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Future of Suffolk Downs Site

September 29, 2014
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With the 79-year-old historic thoroughbred race track poised to close at the end of the year there remains one big uncertainty–what will the former track be developed into. During the course of touting a casino way back before Eastie residents rejected the Host Community Referendum 55 percent to 45 percent, Suffolk Downs had to...

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Letter to the Editor

September 29, 2014
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Talking trash Dear Editor: This week I would like to talk some trash. First, I  have never seen the area around Day Square so clean until this summer when Bobby Diggins a friend of mine from South was assigned this area by public works. He deserves some credit for all work in keeping this...

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DOR Announces Tax Amnesty Program For Qualified Massachusetts Taxpayers

September 29, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)  announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The tax amnesty program was proposed by the Legislature and the language was included in the fiscal year 2015 budget signed by Governor Patrick in July. The amnesty program, which will...

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Obituaries 09-23-2014

September 29, 2014
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Joan Russo New England Telephone Retiree Joan G. (Connolly) Russo of East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 18. She was 81 years old. Joan was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the mid 1950s. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a telephone operator for New...

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MGC Gives Casino License to Wynn

September 20, 2014
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MGC Gives Casino License to Wynn

It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. The vote ended up 3-1 to give it to Wynn, mostly based on jobs numbers and economic development benefits. Those...

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Development at Suffolk Downs

September 20, 2014
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The long-awaited decision from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has come and Everett is the winner.  What seemed like an incredible long shot when Everett’s Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Steve Wynn was looking at a site in Everett back in December 2012 for a hotel-casino now is just a small step from reality....

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ZUMIX 5K Road Race is Set for this Weekend

September 20, 2014
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This weekend Zumix, East Boston’s popular music and arts for youth program, will hold its 4th Annual Run 2 the Beat 5K Road Race. At 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21 runners will take off from Piers Park at 108 Marginal Street and the flat and fast racecourse take the runners through Eastie’s incredible...

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Obituaries 09-17-2014

September 20, 2014
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Rita Tritto Boston Crossing Guard For More Than 25 Years Rita T. (Fabiano) Tritto of East Boston passed away on Sunday, September 14. She was 81 years old. She was a Crossing Guard for the City of Boston for over 25 years. The beloved wife of the late Anthony Tritto, she was the loving...

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EBNHC To Hold Forum On Keeping Heart Healthy

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...

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Sports 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Jets lose home opener, 30-0 The East Boston High football team kicked off the season with a disappointing home opening loss to Latin Academy last Friday evening.  The Dragons scored in the first quarter and had a commanding lead at 22-0 at halftime.  Neither team scored in the third.  A fourth quarter touchdown had...

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