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Joey Cuzzi Retires from ‘Y’ After Overseeing Expansion

September 29, 2014
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Joey Cuzzi Retires from ‘Y’ After Overseeing Expansion

At a time when most non-profits were doing some belt tightening due to the fiscal climate across the U.S., Executive Director of the East Boston YMCA Joey Cuzzi was expanding. If you asked Cuzzi why she would expand at a time when everyone else was downsizing she’d say there is a need and with...

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Eagle Hill Residents Seek Equity In Use of Logan Airport Runways

September 29, 2014
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Eagle Hill Residents Seek Equity  In Use of Logan Airport Runways

East Boston activists are asking Massport to be a partner in putting pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure certain runways are being used as promised following numerous complaints over the summer from Eagle Hill residents. At last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting, residents raised the issue to Massport officials that...

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BRA Says Yes to New St. Project

September 29, 2014
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BRA Says Yes to New St. Project

Following a community meeting hosted by city officials to hear feedback about a proposed  East Boston waterfront development project last month–Gerding Edlen, a Portland, Oregon-based developer received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval for its project on New Street. Last week the BRA voted unanimously to approve the project that will redevelop an old industrial...

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Suffolk Downs to Close as Result of MGC Decision

September 20, 2014
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Suffolk Downs to Close as Result of MGC Decision

East Boston voted against a cash windfall last November during the Host Community referendum and now with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarding the Boston-area gaming license to Wynn Everett on Tuesday–Eastie’s famed race track will close according to Suffolk Downs ownership. In a statement from Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle he said the management...

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Perfect Attendance Means $5,000 For Lucky Kindergarten Student

September 11, 2014
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Perfect Attendance Means $5,000 For Lucky Kindergarten Student

A lot of kinder gardeners and their parents will be shooting for perfect attendance this year for the chance to win some college scholarship money. At Friday’s Countdown to Kindergarten Parade, East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) Director Max Gruner announced that Main Streets has teamed up with Airmall have to present a $5,000 college...

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Walsh Announces Transportation Plan for Grades Eight to Twelve

September 11, 2014
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Walsh Announces Transportation Plan for Grades Eight to Twelve

With some uncertainty surrounding the Boston Public School bus contracts at the start of the school year, Mayor Martin Walsh launched a new initiative to help the growing number of older students that opt for public transportation get to school safely. 
Walsh, joined Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent John McDonough and MBTA General Manager...

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MBTA Motorcycle Officers Hit on Bennington Street

September 11, 2014
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MBTA Motorcycle Officers Hit on Bennington Street

Two MBTA motorcycle officers were struck and seriously hurt by a motorist Friday morning on Bennington Street. The two officers were reportedly heading to the East Boston Kindergarten Parade to escort students through the streets when they were struck. One officer on the scene said, “they were on their way to a parade”. Witnesses...

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Sen.Petruccelli Crafts Bill To Curb Drug Addiction

September 11, 2014
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This year a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opiate addiction and addiction to other substances. The deaths further amplified Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s efforts to help craft a more comprehensive substance abuse bill with his colleagues. Late last month the House and Senate’s substance...

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Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations

September 11, 2014
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Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action Group have advocated for a de-industrialization of heavy industry and freight forwarding operations on the Creek side of the highway which is the main thoroughfare...

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Mayra Cuevas Named Principal of New Eastie School

September 11, 2014
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Life has come full circle for Mayra Cuevas. As a young student growing up in East Boston, Cuevas attended the Dante Alighieri Elementary School, graduated from East Boston High and still makes Eastie her home. This year, Cuevas has returned as principal at the Alighieri to head up the school’s new Montessori model. Last...

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