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Eastie Named Neighborhood of the Year

January 8, 2014
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East Boston was named the Hub’s 2013 Neighborhood of the Year during the 3rd Annual Curbed Cup, an online competition that allows residents to vote for their favorite neighborhood. “East Boston romped to a win in the finals of the third annual Curbed Boston Cup, besting Jamaica Plain roughly three votes to one in...

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Man and Woman of the Year: Diane Modica Full of Energy to Improve Quality of Life Here

December 31, 2013
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Man and Woman of the Year: Diane Modica Full of Energy to Improve Quality of Life Here

Anyone who knows former Boston City Councilor and two-term East Boston Chamber of Commerce President Diane Modica knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving the quality of life in Eastie. For this reason Diane Modica is the East Boston Times 2013 Woman of the Year. This past year has...

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Local Police Officer Almost Wins Howie Carr’s Jaguar

December 31, 2013
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With Whitey Bulger safe behind bars until his days run out, the contract on his nemesis Howie Carr’s head is gone and its once again safe for the media personality to drive the streets of Boston without having to look over his shoulder or constantly change cars and routes home. So why would Carr...

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An Early Christmas Present: City Tax Rate Drops for Residential and Commercial Payers

December 24, 2013
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There’s some good news for East Boston homeowners this New Year. Last week the City of Boston released the property tax rates for Fiscal Year 2014 and is down for both residential and commercial properties. This could save Eastie homeowners around $70 per year. For FY 2014 tax rate for residential property is $12.58...

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LaMattina Supports Returning Liquor License Process to Boston

December 24, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 12 Councilors that voted in favor of At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s home rule petition to return the liquor license process to the City of Boston. The measure passed 12-1 with Councilor Bill Linehan casting the only dissenting vote. “I took this issue on two years ago...

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Topping off Ceremony at Portside at Pier One

December 20, 2013
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Topping off Ceremony at Portside at Pier One

As the last beam was hoisted onto the first building constructed as part of Roseland’s $46 million Portside at Pier One waterfront development project in East Boston, the union workers involved as well as state and elected officials took the opportunity to thank Mayor Thomas Menino during a ‘topping off’ ceremony last Wednesday. Traditionally...

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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

December 20, 2013
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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) named Matt Pollock, a graphic artist and sculptor, and the executive director of HarborArts, in East Boston a Harbor Champion this week. Three years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts, a...

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Excel Academy Expanding Again

December 20, 2013
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East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School is in the process of expanding once again and will hold a community meeting with the Boston Redevelopment Authority next week. On Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Community Center Excel and the BRA will discuss plans to construct an Excel High School along...

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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

December 11, 2013
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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

It takes a special person to run into a burning building while everyone else is running out. But that’s exactly what two East Boston officers from District 7 and a third officer from Eastie did on a frigid night back on March 7, 2013. On Sunday, Officers Greta Forbes, Kevin Golden and Vinny Schettino...

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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

December 11, 2013
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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

Anne Nigro Umana, the matriarch of the well know and beloved political family from East Boston whose name lives on today, died last month at the age of 102. Mrs. Umana was the wife of the Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy...

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