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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

February 20, 2013
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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

Gasoline prices at local gas stations in East Boston have soared in the past month with some gas stations in the neighborhood charging upwards of $3.77 per gallon for regular. In Massachusetts the current average for regular gas was $3.76, $3.91 for midrange gas and $4.04 for premium. The highest prices we’ve seen in...

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Library to Open on Time

February 20, 2013
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With a few months to go until summer, the neighborhood’s new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street is right on track and close to being done. Anyone driving past the construction site over the past few weeks can see the steel framing has been covered with walls and one can now get a...

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BRA Gives Thumbs Up to Brooke Charter School

February 20, 2013
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Developers of the Edward Brooke Charter School in East Boston received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week to convert the former Savio High School on Byron Street into the Brooke’s new home. The BRA Board unanimously approved $16.5 million expansion plans at the corner of Byron and Bennington Streets so the Brooke can...

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Gruner Appointed as Director at Main Streets

February 20, 2013
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While former East Boston Main Streets Executive Director Clarke Moulaison has moved onto bigger and better things and now runs Carmella’s Market (formerly Gloria’s Foods) at the corner of Everett and Cottage Street, he has left behind some pretty big shoes to fill. During his tenure, Moulaison got Main Streets back on track and...

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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

February 13, 2013
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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

While some were praising the City of Boston’s efforts to remove snow from city streets, residents here were singing a different tune to Mayor Thomas Menino’s Snow Removal Strike Force. On Monday nigh at 7 p.m., a section of Saratoga Street from Curtis Street to Orient Heights Square turned into pandemonium as Boston Police...

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Basile to Chair Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

February 13, 2013
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East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile was appointed to his first chairmanship since being elected to office. Speaker Robert DeLeo appointed Basile chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs last week. “I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,”...

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More Questions Than Answers on Ethanol Trains

February 13, 2013
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Last Wednesday night’s MassDOT meeting at East Boston High School left East Boston residents with more questions than answers. First, at 6 p.m. a coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett briefed residents on Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their...

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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

February 6, 2013
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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

A 5-alarm fire late Monday night destroyed a multi-family home on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets just across the street from Zumix, which, in an ironic twist, was once a Boston Firehouse. The fire caused approximately $600,000 worth of damage and displaced 21 residents from the home and adjoining homes on Sumner...

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Petruccelli Named Chairman of Committee on Financial Services

February 6, 2013
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East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was again appointed chairman of the second most important committee in the Massachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Senate President Therese Murray made Petruccelli’s appointment. ”Last Thursday I was appointed by the Senate President...

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Meeting on Ethanol Set for Feb. 6

February 6, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett will hold a meeting Wednesday (tonight) at 6 p.m. at the East Boston High School to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing Global Oil’s plan to bring ethanol trains into the area. “We’ll have a brief presentation about Global Oil’s...

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