Archive for August, 2017

Letter to the Editor

August 17, 2017
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Putting us first Dear editor: As someone deeply invested in East Boston, I want to ensure that our next City Councilor has a record of local engagement and activism.  I appreciate the fact that Stephen Passacantilli has been active in the community — as past president of his local neighborhood council, youth sports coach,...
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Additional Racing Dates at Suffolk Downs

August 17, 2017
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All-too-often, it is easier to say, “No,” than to say, “Yes.” However, the decision by the owners of Suffolk Downs to go before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week to request two more days of thoroughbred racing is yet another example in a string of actions by Suffolk’s ownership of saying, “Yes,” to...
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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...
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Obituaries 08-16-2017

August 17, 2017
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Ronald Catena Boston and Florida public and political activist Ronald A. Catena of Ft. Lauderdale Florida, formerly of East Boston and Revere, passed away on August 3 at Holy Cross Hospital, Florida after a short battle with cancer. Ron spent most of his working life in Boston, directing public and political affairs  for the...
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Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa Leaves Post for Job with ISD

August 9, 2017
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Mayoral Liaison Claudia Correa Leaves Post for Job with ISD

By John Lynds East Boston resident Claudia Correa, who has served as Mayor Martin Walsh’s liaison to the neighborhood for over two years, announced that she has left her post to take a job with the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Correa, who was first hired as the Mayor’s liaison to Eastie in February...
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Father John Nazzaro Stepping Down as Boys & Girls Club Director:Will Stay on as Director of Mission at the Club

August 9, 2017
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Father John Nazzaro Stepping Down as Boys & Girls Club Director:Will Stay on as Director of Mission at the Club

By John Lynds Despite rumors floating around East Boston that Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Fr. John Nazzaro is leaving the club nothing could be further from the truth. While Fr. Nazzaro is stepping down as the club’s Executive Director,  he will remain at the Boys & Girls Club as the Director...
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Zumix Youths to Play with BLO at Hatch Shell

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston band founded by four Zumix teens that recently released their first studio album will be performing before thousands of music fans tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 9) at 7 p.m. at the Hatch Shell. The band Wild Painting, who released their first EP ‘Emotions’ two weeks ago will take part...
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City Pulls Eastie Snapchat Filter Icon

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The City of Boston’s technology department got a little ahead of itself the other day and tweeted out the city’s new Snapchat filter icons for each neighborhood. While Dorchester’s icon was a triple-decker, Roxbury’s was the Fort Hill tower, and Charlestown’s was the Bunker Hill Monument, Eastie’s icon was Logan Airport’s...
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NOAH Youth Crew Makes Case for More Trees in Eastie

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Back in the mid-1970s the Boston Globe featured an article about the late Anna DeFronzo’s quest to get more trees planted in East Boston when Kevin White was Mayor. DeFronzo, a longtime community activist told stories of her youth and walking under the bent branches of tree-lined streets instead of just...
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