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Hail to the EBCC Chief: Heigelmann Elected New President for Local Organization

February 5, 2014
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Hail to the EBCC Chief: Heigelmann Elected New President for Local Organization

Last Thursday night at Spinelli’s in East Boston, Scott Heigelmann of Heavy Advertising took the oath as the East Boston Chamber of Commerce’s new president. After being sworn in by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Heigelmann reflected on the Chambers successes of the past and how it will shape its future. “Let me begin by...

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Nantucket Light Ship Part of Super Bowl Lore

February 5, 2014
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Nantucket Light Ship Part of Super Bowl Lore

It has become an East Boston landmark and on Sunday it became part of Super Bowl history. The Nantucket Lightship LV-612, which is usually docked here in Eastie at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, spent the weekend docked in lower Manhattan after a corporate client that attended the Super Bowl between...

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Police Confiscate Guns in Vallar St. Residence

February 5, 2014
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Boston Police seized two guns in East Boston over the weekend and four more throughout Boston as officers have stepped up patrols in Boston neighborhoods following a rash of deadly shootings. Police confiscated the firearms on Vallar Street in Eastie Saturday night while responding to a fight and a report of shots fired. Police...

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2 Medical Marijuana Centers in Boston

February 5, 2014
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On Friday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced they had  approved 20 medical marijuama dispensaries statewide. The DPH has the authority to approve up to 35 in the state. The DPH only approved two dispensaries in all of Suffolk County. The two approved in Suffolk County are Good Chemistry of Massachusetts, Inc. 364...

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Massport Partners with Local Library To Provide and Grow Additional Services

February 3, 2014
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Massport Partners with Local Library To Provide and Grow Additional Services

With the new East Boston Branch Library abutting the park that Massport owns and operates, the Port Authority is sending some help the library s way. Last week, Massport partnered with the Boston Public Library (BPL) to enrich and grow library services at the new Eastie branch. Massport donated $25,000 in order to support...

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Construction crews prepare site for new $32M hotel here

February 3, 2014
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Construction crews prepare site for new $32M hotel here

Construction crews have begun clearing the long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway to make room for the new proposed hotel. Last year, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Fall River based developer First Bristol Corp. s $32 million project. In 2012 First Bristol, known for the development of Hotels and...

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After Years of Petitioning, Residents Have Traffic Light on Bennington St.

February 3, 2014
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Crossing the four lanes of Bennington Street in front of Wood Island MBTA station was always a risky venture. While there was always a cross walk the lack of a pedestrian traffic light meant many times motorists would not adhere to traffic laws and not stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Last week that...

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Discussing Social Issues: Walsh Part of Panel in Discussing Food Insecurity

January 22, 2014
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Discussing Social Issues: Walsh Part of Panel in Discussing Food Insecurity

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Project Bread, Children’s HealthWatch and the East Boston community on Monday for a free screening of the film “A Place at the Table” followed by an in-depth panel discussion about food insecurity in the region. The film, “A Place at the Table” is the 2012 documentary film that...

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Suffolk Downs COO Talks about Project

January 22, 2014
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Even though East Boston residents voted down the proposed resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in November, the issue is still fresh on a lot of residents’ minds here. Suffolk Downs has moved the proposal over to the Revere side of the property, cut a new Host Community Agreement with city officials there, and was...

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Friends Establish Fund Remembering Wally Bowe

January 15, 2014
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Friends Establish Fund Remembering Wally Bowe

On a bus trip back from a field trip to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club in East Boston a group of camp counselors thought it would be a treat if the bus stopped at McDonald’s so the kids could eat. Once they pulled into the famed fast food restaurant all the counselors and...

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