Monthly Archives: August 2015

Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

August 14, 2015
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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

The proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. has gone under Boston Redevelopment (BRA) review. The review period will last until Monday, September 7 with public comment periods on the project due by that date. Comments can be sent to the the BRA at One City Hall, 9th Floor, Boston,...

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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

August 14, 2015
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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

A major water main break on Cottage Street in East Boston Monday night caused two sink holes to open up on the street, nearly swallowing one car whole. Crews responded at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 162-168 Cottage St. for a 10-inch water main break on the street. The water quickly flooded...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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City Preps Central Square for Redevelopment

August 14, 2015
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The City of Boston has begun the initial stages this week of prepping Central Square for the year-long redevelopment project that will transform the square. After years of waiting, the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood was finally been accepted in June. “We had a series of...

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Letter to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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What will this accomplish?    The Boston City Council is currently debating the idea of purchasing BodyCams for its police officers while on duty. Several large cities across the nation are having the same debate. Critics across the country believe these cameras are necessary to catch rogue law-breaking cops. Their criticism stems from a...

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Work Still Needs to be Done

August 14, 2015
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The story last week that Constitution Beach is not as usable as it was last year is a bit disturbing (although the beach still is ranked among the top 10 cleanest beaches from Nahant to Nantasket). The culprit is the old pipes that take excess drain water from homes and businesses and dump them...

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Saving Millions

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

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Obituaries 08-12-2015

August 14, 2015
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Iapicca Assunta Capodanno Of Medford, formerly of East Boston Iapicca Assunta Capodanno of Medford, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 3. The loving daughter of the late Michael and Carmalinda (Vitale) Capodanno, she was the cherished sister of Maria Sodano and her late husband, Luigi of Winthrop, Licia Biasella and her husband,...

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American Legion Playground

August 5, 2015
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American Legion Playground

Mayor Martin Walsh joins the East Boston community in cutting the ribbon last Wednesday on the newly rehabbed American Legion Playground.

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Heavy Rains Take Toll on Water Quality at Constitution Beach

August 5, 2015
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East Boston’s only public beach has slipped a little on water quality from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer, Constitution Beach scored a 96 percent but has slipped to an 83 percent this year. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s...

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