Archive for March, 2017

Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2017
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Take a stand together Drug addiction is growing rapidly and it is affecting our friends, family and neighbors within our community. We need to find a way to help these individuals before it’s too late. I have been doing some research, and found that there are helpful programs available. “Sectioning” or “pink slipping” is...
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The Watershed:An Example of How New Ideas and Partnerships Can Move Innovative Projects Forward

March 24, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh,City of Boston  Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss  Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston East Boston has long championed the arts, public parks, and the waterfront. In summer 2018, the Institute of Contemporary Art will become part of this vibrant landscape with the opening of the Watershed, a new...
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Hispanics Shouldn’t Over-Interpret Trump’s Election

March 24, 2017
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By Gus West It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. The real estate mogul rose to power spewing rhetoric that was openly hostile to Latinos. He’s promised to deport more undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And who can forget his...
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Obituaries 03-22-2017

March 24, 2017
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Arthur Fisher, Jr. Of Lynn, formerly of Revere Arthur W. Fisher, Jr. of Lynn, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16. He was the husband of Linda J. Ciampa of East Boston; father of Yvette Ciampa of East Boston, and Arthur Ciampa and his loving companion, Traci of Revere; son of Frances...
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March Madness

March 17, 2017
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March Madness

Eastie streets were empty Tuesday morning as the Winter Storm Stella bore down on the East Coast. The snow and high winds turned Constitution Beach into a winter wonderland.On Barnes Avenue, a snow plow is at work making sure the streets are cleared for traffic.
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Shamrock Splash

March 17, 2017
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Shamrock Splash

Piers Park Sailing Center was the top fundraising team (shown above)this weekend at the Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Outfitted with body paint and accompanied by a pirate, Piers Park raised a record-breaking $8,245 for East Boston beaches.
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Community Rallies to Save Piers Park Sailing Center

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Since 1997, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) has provided free sailing for inner city children living in East Boston who otherwise would never get the chance to acquire the invaluable skill that not only teachers the science of sailing but unmeasurable life lessons. However, according to several sources, at the...
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Eastie Doing Well Under ISD’s New Grading System

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher said East Boston restaurants are bringing their “A” game under ISD’s new letter grading system for food establishments in East Boston  and others across the city. Christopher reported to the East Boston Times that so far 61 Eastie locations have been inspected and...
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Assault Suspect Caught and Charged

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds A grainy surveillance image circulating on social media prompted a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault last week to turn himself into police. Miguel Angel Zelaya-Garcia, 25, of East Boston was arraigned and plead not guilty to indecent assault and battery charges. Judge John McDonald ordered Garcia to be...
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HVNA Looking to Participate in Slow Streets Program

March 17, 2017
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By John Lynds At last week’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA), member Halle Auerbach gave a presentation on how the HVNA could possibly take part in the city’s new ‘Slow Streets’ program. Neighborhood Slow Streets is Boston’s new approach to traffic calming requests in the City, with a focus on street designs that self-enforce...
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