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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

August 13, 2014
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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park but there’s still time to sign up as a volunteer. On...

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MGC Says Boston No Longer Considered Surrounding Community for Wynn Casino

August 13, 2014
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While Boston inked a mitigation deal with Mohegan Sun Revere last month it seems the negotiations in Everett have broken down. After months of failed negotiations between the City of Boston and Wynn Everett to nail down a ‘surrounding community’ agreement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stripped the city of surrounding community status last...

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Walsh Makes Changes to ZBA

August 13, 2014
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The biggest complaint among developers of residential and small business development in East Boston has been the red tape one has to navigate in order to get a project off the ground. After fulfilling the community process through neighborhood or abutters meetings, a developer may still need to wait months before getting a Zoning...

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Eastie Mourns Passing of Activist, Joanne Cardinale

August 8, 2014
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Eastie Mourns Passing of Activist, Joanne Cardinale

Joanne Cardinale, a longtime community activists and a fixture at East Boston community meetings, neighborhood events and political times, has died. Mrs. Cardinale, a lifelong East Boston resident who, along with her longtime husband, Peter, died late Monday night after a brief illness. Mrs. Cardinale was born and raised here and educated in East...

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Debate Is on for State Representative Primary Contest

August 8, 2014
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Representative Carlo Basile has responded to his opponent’s request to schedule a debate before the upcoming election. Last week, Celeste Myers invited Basile to participate in three public debates or forums leading up to the Tuesday, November 4 election. In a letter to the Basile campaign, the Myers campaign called for three public debates:...

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Drive thru Gets Nod from ZBA Not OHNC

August 8, 2014
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Despite Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) members voting 18-6-1 against placing a drive thru at the Dunkin Donuts on Bennington Street in Orient Heights the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the project anyway. The members who voted against the project, which included a handful of direct abutters to the project, cited traffic...

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Greenway Connector Now Open for Public

August 1, 2014
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Greenway Connector Now Open for Public

After years of planning and development the first section of the East Boston Greenway Connector is open to the public. This section of the Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use last week and the new path connects from Frankfort and Lovell Streets just beyond Bremen Street Park to a scenic vista...

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CSA Going Strong in Neighborhood

August 1, 2014
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Recently the newly formed Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in East Boston is going strong at the neighborhood’s WIC office on Liverpool Street. The CSA program is a collaboration between East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program and Project Bread (PB). EBNHC’s Katie Tong and Project Bread’s Katherine Panayotov said that starting...

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Maverick Marketplace:the Tylers Dream Comes True

August 1, 2014
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It was a building that remained idle for decades until an East Boston husband and wife team had a vision of transforming the former Welfare building on Maverick Street into small business incubator. The Tylers worked for years permitting, constructing and restoring the historic brick building at 154 Maverick St. into a marketplace for...

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EBSB Completes Plan to Go Fully Public

August 1, 2014
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After East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation to go fully public, the newly formed corporation and announced it has completed the “second step” conversion of Meridian Financial Services, Incorporated (MFS). As a result of the closing of the conversion and offering, Meridian Financial Services...

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