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Ethanol Trains Stopped by Bill

August 15, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes East Boston. Instead, the bill orders that further studies be made of the efficacy of transporting 1.7 million gallons...

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Hundreds Attend Meeting on Casino Proposal

July 4, 2012
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The function room at the Orient Heights Yacht Club was packed to capacity for an open meeting with the city’s Host Community Advisory Committee which held the meeting to get out into the open the committee’s goals and authorities with regard to a possible casino being located at Suffolk Downs race track. About 200...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Home away from home – Gov. Patrick has been a frequent visitor to East Boston

April 30, 2010
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Home away from home – Gov. Patrick has been a frequent visitor to East Boston

Governor Deval Patrick came to the East Boston neighborhood again last Friday, his fifth visit here in the past three months. He came for lunch at the 303 Café on Sumner Street and for a walk through Jeffries Point into the sparkling new Maverick Square, where he met with voters coming and going on...

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LNG tanker arrives without incident

February 25, 2010
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LNG tanker arrives without incident

The Maran Gas Coronis, the LNG tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from Yemen to New England came into Boston Harbor skirting East Boston, Charlestown and Chelsea on the low tide without incident early Tuesday morning before docking at the Distrigas Terminal in Everett. Despite protests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and...

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