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Police Investigate Possible Border Street Homicide

August 7, 2013
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Police Investigate Possible Border Street Homicide

Boston Police homicide detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the body that was found on Border Street last Thursday. Police are treating the incident as a homicide and have yet to identify the victim and circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. On Thursday, August 1, Boston Police responded to a radio call for a...

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Feliz Septuagesimo Cumpleaños: Angela Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Family and Friends

August 7, 2013
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Feliz Septuagesimo Cumpleaños: Angela Lopez Celebrates Birthday with Family and Friends

Angela’s Café namesake, Angela Atenco Lopez, celebrated her 70th birthday at Spinelli’s in East Boston.  Lopez, whose mastery in the kitchen helped put Angela’s Cafe on the corner of Lexington and Brooks Streets on the culinary map, was surprised by the visit of her family from Mexico, Texas and New York.  Family who could...

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Bomb Scare at Post Office

August 7, 2013
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Following the Boston Marathon bombing in the spring, the Boston Police Department is leaving nothing to chance. Last Friday at 1 p.m. the Bomb Squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package outside the East Boston Post Office on Meridian Street.  BPD was already on a heightened alert that day after the State...

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MBC Holds Meeting on Local Beaches

August 7, 2013
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A lot has improved at Constitution Beach since the formation of the Metropolitan Beach Commission (MBC) was formed in 2006. At the time the beach lacked a bathhouse and concessions, the water bubblers didn’t work, there was a huge sinkhole at the southern entrance of the beach, the tennis courts needed to be replaced...

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Triple Decker Moved to Make Room for Expanded School at Savio Site

July 31, 2013
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Triple Decker Moved to Make Room for Expanded School at Savio Site

The moving of Salesians Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Father John Nazzaro’s house across Byron Street slowed traffic and drew a crowd Saturday. Spectators lined the street and watched as the triple-decker at 619 Bennington St. was slowly lifted and then hauled across a city street. The entire process took most of the...

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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

July 31, 2013
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Local Woman Wins City’s Garden Contest

East Boston resident Kimberly Roberts’ spectacular roof garden earned her first place honors for Porch, Balcony, Deck, or Window Box Garden in Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 2013 Garden Contest. But Roberts wasn’t the only one receiving honors for having one of the best green thumbs in the city. Lyle, Kara, and Lily Bradley of...

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Political Muscle: Lamattina, Petruccelli, Basile Get Mbta Not to Shut Down Government Center Stop

July 31, 2013
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It was no secret people in East Boston were pretty unhappy that the project to fix all the wall panels in the Callahan Tunnel would coincide with a two-year closure of the Government Center MBTA station. However, it was announced this week that the MBTA would hold off on the closure of Government Center...

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Spraying to Start on August 1

July 31, 2013
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On Thursday evening the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will begin spraying in East Boston to help control the mosquito population in the neighborhood. The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol sprayers to complete the work on Thursday, August 1, between dusk and 11:30 p.m.  Spraying is scheduled to take place...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

July 24, 2013
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BRA Gives Go Ahead: Border Street Project Will Add 200 Market-rate Housing Units

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial’s plan to build 200 market-rate units of rental housing at the Boston East site on Border Street. Last month the CDC filed a Project Development Plan (PDA) with the BRA. The CDC requested the approval of the...

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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

July 24, 2013
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Local Musicians Take Part in Outside the Box Festival

Zumix’s A Cappella Ensemble, which consists of three Zumix students, was invited to play at last Friday’s Outside the Box Festival in Boston. Irisbel Rojas, Sarah Coelho, and Francesca Canepa performed with Zumix’s Artist Ambassador, Will Dailey, at the July 19th Festival on the Boston Common. Dailey is Zumix’s Artist Ambassador of the year...

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