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Poll Shows Eastie Voters Favors Casino

October 16, 2013
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A new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll regarding the upcoming vote on the casino referendum in East Boston suggests the vote might be closer than some may think but still gives Suffolk Downs the edge. According to the poll, 47 percent of Eastie voters plan to back the casino during the November 5 referendum vote...

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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

October 11, 2013
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Clammers Suing over Jet Fuel Spill

Local clammer John Denehy and more than a dozen other clammers affected by the massive clam die-off in 2010, which they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan are now seeking damages in Federal Court. Last week the clammers officially filed a lawsuit in United states District Court against Massport and...

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Hundreds of Children Left Stranded by Bus Strike

October 11, 2013
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An unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in East Boston stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 7 station to shuttle kids to school. “It was crazy,” said District 7 Community Officer Gary Marino. “We were picking...

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Sen. Petruccelli Endorses Walsh for Mayor

October 11, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced last week at the East Boston Yacht Club that he would endorse Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston. Petruccelli, who was a Rob Consalvo supporter leading up to the September 24 Primary Election, said his former colleague in the House of Representatives is the best choice to lead Boston into...

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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

October 2, 2013
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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders has died. Mrs. Adamson died on Friday, September 25 after a long battle with cancer. Terry, as she was affectionately known by friends, family and colleagues may have been small in stature but had...

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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

October 2, 2013
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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

City Councilor Sal LaMattiina’s convincing win against two anti-casino candidates during last week’s Primary Election could be a signal that East Boston resident may just support the host community referendum on November 5. LaMattina walked away with 2,943 votes and his two challengers, Brian Gannon and John Ribiero got a combined 1,602 votes. LaMattina’s...

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Casino Now in Eastie’s Hand: Councilors Vote to Let Residents Decide Project’s Fate

October 2, 2013
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Despite a last minute amendment by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the Boston City Councilor voted 12-1 last Wednesday to approve a ‘Ward Only’ vote on the Host Community Agreement with Suffolk Downs Racetrack regarding the proposed resort-style casino. At the hearing O’Malley argued that the $1 billion development is not simply a...

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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

September 25, 2013
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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

All sings point to the Boston City Council voting today in favor of a ‘ward only’ vote versus a ‘citywide vote’ on the Suffolk Downs casino referendum. This would allow East Boston voters sole authority on deciding whether or not they want a casino in the neighborhood and the potential $20 million cash windfall...

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LaMattina Cruises to Victory

September 25, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattiina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 2,943 voted in East Boston and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Eastie, the North End and Charlestown . In Eastie the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 855 votes....

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Man Charged in Sexual Assault Case

September 25, 2013
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The East Boston man suspected of allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on Faywood Avenue last Friday has been apprehended and authorities are investigating a possible link between the man and other assaults in the area. Jose Avila, 39, of East Boston was arrested at his home Sunday and arraigned Monday at East Boston...

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