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Internationally Renowned Artist Unveils Mural at Paris Street Gym

April 6, 2018
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Internationally Renowned Artist Unveils Mural at Paris Street Gym

For the past several months internationally renowned artist Edwin Gil has been quietly working on a project at the Paris Street Gym and Community Center with members of the gym’s after school program, staff and families. Gil, a contemporary conceptual artist best known for his vibrant colors and paint techniques, collected paint fingerprints from...

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Mayor to Expand East Boston School Lunch Pilot Program

April 6, 2018
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Mayor to Expand East Boston School Lunch Pilot Program

Mayor Martin Walsh called the school lunch pilot program that began last year in East Boston, where fresh food is cooked onsite on a daily basis using healthy ingredients, a ‘game changer’. Through a partnership with the Shah Family Foundation, four Boston Public Schools (BPS) in Eastie have been enjoying freshly prepared lunches like...

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HVNA Votes Down Saratoga Street Project

April 6, 2018
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After nearly a dozen community and abutters’ meetings and making several changes to the project to address community concerns the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) still voted 38-1 against MG2’s large development project on Saratoga Street Monday night. Developer MG2 plans to develop the 16,500 sq. ft. vacant lot at 656 Saratoga St. into...

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Remains Found in Canton are Those of Missing Local Man

April 6, 2018
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A family’s search for their missing loved one came to a tragic end last week after the remains found off Route 95 in Canton was identified as 21-year-old Joey Brancato. Brancato,  a 21-year-old Winthrop native with strong family ties to East Boston, was last seen in Roslindale at 10 Mendelsohn St. in the company...

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Councilors Hear Public Testimony During Last Week’s Flood Hearing

April 6, 2018
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With back to back to back Nor’easters this winter causing moderate to significant flooding along East Boston’s waterfront, the Boston City Council convened a hearing last Tuesday afternoon to hear from city officials, experts and the public on what steps the city is taking, or should be taking, to combat sea level rise. While...

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Second Meetings Held on Coleridge Street Proposal

April 6, 2018
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The developer of a vacant lot on Coleridge Street appeared before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night to update residents on changes to the proposal. Ryan Acone, who owns the 19,000 sq. ft. vacant lot at 181 Coleridge St., originally wanted to develop 22 units of housing in two buildings with 22...

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BPDA Holds Meeting on Liverpool Development

April 6, 2018
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Last Thursday at the East Boston Social Centers the Boston Planning and Development Agency held a public meeting on the proposed project at 152 Liverpool St. Developer MG2’s proposed project consists of the re-development of a 6,074 square-foot commercial site at 152 Liverpool Street in the Central Square section of East Boston that is...

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Former East Boston Times Building to be Redeveloped

April 6, 2018
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The building at 40 William Kelley Sq. that housed the East Boston Times for several decades is slated for redevelopment. MG2 proposed to erect a 12-unit residential building with retail on first and second levels at last Wednesday’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting. The mixed-use, six-story building would include eight one-bedroom units and...

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Trucks Getting Stuck Again Under Neptune Road Viaduct

March 30, 2018
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Trucks Getting Stuck Again Under Neptune Road Viaduct

East Boston’s elected officials and District 7 Captain Kelly McCormick have expressed their frustrations over the lack of use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road—a half-mile road extending under Day Square to Chelsea Street designed to remove Logan Airport related traffic from East Boston’s residential streets–by 18-wheelers. Anyone driving through Day Square during the...

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Mayor Walsh Adds Second Ambulance to East Boston

March 30, 2018
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A bone of contention for decades in East Boston is the fact that the neighborhood has had only one dedicated ambulance stationed. With Eastie geographic isolation from the rest of Boston, coupled with the fact that the only dedicated Boston EMS ambulance is routinely called to serve Logan International Airport, residents have clamored for...

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