Government Center Station to Reopen

March 4, 2016
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After more than two years of construction, the new Government Center station is scheduled to open March 26. This announcement comes as good news to the thousands of residents who use the Blue Line to connect with other MBTA lines to get to work. While the inconvenience of exiting at Bowdoin or State St....

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Obituaries 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Edward ‘Eddie’ Matarazzo Of East Boston Edward “Eddie” Matarazzo of East Boston passed away peacefully on February 26. He was the beloved husband of Ann (White) Matarazzo; devoted father of Robert C. and his wife, Lisa of East Boston; dear brother of Julio “Sonny” Matarazzo of Revere, Emily Balents of Florida and the late...

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Curtis Guild Spelling Bee

February 26, 2016
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Curtis Guild Spelling Bee

Ms. Beatriz Menes, and Mrs. Laura Aiello with 2nd graders dressed as 100-year-olds: Mia Ascollio, Genesis Zapata, Ryan Bates, Michael Marzano, Jiuver Hernandez, and Keegan Curry Powers.

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Pilot Program at EBHS Readies Students for Careers in Music

February 26, 2016
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Pilot Program at EBHS Readies Students for Careers in Music

By John Lynds The East Boston High School program that was earmarked in the state budget and criticized by the state GOP as an example of wasteful spending is proving the naysayers wrong. The National Youth Development Council (NYDC) Youth Work Force Development Initiative designed to provide comprehensive training and job readiness counseling to...

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Ward1 Democratic Committee to Hold Elections

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Ward I Democratic Committee will not endorse a presidential candidate for the upcoming Massachusetts Primary on Tuesday March 1 but will hold a caucus Saturday at 10 a.m. to elect delegates for the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Registered Democrats in Eastie will hold the caucus at the Mario Umana Academy...

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Second Rally Held to Protest School Cuts

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds Parents and educators are not backing down and held a second rally last week to protest school budget cuts proposed to close a $50 million budget gap at Boston Public Schools. Families and education stakeholders marched on City Hall and the State House last Wednesday during BPS school vacation week as...

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Eastie Uber Driver Convicted of Assault

February 26, 2016
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An East Boston man who drove for a ride-share service was convicted of assaulting a female passenger in his vehicle, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Abderrahim Dakiri, 31, of East Boston waived his right to a jury trial in the 2015 incident for which he was charged with indecent assault and...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Obituaries 02-24-2016

February 26, 2016
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Martina ‘Lena’ Peppino Longtime cashier at Packard’s Pharmacy Martina “Lena” Peppino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away February 21. She was 93 years old. A cashier at Packard’s Pharmacy in East Boston for many years, she was the cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria (Bufalino) Peppino; dear sister of the...

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Good Goaling

February 18, 2016
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Good Goaling

East Boston High School’s Thomas Guarino knocks the puck away against Latin Academy.

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BRA Approves Bennington Street Residential Project

February 18, 2016
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BRA Approves Bennington Street Residential Project

By John Lynds A new market rate housing development project in Orient Heights was one of eight projects approved last week by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA approved the $9 million 1181 Bennington St. project at its monthly meeting. In September the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the...

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Madaro Defends Bill to Create a Wage-Floor of $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

February 18, 2016
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Madaro Defends Bill to Create a Wage-Floor of $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

By John Lynds Last week East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro testified before the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development defending his bill, co-sponsored by Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett), to raise the base pay for Logan Airport workers to $15 per hour. The bill, filed by Madaro and DiDomenico,  would create a wage-floor...

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Top Law Enforcement Officials Attend Eastie Crime Meeting

February 18, 2016
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Top Law Enforcement Officials Attend Eastie Crime Meeting

By John Lynds The city, state and federal top law enforcement officials were in East Boston last Thursday night to brief residents on the recent violent crime in the neighborhood and subsequent federal sweep that netted 56 alleged MS-13 gang members reportedly responsible for the homicides, shootings and other violence here since September. Led...

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Gabriela Coletta Runs for State Committeewoman

February 18, 2016
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Gabriela Coletta Runs for State Committeewoman

By John Lynds East Boston resident Gabriela Coletta has tossed her hat into the political ring and will be on the ballot  during the Massachusetts Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 1 as a candidate for Democratic State Committeewoman. Coletta, a lifelong Eastie resident who grew up on Eagle Hill with her sister, Angela, and...

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Eastie Resident Scott Heigelmann to be Official Voting Member of the Grammys

February 18, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston resident and former East Boston Chamber President Scott Heigelmann was accepted Friday by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) as an official voting member of the Grammys. As the Founder and CEO of Boston-based entertainment marketing firm Heavy Inc., Heigelmann’s work in the industry includes producing,...

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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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The common good Letter to the Editor My family has been in East Boston for three generations. We had a typesetting company that owned half of the Times Free Press for just a short time. As a teen I learned first hand that newspapers are not always neutral but are subject to economic and...

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Never Too Early to Start

February 18, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...

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This Is Everyone’s Fight

February 18, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh made clear to local parents last Thursday night that Boston, state, federal and Suffolk County officials are addressing the recent spike in violent crimes in our neighborhood, both with programs aimed at deterring local youths from being swept up in the violent life of gangs like the MS-13, and added...

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Obituaries 02-17-2016

February 18, 2016
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Joan Foster-Goggin NE Tel & Tel retiree Joan M. (O’Leary) Goggin, a 55-year resident of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 at the West Revere Nursing Center after a long illness. She was 75 years old. Raised in East Boston and a graduate of Fitton High School,...

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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

February 12, 2016
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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

By Cary Shuman East Boston residents and legislators are lauding the appointment of one of the neighborhood’s favorite sons, John Nucci, to the Massachusetts Port Authority Board of Directors. Nucci lives in East Boston and understands the impacts of Logan International Airport on the community. Residents have commended Nucci, senior vice president for external...

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LaMattina Fights to keep MBTA Late Night Service Up and Running

February 12, 2016
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By John Lynds Many of his constituents rely on the MBTA’s late night service to go back and forth to overnight shifts in Boston so it comes as no surprise that City Councilor Sal LaMattina is fighting to keep this service intact. In a letter to MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, LaMattina said...

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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

February 12, 2016
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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) recently voted 18-4 in favor of granting a beer and wine license to a new store that plans to open at 402 Saratoga St. The proponents of the beer and wine license, Julius Sokol and Matthew Gateman, have already purchased the building, which includes residential units, and performed...

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MS-13 Raid Brings Discussion on Immigration,Border Policies

February 12, 2016
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With the indictment of 56 individuals two weeks ago in a vast crackdown on the MS-13 street gang, surprise was certainly in order for the depth of how involved Everett was in the matter, but now that surprise has turned to questions about policies regarding illegal immigrants at the southern border – and just...

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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington and Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...

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