center  (PPSC) board member and sailor Tim Brown approached the podium and told his story of why the neighborhood Sailing Center  is so important to him and the community. For Brown, the Sailing Center  means a bit more than your average sailor that takes part in the wide array...

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Eastie’s Corner Stalk Farms Seeking Cannabis Grow License

May 4, 2018
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Eastie’s Corner Stalk Farms Seeking Cannabis Grow License

For several years now Shawn Cooney of Corner Stalk Farms has been quietly growing fresh green-leaf vegetables inside old shipping containers that have been repurposed to grow year round crops down on Condor Street along Chelsea Creek. Cooney’s Corner Stalk, that recently opened a fresh veggie stand at the Boston Public Market downtown, specializes...

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A Great Start:Two EBHS Students Surprised With Full Four-Year Scholarships

May 4, 2018
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Two East Boston High School seniors and star athletes got a surprise of a lifetime last Tuesday, EBHS’s Kayla Elliott and Juliane Jorge both received full four-year scholarships from Curry College and Regis College respectively. Elliott, a captain of the school’s volleyball team, and Jorge, a two-sport athlete that captains the volleyball team with...

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EHCA Votes on Lexington St Development

May 4, 2018
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At last Wednesday’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting the group voted 29-2 in support of a project on Lexington St. and then were briefed on several other projects that the group will vote on in the future. The project at 53 Lexington St., which the group supported, includes the historic renovation of the...

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Residents React to ZBA 144-146 Maverick St Ruling

May 4, 2018
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Last Tuesday the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted to reverse a previous Boston Landmarks Commission ruling that placed a two-year moratorium on a Maverick Street development project. The ZBA ruled that Landmarks Commission erred in its determination to impose the two-year moratorium on the project under Article 85 of the Boston Zoning...

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Councilor Edwards Calls Hearing to Help Bostonians Repay Back Taxes

May 4, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards this week called a hearing to ensure the City of Boston uses every tool at its disposal to ensure taxpayers can stay in their homes during times of economic difficulty. Today, seniors and low-income homeowners who are “house rich, cash poor” face a big hurdle when they fall behind on property...

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MS-13 Members Pleads Guilty to Eastie Slaying

May 4, 2018
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The 2016 stabbing and shooting death of Christofer Perez-De la Cruz, whose body was found on Falcon Street, became the third teenager to be killed during a violent string of gang-related homicides that rocked Eastie from 2015 to the end of 2016. Perez-De la Cruz’s killing followed the stabbing deaths of Wilson Martinez, 15,...

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Residents Attend BAC Spring Gala

May 4, 2018
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The Boston Architectural College (BAC) hosted its annual Spring Gala on Thursday, April 19, at the Boston Design Center in the Seaport District. Over 500 guests enjoyed an evening of fine food and beverage tastings, all donated by area establishments including; Abby Lane, Boston Harbor Distillery, Citrus & Salt, Fuji at Ink Block, Saloniki...

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Community News Briefs

May 4, 2018
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East Boston Tech Meetup The purpose of the East Boston Tech Meetup is to build a community of people currently working in tech or those aspiring to move into a tech career who live or work in East Boston. These meetings will be held in the heart of Maverick Landing conveniently located steps from...

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East Boston Legacy Gala to Honor 5 Extraordinary Women

May 4, 2018
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On Saturday evening of Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12, the extended East Boston Community will gather at 4:00 p.m. for a Celebration of Mass at Sacred Heart Parish followed by a 6:00 p.m. reception, dinner, auction and honoree tribute for the 2018 East Boston Legacy Gala at Spinelli’s Function Facility to celebrate Catholic education...

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NOAH Youth Crew’s Tree Canopy Project Progresses

May 4, 2018
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Over forty years ago, Eastie had a serious lack of trees and shade on many streets. Despite efforts by the former Mayor Kevin White Administration in 1975 to plant nearly 500 trees in Eagle Hill and Jeffries Point the neighborhood’s overall tree canopy is only 15 percent of what it should be. For nearly...

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Police Briefs 05-02-2018

May 4, 2018
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District Seven Police Report April 19, 2018 Around 08:00 pm in the area of 298 Maverick Street a 38-year old White Hispanic Male with an address in East Boston was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery. April 20, 2018 Around 07:30 pm in the area of 1150 Saratoga Street a 43-year-old White Male...

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President Trump Plans to Make Drugs Affordable Again

May 4, 2018
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During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices. That’s a worthy goal. Fortunately, the Trump administration is already pursuing it in ways that protect patients and encourage research and development. Many strategies that candidate Trump proposed on the campaign trail would have done more harm than good....

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Imagine Boston, Imagine East Boston

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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A Reason to Celebrate and Many to Thank

May 4, 2018
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The celebration last Saturday at the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) is due to many local organizations and residents.  Massport and the East Boston Foundation are two organizations that need to be singled out for their large donations over the years, helping keep the PPSC alive.  However, in singling out these two organizations, the...

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Obituaries 05-02-2018

May 4, 2018
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Raffaele Guarino Of East Boston Raffaele Guarino of East Boston, formerly of Mirabella, Italy, passed away on April 29 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 75. He was the beloved husband for over 52 years of Columbia Guarino, devoted father of Lucille Gerardi and her husband, Joseph of East Boston, Vincent...

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Mosca East Boston Mens Hockey League Champions

April 27, 2018
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Mosca East Boston Mens Hockey League Champions

Front row: Mario Long, Jeff Arinella, Joe Marino, Mark Moshella, and Dominic DiMarzo. Back row: John Carter, Butchie, Thomas Riley, Frank DiMarzo, Damien Margardo, Vincent Riley, Jim Mosca, Dom DiMarzo Sr. and Joe Guarino. (not pictured Fernando Fernandez.)

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EBCCS’s Sharon Rozzi Honored as a 2018 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award Recipient

April 27, 2018
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EBCCS’s Sharon Rozzi Honored as a 2018 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award Recipient

The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office announced this week that longtime East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) educator, Sharon Rozzi, will be honored as a 2018 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award recipient. Rozzi, the school’s longtime fifth-grade teacher, was nominated for the award by administrators, staff, pastors, parents and students from...

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Liana LaMattina to Leave Post as Rep Madaro’s Legislative Aid

April 27, 2018
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Liana LaMattina to Leave Post as Rep Madaro’s Legislative Aid

After three years serving as State Rep. Adrian Madaro’s Legislative Aide and running his successful campaign for state rep in 2015 Liana LaMattina announced she will be leaving Madaro’s office at the end of week to focus on her last year of law school. LaMattina and Madaro have been close friends since childhood and...

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