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These Days a Simple Lot Subdivision Becomes a Controversial Project

February 9, 2018
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The fear and panic of overdevelopment among East Boston’s older residents, and increasingly more and more newcomers, has become involved in so much red tape that a simple subdivision of a lot takes five community meetings, abutters meetings and a vote by the community. On Monday night the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) voted...

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City Grant to Support Zumix Concert Series, Events at Zumix Firehouse

February 9, 2018
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Last week Mayor Martin Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) and the Mass Cultural Council announced Zumix will be one of 181 Boston arts organizations that will share $472,955 in 2018 Boston Cultural Council organizational grants. The City of Boston contributed $300,000 in...

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EHCA Votes on Several Items Last Wednesday

February 9, 2018
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Last Wednesday night, members of the Eagle Hill Civic Association voted on several agenda at the groups January meeting. First up, members voted 20 to 1 in favor of Jennifer Coppenrath’s plan to legalize the existing occupancy at 512-514 Saratoga St. to one commercial space with two residential units above.  It is already being...

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St Joseph-St Lazarus Parish Partners with American Red Cross to Host Blood Drive

February 9, 2018
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At this time of year severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses like the flu can prevent regular donors from giving blood to the American Red Cross. Last Wednesday parishioners from St. Joseph-St, Lazarus Church joined forces with the American Red Cross to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients. Parishioner Jayne Biagiotti, a...

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Baker Calls for Another Increase to EITC Program

February 2, 2018
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For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes year after year. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, runs an annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program at its office on Meridian Street. Qualified, hard-working, low-wage workers often receive significant EITC...

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Possibility of Seaplanes in Harbor Being Touted as Part of Amazon Bid

February 2, 2018
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There was a small paragraph in Boston’s bid to bring Seattle-based Amazon’s second North American headquarters (HQ2) to Suffolk Downs in East Boston calling for the establishment of seaplane operations in the city that was overlooked by many. The paragraph read, “Establishing seaplane operations in the Boston Harbor will provide scheduled service between Boston...

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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...

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Be Prepared:EBNHC Encourages Residents to Get Flu Vaccine, says It’s Not Too Late

February 2, 2018
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Be Prepared:EBNHC Encourages Residents to Get Flu Vaccine, says It’s Not Too Late

Cases of influenza, more commonly known as the flu, have more than doubled in Massachusetts this winter, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has called this flu season the worst in 10 years. At East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Roberto Mastroianni, a doctor of nursing practice, had a feeling this year’s flu season...

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Coleridge Street Condo Project

February 2, 2018
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The developer of 167 Coleridge St. recently updated the Harbor View Neighborhood Association on the progress of his project to replace a condemned building that has been an eyesore for some years in the neighborhood. Brad Young received approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston Planning and Development Agency Design Review, as well...

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Diane Modica and Justin Rounds to Participate in New Members Art Show at Atlantic Works

February 2, 2018
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Lifelong East Boston resident Diane Modica has been a lot of things in her life from serving as District 1 Boston City Councilor to an established attorney. What some might not know is that Modica is also a talented artist. A lawyer by day, Modica is a self-taught artist who has gained significant insights...

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