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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

July 22, 2015
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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

A two alarm fire Monday afternoon caused by compost barrel in the backyard caused exterior damage to a home of Bennington Street and displaced four people. The Boston Fire Department responded at 1:14 p.m. to 1215 Bennington St. East Boston near the Revere line for a building on fire. Smoke was showing at the...

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East Boston Fares Well in City Budget

July 14, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina commended Mayor Martin Walsh this week on his Fiscal Year 2016 City Budget and the capital improvements earmarked for the neighborhood. LaMattina and the City Council recently approved the city’s FY16 budget. “This budget reflects almost $8 million in new spending as well as nearly $20 million for projects that...

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Renovations at Terminal E Bring Added Mitigation Monies to Eastie

July 14, 2015
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Renovations at Terminal E Bring Added Mitigation Monies to Eastie

With international travel expected to increase over the next decade and a new fleet of airplanes coming on line, the Federal Aviation Administration is asking Massport to renovate Terminal E to accommodate the increase in passengers and larger aircrafts like the Airbus 380. At a meeting last Tuesday, Massport officials briefed the community on...

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A New Partner:Suffolk University to Make East Boston Memorial Stadium Home Field

July 14, 2015
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A New Partner:Suffolk University to Make East Boston Memorial Stadium Home Field

Suffolk University and the City of Boston have inked a deal that would allow Suffolk University sports teams to use East Boston Memorial Stadium as its home turf for baseball, softball and soccer teams and Suffolk University will spend nearly $500,000 on park improvements and upgrades. The 10 year deal was finalized late last...

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Police Need Help in Locating Suspect

July 14, 2015
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Police in neighboring Winthrop are asking East Boston residents to remain vigilant after an apparent child abduction last week. Winthrop Police Chief Terrance Delehanty said investigators would like to speak with the man being sought in connection with the alleged child abduction that occurred last Tuesday morning in the town right over the Saratoga...

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EBNHC Recognized with National Healthcare Award

July 3, 2015
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was one of 10 healthcare employers named as the 2015 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions. The Health Center was honored by CareerSTAT, an initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future. Now in its second year, CareerSTAT’s recognition program was created to acknowledge healthcare...

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NetBlazr Caters to Millennials Market

July 3, 2015
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NetBlazr Caters to Millennials Market

In this day and age, more young people who are renting or buying homes in East Boston are turning away from corporate cable providers who offer cable, phone and internet bundle packages and finding alternatives to stream television shows and surf the web. Most young people today use only their cell phones for communication...

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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

June 25, 2015
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Boston East Site Developers Granted Extension

The City of Boston’s Public Facilities Commission granted developers of the Boston East Site on Border Street an extension to get the development off the ground through December. Lisa Pollack, Chief Communication Officer for the City of Boston, said the extension was granted because securing the Chapter 91 license for the project took longer...

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Local Radio Host Arrested for Operating Under the Influence

June 18, 2015
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East Boston resident, radio personality and author who has spent her career defending law enforcement officials found herself in some hot water with one last week. Michele McPhee, 47, of East Boston, and host of WMEX AM !510 was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer...

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NOAH Organized Neighborhood Program to Share Climate Knowledge

June 18, 2015
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With climate experts predicting more dramatic climate swings such as 10 times more damage to property as a result of severe storms by the end of the century, annual rainfall levels expected to increase in Massachusetts by almost 15 percent by the end of the century and with extreme precipitation also expected to increase...

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