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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

March 21, 2012
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Revised Plan for Hodge Boiler Works Site Presented

The company planning to redevelop the former Hodge Boiler Works site on Sumner Street pitched its revised project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The BRA listened to the DeNormandie Group’s planners and seemed to like the scaled down plan. However, the BRA did not have a quorum and were unable to...

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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

March 21, 2012
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Grassroots Organization Wants to Stop the Casino

A new grassroots organization aimed at stopping a casino from coming to East Boston has been making some extreme claims in the neighborhood about the impacts a resort-style casino would have on Eastie if it came to Suffolk Downs. The group, No Eastie Casino, founded by Eastie resident Brian Gannon, has launched a website,...

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New Library to Get Needed Funds

March 21, 2012
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The proceeds from the City’s sale of general obligation bonds last week will help fund the new library on Bremen Street in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that Boston has sold $232.1 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive sale. The bond sale secured an interest rate of 2.46 percent to fund $122...

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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

March 16, 2012
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Residents Make It Clear: Ethanol is Not Welcome

Activists from East Boston’s Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) and other residents were out in full force to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring the hazardous material Ethanol to its storage facility on the East Boston/Revere line. At a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall last Thursday Eastie activists showed...

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Captain McCormick Walks the Beat to Know the Neighborhood

March 16, 2012
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Captain McCormick Walks the Beat to Know the Neighborhood

Last week Police Commissioner Ed Davis announced that Kelley McCormick would replace Frank Mancini as D-7’s new captain. Mancini has been promoted to Boston Police Superintendent. With a little over a week on the job, McCormick has jumped head first into his new assignment here in Eastie. McCormick has been making the rounds in...

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Donna Rauseo Scholarship

March 16, 2012
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Massport announced this week that applications for the scholarship honoring the memory of the late Donna Rauseo, a long-time Port Authority employee and lifelong resident of East Boston, are being accepted. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman from Eastie who is graduating from high school and has...

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Zumix is Selected to Help out in Rio+20 Musical Project

March 16, 2012
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East Boston’s national award winning youth music and arts has been tapped by the United Nations, the City of Boston and the Sounding Board to work on the Boston Rio+20 Project—a project aimed at raising environmental awareness through music. Zumix will help bring the Boston Rio+20 Project—a series of workshops for several Boston-based youth...

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For the Welfare of Maverick St.

March 8, 2012
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For the Welfare of Maverick St.

A unique development will shortly transform the decaying Welfare Building on Maverick Street into a vibrant commercial development. John and Melissa Tyler recently closed on the property and are planning to break ground on the project with a neighborhood block party at the end of the month. The Tylers got approval in May 2009...

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Zumin Welcomes Moya Brennan

March 8, 2012
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Known as the First Lady of Celtic Music, Ireland native Moya Brennan has provided music to such blockbuster films as the Titanic and the Last of the Mohicans and now she’ll make her first appearance in East Boston on Saturday, March 10 at Zumix. Brennan, an Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist...

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More and Better Low Income Housing is on the Way

March 8, 2012
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Progress on the project to construct 27 new affordable apartments on Maverick Street for low-income families is moving along with the shell of the building already completed. MassHousing has approved $2.2 million in loans for the Greenway Apartments in East Boston being developed by the East Boston Community Development Corporation (EBCDC). Last year the...

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