Monthly Archives: February 2018

Possibility of Seaplanes in Harbor Being Touted as Part of Amazon Bid

February 2, 2018
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There was a small paragraph in Boston’s bid to bring Seattle-based Amazon’s second North American headquarters (HQ2) to Suffolk Downs in East Boston calling for the establishment of seaplane operations in the city that was overlooked by many. The paragraph read, “Establishing seaplane operations in the Boston Harbor will provide scheduled service between Boston...

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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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Be Prepared:EBNHC Encourages Residents to Get Flu Vaccine, says It’s Not Too Late

February 2, 2018
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Be Prepared:EBNHC Encourages Residents to Get Flu Vaccine, says It’s Not Too Late

Cases of influenza, more commonly known as the flu, have more than doubled in Massachusetts this winter, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has called this flu season the worst in 10 years. At East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Roberto Mastroianni, a doctor of nursing practice, had a feeling this year’s flu season...

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Coleridge Street Condo Project

February 2, 2018
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The developer of 167 Coleridge St. recently updated the Harbor View Neighborhood Association on the progress of his project to replace a condemned building that has been an eyesore for some years in the neighborhood. Brad Young received approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston Planning and Development Agency Design Review, as well...

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Diane Modica and Justin Rounds to Participate in New Members Art Show at Atlantic Works

February 2, 2018
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Lifelong East Boston resident Diane Modica has been a lot of things in her life from serving as District 1 Boston City Councilor to an established attorney. What some might not know is that Modica is also a talented artist. A lawyer by day, Modica is a self-taught artist who has gained significant insights...

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A Fight at EBHS Sparks Debate on School Police Sharing Info with Feds

February 2, 2018
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A Boston Public School police report about at incident at East Boston High School that said the report would be shared with the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, or BRIC, has immigrant rights activists fuming. The incident involved two students trying to start a fight at the High School, but were unsuccessful in doing so....

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Council Files Walsh’s Motion Establishing Guidelines Regulations to Short-Term Rentals

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh ordinance on Wednesday, Jan. 24, establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for residents and alternative temporary accommodation options...

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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley to Run for 7th Congressional District Seat

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley intends to seek the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District, she announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Pressley, who made history in 2009 as the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council, has drawn local and national acclaim for her work on issues of critical importance...

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Community News Briefs

February 2, 2018
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EHCA Meeting set for Jan. 31 The Eagle Hill Civic Association will hold its January Meeting on Wednesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. at East Boston High School inside the cafeteria. The agenda is as follows: * Station 7 Updates: Officers Danny Simons and Jim Martin * 514 Saratoga St. Legalize an existing occupancy...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2018

February 2, 2018
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District Seven Police Report January 22, 2018 Around 01:15 am in the area of 28 Bennington Street a White Hispanic Male with an address in Somerville Ma, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery and Disturbing the Peace. Around 09:45 pm in the area of Maverick Square a Black Male with an address...

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