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JPNA Votes Down Webster Street Project at March Meeting

March 23, 2018
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At the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association’s March meeting, members voted down a development proposal to turn a three-family into a five-family on Webster Street. Lifelong Eastie residents James and Patti Sartori, who have lived in the well-maintained Victorian three-family home at 28 Webster St. for decades, proposed to add an addition to their property...

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MG2’s Plans for Efficiency Units on Walley Street Voted Down:BPDA Approves Developer’s Other Project Further Down the Street

March 23, 2018
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The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) voted Monday night 15 to 7 against a developer’s plans to create a row of efficiency units along Walley Street near Bennington Street. Developer MG2, who is already planning a 38-unit development at the end of Walley Street, proposed building eight townhouses at 3 Walley Street. The property...

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Ed Deveau Named One of the Top Realtors in Boston

March 23, 2018
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East Boston realtor and resident Ed Deveau recently received the 2017 Centurion Award by Century 21 for being one of the top realtors in the Boston area, as well as one of the top 25 Century 21 realtors in the country. Deveau, who began his career in politics as former Chief of Staff for...

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Appreciation:Former East Boston State Representative Michael D’Avolio Dies

March 16, 2018
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Appreciation:Former East Boston State Representative Michael D’Avolio Dies

For longtime East Boston politicians like John Nucci former State Rep. Michael D’Avolio was a man many aspired to be. “For us growing up in East Boston who got involved in politics at an early age, men like Michael D’Avolio were rock stars who could rally 500 people at the drop of dime around...

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Suffolk Downs Project Receives State Waiver

March 16, 2018
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In an effort to make a portion of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site ‘Amazon Ready’ HYM Investment Group, LLC requested an environmental waiver from the state, which would allow the Phase 1 project to proceed prior to completion of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the entire project. Last week State Secretary of Energy...

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Ward 1 Democratic Committee Elects State Convention Delgates

March 16, 2018
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A group of East Boston progressives attempted to put forth their own slate of nominees at the Ward I Democratic Caucus that was held Saturday at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club to elect delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. By putting forth their own slate of nominees for the 19 open delegate...

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Residents Weigh in on 144 Addison St Project

March 16, 2018
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Following several community meetings and a Boston Planning and Development Agency sponsored meeting two weeks ago residents have written several public comment letters to the BPDA raising some concerns over the large development project at 144 Addison St. While the public comment period ended last Friday, the BPDA is currently in the process of...

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EBHS Student Arrested for Making Threats Against the School

March 16, 2018
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An incident at East Boston High School last week has sparked a debate locally of balancing the safety of students in the wake of the Florida school shooting and the need to protect the immigration status of students at Boston Public Schools. Last Wednesday police arrested 19-year-old Kevin Vasquez Funes and charged him under...

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CPC Holds Informational Meeting in Eastie

March 16, 2018
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Director of Boston Community Preservation Christine Poff and East Boston’s Community Preservation Committee member Kannan Thiruvengadam hosted the first in a series of community meetings last Thursday evening at East Boston High School to start getting some ideas on how the Community Preservation funding should be spent in the community. Last year Boston voters...

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Another Storm and More Flooding

March 10, 2018
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Another Storm and More Flooding

Two ‘once in a lifetime’ storms have hit East Boston and the surrounding coastal communities so far this year. Like the Bomb Cyclone that hit the region in January,  the latest storm, a Nor’easter that began Friday and lasted through three high tide cycles, caused a storm surge that pushed ocean water from the...

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