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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

July 31, 2013
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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

East Boston resident Kimberly Roberts’ spectacular roof garden earned her first place honors for Porch, Balcony, Deck, or Window Box Garden in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 2013 Garden Contest. But Roberts wasn’t the only one receiving honors for having one of the best green thumbs in the city. Lyle, Kara, and Lily Bradley of...

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Political Muscle: Lamattina, Petruccelli, Basile Get Mbta Not to Shut Down Government Center Stop

July 31, 2013
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It was no secret people in East Boston were pretty unhappy that the project to fix all the wall panels in the Callahan Tunnel would coincide with a two-year closure of the Government Center MBTA station. However, it was announced this week that the MBTA would hold off on the closure of Government Center...

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Spraying to Start on August 1

July 31, 2013
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On Thursday evening the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will begin spraying in East Boston to help control the mosquito population in the neighborhood. The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol sprayers to complete the work on Thursday, August 1, between dusk and 11:30 p.m.  Spraying is scheduled to take place...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

July 24, 2013
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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial’s plan to build 200 market-rate units of rental housing at the Boston East site on Border Street. Last month the CDC filed a Project Development Plan (PDA) with the BRA. The CDC requested the approval of the...

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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

July 24, 2013
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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

Zumix’s A Cappella Ensemble, which consists of three Zumix students, was invited to play at last Friday’s Outside the Box Festival in Boston. Irisbel Rojas, Sarah Coelho, and Francesca Canepa performed with Zumix’s Artist Ambassador, Will Dailey, at the July 19th Festival on the Boston Common. Dailey is Zumix’s Artist Ambassador of the year...

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EBHS Seniors Receive Umana Fellowships

July 24, 2013
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The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents here in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the sumtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special way through...

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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

July 18, 2013
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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

City Councilor Sal and Interim District 7 Captain Tim Connolly were out walking the Jeffries Point neighborhood Monday night following an increase of social media chatter regarding an up tick in crime in the area. The social media threads on Facebook started some hysteria and caused panic among residents that were unaware of all...

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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

July 18, 2013
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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

With a push to get East Boston’s long neglected waterfront finally developed there is one person warning that sea level mitigation should be part of any commercial or residential development along Eastie’s shoreline. Carolyn Jenkins, an MIT student who recently completed an architecture masters thesis entitled “East Boston buffer: a transferable urban framework for...

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Major Renovation at Liberty Plaza is Now Underway

July 18, 2013
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Hoping to capitalize on the major renovations to Central Square that the city will begin in the fall, the Lombardo’s Company is in the process of completing a major renovation to Liberty Plaza in the square and is moving forward with its Seville Theater project on Border Street. The $1 million Liberty Plaza project...

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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

July 10, 2013
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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

After 13 years in Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s office, Chief of Staff Ed Deveau will leave his post to become mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo’s Deputy Campaign Manager. Deveau, who started out as a summer intern when Petruccelli was a State Representative, followed Petruccelli to the Senate where he has served as chief of staff since...

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