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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

August 20, 2015
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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

The  August 3 partial building collapse at 173-175 Maverick Street has put a local developer and property manager under the microscope and on the radar of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher.  Christopher said he toured the building after the collapse and was not happy about the condition. “He has stabilized the...

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CDC Chosen as Developer of Meridian Street Branch Library

August 14, 2015
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) beat out three other proposals and was chosen as the designated developer of the former Meridian Street branch library by the  the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The announcement last week by DND set off a firestorm on social media with many residents frustrated over the city’s...

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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

August 14, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, representatives from Hilton Garden Inn, developer First Bristol Corp and construction company Consigli joined together to cut the ribbon on the first new hotel built in East Boston in 14 years. The hotel was erected on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway after Fall River based...

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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

August 14, 2015
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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

The proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. has gone under Boston Redevelopment (BRA) review. The review period will last until Monday, September 7 with public comment periods on the project due by that date. Comments can be sent to the the BRA at One City Hall, 9th Floor, Boston,...

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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

August 14, 2015
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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

A major water main break on Cottage Street in East Boston Monday night caused two sink holes to open up on the street, nearly swallowing one car whole. Crews responded at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 162-168 Cottage St. for a 10-inch water main break on the street. The water quickly flooded...

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City Preps Central Square for Redevelopment

August 14, 2015
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The City of Boston has begun the initial stages this week of prepping Central Square for the year-long redevelopment project that will transform the square. After years of waiting, the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood was finally been accepted in June. “We had a series of...

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Heavy Rains Take Toll on Water Quality at Constitution Beach

August 5, 2015
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East Boston’s only public beach has slipped a little on water quality from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer, Constitution Beach scored a 96 percent but has slipped to an 83 percent this year. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s...

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Petruccelli,Madaro Vote to Override Baker’s Vetoes on State Funding of Local Iniatatives

August 5, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro were able to override Governor Charlie Baker’s vetoes of several East Boston earmarks in the state’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget last week during a joint session of the House and Senate. Two weeks ago, Baker had signed a $38.1 billion budget but slashed $162 billion in spending...

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Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

August 5, 2015
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Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

Director of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department Chris Marchi envisions a Constitution Beach complete with a small boat house and kayaks that families can rent and paddle around the water’s edge. However, Marchi needs support from the community for an upcoming event at the neighborhood’s only public beach....

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Rep.Madaro Reflects on His First 100 Days

August 5, 2015
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State Representative Adrian Madaro recently marked his first 100 days in office as East Boston’s representative in the Massachusetts House. Madaro, who is the third youngest member of the House in Massachusetts, said that since being sworn in over three months ago, he has been busy with constituent services, the state budget process and...

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