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District One Candidates Continue to Get Out and Meet Voters

September 22, 2017
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With the Primary Election for the District 1 City Council seat set for next Tuesday (September 26) the three candidates have been sprinting to the finish line. The candidates include (in alphabetic order) Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli. In the final week of the election East Boston’s Edwards and Farmer and the...

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Frankie’s Friends Set to Remember Frankie Stillman

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as he was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown, helped...

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LaMattina Endorses Passacantilli for City Council

September 22, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for District 1 City Council has been endorsed by City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina.  LaMattina has represented Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End on the City Council since 2006. Passacantilli has also been endorsed by East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee and...

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New School Year Starts

September 15, 2017
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New School Year Starts

Ned Shamon (7) says good-bye to kindergarten and hello to first grade as he steps into the Warren Prescott Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 7, as instructional coach Karen Scholz holds the door for him. Students across Boston Public Schools returned for a new term last Thursday, and are full into the new school...

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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

September 15, 2017
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Stars Shine at Spaulding Rehab for Movie Premiere

By Cary Shuman The stars were out at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown Tuesday night for the Boston movie premiere of “Stronger,” the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Bauman in the movie, and Tatiana Maslany, who plays Erin Hurley,...

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North Washington St Bridge Will Go Out to Bid this Month

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The $150 million, five-year re-construction of the North Washington Street Bridge is taking its first step off of the planning boards and onto the construction phase this month as the state Department of Transportation and the City prepares to put the project out to bid. The long-anticipated project has been in...

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Rubber Duckies Race is Set for Oct 14 to Raise Funds for Science Education

September 15, 2017
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On Saturday, Oct. 14, 3,000 rubber ducks will be released into the Boston Harbor to race in the inaugural “e” inc. Duck Dash. Funds raised through the family friendly festival, which will include music, food, fair games and science activities, will go to support the second rotating exhibit, “Our House: Rethinking Home in a...

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Mystic/Tobin Bridge to Proceed with Major Repairs on Chelsea Side

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major paving and steel repair project of the Mystic/Tobin Bridge was approved by the MassDOT Board of Directors on Tuesday, a project that concentrates on the Chelsea side of the structure and could cause more than three years of traffic nightmares. JF White was the low bidder on the project...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Lyndeboro Street Building

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A two-alarm fire ripped through the top floor of a home on Lyndeboro Street on Thursday morning, Sept. 7. Firefighters responded to the scene at 24 Lyndeboro Street – off of Middlesex Street – around 7:30 a.m. Fire was showing upon arrival in the top floor, and a second alarm was...

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Exam School Parents Call for Community to Attend Oct 4 School Committee Meeting

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several advocates who are still frustrated by this summer’s threat to cut the neighborhood buses to Boston Latin School (BLS) and Boston Latin Academy (BLA) are continuing to organize and hope to bring a crowd to the October School Committee meeting. One of the advocates who spoke loudly about the cut...

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