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LaMattina Gets Key Committee Assignments

February 9, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I am honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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Report Issued on BRA

February 9, 2015
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There were some that predicted a new mayor of Boston would attempt to dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority and strip Boston’s planning and economic development agency of its far reaching power in Boston. After assuming office last year, one of Mayor Martin Walsh’s top priorities was a reorganization of the BRA and launched an...

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City to Foot Repair Bill on Wall Near ‘Rockies’

January 30, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) recently announced that the city has agreed to fund the repair of the crumbling wall behind the Samuel Adams Elementary School that abuts the open space known locally as the ‘Rockies’. For years the wall has been in dire need of repairs and residents in the area have...

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Capuano Named Ranking Member on House Transportation Comm.

January 30, 2015
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U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was named Ranking Member on the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials–a subcommittee that will oversee any future plans to ship ethanol via train into the area. However, Capuano said he doesn’t expect Global Oil, a company that was met with widespread opposition in East Boston,...

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EBSB Continues to Invest in East Boston Neighborhood

January 30, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank Chairman and CEO Dick Gavegnano announced this week that the bank’s total assets increased $596.4 million, or 22.2 percent, from $2.682 billion to $3.279 billion from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014. The bank has also been able to raise $325 million in capitol that is going right back...

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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

January 14, 2015
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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

After working for months to convince the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate “Head to Head” operations at Logan International Airport members of  NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department Youth Crew announced at a community meeting Monday night that the FAA has agreed to reinstate Head to Head operations at the airport. “We are...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

December 23, 2014
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EBNHC Honors Two Employees for Dedication

Two longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) employees were honored this month for their work and commitment to the health center for four decades. Both Paula McNabb-Ippolito and Carol Singletary, who both started working for EBNHC on the same day in September 1974 received the Health Center’s Service Recognition Award at EBNHC’s holiday...

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