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Rise in break-ins linked to reluctance on the part of some residents to use banks

July 14, 2010
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Break-ins in East Boston are at a two year high according to Boston Police statistics and while the 129 break-ins so far this year is only slightly higher than last year its 63 more than all of 2008. Eastie is no different than the rest of the city where break-ins have jumped 11.5 percent...

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APAC’s summer jobs program receives a much-needed boost from the state and ARRA

July 14, 2010
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s SummerWorks program have become an oasis for at-risk teens, giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

July 8, 2010
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Latin Music star will close out city’s Tito Punte Series

An up and coming musician making waves in the world of Latin Music will be playing in East Boston to close out the city’s Sixth Annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series–a two month celebration of Latin music and rhythms across Boston. Gregorio Uribe and his 15-piece group, Gregorio Uribe y Su Orquesta, which harkens...

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Eastie man pleads not guilty to alleged OUI accident – Post-Pops crash injured State Trooper

July 8, 2010
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The East Boston man accused of driving drunk and running over a Massachusetts state trooper in Cambridge after the 4th of July concert and fireworks display on the Esplanade pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Cambridge District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, third offense; operating under the influence of liquor...

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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

June 29, 2010
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First sergeant – Remembering Horatio J. Homer

It was honor that was long overdue but an honor East Boston Police Officer Bob Anthony, the Boston Police Departments resident historian, is familiar with bestowing upon historic department figures. It was on the corner of Harve and Maverick Streets that Anthony found that the first Boston Police Officer killed in the line of...

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Two cents – Tonight’s your chance to voice your opinion on gaming

June 29, 2010
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There are two schools of thought on placing a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Supporters believe it will bring much needed jobs to the area while opponents feel expanded gaming will lead to an increase in social ills like gambling addiction and crime in the neighborhood. On Wednesday, June 30 (tonight)...

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Petruccelli’s referendum makes it into Senate bill

June 29, 2010
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After a spirited debate on the Senate floor last week, where he had to fight thirteen opposing views, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was able to get a local referendum amendment into the Senate’s version of the state’s casino bill by a vote of 25-13. The amendment would allow only East Boston residents, most impacted by...

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Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

June 22, 2010
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Bradley School unveils new, multidimensional outdoor space

The community had been talking about fixing up the aging schoolyard at Bradley Elementary School for close to two decades now but funding always seemed to fall short–until last year. Now, through the city’s Schoolyard initiative, the Bradley schoolyard has been transformed into a beautiful play and outdoor classroom area. Crumbling blacktop has been...

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Closure of Orient Heights branch is put on hold

June 22, 2010
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Following a special meeting by the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and threats from the state legislature to withhold BPL funding unless they kept libraries open, the trustees approved a recommendation to delay the planned closure of the Orient Heights Branch Library in East Boston. The recommendation to keep Orient Heights and three...

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A healthy start – Ground broken on new EBHNC development

June 17, 2010
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A healthy start – Ground broken on new EBHNC development

It’s a monumental project that will forever transform Maverick Square by investing federal stimulus funds to create a brand new health care facility in the area. On Monday, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) officials, joined by local elected officials and leaders of the health care industry, broke ground on what is sure to...

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