Edward Brooke Founding Principal,Molly Cole, Receives 2018 Ryan Award

June 1, 2018
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Molly Cole, founding principal of the Edward Brooke Charter School in East Boston was honored with the 2018 Ryan Award for Exceptional School Leadership in a surprise ceremony at the school last Thursday. The Ryan Award is a national award that honors urban principals who are closing the achievement gap. Cole opened the Brooke...

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Mayor, Trustees and TD Bank Aim to Spruce Up Eagle Hill’s Community Garden

June 1, 2018
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Eagle Hill’s community garden between Meridian and Border Streets will get some extra attention through a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, The Trustees, and TD Bank. The three year partnership will aim to expand the reach and highlight the role of community gardens in Boston’s neighborhoods, like the Eagle Hill...

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Jets Softball Finishes Regular Season with a Perfect Week

June 1, 2018
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During its final week of the 2018 regular season, the East Boston High School softball team defeated its opponents with a cumulative score of 31-12 en route a 12-5 record. The Jets defeated Snowden, 10-5, on Monday, May 21; Fenway, 14-2, on Tuesday, May 22; and Brighton, 7-5, on Wednesday, May 23; all at...

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East Boston High School Boys Track and Field Claims City Championship

June 1, 2018
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After seeing its winter counterpart win its third consecutive indoor city league title, the East Boston High School boys finished its spring season at the 2018 Boston City League outdoor track and field championship on Thursday, May 17. The Jets racked up 111 points at White Stadium to top second-place Charlestown (103.5) and claim...

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ICA’s Watershed Slated to Officially Open July 4 in Eastie

June 1, 2018
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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced it will officially open its new Watershed to the public on July 4 inside a former copper pipe factory at Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street. While the official opening will be July 4 for the free art exhibit space along the Eastie waterfront, Eastie residents...

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Help Protect Other Patients

June 1, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

June 1, 2018
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This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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A Remarkable Turnaround

June 1, 2018
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The report released this past weekend by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding recreational resource for its residents. For those of us who...

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Obituaries 05-30-2018

June 1, 2018
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Correia Retiree of the City of Boston Engineering Department Anthony “Tony“  Correia of Orient Heights East Boston passed away on May 19 at the age of 66. Anthony, who retired from The City of Boston, Engineering Department, was the cherished son of Florence (Catrone) Correia and the late Antonio J. Correia; the...

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Great Seats

May 25, 2018
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Great Seats

Euddy Brito, pitcher for East Boston High School, in his game against Somerville High School on Sunday, May 20. The Jets beat Somerville 7-1 in the consolation game of the Strike Out Colon Cancer baseball tournament. Malden High School won the tournament.

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A Reality:Gov Baker, Mayor Walsh, East Boston CDC Mark Opening of Boston East

May 25, 2018
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A Reality:Gov Baker, Mayor Walsh, East Boston CDC Mark Opening of Boston East

East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) Executive Director Al Caldarelli joked Monday that he would be collecting on a few bets he made with naysayers who were convinced the CDC and Trinity Financial’s Boston East project on Border Street would never get off the ground. “This is a wonderful day for me because I’m...

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Friends of the Library Celebrate Preservation Month

May 25, 2018
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Friends of the Library Celebrate Preservation Month

With May being Historic Preservation Month, the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) held a special event that included music, an auction and an unveiling of the next Frederick Leonard King painting scheduled to be restored. The painting, part of King’s historic series ‘Ships Through the Ages,’ is entitled ‘The Pirate Dhow’ and...

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BPDA Gives Nod to Two Eastie Projects

May 25, 2018
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At last Thursday’s Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting the BPDA approved two East Boston residential development projects that will add 61 units of housing to the neighborhood, eight of which will be set aside as affordable units. The first project approved by the BPDA will allow developer, MG2, to go ahead with...

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Eastie Priest in Hot Water Over Tasteless Joke

May 25, 2018
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A priest from Our Lady of the Assumption Church was forced to apologize for a tasteless joke he made at a recent mass about new parishioners from Don Matias, Colombia. During the mass in question Fr. Urubiel Moreno was telling the story of how he had taken part in the sacrament of confirmation of...

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P.J. Kennedy School Gym Teacher Arraigned on Four Counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child

May 25, 2018
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A Patrick J. Kennedy School’s gym teacher was arraigned on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child last Thursday after he allegedly touched the chests, legs and buttocks of four students at the school during gym class. Nicholas Speller, 31, of Malden, was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on four...

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Mayor Walsh Joins North Suffolk Mental Health to Cut Ribbon on Renovations

May 25, 2018
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North Suffolk Mental Health (NSMH), the agency that addresses substance abuse and mental health issues in the community located at the former East Boston Relief Station on Porter Street recently renovated its first floor to be more efficient and user friendly for its clients. On Monday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined NSMH staff to cut...

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Atlantic Works Gallery Presents a New Exhibit June 2

May 25, 2018
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Atlantic Works  Gallery presents a new exhibit entitled  ‘Discovery and Discernment… A Journey Back to Now,”  featuring new works by artists Diane Modica and Sandrine Colson.  An opening reception launching the exhibit will be held on Saturday June 2 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the gallery at 80 Border Street East Boston Third...

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Eastie’s Tania Del Rio Tapped to Head Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement

May 25, 2018
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East Boston resident Tania Del Rio, known for her work locally with the Veronica Robles Cultural Center and Excel Academy Charter School, was appointed by Mayor Martin Walsh to head the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement. As the office’s new executive director, Del Rio will oversee and coordinate initiatives to promote equal rights and...

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Youth Lead the Change Program Ends June 2

May 25, 2018
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Youth invited to take part in city program. For the fifth year in a row, youth ages 12-25 in Boston have a chance to vote on how the City of Boston will spend $1 million of Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 Capital Plan through the “Youth Lead the Change” participatory budgeting process. Voting stations...

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Space Now Available for East Boston YMCA Day Camp

May 25, 2018
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At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, the YMCA of Greater Boston and the East Boston YMCA are offering day camp, keeping kids and teens throughout Boston adventurous, active, engaged and healthy all summer long. YMCA camp programs offer...

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Community News Briefs

May 25, 2018
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PARKARTS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS RETURN IN JUNE Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at six Boston locations.  The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2018

May 25, 2018
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District Seven Police Report May 13, 2018 Around 02:15 a.m. in the area of 590 Saratoga Street a 31 Year-old-White Hispanic Male with an address in Dedham Ma was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol. Around 06:30 p.m. in the area of 300 Bennington Street a 61...

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Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2018
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Dear Mayor Walsh To the Editor My name is Rosa Nese, and I wanted to take a moment to write to you to express my sincere gratitude to the police officers at Station A-7 in East Boston. My vehicle was stolen on May 6, with my dog, Chief, inside. This occurred at 8:45 a.m.,...

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Help Protect Other Patients

May 25, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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