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A Fields Day for the Bradley School

October 5, 2011
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A Fields Day for the Bradley School

Suffolk Downs Racetrack and the Fields Family Foundation, the charitable foundation founded by the track’s principal owner Richard Fields, have pledged $40,000 in a joint contribution to use the track’s equipment and labor from track employees to restore the play structure at the Bradley School on Beachview Road in East Boston that was damaged...

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Brown Tours Neighborhood as U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

October 5, 2011
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Brown Tours Neighborhood as U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

With the latest polls showing U.S. Senator Scott Brown in a virtual dead-heat against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, Brown in now getting local help from an unlikely ally. Last Wednesday, former Senate President Robert Travaglini, a staunch democrat who oversaw the passage of gay marriage and universal health care in the Commonwealth during his...

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Rental Car Project is Moving Forward

October 5, 2011
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in June to send a letter to state and federal officials urging them to force Massport to test the ultra-fine particulate matter that may spew from the proposed five-level, 2.8 million square foot, 9,000 parking space garage that will serve as Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or...

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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

September 28, 2011
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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

Authorities are seeking a single arsonist or group of arsonists that lit the brand-new playground at the Bradley School on Beachview Road on fire over the weekend. Boston Police and the Boston Fire Department investigated the cause of the fire and believe it was the result of arson. Now authorities are scouring the neighborhood...

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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

September 28, 2011
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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

There is still a shroud of mystery surrounding the violent attack of an East Boston woman last Wednesday on Webster Street. The woman remains in serious condition at an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. People who knew the woman, whose name has not been released by investigators, have reported that there is a possibility...

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Last Drop: Task Force Shuts Down Illegal Liquor Operation

September 28, 2011
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It’s a group that began in 2009 when Eagle Hill residents collaborated with the Boston Police and the City of Boston to address problem properties in the neighborhood. Now three years later East Boston’s Problem Property Task Force (PPTF) is as strong as ever and showing they mean business. Last week, as a result...

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FOL Members Tour Mattapan Branch with Design Team

September 28, 2011
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The Friends of the Library group charged with being a conduit between the community and developers of the new library in East Boston recently toured the newly built Mattapan branch library and saw things they liked and did not like. William Rawn Associates who will be charged with designing the new Eastie library is...

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A Business Model for Orient Heights

September 21, 2011
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A Business Model for Orient Heights

Chuma Gaviria has always had a passion for fashion and style. Growing up in Colombia, Gaviria studied hairdressing and fashion before taking what he learned to Europe for several years. “I lived in Barcelona, Spain doing fashion and styling before moving to the United States,” said Gaviria. Gaviria has taken his experiences in both...

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Design Process is Underway

September 21, 2011
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Design Process is Underway

The design process for the East Boston Greenway Extension is underway. As a preliminary step, a group of local residents who will serve as an advisory board assembled by the Mayor Thomas Menino toured the route envisioned by Massport and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. Currently the focus is on a 25-foot...

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Table Talk: Neighborhood Moves Ever Closer to Getting a Resort-style Casino

September 21, 2011
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It seems the possibility of a full-scale resort-style casino coming to East Boston is closer to reality than ever before. Last week the House passed its version of expanded gaming in the state with East Boston’s Representative Carlo Basile joining his colleagues voting in favor of the bill. “This bill has been a long...

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