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Free Kayaking Event

August 28, 2015
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Free Kayaking Event

East Boston residents enjoy a day of kayaking at Constitution Beach during the first ever free kayaking event at the beach. The organizers of the free kayaking event, which was only suppose to last 10 days, have decided to extend free kayaking at the beach until August 30.

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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

August 28, 2015
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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

D and Z Auto Repair, a community fixture for local residents since 1990, is closing its doors. Joseph Zirpolo and Bill DelloRusso, friends and owners of the neighborhood auto repair shop, have decided to retire after 25 years of operating their business located at 944 Saratoga St. “It’s been a fantastic 25 years,” said...

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BRA Pulls Snow Farm Proposal

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pulled the proposal to discuss turning the Condor Street Hess Site into the city’s snow farm during this upcoming winter from last week’s agenda following political pressure from Eastie’s elected officials. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina all vehemently opposed the plan to turn...

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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

August 28, 2015
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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

Zumix graduate and East Boston resident Starr Desmond was one of 13 young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the U.S. who were awarded four-year full tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center this month. Desmond, a talented vocalist and piano player who has attended...

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Eastie Pride

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride

Eastie Pride Day volunteers join City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Andrian Madaro in cutting the ceremonial cake.

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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

August 20, 2015
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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

Former Marblehead High School football star and senior class president Joel Katz (second from right) was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) and Tom Lyons Tire in Waltham. Pictured at the presentation ceremony are, from left, Dick Cole, executive director of NETSA, Winthrop resident Bob...

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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

August 20, 2015
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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

Catherine Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, has died. Leonard-McLean, who lived in West Roxbury and was formerly of Mission Hill, passed away on Sunday August 16 after a...

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Maverick Street Project Approved

August 20, 2015
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Maverick Street Project Approved

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 10 to 7 to approve the project at 202 Maverick Street. The project will now go to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for approval and will be subjected to Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 review due to the size and scope of the project. The developer of...

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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

August 20, 2015
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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

The  August 3 partial building collapse at 173-175 Maverick Street has put a local developer and property manager under the microscope and on the radar of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher.  Christopher said he toured the building after the collapse and was not happy about the condition. “He has stabilized the...

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Beach Art

August 14, 2015
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Beach Art

San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who has been working on beach art since 2004, joined resident Saturday at Constitution Beach to create a gigantic piece of geometric public sand art.

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