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Judge Dismisses Caesars Lawsuit: Could Impact Several Pending Cases

February 25, 2015
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In October 2013, just weeks before East Boston voters headed to the polls to decide on whether or not to allow casino gaming at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Suffolk Downs ownership dropped their gaming partner Caesars Entertainment. The news was a public relations nightmare for Suffolk Downs less than three weeks ahead of the vote...

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Central Square Redevelopment Bids Open on Feb.26

February 18, 2015
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The City of Boston held its pre-bid meeting for the Central Square Redevelopment Project last week and the bids will open on February 26, 2015. In April 2013, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials said the project would break ground in the fall of 2013 after telling the community bids had already been sent out....

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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

February 18, 2015
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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

After a nationwide search the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)  announced the appointment of Dr. Jackie S. Fantes, MD, FAAFP as the Health Center’s new Chief Medical Officer. “We put an extraordinary amount of care and time into filling this role,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “We’re thrilled to bring Dr. Fantes on...

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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

February 18, 2015
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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

Mayor Martin Walsh and  Superintendent McDonough announced that Boston Public Schools will hold school on Evacuation Day, March 17, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 30. Should additional snow days be required, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent John McDonough have stated that Bunker Hill Day, June 17 would be added to the school...

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Local Agencies Could Be Impacted, If Substance Abuse Cuts Implemented

February 12, 2015
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Over the past two years a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opioid addiction and addiction to other substances. The House and Senate’s comprehensive substance abuse bill was signed into law by former Gov. Deval Patrick before he left office. In it are tools...

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Snow Dumped in Boston Harbor as Last Resort

February 12, 2015
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The Walsh Administration said Tuesday it would only dump snow in the Boston Harbor off the shores of the city as a last resort. “Two of Boston’s snow farms were melted last night and the City has the capacity to haul snow from the neighborhoods to both snow farms for the next 4-5 nights,”...

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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

February 12, 2015
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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

East Bostonians patience with snow removal hit an all time high in the early morning hours of last Thursday when the City of Boston conducted a 1 a.m. snow removal operation along Bennington Street. While residents along Eastie’s main thoroughfares subjected to parking bans during snow emergencies complained since the first major storm that...

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Suffolk Downs Possible Site for 2024 Olympic Stadium

February 9, 2015
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To many living in East Boston, Suffolk Downs Racetrack’s 160 plus acres of land was a logical place to build a temporary Olympic Stadium. That idea was confirmed by Boston 2024 organizers last week when Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell said at a press conference that his group would look at “Suffolk Downs if...

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LaMattina Gets Key Committee Assignments

February 9, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I am honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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