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Lanzilli’s Owners Looking at Major Rehab to Site

March 18, 2015
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The Patal family, owners of Lanzilli’s Groceria and Gas Station on Bennington Street in Orient Heights, are floating the idea of conducting a major rehab to the popular gas station store and adding a beer and wine license. At their first initial meeting on the plans before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Association, the Patals’...

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Gutierrez Named East Boston YMCA’s New Executive Director

March 18, 2015
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The East Boston YMCA this week announced the successor of former Executive Director Joey Cuzzi. Ann-Margaret Gutierrez will fill the role of executive director of the East Boston YMCA left vacant since Cuzzi retired last year. Gutierrez will become only the third executive director at the Eastie YMCA after Cuzzi and Eastie YMCA founder...

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Shovel or Else:Lamattina Supports Walsh’s Initiative of Stiff Fines for Business Owners

March 11, 2015
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At a City Council hearing on Tuesday City Councilor Sal LaMattina supported Mayor Martin Walsh’s initiative to levy stiff fines against commercial business owners who do not shovel outside their businesses or commercial properties following a snow storm. The current fine for such a violation is $300 but Walsh wants to see them set...

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Many Homeowners Unaware of Living in Flood Zones

March 11, 2015
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According to a study conducted by NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department only 10 percent of East Bostonians living in revised flood zones are aware they are at risk of flood damage from a superstorm or future sea level rise. Last Thursday, NOAH’s held another in a series of meetings as part of its...

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Closing in on A Million: Real Estate Prices Continue to Climb to New Highs

March 4, 2015
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Months after a loft on Marion Street set a new sales record for East Boston another luxury Eagle Hill listing is on the market for close to $1 million. The Civil War-era brick home at 39 Princeton St is listed for $939,000–well over the Zillow estimate of $485,000. The home, being marketed by realtor...

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Judge Dismisses Caesars Lawsuit: Could Impact Several Pending Cases

February 25, 2015
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In October 2013, just weeks before East Boston voters headed to the polls to decide on whether or not to allow casino gaming at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Suffolk Downs ownership dropped their gaming partner Caesars Entertainment. The news was a public relations nightmare for Suffolk Downs less than three weeks ahead of the vote...

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Central Square Redevelopment Bids Open on Feb.26

February 18, 2015
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The City of Boston held its pre-bid meeting for the Central Square Redevelopment Project last week and the bids will open on February 26, 2015. In April 2013, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials said the project would break ground in the fall of 2013 after telling the community bids had already been sent out....

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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

February 18, 2015
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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

After a nationwide search the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)  announced the appointment of Dr. Jackie S. Fantes, MD, FAAFP as the Health Center’s new Chief Medical Officer. “We put an extraordinary amount of care and time into filling this role,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “We’re thrilled to bring Dr. Fantes on...

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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

February 18, 2015
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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

Mayor Martin Walsh and  Superintendent McDonough announced that Boston Public Schools will hold school on Evacuation Day, March 17, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 30. Should additional snow days be required, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent John McDonough have stated that Bunker Hill Day, June 17 would be added to the school...

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Local Agencies Could Be Impacted, If Substance Abuse Cuts Implemented

February 12, 2015
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Over the past two years a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opioid addiction and addiction to other substances. The House and Senate’s comprehensive substance abuse bill was signed into law by former Gov. Deval Patrick before he left office. In it are tools...

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