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Eastie Aquajets Fall to Rival Latin Academy

December 17, 2015
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In what is getting to be an all too familiar refrain for Coach Dave Arinella and the East Boston High School AquaJets coed swim team, Eastie was bested by Latin Academy 56-46 last Friday during the two teams’ annual rivalry meet. With Coach Arinella heading into his 36th year as Eastie’s swim coach, he...

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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

December 10, 2015
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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced that he will resign effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector. Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new member of their...

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Eastie Looks to Fill Petruccelli’s Seat

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Senator Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring. Already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign sometime in January. The seat has remained anchored in East Boston since Judge Mario Umana won the seat...

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Massport Explains Reasons for Expanding Terminal E

December 10, 2015
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Massport Explains Reasons for Expanding Terminal E

At the regular monthly meetings of  Jeffries Point Neighborhood Council and Orient Heights Neighborhood Council and also a special  Massport sponsored meeting that included representatives from the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration, Massport  laid out the reasons for expanding Terminal E by  constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of...

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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...

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Cabbies Riding Back on Local Streets

December 3, 2015
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Everyone loves a loophole and many Boston cabbies are no exception to that rule. Hundreds of Boston cabs cruising through East Boston everyday tack on an additional rate of $5.25 that goes towards the cabbies ride back through the Callahan Tunnel back to Boston. Hundreds of cabbies everyday are coming to the airport through...

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LaMattina Calls for Another East Boston Middle School

November 26, 2015
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This week, City Councilor Sal LaMattina has made an appeal to Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang for a new middle school in the neighborhood. In a letter to Superintendent Chang obtained by the East Boston Times, LaMattina argued that there is a shortage of middle  school seats in Eastie. While he said...

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City, East Boston CDC Cut Ribbon on Housing for the Homeless

November 26, 2015
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City, East Boston CDC Cut Ribbon on Housing for the Homeless

The East Boston Community Development Corporation joined forces with Crossroads Family Shelter and the City of Boston to create seven units of subsidized housing on Havre Street for families transitioning out of the neighborhood’s homeless shelter. At a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon outside the new building at 125 Havre St., Mayor Martin Walsh joined...

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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

November 26, 2015
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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

The East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop recently. Stop & Shop kicked off its Turkey Express program at the Y with the donation of 250 turkeys that will feed over 700 local children and their families this holiday. The Y’s parking lot...

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Trinity Opts to Rebuild OH Development

November 19, 2015
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Trinity Opts to Rebuild OH Development

At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Trinity Financial’s Eva Erlick and Paul Scapicchio briefed residents on the Orient Heights Housing Development project. In June, Trinity was picked by the Boston Housing Authority as the designated developer to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. Erlick announced at the meeting that Trinity...

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