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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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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

March 21, 2012
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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

The company planning to redevelop the former Hodge Boiler Works site on Sumner Street pitched its revised project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The BRA listened to the DeNormandie Group’s planners and seemed to like the scaled down plan. However, the BRA did not have a quorum and were unable to...

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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

March 21, 2012
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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

A new grassroots organization aimed at stopping a casino from coming to East Boston has been making some extreme claims in the neighborhood about the impacts a resort-style casino would have on Eastie if it came to Suffolk Downs. The group, No Eastie Casino, founded by Eastie resident Brian Gannon, has launched a website,...

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New Library to Get Needed Funds

March 21, 2012
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The proceeds from the City’s sale of general obligation bonds last week will help fund the new library on Bremen Street in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that Boston has sold $232.1 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive sale. The bond sale secured an interest rate of 2.46 percent to fund $122...

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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

March 16, 2012
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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

Activists from East Boston’s Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) and other residents were out in full force to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring the hazardous material Ethanol to its storage facility on the East Boston/Revere line. At a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall last Thursday Eastie activists showed...

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