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Second man convicted in multi-state ID scam

February 11, 2010
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A Texas man has been convicted in federal court last week of helping a convicted East Boston man steal credit cards from health club locker rooms and take more than $400,000 in cash advances at horse race tracks in at least 10 states. Dennis Savarese, of Texas, was convicted of conspiracy, aggravated identity theft...

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A casual and telling get-together with Governor Deval Patrick

February 3, 2010
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A casual and telling get-together with Governor Deval Patrick

Planned for 11,000 inhabitants, the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side of Chicago housed over 27,000 residents at its peak and of those residents 95 percent of the housing development’s inhabitants were unemployed and listed as public assistance as their only income source, and 40 percent of the households were single-parent, female-headed households...

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Wally Bowe: Friend and mentor

February 3, 2010
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Wally Bowe: Friend and mentor

On a bus trip back from a field trip to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club in East Boston a group of camp councilors thought it would be a treat if the bus stopped at McDonald’s to eat. Once they pulled into the famed fast food restaurant all the counselors and kids jumped off...

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APAC kicks off annual Earned Income Tax Credit program

February 3, 2010
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Most people don’t want to think about it, but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2009 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. East Boston APAC, in partnership with the City of Boston, has kicked off its...

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Second slice – Santarpio’s will open another location in Peabody Family hopes to open new restaurant in May at old Bennigan’s site

January 28, 2010
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Second slice – Santarpio’s will open another location in Peabody Family hopes to open new restaurant in May at old Bennigan’s site

While some things at Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston have changed–the duct taped seat cushions have been replaced with wood benches, gone are the gerber baby food cheese shakers and the wine that was once in a box is now served from a bottle–there is one thing that will never change and that’s the...

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EPA unveils new de-icing regulations; controversy looms

January 27, 2010
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EPA unveils new de-icing regulations; controversy looms

New guidelines proposed by the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding how planes are deiced at the nation’s major airports and how de-icing fluid is collected and treated is shaping up to be the next fight between Massport and environmental activists in East Boston. Under the EPA’s proposed regulations, Logan and five other of...

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City steps up intervention and prevention efforts in neighborhood

January 27, 2010
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He was home, recovering from knee surgery when the news came that one of his aids, a local wonder boy known for getting the job done here in East Boston for the mayor, was busted for drugs. Mayor Thomas Menino wept. It’s been over a month since John Forbes was arrested by federal authorities...

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City receives $13m to help homeowners

January 22, 2010
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City receives $13m to help homeowners

Tenants, and not homeowners, in East Boston are some of the biggest victims of the recent mortgage and foreclosure crisis that began last year. With a large percentage of local foreclosed homes being the traditional triple-deckers that make up the neighborhood, many tenants are forced to vacate the property once the landlord has allowed...

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Shared experience

January 22, 2010
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Shared experience

They stood in front of two senior classes at East Boston High School (EBHA) last Wednesday to have a town hall-style discussion about Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the famed civil rights leader’s birthday. One is Governor of the Commonwealth, the other a successful educator and headmaster of the school. Both are...

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Scale it down, pump it up – State’s recovery plan will boost Maverick Street project

January 22, 2010
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A slightly scaled down version of the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) affordable rental project at 170 Maverick Street has gotten a boost from the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan. Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray were in New Bedford to announce that the state will invest $153.9 million in resources...

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