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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

June 27, 2012
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Local Mom Wins YMCA’s Health and Wellness Package

An East Boston mom was the winner of a health and wellness package at the East Boston YMCA following a citywide contest. Voters selected Elizabeth Jalbert as the winner of the Greater Boston YMCA’s Mother’s Day Relax and Renew contest. Y members from all over Boston were asked to write in and nominate a...

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EBHNC Officially Opens New Offices

June 22, 2012
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EBHNC Officially Opens New Offices

With four new medical departments already serving patients, the administrative offices up and running and a full service pharmacy and café on the way the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) officially cut the ribbon to open its new facility in Maverick Square last Thursday. Last year, EBNHC officials joined local elected officials and...

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Community Discusses Casino

June 22, 2012
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Two well-attended meetings have taken place in East Boston since the owners of Suffolk Downs have revealed their plans for a $1 billion resort-style casino at the 77-year-old racetrack. Over 200 hundred residents turned out for the first meeting held last Tuesday at East Boston High School. Resident that are both for and against...

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Group Protests Casino at Suffolk Downs

June 13, 2012
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Group Protests Casino at Suffolk Downs

While thousands flocked to Suffolk Downs Racetrack Saturday to take part in the Belmont Stakes festivities a small but determined group of anti-casino residents were less than three miles away protesting the placement of a resort-style casino in the neighborhood at the 77-year old racetrack. Members of No Eastie Casino, the grassroots group that...

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Annual Relay for Life Set for June 15

June 13, 2012
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. the 4th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie and Winthrop that...

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Easy Ride: Suffolk Officials to Pay for Road to Ease Gridlock

June 13, 2012
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It’s a road long plagued by traffic during rush hour. On Boardman Street, motorists from East Boston trying to get onto Route 1A may have to sit through several light cycles before being able to take a right to go southbound towards the harbor tunnels. The gridlock at the intersection of Boardman and Route...

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Casino Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

June 6, 2012
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Casino Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

Mayor Thomas Menino’s Host Community Advisory Committee met for the first time last Thursday at City Hall to begin the process of hearing from residents on what sort of mitigation they would like to see if a casino is approved at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. While the committee is still in its infancy...

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Local Casino Plan Officially Unveiled

June 6, 2012
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Local Casino Plan Officially Unveiled

The casino plan that East Boston residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against was unveiled Tuesday by owners of Suffolk Downs. While dramatically different from plans touted back in 2010, the proposal by Suffolk Downs’ principal owners and Caesar’s Entertainment includes a $1 billion investment to build a 300 room...

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Satellite Dishes Are on the Radar for LaMattina

June 6, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina met with city officials last Thursday to go over his solution to address the clutter of satellite dishes hanging off the fronts of many East Boston’s multi-families. LaMattina and officials worked to tweak some of the language before sending the final version to the Council for a vote. If passed,...

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Local Auto Repair Sued by Coakley for Illegal Dumping

May 31, 2012
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East Boston environmental activists that have worked for decades to try and keep the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation clean are fuming after it was revealed this week that a local auto repair shop was caught dumping there. D&M Auto Doctor on Bennington Street, a business that residents have complained about for years and has...

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