Monthly Archives: January 2013

Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

January 30, 2013
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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

City Councilor Sal LaMattina leaned over to Mayor Thomas Menino during Monday’s groundbreaking on East Boston’s long awaited waterfront development project at Portside at Pier One and asked the Mayor to pinch him.“I must be dreaming,” joked LaMattina, who worked as hard as anyone this past decade to convert Eastie’s neglected waterfront into a...

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EBSC After School Program Expanding

January 30, 2013
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EBSC After School Program Expanding

The East Boston Social Centers’ (EBSC) after school program, once only available in Eastie and Chelsea, will now be available to parents in Winthrop and Revere. “We definitely saw a need to begin servicing these areas,” said School Age Child Care Director David Cali. “We are excited to be able to finally get transportation...

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It’s Time to Start Filing Your Tax Returns

January 30, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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The Way of the Future

January 30, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Eastie Aqua Jets Fall to Latin in Annual Rivalry

January 30, 2013
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The annual rivalry between the coach for the East Boston High School co-ed swim team, Dave Arinella, and the coach for Latin Academy co-ed swim team, Mark Thomas, took place Monday in East Boston. Nothing brings the best out of the swimmers on both teams than this annual meet. “The rivalry is strong,” said...

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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 30, 2013
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Florence McAdams Member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center Florence M. McAdams of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26. She was 66 years old. Born in Manhattan, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace M. (Hendrickson) and Michael Lynch....

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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

January 23, 2013
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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

The late Marty Pino was an inspiration to all of the 300 plus people in attendance at the renaming of the Orient Heights Recreational Center in his honor. For one last time, Pino brought the community of Eastie together like he had so many times throughout his life. Marty was a doer, a hero...

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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

January 23, 2013
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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become an epidemic at U.S. schools and has lead to some victims of this type of bullying feeling shunned by fellow classmates. In some cases cyberbullying has sadly ended in tragedy for dozens of students. However, four students attending Excel Academy Charter School in East Boston have shown through essays that they...

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Massdot Officials Order Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 23, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month and an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week, MassDOT has decided to remove all panels from the Callahan, which connects Downtown Boston to East Boston. By last week 75 percent of all the 2,400 panels were removed and MassDOT...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 23, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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