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Madaro’s Legislation Calls for $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

November 19, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro along with State Senator Sal DiDomenico have filed  legislation calling for Logan Airport contractors to pay employees $15 per hour following numerous claims of unfair labor practices by airport companies. The bill, filed by Madaro and State Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett),  would create a wage-floor of $15 an hour for...

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New Faces on City Council:Essaibi-George Elected At-Large

November 12, 2015
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New Faces on City Council:Essaibi-George Elected At-Large

Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during last Tuesday’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983, doubling the number of women on council. In East Boston,...

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Grand Jury Convenes for Trenton Street Murder

November 12, 2015
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District 7 Captain Kelly McCormick confirmed Monday that a Grand Jury has convened for the September homicide of a 15-year-old teen on Trenton Street–one of two murders to occur in Eastie that month. The Grand Jury deliberations are done in secret and  will not be known who will be charged in connection with the...

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NOAH, East Boston CDC Receive State Funding for Coppersmith Village, East Site Projects

November 12, 2015
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NOAH, East Boston CDC Receive State Funding for Coppersmith Village, East Site Projects

Both the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) and the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) were awarded state funds to help their two projects get off the ground. Last Thursday at NOAH’s Coppersmith Village site, Governor Charlie Baker joined the City’s Chief of Economic Development John Barros and Eastie’s three elected officials...

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Loftel Project Approved by JPNA

November 12, 2015
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Loftel Project Approved by JPNA

On Monday night, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 27 to 6 to approve  developer Paul Roieff’s plans to build a ‘Loftel’ at a former industrial building on the corner of Porter and Orleans Street. Yanni Tsipis, representing Roiff at the meeting, showed the changes and modifications to the project.  Some of the changes...

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Rep.Madaro to Take Over Thanksgiving Day Event

November 12, 2015
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When Rep. Adrian Madaro was elected to office there was tradition started by his predecessor, Carlo Basile, that he vowed to continue. This year, Madaro will take the reins of Basile’s annual Thanksgiving day charitable dinner that has made the holiday a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in...

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Massport Pays Tribute to Maverick Mothers

November 5, 2015
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Massport Pays Tribute to Maverick Mothers

 Karen Maddalena was a young mother on a cool autumn day when she made the decision to stand up against Massport’s expansion of Logan airport. Her choice then to fight for the quality of life for herself and her neighbors ignited a lifelong career in community activism. On September 28, 1968  and led by...

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New Study on Eastie’s Wants and Needs Released

November 5, 2015
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New Study on Eastie’s Wants and Needs Released

A new survey is out and has found that a majority of East Boston residents want more market rate housing, more nightlife venues and more retail development. Community Commons released its second survey on development concerns at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting.  This survey, presented by Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna, focused on...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Receives a National Award

November 5, 2015
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The Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston received a national award last week from the Boys and Girls Club of America. Out of 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs in the Northeast Region that includes 14 states, the Salesian Club was one of two in the region selected for the...

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Changes Made to Loftel Project

October 29, 2015
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Changes Made to Loftel Project

The developer of the proposed Loftel at a former industrial building on the corner of Porter and Orleans Street has made some changes to the project that were well received at Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting. At his last appearance before the GSCA, Paul Roiff was confronted with some concerns over...

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