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Sal Lamattina Easily Re-elected to Council

November 6, 2013
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Sal Lamattina Easily Re-elected to Council

Incumbent Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily beat challenger and East Boston resident Brian Gannon Tuesday night. LaMattina received 5081 votes in Eastie to Gannon’s 2381 votes. District wide LaMattina received 10571 votes to Gannon’s 4045 votes and will serve a fourth term as Ward I City Councilor. On election night at his victory party...

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Voters Say No to Suffolk Casino

November 6, 2013
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On November 5, 1757 Frederick the Great, outnumbered two to one by France and the Holy Roman Empire, defeated the larger force at the Battle of Rossbach. Here in Eastie on November 5, 2013 a small group of concerned citizens and activists defeated the march larger and more well financed Suffolk Downs Racetrack on...

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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

October 30, 2013
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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

Construction crews were out working this week to prepare East Boston new library on Bremen Street for its grand opening that is set for this Saturday. On Saturday at 11 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino will join residents and elected officials to cut the ribbon on Eastie’s centrally located branch on the Bremen Street Park....

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Casino Concerns Aired Before BRA

October 30, 2013
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At a subdued Boston redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed plans to build a $1 billion resort-style casino last Wednesday in East Boston residents raised some concerns since Caesars Entertainment was dropped from the project two weeks ago. Suffolk Downs and the city are going forward with a referendum vote on Tuesday,...

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Casino Vote on Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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On Tuesday, November 5 East Boston voters will head to the polls and vote on one of the most decisive issues facing the neighborhood since Logan Airport expansion in the late 1960s. The difference this time around is that Eastie resident, and not some state authority, will decide the future of the neighborhood. At...

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Police Investigate Shooting on Falcon St.

October 30, 2013
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Boston Police from East Boston’s District A-7 station are still investigating an early evening shooting that took place last Tuesday and are looking for the public’s help. The circumstances of the shooting are unusual as the victim was found in a completely different part of the neighborhood from where he claims the shooting occurred....

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Caesars Bows out of Suffolk Casino Following Report from Gaming Comm.

October 25, 2013
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Caesars Bows out of Suffolk Casino Following Report from Gaming Comm.

The news over the weekend that Suffolk Downs asked Caesars Entertainment to withdraw as their casino operator shocked many residents in East Boston as they prepare to head to the polls to vote on the Host Community referendum on November 5. Both casino supporters and opponents spent the weekend digesting the information coming out...

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EBNHC Recognized by Children’s Hospital

October 25, 2013
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EBNHC Recognized by Children’s Hospital

Last week the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) was recognized by Boston Children’s Hospital for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens, and their families. As part of the recognition the Health Center received the 2013 William L. Boyan Award, which includes...

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Salesians Celebrate Partnership with Ninety-Nine

October 25, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club in East Boston celebrated its 15-year partnership with the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Revere. The celebration and fundraiser generated $1,200 for the Boys & Girls Club. The night also marked the anniversary of the restaurant’s Revere location. During the anniversary event, guests enjoyed a spirited game...

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Casino Campaigns Entering Final Weeks

October 25, 2013
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Both Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle and members of No Eastie Casino have been on the community meeting circuit ahead of the Host Community Agreement vote scheduled for November 5. While Suffolk Downs had a setback Friday after dropping Caesars as its casino operator, Tuttle has been briefing residents on the key aspects of...

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