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Police Still Searching for Driver

July 10, 2013
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East Boston detectives are still searching for the mystery man that crashed a SUV into the front of Burger King, injuring three people, and fled the scene. On July 3 at 8 a.m. officers from District 7 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Burger King on Bennington Street in Orient Heights....

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Savikas to Step Down at Crossroads Shelter

July 3, 2013
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Savikas to Step Down at Crossroads Shelter

Audrey Savikas, who has successfully led Crossroads Family Shelter as its Executive Director for four years, announced her departure from the program this week. “It is with mixed emotion that I write to share the news of my upcoming departure from Crossroads Family Center,” said Savikas. “My time at Crossroads has been extremely rewarding....

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Maverick St. Housing Gets Permanent Funding

July 3, 2013
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Maverick St. Housing Gets Permanent Funding

Back in November 2012, community leaders and elected officials joined the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) to cut the ribbon on 170 Maverick St.–a 27 unit affordable housing project. This month, MassHousing announced it has closed on $2.2 million in loans for the 27-unit Greenway Apartments. MassHousing provided $2.2 million in permanent financing...

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BRA Keeps Border St. Units at Market Rate

July 3, 2013
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BRA Keeps Border St. Units at Market Rate

There was growing concerns among East Boston residents that the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial was looking to change its original plan of a majority market rate development on the Boston East waterfront parcel to a majority affordable housing development. However, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) quelled those rumors at...

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Marginal St. Project Groundbreaking Thursday

June 26, 2013
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Marginal St. Project Groundbreaking Thursday

Developers of a new condo project on Marginal Street will break ground on 9-units of market rate housing Thursday. Owner Michele Catalano will join architect Elizabeth Whittaker and contractor DelVecchio Construction to break ground on the 4-story, 9-unit condo development on a vacant lot on Marginal. The lot, located at 282-286 Marginal St. has...

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FOL to Kick off Fundraising Event

June 26, 2013
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FOL to Kick off Fundraising Event

The East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) kicked off a fundraising effort with the goal of raising $50,000 to begin restoring the group of historic paintings titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King. The kick off was held Monday night at the Meridian Street branch. In April the FOL reached a...

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Building Collapses

June 26, 2013
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Building Collapses

Late in the afternoon last Thursday a large portion of an attached brick multifamily on Eutaw Street came tumbling to the ground. Construction workers had been spending the day hammering bricks on the home at 57 Eutaw St. trying to fix the structure’s outer wall. Witnesses reported hearing a big explosion as the wall...

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East Boston YMCA Receives $25K Grant

June 26, 2013
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Through an anonymous donation the East Boston YMCA will get to work this summer constructing a Credit Recovery Lab at the Y’s Bremen Street facility for East Boston High School (EBHS) students. The $25,000 anonymous donation will create a state-of-the-art learning center at the Y for the 2013-2014 school year. The classroom space and...

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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

June 25, 2013
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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

Some at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) were weary about Mariner Tower’s proposed plans to put an 84ft. cell phone tower on McClellan Highway near the Extra Space Storage facility. Mariner Tower will appear before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 9 to seek zoning relief to construct the...

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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 25, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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