Obituaries 03-07-2018

March 10, 2018
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Gloria Vacca Auto accident victim Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 10 a.m. through 11:45 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere for Gloria M. (Repetto) Vacca who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital as...

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Chinese New Year

March 1, 2018
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Chinese New Year

On Saturday, Hong Kong Harbor held its 10th Annual Chinese New Year celebration in Maverick Square .

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Appreciation:James ‘Jim’ McGrane, Longtime East Boston Educator, Dies at 73

March 1, 2018
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Appreciation:James ‘Jim’ McGrane, Longtime East Boston Educator, Dies at 73

James “Jim” McGrane, a man who spent his career as a friend and mentor to hundreds of East Boston children over the years, has died. McGrane died suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 24 in Naples, FL . He was 73 years old. McGrane dedicated his life to educating children in Eastie for nearly five decades...

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Fire Rips Through Building on Havre Street Tuesday

March 1, 2018
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Fire Rips Through Building on Havre Street Tuesday

A large four-alarm fire broke out on Havre Street Tuesday and injured one firefighter, according to the Boston Fire Department. Boston Fire responded at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to the fire that broke out at 238 Havre St. On arrival, firefighters were met with heavy smoke and a second alarm was immediately ordered for...

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John Nucci Faces the Biggest Battle of His Life:Respected Former City Councilor in Need of a Kidney Transplant

March 1, 2018
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John Nucci Faces the Biggest Battle of His Life:Respected Former City Councilor in Need of a Kidney Transplant

Throughout his political career, whether it was running for Boston School Committee, City Council or Suffolk County Clerk Magistrate John Nucci has relied on the help of others to help him win. Now, Nucci needs the help of others more than ever to help him win the biggest battle of his life. In his...

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Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash Set for March 11

March 1, 2018
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Each year, hundreds of area residents brave the frigid waters at the M Street Beach in South Boston to help raise money for free activities at Constitution Beach in East Boston, as well as other state beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. This year’s 7th Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash will kick off on the Southie...

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Frontline of Care:Eastie Highlighted in BPHC’s Health of Boston Report

March 1, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh, in conjunction with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), recently released the BPHC’s Health of Boston report. The report represents the overall health of Boston residents, providing a foundation for the City’s further planning and implementation of health-related services and policies, and supports the BPHC’s critical role in furthering health equity...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

March 1, 2018
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Miller named to Boston University Dean’s List Jordanne R. Miller, a resident of East Boston, has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Fall semester. Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point...

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MG2 Plans Efficiency Units for Walley Street

March 1, 2018
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Developer MG2, who is already planning a 38-unit development at the end of Walley Street, is proposing eight townhouses at the other end of the street. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Conor McCormack from MG2 said the parcel at 3 Walley St. includes an existing structure and a parcel of...

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Veronica Robles Cultural Center Receives City Grant

March 1, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) and the Mass Cultural Council announced the Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VRCC) was one of 181 Boston arts organizations that will share $472,955 in 2018 Boston Cultural Council organizational grants. The City of Boston contributed...

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OHNC Approves Six-Unit Development for Bennington Street

March 1, 2018
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Some thought it was too big, others thought there were too many units, but at the end of the day Orient Heights Neighborhood Council members voted 18 to 12 in favor of a six-unit, residential development on Bennington Street. The single-family, ranch-style home at 1225 Bennington St. was purchased by Joseph and Jason Ruggiero...

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Councilor Edwards Launches Local Art Contest for Display at City Hall

March 1, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards is calling for local artwork submissions from the community as part of a contest to find defining District One displays for her office at Boston City Hall. “I’m searching for creative pieces of art to highlight what makes Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End special places to live,”...

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Conley Not to Seek Re-Election as DA

March 1, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...

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Police Briefs 02-28-2018

March 1, 2018
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District Seven Police Report February 17, 2018 Around 02:40 pm in the area of 169 Orient Avenue as a result of a concerned citizen calling 911, District Seven Officers placed 2 White Male suspects under arrest #1 with an address in South Boston #2 with an address in Harwich Ma, both were charged with...

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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

March 1, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...

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Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

March 1, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

March 1, 2018
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The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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Obituaries 02-28-2018

March 1, 2018
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Marie McGunigle St. Mary’s Parish Eucharistic Minister Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral for Marie A. (Falanga) McGunigle today, Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670...

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300 Saratoga Cafe Ribbon Cutting

February 21, 2018
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300 Saratoga Cafe Ribbon Cutting

300 Saratoga Cafe owners Robert Ciampi and new Executive Chef Willy Lopez (both center) cut the ribbon during a grand reopening of the restaurant on Saturday. The event marked the arrival of Chef Lopez who made a name for himself on the Boston culinary scene as the head chef of Il Panino in the...

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ISD’s New Housing Program Launches in East Boston

February 21, 2018
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ISD’s New Housing Program Launches in East Boston

Last year,  Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher made the rounds at East Boston community meetings to drum up support for a new pilot program his department was proposing. Christopher told residents that Eastie was picked as one of three neighborhoods to take part in the city’s Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot...

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Building Partially Collapses, Later Demolished in Maverick Square

February 21, 2018
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Building Partially Collapses, Later Demolished in Maverick Square

Longtime East Boston business owner and civic leader Grace Previte Magoon was sitting in her office in Maverick Square between Eddie C’s Bar and La Sultana Bakery Sunday when she heard an explosion. “It was a big boom,” said Magoon standing in Maverick Square Monday morning looking at her office. Magoon, longtime owner of...

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Just Like JWA:Congressman Capuano Urges FAA to Shift Flight Paths Over the Water at Logan

February 21, 2018
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Last week U.S. Congressman wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging them to take the same action at Logan International Airport in East Boston as the agency took recently in California. Earlier this year the FAA reached an agreement with two California cities–Laguna Beach and Newport Beach–about flight paths that commercial...

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Central Assembly of God Holds Memorial Mass for Slain Eastie Teen

February 21, 2018
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Duncan Ketter had the world in the palm of his hand. The 19-year-old East Boston resident had recently graduated from Madison Park High School, was enrolled in Franklin Institute of Technology and was working full time at Hertz in order to help his family back in Kenya. However, Ketter’s life tragically ended on Sunday,...

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East Boston CDC Receives Loan to Keep 111 Units of Affordable Housing

February 21, 2018
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Rising home costs and rents that have more than doubled in the past decade are making it harder and harder for East Boston residents to remain in the neighborhood. In one of the hottest real estate markets in the City of Boston, the East Boston Community Development Corporation is doing what it can to...

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