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MG2 Presents Updated Plans for Saratoga Street Parcel

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Representatives of real estate developer MG2 presented a second set of plans for a large Saratoga Street parcel at Monday night’s Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) meeting. MG2 plans to develop the 16,500 sq. ft. vacant lot at 656 Saratoga St. into market rate housing. Since the last time HVNA heard...

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Four Bids Come in for Condor Street Parcel

August 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Four development teams have submitted bids to the City of Boston in regards to the city-owned lot on Condor Street across from the Hess site. The city put out Request for Proposals (RFP) following an Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting in February. At the meeting the city listened to residents’ input...

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Passacantilli Releases Veterans Platform

August 9, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Veterans Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Our veterans have sacrificed much to defend the...

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National Night Out

August 9, 2017
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The annual National Night Out festivities once again were well-attended by residents of our community last week. National Night Out was created in 1984 and is held on the first Tuesday in August as a means of increasing awareness about police programs in their local communities. Although crime rates generally have been down across the country...

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Obituaries 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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Virginia Facada Of East Boston Virginia C. (Centeio) Facada of East Boston died, peacefully on August 5th in her 99th year. The beloved wife of 69 years to Manuel Facada, she was the devoted mother of John Facada and his wife, Alice Lippert of Virginia and Albert Facada and his wife, Roberta of East...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

By John Lynds Last week the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama Care. While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Senator John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...

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175 McClellan Highway Eyed for Large Development

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Gate Residential Properties, LLC and Bulgroup Colorado LLC. have filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)  to develop 175 McClellan Highway into a mixed use development. The 143,139 sq. ft. parcel currently houses Sterlingwear of Boston, a U.S. Navy peacoat manufacturing plant, Planet Fitness, the...

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Barnes School Senior Housing Celebrates Milestone

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Before the first tenant moved into the Barnes School Senior Housing Development ten years ago, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) Executive Director Al Caldareli had been trying for years to convert the abandoned former school and historic building into housing. “The process goes back 15-20 years,” said Caldareli. “The school...

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It’s All in the Name:Eastie Band, Wild Painting, Releases First CD

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds The first time you hear the alternative rock band Wild Painting play live you quickly realize this is a band that should be on the radio. The band, founded last year by four East Boston Zumix teens, Angelina Botticelli, Mario Duenas, Mario Jarjour and Juan Gutierrez, seamlessly blends indie/synth pop and...

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Discount Sox Tickets for Area Students

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, East Boston students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9...

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