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Lamattina Urges Residents To Obtain Renter’s Insurance

September 3, 2014
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After several large fires over the summer in East Boston, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is urging residents to take out renters’ insurance for their apartments. The last major fire, a six-alarm blaze on Sumner and Webster Streets, left 19 people homeless. The neighborhood quickly banned together to collect clothes for the families as well...

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Roiff Eyes Development Near Eastie’s Waterfront

September 3, 2014
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When Paul Roiff shows up in a neighborhood, potential developers, realtors, homebuyers and renters start to pay attention. Roiff, a hotel developer and restauranteur known for Mistral, a French/Mediterranean bistro, Mooo Steak House, the 2000 renovation of the 1903 Beaux Arts building to create the luxury hotel XV Beacon and The Inn at St....

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White St. Developers Take a Deferral Until Next Zba Hearing

September 3, 2014
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With only five out of seven board members presiding over Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the developers of 100-102 White St. decided to take a deferral on the project until the next ZBA hearing. The developer would have needed a unanimous vote from the five board members to get the project passed. A...

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Amy Lima to Leave Post at APAC

August 26, 2014
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Amy Lima to Leave Post at APAC

While John White has been the unofficial face behind East Boston APAC since the 1970s, one of the neighborhood’s most vital social service programs, Amy Lima was the agency’s heart. Since 1996, Lima, a lifelong Eastie resident who recently moved to Saugus, dedicated her time and energy to helping underprivileged families in the neighborhood....

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By the Crime Numbers: Basile Reviews Crime Stats Following Maverick Landing Shooting

August 26, 2014
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A shooting incident near Maverick Landing late Sunday night that injured one person had an immediate reaction from Representative Carlo Basile Basile spoke out Monday morning following the incidents and reached out to the District 7’s captain and community leaders to address the recent spike in violence that seems to be isolated to this...

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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

August 25, 2014
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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

While overall Part One crime is down in East Boston three percent, homicides, rape or attempted rape, robbery or attempted robbery, and burglary or attempted burglary are up when compared to same time period last year. District 7’s Community Officer Dan Simons was at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council to report on crime...

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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

August 25, 2014
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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

The plan to bring the historic World War II era Navy cruiser to East Boston is one step closer to reality. Last week the land deal for the dock and surrounding 15 acres of land in Quincy that has housed the USS Salem since the 1990s was finalized and the ship should be heading...

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Local Test Positive for West Nile

August 25, 2014
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For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Tests performed earlier this week confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito pool in the neighborhood even after the city conducted a targeted mosquito-spraying program last week. In addition to Eastie, Mosquito pools in Hyde Park, Jamaica...

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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

August 13, 2014
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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park but there’s still time to sign up as a volunteer. On...

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MGC Says Boston No Longer Considered Surrounding Community for Wynn Casino

August 13, 2014
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While Boston inked a mitigation deal with Mohegan Sun Revere last month it seems the negotiations in Everett have broken down. After months of failed negotiations between the City of Boston and Wynn Everett to nail down a ‘surrounding community’ agreement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stripped the city of surrounding community status last...

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