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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

April 21, 2018
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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

The highly anticipated East Boston waterfront development project has officially opened, and 25 percent of the property’s 200 units are already leased. Following several delays and the economic downturn in 2008 there was a level of uncertainty in the community for several years for the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) owned the development...

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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

April 21, 2018
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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

There was a time in Jack Kelly’s life were he was stripped of everything. There were no creature comforts, no bed to sleep in and only a crippling heroin addiction that left him homeless. “When I first got sober back when I was 22...

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Police Recover Gun Outside East Boston High School

April 21, 2018
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Another incident last week involving a gun at East Boston High School has parents and students on edge as security is beefed up at the neighborhood’s only high school. Just before 9:30 a.m. last Thursday a 20-year-old student was arrested near the school on...

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District A-7 to Get Five New Officers

April 21, 2018
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With East Boston’s annual Peace Walks set to kick off this Thursday outside of District A-7 police station at 6 p.m. there may be some new faces among the...

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CDC Gets $8 Million Construction Loan from Citizens Bank for Neighborhood Properties

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will get another financial boost for the 111-unit multi-site, affordable housing development that the CDC owns in the neighborhood under Landfall Community...

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East Boston Artists Group to Host Annual Open Studios

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Artists Group will host the annual East Boston Open Studios on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, from noon-6 p.m.  The event takes place at...

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Political Endorsements

April 21, 2018
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UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston’s Hotel and Food Workers Union, Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced that the Boston-area hotel...

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Boston City Council Updates

April 21, 2018
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The following items were discussed at the Boston City Council Meeting on April 11. Increasing Access to Voter Registration The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed...

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Community News Briefs

April 21, 2018
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Orient Heights Meeting agenda Monday, April 23, 2018 Agenda Meeting Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street 6:15pm Registration 6:30pm to 6:40pm – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin &...

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The Zumix Walk for Music Set for April 29

April 21, 2018
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Some walk to keep their music lessons affordable and our group programs free. Others walk because ZUMIX creates opportunities for youth employment and college access. All of us walk...

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Police Briefs 04-18-2018

April 21, 2018
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District Seven Police Report April 8, 2018 Around 11:30 am in the area of 246 Border Street a 24-year-old white Hispanic Male (Homeless) was summoned to appear in East...

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Alaskan Energy Development:Pro Consumer, Pro Taxpayer, Pro Prosperity

April 21, 2018
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President Trump’s tax reform included a bonus for consumers, taxpayers, and Alaska: opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy development. Such action reverses a four-decade, Carter-to-Obama animus...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than...

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Mayor Walsh Delivers for Eastie

April 21, 2018
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The recently-announced budget by Mayor Martin Walsh includes a number of items of huge interest to East Boston residents as part of the mayor’s overall five-year capital improvement plan...

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Sports 04-18-2018

April 21, 2018
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East Boston Little League will open season April 28 By Cary Shuman Do not be misled by the unseasonably cold temperatures. It is, in fact, the middle of April...

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A Special Gift

April 13, 2018
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A Special Gift

In honor of Gina Scalcione the Gove Street Citizens Association Board and Rep. Adrian Madaro presented Jack Scalcione with a gavel and framed copy of the East Boston Times...

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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

April 13, 2018
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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

Catherine “Cathy” Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community...

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Walsh Spending Money on Eastie:New Police Station and Paris Street Pool Included

April 13, 2018
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On Monday Mayor Martin Walsh released his recommended Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget. The budget includes the city’s five-year capital spending plan with numerous projects in East Boston that...

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ZBA Approves Six-Unit Buildings for Bennington Street Project

April 13, 2018
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The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a six-unit condo development project on Bennington Street. Owners Joseph and Jason Ruggiero purchased the single-family ranch...

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Maverick Market Cafe Looks to Increase Capacity

April 13, 2018
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Dan Lyons, who took a majority ownership of Maverick Market Cafe in January 2017, appeared before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night, looking to increase the cafe’s...

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MBTA to Fund Red Line Blue Line Connector Study

April 13, 2018
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Linking the only two MBTA train lines that have no connection has been something residents in East Boston and surrounding communities have been asking and waiting for since the...

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Boston Parks Department Awarded TD Green Streets Urban Forestry Grant

April 13, 2018
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TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, and the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will receive a $20,000 TD Green Streets grant that will...

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Award Winning Children’s Author and Magician to Perform at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library on April 17

April 13, 2018
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On April 17, former East Boston resident Jed Doherty, known throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico as the magician Jedlie, will return to the East Boston Branch of the...

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