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Volleyball Program Continues to Soar Under Coach Bigby

October 17, 2018
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Vanessa Bigby has her East Boston High School girls volleyball team in a familiar spot: sitting on top of the Boston City League standings and heading to the Boston City Championships. The Lady Jets are rolling along at 12-1 and have clinched a berth in the MIAA Tournament. They are looking to win their...
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DiBenedetto Earns 300th Victory of his Soccer Coaching Career

October 17, 2018
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Lorenzo DiBenedetto was an All-England soccer player at East Boston High School in the 1970s. He went on to star at Middlebury College, a prestigious, private liberal arts college in Vermont. DiBenedetto’s coaching career at Eastie has also been a colossal success. The Jets’ head coach recorded the 300th victory of his career in...
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Ayanna Pressley Endorses Rachael Rollins for District Attorney

October 17, 2018
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Citing her depth of experience and her commitment to ensuring equal justice for all, last week Ayanna Pressley, Democratic nominee for Congress, endorsed Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County District Attorney. Rollins won a heavily contested Democratic Primary for District Attorney in September. “I have been constantly impressed by Rachael’s vision for reforming our criminal...
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Walsh Announces Local Teens on 2018-2019 SPARK Boston Council

October 17, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh last week announced the 2018-2019 Mayor’s SPARK Boston Council. The diverse, 40-member group will spend the next 12 months working to continue to open up new lines of communication between young adults and leaders in City government. “Boston is the home to highest concentration of millennials in the country and...
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Massport and Community Applaud JetBlue’s Plans to Retrofit Airbus Fleet with Noise Reducing Generators

October 17, 2018
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Last week, JetBlue announced plans to retrofit their entire Airbus fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators. JetBlue is the largest operator at Logan International Airport and this move reflects the partnership between Massport and the airline to reduce aircraft noise to benefit surrounding communities. Massport understands concerns about aircraft noise and has continuously been involved...
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Letter to the Editor

October 17, 2018
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One of the best East Boston Columbus Day parades To the Editor: In recent years I have been in the East Boston Columbus Day parade. This year I was in the military contingent riding in a WWII Jeep in the back with my very large cowboy hat on. Many people thought I was the...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 17, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Obituaries 10-17-2018

October 17, 2018
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Richard Vertuccio, Sr. Retired Harpsichord Master Craftsman Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Richard G. Vertuccio, Sr. who passed away unexpectedly in his Billerica residence on  Oct. 14....
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A Great Columbus Day Parade

October 13, 2018
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A Great Columbus Day Parade

On Sunday the Columbus Day Parade rolled through East Boston. The weather was perfect and the streets were lined with thousands of residents and spectators as the parade made its way from Suffolk Downs to Maverick Square. In the top photo Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella, played by Sal Mannone and Sabina Taylor.
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Doughnut Boy in Eastie

October 13, 2018
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Doughnut Boy in Eastie

Tyler Carach has dedicated his time to delivering donuts to law enforcement officers across the country with the motto “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop”. Here, Tyler tries on District A-7 Officer Twining’s bullet proof vest. Tyler said one day he would like to be an officer.
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