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Eastie a Great Place to Live, but We Already Know That

March 8, 2012
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Boston Magazine has named East Boston one of the ‘Best Places to Live’ in its March 2012 issue. In this month’s issue, Boston Magazine said Eastie made the list because it is an adventurous eater’s paradise with an affordable housing stock and the promise of waterfront development. Using the chef from the North End’s...

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Captain Mancini Promoted to Deputy Police Superintendent

February 29, 2012
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Captain Mancini Promoted to Deputy Police Superintendent

District 7 Captain Frank Mancini, the driving force behind East Boston’s dramatic drop in crime over the past two years, has been promoted to Deputy Superintendent of the Boston Police. Mancini, who was the past Director of the BPD’s Anti-Corruption Office emigrated from Italy as a boy with his family and grew up on...

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Dealing with Trash

February 29, 2012
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After surveying trash put outs on trash day across East Boston, Eastie resident Chris Marchi has submitted his findings to city officials for review. Marchi has been working with the city for the past decade on ways to analyze and solve litter and trash occurrences on the streets in the neighborhood. For the past...

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Dishes Maybe Coming to an End

February 22, 2012
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Dishes Maybe Coming to an End

The days of haphazardly hanging satellite dishes off the sides of houses is about to come to an end in East Boston. In October, City Councilor Sal LaMattina toured Eagle Hill with representatives from U.S. satellite dish companies like Direct T.V. and showed them how the neighborhood has been blighted by dishes hanging off...

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Stepping Back into Time at Roy’s

February 22, 2012
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Stepping Back into Time at Roy’s

When you step into Roy’s Cold Cuts and Pizzeria in East Boston it’s like stepping back in time. For over three decades at the 198 Marion St. location very little has changed. The counters and deli slicer are in the same spot, the Beatles and other 1960s memorabilia that adorn the walls  are the...

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Y Program Teaching Kids the ABC’s

February 22, 2012
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Y Program Teaching Kids the ABC’s

In a move to help local kids gain literacy skills and meet new Boston Public School’s (BPS) Acceleration Agenda goals, the East Boston YMCA has launched an ambitious reading program in its after-school sites. With the BPS setting a goal to have all children “reading by the end of grade 1 and reading to...

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Nucci Tapped for Advisory Bd: 23 Member City Board to Look at School Issues

February 22, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson have tapped East Boston resident John Nucci to serve on the new 23-member board that will make up the city’s external advisory committee for improving school choice. Nucci, former President of the Boston Public School Committee, served as At-Large City Councilor and is...

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Local Student Earns Full Scholarship

February 15, 2012
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Local Student Earns Full Scholarship

An East Boston high school student studying at Boston Latin School can take a little breather now that she knows she’ll be getting a free ride in college. Boston Latin senior Angie Isaza was awarded a four-year scholarship through the Posse Foundation to attend Bucknell University in Pennsylvania starting in Fall 2012. The news...

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Developer Still Can Not Get: JPNA Approval for Dwelling

February 15, 2012
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The developer for the controversial plan to build a three family dwelling on a vacant lot at 16 Murray Ct. has narrowed the variances needed from the City of Boston from eight to two but still could not get support from the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA). On Monday, the JPNA voted 12-4 to...

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Purification Plant Fund Cutting Could Impact Clammers

February 15, 2012
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Already hurt by the alleged Logan Airport jet fuel spill in late 2010 that decimated a large number of soft-shell clams, local clammers that dig the beds surrounding the airport in East Boston are now facing a new challenge that threatens to wipe out their existence in the area. The Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant,...

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