Archive for January, 2018

It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 20, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...
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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 20, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...
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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...
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Obituaries 01-17-2018

January 20, 2018
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Giuseppe Ghergurovich Formerly of Croatia Giuseppe Ghergurovich passed away on Jan. 8. He was 90 years old. Giuseppe was born in Crno, Croatia to Marko Ghergurovich and Tonka Ghergurovich. He married Yolanda (Vukosa) Ghergurovich and they shared over 61 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of John Ghergurovich and his wife, Carol...
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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Floods Parts of Eastie

January 10, 2018
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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Floods Parts of Eastie

By John Lynds East Bostonians can take the snow, wind, frigid cold and space savers, but a new element has been added into the wintery mix that may be something residents here might have to get used to as the sea level rises. Thursday’s ‘Bomb Cyclone’ that brought heavy snow and wind to the...
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HYM Investment, BPDA Host Impact Advisory Group Meeting

January 10, 2018
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HYM Investment, BPDA Host Impact Advisory Group Meeting

By John Lynds Owners of Suffolk Downs Racetrack HYM INvestment Group LLC and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting last Wednesday at the racetrack. At the meeting HYM’s Principal Partner Tom O’Brien briefed IAG members and residents on Phase 1 of the project. With the BPDA’s...
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Rep Madaro Blasts Trump Administration for Ending Temporary Status for Salvadorians

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds Of the over forty thousand residents who call East Boston home, over half are from Latin American countries. Of that half a majority hail from El Salvador, and arrived here during their country’s civil war during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Then, another wave arrived to this country and to...
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Michael Triant Named Salesian Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds East Boston native and Savio Prep graduate Michael Triant was named the new Executive Director of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club at the board’s December meeting. Triant, who worked for the past 17 years for the Boston Center for Youth and Families as an administrator, started Monday at the Club,...
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Ruggiero Family Memorial Home Launches Online Funeral Planning

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds As one of two independent family-owned funeral homes in East Boston, the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home has been keeping up with the changing times and technology. The Ruggiero Family recently introduced a new option to help bereaved families make funeral planning a whole lot easier–an online funeral planning and collaboration center....
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Developer Reduces Size of Cowper Street Project, Again

January 10, 2018
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By John Lynds City Realty, the developer of a proposed condo project at 181 Cowper St., was back before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night with a scaled back version of the plan they presented last month. City Realty originally proposed developing both 181 Cowper St. as well as 184 Cowper  St....
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