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For Richard Gavegnano, East Boston Has Always Been Home

May 29, 2013
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Standing at the corner of Neptune Road and Frankfort Street Monday afternoon, East Boston Savings Bank Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano points to where his house once stood at 20 Neptune Rd., a street and neighborhood demolished by Massport during Logan Airport’s massive expansion in the late 1960s. “It was in a triple-decker right...

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FCC Blocks Ordinance on Satellite Dishes

May 22, 2013
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After City Councilor Sal LaMattina pushed through an ordinance to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked the measure last year. Under pressure from the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) the FCC folded to the huge lobbying power of the SBCA after they...

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EBSB Helping Homeowners with Troubled Mortgages

May 22, 2013
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The East Boston Savings Bank has made a $25 million loan to Boston Community Capital (BCC) that could potentially help 1 in 5 homeowners with troubled mortgages nationwide. The deal was finalized last week and arranged by Zions Bank’s non-profit public finance group, Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. The deal between EBSB and BCC...

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Flores Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder

May 22, 2013
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It was a murder that shocked the neighborhood but when the truth behind Marco Tulio Flores’ bizarre act of torturing and killing a family friend surfaced many in the neighborhood said they would have probably done the same. Flores, who was sexually abused by his victim when he was a pre-teen, mentally broke down...

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10th Annual Open Studios Kicks off This Weekend

May 15, 2013
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10th Annual Open Studios Kicks off This Weekend

Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a decade ago by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building balances...

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Conley Favors Citywide Vote for Suffolk Downs Casino

May 15, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney and Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley’s support of a citywide vote versus a ward-only vote regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed resort-style casino could have some political repercussions here in East Boston. Conley’s told the Boston Globe “We’re one city; we have one shared future. This referendum must be citywide and the results...

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Community Updates on Logan Airport’s CONRAC

May 15, 2013
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Massport’s Anthony Guerriero updated the community on Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or CONRAC Monday night. Guerriero went over some of the future plans for the Maverick Street gate and how it will tie into the new traffic flow around the CONRAC as well as landscaping and buffering programs on the neighborhood side....

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Welfare Building Progress Outlined

May 15, 2013
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John Tyler was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the progress at the Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. Over the past year Tyler and his wife, Melissa, have transformed the once decaying structure into a vibrant commercial development, business incubator space and residence. At Monday’s meeting, Tyler...

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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

May 9, 2013
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Petruccelli Outlines Transportation Needs

Since passing the Senate’s version of the transportation finance bill last month, Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been attending neighborhood community group meetings in East Boston to brief residents on the bill and the reasons why he supports it. The bill is now heading to a joint conference committee where it will be further tweaked....

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Crossroads Host Forum on Need for Shelter Funding

May 9, 2013
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Crossroads Family Shelter resident Nurys and former resident CeeCee gave emotional testimony last Friday morning in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials at a breakfast hosted by the Shelter. Nurys and CeeCee and other housing advocates were at Crossroads last week to lobby elected officials like Senator Anthony...

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