Monthly Archives: July 2015

Obituaries 07-22-2015

July 22, 2015
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Renato DiZio Active in East Boston religious, sports and community organizations Renato P. DiZio died on July 20 at the age of 92. Mr. DiZio was a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, an active member of East Boston Little League, Secretary of the Dom Savio Fathers Club, longtime usher at St....

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Final Phase of Construction on Greenway to Start

July 22, 2015
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Final Phase of Construction on Greenway to Start

After months of delays, the City of Boston announced this week it will begin construction on the last third of a mile of the East Boston Greenway to connect the route to Constitution Beach. “Site prep, consisting mostly of tree removal to make way for the extension, will take place over the next two...

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Neptune Road Edge Buffer Park Dedication

July 22, 2015
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It was a reunion of sorts last Friday morning on Neptune Road. Those who fought airport expansion like Fred Salvucci, John Vitagliano and Evelyn Morash joined with families displaced by runway expansion like the Gavagnanos and Forgiones to celebrate the opening of an edge buffer park that sought to heal the old wounds suffered...

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Historic Building Torn Down for New St. Project

July 22, 2015
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After the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved changes to the project requested by the developers of the New Street project in April, construction crews have demolished the historic building on the site. The original plan approved by the BRA was to tear down all the surrounding building except for the nine story building at...

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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

July 22, 2015
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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

A two alarm fire Monday afternoon caused by compost barrel in the backyard caused exterior damage to a home of Bennington Street and displaced four people. The Boston Fire Department responded at 1:14 p.m. to 1215 Bennington St. East Boston near the Revere line for a building on fire. Smoke was showing at the...

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Governor Baker Releases Opioid Working Group Recommendations

July 22, 2015
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Vowing to change the way the Commonwealth treats and even thinks about substance addiction, Governor Charlie Baker today released the findings of his Opioid Working Group, a comprehensive report detailing 65 actionable steps to curb the deadly opioid epidemic. The findings by the 18-member Working Group include short and long term action items to...

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Community News Briefs

July 22, 2015
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Wynn Reaches Out to Local Chambers of Commerce & State Organizations Wynn Resorts has aligned with 12 Chambers of Commerce and several diverse business advocacy groups to identify qualified Massachusetts minority-, women-, and veteran-owned consulting firms and contractors to work on the upcoming infrastructure design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. With several significant requests...

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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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Airport noise advice Have you noticed a severe increase in jet noise over East Boston recently?  Is your neighborhood afflicted by the flight paths determined by Logan’s new automated system called R-NAV?  Are you sick and tired of having your sleep disrupted and your family’s life negatively impacted by the roar of jet engines...

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East Boston Community Development Corporation

July 22, 2015
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2015 annual election of directors ELECTION TIMETABLE Nominations Open July 13, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Nominations Close July 27, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Corporation & Election of Directors 7:00 p.m. – September 14, 2015 East Boston Community Development Corporation Office:  72 Marginal Street, Penthouse, 6th Floor Persons interested in filing...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can a into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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