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More Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 16, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month, which connects East Boston to Downtown, MassDOT tested and removed an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week. In December a 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of the tunnel and landed in the road....

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Arrest Made for Armed Robbery at Mobil Station

January 16, 2013
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East Boston Police announced they have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station that took place on Thursday, January 3. While the name of the suspect has not yet been released, Community Service Officer Danny Simons made the announcement at Monday’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting. The robbery occurred...

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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

January 9, 2013
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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

After winning a decisive victory over republican challenger, Tom Dooley, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was sworn in to another term on Wednesday, January 2 at the State House. Also sworn in was State Representative Carlo Basile, who ran unopposed in November. Petruccelli, with his daughter, Alexa by his side, took the oath administered by Governor...

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Stephen Murphy Elected Council President LaMattina to Serve as Vice President

January 9, 2013
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Stephen Murphy Elected Council President LaMattina to Serve as Vice President

At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed East Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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Police Seek Armed Robber

January 9, 2013
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East Boston Police are still seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect wanted in connection with last week’s armed robbery of the Mobile Gas Station on Meridian Street last week. Police have released a photo and video surveillance of the suspect–the latter of which can be found at  HYPERLINK “http://www.bpdnews.com” www.bpdnews.com. The robbery...

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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

January 1, 2013
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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from East Boston you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects Eastie to rest of the city is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of...

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East Boston Residents Join Others in Opposing Ethanol Trains

January 1, 2013
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

December 25, 2012
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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

Last Thursday, dozens of students staff and families came together from across the neighborhood to take part in an hour-long candlelight vigil in honor of the students and teachers killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The event included a moment of silence, songs and prayers for the victims. There...

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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

December 25, 2012
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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

Last Thursday, Vida Urbana’s North Side Bank Tenants Association (NSBTA) hosted an Independent Foreclosure Review information event for East Boston residents at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Paris Street. The event was designed to help homeowners who were part of a foreclosure action on their primary residence in 2009 or 2010. According to...

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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

December 25, 2012
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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

With East Boston and the country already on edge after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. a man from Halifax, Nova Scotia was arrested last Tuesday on weapons charges in East Boston. The man was found to be in possession of some of the same guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

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