Archive for November, 2014

Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...
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Stop & Shop to Deliver 250 turkeys to YMCA Nov. 13

November 18, 2014
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Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and one of 16 across the Northeast. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, Stop &...
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Sports 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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EBHS boys soccer falls to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime By Cary Shuman One of the most successful soccer seasons in East Boston High School history came to an end in a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Acton-Boxboro in double overtime in the quarterfinal round of the Division 1 North Sectionals. Acton-Boxboro scored the “golden goal”...
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Obituaries 11-12-2014

November 18, 2014
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Frank Porfido Of Virginia, formerly of East Boston Frank J. Porfido of Virginia, formerly of East Boston, died on October 31. The beloved son of Adeline R. (Guidara) and the late Frank D. Porfido, he was the cherished brother of Stephen W. and his wife, Catherine (Ferrante) Porfido; uncle of Stephen, Gianna, Julia and...
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East Boston YMCA Test Kitchen Opens

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston YMCA’s new Test Kitchen is up and running and offering free cooking classes specifically for senior citizens, aimed at bringing them all together for a fun, community cooking event. The class located at the Y’s 54 Ashley St. site is taught by Vanessa Labranche, one of Project Bread’s chefs, and Meg...
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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

Last week, the organizers trying to bring an East Boston visitors center and museum to the neighborhood held a meeting at Maverick Landing. One significant change in the project voted on at the meeting is that the name of the proposed project is now The East Boston Museum and not The East Boston Museum...
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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

November 18, 2014
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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

East Boston’s environmental youth group is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate Head to Head Operations at Logan International Airport during nighttime operations. NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department and their Youth Crew have released a major public interest study this week. The study focuses on the impacts of late night...
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Baker has Strong Showing in Eastie

November 18, 2014
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Governor-elect Charlie Baker held his own against Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold of East Boston during last week’s state General Election for governor. Baker received 600 more votes this time around from Eastie voters than he did during his failed attempt in 2010 against Gov. Deval Patrick. Baker beat Coakley statewide...
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Menino Leaves Lasting Legacy in Eastie: Mayor Thomas Menino was a Great Friend to the Business Community

November 10, 2014
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Menino Leaves Lasting Legacy in Eastie: Mayor Thomas Menino was a Great Friend to the Business Community

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is being remembered as a great friend to the local business community, having brought his administration’s successful citywide Main Streets program to East Boston while aiding dozens of local businesses during his 21 years in office. Max Gruner, executive director of East Boston Main Streets, a program that...
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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...
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