Letters to the Editor

Thank you for attending

Dear East Boston Residents,

All of us at Massport want to thank the residents of East Boston who attended the October 12th community meeting to discuss the proposals and commitments Massport has made regarding modernizing Terminal E and adding 5,000 parking spaces, both within our existing footprint.

This community wide meeting, which came after several meetings with a cross section of civic leaders, addressed some important issues.

The history between East Boston and Massport has been marked recently by a period of collaboration which we want to continue. For example, we have partnered with the community to develop a series of public parks that now encompasses 33 acres.  We are also fortunate that over the last 15 years we’ve seen a reduction in flights from 1,400 a day to 1,000 a day.

 We appreciate the great turnout that allowed us the opportunity to discuss our plans for Logan Airport and get reactions from a cross section of East Boston residents.


Thomas P. Glynn



Calling all veterans and veteran’s groups

This message is directed to all East Boston Veterans, and, Gold Star Families. A group of East Boston residents, and former residents who love and continue to fight for justice for East Boston, and, are determined to have appropriate recognition to honor the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made to protect our country throughout history.

Wood Island Park and World War Memorial Park were devoured during the massive uncontrolled growth of Logan International Airport, and, are now under their runways. We must replace World War Memorial Park at the former Amerada Hess site on Condor Street. We must HONOR and memorialize all our veterans, especially those who gave the supreme sacrifice, in service to our country, in order that we enjoy our freedoms. We must never forget their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their loved ones.

Massport must step up and meet their obligation and responsibility to provide a community planned and approved memorial to honor and memorialize all East Boston Veterans from 1775 through the present day.

We are also determined to see the Chelsea River, including the Hess site designated as a Boston Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Unfortunately, this victory over the British Navy and Army troops on May 27 and 28, 1775, was won by the brave farmers, Native Americans, and Colonel Stark’s troops has never received the recognition it truly deserves. The Battle of Noddle’s Island, Hog Island and Chelsea, the Second Battle of the American Revolution was also called the First Naval Battle, due The British Ships in the Chelsea River firing their cannons at the Patriots. That victory. By the Patriots, contributed greatly to the Birth of the United States of America.

Many of you may remember serving on a committee organized and chaired by Judge Ferrino Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Battle. A successful two day celebration on May 27 and 28th included religious, military, civic and social activities in 1975.

We need your support! Please contact Mayor Martin Walsh and Massport’s Executive Director Thomas Glynn to demand their cooperation and support for the establishment of an appropriate memorial to all East Boston Veterans, and, to designate the Chelsea River and the Hess site as an environmentally and historically preserved Heritage Area, We must commemorate this great victory. We must honor and memorialize all our veterans.

We must leave a legacy for all who come after us.

We have a right to expect our elected and appointed officials to support our efforts, and help us accomplish these long overdue responsibilities . We must have justice for all our veterans, and, for the East Boston Community.

Edith G. De Angelis


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