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Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

January 20, 2016
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Jerry Del Prete, East Boston’s undisputed ‘King of Cold Cuts’, has died. Del Prete, who for over three decades ran the unassuming yet arguably one of the best sub shops in town, died on Wednesday, January 6 following a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. Del...

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NOAH Receives Major Grant

January 7, 2016
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The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate a major grant from the Kresge Foundation. NOAH announced the local non-profit was awarded a Kresge Foundation urban opportunities and resilience implementation funding, which over the next three years will support continued climate adaptation planning and implementation work...

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Rep. Madaro Decides Against Bid for Senate

January 7, 2016
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East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro has decided not to run for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate seat that will be left vacant by Senator Anthony Petruccelli on January 21. “Over the past few weeks I have been touched by those who have encouraged me to pursue Senator Petruccelli’s seat,” said Madaro. “However,...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

January 7, 2016
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fifth term as District 1 City Councilor Monday at Faneuil Hall and said he looks forward to representing East Boston, Charlestown and the North End for another two years. “I am very excited to begin my 5th term on the Boston City Council,” said LaMattina....

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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

January 7, 2016
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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

For the past two years a group of East Boston residents have braved the frigid waters off Constitution Beach on New Years Day to take a ‘Polar Plunge’. The small group began with a few residents last year to show their support for local police and law enforcement during a time when there was...

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Year in Review:A Look at the People and Events of 2015

December 31, 2015
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On Thursday night the final seconds of 2015 will tick away and East Boston residents will join the world community and look to a new year with optimism and hope. In this small community the year was filled with stories of triumph, victory, success, tragedy and adversity. This year marked a significant period of...

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Di Pietro Elected New Chamber President

December 24, 2015
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Longtime East Boston Chamber of Commerce Officer Marisa Di Pietro was elected as the Chamber’s new president during elections held last week. Di Pietro, East Boston Social Centers Development Director, will take over the presidency from Scott Heigelmann who has served since February 2014. “I am very humbled and honored to have been elected...

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EOEA Ruling:Massport Must Provide Full EIR for Terminal E Project

December 24, 2015
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Secretary Matthew Beaton of Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEA) ruled this week  that Massport must provide the state with a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Terminal E project following  comment letters calling for a full EIR. Massport, who was going through the MEPA (Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act) review process,...

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Loftel Project Approved by the BRA

December 17, 2015
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Loftel Project Approved by the BRA

Following votes in favor of the East Boston Loftel project by both the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project at its meeting last week. The $20 million projects plans to convert the old industrial building on the corner of Porter...

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Maria Roccadella Roberto Passed Away December 8

December 17, 2015
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Maria Roccadella (Palumbo) Roberto, the matriarch of the Roberto family and the glue that held the Spinelli’s enterprise together for over 30 years, has died. Mrs. Roberto died peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Tuesday, December 8. Mrs. Roberto immigrated from Groppo, Italy when she was 25 years old and settled...

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