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Moving Up: Rep. Carlo Basile picked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Incoming Baker Administration

December 4, 2014
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Moving Up: Rep. Carlo Basile picked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Incoming Baker Administration

State Representative Carlo Basile will leave office in January to become Deputy Chief of Staff to incoming Governor Charlie Baker. As Deputy Chief of Staff Basile will help oversee intergovernmental affairs and assist the governor in selecting applicants for boards and commissions for the upcoming administration. Basile, who was reelected to his state rep...

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Artists will Open Studios for Holiday Gift Shopping

December 4, 2014
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Artists will Open Studios for Holiday Gift Shopping

Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated over a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building...

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Not Getting Your Z’s: Study Shows Residents’ Sleep Being Affected by Logan

December 1, 2014
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Not Getting Your Z’s: Study Shows Residents’ Sleep Being Affected by Logan

East Boston environmental youth group members Stephan Marin and Michael Passariello were at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association to talk about the recent study they completed on how Logan Airport operations affects sleep in the neighborhood. The two Eastie youths, part of NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department Youth Crew, were also...

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Hotel Taking Shape on McClellan Highway

December 1, 2014
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Construction crews have been busy erecting the new hotel on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway since last winter and construction is right on schedule according to workers there. Last year, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Fall River based developer First Bristol Corp’s. $32 million project to build...

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Eastie’s Elves Preparing for Fundraiser on Dec. 5

December 1, 2014
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The 11th Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, a yearly tradition that draws more than 500 people to the Christmas toy drive, will kick off Friday, December 5 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy that will be donated to a local non-profit. The annual fundraiser to...

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After More than Two Decades Portside at East Pier is Open

November 19, 2014
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East Boston residents have patiently watched for two decades the waterfronts of the North End, Charlestown and South Boston transform into beautiful destinations in the city and always wondered ‘when will it be our turn’. Last Wednesday it was finally Eastie’s turn. Massport officials joined Eastie’s elected officials, residents and representatives from Roseland,  a...

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Great Place to Work: EBNHC Receives Honor from Boston Globe

November 19, 2014
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Great Place to Work: EBNHC Receives Honor from Boston Globe

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was named as one of Massachusetts’s “Top Places to Work” this week by the Boston Globe. The Health Center was featured in this past weekend’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine. “We are thrilled with this honor of course”, said CEO Manny Lopes. “Our staff works...

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Zumix, Eastie Now and EBHS Bring BSO Here

November 19, 2014
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 EASTIE NOW, a local business that focuses on non-profit and small business administration in the neighborhood teamed up with Zumix and East Boston High School to bring the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for a special performance at the high school. Six-hundred people attended the free concert on Sunday, November 9 that included the BSO’s...

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Basile and Volunteers Prepare to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19, 2014
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Again this year, Representative Carlo Basile and a team of volunteers are stepping up to make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in East Boston. Basile and a group of friends, family and an army of volunteers from across the neighborhood will provide a full Thanksgiving meal...

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East Boston YMCA Test Kitchen Opens

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston YMCA’s new Test Kitchen is up and running and offering free cooking classes specifically for senior citizens, aimed at bringing them all together for a fun, community cooking event. The class located at the Y’s 54 Ashley St. site is taught by Vanessa Labranche, one of Project Bread’s chefs, and Meg...

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