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300 Saratoga Cafe Ribbon Cutting

February 21, 2018
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300 Saratoga Cafe Ribbon Cutting

300 Saratoga Cafe owners Robert Ciampi and new Executive Chef Willy Lopez (both center) cut the ribbon during a grand reopening of the restaurant on Saturday. The event marked the arrival of Chef Lopez who made a name for himself on the Boston culinary scene as the head chef of Il Panino in the...

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ISD’s New Housing Program Launches in East Boston

February 21, 2018
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ISD’s New Housing Program Launches in East Boston

Last year,  Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher made the rounds at East Boston community meetings to drum up support for a new pilot program his department was proposing. Christopher told residents that Eastie was picked as one of three neighborhoods to...

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Building Partially Collapses, Later Demolished in Maverick Square

February 21, 2018
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Building Partially Collapses, Later Demolished in Maverick Square

Longtime East Boston business owner and civic leader Grace Previte Magoon was sitting in her office in Maverick Square between Eddie C’s Bar and La Sultana Bakery Sunday when she heard an explosion. “It was a big boom,” said Magoon standing in Maverick Square...

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Just Like JWA:Congressman Capuano Urges FAA to Shift Flight Paths Over the Water at Logan

February 21, 2018
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Last week U.S. Congressman wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging them to take the same action at Logan International Airport in East Boston as the...

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Central Assembly of God Holds Memorial Mass for Slain Eastie Teen

February 21, 2018
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Duncan Ketter had the world in the palm of his hand. The 19-year-old East Boston resident had recently graduated from Madison Park High School, was enrolled in Franklin Institute...

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East Boston CDC Receives Loan to Keep 111 Units of Affordable Housing

February 21, 2018
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Rising home costs and rents that have more than doubled in the past decade are making it harder and harder for East Boston residents to remain in the neighborhood....

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East Boston Social Centers Celebrates 100 Years in the Community

February 21, 2018
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In 1918 the East Boston Social Centers was founded during the Settlement House movement. The Settlement House movement was a reformist social movement that tried to bridge the gap...

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Mayor Walsh Announces Opening of Successlink 2018, Summer Youth Employment Registration

February 21, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. The SuccessLink application will be available through 11:59...

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MBTA Youth Passes Now Available at Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ Admin Office

February 21, 2018
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Boston youth can now enroll in the MBTA Youth Pass Program at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Administrative Office,1483 Tremont Street, in Mission Hill. The Youth Pass...

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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 21, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS...

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An Exciting Proposal

February 21, 2018
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When we were just kids (not too long ago, but longer than we care to remember), the East Boston waterfront was nothing more than the epitome of a run-down...

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Coach Arinella says Eastie AquaJets Will Rebound from Tough Season

February 21, 2018
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The East Boston High School swim team suffered through a winless season for the first time in  their history, yet Head Coach Dave Arinella remains optimistic about the  future...

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Obituaries 02-21-2018

February 21, 2018
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Dolores Lazzarino Member of Saint Agrippina Women’s Society of Boston Dolores (Payne) Lazzarino of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Feb. 15 surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was a member of the...

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Campfire and Community Skate

February 15, 2018
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Campfire and Community Skate

A father helps his two children master the art of roasting a marshmallow on an open campfire last Saturday during the YMCA and DCR’s annual campfire and free community...

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Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso Honored on his 100th Birthday

February 15, 2018
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Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso Honored on his 100th Birthday

Those who know 100-year-old Anthony “Tony the Kid” Barrasso will tell you the tough World War II veteran still has a lot of fire in his belly as he...

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‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in for Second Term as EBCC President

February 15, 2018
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‘Buddy’ Mangini Sworn in for Second Term as EBCC President

Last Thursday night in front of a packed crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn,  Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini took the oath of office for the second time as the East...

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BPDA Approves Suffolk Downs Phase I Plans

February 15, 2018
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While Amazon has yet to pick a city for its second North American headquarters (HQ2), Boston officials are leaving nothing to chance. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)...

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City Council Committee Holds Hearing on Noyes Park Renovations

February 15, 2018
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On Monday, the City Council Committee on Environment & Sustainability, which oversees Boston parks, held a hearing on the Noyes Park renovation project slated to begin this year. The...

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East Boston Resident,Nobel Prize Nominee and Master of Non-Violent Resistance Dr Gene Sharp Dies at 90

February 15, 2018
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Dr. Gene Sharp, who ran the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles out of an unassuming apartment in East Boston, and for decades had written the handbooks on how...

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Quiet Few Finally Gets JPNA Backing

February 15, 2018
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Josh Weinstein, the East Boston resident proposing a new bar on Sumner Street in Jeffries Point, went back before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night and finally...

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The Rose Rush is On: Valentine’s Day at New Regional Flower Exchange in Chelsea is a Better Experience for Buyers

February 15, 2018
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Anyone in Greater Boston who got a rose on Valentine’s Day likely had that rose pass through the New England Flower Exchange in Chelsea. Located in a formerly vacant...

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Police Briefs 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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District Seven Police Report February 4, 2018 Around 02:30 am in the area of 305 Meridian Street a White Hispanic Male with an address in East Boston was arrested...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised...

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Obituaries 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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George Hoey, Sr. Longtime political activist George J. Hoey Sr., an East Boston native, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4 with his family around him at his home in...

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