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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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A Right Fit for the Eastie Court: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Newest Chief Justice

April 30, 2014
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A Right Fit for the Eastie Court: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Newest Chief Justice

When looking for his replacement as First Chief Justice of the East Boston Municipal Court, Chief Justice Robert Ronquillo said he wanted someone with care and compassion that would take the court here to the next level. Ronquillo said he found these qualities in the Honorable John E. McDonald Jr. Judge McDonald was sworn...

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November Showdown: Myers Looking to Take on Basile for Rep. Seat

April 30, 2014
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November Showdown: Myers Looking to Take on Basile for Rep. Seat

Celeste Myers, co-founder of the group that helped sway voters in East Boston to vote ‘no’ on the casino question here, has pulled papers to take on incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile during the November 2014 state election. Running as an un-enrolled candidate, Myers, who founded No East Casino, the grassroots group that opposed...

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East Boston Is Hot Market for People Seeking Real Estate

April 30, 2014
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This week realtors John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia compiled their list of the hottest towns in the state. East Boston not only ranked number 13 on the list but also was considered the hottest town in all of Boston. While Raynham took the top spot on McGeough and Lamacchia’s 2014 list, Eastie ranked just...

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