Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mount Carmel Church,Surrounding Property Sold for $3.05 Million

September 2, 2015
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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BRA Seeks Comments on Bennington St. project

September 2, 2015
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BRA Seeks Comments on Bennington St. project

As part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Article 80 review process the BRA hosted a community meeting last Thursday evening regarding the proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. At the meeting the BRA said the comment period will last until September 7 with public comment periods on the...

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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Model UN

September 2, 2015
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Model UN

Last Friday, students from Excel AcademyHigh School  took part in a Model United Nations simulation at the State House. Governor Charlie Baker took the opportunity at the event to address the students, praise Excel Academy’s successes and tout the charter school legislation that he plans to file this fall. Excel, one of the top...

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Community News Briefs

September 2, 2015
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14th Annual Walk of Hope of Hope for ALS A large number of teams have signed up for the 14th annual Walk of Hope for ALS, a 3.5-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield to benefit The Angel Fund. The Walk, which will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, begins with registration at...

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Support for Labor Unions is Growing as We Mark Labor Day

September 2, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2015
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Oppose the tax increase To the Editor,  I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed two percent tax increase on all alcohol sales in the City of Boston. Below I have listed just a few reasons why I am against this proposal.  -Nearly 50% of the average cost of a bottle of...

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New School Year Begins

September 2, 2015
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The Boston public schools are beginning their new year under the leadership of a new superintendent of schools, Dr. Tommy Chang, who took office July 1. Dr. Chang has the challenging task of leading a school department that is responsible for the education of Boston’s 57,000 students. Dr. Chang was known for his innovative...

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Obituaries 09-02-2015

September 2, 2015
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Vincent Malgeri Navy Yard retiree Vincent J. Malgeri of East Boston passed away peacefully on August 26 in the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury after a brief illness. Vincent, who served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and later worked for many years in the Navy Yard, was born on...

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