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East Boston Farmer’s Market Going Strong

July 29, 2015
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After a rainout on July 10 the The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) kicked off on July 17 and has been going strong. The Farmers Market returned for its eighth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before and will be at the Maverick...

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Construction Worker Dies from His Injuries

July 29, 2015
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The construction worker from Connecticut who was critically injured early this month at a Logan Airport worksite has died. Lawrence O’Leary, 54, of Seymour, from Seymour died at Massachusetts General Hospital after a serious fall while working on Logan’s garage project on July 10. The man is an employee of Blakeslee Prestressed Inc.., a...

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East Boston Woman Assaulted in Greenway

July 29, 2015
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East Boston Police are asking the woman to remain vigilant following an indecent assault on the Greenway Monday morning. Police responded at 8:30 a.m. Monday after they received a call from a female victim who reported that she had been indecently assaulted while walking on the portion of the Greenway near Sumner Street. The...

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Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

July 29, 2015
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Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Beach Party Fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event,...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

July 22, 2015
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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

The Boston Redevelopment Authority last Thursday approved the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development project in East Boston at its July meeting. The BRA board approved an amended development plan for the Clippership Wharf project on the waterfront. The project will result in the construction of four buildings comprised of up to 492 residential...

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Petruccelli, Madaro Point to Local Benefits in New State Budget

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker signed the $38.1 billion state Fiscal Year 2016 budget but slashed some line items that East Boston’s two state elected officials advocated for in both the House and Senate’s version of the state budget. Last week, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro applauded their colleagues that voted in a joint...

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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

July 22, 2015
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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

The historic East Boston Branch Library painting that was recently restored was unveiled as part of a gala last Thursday at Bremen Street branch library. This is the second of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King to be restored. The painting by King depicting the Queen Mary is...

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East Boston Man Injured in Boat Fire

July 22, 2015
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One East Boston man was injured when his boat caught fire at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street near Piers Park. Witnesses said they heard an explosion followed by fire that ultimately sunk the boat. Both Massport and Boston Fire crews arrived on the scene to contain the fire to the boat’s...

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Neptune Road Edge Buffer Park Dedication

July 22, 2015
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It was a reunion of sorts last Friday morning on Neptune Road. Those who fought airport expansion like Fred Salvucci, John Vitagliano and Evelyn Morash joined with families displaced by runway expansion like the Gavagnanos and Forgiones to celebrate the opening of an edge buffer park that sought to heal the old wounds suffered...

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Historic Building Torn Down for New St. Project

July 22, 2015
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After the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved changes to the project requested by the developers of the New Street project in April, construction crews have demolished the historic building on the site. The original plan approved by the BRA was to tear down all the surrounding building except for the nine story building at...

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