YMCA Partners with Umana Academy to Reopen Pool

October 5, 2018
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YMCA Partners with Umana Academy to Reopen Pool

For several years, budget restraints and lack of staffing left the Umana Academy pool idle for several years. In a community surrounded by water many felt it was a shame that one of Eastie’s only two pools had zero programming and had been closed for almost five years. “I started here four years ago...
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NOAH Holds Flood Prevention Workshop

October 5, 2018
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As a follow-up to two events this past spring, the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) hosted a Flood Prevention Design Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the East Boston Social Centers in Central Square. The workshop unveiled some of the concerns, ideas and solutions that were worked on during the first workshop...
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Medicare Open Enrollment to Start

October 5, 2018
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If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you will be receiving or should have received information from your plan regarding open enrollment. This information explains changes in your plan for 2019. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 to December 7), you will have a chance to...
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Community News Briefs

October 5, 2018
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Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda TUESDAY Oct. 9,  2018  7 p.m.  – doors open at 6:30 p.m. to sign in. Jeffries Point Yacht Club 565 Sumner st. Agenda- Police updates – Dog’s off leash in Brophy Park.   Sgt Martin, Off Simon. Liasion Jesus Garcia –  Mayor’s office updates. Boston Transportation Department. Suffolk Downs...
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EBNHC Staff Remembers Dr James Taylor

October 5, 2018
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Last Wednesday at the Zumix Firehouse in East Boston the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center staff held a special memorial service for the late EBNHC Founder and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. James Taylor, who passed away on Sunday, August 12 after a brief battle with Parkinson’s Disease with dementia. Dr. Taylor was a...
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EHCA Votes on Several Development Projects

October 5, 2018
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The Eagle Hill Civic Association voted in favor of supporting four development projects at its September meeting last Wednesday at East Boston High School. First, EHCA members voted 30 to 3 in support of a project at 106 Saratoga St. Attorney Matt Eckel made a second presentation to the group for his client’s plans...
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Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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The Columbus Day Parade Committee Deserves Praise

October 5, 2018
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After the cancellation of the Columbus Day Parade two years ago due to heavy rain the Columbus Day Parade Committee has worked tirelessly to make Sunday’s parade is bigger and better than ever. While many were disappointed in the cancellation of the neighborhood-wide daylong celebration organizers like Joseph Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, George Gambale, Jim...
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Hotel Owners Provide Update to Community

September 27, 2018
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Hotel Owners Provide Update to Community

So far, the relationship between the new owners of what has become known locally as the ‘Loftel’ project and neighbors has been rocky at best. Since developer and restaurateur Paul Roiff sold his Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved project to Boston Trade International for $14.75 million, residents have been anxiously awaiting construction...
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Columbus Day Parade to Kickoff Oct 7 at 1 p.m.

September 27, 2018
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Columbus Day Parade to Kickoff Oct 7 at 1 p.m.

Two years ago, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with the planned East Boston Columbus Day Parade that year. Driving rain, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew that swept up the East Coast, saturated the area, and parade organizers made the very difficult and painful decision to cancel the event for the first time in its history....
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EBNHC Opens New PACE Facility

September 27, 2018
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EBNHC Opens New PACE Facility

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) celebrated the opening of a new Neighborhood PACE facility on the site of the old VFW building at 10 Garafolo St. with state and local officials on Thursday morning. Manny Lopes, president and chief executive officer of EBNHC said, “I truly believe this is the best PACE facility...
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Edwards, Wu Hold Master Plan Meeting

September 27, 2018
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Last Thursday at the Ashley Street YMCA City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu held a second in a series of meetings regarding the Eastie Master Plan process. The well-attended meeting was a first step in creating a neighborhood-wide Master Plan that will provide a cohesive vision for the neighborhood. Creating a Master Plan...
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Eastie’s John Nucci Joins Polysystic Kidney Disease Walk to Raise Money and Awareness

September 27, 2018
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Since undergoing a lifesaving kidney transplant in June, East Boston’s John Nucci has been making it his life mission to raise awareness and money for the disease that could have ended his life. “I feel great,” said Nucci. “I’m getting stronger day by day, walking every morning. Eating healthy and feeling blessed everyday.” The...
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Madaro Once Again Pleads Eastie’s Case to MBTA Board

September 27, 2018
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Rep. Adrian Madaro was back before the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board last week to advocate for East Boston’s transportation needs. “Lately I have felt like a frequent flier at these meetings,” said Madaro, who has appeared several times at the board’s meeting over the past year. “Some of you may regard me...
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Border Street Murder Suspect Arraigned, Alleged Getaway Driver Indicted

September 27, 2018
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The man whom police believe is responsible for East Boston’s only homicide this year, was arrested in New Hampshire last week and later arraigned on murder charges last week in Suffolk Superior Court. According to District Attorney Daniel Conley Jeremy Menedez, 29, was extradited from New Hampshire following his arrest last week by Boston...
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Gove Street Vote Tied on 205 Maverick Street Project

September 27, 2018
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Members of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted 12 to 12 Monday night regarding the project at 205 Maverick Street. The tied vote means the GSCA will send a letter neither supporting nor opposing the project. The owner of the convenience store and laundromat on Maverick Street plans to convert what his attorney...
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Community News Briefs

September 27, 2018
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Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda October 2018 Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting is on October 1, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Brooke Charter School 145 Byron Street Agenda Welcome/Introduction (5min) Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin, Officer Simons (10min) Announcements (5min) Non-Development Presentations Jessica Vasquez the new Director of Operations at...
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Police Briefs 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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District Seven Police Report Monday, September 17 Around 11:30 a.m. in the area of 820 Border St., a 49 year old male with an East Boston address was arrested for Assault & Battery   Tuesday, September 18 Around 2:30 p.m. in the area of 69 Paris St., a 29 year old male with a...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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Are you Curious or Worried about Vaping?    Dear Editor, This summer the Massachusetts Department of Public Health launched a statewide information campaign called The New Look of Nicotine Addiction and it’s all about vaping.  The Website of the campaign, GetOutraged.org, is a resource to help parents of teenagers better understand what vaping is,...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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Thank You to East Boston Little League

September 27, 2018
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In last week’s newspaper, the coverage of the annual Little League Banquet was reported.  In looking over the pictures, we noticed as big a smile on the faces of the coaches and officers of the East Boston Little League as the players. These volunteers deserve to be thanked. The long hours that these volunteers...
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Obituaries 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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Marie Rose Logiudice Shawmut Bank retiree Marie Rose Logiudice of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21. A 38 year employee of Shawmut Bank, she was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton and an avid ballroom dancer. She was the loving daughter of the late Rocco  Sr. and  Rose (...
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East Boston Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony

September 20, 2018
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East Boston Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony

George, Grace, Jake and Samantha Galuris present the 9-11 memorial wreath at Piers Park on Sunday. The annual 9-11 memorial event, founded by the late Fran Rowan, has been continued by the Sherman family.
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EASTIE Coalition Vigil Sept 30

September 20, 2018
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EASTIE Coalition Vigil Sept 30

Join the EASTIE Coalition (East Boston Alliance for Support, Treatment, Intervention, and Education) and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) for the first annual Community Vigil: Remembering Those Lost to Overdose, on Sunday, September 30, at Piers Park. Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a supportive candle-lit ceremony to reflect on loved...
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