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Aides Lend Aid: Madaro, DeAraujo Praised for Their Efforts to Help Displaced Residents

October 26, 2011
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Aides Lend Aid: Madaro, DeAraujo Praised for Their Efforts to Help Displaced Residents

Two unsung heroes of the disaster that unfolded last week on Chelsea Street with the collapse of one building, the subsequent demolition of another and the displacement of dozens of East Boston residents are being applauded for their work helping the families in need. State Representative Carlo Basile’s Legislative Aide Adrian Madaro and Mayor...

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City, State, Country … Lamattina Staffer Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

October 26, 2011
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City, State, Country … Lamattina Staffer Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen

A staffer for City Councilor Sal LaMattina was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Camilo Hernandez, an East Boston resident that works on constituent services throughout LaMattina’s district officials became a citizen on October 6 after taking the oath during the naturalization ceremony. A native...

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New Show Highlights the ‘Can Do’ Spirit of Mckinnon-Tucker

October 26, 2011
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On Friday, films crews of a new television show filmed its pilot episode at Piers Park Sailing Center and will feature Paralympics Gold Medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker’s story of triumph over tragedy. The new show, “Who says I Can’t,” is hosted by Piers Park Sailing Board Member and amputee Jothy Rosenberg and will be sent...

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A Fall Day on Chelsea Street

October 20, 2011
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A Fall Day on Chelsea Street

The building that collapsed Saturday on Chelsea Street and the subsequent demolition of the building next door has set off a chain reaction that may force more buildings to come down. Boston’s Inspectional Services Department Commissioner Bill Good said after 47 Chelsea St. collapsed late Friday night the city ordered the demolition of the...

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Arroyo Calls for Fair Wages at the Airport

October 20, 2011
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At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo held a hearing last week to investigate the wage policy at Logan Airport in East Boston. The hearing stems from reports that workers at the airport are earning less than minimum wage. “This is a matter of fairness for our working families,” said Arroyo, who chairs the committee that...

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Units Will Be Built to Assist Former Residents of Family Shelter

October 20, 2011
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) will use $945,000 in Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) subsidies to create seven units of affordable housing for former homeless families that are transitioning to independent living from Crossroads Family Shelter on Havre Street. Crossroads Family will provide support services to the residents. All units...

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Zumix is a Finalist for White House Arts Award

October 12, 2011
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Zumix is a Finalist for White House Arts Award

The White House has announced that East Boston’s premier popular music and performing arts program has been named a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. Zumix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will be hosting “The House Party” at their facility on the corner...

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Lamattina Convenes Hearing on Trash Removal, Litter

October 12, 2011
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Lamattina Convenes Hearing on Trash  Removal, Litter

City Councilor Sal LaMattina said all options are on the table to deal with East Boston’s trash and litter problem following a hearing he co-chaired last week with Councilor Rob Consalvo. At the hearing LaMattina and Consalvo took testimony from Boston Public Works (BPW) staff and residents on what they thought could curb trash...

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Fuel Company Fined by the EPA

October 12, 2011
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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 up to $177,500 from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to demonstrate that they are able to...

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A Ringing Endorsement of Holy Redeemer Church

October 12, 2011
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This week, the congregation from one of East Boston’s oldest churches that was recently restored will take part in a citywide celebration to mark the raising of an historic bell, made by Paul Revere in 1801, to the Old South Meeting House clock tower. On October 12 at 2 p.m. Eastie’s Holy Redeemer Church...

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