Climate Change is Happening Now

November 29, 2018
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The report released last Friday by 13 U.S. government agencies concurring in an assessment that the effects of climate change will result in a 10 percent decline in the U.S. gross national product and the loss of $1 trillion in real estate by the year 2100 is sobering — if not depressing — and...
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Sports 11-28-2018

November 29, 2018
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THE 100th THANKSGIVING GAME BETWEEN EASTIE AND SOUTHIE JETS 22, KNIGHTS 6     Ten years ago, at the 90th Thanksgiving Day showdown between East Boston and South Boston, the Jets topped the Knights and pushed their overall series lead to 44 wins against Southie’s 42. Five times the teams have tied. Fast forward to...
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Obituaries 11-28-2018

November 29, 2018
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Assunta (Rosa) DiPietro May 24, 1933 — November 26, 2018 Di Pietro, Prisca “Assunta” (Rosa), formerly of East Boston, passed away in Pisa, Italy on Monday November 26, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in Mirabella Eclano, Italy, she was the beloved daughter of the late Gioconda (Moscato) Rosa and Antonio Rosa.  Survived...
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Healthy Visit

November 26, 2018
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Healthy Visit

EBNHC’s mascot Sanito was invited to visit the kindergarten classes at the McKay School.  While there Marketing Manager, Michelle Hagerty talked about the importance of getting a flu shot, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing and good hand hygiene and finished off the visit by reading the book ‘Abuela. ‘
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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

November 26, 2018
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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

Last Thursday at the East Boston YMCA on Bremen Street, Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express came in to spread holiday cheer and deliver free turkeys and Thanksgiving Day meal fixings to Y families. East Boston YMCA staff and Stop & Shop executives joined forces to help distribute more than 200 turkeys, veggies and fruits...
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Border Street Project Clears Zoning Hurdle

November 26, 2018
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One month after a project on Border Street recieved Boston Planning and Development Agency Approval, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has signed off on the project. Last week, the ZBA approved the project by developer MG2 at 277 Border St. There was no opposition to the project at last week’s ZBA hearing....
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Work Has Begun:Trinity Financial Begins Second Phase of Orient Heights Public Housing Development Project

November 26, 2018
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After several community meetings over the summer, Trinity Financial and the City of Boston announced that work has begun on the $51. 6 million Phase II Orient Heights Public Housing Development project. “Today we celebrate another significant milestone in the revitalization of Orient Heights,” said Mayor Martin Walsh. “This effort will continue to improve...
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BPDA Holds PLAN:East Boston Neighborhood Planning Initiative Workshop

November 26, 2018
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Last Wednesday the Boston Planning and Development and Agency (BPDA) held the first in a series of community workshops at the East Boston Social Centers in Central Square as part of the city’s PLAN: East Boston Neighborhood Planning Initiative. Over the summer Mayor Martin Walsh announced Eastie was chosen as one of five neighborhoods...
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Rep Madaro to Host East Boston Thanksgiving Day Charitable Event

November 26, 2018
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When Rep. Adrian Madaro was elected to office four years ago, there was tradition started by his predecessor, Carlo Basile, that he vowed to continue. Madaro will again host East Boston’s annual Thanksgiving Day charitable dinner that has made the holiday a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in...
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State Fire Marshal Offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a wonderful family holiday, but the day can be ruined with a cooking or candle fire, a burn injury, or a carbon monoxide incident from long-term use of the oven, said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. There are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other single day in Massachusetts, twice...
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BPDA Approves Maverick Street Project

November 26, 2018
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Last week the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the mixed-use project at 205 Maverick St. The project approved by the BPDA has been modified after members of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted 12 to 12 at a recent meeting regarding the project. The tied vote meant the GSCA will send...
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Sounds of Christmas Concert at Revere’s St Anthony’s Dec 2

November 26, 2018
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 The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra makes it annual trip to Revere on Sunday, December 2, when it will play the Robert A. Marra Memorial ‘Sounds of Christmas’ Concert at St. Anthony’s Church. The free concert begins at 4 p.m.  The concert has a long tradition, begun in Revere in 1976. Everyone attending the concert is asked to...
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A Man of Letters:Danny V Honored by the ‘E’ Club

