Editorials

Anthony Albano a True Eastie Great

October 13, 2014
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Anthony Albano was a special person, a wonderful man who touched so many lives in a positive way. There was a tremendous outpouring of affection for Anthony Albano this week as the people from East Boston joined with others across the city to recognize all the contributions he had made to our community and...

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Bremen Street Library

October 6, 2014
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Four years ago Carlo Basile stood in front of the Orient Heights Branch Library and took a stand. At that time, with two libraries ready to close in Eastie and no funding to construct another, Basile played political hardball against the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and city on behalf of East Boston....

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NOAH’s Youth Crew

October 6, 2014
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Kudos to NOAH’s youth crew and their director Chris Marchi for the very impressive rehab of the park and community garden on Border Street. The crew not only learned a valuable lesson about helping to shape and restore a community but again learned about how to do things environmentally friendly. The crew completed the...

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Using Zero Carbon to Make a Local Garden

October 6, 2014
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It may sound a little bit Amish but East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH)  Community Building and Environment Department’s youth crew led by Chris Marchi recently completed a ‘zero carbon’ rehabilitation of a garden and park on Border Street. The park, that connects Meridian Street to Border Street near the former Meridian Street...

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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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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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Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations

September 11, 2014
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Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action Group have advocated for a de-industrialization of heavy industry and freight forwarding operations on the Creek side of the highway which is the main thoroughfare...

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