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City to Foot Repair Bill on Wall Near ‘Rockies’

January 30, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) recently announced that the city has agreed to fund the repair of the crumbling wall behind the Samuel Adams Elementary School that abuts the open space known locally as the ‘Rockies’. For years the wall has been in dire need of repairs and residents in the area have...

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Capuano Named Ranking Member on House Transportation Comm.

January 30, 2015
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U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was named Ranking Member on the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials–a subcommittee that will oversee any future plans to ship ethanol via train into the area. However, Capuano said he doesn’t expect Global Oil, a company that was met with widespread opposition in East Boston,...

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EBSB Continues to Invest in East Boston Neighborhood

January 30, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank Chairman and CEO Dick Gavegnano announced this week that the bank’s total assets increased $596.4 million, or 22.2 percent, from $2.682 billion to $3.279 billion from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014. The bank has also been able to raise $325 million in capitol that is going right back...

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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

January 14, 2015
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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

After working for months to convince the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate “Head to Head” operations at Logan International Airport members of  NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department Youth Crew announced at a community meeting Monday night that the FAA has agreed to reinstate Head to Head operations at the airport. “We are...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

December 23, 2014
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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

Two longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) employees were honored this month for their work and commitment to the health center for four decades. Both Paula McNabb-Ippolito and Carol Singletary, who both started working for EBNHC on the same day in September 1974 received the Health Center’s Service Recognition Award at EBNHC’s holiday...

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Library Architects to Be Honored for the Award Winning Structure

December 23, 2014
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The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library and the architects who designed it will be honored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) at its annual gala. Each year the BSA, often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England and elsewhere. William...

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New Decorative Tree Guards Installed Along Local Streets

December 23, 2014
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New Decorative Tree Guards Installed Along Local Streets

Over the past few months a group of dedicated community volunteers worked with East Boston Main Streets to begin creating decorative tree pit frames and boxes as well as signage in the neighborhoods business districts. On Saturday morning EBMS, volunteers and City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined residents to cut the ribbon on the first...

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