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300 Saratoga Cafe Ribbon Cutting

February 21, 2018
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300 Saratoga Cafe Ribbon Cutting

300 Saratoga Cafe owners Robert Ciampi and new Executive Chef Willy Lopez (both center) cut the ribbon during a grand reopening of the restaurant on Saturday. The event marked the arrival of Chef Lopez who made a name for himself on the Boston culinary scene as the head chef of Il Panino in the...

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ISD’s New Housing Program Launches in East Boston

February 21, 2018
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ISD’s New Housing Program Launches in East Boston

Last year,  Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher made the rounds at East Boston community meetings to drum up support for a new pilot program his department was proposing. Christopher told residents that Eastie was picked as one of three neighborhoods to take part in the city’s Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot...

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Building Partially Collapses, Later Demolished in Maverick Square

February 21, 2018
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Building Partially Collapses, Later Demolished in Maverick Square

Longtime East Boston business owner and civic leader Grace Previte Magoon was sitting in her office in Maverick Square between Eddie C’s Bar and La Sultana Bakery Sunday when she heard an explosion. “It was a big boom,” said Magoon standing in Maverick Square Monday morning looking at her office. Magoon, longtime owner of...

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Just Like JWA:Congressman Capuano Urges FAA to Shift Flight Paths Over the Water at Logan

February 21, 2018
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Last week U.S. Congressman wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging them to take the same action at Logan International Airport in East Boston as the agency took recently in California. Earlier this year the FAA reached an agreement with two California cities–Laguna Beach and Newport Beach–about flight paths that commercial...

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Central Assembly of God Holds Memorial Mass for Slain Eastie Teen

February 21, 2018
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Duncan Ketter had the world in the palm of his hand. The 19-year-old East Boston resident had recently graduated from Madison Park High School, was enrolled in Franklin Institute of Technology and was working full time at Hertz in order to help his family back in Kenya. However, Ketter’s life tragically ended on Sunday,...

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East Boston CDC Receives Loan to Keep 111 Units of Affordable Housing

February 21, 2018
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Rising home costs and rents that have more than doubled in the past decade are making it harder and harder for East Boston residents to remain in the neighborhood. In one of the hottest real estate markets in the City of Boston, the East Boston Community Development Corporation is doing what it can to...

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East Boston Social Centers Celebrates 100 Years in the Community

February 21, 2018
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In 1918 the East Boston Social Centers was founded during the Settlement House movement. The Settlement House movement was a reformist social movement that tried to bridge the gap between the upper and middle class and poor immigrants living in urban areas. “The Social Centers was born during that era,” said EBSC’s Executive Director...

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Mayor Walsh Announces Opening of Successlink 2018, Summer Youth Employment Registration

February 21, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. The SuccessLink application will be available through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Teens can apply 24 hours a day on the BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment (YEE) Division website on youth.boston.gov....

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MBTA Youth Passes Now Available at Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ Admin Office

February 21, 2018
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Boston youth can now enroll in the MBTA Youth Pass Program at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Administrative Office,1483 Tremont Street, in Mission Hill. The Youth Pass Program is a partnership between the City of Boston and the MBTA to provide reduced transportation fares to eligible youth ages 12-25. The Youth Pass...

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Campfire and Community Skate

February 15, 2018
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Campfire and Community Skate

A father helps his two children master the art of roasting a marshmallow on an open campfire last Saturday during the YMCA and DCR’s annual campfire and free community skating event at the Porrazzo Rink in East Boston.

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