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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park but there’s still time to sign up as a volunteer. On Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m. at Piers Park the Eastie Pride Day Committee will hold a final meeting for the event. Residents who have already signed up to be volunteers or want to sign up to volunteer can attend the meeting. “We’ll discuss the event’s agenda, decide what tasks you’ll be performing, hand out your volunteer shirts, and answer any questions you may have about ...
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MGC Says Boston No Longer Considered Surrounding Community for Wynn Casino

While Boston inked a mitigation deal with Mohegan Sun Revere last month it seems the negotiations in Everett have broken down. After months of failed negotiations between the City of Boston and Wynn Everett to nail down a ‘surrounding community’ agreement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stripped the city of surrounding community status last Thursday at a public hearing. The MGC said it determined that Boston had waived its surrounding community designation by “refusing to participate in the arbitration process”.  In writing, the city told the MGC it would not participate. Mayor Martin Wash slammed the MGC saying the ruling by the commission is a statement about the value that they place on the people of Boston in this process. ...
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Walsh Makes Changes to ZBA

The biggest complaint among developers of residential and small business development in East Boston has been the red tape one has to navigate in order to get a project off the ground. After fulfilling the community process through neighborhood or abutters meetings, a developer may still need to wait months before getting a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Mayor Martin Walsh hopes to change that by creating a specialized ZBA to deal with small business and small residential development. Fulfilling a commitment made in his 101 Days Report, Walsh announced the creation of streamlined ZBA process for small businesses and 1-2 family owner-occupied residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet biweekly on Thursday nights to hear zoning relief ...
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Obituary: Anthony J. Depanfilis

DEPANFILIS, Anthony J. Of Groveland, formerly of Winthrop on Aug 13. Beloved husband of Teresa (Nasta) DePanfilis. Devoted father of Karen (DePanfilis) McClary of Winthrop, Anthony V. DePanfilis and his wife Anne of Groveland. Dear brother of Eleanor Hargreaves and her husband Edward Ann Giordano and her husband Robert and the late Julia Cervizzi and Chrisopher DePanfilis. Cherished Papa of Stacey Leggiero and her husband Jerry, Lindsey McClary and Alana DePanfilis. Adored great grand Papa of Natilia Leggiero. Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Anthony by gathering on Saturday, Aug 16 in St. Jospeh St Lazarus Church, Ashley St., East Boston, for a Memorial Mass in Celebration of Anthony's Life at 10AM. ...
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Obituary: Matthew A. Como

COMO, Matthew A. Of East Boston, suddenly, on Aug. 13. Visiting Hours Sunday. Funeral Services Monday. Complete notice Friday. For more info visit Ruggieromh.com Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston 617-569-0990
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Revere Carjacking, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Police say a 32-year-old Melrose man has been charged in connection with an alleged carjacking and kidnapping that took place in Revere earlier this month.
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Obituary: Luciano Lopresto

LOPRESTO, Luciano "Charlie" Of East Boston formerly of Chester, Ma. on Aug. 5. Funeral on Thursday Aug. 14. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-7. For more info www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston (617) 569-0990
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Obituary: Daniel J. Iasbarrone

IASBARRONE, Daniel J., Jr. Of Ft Lauderdale, FL, formerly of East Boston on Aug. 6 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Bernice (Decristoforo) Iasbarrone of Ft Lauderdale. Loving father of Adriane Fitzpatrick of Ft Lauderdale, Marguerite "Margy" Cambria and her husband Mark of Winthrop. Devoted grandfather of Jillian Fitzpatrick of Ft. Lauderdale. Cherished brother of George Iasbarrone and his wife Judy of Revere and the late Michael and his surviving wife Marie of Carver and the late Anthony and his surviving wife Janice of East Boston. He is also survived by his loving granddog Scotty. Family and friends will honor Danny's life by gathering Tuesday Aug 12 from 4-8 in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., ...
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Obituary: Elisa Paredes

PAREDES, Elisa (Fields) Of East Boston on Aug. 7. Visiting Hours Monday Aug. 11 in the Most Holy Redeemer Church Maverick St (Maverick Sq) EAST BOSTON from 3-7 with a Funeral Mass at 7 PM. Arrangements with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston 617-569-0990
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Obituary: Remo Recchia

RECCHIA, Remo Of East Boston on July 31. Dear brother of the late Celia, Mario, Ebio, Lillian and Josephine. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Remo's life on Saturday Aug. 16 from 11-Noon in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston. Ruggiero Family Memorial HomeEast Boston 617-569-0990
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