Archive for October, 2016

Shooting Suspect has Sketchy Past

October 21, 2016
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Shooting Suspect has Sketchy Past

By John Lynds According to Gladstone Street residents, Kirk Figueroa, the man that seriously wounded two East Boston officers before being shot and killed during a fierce gun battle last Wednesday night on Gladstone Street, kept mostly to himself. “He never really talked or interacted with anyone of the street,” said one Gladstone Street...
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Community Rallies Around Two Wounded Officers, Police

October 21, 2016
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By John Lynds It came in the form of an impromptu gathering outside of the District A-7 Police Station Thursday, a candle light vigil Friday and a special Mass at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church on Monday. The outpouring of support from the East Boston community to the men and women who serve on the...
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Letters to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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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...
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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...
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Obituaries 10-19-2016

October 21, 2016
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Flora Busheme Member of Beachmont VFW & Italian American Club Flora Busheme of Revere died on October 16. Flora was a member of the VFW Beachmont and the Italian American Club. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Busheme; cherished mother of Theresa “Terri” Polci and her late husband, Christopher and Dale...
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Scene from Past Columbus Day Parade

October 14, 2016
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Scene from Past Columbus Day Parade

Joseph Ruggiero (right) with Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker’s Chief Secretary Carlo Basile during the 2014 parade.
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Hubway Stations Arrive in Eastie

October 14, 2016
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Hubway Stations Arrive in Eastie

By John Lynds After a series of community meetings and workshops over the summer, nine new Hubway docking stations were deployed in East Boston over the past two weeks with a tenth docking station’s location still yet to be determined. The nine new Hubway Stations came after the city announcements in June that the...
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Ernani DeAraujo Recently Appointed to BLSA Board

October 14, 2016
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Ernani DeAraujo Recently Appointed to BLSA Board

By John Lynds Former mayoral liaison and current general counsel for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Ernani DeAraujo, was appointed to the Boston Latin School Association (BLSA) Board of Trustees. “I’m very proud to serve the Latin School in this new capacity,” said DeAraujo. “Latin’s rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty gave me the...
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Massport,Environmentalists Urge Residents to Attend LIAG Meeting

October 14, 2016
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By John Lynds The proposed expansion of Logan International Airport’s Terminal E has  two sides  defending their position on the issue. While Massport has stated that the Terminal E project would have numerous benefits for the community, both environmentally and mitigation wise, community activists opposed to any sort of airport expansion would be detrimental...
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Although Parade Cancelled, the Eastie Community Praises Organizers

October 14, 2016
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By John Lynds On Sunday Mother Nature did not cooperate with the planned East Boston Columbus Day Parade set to step off down Bennington Street at 1 p.m. Driving rain, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew that swept up the East Coast, saturated the area all day Sunday and parade organizers made the very difficult...
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