Monthly Archives: March 2017

Demolition Begins on Orient Heights Housing Development

March 31, 2017
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Demolition Begins on Orient Heights Housing Development

By John Lynds The long-awaited project to overhaul East Boston’s largest public housing development is one step closer to reality. Construction crews began demolition on the aging Orient Heights Housing Development, a place that has part of East Boston’s landscape for over a half a century. In December the Boston Housing Authority, East Boston...

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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

March 31, 2017
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Buddy Mangini Honored with New Square

By John Lynds The corner of Bennington and Wally Streets has long been the historic start of the Columbus Day Parade in East Boston. So it was fitting last Thursday that the triangular island at the intersection was named after the man that organized the biannual parade for the past 25 years. Mayor Martin...

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PierPac Votes to Award $25K to PPSC:Sailing Center will Reopen for 2017

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Following a successful community fundraiser at Maverick Marketplace Cafe to help raise money for the struggling Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC), the East Boston Project Advisory Committee Inc. (PierPac) voted unanimously last week to award PPSC a $25,000 grant. The grant will ensure the Sailing Center reopens for the 2017 sailing...

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GSCA Vote on 114 Orleans St Ends in a Tie

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds After four community meetings and several abutters’ meetings the Gove Street Citizens Association took a vote Monday night on the proposed residential development project at 114 Orleans St. that resulted in a tie. GSCA members voted 14-14 on the project after the developer made several more changes after holding off on...

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City Holds First Meeting on Noyes Park Renovations

March 31, 2017
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By John Lynds The City of Boston officials held the first in a series of meetings at the Marty Pino Center to begin getting community feedback on how residents would like to see Noyes Park transformed. Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced $3.1 million in spending to overhaul Noyes Park in Orient Heights. The Walsh...

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Trump Fails to Put Kids First in “America First” Budget

March 31, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...

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How We’re Investing in our Boston Public Schools

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

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Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2017
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Our hands are tied Last week’s letter writer who urged the community to stand together as we deal with the growing threat of drug addiction negatively impact all of us. We can not pretend there is no problem,. There is clearly an issue as we watch the growing number of fatal and near fatal...

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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...

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Congratulations Buddy

March 31, 2017
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Last week, a traffic island near Bennington and Wally Streets was named in honor of Buddy Mangini. There are certain people who come to mind when you think of East Boston and one of these is Buddy Mangini. Whenever the cause for helping comes from the Kiwanis Club, or the East Boston Chamber of...

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