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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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Walsh Opens Rehabbed LoPresti Park

July 25, 2014
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Walsh Opens Rehabbed LoPresti Park

Mayor Martin Walsh joined the community Tuesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the newly completed rehabilitation to LoPresti Park. The long awaited rehab to the park included the installation of artificial turf field that is part of grant from U.S. Soccer Foundation. The parks basketball courts, play areas and entrance will also be...

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Local Officials Ponder: Mohegan Sun Agreement

July 25, 2014
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With East Boston set to receive $18 million a year and another $30 million over 10 years for capital projects under the recently signed surrounding community agreement between Mohegan Sun and the City of Boston, the neighborhood’s elected officials are reacting to the agreement this week. “This was a difficult decision, but I have...

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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

July 11, 2014
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Farmers’ Market to Open on Thursday

The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will return for its seventh season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before. Farmers’ will be at Maverick MBTA station (Lewis Mall side) selling fruits and vegetables every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. now through October. Community...

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Walsh Ready to Make Deal with Mohegan Sun

July 11, 2014
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After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in neighboring Revere. While Walsh’s...

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Basile, Chamber Seek Summer Jobs for Kids

July 11, 2014
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With summer in full swing State Representative Carlo Basile and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce are redoubling their efforts to put local kids to work. At the recent Chamber “Eastie is Open for Business” event Basile and Chamber President Scott Heigelmann again asked for chamber members and local businesses to hire a part-time...

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