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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

April 16, 2015
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EBNHC Takes Part in Forum at State House

Last Wednesday officials from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) participated in a forum on state community health centers (CHC) in the Flag Room at the State House. EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes was one of the speakers during the forum and argued in his remarks that community health centers like EBNHC are ‘part...

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Excel Academy Finalizes Bremen Street Site Purchase

April 9, 2015
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Excel Academy has finalized its purchase of the former Paul’s Park and Fly site, the last of the park and fly companies that once dotted Bremen Street. Excel paid $2,957,916 for the land according to the published real estate transfer and will transform the site into a new middle/high school. Paul’s Park and Fly...

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Berninger,Buttiglieri Appointed to Community Advisory Board

April 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh appointed two East Boston residents and longtime community activists to serve on the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Both Mary Berninger and Karen Buttiglieri of Eastie will join Darryl Pomicter of Beacon Hill, David Manning of South Boston, Erica Mattison of Dorchester and Maura Zlody of Fenway on the...

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Neighbors Hear More about Loftel Project

April 2, 2015
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Neighbors Hear More about Loftel Project

Paul Roiff, a hotel developer and restauranteur known for several high-end projects in Boston, has had his sights set on a former industrial building on Orleans Street in East Boston for several months. Roiff, owner of such celebrated restaurants as Mistral and Mooo Steak House as well as the r enovation of the 1903...

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No Fooling, Street Cleaning Starts on April 1 in Boston

April 2, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are reminding residents that street sweeping in East Boston will begin today (April 1) and are urging residents to help the city begin to clean up the streets. With one of the worst winters on record, the melting snow in Eastie has unveiled lots of trash...

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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

March 25, 2015
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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

Marion Costigan is being hailed as an example of community pride-an example we should all follow in East Boston. Each day Costigan heads outside with a broom and trash bags and cleans in front of her Bennington Street home in Orient Heights. Costigan, a longtime community activists who helped fight Logan Airport expansion with...

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ZBA Approves Mixed-Use: Development in Jeffries Pt.

March 25, 2015
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With the support of the Mayor’s Office, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Councilor Salvatore LaMattina the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a mixed-use development in Jeffries Point. The project approved by the ZBA will reuse the now defunct Oscar’s Woodworking building at 47 Webster St.  and convert it into a a full service...

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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

March 18, 2015
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You Might Not Know His Name; But Everyone Knew His ‘Sinkers': William Scantlebury, Owner of Betty Ann’s, Dies at Age 65’

William J. Scantlebury, arguably the baker of the best donuts on the eastern seaboard, has died. Scantlebury, who continued a 75 year old family tradition as the owner of Betty Ann Food Shop on the corner of Bennington and Moore Streets, died Monday, March 9 at the Haborlight Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in South...

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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

March 18, 2015
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Airport Impacts Released:Study Shows That There Are No Significant Enviornmental Impacts

At a community meeting Monday night, Massport released the findings to an eight-year study that measured the environmental impacts of Logan Airport’s Centerfield Taxiway that was constructed in 2008. As part of its Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) commitment Massport completed the Centerfield Taxiway Air Quality Monitoring Study. The goal of the study was...

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Lanzilli’s Owners Looking at Major Rehab to Site

March 18, 2015
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The Patal family, owners of Lanzilli’s Groceria and Gas Station on Bennington Street in Orient Heights, are floating the idea of conducting a major rehab to the popular gas station store and adding a beer and wine license. At their first initial meeting on the plans before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Association, the Patals’...

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