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Future of Suffolk Downs Site

September 29, 2014
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With the 79-year-old historic thoroughbred race track poised to close at the end of the year there remains one big uncertainty–what will the former track be developed into. During the course of touting a casino way back before Eastie residents rejected the Host Community Referendum 55 percent to 45 percent, Suffolk Downs had to...

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Letter to the Editor

September 29, 2014
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Talking trash Dear Editor: This week I would like to talk some trash. First, I  have never seen the area around Day Square so clean until this summer when Bobby Diggins a friend of mine from South was assigned this area by public works....

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DOR Announces Tax Amnesty Program For Qualified Massachusetts Taxpayers

September 29, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)  announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The tax amnesty program was proposed by the Legislature and the language was included in the fiscal year 2015 budget signed...

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Obituaries 09-23-2014

September 29, 2014
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Joan Russo New England Telephone Retiree Joan G. (Connolly) Russo of East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 18. She was 81 years old. Joan...

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Joey Cuzzi Retires from ‘Y’ After Overseeing Expansion

September 29, 2014
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Joey Cuzzi Retires from ‘Y’ After Overseeing Expansion

At a time when most non-profits were doing some belt tightening due to the fiscal climate across the U.S., Executive Director of the East Boston YMCA Joey Cuzzi was...

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Eagle Hill Residents Seek Equity In Use of Logan Airport Runways

September 29, 2014
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Eagle Hill Residents Seek Equity  In Use of Logan Airport Runways

East Boston activists are asking Massport to be a partner in putting pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure certain runways are being used as promised following...

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BRA Says Yes to New St. Project

September 29, 2014
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BRA Says Yes to New St. Project

Following a community meeting hosted by city officials to hear feedback about a proposed  East Boston waterfront development project last month–Gerding Edlen, a Portland, Oregon-based developer received Boston Redevelopment...

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MGC Gives Casino License to Wynn

September 20, 2014
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MGC Gives Casino License to Wynn

It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to...

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Suffolk Downs to Close as Result of MGC Decision

September 20, 2014
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Suffolk Downs to Close as Result of MGC Decision

East Boston voted against a cash windfall last November during the Host Community referendum and now with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarding the Boston-area gaming license to Wynn Everett...

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Development at Suffolk Downs

September 20, 2014
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The long-awaited decision from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has come and Everett is the winner.  What seemed like an incredible long shot when Everett’s Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced...

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ZUMIX 5K Road Race is Set for this Weekend

September 20, 2014
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This weekend Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, will hold its 4th Annual Run 2 the Beat 5K Road Race. At 9 a.m. on Sunday,...

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Obituaries 09-17-2014

September 20, 2014
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Rita Tritto Boston Crossing Guard For More Than 25 Years Rita T. (Fabiano) Tritto of East Boston passed away on Sunday, September 14. She was 81 years old. She...

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EBNHC To Hold Forum On Keeping Heart Healthy

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members. ...

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Sports 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Jets lose home opener, 30-0 The East Boston High football team kicked off the season with a disappointing home opening loss to Latin Academy last Friday evening.  The Dragons...

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Obituaries 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Louis ‘Red’ Schraffa US Postal Service Retiree Louis A. “Red” Schraffa of East Boston died on September 3. Red” was a Vietnam Era veteran of the US Army and...

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Perfect Attendance Means $5,000 For Lucky Kindergarten Student

September 11, 2014
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Perfect Attendance Means $5,000 For Lucky Kindergarten Student

A lot of kinder gardeners and their parents will be shooting for perfect attendance this year for the chance to win some college scholarship money. At Friday’s Countdown to...

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Walsh Announces Transportation Plan for Grades Eight to Twelve

September 11, 2014
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Walsh Announces Transportation Plan for Grades Eight to Twelve

With some uncertainty surrounding the Boston Public School bus contracts at the start of the school year, Mayor Martin Walsh launched a new initiative to help the growing number...

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MBTA Motorcycle Officers Hit on Bennington Street

September 11, 2014
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MBTA Motorcycle Officers Hit on Bennington Street

Two MBTA motorcycle officers were struck and seriously hurt by a motorist Friday morning on Bennington Street. The two officers were reportedly heading to the East Boston Kindergarten Parade...

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Sen.Petruccelli Crafts Bill To Curb Drug Addiction

September 11, 2014
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This year a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opiate addiction and addiction to other substances. The deaths further...

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Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations

September 11, 2014
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Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action...

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Mayra Cuevas Named Principal of New Eastie School

September 11, 2014
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Life has come full circle for Mayra Cuevas. As a young student growing up in East Boston, Cuevas attended the Dante Alighieri Elementary School, graduated from East Boston High...

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Sports 09-03-2014

September 3, 2014
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East Boston High Jets gear up for the fall football season With a new field to play on and renovations to Sartori Stadium nearing completion, the EBHS football team...

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Obituaries 09-03-2014

September 3, 2014
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Dr. Robert Sbordone Javelin Champion, Published Author, Famed Clinical Neuropyschologist Dr Robert J. Sbordone of Laguna Beach, California passed away on August 3 in Mission Viejo, California. He is...

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Police,Officials Tour Maverick Landing

September 3, 2014
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Police,Officials Tour Maverick Landing

District 7 Captain Kelley McCormick joined with East Boston’s elected officials and community leaders from Maverick Landing last week to tour the public housing development following a shooting there...

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