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Petruccelli, Basile Lead Efforts to Get Foreclosure Prevention Bill Passed

May 31, 2012
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The state’s foreclosure prevention bill that will help thousands of homeowners in East Boston, and across the state, find ways to stay in their homes by working with banks was passed by the House last week. The legislation, Senate Bill 868/House Bill 3516, An Act to Prevent Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures, was filed by...

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Making the Big Time: Two Eastie Restaurants Featured on Television

May 24, 2012
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Making the Big Time: Two Eastie Restaurants Featured on Television

Guy Fieri and the crew from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives (Triple Ds) were back in East Boston last week filming at two popular restaurants in the neighborhood. In 2010, Fieri made Rino’s Place on Saratoga Street a national sensation by featuring chef and owner Tony DiCenso on the widely successful show. Overnight Rino’s...

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Anchoring Maverick Square East Boston Health Center: Great Example of Stimulus Bill at Work

May 24, 2012
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Critics of the country’s economic stimulus bill should look no further than the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) new building in Maverick Square to see how federal money has spurred growth and commerce in a once economically depressed area. Built with $12 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money, the...

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YMCA and City Programs Keep Residents Moving

May 24, 2012
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The East Boston YMCA and the City of Boston are teaming up to expand the city’s NeighborWalk program to help more Eastie residents get outside and get active. The city, through a grant to the Y, will begin supporting a free walking program twice a week. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to...

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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...

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New Tennis Courts Groundbreaking at Constitution Beach

May 17, 2012
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The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground last Thursday on the planned rehab of the aging tennis courts at Constitution Beach. DCR’s $300,000 project will demolish and replace the two tennis courts at the beach with a new three tennis court facility. The project would also install new landscaping, new fencing,...

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Open Studios Set for This Weekend

May 17, 2012
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Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a few years back by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building...

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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

May 10, 2012
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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

East Boston based Project Bread met its goal of raising more than $3 million during the 44th Annual Walk for Hunger Sunday. Over 41,000 walkers and 2,000 volunteers help raise $3.6 million for a wide range of community hunger relief programs across the state. Despite a rainy week, the sun broke through to shine...

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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

May 10, 2012
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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

It was a murder so grisly it upset even the most hardened Boston homicide detectives. Last Friday, 220 Chelsea St. was turned into an active crime scene after police responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest but stumbled upon something more sinister. John Barrientos, 50, of East Boston was found in...

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Residents Seek to Have OHRC Named for Pino

May 10, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now there’s a campaign in full swing by residents to convince the city to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. Known throughout his life as a doer, a hero to countless Eastie resident,...

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