Thank You to Our Veterans

November 11, 2017
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Its was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...

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Obituaries 11-08-2017

November 11, 2017
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Michael Clarence Habicht Of Boston’s North End Michael Clarence Habicht of Boston’s North End passed away on October 31at the age of 60. He was the beloved father of Michael R. BernardinelliHabicht; devoted son of Marie (Salvati) Ramos and the late Michael Habicht, dear brother of Carolyn Falanga and loving fiance of Marina Pashchenko....

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Mayor Walsh says City Will Take Immediate Action to Protect Eastie from Climate Change

November 3, 2017
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Mayor Walsh says City Will Take Immediate Action to Protect Eastie from Climate Change

By John Lynds The Biblical Noah built an ark and herded two of every creature aboard to survive the great flood that lasted 120 days before God set him and all of earth’s creatures safely on the mountains of Ararat. East Boston’s NOAH (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing) is not going to build an ark...

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Eagle Hill Civic Association Roundup

November 3, 2017
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Eagle Hill Civic Association Roundup

By John Lynds The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted to approve several project at its October meeting held last Wednesday night at East Boston High School. First up, members voted 20-10 to support the project at 268 Bremen Street. The project calls for razing an existing structure and replace it with three family...

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City of Boston Briefs Residents on New Police Station Project

November 3, 2017
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City of Boston Briefs Residents on New Police Station Project

By John Lynds There was some confusion at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting over exactly what is included in the city’s plans to construct a brand new state of the art police station in Eagle Hill at the City Yards. On one hand, residents said they specifically remember a meeting...

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Candidates Head into the Final Stretch

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds With the municipal election set for next Tuesday, Nov. 7 candidates for District 1 City Council and Mayor of Boston are making final preparations for what is sure to be an exciting election day. As of today, the Election Day forecast suggests a slight chance of rain but relatively warm election...

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HYM Holds First Abutters Meeting Regarding Suffolk Downs

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds HYM Investment Group LLC’s principal Tom O’Brien held what he said was the first in a series of abutters meetings with neighbors of Suffolk Downs Racetrack Monday night at the Don Orione Shrine.  O’Brien and his partners recently purchased the 161-acre racetrack, and is planning a large, mixed, use development on...

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Mural on Greenway to Feature Eastie Grandmothers

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds The city’s Director of the Mayor’s Mural Crew Heidi Schork revealed some of the panels that will part of an upcoming mural down at the East Boston Greenway. Schork and the Mural Crew recently finished one mural in Eastie on Paris Street side of Dr. Dental that featured immigrants CarmelloScire and...

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Veterans Assisting Veterans Raises 15K though Generous Donation of 24-Karat Gold Motorcycle

November 3, 2017
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Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) a 100% volunteer, 501C3, which donates 100% of its proceeds to veterans, veterans causes, veteran organizations and veteran charities received a $15,000-dollar check from Kelly Auto Group. Kelly Auto Group with locations in Lynnfield, Beverly and Danvers, MA, who recently became aware of the storied 24 karat gold plated motorcycle...

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City Picks East Boston CDC as Hess Site Developer

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last October, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) named the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) as the tentative designated developer of the Hess Site on Condor Street. The CDC beat out two other proposals, a renewable recycling facility, and a climate controlled greenhouse that would provide the Boston area...

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Excel Academy Partners with Teach for America, Fundación MAPFRE

November 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week Excel Academy Charter School staff joined Teach for America and Fundación MAPFRE to distribute school supplies to students as part of a new partnership between the school and the two agencies. Aside from the school supply distribution last week, the partnership between Excel, Fundación MAPFRE and Teach for America...

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Attorney General Maura Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards

November 3, 2017
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Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7th. “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the district,”...

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Flood Insurance Renewal is Critical

November 3, 2017
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By Richard Paris New England is well aware of the wreckage that can come with a major storm. In recent years, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Hanna were just a few of the storms that left scars up and down the Northeast. Those storms claimed lives, flooded our coastline, and caused major damage...

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Building A Future For All of Us

November 3, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017
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Fond memories Dear Editor:, The news that Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira’s passing brought back memories to me of the early 1980s when I was a writer on the East Boston Community News when I was still residing in Charlestown. I remember the newspaper office just outside Maverick Square across from the bank building on Meridian Street....

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Obituaries 11-01-2017

November 3, 2017
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Virginia Lee Fyler Self-appointed Mayor of Maverick, tenacious advocate for children, police and seniors Virginia Lee (Collins) Fyler, a life-long resident of East Boston, died on October 29 at the age of 78. Virginia was the self-appointed Mayor of Maverick, a true lifelong advocate for all of East Boston. She was a tenacious advocate...

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Robert Casaletto Settling in as EBCCS’s New Principal

October 27, 2017
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Robert Casaletto Settling in as EBCCS’s New Principal

By John Lynds East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) Principal Robert Casaletto knew he had some very big shoes to fill once longtime principal and educator Maryann Manfredonia stepped down at the end of the 2017 school year. “She (Manfredonia) was my second grade teacher,” said Casaletto. “To go to school and then become...

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Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira, Longtime Columnist for East Boston Community News, Passes at 74

October 27, 2017
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Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira, Longtime Columnist for East Boston Community News, Passes at 74

By John Lynds Maxine ‘Max’ Tassinari-Teixeira, a lifelong resident of East Boston, and longtime columnist for the East Boston Community News, has died. Mrs. Tassinari-Teixeira, or ‘Max’ as she was affectionately known in the community, died suddenly on Friday, October 20 surrounded by her loving family. She was 74 years old. A prolific writer, ...

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Family Attacked at Shore Plaza

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds As Shore Plaza undergoes a multi-million dollar face lift, a resident at the housing development is saying a little paint and new windows isn’t going to solve the incidences of violence. Jennifer Gore-Cartagena posted Facebook pictures of the injuries she sustained during a melee she said was caused by a group...

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Boston wants Amazon Headquarters to Come to Suffolk Downs

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds In 2013 the residents of East Boston spoke loud and clear when they voted to reject a resort-style casino from coming to Suffolk Downs Racetrack. After the vote came the inevitable question of ‘what’s next?’ for the aging thoroughbred racetrack. For the past four years residents have advocated for a smart...

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NOAH’s Climate Summit Set for Saturday, Oct. 28

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds On a recent Saturday morning a storm system sat over the North Shore, and dumped four inches of rain on Lynn, Winthrop and the Orient Heights section of East Boston. The slow moving system overwhelmed storm drains and flooded streets, backyards and basements across the area. When the flash flood waters...

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Can the MBTA Continue to Name Ferries in Honor of Donald McKay and Not Have a Real Stop in Eastie?

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston residents have been clamoring for a full service ferry for years. City Councilor Sal LaMattina has worked to bring a ferry to the neighborhood that will include stops in Eastie, Charlestown, the North End and the Seaport District, but that plan has stalled. There is one ferry operating between...

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City Opens Small Business Center at EB Library

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, the City of Boston Office of Economic Development launched the Small Business Center at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library on Bremen Street. The launch begins a seven week residence at the library. The Small Business Center workshops will include high-impact professional training, networking and one-on-one...

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