Monthly Archives: March 2013

EBCC Releases Prosperity Agenda

March 1, 2013
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With different community groups gearing up to get their own feedback and information on what a resort-style casino could mean for East Boston, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce released its own Prosperity Agenda study. With a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the proposed construction of a $1 billion casino in the neighborhood, the...

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BPS School Choice Moves to New Choice Plan

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice at the East Boston Social Centers, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A...

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Local Residents Concerned Over Projects’ Impacts

March 1, 2013
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A group of East Boston residents concerned that the community process regarding waterfront development and a potential resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs has done little to inform residents of the impacts of such projects has conducted its own survey on the issues. These residents have formed the Community Alliance and collaborated with Neighbors United...

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John Connolly

March 1, 2013
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In Eastie John Connolly has always received tremendous support, but voters will now have to decide who their loyalty rests with if Mayor Thomas Menino announces he’s in for another term. Last time around, Connolly topped the at-Large ticket with 1,183 and in 2009 he topped the ticket in the city with 51,308 and...

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Eastie Watch: East Boston Democratic Caucus

March 1, 2013
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East Boston Democrats will hold a Democratic Caucus to select 2013 Convention Delegates on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Paris Street Community Center. The purpose of the caucus is to pick convention delegates to nominate candidates for 2013 U.S. Senate Democratic primary. All registered Democrats in East Boston are eligible to participate...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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February 17, 2013 A Hispanic male of East Boston was arrested and charged with domestic assault. February 18, 2013 No Arrest. February 19, 2013 Chris Leone of 68 Washington Avenue, Winthrop was arrested and charged with breaking & entering. Jamey Bosco of 150 Bremen Street, East Boston was arrested and charged with distribution of...

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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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Antonino ‘Nino’ Parrinello Of East Boston Antonino “Nino” Parrinello died on February 23. Born and raised in Marsala, Sicily and arriving in East Boston in 1970, he was the beloved husband of the late Paola “lina” (Caimi) Parrinello; loving father of Frank Parrinello and his wife, Lisa of Danvers, Rosanna Paolini and her husband,...

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