Category: News

Y Program Teaching Kids the ABC’s

In a move to help local kids gain literacy skills and meet new Boston Public School’s (BPS) Acceleration Agenda goals, the East Boston YMCA has launched an ambitious reading program in its after-school sites. With the BPS setting a goal…

Local Student Earns Full Scholarship

An East Boston high school student studying at Boston Latin School can take a little breather now that she knows she’ll be getting a free ride in college. Boston Latin senior Angie Isaza was awarded a four-year scholarship through the…

Modica Installedas Chamber Pres.

On Thursday night at Spinelli’s Diane Modica was installed as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s new President by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. Last week’s installation also included the swearing in of the Chamber’s new board members and officers. Modica, Eastie’s…

John Festa Passes Away Suddenly at 67

John Festa, a man who dedicated his life to helping addicts in East Boston and the surrounding communities stay sober died suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 2. Festa, affectionately known as Johnny Boy, was convicted in the early 1970s…