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Walsh Callslawsuit Against BPS ‘Meritless’

July 9, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh is calling the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice’s lawsuit filed against the Boston Public Schools (BPS) meritless. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and a coalition of student rights groups filed the suit against BPS to obtain public records that they claim are being improperly...

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HYM Makes Design Changes for Suffolk Downs Project

July 9, 2018
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Following a series of community Impact Advisory Group (AIG) meetings HYM Investment Group’s Managing Partner Thomas O’Brien said his group has made some design changes to the Suffolk Downs proposal as it pertains to the Waldemar Ave. corridor. Originally HYM proposed a row of townhouse-style homes that would line Waldemar. While it was a...

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Mayor Recognizes Eastie Business, Main Streets Volunteer

July 9, 2018
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Instead of a big gala, Mayor Martin Walsh decided to bring the annual Main Streets Awards to the neighborhood. On Saturday, Walsh honored the East Boston Business of the Year, Jendriel Collision Center on Prescott Street as well as the East Boston Main Streets Volunteer of the Year, Dan Bailey, during a ‘Mayor on...

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Mayor, ICA, Massport, Eastie Community Leaders And Artists Cut Ribbon on New ICA Watershed Location

June 28, 2018
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Mayor, ICA, Massport, Eastie Community Leaders And Artists Cut Ribbon on New ICA Watershed Location

While the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced it will officially open its new Watershed to the public on July 4 inside a former copper pipe factory at Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, the ICA staff joined Mayor Martin Walsh, Massport and East Boston’s elected officials to officially cut the ribbon on...

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Border Crisis:Senator Markey, EBNHC Administrators, Healthcare Professionals Talk about the Health Impacts of Separating Children from Families at the Border

June 28, 2018
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Flanked by the state’s leading doctors, psychiatrists and pediatricians U.S. Senator Edward Markey delivered an emotional speech discussing the health impacts on children and families caused by separating children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. The press conference last Friday outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square followed...

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Ribbon Cutting on Phase I of the Orient Heights Public Housing Development

June 28, 2018
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The first phase of the massive overhaul to replace the aging Orient Heights Public Housing Development with 331 modern units was completed in the spring. On Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle, representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), MassHousing and the development team of...

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Eastie Schools to Share in Arts Grant

June 28, 2018
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At Boston’s annual Citywide Arts Festival the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and EdVestors announced $450,000 in new grants to help expand the arts in local schools as part of BPS’s Arts Expansion initiative. Students at five East Boston schools will share in the grant money with nearly sixty other schools districtwide....

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Veronica Robles Cultural Center to Hold First Uniting Borders Multicultural Festival

June 28, 2018
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In response to the U.S. border crisis, and the recent ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban for some Muslim countries, local community leader Veronica Robles has decided to host an uplifting celebration of all cultures that call East Boston and America home. The Veronica Robles Cultural Center will...

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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

June 21, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sings City Ordinance to Regulate Short Term Rentals

Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy. “I’ll tell you, some of the people...

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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

June 21, 2018
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The Birth of His Baby Girl Changed Him, Now He’s Off to College

Anyone who was at last Friday’s East Boston High School (EBHS) graduation at East Boston Memorial Stadium saw an overjoyed Richard Bynum walk onto the stage with his 2-year-old daughter, Zamyrah, and accept his high school diploma. Bynam’s story is one that is truly inspiring and while we usually report on those who easily...

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