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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

October 14, 2009
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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

Hindsight is always 20/20. And when it comes to East Boston residents and Massport, the future usually comes out the way that the residents predicted. Ten years ago, residents said that if Massport was allowed to lift a 27-year old injunction and build Runway 14/32 at Logan International Airport, the airport’s historic delay problem...

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Governor announces significant changes to WIC program

October 14, 2009
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Hundreds of local families benefit from the program and while its helped keep food on the tables and children fed something needed to be changed. The foods provided by Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program have not changed significantly since its inception in 1974, despite new dietary recommendations to eat less fat, more...

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Jazz at 303 Cafe? Sounds like a great idea

October 14, 2009
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I headed down to 303 Café Saturday to meet a friend and to listen to some jazz. While there, I had a beer with an acquaintance and ended up meeting a newcomer to East Boston. That’s the scene now a days at this popular neighborhood eatery. 303 has cultivated a vibe that is comfortable...

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City Year makes Umana’s day

October 7, 2009
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City Year makes Umana’s day

His family’s enduring legacy was rooted here in East Boston so it was fitting that the young volunteers from City Year dedicated their upcoming year of service to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and kicked off their opening day beautifying the Mario Umana Middle School Academy. The City Year volunteers spent last Friday...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Although there were some concerns over traffic and rerouting of traffic during bridge construction, Vitagliano...

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Poison control – Free de-leading training available in East Boston

October 7, 2009
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Most of the triple-deckers that line numerous East Boston Streets were built well before 1950, especially those in Eagle Hill. In these homes and the neighborhoods Victorians have layers and layers of old lead-based paint that covers woodwork, staircases and windowsills. When homeowners or investors begin renovating these houses or when landlords allow buildings...

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This idea sounds like a winner – East Boston resident in the running for Forbes Magazine business award

October 3, 2009
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This idea sounds like a winner – East Boston resident in the running for Forbes Magazine business award

East Boston’s Rob Pyles could very well be sitting on a million dollar idea but in the meantime he’d settle for $100,000. Pyles is the founder of Audissey Guides, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smart phones. You just download the tour for free from the Audissey website, and walk...

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Menino will square off against Flaherty in general election

October 3, 2009
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Menino will square off against Flaherty in general election

If you were a betting man, your money was most likely on the incumbent 16-year Mayor of Boston during last weeks city election. Mayor Thomas Menino easily edged out two of the three challengers, At-Large City Councilor Sam Yoon and South End Developer Kevin McCrea, and garnered more votes than the three combined. Menino...

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Meet Boston’s newest cycling enthusiast (you’ve heard of him)

October 3, 2009
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Meet Boston’s newest cycling enthusiast (you’ve heard of him)

He’s an avid bicycler who wakes up at 5 a.m. and rides his bike around his Hyde Park neighborhood for 45 minutes. I’m sure you’ve heard the stories but incase you missed it our mayor’s daily exercise regiment includes biking–and he wants us to join him. Since taking up the sport, Mayor Thomas Menino...

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Coming attractions – Zumix gives a tour of its new location at the former Engine 40 Firehouse

September 24, 2009
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Coming attractions – Zumix gives a tour of its new location at the former Engine 40 Firehouse

Zumix, East Boston’s popular music education program, took the opportunity Saturday to hold a community open house and show off its new digs at the corner of Sumner and Orleans streets. Currently more than three-quarters through construction, the Engine 40 Firehouse is expected to open by the end of this year. Zumix, the neighborhood...

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