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Changes Made to Loftel Project

October 29, 2015
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Changes Made to Loftel Project

The developer of the proposed Loftel at a former industrial building on the corner of Porter and Orleans Street has made some changes to the project that were well received at Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting. At his last appearance before the GSCA, Paul Roiff was confronted with some concerns over...

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Three Market Rate Condos Voted Down by Gove Street Citizens Association

October 29, 2015
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Three Market Rate Condos Voted Down by Gove Street Citizens Association

Trouble is brewing on just how the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will soon deal with conflicting votes between two competing neighborhood associations covering some of the same areas of Jeffries Point. The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA), a sort of splinter group from the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA), voted Monday night...

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Walk for Peace:East Boston’s Elected Officials Joined the Boston Police Department’s Top Brass to Show Support for Safe Communities

October 22, 2015
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Walk for Peace:East Boston’s Elected Officials Joined the Boston Police Department’s Top Brass to Show Support for Safe Communities

With the murders of two teenagers in East Boston last month still fresh in everyone’s mind, East Boston’s elected officials joined the Boston Police Department’s top brass to hold a ‘Walk for Peace:’ in the neighborhood last week. Last Thursday, Commissioner William Evans was joined by City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Adrian Madaro...

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Greenway Extension Nears Completion

October 22, 2015
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Greenway Extension Nears Completion

On a drizzly Friday morning City Councilor Sal LaMattina met Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department Chris Marchi to tour the final stretch of the long-awaited East Boston Greenway Extension. The final section being completed by the City of Boston will connect the Massport section near Wood Island Marsh completed...

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New Program Starts at East Boston High

October 15, 2015
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The new East Boston High School education program that came under attack by the state’s Republican Party will be up and running very soon according to Headmaster Phil Brangiforte. “We are excited to have this new and innovative program up here at the High School and we are meeting with its organizers to begin...

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First-Ever ‘Disco Soup’ Event Highlights Food Waste Prevention

October 15, 2015
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An event that was born in Europe to highlight just how much food humans waste will be landing in East Boston next month. On Sunday, November 8 at 5 p.m. at the Ashley Street YMCA Test Kitchen Eastie will host Boston’s first ever ‘Disco Soup’ event. “It’s called “Disco Soup”–a dinner and dance party...

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NOAH Looks to Improve Small Squares in Eastie

October 15, 2015
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NOAH Looks to Improve Small Squares in Eastie

Standing at the intersection of Bennington, Marion and London Streets Director of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department Chris Marchi asks if anyone know where Clark Square is? “Here’s a hint, it’s 200 feet long, 115 feet wide, it’s in Eagle Hill and you’re standing in it,” said Marchi...

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Eastie’s Elected Oppose Slot Ballot Question

October 8, 2015
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The proposed ballot question approved by Attorney General Maura Healey that would allow the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to award a license for a slot parlor near Suffolk Downs has drawn backlash from East Boston’s elected officials. The proposed state ballot question to place a slot parlor near Suffolk Downs Racetrack approved by Attorney General...

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Mayor Walsh Holds Community Forum at East Boston High School

October 8, 2015
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Mayor Walsh Holds Community Forum at East Boston High School

As part of his Monday’s with the Mayor community forum series, Mayor Martin Walsh’s first stop on the citywide tour was at East Boston High School. With the city’s top brass in attendance, Walsh was on the hot seat for over an hour and held his own fielding questions from Eastie residents on topics...

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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Receives NAACP President’s Award

October 8, 2015
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EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes Receives NAACP President’s Award

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CEO Manny Lopes was honored last week by the Boston chapter of the NAACP for his leadership in the local health care industry. Lopes received the NAACP President’s Award Saturday at a gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The President’s Award acknowledges Lopes’s leadership, both at EBNHC and...

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