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Police Brief Community on Measures Following Assaults

October 11, 2012
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Last Thursday night at East Boston High School, Commissioner Ed Davis briefed the community on the recent rash of sexual assaults in the neighborhood. By Monday, Boston Police Department spokeswoman, Cheryl Fiandaca announced that police have arrested one suspect for a sexual assault that occurred at the corner of Brook and Saratoga Streets on...

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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

October 4, 2012
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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

There was a time when Ron Kocher would just stay at home for days on end with no social interaction with the outside world. That all ended two years ago when he began attending the Don Orione’s Adult Day Care program in East Boston three days a week. “I used to just stay home...

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It’s Our Turn on Sunday : Columbus Day Parade to Kick off at 1 P.m.; Officials to Honor Memory of Late Joe Keohane

October 4, 2012
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It’s Our Turn on Sunday : Columbus Day Parade to Kick off at 1 P.m.; Officials to Honor Memory of Late Joe Keohane

Every two years the Columbus Day Parade makes its way back from the North End to East Boston and this year’s parade is sure not to disappoint. With four divisions, dozens of marching bands and a parade that will last nearly four hours, the daylong parade is sure to make organizers proud. This year’s...

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Eastie Man Infected with West Nile Virus

October 4, 2012
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An East Boston man has been infected with the West Nile Virus (WNV) and public health officials are anxiously awaiting the season’s first freeze that will kill off the area’s mosquito population and end the threat here. The Eastie man was in his 40s and hospitalized last week but has since been released with...

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Officials Call for Meeting to Discuss Recent Attacks

October 4, 2012
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Three sexual assaults that occurred last week in a six hour period have prompted East Boston’s three elected officials to call for a community wide meeting on Thursday. The assaults occured less than a week after a man wielding a gun broke into an apartment and tried to rape two women and a month...

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Eastie Parents Look at School Zone Options

October 4, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in East Boston. On Saturday at East Boston High School, BPS Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson and other school officials went over the plan for Eastie and the city. “The plan...

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McNeil to Be Honored for Work at Umana

September 26, 2012
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Three years after taking over the reins of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil will be honored Thursday night at Fenway Park for her work helping to turn around a once failing school. The Boston Society of Civil Engineers as Boston’s Outstanding Educator of the Year will honor McNeil, who...

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Seniors Online : New Program at EBNHC Get Seniors Interacting on Internet

September 26, 2012
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It’s safe to say that many grandparents in East Boston have never attempted to enter the world of online social media. Since their inception, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and MySpace have been geared towards the younger generation, most of whom are equipped with IPhones and other handheld devices used more these days for posting pictures,...

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More Police Presence on Local Streets

September 26, 2012
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The Boston Police have put a show of force on the streets of East Boston following a recent rash of disturbing crimes—two of which took place last Wednesday night. The first incident took place at 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday night in busy Maverick Square. In front of dozens of witnesses in the recently renovated...

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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

September 20, 2012
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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

Rumors have been floating around that the Mass Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) is looking to scrap the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that was the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. Last Wednesday the EOT held a public hearing on the matter and will accept written...

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