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Bypass Road Officially Opens

November 30, 2012
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Bypass Road Officially Opens

Nearly four decades after longtime East Boston activist, the late Marty Coughlin came up with the idea for a bypass road to remove Logan Airport related traffic from residential streets, Massport joined federal, state and local officials to officially Monday open the $23.5 million road named in his honor. “The opening of the Martin...

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Eastie’s Depaulo Joins Staff at Project Bread

November 30, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread announced last week it has added two new administrators to the state’s leading anti-hunger organization team, one of which is an Eastie resident. Sheila DePaulo, of East Boston has been hired as an Assistant Operations Manager and Gabrielle Farrell has been hired as a Communications Associate in Public Relations....

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Connolly Presents Alternative to BPS School Choice Proposal

November 30, 2012
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At-large City Councilor John Connolly’s alternative to the Boston Public School Department’s school choice proposal is gaining momentum among city residents. “Currently, 6,551 Bostonians have signed a petition in support of the Quality Choice Plan — an alternative plan to reform the student assignment system in Boston Public Schools,” said Connolly. Last month the...

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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

November 21, 2012
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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina first took office in 2006 a Boston Firefighter approached him after an event and they asked the new councilor if he could do something for the six firefighters that were killed in Maverick Square during the Luongo Fire on November 15, 1942. “I never really heard of the Luongo...

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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

November 21, 2012
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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

The Fall River based developer who purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway and plans to develop a hotel, restaurant and retail space briefed residents at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting on the $32 million project. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in...

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Activists Seek State Officials to Oppose Ethanol Trains

November 21, 2012
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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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Kuller Dies in Accident

November 7, 2012
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Kuller Dies in Accident

There are people that leave an unquestionable mark on the landscape of East Boston that never fades with time. One of those people was Jeff Kuller, the man that help save Piers Park Sailing from certain extinction back in 2001. Kuller, the former Executive Director of the Piers Park Sailing Center, died tragically at...

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Police Seize $5m Worth of Heroin

November 7, 2012
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A major drug bust in East Boston last week has removed 42 lbs. of heroin worth $5 million from the streets and landed two men behind bars. Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea was arraigned on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone for...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 7, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be singed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. East Boston, the North End and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

While Hurricane Sandy packed a milder punch than what was expected for East Boston and the surrounding area, the storm did cause its fair share of problems for residents. High winds with some gusts topping 50 mph, Sandy brought down trees across Eastie Monday causing several brief power outages in the neighborhood. However, a...

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