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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

April 21, 2018
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Boston East Opens:25 Percent of Available Units Already Leased

The highly anticipated East Boston waterfront development project has officially opened, and 25 percent of the property’s 200 units are already leased. Following several delays and the economic downturn in 2008 there was a level of uncertainty in the community for several years for the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) owned the development...

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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

April 21, 2018
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Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

There was a time in Jack Kelly’s life were he was stripped of everything. There were no creature comforts, no bed to sleep in and only a crippling heroin addiction that left him homeless. “When I first got sober back when I was 22 years old, I was living in a homeless shelter for...

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Police Recover Gun Outside East Boston High School

April 21, 2018
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Another incident last week involving a gun at East Boston High School has parents and students on edge as security is beefed up at the neighborhood’s only high school. Just before 9:30 a.m. last Thursday a 20-year-old student was arrested near the school on Brooks Street. Following the student’s arrest police recovered a gun...

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District A-7 to Get Five New Officers

April 21, 2018
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With East Boston’s annual Peace Walks set to kick off this Thursday outside of District A-7 police station at 6 p.m. there may be some new faces among the crowd. Last Tuesday the Boston Police held a graduation ceremony for the BPD recruit class at Boston University. and five of those graduates will be...

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CDC Gets $8 Million Construction Loan from Citizens Bank for Neighborhood Properties

April 21, 2018
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will get another financial boost for the 111-unit multi-site, affordable housing development that the CDC owns in the neighborhood under Landfall Community Associates. Following $10.6 million in financing from MassHousing to the CDC for the acquisition, renovation and preservation of the CDC sponsored Landfall properties, Citizens Bank...

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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

April 13, 2018
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Massport Dedicates Noddle Island Community Room in Memory of Catherine Leonard-McLean

Catherine “Cathy” Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, sadly passed away in 2015. On Saturday, family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Noddle Island Community Room at Logan...

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Walsh Spending Money on Eastie:New Police Station and Paris Street Pool Included

April 13, 2018
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On Monday Mayor Martin Walsh released his recommended Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget. The budget includes the city’s five-year capital spending plan with numerous projects in East Boston that will be funded, including a new police station at the City Yards that are located in Eagle Square, and a renovation to the Paris Street...

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ZBA Approves Six-Unit Buildings for Bennington Street Project

April 13, 2018
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The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a six-unit condo development project on Bennington Street. Owners Joseph and Jason Ruggiero purchased the single-family ranch home at 1225 Bennington St. last July with the intention of razing the property and constructing a four-story, six-unit residential building. The mansard-style victorian home...

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Maverick Market Cafe Looks to Increase Capacity

April 13, 2018
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Dan Lyons, who took a majority ownership of Maverick Market Cafe in January 2017, appeared before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night, looking to increase the cafe’s capacity in order to be compliant with City of Boston occupancy requirement. At the meeting Lyons explained that after he took over a majority ownership...

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MBTA to Fund Red Line Blue Line Connector Study

April 13, 2018
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Linking the only two MBTA train lines that have no connection has been something residents in East Boston and surrounding communities have been asking and waiting for since the 1970s. The Red Line/Blue Line Connector has long been a bone of contention between the neighborhood and the state ever since the Commonwealth reneged on...

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