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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

October 30, 2014
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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

Representative Carlo Basile and Celeste Myers squared off last Tuesday at East Boston High School during their final public debate before the election on Tuesday, November 4.  The debate was hosted by the High School’s debate team, who did a fantastic job with the questions, tempo and spirit of the forum. The first question...

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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

October 30, 2014
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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

The popular downtown coffee shop that prides itself on being socially conscious that opened its second location here in East Boston recently at Maverick Marketplace announced this week it has picked its beneficiary for coffee sales. Boston Brewin Coffee, known for its socially conscious business model and serves only 100 percent organic coffee, uses...

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BRA Holds Meeting on Bremen St. Project

October 30, 2014
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Last Thursday the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a community meeting at the Paris Street Community Center regarding a proposed mixed use development at 135 Bremen Street. Proposed by Bremen Street LLC, the developer recently submitted a Project Notification Form to the BRA for a 126,189 sq.ft. mixed use development that includes 94 residential...

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Walsh Still Views Community Groups as Important Forums

October 23, 2014
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Jerome Smith, director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was at the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting Monday night to quell rumors that the Mayor’s Office was trying to curb the power of neighborhood groups in East Boston. There has been some talk that Mayor Martin Walsh had the desire to increase...

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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

October 23, 2014
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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

A scaled down version of the project pitched for a vacant lot at 320 Maverick St. was approved by the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) last week. JPNA members voted 40-3 for the project being pitched by Joe Ricupero and Paul Basile and will included 33 market-rate condo units. The original plan was to...

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Mi Pueblito Seeks to Open on Saratoga St.

October 23, 2014
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In a little over a decade the building at 964 Saratoga St has seen four restaurants open and close–some to the delight of neighbors. According to residents, for the past decade, with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some establishments...

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Jeffries Point Association Votes to Support EBK Proposal

October 23, 2014
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 41-3 in favor of allowing owner of East Boston Kitchen (EBK) Rob Sarno to apply for a beer, wine and cordials license at the popular Sumner Street restaurant. “We are continuing to expand and we feel offering beer and wine with many of our menu items would...

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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

October 15, 2014
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Ebola Crisis Hits Logan Airport

Monday’s quarantine of a United Emirates flight at Logan Airport was proof that the fear level of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is on the rise and no one is taking chances. After several passengers on United Emirates Flight 237 began to exhibit Ebola-like symptoms the plane was cornered off on the...

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Lamattina Continues to Be Watchdog Over Taxi Fares for Residents

October 15, 2014
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It’s bad enough East Boston residents have to deal with a few realities like living next to an airport or paying a toll to travel one mile into their own city without being discriminated against by Boston cabbies. Residents have been complaining that cab drivers are frequently tacking on $4.50 – the cost of...

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Theodore Lyman School Could Be Placed On National Register of Historic Places

October 15, 2014
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Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Theodore Lyman School in East Boston for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination for the former school, which was converted into affordable senior housing in the 1980s, will be submitted to the National Register...

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