November 26, 2018
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Danny Ventura stayed well after the annual ‘E’ Club of Everett dinner last Wednesday night at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Ventura may have wanted to get right back to his home in East Boston, but Everett parents and student-athletes had lined up to personally congratulate the legendary Boston Herald high school sports editor/reporter on receiving...
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Community News

November 26, 2018
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Eagle Hill Civic Association November meeting agenda The Eagle Hill Civic Association will hold its November Meeting on Wednesday, Nov 28 at 7 p.m. at East Boston High School inside the cafeteria. The agenda is as follows: * Station 7 Update: Officer Danny Simon & Sgt. Jim Martin * Suffolk Downs Dev.: Tom O’Brien...
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The Martin Richard Foundation Looking for Fresh Ideas to Promote Peace

November 26, 2018
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The Martin Richard Foundation is calling on young people ages 5-22 to submit their ideas for bringing their communities together in service with projects that promote peace, justice and kindness. Through the Foundation’s Bridge Builder Program, up to 30 applicants will be selected to receive $500 grants to turn their idea into reality.  Applications...
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Thanksgiving and Very Thankful

November 26, 2018
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This Thanksgiving I am thankful to not have cancer. I hope. Six months ago my family doctor sent me for a CT scan because I went in to be checked out for something that felt weird which ended up being nothing. However the CT scan did reveal some nodules in my thyroid. A local...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, solemnity, and political overtones of all...
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Obituaries 11-21-2018

November 26, 2018
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William Delfino Loved rock and roll music William V. “Billy” Delfino died in East Boston on Nov. 11. Billy was a great lover of rock and roll music and playing his guitar. He was the beloved longtime companion of Linda Pease of East Boston and dear son of the late Vincenza (Giusto) Scannelli-Delfino and...
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Amazon Project Goes South:Officials Announce Arlington, VA and New York City to Be East Coast Locations; Walsh, and O’Brien Promise to Move Ahead with Suffolk Downs Project

November 18, 2018
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For the past year, the City of Boston has jumped through hoops to accommodate the possibility of Amazon placing its second North American headquarters (Amazon HQ2) at Suffolk Downs. In February the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved HYM Investment Group, LLC’s Suffolk Downs Phase I proposal. Phase I of the Suffolk Downs...
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Two New School Buildings Committed to Eastie

November 18, 2018
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Two years ago Mayor Martin Walsh committed $1 billion to Boston Public School (BPS) buildings to catalyze long-term investment. This commitment launched a series of BuildBPS workshops throughout Eastie. The workshops were part of a robust community collaboration process in Eastie to guide ongoing and long-term decision making. While the city has started with...
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New Artist Picked for ICA Watershed

November 18, 2018
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After a widely successful inaugural run, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)  Watershed at the Boston Shipyard and Marina in East Boston ended its first season on the waterfront on Oct. 8. However, just a few weeks after the Watershed packed it in for the winter, the ICA already picked next year’s resident artist,...
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Spinelli’s Can Make Your Thanksgiving Day a Lot Easier

November 18, 2018
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It’s the night before Thanksgiving and your entire kitchen looks as though a bomb went off. There’s potato peelings clogging your sink, a 20-pound turkey thawing in the fridge, pies in the oven and an array of vegetables and side dishes that still need to be put together. To make matters worse you just...
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FBI Warns Posting Hoax Threats is a Crime; Launches Campaign to Educate the Public

November 18, 2018
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The FBI Boston Division is launching a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools, events, and other public places, and reminds everyone that any threat is taken with the utmost seriousness and will be quickly and thoroughly addressed by law enforcement.  Hoax threats...
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East Boston Central Catholic School Receives Scholarship Support from the Catholic Schools Foundation

November 18, 2018
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Since taking over the reigns of East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) from longtime Principal Maryann Manfredonia last year, Principal Robert Casaletto knew he had some very big shoes to fill. Casaletto took over the leadership of the school at a critical junction in EBCCS’s history. There was a time in Eastie’s not so...
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