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Building permit pulled for waterfront construction

August 1, 2012
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Sources close to the players trying to develop East Boston’s waterfront confirmed that Roseland Property has filed a building permit with the state to begin construction on its waterfront project. While Roseland Property’s Joe Shea could not be reached for comment, his company’s project, the much-anticipated Portside at East Pier located next to Eastie’s...

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Foreclosure Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

August 1, 2012
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The state’s foreclosure prevention bill backed by Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile 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 sent to the Governor’s desk last week. The legislation, Senate Bill 868/House Bill 3516, An...

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Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

July 26, 2012
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Zumix Girls to Tour Europe

The money has been raised, plane tickets bought and hotel reservations booked for Zumix’s all-girl youth rock band that will be touring Europe this summer. On August 1, Annual Snow Fall, a band that consists of East Boston’s Francesca Canepa, 13, on vocals and keyboards, Ixchel Garcia, 16, on guitar, Lala Mendez, 16, on...

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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

July 26, 2012
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Basile Sponsors Bill to Bring Single-sex Public Schools Back to Massachusetts

A bill being sponsored by Representative Carlo Basile and supported by Mayor Thomas Menino would bring single-sex public education back to the Commonwealth. The bill was ordered to a third reading at the State House this week and Basile recently touted the bill on New England Cable News (NECN) last week. “I think it...

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Frustration Grows About Delays on Waterfront Development

July 26, 2012
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It’s been 230 days since Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce pledging to jumpstart waterfront development on East Boston’s shore. Yet many are left wondering why little or nothing has happened. Across the Boston Harbor in South Boston, it seems there is a weekly groundbreaking on some multimillion-dollar...

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Edge Buffer Parks Project Moving Forward

July 26, 2012
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East Boston activists are preparing to move forward with Massport on the completion of the Edge Buffer Parks laid out in the First Community Agreement of 1997. In 1997, AIR (Airport Impact Relief Incorporated), FBIM (Friends of Belle Isle Marsh) and Massport signed the First Community Agreement as an out of court settlement for...

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Maverick Landing to Get Funding for Program

July 18, 2012
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The Maverick Landing Community Services program has been picked as one of twelve Boston-area organizations to receive funding from The Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation to begin a new phase of Culture for Change. The program, originally piloted in 2008 by the Barr Foundation, is a unique approach to out-of-school time youth development....

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Change Order: New Street Realty Seeks Approval to Build Fewer Residential Units

July 18, 2012
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The owners of a parcel of waterfront land on East Boston’s shore have filed a change of proposal with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Varney Hintlian, a trustee for New Street Reality Trust, plans to convert a former industrial building on 6-26 New Street into residential units. However, Hintlian is planning a scaled down...

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Deveau Family Events Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

July 18, 2012
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It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Fundraiser has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July...

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NOAH Marks Milestone

July 18, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street. It started in the basement of this church fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants coming into the neighborhood. At times these families wouldn’t...

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