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Basile and Volunteers Prepare to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19, 2014
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Again this year, Representative Carlo Basile and a team of volunteers are stepping up to make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in East Boston. Basile and a group of friends, family and an army of volunteers from across the neighborhood will provide a full Thanksgiving meal...

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East Boston YMCA Test Kitchen Opens

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston YMCA’s new Test Kitchen is up and running and offering free cooking classes specifically for senior citizens, aimed at bringing them all together for a fun, community cooking event. The class located at the Y’s 54 Ashley St. site is taught by Vanessa Labranche, one of Project Bread’s chefs, and Meg...

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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

November 18, 2014
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The East Boston Museum is Closer to Becoming a Reality

Last week, the organizers trying to bring an East Boston visitors center and museum to the neighborhood held a meeting at Maverick Landing. One significant change in the project voted on at the meeting is that the name of the proposed project is now The East Boston Museum and not The East Boston Museum...

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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

November 18, 2014
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Late Night Plane Noise Report Released

East Boston’s environmental youth group is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate Head to Head Operations at Logan International Airport during nighttime operations. NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department and their Youth Crew have released a major public interest study this week. The study focuses on the impacts of late night...

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Baker has Strong Showing in Eastie

November 18, 2014
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Governor-elect Charlie Baker held his own against Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold of East Boston during last week’s state General Election for governor. Baker received 600 more votes this time around from Eastie voters than he did during his failed attempt in 2010 against Gov. Deval Patrick. Baker beat Coakley statewide...

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Basile Easily Re-Elected in Representative Contest

November 10, 2014
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Basile Easily Re-Elected in Representative Contest

Incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile beat  challenger Celeste Myers during the state’s General Election on Tuesday.  Unofficial results showed Basile finished with 4,959 votes to Myers 1,476 votes. Basile carried all 14 precincts. Inside his headquarters surrounded by campaign staff and volunteers, Basile thanked them for their hard work throughout the campaign. “I want...

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Development was Primary Focus During Menino Years at City Hall

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino during his tenure focused heavily on development in the East Boston neighborhood. His approach to development over the past two decades was a one of balance that included supporting quality affordable housing, market rate development and more housing for seniors. One of his first orders of business after being...

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East Boston Restaurants were always Much Favored by Menino

November 10, 2014
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Like many Bostonians, when the late Mayor Thomas Menino wanted something good to eat East Boston restaurants were at the top of his list. Like many proud Italian Americans who grew up on the comfort food of their mothers and grandmothers, Mayor Menino craved the home cooked fare offered at many of Eastie’s more...

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Menino Improved the Neighborhood for East Boston Residents Forever

November 10, 2014
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Before the late Mayor Thomas Menino took office in 1993, East Boston was a neighborhood with the least amount of open space, aging community centers and bleak schoolyards. But under his leadership he helped reshape the community to include a greenway, some of the best parks and recreational centers in all of Boston and...

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Local Political Leaders Received their Start to Public Office from Menino

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino’s legacy can be seen throughout East Boston but the three men that now lead the neighborhood said they owe a debt of gratitude to the man that inspired them to be better public servants. City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and Rep. Carlo Basile have all had close...

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