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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

May 10, 2012
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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

It was a murder so grisly it upset even the most hardened Boston homicide detectives. Last Friday, 220 Chelsea St. was turned into an active crime scene after police responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest but stumbled upon something more sinister. John Barrientos, 50, of East Boston was found in...

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Residents Seek to Have OHRC Named for Pino

May 10, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now there’s a campaign in full swing by residents to convince the city to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. Known throughout his life as a doer, a hero to countless Eastie resident,...

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Local Business Takes Part in Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership

May 3, 2012
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Local Business Takes Part in Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership

State Treasurer Steve Grossman met directly with an couple that owns a business in East Boston that directly benefits from Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership program. On Tuesday Grossman toured El Valle De La Sultana Market on Bennington Street in East Boston. Owners Victor Gallego and Martha Perdomo received a $172,500 loan through East...

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Shovels in for Library

May 3, 2012
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Shovels in for Library

Last Wednesday, the community joined Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Library officials to break ground on East Boston’s new library that will be constructed on Bremen Street. “The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library was the first municipally funded branch library in the United States.  Now, the East Boston Branch is...

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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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