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June 4, 2015
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EBCC Installation Dinner East Boston Chamber of Commerce 2015 Installation Dinner & Director Swearing in Ceremony! WHEN: Thursday June 18,2015 6:00PM – 10:00PM WHERE: Spinelli’s Banquet Hall 282 Bennington Street East Boston SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES – see details below! DINNER COST: Per Person: $35.00 Table of 10 seats: $350.00 OFFICERS: President Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising...

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Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...

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Making a Vision a Reality

May 28, 2015
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Dear Fellow Boston Residents: Last week, I announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors who care and...

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Letter to the Editor

May 28, 2015
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Good will and positive future The Clippership Wharf development will serve as a catalyst for fostering community-focused development on the East Boston waterfront. As a board member at HarborArts, I have had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Lend Lease, the developer of the project. HarborArts has been a part of the East...

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Financial Literacy is Not All That Scary

May 14, 2015
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For too many people, personal financial maintenance is something it shouldn’t be: It’s scary.  According to a 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, just 40 percent of American adults said they kept track of their personal finances. Even more telling: nearly three in four adults admitted they...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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Thank You to All the Volunteers Who Made East Boston Shines a Success On behalf of East Boston Main Streets, thank you to all the volunteers who made East Boston Shines a success on Saturday, May 9th.  Over 110 volunteers met up at 10:00am at Maverick Square to kick of the 13th annual East...

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EBLL Is Serving the Needs Of Our Community

May 14, 2015
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We remember the days when there were three Little League organizations in East Boston and our teams participated in District 10 with Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, and East Boston. One of the greatest players in East Boston was none other than Tony Conigliaro, the former Red Sox star for whom the Little League field at...

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