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Legislation Filed to Stop Ethanol Trains

April 18, 2012
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli has become the first elected official to file any significant legislation to slow Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. Last week Petruccelli added an amendment to a state transportation bond bill that...

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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

April 11, 2012
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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

The City of Boston Transportation Department worked out some minor details with the community last week regarding the redevelopment of Central Square. At a community meeting last Tuesday, City of Boston Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said that based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of...

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Antonino Recognized for Heroism at Chelsea Street Fire

April 11, 2012
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Antonino Recognized for Heroism at Chelsea Street Fire

You can usually find Paul Antonino at lunchtime eating at one of his favorite spots in East Boston. Five out of seven days a week Antonino is inside Oliveira’s on Chelsea Street enjoying some Brazilian BBQ. Luckily, two Sundays ago he didn’t deviate from his usual routine. “I took my daughter over there for...

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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

April 4, 2012
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Community Rallies to Help Fire Victims

The entire community is pitching in to help the 30 people displaced by the seven-alarm blaze that gutted two attached brick buildings on Chelsea Street near Day Square Sunday. “There were some real heroes that worked around the clock to help the families during the blaze,” said City Councilor Sal LaMattina who joined Mayor...

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First Priority Named as Top Lender

April 4, 2012
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When it was built on Swift and Bennington Streets four years ago, First Priority Credit Union forever changed an industrial corner in East Boston into an attractive center for commerce. Now, First Priority, a Massachusetts State Chartered Credit Union, has been named one of 2011’s Top Credit Union Lenders in the March 26, 2012...

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Patients to Benefit from New Alliance at EBNHC

April 4, 2012
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will be joining the Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) as one of seven Boston Medical Center (BMC) affiliated neighborhood health centers. The partnership will allow better access for EBNHC patients seeking care at BMC for a wide array of health care services that may not be offered at...

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EPA Fines Logan Fueler

April 4, 2012
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The company that refuels planes at Logan International Airport accused of spilling hundreds of gallons of jet fuel into the water between the airport and East Boston by a group of New England clammers, has been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to take adequate precaution to contain oil spills. Swissport/BOS...

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Council Backs Petruccelli’s Law on Prescription Drugs

April 4, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to pass a resolution to support a state bill advocating for stricter laws regarding dangerous prescription drugs and an amendment by Senator Anthony Petruccelli for more funding to increase drug abuse education. The resolution was offered by City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District 3...

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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

March 29, 2012
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Advisory Committee Hears Concerns About School Choice Issues

Jonathan is an East Boston resident and middle school student at the Elliot School in the North End but that school wasn’t his family’s first choice school. When his parents were picking schools eight years ago they needed a school that specialized in speech therapy for Jonathan. No programs existed in Eastie so Jonathan...

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City Aid Now Available for Triple Deckers

March 29, 2012
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They are what give East Boston much of its character. Triple-deckers built at the turn of the last century provided blue-collar families the opportunity to own homes and keep family close. For decades the first, second and third floors of these unique architectural structures contained generations of the same family with grandparents, parents, aunts,...

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