Community News Briefs

April 27, 2018
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Paul Pingaro Scholarship applications now available Applications are now available for the Paul Pingaro Scholarship at The Martin Pino Center. Thanks to a generous donation from the Salvator and Maria Pizzi Foundation, we will now give out two $1000.00 Scholarships this year. Eligibility requirements for Applicants are as follows: Applicant must be a resident...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2018

April 27, 2018
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District Seven Police Report April 15, 2018 Around 11:00 pm in the area of 800 Border Street a 19-year-old White Hispanic Male with an address in Quincy Ma, was arrested and charged with Unlawfully Carrying of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).   April 16, 2018 No Arrest/No Incidents to Report.   April 17, 2018 Around...

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Infrastructure Necessary for Energy Independence

April 27, 2018
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President Trump recently declared, “we are now an exporter of energy to the world.”  Yet due to shortages this winter, Boston was forced to import Russian natural gas to ensure people had the fuel they need to heat their homes. President Trump is right. Right now, American oil and gas output is 50 percent...

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Barbara Bush

April 27, 2018
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Barbara Bush, who passed away last week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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The Mosca Club Regains the East Boston Men’s Hockey League Title

April 27, 2018
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The 2017/2018 Mosca Club Hockey Team for the second time became the EBMHL Champions, capping off a surprise ending to a very crazy season.  Many obstacles were laid in the way of a successful season, the schedule for one. There were many games that were played after 10 p.m., making it a very long...

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Obituaries 04-25-2018

April 27, 2018
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Mary DeGruttola Grandmother of Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo and former member of the Patriots Civic Club Mary (Grasso) DeGruttola, who lived nearly her entire life on Dolphin Avenue in Revere, died on April 18 at the West Revere Health Center. She was 95 years old. A former member of the Patriots Civic Club, she...

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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

April 21, 2018
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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

The highly anticipated East Boston waterfront development project has officially opened, and 25 percent of the property’s 200 units are already leased. Following several delays and the economic downturn in 2008 there was a level of uncertainty in the community for several years for the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) owned the development...

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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

April 21, 2018
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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

There was a time in Jack Kelly’s life were he was stripped of everything. There were no creature comforts, no bed to sleep in and only a crippling heroin addiction that left him homeless. “When I first got sober back when I was 22 years old, I was living in a homeless shelter for...

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Police Recover Gun Outside East Boston High School

April 21, 2018
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Another incident last week involving a gun at East Boston High School has parents and students on edge as security is beefed up at the neighborhood’s only high school. Just before 9:30 a.m. last Thursday a 20-year-old student was arrested near the school on Brooks Street. Following the student’s arrest police recovered a gun...

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District A-7 to Get Five New Officers

April 21, 2018
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With East Boston’s annual Peace Walks set to kick off this Thursday outside of District A-7 police station at 6 p.m. there may be some new faces among the crowd. Last Tuesday the Boston Police held a graduation ceremony for the BPD recruit class at Boston University. and five of those graduates will be...

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CDC Gets $8 Million Construction Loan from Citizens Bank for Neighborhood Properties

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will get another financial boost for the 111-unit multi-site, affordable housing development that the CDC owns in the neighborhood under Landfall Community Associates. Following $10.6 million in financing from MassHousing to the CDC for the acquisition, renovation and preservation of the CDC sponsored Landfall properties, Citizens Bank...

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East Boston Artists Group to Host Annual Open Studios

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Artists Group will host the annual East Boston Open Studios on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, from noon-6 p.m.  The event takes place at the Atlantic Works building located at 80 Border Street, East Boston. East Boston Open Studios is an annual arts event that gives the public and...

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Political Endorsements

April 21, 2018
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UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston’s Hotel and Food Workers Union, Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced that the Boston-area hotel and food workers union, UNITE HERE Local 26, will endorsed Ayanna Pressley for the 7th Congressional District.  The nearly 10,000-member union is one of the...

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Boston City Council Updates

April 21, 2018
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The following items were discussed at the Boston City Council Meeting on April 11. Increasing Access to Voter Registration The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. Once, enacted, it will...

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Community News Briefs

April 21, 2018
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Orient Heights Meeting agenda Monday, April 23, 2018 Agenda Meeting Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street 6:15pm Registration 6:30pm to 6:40pm – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin & Officer Dan Simon 6:45pm to 7:00pm – Nominations for Board Positions, President, Vice President, Secretary Voting will be done at the May meeting 7:05pm to 7:15pm – Joshua Acevedo...

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The Zumix Walk for Music Set for April 29

April 21, 2018
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Some walk to keep their music lessons affordable and our group programs free. Others walk because ZUMIX creates opportunities for youth employment and college access. All of us walk because we believe in ZUMIX and the transformative power of the arts! On Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m., ZUMIX staff, youth, board, and community...

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Police Briefs 04-18-2018

April 21, 2018
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District Seven Police Report April 8, 2018 Around 11:30 am in the area of 246 Border Street a 24-year-old white Hispanic Male (Homeless) was summoned to appear in East Boston District Court for the charge of Shoplifting. Around 03:10 in the area of Maverick Square a 45-year-old white Female with an address in East...

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Alaskan Energy Development:Pro Consumer, Pro Taxpayer, Pro Prosperity

April 21, 2018
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President Trump’s tax reform included a bonus for consumers, taxpayers, and Alaska: opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy development. Such action reverses a four-decade, Carter-to-Obama animus against developing what the federal government has estimated could be one of the largest oil fields in U.S. history. Americans consume twenty million barrels of...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As longtime Eastern New Englanders,...

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Mayor Walsh Delivers for Eastie

April 21, 2018
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The recently-announced budget by Mayor Martin Walsh includes a number of items of huge interest to East Boston residents as part of the mayor’s overall five-year capital improvement plan for the city. First and foremost, the long-awaited and long-overdue new East Boston police station at the City Yards, a $25.5M project, is set to...

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Sports 04-18-2018

April 21, 2018
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East Boston Little League will open season April 28 By Cary Shuman Do not be misled by the unseasonably cold temperatures. It is, in fact, the middle of April and that means the East Boston Little League (EBLL) baseball season is around the corner. Chucky Cassaro, beginning his fifth year as EBLL president, has...

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A Special Gift

April 13, 2018
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A Special Gift

In honor of Gina Scalcione the Gove Street Citizens Association Board and Rep. Adrian Madaro presented Jack Scalcione with a gavel and framed copy of the East Boston Times issue that paid tribute to his late wife. Both Gina and Jack Scalcione founded and co-chaired the community group for many years. Mrs. Scalcione passed...

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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

April 13, 2018
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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

Catherine “Cathy” Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, sadly passed away in 2015. On Saturday, family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Noddle Island Community Room at Logan...

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