Archives: Aggregated East Boston News


October 2020 bar exam passers  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

In light of surging COVID-19 rates, record-high food insecurity, Union’s donations bring joy to families facing economic and health impacts of the pandemic. Read more.

CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazine

A new poll from Princeton Research Associates shows strong support for keeping Columbus Day.

“I want to thank Mayor Walsh for filing this ordinance and asking that the council pass it during today’s hearing. These actions show a sense of urgency that is required of all elected officials in Massachusetts with the eviction and foreclosure moratorium set to end in 10 days.” Read more at

Statement from the Italian American Alliance on the decision to move the Columbus statue in the North End from a public space to a private one.

Established 1995,, the neighborhood’s leading news aggregator, will soon undergo a complete redesign. Stay tuned!

Mike Valerio, who grew up and East Boston, founded Papa Gino’s and became conservative philanthropist, has passed away. Details from Rev. Earl Jackson can be found here.

Police Investigate Shooting At East Boston Park – Yahoo News
Police Investigate Shooting At East Boston Park  Yahoo News

The research bureau is not supporting Councilor Edwards charter amendment.

BOSTON, August 11, 2020 — “Each one of the over 25,000 cases we handle a year is unique and the Office examines many factors in determining how best to proceed in each case. The decision to request bail or move for dangerousness is one of many that requires a careful consideration of what best serves the victim. And to be clear, the alleged rapist isn’t the victim in the case. The person raped is.” Read more at

“The organization is committed to doing Whatever It Takes for youth, families, and communities during this pandemic.” Read more at

Boiler on a flatbed  Universal Hub

Attacks against Latinos in the US didn’t stop after El Paso mass shooting – WRCB-TV
Attacks against Latinos in the US didn’t stop after El Paso mass shooting  WRCB-TV

Letters to the editor  Boston Herald

Boston weighs fate of statue of Lincoln, kneeling freed man – The Westerly Sun
Boston weighs fate of statue of Lincoln, kneeling freed man  The Westerly Sun

Cancelled: ITALIAN AMERICAN ALLIANCE SPONSORS CONFERENCE OF PROMINENT ITALIAN ORGANIZATIONS RALLY SET FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH AT 2 PM AT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK TO DEMAND RESTORATION AND RETURN OF THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE 100 ATLANTIC AVENUE Boston’s North End THIS RALLY IS IMPORTANT. PLEASE BE THERE ! Leaders of prominent Italian American organizations wasted no time to react via teleconference Wednesday evening to plan appropriate action following the cowardly vandalism and subsequent removal of the Christopher Columbus statue that graced the North End’s Columbus Park. Representatives of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, UNICO, The Federation of Italian Organizations, the St. Joseph’s Society, the Pirandello Lyceum, and the Italian American ALLIANCE were unanimous in their agreement to hold a rally to demand that the statue be restored and returned to its rightful place of honor. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh pledged to keep the Columbus statue on Columbus Park and the rally will remind the Mayor of his pledge. The General Chairman for the event, Sunday, June 14 at 3 pm at Columbus Park in the North End, will be James Di Stefano, President of the Italian American ALLIANCE. The Conference represented the largest Italian American organizations in Massachusetts and in the following days, others are expected to participate.

Michael Laurano, East Boston’s self-styled historian, passes away at 77.

The historic landmark building where the East Boston YMCA calls home is quiet. Its 2800 members remain at home and not at its Bremen Street facility or at its satellite location on Ashley Street. The exercise classes are gone, for now. But the YMCA is far from closed. Read more at

News feature: How the East Boston Soup Kitchen delivers in a crisis. Read more at

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“In fact, Democrats ran unopposed in four of the state’s nine congressional districts in 2018 (in the First, Fourth, Seventh, and Eighth). Campbell told New Boston Post that’s unacceptable, especially when she sees many in her community who are not happy with Pressley.” Read more at

Walsh: “For some time now, I have urged you to follow many precautions like staying home, covering your face when outside, and not visiting friends and family. But, one thing has not changed and should not change: if you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 for help. Boston EMS and our emergency rooms are ready to help you.” Read more at

Virus in New England: Maine protest, new messaging in Boston – Houston Chronicle
Virus in New England: Maine protest, new messaging in Boston  Houston Chronicle

Photo Essay: A Random Walk in East Boston on a Good Friday Like No Other
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The unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in March with payrolls decreasing by 701,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more here.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Commits $2M To COVID-19 Community Relief – FOX5 Las Vegas
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Commits $2M To COVID-19 Community Relief  FOX5 Las Vegas

Maverick Landing Community Services, Inc.: to provide support for COVID-19 response efforts in the East Boston community, including conducting basic needs assessments, distributing hygiene products, sanitizers and food, and producing face masks and shields for healthcare workers. Read more here.

From a press release by Read more at East Boston News.

With school closures, scrambling to get food for needy students – Mash Viral
With school closures, scrambling to get food for needy students  Mash Viral

Lots of great programming at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public LIbrary. March 2020 listing here.

You are all invited to the First Annual Fundraiser for the East Boston Playhouse this February 22, 2020! @7pm – 11pm Beachmont VFW 150 Bennington St. Revere MA. More information here.

AS WE ENTER 2020, the Democratic Party is in the midst of an identity crisis. The conventional wisdom says that a highly progressive wing, buoyed by the victories of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, is poised to make up an ever-larger share of the Democratic electorate, with the potential to win the presidential nomination. Really? Maybe. A few of us decided to test that thesis in this bluest of blue states. If it is valid here, it might not necessarily be valid in states that are not as deeply blue. But if it is not valid here, then it is highly unlikely that it will be valid in less-deeply blue states. Read more at Commonwealth Magazine.

Notes on the U.S. Employment Situation for January 2020: U-Rate: 3.6 %; Payrolls up +225,000 Read more here.

CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazine

The East Boston Republican Committee will meet at Jeveli’s Restaurant at Day Square on Tuesday evening, February 11, 2020. Read more at

(BOSTON — Tuesday, February 4, 2020) — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined hundreds of older adults at the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center to kick off the community process for a new senior center at the former Orient Heights library location. Read more at East Boston News.

Icons & Talismans Art inspired by the Byzantine frescos of Puglia, Italy Christine Palamidessi, Artist February 5- March 1, 2020 Gallery hours 12-5 PM Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday Galatea Fine Art 450 Harrison Avenue,Boston 02118 617-542-1500 More on Christine’s work here.

At Taste of Eastie, East Boston Main Streets’ premiere annual event, promotes the neighborhood as a foodie destination by creating a space for tasting and increasing visibility for our diverse restaurants. For over 20 years, EBMS has brought together over two dozen restaurants and hundreds of food lovers to offer an exciting evening of all you can eat ‘bites’. Read more here.

A look at the 311 calls to City Hall by department and method.

High School Scoreboard – Boston Herald – gotech daily
High School Scoreboard – Boston Herald  gotech daily

And now, the good news  The Boston Globe