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Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations

September 11, 2014
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Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action Group have advocated for a de-industrialization of heavy industry and freight forwarding operations on the Creek side of the highway which is the main thoroughfare...

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Mayra Cuevas Named Principal of New Eastie School

September 11, 2014
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Life has come full circle for Mayra Cuevas. As a young student growing up in East Boston, Cuevas attended the Dante Alighieri Elementary School, graduated from East Boston High and still makes Eastie her home. This year, Cuevas has returned as principal at the Alighieri to head up the school’s new Montessori model. Last...

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Police,Officials Tour Maverick Landing

September 3, 2014
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Police,Officials Tour Maverick Landing

District 7 Captain Kelley McCormick joined with East Boston’s elected officials and community leaders from Maverick Landing last week to tour the public housing development following a shooting there last week. “We did a walk through with Maverick Landing’s Tenant Task Force, our elected officials, ROCA and NUBE to find ways to address some...

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Petruccelli Backs Coakley

September 3, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary set for next week just around thecorner. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nomineewill square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw his support...

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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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