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Orient Heights Station Makeover

October 24, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street is in full swing and, according to the MBTA, major construction should last until spring of 2014. Staging for the construction project began in the spring and by midsummer most of the old, dilapidated station was torn down. Only...

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Roseland Commits to Starting Project on Waterfront

October 17, 2012
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Roseland Commits to Starting Project on Waterfront

Roseland Property’s Project Manager Joe Shea was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting last Tuesday to announce some good news for the neighborhood. Shea said his company, after nearly a decade of starts and stops, is ready to begin construction on East Boston’s first waterfront development project. Shea said activity at the site...

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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

October 17, 2012
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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

The last buildings affected by the October 2011 building collapse on Chelsea Street is being demolished this week. Demolition crews have begun razing the buildings from 41-39 Chelsea St.—a row of brick buildings that were connected to the building that collapsed on October 14, 2011. These buildings were structurally compromised after 47 Chelsea St....

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It’s Showtime : EBHS Drama Club Students Take Their Art Very Seriously

October 17, 2012
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Each day when school lets out there are a group of students that don’t go home or hang out on the corner or get into trouble in the neighborhood. No, these students are committed to learning the craft of drama and theater arts and are perfecting two One Act Plays that will debut on...

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Floating Restaurant Planned

October 17, 2012
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Imagine for a moment taking a water shuttle during the warm New England months from East Boston’s shore to an attractive restaurant anchored just off Piers Park. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ is exactly what Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan wants to bring to the neighborhood. At last week’s Jeffries Point...

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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

October 11, 2012
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Excel Academy Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

Excel Academy staff and administrators joined with East Boston’s elected officials last Wednesday to cut ribbon on Excel Academy’s new facility on Moore Street. The renovations to the building, which once housed the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, were completed just before the 2012-2013 school year. Excel’s Director Yutaka Tamura took the...

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EBNHC Receives $55k Grant for More Cervical Screenings

October 11, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will receive $55,000 to increase cervical cancer screenings for woman in the neighborhood. The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the grant last week and is part of $1.8 million in funding for 32 community health centers through the Affordable Care Act to provide these screenings and improve the ability of community...

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City Officials Seek Restrictions on Pit Bulls Following Attack

October 11, 2012
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After two pit bulls went on a rampage and terrorized residents in Jeffries Point and Maverick Square last week, Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are looking to put more restrictions on the breed. Police had to shoot one of the two pit bulls last Friday afternoon after the dogs broke through...

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Police Brief Community on Measures Following Assaults

October 11, 2012
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Last Thursday night at East Boston High School, Commissioner Ed Davis briefed the community on the recent rash of sexual assaults in the neighborhood. By Monday, Boston Police Department spokeswoman, Cheryl Fiandaca announced that police have arrested one suspect for a sexual assault that occurred at the corner of Brook and Saratoga Streets on...

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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

October 4, 2012
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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

There was a time when Ron Kocher would just stay at home for days on end with no social interaction with the outside world. That all ended two years ago when he began attending the Don Orione’s Adult Day Care program in East Boston three days a week. “I used to just stay home...

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