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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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Lynch Wins East Boston,Markey Wins State

May 9, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite being defeated in East Boston by Lynch last week. Statewide Markey resoundingly beat Democratic challenger Congressman Stephen Lynch gaining 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or...

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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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O’Donnell Students Show Their Boston Strong

May 9, 2013
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Last Friday students from the Hugh Roe O’Donnell Elementary School showed their ‘Boston Strong’ spirit with a parade through Eagle Hill to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Students wore Boston sports shirts, held homemade signs and chanted ‘We are Boston. We are Strong’. The parade marked the end of...

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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

May 1, 2013
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

Last Friday the East Boston Savings Bank celebrated 165 years in business with neighborhood-wide celebrations at all bank branches in Eastie. The events included promotions, raffle and a IPad give-a-way. “East Boston Savings Bank owes its success over the past 165 years to the exceptional loyalty of our customers and the hard work of...

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Carol Johnson Gets Mixed Reviews in Leading Local Schools

May 1, 2013
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She was a figure criticized by some in East Boston for her decision to close schools and hailed by others for helping revamp the student assignment process and improve school performance. Last week, Boston School Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson announced her plans to retire after a six-year tenure in Boston. Johnson, who recently lost...

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