Monthly Archives: March 2012

Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

March 21, 2012
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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

A new grassroots organization aimed at stopping a casino from coming to East Boston has been making some extreme claims in the neighborhood about the impacts a resort-style casino would have on Eastie if it came to Suffolk Downs. The group, No Eastie Casino, founded by Eastie resident Brian Gannon, has launched a website,...

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New Library to Get Needed Funds

March 21, 2012
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The proceeds from the City’s sale of general obligation bonds last week will help fund the new library on Bremen Street in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that Boston has sold $232.1 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive sale. The bond sale secured an interest rate of 2.46 percent to fund $122...

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NSTAR’s Responsibility

March 21, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino is fighting for all of us when he demands that NSTAR pay up for losses suffered when the lights went out in Back Bay. If the same were to happen here as it did in Back Bay over the weekend, we would expect the same for East Boston electricity users. When...

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Interest Rates

March 21, 2012
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There is one advantage to the low interest rates even in an economic environment where there appears to be no upside to real estate investments. That is, with interest rates so unbelievably low, investment in real estate causes our interest to be exceptionally high. The low interest rates right now make 2012 a time...

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Obituaries 03-21-2012

March 21, 2012
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Joan Porcelli East Boston resident Joan A. Porcelli died unexpectedly in East Boston on March 6.She was the beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth (DePalma) and Joseph Porcelli; sister of the late Gloria McLaughlin, Lorraine DiGiorgio and John Porcelli. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Cullity and her husband, Joseph of Hudson, NH.A...

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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

March 16, 2012
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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

Activists from East Boston’s Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) and other residents were out in full force to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring the hazardous material Ethanol to its storage facility on the East Boston/Revere line. At a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall last Thursday Eastie activists showed...

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Captain McCormick Walks the Beat to Know the Neighborhood

March 16, 2012
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Captain McCormick Walks the Beat to Know the Neighborhood

Last week Police Commissioner Ed Davis announced that Kelley McCormick would replace Frank Mancini as D-7’s new captain. Mancini has been promoted to Boston Police Superintendent. With a little over a week on the job, McCormick has jumped head first into his new assignment here in Eastie. McCormick has been making the rounds in...

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Donna Rauseo Scholarship

March 16, 2012
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Massport announced this week that applications for the scholarship honoring the memory of the late Donna Rauseo, a long-time Port Authority employee and lifelong resident of East Boston, are being accepted. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman from Eastie who is graduating from high school and has...

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Zumix is Selected to Help out in Rio+20 Musical Project

March 16, 2012
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East Boston’s national award winning youth music and arts has been tapped by the United Nations, the City of Boston and the Sounding Board to work on the Boston Rio+20 Project—a project aimed at raising environmental awareness through music. Zumix will help bring the Boston Rio+20 Project—a series of workshops for several Boston-based youth...

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What’s Holding Eastie Back?

March 16, 2012
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It has been about three months since Mayor Menino announced that he was creating a development scenario for East Boston’s waterfront that would reincarnate the waterfront. The East Boston waterfront was to go from something largely underutilized to something booming and destined to appear far different than it does today. What’s holding back all...

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