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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 25, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on keeping or repealing the casino...

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Andy Vo Receives Fellowship Award

June 25, 2014
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East Boston resident and former Ward Fellow for the City of Boston, Andy Vo was recently awarded the 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Vo is a Bachelor of Arts candidate in global affairs–international security track–at Yale University and is expected to graduate in May...

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JPNA Gives Nod to 245 Sumner St.

June 17, 2014
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JPNA Gives Nod to 245 Sumner St.

A large mixed-use development project on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets that will become the new gateway to Jeffries Point was approved by the neighborhood council Monday night. After the developer of the 245 Sumner St. project addressed residents’ concerns of height, density and style, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted...

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Volunteers from Deloitte Help in Clean-up

June 17, 2014
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Dozens of volunteers from Deloitte, a Boston tax and accounting firm, descended on the Condor Street Urban Wild and the Our Garden Open Space on Border Street last week to help beautify and transform those public places during the company’s annual IMPACT Day. “The group arrived with plants, mulch, compost and an incredible work...

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Officials Meet with Massport on Health Study

June 17, 2014
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East Boston’s elected officials and elected officials from neighboring communities met with Massport last week to discuss the recent Logan Health Study findings by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile were joined by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) and reported that...

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Organizations Receive Grant Money from save the Harbor

June 17, 2014
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Three local organizations from East Boston will share in $31,500 in grant money from  Save the Harbor / Save the Bay for summer and early fall activities on the beach. The East Boston YMCA will receive $3,500 for its Summer Food Service Program and annual Campfire at Constitution Beach. The grant will enable The...

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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

June 10, 2014
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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in East Boston and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to Eastie. On...

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Excel Academy Names Advisory Board

June 10, 2014
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East Boston’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Carlo Basile, and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will all be part of a newly formed 10 person Advisory Board at East Boston Excel Academy Charter School. Jack Kelly, CEO of the East Boston Social Centers will also serve on the board to further support the advancement of the...

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Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday

June 10, 2014
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Thirty-five years ago City Councilor Sal LaMattina was heading home from his summer job as a lifeguard at the Paris Street Pool when he ran into a friend. “She was all dressed up and told me she was on her way to a wedding but the limo never showed up to take her friend...

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Schools to Get $700,000 in Private Grants

June 10, 2014
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Several East Boston Public Schools will share in $700,000 in grant money provided by EdVestors as part of the Boston Arts Expansion Fund. The money going to the Eastie schools will go towards arts education programs in the school. The Adams Elementary School, Bradley Elementary School and O’Donnell Elementary School will receive $100,000 to...

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