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Basile to Chair Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

February 13, 2013
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East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile was appointed to his first chairmanship since being elected to office. Speaker Robert DeLeo appointed Basile chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs last week. “I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,”...

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More Questions Than Answers on Ethanol Trains

February 13, 2013
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Last Wednesday night’s MassDOT meeting at East Boston High School left East Boston residents with more questions than answers. First, at 6 p.m. a coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett briefed residents on Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their...

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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

February 6, 2013
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Five Alarm Fire on Sumner St: 21 Left Homeless Following Late Night Fire in Multi Family Home

A 5-alarm fire late Monday night destroyed a multi-family home on the corner of Sumner and Orleans Streets just across the street from Zumix, which, in an ironic twist, was once a Boston Firehouse. The fire caused approximately $600,000 worth of damage and displaced 21 residents from the home and adjoining homes on Sumner...

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Petruccelli Named Chairman of Committee on Financial Services

February 6, 2013
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East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was again appointed chairman of the second most important committee in the Massachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Senate President Therese Murray made Petruccelli’s appointment. ”Last Thursday I was appointed by the Senate President...

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Meeting on Ethanol Set for Feb. 6

February 6, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett will hold a meeting Wednesday (tonight) at 6 p.m. at the East Boston High School to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing Global Oil’s plan to bring ethanol trains into the area. “We’ll have a brief presentation about Global Oil’s...

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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

January 30, 2013
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Officials Break Ground on Waterfront Development

City Councilor Sal LaMattina leaned over to Mayor Thomas Menino during Monday’s groundbreaking on East Boston’s long awaited waterfront development project at Portside at Pier One and asked the Mayor to pinch him.“I must be dreaming,” joked LaMattina, who worked as hard as anyone this past decade to convert Eastie’s neglected waterfront into a...

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EBSC After School Program Expanding

January 30, 2013
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EBSC After School Program Expanding

The East Boston Social Centers’ (EBSC) after school program, once only available in Eastie and Chelsea, will now be available to parents in Winthrop and Revere. “We definitely saw a need to begin servicing these areas,” said School Age Child Care Director David Cali. “We are excited to be able to finally get transportation...

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It’s Time to Start Filing Your Tax Returns

January 30, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

January 23, 2013
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Officials Remember Pino’s Dedication at Naming Ceremony

The late Marty Pino was an inspiration to all of the 300 plus people in attendance at the renaming of the Orient Heights Recreational Center in his honor. For one last time, Pino brought the community of Eastie together like he had so many times throughout his life. Marty was a doer, a hero...

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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

January 23, 2013
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Excel Students Write About Stopping Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become an epidemic at U.S. schools and has lead to some victims of this type of bullying feeling shunned by fellow classmates. In some cases cyberbullying has sadly ended in tragedy for dozens of students. However, four students attending Excel Academy Charter School in East Boston have shown through essays that they...

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