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East Boston Residents Join Others in Opposing Ethanol Trains

January 1, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

December 25, 2012
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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

Last Thursday, dozens of students staff and families came together from across the neighborhood to take part in an hour-long candlelight vigil in honor of the students and teachers killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The event included a moment of silence, songs and prayers for the victims. There...

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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

December 25, 2012
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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

Last Thursday, Vida Urbana’s North Side Bank Tenants Association (NSBTA) hosted an Independent Foreclosure Review information event for East Boston residents at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Paris Street. The event was designed to help homeowners who were part of a foreclosure action on their primary residence in 2009 or 2010. According to...

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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

December 25, 2012
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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

With East Boston and the country already on edge after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. a man from Halifax, Nova Scotia was arrested last Tuesday on weapons charges in East Boston. The man was found to be in possession of some of the same guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina Votes in Favor of Safer Housing

December 25, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 9 councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in East Boston safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this...

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Local Reaction to Tragedy at Newtown, CT

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if it had happened right here in East Boston. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. As the events unfolded, East Boston...

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OHRC Will Be Named After Marty Pino in Jan

December 20, 2012
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The Mayor’s Office has announced it has set a date to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. In a statement released this week Menino and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Daphne Griffin, said during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, January 18...

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PPSC Gets Added Help from USOC

December 20, 2012
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Being one of the few sailing programs in the nation that can lay claim to once having an Olympic gold medalist on staff, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) in East Boston will be getting help from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) this coming year. The U.S. Paralympics, a division of the USOC, announced...

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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up For Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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A new partnership between Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center may have widespread benefits for local performing arts groups like Zumix in East Boston should Suffolk Downs attain a casino license. Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center entered into an agreement Tuesday giving the Citi Center a key...

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After 3 Years, Dearaujo Leaving as Mayor’s Liason

December 12, 2012
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After 3 Years, Dearaujo Leaving as Mayor’s Liason

Nearly three years after becoming Mayor Thomas Menino’s liaison in East Boston, Ernani DeAraujo has announced he is leaving his post at the end of the month. “After three extraordinary years of serving our community and our Mayor, I am leaving my role as your Liaison at year end,” said DeAraujo. “There will be...

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