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Mount Carmel Church,Surrounding Property Sold for $3.05 Million

September 2, 2015
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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BRA Seeks Comments on Bennington St. project

September 2, 2015
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BRA Seeks Comments on Bennington St. project

As part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Article 80 review process the BRA hosted a community meeting last Thursday evening regarding the proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. At the meeting the BRA said the comment period will last until September 7 with public comment periods on the...

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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Model UN

September 2, 2015
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Model UN

Last Friday, students from Excel AcademyHigh School  took part in a Model United Nations simulation at the State House. Governor Charlie Baker took the opportunity at the event to address the students, praise Excel Academy’s successes and tout the charter school legislation that he plans to file this fall. Excel, one of the top...

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BRA Pulls Snow Farm Proposal

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pulled the proposal to discuss turning the Condor Street Hess Site into the city’s snow farm during this upcoming winter from last week’s agenda following political pressure from Eastie’s elected officials. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina all vehemently opposed the plan to turn...

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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

August 28, 2015
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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

Zumix graduate and East Boston resident Starr Desmond was one of 13 young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the U.S. who were awarded four-year full tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center this month. Desmond, a talented vocalist and piano player who has attended...

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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

August 20, 2015
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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

Catherine Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, has died. Leonard-McLean, who lived in West Roxbury and was formerly of Mission Hill, passed away on Sunday August 16 after a...

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Maverick Street Project Approved

August 20, 2015
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Maverick Street Project Approved

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 10 to 7 to approve the project at 202 Maverick Street. The project will now go to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for approval and will be subjected to Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 review due to the size and scope of the project. The developer of...

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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

August 20, 2015
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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

The  August 3 partial building collapse at 173-175 Maverick Street has put a local developer and property manager under the microscope and on the radar of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher.  Christopher said he toured the building after the collapse and was not happy about the condition. “He has stabilized the...

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CDC Chosen as Developer of Meridian Street Branch Library

August 14, 2015
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) beat out three other proposals and was chosen as the designated developer of the former Meridian Street branch library by the  the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The announcement last week by DND set off a firestorm on social media with many residents frustrated over the city’s...

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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

August 14, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, representatives from Hilton Garden Inn, developer First Bristol Corp and construction company Consigli joined together to cut the ribbon on the first new hotel built in East Boston in 14 years. The hotel was erected on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway after Fall River based...

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