Archive for November, 2016

Moving Forward

November 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...
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F Team Brings Pride Back to Eastie

November 18, 2016
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This weekend at the Chelsea Stadium the East Boston Jets F Team brought pride back to Eastie. The Jets, after coming off a 6-0-1 season, won the F Team Title. The team was led by first head coach Marc Mattera and assistant coaches Dave D’Amelio, Joe Mattera and Steve LaGrassa. “These guys really stepped...
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Obituaries 11-16-2016

November 18, 2016
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Luis Alvarez Of East Boston Luis Alvarez of East Boston passed away peacefully on November 11. In accordance with the wishes of the family, cremation is private. In honoring Luis’s memory, a memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 19 in The Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street, (Maverick Square) East Boston at 11...
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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

November 11, 2016
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Piggy Banks For All the Students:BPS and EBSB Team Up for College Savings Program

By John Lynds The Boston Public Schools and East Boston Savings Bank kicked off Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program last Wednesday at the James Otis and Donald McKay Elementary Schools. The two Eastie schools join three other schools in Boston in launching the new CSA program designed...
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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

November 11, 2016
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Madaro Receives ABCD Community Hero Award

By John Lynds When Representative Adrian Madaro’s father arrived in the U.S. from Venice, Italy in the late 1970’s,  he got his first opportunity of economic stability through Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC site in East Boston. “My father, Jacopo, arrived here and  he got his first job in America at the...
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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

November 11, 2016
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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to East Boston, Charlestown, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...
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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

November 11, 2016
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AirInc Holds Airport:Impacts Health Forum

By John Lynds On Saturday, East Boston’s AirInc. brought together some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field of environmental health during a day-long forum to discuss how aviation operations impact quality of life. The forum was split into two sessions with the morning session talking about aviation noise pollution and the...
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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...
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Obituaries 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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John Paul Borden, Sr. Long time Harvard University animal caretaker/ handler; former taxi driver for Tunnel Cab in East Boston John Paul Borden, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on November 4 from an advancing illness. He was 79 years old.  Born in Boston, the...
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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...
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