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Suffolk Downs COO Talks about Project

January 22, 2014
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Even though East Boston residents voted down the proposed resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in November, the issue is still fresh on a lot of residents’ minds here. Suffolk Downs has moved the proposal over to the Revere side of the property, cut a new Host Community Agreement with city officials there, and was...

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Friends Establish Fund Remembering Wally Bowe

January 15, 2014
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Friends Establish Fund Remembering Wally Bowe

On a bus trip back from a field trip to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club in East Boston a group of camp counselors thought it would be a treat if the bus stopped at McDonald’s so the kids could eat. Once they pulled into the famed fast food restaurant all the counselors and...

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Elected Officials Join Effort to Raise Trust for Garcia Kids

January 15, 2014
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East Boston’s elected officials are joining together to host a fundraiser for the children of the woman killed New Year’s Eve day on the Meridian Street Bridge. Representative Carlo Basile, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and City Councilor Sal LaMattina will be sponsoring a fundraiser to Help the Garcia Kids, in memory of Aura Garcia. The...

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It’s Official: Mayor Walsh

January 8, 2014
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It’s Official: Mayor Walsh

On Monday at Boston College before a crowd of supporters, political and faith leaders, dignitaries, and resident from all of the city’s neighborhoods, Mayor Martin J. Walsh took the oath of office from Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland as Boston’s 54th Mayor. In a ceremony that included performances by cello virtuoso Yo-Yo...

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Women Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

January 8, 2014
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Women Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

East Boston residents are rallying around the woman killed New Year’s Eve day during a tragic accident on the Meridian Street Bridge. Aura Garcia was crushed to death when she tried to make her way across the bridge on foot from Eastie to Chelsea. The bridge operator, Louis Alfieri Jr., was in the process...

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Eastie Named Neighborhood of the Year

January 8, 2014
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East Boston was named the Hub’s 2013 Neighborhood of the Year during the 3rd Annual Curbed Cup, an online competition that allows residents to vote for their favorite neighborhood. “East Boston romped to a win in the finals of the third annual Curbed Boston Cup, besting Jamaica Plain roughly three votes to one in...

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Man and Woman of the Year: Diane Modica Full of Energy to Improve Quality of Life Here

December 31, 2013
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Man and Woman of the Year: Diane Modica Full of Energy to Improve Quality of Life Here

Anyone who knows former Boston City Councilor and two-term East Boston Chamber of Commerce President Diane Modica knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving the quality of life in Eastie. For this reason Diane Modica is the East Boston Times 2013 Woman of the Year. This past year has...

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Local Police Officer Almost Wins Howie Carr’s Jaguar

December 31, 2013
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With Whitey Bulger safe behind bars until his days run out, the contract on his nemesis Howie Carr’s head is gone and its once again safe for the media personality to drive the streets of Boston without having to look over his shoulder or constantly change cars and routes home. So why would Carr...

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An Early Christmas Present: City Tax Rate Drops for Residential and Commercial Payers

December 24, 2013
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There’s some good news for East Boston homeowners this New Year. Last week the City of Boston released the property tax rates for Fiscal Year 2014 and is down for both residential and commercial properties. This could save Eastie homeowners around $70 per year. For FY 2014 tax rate for residential property is $12.58...

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LaMattina Supports Returning Liquor License Process to Boston

December 24, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 12 Councilors that voted in favor of At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s home rule petition to return the liquor license process to the City of Boston. The measure passed 12-1 with Councilor Bill Linehan casting the only dissenting vote. “I took this issue on two years ago...

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