Monthly Archives: January 2012

Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

January 26, 2012
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Massport Donates to YMCA Fundraiser

Back row, from left, East Boston YMCA Capital Campaign Chair Derek Brodin, YMCA Executive Di­rector Joey Cuzzi, Massport Interim CEo Dave Mackey and Senator Anthony Petruccelli celebrate with Y preschoolers Massport’s donation of $25,000 to the Y to kick off the Y’s annual fundraising campaign.

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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

January 26, 2012
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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

In 1998 Richard Sanford read a story in his hometown paper in Pennsylvania that both angered and inspired him. “I learned that children in my town were freezing while waiting for their school bus, because they had no winter coats,” said Sanford at Maverick Landing in East Boston Saturday. Sanford said he was puzzled...

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Front and Center: Waterfront Potential Gets Big Boost at Menino’s State of the City Speech

January 26, 2012
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In his annual State of the City address last Thursday at Faneuil Hall, Mayor Thomas Menino, as he did in his annual Chamber of Commerce Speech two months back, pointed to East Boston as a neighborhood full of opportunity for development and job growth. While the Chamber speech focused on Eastie idle waterfront development...

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Orient Heights Stop to Be Rebuilt In’14

January 26, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street has begun and according to the T’s Project Manager John Favorito major construction should be underway in the summer and last until spring of 2014. “Residents may have noticed that we have begun staging the area and creating work...

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Police Briefs

January 26, 2012
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Monday, January 16  Damon Attardo of 256 Cooleridge Street, Revere was arrested and charged with operating after suspension or revocation. Tuesday January 17  No Arrest Wednesday, January 18 Bryan Briggs of 230 Main Street, Winthrop was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon (Brass Knuckles). John Oliver of 59 West Eagle Street,...

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A Doubleheader

January 26, 2012
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This neighborhood is facing two huge possibilities – the possible licensing of a casino at Suffolk Downs with horse racing continuing as it has for 75 years and the remaking of the East Boston waterfront by developers eager to take advantage of the great views of the city and an ideal location for new...

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Logan at 28 Million

January 26, 2012
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There was more than a bit of incomprehensibility when it was announced earlier this week that Logan Airport had checked in and transported by airplane more than 28 million people in 2011. Think about it. More than 2.2 million people per month landed in East Boston and were transported through East Boston on their...

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Hoop Jets Hit Stride, Now at 7-3

January 26, 2012
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The East Boston High School boys’ basketball team has won three of their last four games to improve to 7-3 on the season. First the Jets took on Barnstable in a non-league match at home. In a tight game Eastie was able to squeak out a win 60-57 over the Red Raiders. With that...

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Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Lola Kurley East Boston Resident Lola S. (Trull) Kurley of East Boston died peacefully on January 22. She was 98 years old. She was born in Buncombe County, NC, the beloved wife of the late Stanley; mother of the late Charles and his surviving wife, Elsie of North Reading, the late Finley, the late...

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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

East Boston has arrived according to a San Francisco based marketing company for rental brokers and landlords. A recent study of the rental market in Eastie by RentJuice has shown that the neighborhood’s asking rent soared nearly 14 percent last month making it one of the largest rental spikes in the city and Greater...

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