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OHNC Approves New Bennington St. Project

May 21, 2015
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The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the scaled down version of the project being pitched for a contanimated autobody at 1181-1183 Bennington St. In their fourth meeting with the community the developers have been working to find a happy medium that addresses concerns of density, height and parking. The updated...

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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

May 21, 2015
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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

A new non-profit has set up shot in East Boston to help students navigate the process of student financial aid for college. Last Tuesday at the East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street, the  the American Student Assistance launched SALT Live. SALT live is a nonprofit revolutionizing the way students approach higher education announced...

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BCYF to Close for a $10 Million Renovation

May 21, 2015
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The Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center will temporarily close on Friday for a $10 million renovation to the facility. The community center, one of the oldest municipal buildings in all the city, will reopen in fall 2016. The project will allow Paris Street to receive the repairs and...

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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

May 21, 2015
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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

The Boston organization that fights for, among other things, tenants rights descended on East Boston last week to protest evictions in the neighborhood. While the group said it was protesting developers coming into the neighborhood to force people out through gentrification, the Boston Housing Authority and Trinity Management, who oversees Maverick Landing, said there...

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Bradley Elementary School to Receive Cherry Trees from Japan

May 14, 2015
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Bradley Elementary School to Receive Cherry Trees from Japan

In March 1912 the Mayor of Tokyo City sent a gift of Japanese Cherry Trees to the city of Washington DC in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. In Japan cherry trees are part of Hanami,...

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Getting Quieter:FAA Tests Noise Reduction at Logan

May 14, 2015
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This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began testing another potential noise reduction measure at Logan. According to Massport, the second test is part of the Boston Logan Airport Noise Study’s third phase, which will evaluate whether changes in runway use at Boston Logan Airport can further reduce aircraft noise in the communities surrounding...

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5th Wounded Vet Ride

May 14, 2015
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5th Wounded Vet Ride

Over 6,000 motorcycles roared through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 5th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’. The annual event raises money for local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew Biggio and former State Rep. Carlo Basile, followed a 40-mile...

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P.J. Kennedy School Receives $50,000 Grant

May 14, 2015
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P.J. Kennedy School Receives $50,000 Grant

The P.J. Kennedy School on Saratoga Street in East Boston was one of 10 outstanding schools in the city presented with the Philip H. Gordon Kennedy Award at the EdVestors Showcase. The Kennedy School was recognized for its flexible and intensive ways to support English language development. This innovative practice of orienting new students...

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Former East Boston Deacon Guilty of Sexual Assault

May 7, 2015
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A former East Boston deacon that once worked at two neighborhood parishes back in the 1980s pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three children and will serve four years in prison. Deacon Ricardo Gonzalez pleaded guilty back on March 11 to sexually assaulting the three victims between the ages of 12 and 14 during the...

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ISD Adopting New Policies

May 7, 2015
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ISD Adopting New Policies

The Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher stopped by last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to brief residents here on some of the changes the department is making to be more user friendly. Christopher said ISD is adopting new policies to stream line the process for residents. “We are making...

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