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City Cracks down on Improper Trash Disposal

May 28, 2014
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Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers have been cracking down heavily all week on improper trash and recycling disposal in East Boston. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in Eagle Hill. “Please be alert in the coming weeks and make sure that everyone is informed...

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Going Public: ESBS Will Be Going Fully Public by Late June

May 28, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation and plans to go fully public by late June. The newly formed corporation, Meridian Bank Corp, Inc. is offering between 23,375,000 and 31,625,000 shares of common stock for sale at $10.00 per share, subject to increase to up...

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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

May 20, 2014
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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council members voted 18-6-1 against placing a drive thru at the Dunkin Donuts on Bennington Street in Orient Heights. Citing traffic as the primary concern those who voted against the proposed drive thru applauded plans to upgrade the building and add outdoor seating but said the drive thru may add more...

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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

May 20, 2014
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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

It seems the stars know where to eat when they come to East Boston. Last Wednesday Johnny Depp, who is in Boston to begin filming Black Mass that will star Depp as Irish Mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, stopped into Roy’s Cold Cuts on Marion Street to grab some food. Owner Roy Antonuccio said...

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MGC Rules Eastie Is Not a Host Site

May 13, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community,’ which would have entitled the city to a ward-only vote and a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere adjacent to the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East...

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USS Salem’s New Home Is East Boston

May 13, 2014
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Built in the Quincy shipyard in the 1940s, the USS Salem has been docked at an MBTA owned Quincy pier since the mid-1990s. However, the pier has long fallen into disrepair and was in need of major upgrades. In September the MBTA notified Michael Condon, executive director of the nonprofit that owns the USS...

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Renovations Begin on Tunnel Vent Building

May 13, 2014
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The $6 million project to re-brick the Callahan Tunnel Vent Building here in East Boston is underway and will take a year and a half to complete. At a meeting Monday night, MassDOT’s John Romano said from a construction standpoint the project is very simple and should be completed by spring 2015. “What we...

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Long Awaited Health Study Results Now Due by Summer

May 7, 2014
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Long Awaited Health Study Results Now Due by Summer

East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released the last spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie and environmental activists began...

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Central Sq. Project Ready to Go out to Bid

May 7, 2014
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After nearly two years of waiting, the $4 million project to rehab Central Square will be sent out to bid this week. The project was to be shovel ready in 2010 after then Mayor Thomas Menino announced the rehab plan in 2008. At the last community meeting last April, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials...

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Organizations Seek CSA Program for East Boston

May 7, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program is teaming up with Project Bread (PB) to bring Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. EBNHC’s Katie Tong and Project Bread’s Katherine Panayotov pitched the program at the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting last Wednesday. Tong and Panayotov said that starting at...

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