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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OHNC Votes on Several Projects

October 17, 2018
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When the results of the voting for three development projects were read at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, the council’s new president, Joseph Ruggiero III let out a sigh. While one of the two projects being pitched was controversial with residents leaning towards rejecting it, the other two should have been...
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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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Tweaking the Design:HYM Makes Changes Suggested by IAG for Suffolk Downs

October 13, 2018
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Following a series of community Impact Advisory Group (AIG) meetings HYM Investment Group’s Managing Partner Thomas O’Brien said his group has made some design changes to the Suffolk Downs proposal as it pertains to his group’s vision for a ‘gateway’ square. At a community-wide meeting at East Boston High School last week, O’Brien said...
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Crime is up Slightly in Eastie, Police Explain Why

October 13, 2018
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East Boston has experienced a slight uptick in Part One Crime through the first three quarters of 2018. According to statistics released by the Boston Police that compares Jan. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30 2017, with the same time period for 2018 overall Part One Crime is up 7 percent in Eastie. There were...
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‘Donut Boy’ Visits District A-7

October 13, 2018
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A 10-year-old Florida native Tyler Carach has received national attention for his mission to thank law enforcement officers across the country one donut at a time. Armed with his doughnut-decorated cape and catchy slogan that reads, “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop”, Carach stopped by District A-7 police station in East...
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Community News

October 13, 2018
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OHNC MEETING AGENDA  FOR OCTOBER 15 The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will meet on Monday, Oct 15 at YMCA 58 Ashley St., beginning at at 6:30 p.m . Agenda is subject to change. Introductions – Welcome and report from the board Public Safety – Station 7 Community Update Sgt. — Jim Martin &...
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Commonwealth Launches Campaign to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

October 13, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), in partnership with the Statewide Stormwater Coalition, announced the launch of a new stormwater awareness campaign to help Massachusetts cities and towns comply with new federal stormwater management requirements. The announcement was made during an event at the Joseph H. Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton. “Stormwater runoff...
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Crossroads Family Shelter Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 13, 2018
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At the Crossroads Family Shelter annual legislative breakfast last Tuesday, one resident of the transitional shelter for homeless families gave an emotional testimony in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials. The resident and other housing advocates were at Crossroads to lobby elected officials like Sen. Joseph Boncore, Rep....
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NOAH Receives Community Support for Condor Street Project

October 13, 2018
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The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted 26 to 7 in favor of the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) project to address the need for artist preferred housing in the neighborhood. NOAH was recently picked by Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) as the designated developer of a city-owned parcel on Condor Street...
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East Boston Central Catholic Rallies Around Fellow Student with Leukemia

October 13, 2018
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Last Tuesday morning, despite the rain and the cold, over 200 students, faculty, parents and friends from East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) participated in a fundraising walk for one of their own students, Cristopher Chavarria. Cristopher, a first-grade student at EBCCS was diagnosed with Leukemia back in June and while his doctors are...
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How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

October 13, 2018
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Boston is going through a period of historic growth— the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As...
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 13, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Obituaries 10-10-2018

October 13, 2018
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Richard Page, Sr. Loving and caring family man Funeral services were held privately for Richard R. Page, Sr. who died on Sunday, Oct. 7,            at the Don Orione Home in East Boston following a long illness. He was 81 years old. Richard was born and raised in the Eagle Hill section of East Boston....
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BPDA Outlines New Interim Planning Overlay District

October 5, 2018
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BPDA Outlines New Interim Planning Overlay District

Last Thursday at the Mario Umana Academy the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s Kristina Ricco outlined the city’s proposed Interim Planning Overlay District, or IPOD, for East Boston. According to Ricco city officials will submit the IPOD plan to the BPDA on Oct. 11 for approval. If the BPDA board approves the IPOD it...
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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Madaro Tour Local Social Centers

October 5, 2018
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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Madaro Tour Local Social Centers

In his tenure in the House of Representatives Speaker Robert DeLeo has long been a champion of early learning. In a speech this year about the state’s Early Education and Care (EEC) DeLeo pledged to build on the House of Representative’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality early education and care, in large part by...
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