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Listening to Your Heart

September 11, 2013
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Listening to Your Heart

Soon there will be an interactive piece of public art displayed outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square that will play music based on your heartbeat. “Pulse of the City”  is an innovative new public art installation that creates different music and rhythms based on the heartbeats of the people who...

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Suffolk Downs Files DEIR for Casino Site

September 11, 2013
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Suffolk Downs filed Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) last week with the state for the proposed Caesars Resort. Suffolk Downs officials are touting the commitments to sustainable development and operation in the DEIR would make the resort the most environmentally ‘green’ casino resort in the world. On Monday, East Boston and Revere residents were...

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A Lifetime Helping Others

September 11, 2013
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Fran Rowan has spent a lifetime selflessly helping the people of East Boston with kindness and charity. She has possessed the uncanny ability to make most people around her believe in the causes she was fighting for because those causes were simply the right thing to do. Over the years Rowan has been the...

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Nicastro to Be Honored by ABCD

September 11, 2013
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In many ways Michael Nicastro has become the face of the East Boston neighborhood Health Center. As the Health Center’s community outreach director Nicastro is always in the neighborhood looking for ways EBNHC can help people and other organizations. However, Nicastro’s willingness to lend a hand extends beyond his Health Center duties and is...

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All BPS Students Now to Receive Free Meals

September 4, 2013
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All BPS Students Now to Receive Free Meals

For the first time ever Boston Public School (BPS) students, regardless of their income status, will receive a free breakfast and lunch during the 2013/2014 school year that begins today (Wednesday). Boston now becomes one of the largest cities in the nation to join “Community Eligibility Option”. The program waives meal fees for all...

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Medical Marijuana Non Profits Vying for Limited Licenses

September 4, 2013
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East Boston Attorney Michael Ford is representing one of the 21 applicants that applied to become registered medical marijuana dispensary operators in Suffolk County last week. Ford is representing the nonprofit corporation Humanitarian Medical Marijuana, Inc. who is vying for one of five licenses to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the county as...

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Voters Looking for Next Mayor to Make Educational Changes

September 4, 2013
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According to a recent survey of Boston voters education ranked as the top priority and said they would support a mayoral candidate who will invest in improving Boston public schools rather than opening more charter schools. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Boston Teachers conducted the survey and sampled 626 registered voters...

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LaMattina is Hopeful on Casino Agreement

September 4, 2013
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Look at any streetscape in San Francisco and you will find pristine homes that have remained true to their late Victorian Era roots. Almost every postcard from San Francisco depicts either the Golden Gate Bridge or a row of Victorian Homes brightly painted and basically untouched since the turn of the last century. East...

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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

August 28, 2013
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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

The consensus in East Boston has always been that more, not less, programs for youth are better for the community and families. With one of the highest concentrations of children and teens in the city, Eastie has always called for more summer, daycare and after-school programs. Like the East Boston Social Centers and East...

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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Pushing for Use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road

August 28, 2013
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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly is advocating for the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road to be open to East Boston residents. This week Connolly sent a letter to Massport CEO Thomas Glynn urging the Port Authority to open the road that opened less than a year ago so Eastie motorists can enjoy its quick access to...

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