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Brouhaha at Harborarts

April 16, 2014
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Following an emergency meeting regarding the HarborArts finances, there are some serious allegations being levied by HarborArts board members against Executive Director Matt Pollock for an alleged misappropriation of funds. The alleged behavior of Pollock has led to the resignation of several key board members and could damage the future of the  popular outdoor...

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Police Investigating Murder on Border St.

April 16, 2014
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Boston Police are still investigating a murder that occurred over the weekend near Central Square. At 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 officers from District A-7 in East Boston responded to a radio call for a man down in the area of 282 Border St. Once police got there they observed an unidentified male...

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EBMS Sees Funding Increase

April 16, 2014
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Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced he would increase funding to the Boston Main Streets program as part of his fiscal year 2015 budget. Main Streets District funding will increase by $400,000 compared to last year, with East Boston Main Streets District receiving $75,000 annually from the City, a 30 percent increase. “Investing in...

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Brangiforte to Lead EBHS

April 9, 2014
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Brangiforte to Lead EBHS

Life has come full circle for East Boston’s Phil Brangiforte. It was made official last week that after going through a rigorous vetting process, Brangiforte, who has served as interim East Boston High School Headmaster since Michael Rubin’s retirement last year, will serve as the school’s permanent headmaster. “I am humbled and honored to...

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Climate Change Causing Residents to Think Ahead and Being Prepared

April 9, 2014
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Climate Change Causing Residents to Think Ahead and Being Prepared

Last Wednesday, planners and East Boston residents took an important step toward storm surge preparedness during a meeting at Maverick Landing. To prepare residents for a series of flood planning workshops with agencies and scientists residents heard from experts in climate change and storm surge awareness. The discussion during the meeting focused on climate...

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East Boston Residents Asked to Complete Quality of Life Survey

April 9, 2014
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East Boston residents have a chance to improve their community by completing the East Boston Quality of Life Survey. Residents are urged to complete the survey to describe the most important health issues that affect East Boston residents today. All answers are anonymous. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EastBostonQualityofLife. The goal of the...

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LaMattina Presents Case for Host Community Status at Mass. Gaming Hearing

April 2, 2014
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LaMattina Presents Case for Host Community Status at Mass. Gaming Hearing

Last Tuesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels East Boston and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote again. “I have been dealing with this issue for over 6 years and have had many...

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Community Speaks out about Future BPS Supt.

April 2, 2014
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Last Wednesday night at East Boston High School Boston Public School parents and students joined BPS officials for a public hearing to get feedback from families on what qualities and priorities the new BPS superintendent should possess. On February 6, Mayor Walsh and the BPS Committee announced the formation of a Superintendent Search Committee to spearhead...

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Wally Bowe Fundraiser Scheduled for April 11

April 2, 2014
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On Friday, April 11 at the Beachmont VFW the first fundraiser for the Wally Bowe Fund, a fund set up in memory of the longtime Salesians Boys and Girls Club mentor will take place. Those of who knew Bowe best have created fund – not only to keep his memory alive, but also to...

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A Neighborhood Institution, Al’s Shoe Store to Close

March 28, 2014
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A Neighborhood Institution, Al’s Shoe Store to Close

It’s an end of an era in East Boston as Al’s Shoe Store in Central Square, a neighborhood institution since the 1920s, announced it is closing after 90 years in business. We live in a world where retail is largely an impersonal experience for shoppers. Discount chains and shopping malls have moved us away...

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