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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

June 4, 2014
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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

Fourteen years and $2 million in the making the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) finally released it long awaited Logan Health Study last Wednesday night. The study, first ordered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli in 2000 through legislation he filed while still in the House of Representatives, has found that as you get closer...

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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

June 4, 2014
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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

The Honorable  Judge Domenic Russo, whose compassion for addicts as the First Justice of the East Boston Division of the Massachusetts Trial Court lead to a widely successful Drug Court in the neighborhood, died on Sunday, May 25. Judge Russo, who had a brilliant career in law that spanned five decades, was admired and...

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Marchi Honored for Work

June 4, 2014
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Marchi Honored for Work

Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh honored East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Director of Community Building and Environment Chris Marchi for his sea level rise work in the community. Walsh, at the 8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit to celebrate Boston’s sustainability movement and the development of a forward-looking vision for climate action...

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ACS’s Relay for Life Set for June 13

June 4, 2014
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 13  at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie...

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Health Study on Impacts of Logan Airport out Today

May 28, 2014
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The results of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here will be released on Wednesday during a public meeting in Winthrop. The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 28 (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard...

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City Cracks down on Improper Trash Disposal

May 28, 2014
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Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers have been cracking down heavily all week on improper trash and recycling disposal in East Boston. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in Eagle Hill. “Please be alert in the coming weeks and make sure that everyone is informed...

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Going Public: ESBS Will Be Going Fully Public by Late June

May 28, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation and plans to go fully public by late June. The newly formed corporation, Meridian Bank Corp, Inc. is offering between 23,375,000 and 31,625,000 shares of common stock for sale at $10.00 per share, subject to increase to up...

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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

May 20, 2014
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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council members voted 18-6-1 against placing a drive thru at the Dunkin Donuts on Bennington Street in Orient Heights. Citing traffic as the primary concern those who voted against the proposed drive thru applauded plans to upgrade the building and add outdoor seating but said the drive thru may add more...

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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

May 20, 2014
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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

It seems the stars know where to eat when they come to East Boston. Last Wednesday Johnny Depp, who is in Boston to begin filming Black Mass that will star Depp as Irish Mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, stopped into Roy’s Cold Cuts on Marion Street to grab some food. Owner Roy Antonuccio said...

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MGC Rules Eastie Is Not a Host Site

May 13, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community,’ which would have entitled the city to a ward-only vote and a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere adjacent to the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East...

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