Archive for September, 2014

ZUMIX 5K Road Race is Set for this Weekend

September 20, 2014
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This weekend Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, will hold its 4th Annual Run 2 the Beat 5K Road Race. At 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21 runners will take off from Piers Park at 108 Marginal Street and the flat and fast racecourse take the runners through Eastie’s incredible...
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Obituaries 09-17-2014

September 20, 2014
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Rita Tritto Boston Crossing Guard For More Than 25 Years Rita T. (Fabiano) Tritto of East Boston passed away on Sunday, September 14. She was 81 years old. She was a Crossing Guard for the City of Boston for over 25 years. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Tritto, she was the loving...
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EBNHC To Hold Forum On Keeping Heart Healthy

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...
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Sports 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Jets lose home opener, 30-0 The East Boston High football team kicked off the season with a disappointing home opening loss to Latin Academy last Friday evening.  The Dragons scored in the first quarter and had a commanding lead at 22-0 at halftime.  Neither team scored in the third.  A fourth quarter touchdown had...
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Obituaries 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Louis ‘Red’ Schraffa US Postal Service Retiree Louis A. “Red” Schraffa of East Boston died on September 3. Red” was a Vietnam Era veteran of the US Army and a retired 33 year employee of the US Postal Service- Back Bay Annex. The beloved husband of Lillian A. “Lilly” (Scalfani) and the son of...
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Perfect Attendance Means $5,000 For Lucky Kindergarten Student

September 11, 2014
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Perfect Attendance Means $5,000 For Lucky Kindergarten Student

A lot of kinder gardeners and their parents will be shooting for perfect attendance this year for the chance to win some college scholarship money. At Friday’s Countdown to Kindergarten Parade, East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) Director Max Gruner announced that Main Streets has teamed up with Airmall have to present a $5,000 college...
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Walsh Announces Transportation Plan for Grades Eight to Twelve

September 11, 2014
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Walsh Announces Transportation Plan for Grades Eight to Twelve

With some uncertainty surrounding the Boston Public School bus contracts at the start of the school year, Mayor Martin Walsh launched a new initiative to help the growing number of older students that opt for public transportation get to school safely. 
Walsh, joined Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent John McDonough and MBTA General Manager...
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MBTA Motorcycle Officers Hit on Bennington Street

September 11, 2014
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MBTA Motorcycle Officers Hit on Bennington Street

Two MBTA motorcycle officers were struck and seriously hurt by a motorist Friday morning on Bennington Street. The two officers were reportedly heading to the East Boston Kindergarten Parade to escort students through the streets when they were struck. One officer on the scene said, “they were on their way to a parade”. Witnesses...
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Sen.Petruccelli Crafts Bill To Curb Drug Addiction

September 11, 2014
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This year a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opiate addiction and addiction to other substances. The deaths further amplified Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s efforts to help craft a more comprehensive substance abuse bill with his colleagues. Late last month the House and Senate’s substance...
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Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations

September 11, 2014
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Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action Group have advocated for a de-industrialization of heavy industry and freight forwarding operations on the Creek side of the highway which is the main thoroughfare...
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