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2011: What a Year for Eastie

December 28, 2011
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This year marked a significant period of progress in East Boston from important construction developments to long awaited projects that will enhance the quality of life for residents to the recognition of long standing institutions that Eastie is one of Boston’s more sought after neighborhoods. The year ended on an up note as Mayor...

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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

December 22, 2011
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Petruccelli Will Help Increase Financial Literacy in Bay State

Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been tapped by Treasurer Steve Grossman to help enhance financial literacy in the state. Last week Grossman kicked off the first meeting of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund, an independent body that will develop a state-wide strategic policy for enhancing financial literacy and raise funds to implement it’s goal of...

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Clammers Are Prepared to Go to Federal Court over Oil Spill

December 21, 2011
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Twenty clammers affected by the massive clam die-off last year that they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan Airport are prepared to file a lawsuit in federal court against the fueling company and Massport. The group of New England clammers, through their lawyer, have drafted an Oil Pollution Act Letter...

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East Boston Man Convicted of Second-degree Murder

December 21, 2011
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In a trial that lasted for two weeks,  a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted an East Boston man accused of killing a Chelsea man last summer. Last Wednesday, the jury convicted Jonathan Carvalho, 22, of East Boston of second-degree murder for gunning down 29-year-old Luis Raul Rodriguez on Central Avenue in Chelsea on August...

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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

December 15, 2011
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Developers Are Energized by Mayor’s District Proposal

Developers of the waterfront development projects slated for East Boston are beaming with excitement over Mayor Thomas Menino’s recent speech before the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Last week, during his annual speech at the Chamber Menino pitched his plan to establish an Eastie Waterfront Development District, allowing the City to use various tools to...

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Marine Thwarts Car Theft Attempt

December 15, 2011
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An East Boston man was arrested this week after a U.S. Marine helped thwart his attempts to steal a car in downtown Boston. The incident occurred in Liberty Square Sunday evening where Marines annually collect Toys for Tots for the Christmas holiday. The Marine, who wished to remain nameless, was in his dress blues...

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Study Shows Increased Need for Food Assistance

December 15, 2011
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East Boston based Project Bread has released numbers from its annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2011. Each year Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization conducts and in dept study of how resident in Eastie and across the state are struggling to keep food on their tables. Compared to last year’s report...

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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

December 8, 2011
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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

When talking about how East Boston is the city’s next up and coming neighborhood residents here inevitably utter the words, ‘now if we can only get the waterfront done’. Eastie has sat idle and watched as the waterfronts of South Boston, the North End and Charlestown changed the landscape of those neighborhoods and the...

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EBNASA Instrumental in the Adoption of E-cigarette Regulations

December 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) was instrumental in lobbying the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to adopt new regulations concerning the sale of E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in the city. After hearing from groups like EBNASA and he Boston Alliance for Public Health (BAPH), the BPHC voted this week to approved...

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AG Briefs Residents on Lawsuit over Foreclosures

December 8, 2011
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Playtime is over for banks dragging their feet to help East Boston residents facing foreclosure to modify their loans. Attorney General Martha Coakley was at the East Boston Neighborhood Affordable Housing (NOAH) last Friday to brief the agency on her unprecedented lawsuits against five national banks in connection with their roles in allegedly pursuing...

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