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Senate Approves $38.09 Billion Budget

June 4, 2015
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Senate Majority Whip Anthony Petruccelli and the Senate voted on a $38.09 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 and in it are several earmarks to held East Boston. Petruccelli said the budget makes critical investments in key areas of local aid, education, economic development and services for vulnerable and under-served populations. “I was proud...

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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

June 4, 2015
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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

Last week East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) joined forces with ULI Boston/New England to present a series of recommendations on climate resiliency strategies for neighborhood. Last Wednesday at the East Boston Library, as part of NOAH’s ongoing Climate Adaptation Workshops, NOAH and ULI developed a goal to design a community resiliency plan...

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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

May 28, 2015
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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

Two East Boston projects down will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. Both the Coppersmith Village and Paris Village projects will receive money as part of a citywide initiative to create or preserve 1,194 affordable housing units. The funding is possible through...

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JPNA Looking to Develop Sumner St. Parcel

May 28, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) announced two opportunities for the currently vacant lot at 294 Sumner St and is working in partnership with the community and the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to create a proposal process that will benefit residents of the community. JPNA has set a timeline and several deadlines as...

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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

May 28, 2015
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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

With the unofficial start of summer kicking off this past Memorial Day weekend, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has some good news to report on the water quality of East Boston’s Constitution Beach. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Beach Water Report Card, Eastie’s only beach scored high marks for water...

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OHNC Approves New Bennington St. Project

May 21, 2015
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The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the scaled down version of the project being pitched for a contanimated autobody at 1181-1183 Bennington St. In their fourth meeting with the community the developers have been working to find a happy medium that addresses concerns of density, height and parking. The updated...

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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

May 21, 2015
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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

A new non-profit has set up shot in East Boston to help students navigate the process of student financial aid for college. Last Tuesday at the East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street, the  the American Student Assistance launched SALT Live. SALT live is a nonprofit revolutionizing the way students approach higher education announced...

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BCYF to Close for a $10 Million Renovation

May 21, 2015
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The Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center will temporarily close on Friday for a $10 million renovation to the facility. The community center, one of the oldest municipal buildings in all the city, will reopen in fall 2016. The project will allow Paris Street to receive the repairs and...

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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

May 21, 2015
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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

The Boston organization that fights for, among other things, tenants rights descended on East Boston last week to protest evictions in the neighborhood. While the group said it was protesting developers coming into the neighborhood to force people out through gentrification, the Boston Housing Authority and Trinity Management, who oversees Maverick Landing, said there...

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Bradley Elementary School to Receive Cherry Trees from Japan

May 14, 2015
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Bradley Elementary School to Receive Cherry Trees from Japan

In March 1912 the Mayor of Tokyo City sent a gift of Japanese Cherry Trees to the city of Washington DC in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. In Japan cherry trees are part of Hanami,...

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