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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

March 13, 2013
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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

Jeffries Point Steve Holt, like many of his neighbors, was shaken up by the recent muggings in his neighborhood. “I witnessed one of the muggings,” said Holt at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting. “So I became concerned about the safety of myself and my family.” While Captain Kelley McCormick was at...

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Green Plans at Suffolk Supported at MEPA Community Meeting

March 13, 2013
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While those present at last week’s Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) meeting at Suffolk Downs concerning environmental impacts a possible resort-style casino may create in the neighborhood, many were impressed by the developers plans to make a casino at Suffolk Downs the greenest in the nation, but the environmental activists remained skeptical about the...

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Floating Restaurant Developers Put Project on Hold for a Year

March 13, 2013
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Developers that pitched anchoring a floating restaurant off East Boston’s shores will delay its plans for one year according to City Councilor Sal LaMattina. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ was dreamed up by Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan and was brought to the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) for consideration back...

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Police Seek Help in Finding Gas Station Robber

March 13, 2013
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East Boston police are looking for the community’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob the Mobil Gas Station on Meridian Street last Thursday. Police released a surveillance photo this week of the man being sought in connection with the incident. According to police at 7:12 p.m.  last Thursday evening officer received...

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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

March 6, 2013
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Audrey McDonald to Receive Teacher in Excellence Award

East Boston High School English Advanced Placement teacher, Audrey Schindler McDonald, will be one of 15 teachers from across the state selected as a Teacher in Excellence Award winner. McDonald will receive the award at the Partners in Excellence Award Celebration on Thursday, March 7 at the Museum of Science. “I’m very honored and...

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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

March 6, 2013
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Suffolk Downs Casino Will Be Greenest in USA

Suffolk Downs owners will pitch their plan to make the resort style casino that they hope to build at the racetrack site  the greenest casino in the nation at a community meeting tonight (Wednesday) in the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. and hosted by the Massachusetts...

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Police Looking into Robberies

March 6, 2013
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East Boston police are investigation a string of street robberies that have occurred in the neighborhood since February 21. Since that date there have been five robberies all occurring near the Maverick area between the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. “The times and areas the robberies have occurred are a coincidence. There is nothing...

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Connolly Running For Mayor

March 1, 2013
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Connolly Running For Mayor

At Large City Councilor John Connolly announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for Boston Mayor. Flanked by supporters at Brighton High School Tuesday morning, Connolly, the 39-year-old Roslindale native, said he’s in the race to win and will focus on education as the cornerstone of his campaign. Judging from his remarks Tuesday,...

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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

March 1, 2013
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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

Frank J. Tarbi, the founder of the East Boston Times and a man who lived a full and fascinating life, has died. Mr. Tarbi passed away on Wednesday, February 20 at the VA Hospice in Bedford following a long battle with cancer. He was 96 years old. Mr. Tarbi was born and raised in...

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EBCC Releases Prosperity Agenda

March 1, 2013
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With different community groups gearing up to get their own feedback and information on what a resort-style casino could mean for East Boston, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce released its own Prosperity Agenda study. With a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the proposed construction of a $1 billion casino in the neighborhood, the...

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