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Residents Receive Update on 205 Maverick Street Project

July 28, 2018
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Owner of the convenience store and laundromat on Maverick Street, Joseph Nogueria, plans to convert what he calls an ‘underutilized’ commercial space into a five-story, 55-unit housing development. At Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Nogueira’s attorney, Nicholas Zozula said his client has dubbed his project ‘development without displacement’ because he plans to...

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Former Piers Park Sailing Center Instructor Uses Birthday to Raise Funds for Adaptive Sailing Program

July 28, 2018
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Adam Riley spent his summers as a kid learning to sail at East Boston Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC). Then, throughout high school and college, he would come back to Eastie’s popular sailing program to teach other neighborhood kids the skill of sailing and the lessons that come with being on the ocean at...

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Coppersmith Village Architects Excited about Project Progress

July 28, 2018
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While East Boston is quickly becoming a very expensive place in which to live, there are several developments that aim to help low to moderate income families remain in the neighborhood they call home. The City of Boston’s Home Center announced that the lottery for the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) Coppersmith...

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BPDA Approves Revised Plans for the Orient Heights Housing Development

July 28, 2018
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Last week the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved Trinity Finacial’s Notice of Project Change regarding some tweaks made to the Orient Heights Housing Development project. In its ruling the BPDA said they approved the changes to the project in order to ‘keep the project moving forward’ as Trinity gears up to begin...

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Artist Andres Amador Returns to Constitution Beach

July 28, 2018
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San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador returned to Constitution Beach Friday to turn the wet sand at low-tide into a temporary piece of visual art with the help of the community residents. For the past five years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has brought Amador out for a weekend to take part in the non-profits...

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Construction on Long-Awaited 202 Maverick St Project Begins

July 28, 2018
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After a lengthy community process and several changes to the original proposal, the long-awaited, 20-unit condo development project at 202 Maverick St. is finally underway. Last week construction crews began demolishing the former Zumix building on the corner of Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for the new condo building. The process to...

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‘Loftel’ Project Hotel Owners Provide Update to Community

July 28, 2018
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So far the relationship between the new owners of what has become known locally as the ‘Loftel’ project and neighbors has been rocky at best. Since developer and restaurateur Paul Roiff sold his Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved project to Boston Trade International for $14.75 million, residents have been anxiously awaiting construction...

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Piers Park Sailing Center’s Youth Summer Program in Full Swing

July 21, 2018
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Piers Park Sailing Center’s Youth Summer Program in Full Swing

Last summer it looked as though East Boston would forever lose its beloved community sailing program. At the time, Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) was forced to layoff its year-round staff and unless the board was able to raise enough money before sailing began PPSC would have not reopen for the 2017 summer season....

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First Step:Councilor Edwards Holds Hearing On Possible New Master Plan

July 21, 2018
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Monday night’s well-attended City Council hearing at the Mario Umana Academy hosted by City Councilor Lydia Edwards and chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu was the first step in creating a neighborhood-wide Master Plan that will provide a cohesive vision for the neighborhood. Creating a Master Plan for Eastie will allow resident to ‘drive the...

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Madaro Blasts MBTA for Putting Red/Blue Line Connector on Backburner

July 21, 2018
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Last week Rep. Adrian Madaro testified before the MBTA’s Fiscal Management and Control Board to express his disappointment that the long anticipated Red/Blue Line Connector project has apparently been put once again on the backburner. MassDOT and the MBTA recently released its Focus 40 document that outlines the state’s vision for transportation for the...

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