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NOAH Marks 25th Anniversary Milestone

June 12, 2013
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street. It started in the basement of this church fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants coming into the neighborhood. At times these families wouldn’t...

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Relay for Life Set for June 14; Will Benefit Cancer Society

June 12, 2013
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and...

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Callahan Tunnel Rehab Project Scheduled

June 12, 2013
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MassDOT has scheduled a meeting to discuss the proposed rehabilitation project to the Lieutenant William F. Callahan Tunnel that connects East Boston to the North End. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston High School, 86 White St. The project includes rehabilitation to the tunnel’s...

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Hitting the Local Jackpot: MCAA Donates $5,000 Each to Zumix and Salesians B&G

June 5, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club and Zumix will each receive a  $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) as part of $120,000 in community grants that went to 24  Boston nonprofits during the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on May 29. The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership...

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ISD Meets with Residents About Housing Ordinance

June 5, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) officials were at the Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to remind residents of the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in East Boston safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. ISD will begin inspecting rental...

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Lights, Camera, Action Coming Soon for Eagle Hill Residents

June 5, 2013
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Representatives from Columbia Pictures were at a recent East Boston community meeting to brief Eagle Hill residents on the impacts of filming a new Denzel Washington movie may have on the surrounding community. Columbia Picture’s Mark Fitzgerald attended last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting and said filming in Eastie would begin in...

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Man Arraigned on Stabbing Charges

June 5, 2013
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An East Boston man was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon this week after his bizarre tale he told police of a mysterious machete-wielding man breaking into his apartment and stabbing his drinking buddy. Hugo Ventura, 30, of East Boston was arraigned on charges he stabbed his drinking companion in the...

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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

May 29, 2013
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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

It’s a span of Route 1A over Bennington Street that hundreds of East Boston motorists drive over and under everyday without thinking much about it. However, that seemingly innocuous stretch of highway could be more dangerous than you think. Last week’s collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River outside of Seattle has...

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Petruccelli Blocks Ethanol Train Proposal

May 29, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with help from Senators Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen, added language last week during a late night session to amend the state’s Chapter 91 law. The amendment’s language would block Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their facility on the East...

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Rubin Retiring from EBHS

May 29, 2013
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East Boston High School Headmaster Michael Rubin has been hailed as a neighborhood institution. As a coach and educator at the school for nearly three decades Rubin’s success with area high schoolers both on the court and in the classroom has been unparalleled. Unfortunately, Rubin’s storied career at the school is coming to an...

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