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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Residents Receive Update on 205 Maverick Street Project

July 28, 2018
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Owner of the convenience store and laundromat on Maverick Street, Joseph Nogueria, plans to convert what he calls an ‘underutilized’ commercial space into a five-story, 55-unit housing development. At Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Nogueira’s attorney, Nicholas Zozula said his client has dubbed his project ‘development without displacement’ because he plans to...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years at BPD:Mayor Walsh Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

July 28, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Former Piers Park Sailing Center Instructor Uses Birthday to Raise Funds for Adaptive Sailing Program

July 28, 2018
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Adam Riley spent his summers as a kid learning to sail at East Boston Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC). Then, throughout high school and college, he would come back to Eastie’s popular sailing program to teach other neighborhood kids the skill of sailing and the lessons that come with being on the ocean at...

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Coppersmith Village Architects Excited about Project Progress

July 28, 2018
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While East Boston is quickly becoming a very expensive place in which to live, there are several developments that aim to help low to moderate income families remain in the neighborhood they call home. The City of Boston’s Home Center announced that the lottery for the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) Coppersmith...

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BPDA Approves Revised Plans for the Orient Heights Housing Development

July 28, 2018
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Last week the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved Trinity Finacial’s Notice of Project Change regarding some tweaks made to the Orient Heights Housing Development project. In its ruling the BPDA said they approved the changes to the project in order to ‘keep the project moving forward’ as Trinity gears up to begin...

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Local Students Receive Academic Achievements

July 28, 2018
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HAMZEH EARNS HONORS AT TRINITY Bilal F. Hamzeh, of East Boston, was awarded Faculty Honors for the spring 2018 semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Faculty Honors are awarded to students with a semester GPA of at least 3.667 on four graded courses, with no individual grade below B-, and no incomplete grades...

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Artist Andres Amador Returns to Constitution Beach

July 28, 2018
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San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador returned to Constitution Beach Friday to turn the wet sand at low-tide into a temporary piece of visual art with the help of the community residents. For the past five years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has brought Amador out for a weekend to take part in the non-profits...

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Book Event to Celebrate Role of McKay and East Boston In Cutthroat Race to Build World’s Fastest Clipper Ship

July 28, 2018
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In the mid-19th century, when America was young, the wind in the sails of her rising economy originated on a tiny, undeveloped island: East Boston. That’s where Donald McKay, working for barons with names like Forbes and Delano, built the clipper ships that were capable of bringing goods like tea and opium from China...

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Construction on Long-Awaited 202 Maverick St Project Begins

July 28, 2018
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After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the long-awaited, 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. is finally underway. Last week construction crews began demolishing the former Zumix building on the corner of Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for the new condo building. The process to...

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Community News Briefs

July 28, 2018
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Purple Heart Day is August 7 There are so many days of remembrance on the calendar its no wonder many can be forgotten. Our Auxiliary has chosen Purple Heart Day Aug. 7, as our date of remembrance. Each year Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 shall try its best to Honor community recipients on this very...

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