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Snowwhere to Park

February 2, 2011
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Snowwhere to Park

john@eastietimes.com With each passing storm it’s getting harder and harder to park in East Boston for residents living on streets that are subjected to the city’s parking ban during snowstorms. People along major arteries like Bennington, Chelsea and Meridian Streets usually don’t cringe when Mayor Thomas Menino declares a snow emergency. For many residents...

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Hanging in the Balance

February 2, 2011
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Hanging in the Balance

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There’s an effort underway by the Friends of the Library group in East Boston to make sure the historic paintings that currently hangs in the Meridian Street branch of the Boston Public Library remain in the community and have ample space to be displayed once the new library is constructed on...

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APAC kicks off Earned Income Tax Credit Program

February 2, 2011
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APAC kicks off Earned  Income Tax Credit Program

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2010 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,...

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Finding More Room for More Snow

February 2, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com As we are besieged with yet another major snow storm, the City of Boston’s snow crews made their best efforts toremove as much snow that had piled up on East Boston’s street corners and sidewalks. Beginning Friday and working through the weekend into Monday night, crews used front loaders to...

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Charter School Outlines Plans to Occupy Old Star of the Sea School

January 26, 2011
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Charter School Outlines Plans to Occupy Old Star of the Sea School

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The Boston Redevelopment Authority and architects for Excel Academy Charter School pitched plans last week to turn the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School into Excel’s new home. Rumors have been floating around for the better part of a year that Excel was in negotiations with the Boston...

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Central Square Meeting Focuses on Traffic and Parking Concerns

January 26, 2011
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Central Square Meeting Focuses on Traffic and Parking Concerns

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The fourth in a series of community input meetings regarding the redevelopment of Central Square took place last week at the East Boston Social Centers. While previous meetings were brainstorming session of sorts with at least 50 people giving their impressions of what is good and bad about the square as...

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Top Dollar

January 26, 2011
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Top Dollar

Petruccelli named chair of financial services committee By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston Senator Anthony Petruccelli was appointed chairman of the second most important committee in theMassachusetts Senate aside from Ways and Means late last week. Petruccelli will serve as Chairman for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Petruccelli’s appointment was made by Senate...

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Project Bread Applauds Changes to Meal Guidelines

January 26, 2011
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Project Bread Applauds Changes to Meal Guidelines

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s changes to the guidelines for school meals served in the U.S. reconfirmed what EastBoston based Project Bread has been saying all along through pilot programs in Boston schools–including the Mario Umana Middle School Academy in East Boston–that kids need more healthy options. So when Secretary Vilsack...

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Savio Prep Developers Detail Their Vision for the Property

January 26, 2011
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The developers, who have proposed to buy and redevelop the former Savio High School on Byron Street in East Boston held a meeting Monday night at the Orient Heights Neighborhood council to brief residents on the proposed plans. The Coliseum Investment Group, who was responsible for the condo development at...

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Bright Beginning

January 19, 2011
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Bright Beginning

Menino delivers a positive message in State of the City address -By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com If you expected to hear some sobering news from Mayor Thomas Menino during his annual State of the City address last week there was none, only positive reflections of a city that is moving forward in a tough economic...

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