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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

July 16, 2012
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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

It was typical neighborhood summer scene at Orient Heights Housing Development (OHHD) on Sunday. Residents there took to the courtyards where there was barbecuing, children playing and the smell of home cooked meals simmering as the adults took refuge from the hot summer sun under the shade of trees. But there was another smell...

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Otis School Students Win Massport’s Environmental Challenge

July 16, 2012
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An East Boston elementary school won an environmental challenge sponsored by Massport and Radio Disney. Third grade students from the James Otis School collected the most plastic bottle caps and won the grand prize of $2,500 that will be used for educational purposes courtesy of Massport. The Otis school was one of five third...

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East Boston YMCA Receives $3,500 Summer Beach Grant

July 4, 2012
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East Boston YMCA Receives $3,500 Summer Beach Grant

East Boston YMCA was awarded a $3,500 grant from the non-profit organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to support summer beach activities. The funds have been awarded in support of the YMCA’s “Summer Kick –off Event” that took place on June 18, the Summer Food Service Program, and series of future summer campfire events...

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Excel Academy Ready to Start New School Year at St. Mary’s Site

July 4, 2012
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With summer in full swing and eight weeks until the 2012-2013 school year begins, construction crews are busy finishing the conversion of the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School into the Excel Academy Charter School’s new home. Excel purchased the former parochial school and adjacent convent from the Boston Archdiocese for a...

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Money Coming Our Way: Boston City Budget Earmarks Millions of Dollars for Eastie

July 4, 2012
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Last week the Boston City Council today unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2013 budget submitted by Mayor Thomas Menino that includes millions of dollars of capital spending in East Boston. “I am pleased that the City Council approved a budget that continues to invest in our strengths, builds relationships, and engages our partners. I...

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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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