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Artist in Residence Program Colors the Parks This Summer

July 21, 2018
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Amidst a pile of crayons, markers, paints and numerous pieces of card-stock paper canvasses, Juleen Jones has made her mark in a creative way for the kids and families that use parks throughout Boston – including Paris Street Playground each Friday this month. Jones, an art major who graduated from Monserrat College in the...

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Madaro Blasts MBTA for Putting Red/Blue Line Connector on Backburner

July 21, 2018
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Last week Rep. Adrian Madaro testified before the MBTA’s Fiscal Management and Control Board to express his disappointment that the long anticipated Red/Blue Line Connector project has apparently been put once again on the backburner. MassDOT and the MBTA recently released its Focus 40 document that outlines the state’s vision for transportation for the...

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Maverick Street Bowfronts Come Down

July 21, 2018
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The long saga of the Maverick Street bowfronts that a group of East Boston residents feverishly tried to save from demolition ended when the buildings finally came down last week. Since last summer, Linear Retail Properties has been trying to develop the former Rapino Funeral Home at 9 Chelsea St. in Maverick Square. Aside...

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Suffolk Prosecutor Honored at Annual Award Ceremony

July 21, 2018
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A member of the prosecution team that handles cases in Suffolk County, was honored with a prestigious award named after a former school teacher, Suffolk prosecutor, and Boston City Council member, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Assistant District Attorney Priscilla Guerrero received the Brian J. Honan Award for Excellence in the...

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East Boston Resident Turns Tragedy into Triumph

July 21, 2018
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Lifelong East Boston resident Christopher Babin was only 32 when he thought his world had ended. Babin’s fiancé passed away due to complications with epilepsy shortly after their five-year anniversary, on Jan. 11, 2017. Weighing in at 300 pounds due to working late hours and overeating while on the job as a chef for...

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Kathy Orlando Named Unsung Heroine by Mass Commission on the Status of Women

July 21, 2018
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East Boston’s Kathy Orlando, a longtime advocate for youth, girls and families in the neighborhood was among those honored with, the 2018 Unsung Heroine by Mass Commission on the Status of Women. Orlando, who serves as president of East Boston Girls Softball and as a board member of the East Boston Community Development Corporation,...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

July 21, 2018
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PELOSI GRADUATES FROM NORTHEAST METRO TECH School Committee Chairman Deborah Davis and Principal Carla Scuzzarella are pleased to announce the graduation of Marissa Pelosi from Northeast Metro Tech. 292 Graduates from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Breakheart Stadium. Superintendent David DiBarri encouraged students to seek...

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Community News Briefs

July 21, 2018
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SUMMER COOKOUT AT SACRED HEART PARISH Sacred Heart Parish invites all residents to its Annual Cookout on Saturday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. There will be food, music, cornhole, and ladder ball games and beach balls and bubbles for kids. Tickets are $5 for adults (kids are free). Tickets can be purchased in advance...

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East Boston Students Named as Newest Red Sox Scholars

July 21, 2018
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The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation introduced the newest class of Red Sox Scholars including two East Boston students on June 24, at Fenway Park in a ceremony before the Red Sox-Mariners game. Now in its 16th year, the Red Sox Scholars Program is presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Official...

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OHNC Votes on Several Projects

July 21, 2018
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Developers batted one for four at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting with the group voting down three out of the four development projects presented. The only development project to come out of Monday night’s meeting unscatthed was Joshua Acevedo’s project at 78 Waldemar Ave. Acevedo plans to build a one family...

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DPH has Issued a Fish Advisory for the Lower Mystic River Area in Boston

July 21, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a fish advisory for the Lower Mystic River area in Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, and Somerville to provide guidance on fish consumption. The advisory says: Children under 12, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women that may become pregnant should not consume any fish in the...

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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for Friday Kick Off

July 21, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership and sponsors of the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival have wowed upwards of a million visitors for the last 14 years to witness some amazing sculptures. And this year will be no exception. With more than 350 tons of special granite sand brought in last Friday from Hudson, New...

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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...

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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...

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Obituaries 07-18-2018

July 21, 2018
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Carol Ann Cinelli Long time dog groomer Carol Ann Cinelli of East Boston, passed away on July 13. She was 71 years old. A longtime resident of East Boston, she worked as a dog groomer for many years. Carol Ann will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was the cherished daughter...

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Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

July 13, 2018
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Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

In East Boston we have one of the nation’s cleanest beaches and harbor, but as a community a majority of residents rarely use it. If you ask the average East Bostonian how often they’ve gone on a canoe, kayak or rowboat the majority of people would most likely answer ‘never’ or ‘very rarely.’  With...

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Appreciation:Lucy Fiandaca, East Boston Resident, Pillar of the Community

July 13, 2018
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When Lucy Fiandaca walked in to the Winthrop Marketplace to do her shopping, this elegant lady from East Boston lit up the whole store with her kindness, her warmth, and her optimism. “She was the most positive person I’ve ever met,” said owner Marc Wallerce. “She was a wonderful, wonderful lady who got to...

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Not Terrorism:Eastie Man Charged with Making a Bomb after Explosion Injures Him

July 13, 2018
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A 28-year-old Webster Street man with a mysterious past was arraigned bedside at Mass General Hospital with second-degree burns caused by an explosion unleased in the second floor of his apartment on Sunday – an explosion police said came about when he was “tinkering with chemicals” to allegedly make a bomb. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on...

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Construction Begins on Noyes Park Rehab Project

July 13, 2018
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Following the completion of the East Boston Little League season, the City of Boston began construction on the $3 million project to rehab Noyes Park in Orient Heights, one of the neighborhood’s largest, public open spaces that hosts numerous sporting events. Construction crews were busy all last week removing Noyes’s old fencing, stone walls...

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Atlantic Works:Gallery Anniversary Celebration Starts on July 19

July 13, 2018
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Atlantic Works Gallery presents ‘15 Years on the Edge: Atlantic Works Gallery’s anniversary celebration’ featuring members of the gallery. Receptions 6-9 p.m. July 19, opening August 16, closing The Atlantic Works Building at 80 Border Street in East Boston is visible on maps as early as 1892, as part of a large parcel owned...

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Boys & Girls Club’s Fr John Nazzaro to Leave Eastie for New Assignment

July 13, 2018
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Fr. John Nazzaro, who has been the face of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East Boston throughout his tenure, announced he will be leaving East Boston for a new assignment in New Jersey. Provincial of the Salesians of St. John Bosco Fr. Tim Zak informed Fr. Nazzaro last that he will be...

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Linda Champion Announces for Suffolk County DA

July 13, 2018
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Linda Champion has announced her intention to run for the position of Suffolk County District Attorney. The following is her statement: “We are prosecuting people but we are not prosecuting the conditions that exist in our society that cause a person to act out: poverty, substance abuse, trauma and ptsd. In order to prevent...

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Mosquera Family Continues to Make Investmests in Local Business Community

July 13, 2018
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The Mosquera family, consisting of two parents, five daughters and one son, immigrated from Medellin, Colombia, over 25 years ago with the dream of a building a better future in America. In 1999 the hardworking family decided to purchase a commercial building at 9-12 Central Square and ran a series of storefronts over the...

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Community News Briefs

July 13, 2018
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ORIENT HEIGHTS MEETING AGENDA The July meeting for the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council will be held on Monday, July 16 at YMCA,  58 Ashley Street The agenda is as follows: 6:15 p.m. Registration 6:30 to 6:40 p.m. – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin and Officer Dan Simon 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. – Kannan...

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