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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

March 1, 2013
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Frank Tarbi Dead at 96

Frank J. Tarbi, the founder of the East Boston Times and a man who lived a full and fascinating life, has died. Mr. Tarbi passed away on Wednesday, February 20 at the VA Hospice in Bedford following a long battle with cancer. He was 96 years old. Mr. Tarbi was born and raised in...

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EBCC Releases Prosperity Agenda

March 1, 2013
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With different community groups gearing up to get their own feedback and information on what a resort-style casino could mean for East Boston, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce released its own Prosperity Agenda study. With a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the proposed construction of a $1 billion casino in the neighborhood, the...

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BPS School Choice Moves to New Choice Plan

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice at the East Boston Social Centers, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A...

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Local Residents Concerned Over Projects’ Impacts

March 1, 2013
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A group of East Boston residents concerned that the community process regarding waterfront development and a potential resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs has done little to inform residents of the impacts of such projects has conducted its own survey on the issues. These residents have formed the Community Alliance and collaborated with Neighbors United...

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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

February 20, 2013
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Gas Prices on the Rise: Eastie Drivers Getting Sticker Shock at the Local Gas Pumps

Gasoline prices at local gas stations in East Boston have soared in the past month with some gas stations in the neighborhood charging upwards of $3.77 per gallon for regular. In Massachusetts the current average for regular gas was $3.76, $3.91 for midrange gas and $4.04 for premium. The highest prices we’ve seen in...

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Library to Open on Time

February 20, 2013
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With a few months to go until summer, the neighborhood’s new East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street is right on track and close to being done. Anyone driving past the construction site over the past few weeks can see the steel framing has been covered with walls and one can now get a...

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BRA Gives Thumbs Up to Brooke Charter School

February 20, 2013
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Developers of the Edward Brooke Charter School in East Boston received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week to convert the former Savio High School on Byron Street into the Brooke’s new home. The BRA Board unanimously approved $16.5 million expansion plans at the corner of Byron and Bennington Streets so the Brooke can...

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Gruner Appointed as Director at Main Streets

February 20, 2013
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While former East Boston Main Streets Executive Director Clarke Moulaison has moved onto bigger and better things and now runs Carmella’s Market (formerly Gloria’s Foods) at the corner of Everett and Cottage Street, he has left behind some pretty big shoes to fill. During his tenure, Moulaison got Main Streets back on track and...

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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

February 13, 2013
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Towing Snafu Leaves Resi

While some were praising the City of Boston’s efforts to remove snow from city streets, residents here were singing a different tune to Mayor Thomas Menino’s Snow Removal Strike Force. On Monday nigh at 7 p.m., a section of Saratoga Street from Curtis Street to Orient Heights Square turned into pandemonium as Boston Police...

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Basile to Chair Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

February 13, 2013
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East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile was appointed to his first chairmanship since being elected to office. Speaker Robert DeLeo appointed Basile chairman of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs last week. “I am honored and humbled by the faith and confidence that Speaker DeLeo has shown in me with this appointment,”...

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