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Letter to the Editor: Supporting Joe Ruggiero

February 25, 2015
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Dear Sir or Madam, As our community moves toward the election of its next State Representative, we are fortunate to be presented with several talented and worthy candidates. One individual, however, has earned my support. That person is Joseph Ruggiero, III. It has been my pleasure to know Joe for over twenty years. He...

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Primary Countdown:Voters Go to Polls on Tuesday in Democratic Primary

February 25, 2015
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The five candidates for the Democratic nomination for the East Boston state representative seat are in the final week of their campaigns heading in to the primary election set for this Tuesday, March 3. Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio are contending for the seat previously held by Carlo...

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Hernandez Seeks State Representative Post

February 25, 2015
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Camilo Hernandez officially announces his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District.  The following is his statement: “It is a pleasure to announce my candidacy as State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District (East Boston). It is time that the voices of the residents are heard. It is time that our community...

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Judge Dismisses Caesars Lawsuit: Could Impact Several Pending Cases

February 25, 2015
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In October 2013, just weeks before East Boston voters headed to the polls to decide on whether or not to allow casino gaming at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Suffolk Downs ownership dropped their gaming partner Caesars Entertainment. The news was a public relations nightmare for Suffolk Downs less than three weeks ahead of the vote...

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State Representative Candidates Discuss Issues at JPNA Forum

February 18, 2015
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State Representative Candidates Discuss Issues at JPNA Forum

The six candidates for the state representative seat in East Boston participated in a candidates’ forum hosted by the Jefferies Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Monday night at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club. Democratic candidates Ed Deveau, Camilo Hernandez, Adrian Madaro, Joe Ruggiero, and Lou Scapicchio and Independent candidate Joanne Pomodoro each delivered biographical introductions...

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Central Square Redevelopment Bids Open on Feb.26

February 18, 2015
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The City of Boston held its pre-bid meeting for the Central Square Redevelopment Project last week and the bids will open on February 26, 2015. In April 2013, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials said the project would break ground in the fall of 2013 after telling the community bids had already been sent out....

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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

February 18, 2015
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EBNHC Appoints Dr.Fantes New CMO

After a nationwide search the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)  announced the appointment of Dr. Jackie S. Fantes, MD, FAAFP as the Health Center’s new Chief Medical Officer. “We put an extraordinary amount of care and time into filling this role,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “We’re thrilled to bring Dr. Fantes on...

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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

February 18, 2015
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Snow Days Move Last Day of School to June 30

Mayor Martin Walsh and  Superintendent McDonough announced that Boston Public Schools will hold school on Evacuation Day, March 17, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 30. Should additional snow days be required, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent John McDonough have stated that Bunker Hill Day, June 17 would be added to the school...

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Local Agencies Could Be Impacted, If Substance Abuse Cuts Implemented

February 12, 2015
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Over the past two years a string of drug related deaths rocked East Boston and drew attention to the current problem with opioid addiction and addiction to other substances. The House and Senate’s comprehensive substance abuse bill was signed into law by former Gov. Deval Patrick before he left office. In it are tools...

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Snow Dumped in Boston Harbor as Last Resort

February 12, 2015
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The Walsh Administration said Tuesday it would only dump snow in the Boston Harbor off the shores of the city as a last resort. “Two of Boston’s snow farms were melted last night and the City has the capacity to haul snow from the neighborhoods to both snow farms for the next 4-5 nights,”...

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