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Officials Meet with Massport on Health Study

June 17, 2014
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East Boston’s elected officials and elected officials from neighboring communities met with Massport last week to discuss the recent Logan Health Study findings by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile were joined by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) and reported that...

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Organizations Receive Grant Money from save the Harbor

June 17, 2014
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Three local organizations from East Boston will share in $31,500 in grant money from  Save the Harbor / Save the Bay for summer and early fall activities on the beach. The East Boston YMCA will receive $3,500 for its Summer Food Service Program and annual Campfire at Constitution Beach. The grant will enable The...

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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

June 10, 2014
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Uber Ferry Service Launched in East Boston

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in East Boston and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to Eastie. On...

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Excel Academy Names Advisory Board

June 10, 2014
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East Boston’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Carlo Basile, and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will all be part of a newly formed 10 person Advisory Board at East Boston Excel Academy Charter School. Jack Kelly, CEO of the East Boston Social Centers will also serve on the board to further support the advancement of the...

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Gay Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday

June 10, 2014
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Thirty-five years ago City Councilor Sal LaMattina was heading home from his summer job as a lifeguard at the Paris Street Pool when he ran into a friend. “She was all dressed up and told me she was on her way to a wedding but the limo never showed up to take her friend...

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Schools to Get $700,000 in Private Grants

June 10, 2014
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Several East Boston Public Schools will share in $700,000 in grant money provided by EdVestors as part of the Boston Arts Expansion Fund. The money going to the Eastie schools will go towards arts education programs in the school. The Adams Elementary School, Bradley Elementary School and O’Donnell Elementary School will receive $100,000 to...

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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

June 4, 2014
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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

Fourteen years and $2 million in the making the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) finally released it long awaited Logan Health Study last Wednesday night. The study, first ordered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli in 2000 through legislation he filed while still in the House of Representatives, has found that as you get closer...

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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

June 4, 2014
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Judge Russo Balanced Compassion and Justice

The Honorable  Judge Domenic Russo, whose compassion for addicts as the First Justice of the East Boston Division of the Massachusetts Trial Court lead to a widely successful Drug Court in the neighborhood, died on Sunday, May 25. Judge Russo, who had a brilliant career in law that spanned five decades, was admired and...

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Marchi Honored for Work

June 4, 2014
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Marchi Honored for Work

Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh honored East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Director of Community Building and Environment Chris Marchi for his sea level rise work in the community. Walsh, at the 8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit to celebrate Boston’s sustainability movement and the development of a forward-looking vision for climate action...

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ACS’s Relay for Life Set for June 13

June 4, 2014
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It’s been hailed as one of the best fundraising events in East Boston that shows the neighborhood and its residents at their best. On Friday, June 13  at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Relay for Life will kickoff at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The overnight event will feature teams from Eastie...

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