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Basile’s Bill Seeks to Aid Those Hurt in Bombing

April 24, 2013
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America is at war against terrorism and Representative Carlo Basile said the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing are casualties of that war and should receive help from the state. Basile has amended his wounded veterans bill to include those severely injured during last week’s attack. “Just like our wounded veterans that are...

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Somber Celebration: Nicole Modica Ran in Race on Monday and Was Unharmed

April 17, 2013
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Somber Celebration: Nicole Modica Ran in Race on Monday and Was Unharmed

What was supposed to be a joyous celebration at Ecco Restaurant to mark their daughter’s completion of the Boston Marathon turned into a somber reunion after two bombs rocked the annual event near the finish line Monday afternoon killing three and maiming over a hundred others. Dave Modica and Carla Santarpio, owners of Santarpio’s...

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Residents Get a 3D Look at the Casino

April 17, 2013
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Residents Get a 3D Look at the Casino

Last week, Suffolk Downs opened its doors to East Boston residents so they could get a first hand look at the new 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs. Aside from the opportunity to view the model of the resort casino, attendees at last Tuesday’s open house also got the...

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Menino’s Budget Targets Capital Spending for Eastie

April 17, 2013
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Last week Mayor Thomas Menino submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget that includes capital spending in East Boston. The spending in Eastie is part of Menino’s $2.6 billion Operating Budget for FY2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations. “This year’s budget invests in our...

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Doggy Day Care Coming to Sumner St.

April 10, 2013
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Doggy Day Care Coming to Sumner St.

East Boston dog walker Jill Annesse received widespread support at Monday’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting for her plan to open a doggy day care on Sumner Street. With a growing population of young working professionals in the Jeffries Point neighborhood, Annesse said she has seen a growing need for a doggy day care...

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ZBA Approves Housing Units on Chelsea St.

April 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a project to add 24 market-rate housing units to Chelsea Street on the site of the 2011 building collapse that forced the subsequent demolition of several buildings on the street. The project being financed entirely by private investment will construct a total of six...

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Don Orione Home Donates Beds to IMEC

April 10, 2013
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When the Jewish Rehabilitation Center (JRC) in Peabody closed in January, the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston received the center’s electronic beds and other furniture to replace the nursing home’s manual beds. This left Anthony Cerasuolo, owner of Orient Heights Senior Living, the management company of Don Orione, wondering what to do...

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JPNA Members Hear About Silver Line

April 10, 2013
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MBTA Project Manager Scott Hamwey was at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the proposed plan to bring direct Silver Line service to East Boston. “We are not looking to change the existing route but add a new route that would connect the Silver Line at Airport Station to...

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Dispute Arises over How to Show King Paintings

April 4, 2013
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The East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) has launched a campaign to block the Boston Public Library’s efforts to split up a series of historic paintings that have hung in the Meridian Street branch for decades. The group of paintings, titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King was a Works Progress...

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Local Reaction to Menino Stepping Down

April 4, 2013
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The night before Mayor Thomas Menino announced he would not seek an unprecedented sixth term as Mayor of Boston, I received a phone call from Menino’s close friend and political ally, Senator Anthony Petruccelli. “I’m shocked,” he said of the impending announcement. “This is the man I credit with helping launch my political career....

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