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Loftel Project Approved by the Boston Zoning Board

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Following votes in favor of the East Boston Loftel project by both the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the project at its meeting last Tuesday. The $20 million projects plans...

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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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Rent control but worse  TO THE EDITOR, As someone who has rented for all my life, I understand the feelings behind those in or supporting a city ordinance calling for just cause evictions but I have to agree with attorney Jeff Turk who stated in the March 16 East Boston Times that the idea...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...

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Zumix Going Strong at 25

April 1, 2016
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Having a safe and positive environment for teenagers is as needed today as it was 25 years ago when Madeleine Steczynski and Bob Grove started ZUMIX from their living room to help local teenagers.  Over the years, ZUMIX has grown from a summer program with 25 teenagers to a full-time agency with more than...

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Obituaries 03-30-2016

April 1, 2016
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Mario Vincent Martino Of East Boston Mario Vincent Martino of East Boston passed away on March 23. He was 96 years old. The cherished son of the late Domenico and Raffiella (Caruso) Martino, he was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Figliolino) Martino of East Boston; loving father of Elaine Martino and Doreen Andrews and...

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Just Say No:Tanner Delivers his Message of Hope to EBCC Students

March 25, 2016
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Just Say No:Tanner Delivers his Message of Hope to EBCC Students

By Cary Shuman Michael Tanner knows first hand how substance abuse can derail a young person’s life. The 31-year-old East Boston resident is a recovering substance user who is trying to help students make the right choices. Tanner has been delivering his inspirational message to East Boston Central Catholic (EBCC) sixth, seventh, and eighth...

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EBNHC’s Ernani DeAraujo Receives Emerging Leader Award

March 25, 2016
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EBNHC’s Ernani DeAraujo Receives Emerging Leader Award

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center General Counsel and Compliance Manager Ernani DeAraujo was named an Emerging Leader by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, which is part of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University “I’m honored to have been selected as a Geiger...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Battle Heats Up

March 25, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Battle Heats Up

By John Lynds The developer of the Hilton Garden Inn on McClellan Highway, First Bristol Vice President James Karam said he could not recall agreeing to the Impact Advisory Board’s request to not place any large signage on the property. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting regarding Logan Communications proposal to...

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EBSB to Change the Concept of ‘Mobile’ Banking

March 25, 2016
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By John Lynds On a cold winter morning East Boston Savings CEO Richard Gavegnano was sitting in traffic in New York City and witnessed something amazing and had an epiphany. “There I was in New York for a meeting,” said Gavegnano. “I was stuck in traffic and I looked out the window, it had...

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After a Two Year Closure,Government Center MBTA Station Reopens

March 25, 2016
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After a Two Year Closure,Government Center MBTA Station Reopens

By John Lynds On Monday City Councilor Sal LaMattina headed over from City Hall where he could see from his office window the construction of the Government Center MBTA station progress over the past two years. “This has been hard for my constituents in East Boston,” said LaMattina. “So many people rely on the...

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