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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

January 28, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one chance to do this so I may take some time...

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Wanted:Suspect ID’d in Connection with Maverick Station Shooting

January 28, 2016
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Wanted:Suspect ID’d in Connection with Maverick Station Shooting

On Monday,  Transit Police detectives released the name and photo of the suspect being sought in the double shooting at Maverick MBTA station last Tuesday afternoon. Police have launched a manhunt for Rogelio Alvarado, 21, of East Boston and executed  search warrants Monday at 55 White St. and 70 Graves Ave. in Revere in...

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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

January 28, 2016
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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

With four gang-related shootings in East Boston since January 1, residents are demanding that Mayor Martin Walsh makes good on his promise to add more police to the neighborhood. In September at East Boston High School, following the homicides of 15 year old Wilson Martinez and Irvin Depazm, Walsh pledged to put more cops...

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Governor Charlie Baker Makes Surprise Visit to Bradley School

January 22, 2016
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The students at the Bradley Elementary School got a surprise visit last week by none other than Governor Charlie Baker. Baker spent the afternoon last Thursday touring the school, talking with students, and posing for pictures and ‘selfies’ with students and staff. As soon as he walked into the first classroom, many of the...

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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

January 22, 2016
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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

At the last Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Trinity Financial’s Eva Erlick and Paul Scapicchio unveiled preliminary drawings of what the Orient Heights Housing Development project would look like once the site is razed and rebuilt. While some at the meeting had concerns over density and the plan to include nine, five-bedroom units...

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BPS to Face $50 Million Deficit

January 22, 2016
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In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficiet and some schools in the area will face cuts. Chang said BPS is facing a nearly $30 million structural deficit due in large part to rising fixed costs, including $21 million...

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Two Shot at Maverick MBTA Station Tuesday

January 22, 2016
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Once suspect is being sought in connection with a double shooting Tuesday afternoon inside the Maverick MBTA station. Police responded to the scene shorty before 3 p.m. after reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. As of press time Tuesday, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the...

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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

January 20, 2016
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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

Roseland and Massport representatives announced at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting that the second phase of the Portside at Pier I project will begin at the end of this month. Roseland opened Building 7 at Pier 1 in November, 2014 and according to Massport’s Andrew Grace the building is fully leased....

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Police Investigate Eagle Hill Homicide

January 20, 2016
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Police addressed Sunday morning’s homicide at an East Boston community meeting Monday night. Police said they could give few details but District A-7 Community Officer Danny Simmons said there is no threat to the public and the murder was not a random act. “What we can say is that there was a shooting incident...

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Angela’s Cafe to Open Second Location

January 20, 2016
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Last week owners of Angela’s Cafe met with residents who live near El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street to pitch the idea of opening a second Angela’s Cafe in East Boston. Angela’s owner, Luis Garcia, plans to take over the restaurant space currently housing El Paisa and open second location to compliment...

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