Archive for March, 2018

Capogreco-Cappuccio Receives Recognition as Italian Author and Community Leader

March 30, 2018
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Lisa Capogreco-Cappuccio of East Boston was recently recognized by the Pirandello Lyceum for her outstanding contributions to the maintenance of Italian Heritage in America.  Capogreco-Cappuccio is President of Italia Unita and an author of Childrens’ books with an Italian theme. Capogreco -Cappuccio was recognized at meeting of Italia Unita in East Boston where Pirandello...
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Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament Coming April 17-19

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament in partnership with the Boston Bruins on April 17, 18, and 19 during the April public school vacation week. “Every year, young players from neighborhoods across Boston compete in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament for...
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Councilor Pressley Calls for More Liquor Licenses to be Made Available

March 30, 2018
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At last week’s Boston City Council meeting, At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s home rule petition calling for additional liquor licenses to be made available in historically underserved neighborhoods like East Boston passed unanimously and will now go to the State House for consideration. The petition builds on the success of Pressley’s  2014 home rule...
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GSCA Approves Maverick Street Project

March 30, 2018
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The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted 18 to 3 in favor of a complete historical rehab and condo project at the former DeAngelis Bakery building on the corner of Maverick and Orleans Streets. Developers of the project at 173-177 Maverick MG2 will consolidate three buildings and create nine condo units and a commercial...
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Community News Briefs

March 30, 2018
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Good Friday Way of the Cross service The community is invited to join us on Good Friday, March 30, at 6:00 pm, as the leaders of Central Assembly of God Church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church,   Iglesia Nuevo Amanecer, and other East Boston congregations will be participating  together in an ecumenical Way of the Cross...
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Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

March 30, 2018
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President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy...
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Marching Together

March 30, 2018
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It was a scene similar to one Boston’s seen before. This past weekend, on a cold Saturday morning, tens of thousands of people gathered to kick off another march demanding national change. Except this time, we gathered at Madison Park Vocational High School in Roxbury, ready to start our route to the Boston Common....
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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...
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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...
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Magic Repeat as EBYBL Champs

March 30, 2018
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On Saturday at the Marty Pino Community Center the Magic defeated the Spartans 19 to 17 in overtime to win the 2018 East Boston Youth Basketball League (EBYBL) Championship. This was a very entertaining game featuring multiple lead changes as both teams played tenacious defense right from the opening tip off until the last...
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