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Appreciation:Luigina ‘Gina’ Scalcione, Longtime Community Activist, Dies at 77

March 10, 2018
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Appreciation:Luigina ‘Gina’ Scalcione, Longtime Community Activist, Dies at 77

Luigina “Gina” Scalcione, who dedicated her life to the betterment of her beloved community through community activism, has died. Mrs. Scalcione, a legendary fighter for citizens’ rights that gave voice to numerous causes and countless disenfranchised residents, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, at Mass General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She...

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Community Rallies for Fire Victims

March 10, 2018
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Last Tuesday’s fire on Havre Street displaced twenty-one residents, injured a firefighter and caused more than $1.2 million in damages. While no one was seriously hurt in the four-alarm blaze, the victims of last week’s fire are in desperate need of assistance. On Saturday, owner of Maverick Market Cafe Dan Lyons held a special...

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Developer of Mount Carmel Church Property Files Letter of Intent with BPDA

March 10, 2018
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After two informational meetings with members of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) to get feedback and ideas from residents on what they’d like to see at the Mount Carmel Church Property, the developer has officially filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The filing will kick off...

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Four Family Pitched for the End of Moore Street

March 10, 2018
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At Monday night’s Harbor View Citizens Association’s March meeting Monday night, Attorney Jeff Drago pitched his client’s plans to develop a parcel of land that two longtime East Boston families own at the end of Moore Street. Both the White and Gaeta families own the three lots from 116 and 120 Moore Street and...

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First in a Series of Meetings Held on Coleridge Street Proposal

March 10, 2018
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The developer of a vacant lot on Coleridge Street appeared before the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) Monday night for the second time in what is sure to be a lengthy community process. Ryan Acone, who owns the 19,000 sq. ft. vacant lot at 181 Coleridge St., plans to develop 22 units of housing...

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Eagle Hill Civic Association Recap

March 10, 2018
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Last Wednesday the Eagle Hill Civic Association held its February meeting at East Boston High School. At the meeting several development projects were discussed, the Boston Police provided community updates and several announcements were made. First up, Officer Danny Simons and Sergeant Jimmy Martin briefed the community with District A-7 updates. Simons and Martin...

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Appreciation:James ‘Jim’ McGrane, Longtime East Boston Educator, Dies at 73

March 1, 2018
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Appreciation:James ‘Jim’ McGrane, Longtime East Boston Educator, Dies at 73

James “Jim” McGrane, a man who spent his career as a friend and mentor to hundreds of East Boston children over the years, has died. McGrane died suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 24 in Naples, FL . He was 73 years old. McGrane dedicated his life to educating children in Eastie for nearly five decades...

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Fire Rips Through Building on Havre Street Tuesday

March 1, 2018
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Fire Rips Through Building on Havre Street Tuesday

A large four-alarm fire broke out on Havre Street Tuesday and injured one firefighter, according to the Boston Fire Department. Boston Fire responded at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to the fire that broke out at 238 Havre St. On arrival, firefighters were met with heavy smoke and a second alarm was immediately ordered for...

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John Nucci Faces the Biggest Battle of His Life:Respected Former City Councilor in Need of a Kidney Transplant

March 1, 2018
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John Nucci Faces the Biggest Battle of His Life:Respected Former City Councilor in Need of a Kidney Transplant

Throughout his political career, whether it was running for Boston School Committee, City Council or Suffolk County Clerk Magistrate John Nucci has relied on the help of others to help him win. Now, Nucci needs the help of others more than ever to help him win the biggest battle of his life. In his...

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Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash Set for March 11

March 1, 2018
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Each year, hundreds of area residents brave the frigid waters at the M Street Beach in South Boston to help raise money for free activities at Constitution Beach in East Boston, as well as other state beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. This year’s 7th Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash will kick off on the Southie...

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