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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thank You,Dave Modica

July 29, 2015
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Dave Modica, owner of Ecco restaurant, has proven that he is a great neighbor.  When Dave recently bought the building next door to his restaurant, there was also a billboard sign.  Those signs are moneymakers, as advertisers pay large sums of money to get their message up there.  However, many of these billboard signs...

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Whales Ahoy

July 29, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Obituaries 07-29-2015

July 29, 2015
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Anthony Maffei Records Specialist for Commonwealth of Mass; involved in East Boston politics Anthony C. Maffei of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on July 23 surounded by his loving family. Anthony was born in Boston on February 28, 1956 and lived in East Boston for most of his life before...

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Sticky Bite

July 22, 2015
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Sticky Bite

Zhuoyang Jiang taking a big bite of a marshmallow during last Friday’s (July 16) campfire on Constitution Beach event. The DCR and Save the Harbor, Save the Bay sponsored the event. Those who attended roasted marshmallows for S’More’s and learned about the various sea creatures that inhabit East Boston’s beach. Another campfire will take...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

July 22, 2015
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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

The Boston Redevelopment Authority last Thursday approved the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development project in East Boston at its July meeting. The BRA board approved an amended development plan for the Clippership Wharf project on the waterfront. The project will result in the construction of four buildings comprised of up to 492 residential...

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Petruccelli, Madaro Point to Local Benefits in New State Budget

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker signed the $38.1 billion state Fiscal Year 2016 budget but slashed some line items that East Boston’s two state elected officials advocated for in both the House and Senate’s version of the state budget. Last week, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro applauded their colleagues that voted in a joint...

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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

July 22, 2015
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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

The historic East Boston Branch Library painting that was recently restored was unveiled as part of a gala last Thursday at Bremen Street branch library. This is the second of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King to be restored. The painting by King depicting the Queen Mary is...

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Community News Briefs

July 22, 2015
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Gove Street Citizens Association to meet The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting will be on July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way. Parking available in the Porter Street lot adjacent to the...

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East Boston Man Injured in Boat Fire

July 22, 2015
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One East Boston man was injured when his boat caught fire at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street near Piers Park. Witnesses said they heard an explosion followed by fire that ultimately sunk the boat. Both Massport and Boston Fire crews arrived on the scene to contain the fire to the boat’s...

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State Budget Addresses City’s Concerns

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker’s Fiscal Year Budget of $38.1 billion addresses many issues important to local residents while providing the foundation for future economic growth and increasing support and funding for local aid, education, human service programs, and opioid prevention grants. In East Boston, State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and State Rep. Adrian Madaro worked diligently...

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