Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Obituaries 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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Elvira ‘Vera’ Celeste Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Elvira A. “Vera” (Monterisi) Celeste of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 3. She was in her 92nd year. The beloved wife of the late Angelo “Scungie” Celeste with whom she shared 67 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Robert...

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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

August 28, 2013
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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

The consensus in East Boston has always been that more, not less, programs for youth are better for the community and families. With one of the highest concentrations of children and teens in the city, Eastie has always called for more summer, daycare and after-school programs. Like the East Boston Social Centers and East...

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East Boston Guaranteed Millions in Boston Host Community Agreement

August 28, 2013
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East Boston Guaranteed  Millions in Boston Host  Community Agreement

The long-anticipated host community agreement signed by Mayor Tom Menino Tuesday afternoon proved to be the most lucrative agreement signed to date in the state with several East Boston benefits announced – including a new youth center, a new senior center and $20 million of the annual impact fees going just to Eastie. Overall,...

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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Pushing for Use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road

August 28, 2013
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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly is advocating for the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road to be open to East Boston residents. This week Connolly sent a letter to Massport CEO Thomas Glynn urging the Port Authority to open the road that opened less than a year ago so Eastie motorists can enjoy its quick access to...

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Belle Isle Bridge Officially Complete

August 28, 2013
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Last Thursday, city and state officials officially dedicated the Belle Isle Bridge to mark the end of the two and a half year $4.3 million project to replace the former aging bridge. Physical work to reconstruct the City of Boston owned Belle Isle Bridge on Saratoga Street began on May 11, 2011 by MassDOT...

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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

August 28, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of...

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School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

August 28, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of...

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RRBL Knights Clinch Top SEED

August 28, 2013
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For the third consecutive season the RRBL Knights harvest the organizations only chance at a championship as the YBL team still fresh off getting swept by the Stoneham Sabers can only sit and watch. For the first time in the team’s history in the RRBL, they clinch the number one seed overall finishing the...

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Obituaries 08-28-2013

August 28, 2013
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Marie Gioiosa Former resident of East Boston and Winthrop Word has been received here of the untimely death in Toms River, New Jersey of Marie A. Gioiosa, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, who died at the Hospice of Toms River, NJ on August 14 following a two year battle with metastatic cancer. Ms....

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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

August 21, 2013
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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

The iron rebar framing for the first building to be constructed on East Boston’s waterfront as part of the Portside at Pier One project is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Already the first level of the building has been framed out as part of phase one of the Pier One project. This...

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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

August 21, 2013
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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

Three pitbull attacks this summer in East Boston, two of which occurred this month, has officials wondering what can be done to prevent more attacks in the future. The most recent attack occurred last week when Eastie resident Jessica Lee Jones walking her two dogs. Jones stopped to talk to two neighbors when two...

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Health Study Delayed Again

August 21, 2013
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East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released in the spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie environmental activists began scratching...

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Conley Calls for Elimination of Sumner Tolls

August 21, 2013
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Last Thursday Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley called a press conference at LoPresti Park in East Boston to unveil an action plan for the neighborhood aimed at improving the quality of life for residents The plan, Conley said, is the result of numerous conversations with local residents and activists on how they envision the future....

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Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 21, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina, the Eastie Pride Day Committee and all the volunteers and donors that made the 25th Anniversary of this yearly neighborhood event such a great success deserve a big pat on the back. This year’s Eastie Pride Day drew one of the biggest crowds with thousands of residents and former residents...

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Obituaries 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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Ida Poto Retired Seamstress Ida F. ( Scannapieco ) Poto of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on August 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital  surrounded by her family. She was in her 98th year. Ida, who was employed as a seamstress for Picariello and Singer and the Lanza Mills, was born in East...

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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

August 14, 2013
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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

This weekend, residents in East Boston will be celebrating Eastie Pride.  This event that started 25 years ago to bring a neighborhood together was the idea of  present City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who was the  community liaison with the Ray Flynn administration in 1988.  Today, this event has grown from humble beginnings attended by...

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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

August 14, 2013
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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

After spending the past year redeveloping the old Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. into a small business incubator space, John and Melissa Tyler announced last week that they have received their occupancy permit from the City of Boston and are open for business. Already the shoe repair shop, café, a small business called...

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Simpson is Kiwanian of the Year

August 14, 2013
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Simpson is Kiwanian of the Year

The East Boston Kiwanis Club has named Carol Simpson, a longtime community volunteer and employee of East Boston Savings Bank, the 2013 Kiwanian of the Year. Simpson, former treasurer of the Kiwanis who now serves as a board member, will be honored at a special celebration on Friday, September 20 at Spinelli’s Function Facility...

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Federal Cuts Would Impact Local Families

August 14, 2013
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U.S. House Republicans are proposing to cut a crucial program that helps hundreds of families in East Boston buy food and fend off hunger throughout the year. Republicans are drafting a farm bill to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In Eastie the SNAP program supports low-income families and allows...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 14, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...

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Thank You, Massport

August 14, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...

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Adam Homaki Takes Part in Annual Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Swim

August 14, 2013
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An East Boston resident showed his swimming prowess by completing and winning a recent Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Swim and Paddle Board competition. On Saturday August 3rd, at the BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston, 50 swimmers and 35 paddlers took part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Swim and Paddle Board for Boston Harbor,...

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Obituaries 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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Charles Ingersoll Of Winthrop Charles G. Ingersoll of Winthrop died on August 7. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Sarno), devoted father of Charles Ingersoll of Melrose, David Ingersoll of Saugus, Mark Ingersoll of Saugus and step father of Kim Elaine Zirpolo of California, dear brother of  William Ingersoll of Randolph, Richard Ingersoll of...

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