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Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of, the neighborhood’s first website for local news aggregation. Established in 1995, has survived the enormous disruptions in journalism to provide you with the best collection of news on a daily basis. Since that time, the website had relied upon traditional advertising rather than subscription services.

The goal is not to impose paywalls like other publications. But to make that happen, your help is needed to keep paywall-free.

It’s no secret that inflation is taking its toll on consumers and publishing a first-rate news site is also getting more expensive. Domain registration fees, hosting and storage fees, social media advertising and software upgrades are always increasing. It has long been the goal of this publication to find and pay freelance reporters to cover the people and events that are often overlooked by traditional media. has provided original content on occasion. But that takes financial support.

East Boston has a strong tradition of local journalism (such as that pioneered by the East Boston Community News, of which this publisher supported with donated labor for more than 10 years.)

Please consider making a non-tax-deductible donation today to extend that tradition of local journalism! It is much appreciated.

Thank you,

Frank Conte
Editor & Publisher