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Councilor Lydia Edwards to Introduce an Order for New East Boston Master Plan

May 11, 2018
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In response to the development boom in the neighborhood, District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards plans to introduce an order at the City Council calling for a hearing regarding an East Boston Master Plan. An East Boston Master Plan will provide a framework for new growth and development in the community’s commercial districts and...

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DA Conley Releases Investigative File on Fatal Shooting

May 11, 2018
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On Monday Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley released his office’s investigative file that cleared Boston Police Officers Matthew Morris and Eric Schmidt of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of suspect Kirk Figueroa during the October 12, 2016, shooting on Gladstone Street in East Boston. Under state law the DA has the statutory...

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Local Elected Officials Update HVNA on Work

May 11, 2018
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At Monday night’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) East Boston’s three elected officials, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Sen. Joseph Boncore and City Councilor Lydia Edwards briefed residents on some of the legislation and work that they are doing on behalf of the neighborhood. Rep. Madaro said the House just finished its version of the budget...

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Piers Park Sailing Center Kicks off 20th Sailing Season

May 4, 2018
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Piers Park Sailing Center Kicks off 20th Sailing Season

On Saturday Piers Park Sailing Center  (PPSC) board member and sailor Tim Brown approached the podium and told his story of why the neighborhood Sailing Center  is so important to him and the community. For Brown, the Sailing Center  means a bit more than your average sailor that takes part in the wide array...

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Eastie’s Corner Stalk Farms Seeking Cannabis Grow License

May 4, 2018
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Eastie’s Corner Stalk Farms Seeking Cannabis Grow License

For several years now Shawn Cooney of Corner Stalk Farms has been quietly growing fresh green-leaf vegetables inside old shipping containers that have been repurposed to grow year round crops down on Condor Street along Chelsea Creek. Cooney’s Corner Stalk, that recently opened a fresh veggie stand at the Boston Public Market downtown, specializes...

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A Great Start:Two EBHS Students Surprised With Full Four-Year Scholarships

May 4, 2018
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Two East Boston High School seniors and star athletes got a surprise of a lifetime last Tuesday, EBHS’s Kayla Elliott and Juliane Jorge both received full four-year scholarships from Curry College and Regis College respectively. Elliott, a captain of the school’s volleyball team, and Jorge, a two-sport athlete that captains the volleyball team with...

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EHCA Votes on Lexington St Development

May 4, 2018
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At last Wednesday’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting the group voted 29-2 in support of a project on Lexington St. and then were briefed on several other projects that the group will vote on in the future. The project at 53 Lexington St., which the group supported, includes the historic renovation of the...

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Residents React to ZBA 144-146 Maverick St Ruling

May 4, 2018
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Last Tuesday the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted to reverse a previous Boston Landmarks Commission ruling that placed a two-year moratorium on a Maverick Street development project. The ZBA ruled that Landmarks Commission erred in its determination to impose the two-year moratorium on the project under Article 85 of the Boston Zoning...

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MS-13 Members Pleads Guilty to Eastie Slaying

May 4, 2018
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The 2016 stabbing and shooting death of Christofer Perez-De la Cruz, whose body was found on Falcon Street, became the third teenager to be killed during a violent string of gang-related homicides that rocked Eastie from 2015 to the end of 2016. Perez-De la Cruz’s killing followed the stabbing deaths of Wilson Martinez, 15,...

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NOAH Youth Crew’s Tree Canopy Project Progresses

May 4, 2018
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Over forty years ago, Eastie had a serious lack of trees and shade on many streets. Despite efforts by the former Mayor Kevin White Administration in 1975 to plant nearly 500 trees in Eagle Hill and Jeffries Point the neighborhood’s overall tree canopy is only 15 percent of what it should be. For nearly...

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