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Heavy Rains Take Toll on Water Quality at Constitution Beach

August 5, 2015
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East Boston’s only public beach has slipped a little on water quality from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer, Constitution Beach scored a 96 percent but has slipped to an 83 percent this year. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s...

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Petruccelli,Madaro Vote to Override Baker’s Vetoes on State Funding of Local Iniatatives

August 5, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro were able to override Governor Charlie Baker’s vetoes of several East Boston earmarks in the state’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget last week during a joint session of the House and Senate. Two weeks ago, Baker had signed a $38.1 billion budget but slashed $162 billion in spending...

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Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

August 5, 2015
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Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

Director of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department Chris Marchi envisions a Constitution Beach complete with a small boat house and kayaks that families can rent and paddle around the water’s edge. However, Marchi needs support from the community for an upcoming event at the neighborhood’s only public beach....

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Rep.Madaro Reflects on His First 100 Days

August 5, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro recently marked his first 100 days in office as East Boston’s representative in the Massachusetts House. Madaro, who is the third youngest member of the House in Massachusetts, said that since being sworn in over three months ago, he has been busy with constituent services, the state budget process and...

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East Boston Farmer’s Market Going Strong

July 29, 2015
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After a rainout on July 10 the The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) kicked off on July 17 and has been going strong. The Farmers Market returned for its eighth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before and will be at the Maverick...

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Construction Worker Dies from His Injuries

July 29, 2015
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The construction worker from Connecticut who was critically injured early this month at a Logan Airport worksite has died. Lawrence O’Leary, 54, of Seymour, from Seymour died at Massachusetts General Hospital after a serious fall while working on Logan’s garage project on July 10. The man is an employee of Blakeslee Prestressed Inc.., a...

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East Boston Woman Assaulted in Greenway

July 29, 2015
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East Boston Police are asking the woman to remain vigilant following an indecent assault on the Greenway Monday morning. Police responded at 8:30 a.m. Monday after they received a call from a female victim who reported that she had been indecently assaulted while walking on the portion of the Greenway near Sumner Street. The...

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Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

July 29, 2015
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Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Beach Party Fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event,...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

July 22, 2015
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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

The Boston Redevelopment Authority last Thursday approved the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development project in East Boston at its July meeting. The BRA board approved an amended development plan for the Clippership Wharf project on the waterfront. The project will result in the construction of four buildings comprised of up to 492 residential...

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Petruccelli, Madaro Point to Local Benefits in New State Budget

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker signed the $38.1 billion state Fiscal Year 2016 budget but slashed some line items that East Boston’s two state elected officials advocated for in both the House and Senate’s version of the state budget. Last week, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro applauded their colleagues that voted in a joint...

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