Monthly Archives: April 2018

Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

April 21, 2018
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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

The highly anticipated East Boston waterfront development project has officially opened, and 25 percent of the property’s 200 units are already leased. Following several delays and the economic downturn in 2008 there was a level of uncertainty in the community for several years for the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) owned the development...

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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

April 21, 2018
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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

There was a time in Jack Kelly’s life were he was stripped of everything. There were no creature comforts, no bed to sleep in and only a crippling heroin addiction that left him homeless. “When I first got sober back when I was 22 years old, I was living in a homeless shelter for...

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Police Recover Gun Outside East Boston High School

April 21, 2018
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Another incident last week involving a gun at East Boston High School has parents and students on edge as security is beefed up at the neighborhood’s only high school. Just before 9:30 a.m. last Thursday a 20-year-old student was arrested near the school on Brooks Street. Following the student’s arrest police recovered a gun...

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District A-7 to Get Five New Officers

April 21, 2018
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With East Boston’s annual Peace Walks set to kick off this Thursday outside of District A-7 police station at 6 p.m. there may be some new faces among the crowd. Last Tuesday the Boston Police held a graduation ceremony for the BPD recruit class at Boston University. and five of those graduates will be...

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CDC Gets $8 Million Construction Loan from Citizens Bank for Neighborhood Properties

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will get another financial boost for the 111-unit multi-site, affordable housing development that the CDC owns in the neighborhood under Landfall Community Associates. Following $10.6 million in financing from MassHousing to the CDC for the acquisition, renovation and preservation of the CDC sponsored Landfall properties, Citizens Bank...

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East Boston Artists Group to Host Annual Open Studios

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Artists Group will host the annual East Boston Open Studios on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, from noon-6 p.m.  The event takes place at the Atlantic Works building located at 80 Border Street, East Boston. East Boston Open Studios is an annual arts event that gives the public and...

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Political Endorsements

April 21, 2018
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UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston’s Hotel and Food Workers Union, Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District The Ayanna Pressley for Congress campaign announced that the Boston-area hotel and food workers union, UNITE HERE Local 26, will endorsed Ayanna Pressley for the 7th Congressional District.  The nearly 10,000-member union is one of the...

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Boston City Council Updates

April 21, 2018
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The following items were discussed at the Boston City Council Meeting on April 11. Increasing Access to Voter Registration The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. Once, enacted, it will...

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Community News Briefs

April 21, 2018
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Orient Heights Meeting agenda Monday, April 23, 2018 Agenda Meeting Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street 6:15pm Registration 6:30pm to 6:40pm – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin & Officer Dan Simon 6:45pm to 7:00pm – Nominations for Board Positions, President, Vice President, Secretary Voting will be done at the May meeting 7:05pm to 7:15pm – Joshua Acevedo...

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The Zumix Walk for Music Set for April 29

April 21, 2018
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Some walk to keep their music lessons affordable and our group programs free. Others walk because ZUMIX creates opportunities for youth employment and college access. All of us walk because we believe in ZUMIX and the transformative power of the arts! On Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m., ZUMIX staff, youth, board, and community...

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