Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2017
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A Happy Thanksgiving

Rep Adrian Madaro, his family and a team of volunteers handed out over 400 dinners to the neighborhood’s elderly, families and low income residents at Sacred Heart Church Thanksgiving Day. Shown above is Lola Dumitrescu, just one of the dozens of volunteers that helped last Thursday deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to residents that...

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First in a Series of Meeting Held on Mt Carmel Church Redevelopment

December 1, 2017
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First in a Series of Meeting Held on Mt Carmel Church Redevelopment

By John Lynds The owners of the Mount Carmel Church and surrounding properties kicked off what is sure to be an extensive community process regarding the redevelopment of the site. At a Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting Monday night representatives for the Frankfort and Gove Street LLC, who purchased the property in 2015...

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Downeast Cider Has a Little Fun on Cyber Monday

December 1, 2017
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Downeast Cider Has a Little Fun on Cyber Monday

By John Lynds The Monday following Thanksgiving has become known as ‘Cyber Monday’ or the day Americans take to their computers, jam websites and crash the internet looking for hot deals for Christmas gifts online. Some big corporations have turned to drone deliveries as way to make Cyber Monday a truly high tech event....

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Local Artists to Hold Annual Holiday Open House to Benefit East Boston High School Art Department

December 1, 2017
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The East Boston Artists Group members, at 80 Border Street, in the Atlantic Works Building, open their doors for the 4th annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale from 12 noon – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. This year, thanks to the generosity of the Boston Ballet, and the Institute for Contemporary Art,...

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BPDA Approves Hilton Expansion

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds At its November meeting the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the Hilton Garden Inn’s owners’ plans to expand the hotel. The hotel, located on the corner of McClellan Highway and Boardman Street in Orient Heights, will add an additional 84 hotel rooms and community meeting space on the left...

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Units Pitched for Everett St at Gove St Assoc

December 1, 2017
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By John Lynds At Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting Attorney Richard Lynds presented his client’s plans for constructing nine condo units with nine parking spaces at 18 Everett St. The property, Lynds explained, consist of two 2,250 sq. ft. lots. One of the lots houses a single family structure that would...

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EBSB Named as One of Top Places to Work

December 1, 2017
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At the 2017 “Top Places to Work” reveal reception held at the Boston Design Center and hosted by The Boston Globe, East Boston Savings Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ 2017 “Top Places to Work”. The recognition as a “Top Places to Work” is based on surveys completed by more than 75,000 workers at...

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The LEAF Fund: Helping Boston Businesses Succeed

December 1, 2017
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By Marianne Salza For 35 years the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) has been providing technical assistance and financing to co-operative organizations and social ventures across the nation. The non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) hopes to continue expanding its recent initiative of creating and retaining jobs for low-income communities in Greater Boston. “We...

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Police Briefs 11-29-2017

December 1, 2017
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East boston Police Notes November 18 Around 11:00 am District Seven Officers responded to the area of 114 Bennington Street, East Boston for a report of person(s) stealing delivery packages. Upon arrival officers approached 2 suspicious person(s) who proceeded to flee on foot through neighboring backyards. After a lengthy foot pursuit, the suspects (A...

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AMAC: Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find a ‘Cure’ for It

December 1, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...

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