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Closed Runway Means More Noise for Eastie Neighborhoods

May 3, 2012
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Massport has announced this week the summer closure of runway 15R/33L at Boston Logan International Airport to complete a Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction project that has impacted residents and commerce in the area. Last year’s notice specifically referenced the additional flights that would be diverted over other neighborhoods such as Orient Heights as...

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Diocese Locks Doors to Mt. Carmel Church Ending Residents’ Vigil

April 25, 2012
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Diocese Locks Doors to Mt. Carmel Church Ending Residents’ Vigil

When Benny Tauro went to open up Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church last Tuesday for parishioners that have been holding a vigil at the church for the past seven years he found his key didn’t work. Tauro thought it was an act of vandalism and called a locksmith who let him in the...

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EBHS Students Encouraged to Apply for Umana Fellowship

April 25, 2012
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The summer going into his senior Brian Iraheta applied for the Mario Umana Public Service Fellowship for East Boston High School students. Founded by Representative Carlo Basile’s Chief of Staff Adrian Madaro and Mayor Thomas Menino’s Community Liaison Ernani DeAraujo, the fellowship provides a paid internship in government service. Iraheta was awarded the fellowship...

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‘Y’ and Ebnhc Team Up to Promote Healthy Living for Eastie Children

April 25, 2012
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Two East Boston events to promote healthy living for kids and families will kickoff Saturday around the neighborhood. On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the East Boston YMCA and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will hold separate events to promote exercise and healthy eating. The Y’s Healthy Kids Day,...

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Dark Clouds

April 18, 2012
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Dark Clouds

Dark clouds and rain falling out of them occurred last Thursday and was caught by Times-Free Press photographer/reporter John Lynds. The entire Northeast is literally starving for rain – but not last Thursday.

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EBNHC Starts Moving into Maverick Square

April 18, 2012
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EBNHC Starts Moving into Maverick Square

The City of Boston has recently issued the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) its occupancy permit and the administrative offices have already moved into the new building in Maverick Square. EBNHC is planning a ribbon cutting sometime in June and the rest of the building should be occupied by that time. Last year,...

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City Budget 2013 Includes Completion of Eastie Projects

April 18, 2012
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan that includes the completion of several projects in East Boston as well as the beginning of other major improvements here. Some of the projects in Eastie are part of a $217 million...

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LaMattina Seeks Solutions to Stop Satellite Dishes

April 18, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina called in the nations top satellite television providers to a hearing last Thursday at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing was not only to hear testimony but begin working on solutions to the clutter of satellite dishes hanging off the fronts of many East Boston multifamilies. In October, LaMattina...

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Legislation Filed to Stop Ethanol Trains

April 18, 2012
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli has become the first elected official to file any significant legislation to slow Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. Last week Petruccelli added an amendment to a state transportation bond bill that...

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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

April 11, 2012
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$4M Central Square Upgrade Almost Shovel Ready

The City of Boston Transportation Department worked out some minor details with the community last week regarding the redevelopment of Central Square. At a community meeting last Tuesday, City of Boston Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said that based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of...

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