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BPL meets with East Boston residents about closures, how they affect the neighborhood

March 31, 2010
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BPL meets with East Boston residents about closures, how they affect the neighborhood

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com At a meeting hosted by the Boston Public Library’s President Amy Ryan inside the Harborside Community Center Saturday, the discussion ranged from the inability of one strategically placed ‘new’ library in East Boston to serve the entire population to how the closing of one or both branch libraries will affect...

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LaMattina partners with NUBE to boost participation

March 31, 2010
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LaMattina partners with NUBE to boost participation

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Two weeks ago, Mayor Thomas Menino was in East Boston to encourage the immigrant community to take part, and pride for that matter, in this year’s census. However, elected officials and community leaders are concerned that East Boston is falling dangerously behind the rest of Boston and the country when...

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Cahill gets to work

March 31, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Treasurer Tim Cahill was right back where he feels most comfortable campaigning–here among the blue collared people of the North Shore. In his bid to capture the Massachusetts Governor’s seat, Cahill made campaign stops last week in East Boston, Lynn and Everett talking about his family’s working class roots in...

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Is there any way to clean up these dishes?

March 23, 2010
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Is there any way to clean up these dishes?

Last week while driving down Saratoga Street I noticed a Direct TV employee up on a ladder drilling a satellite dish onto the side of a home that already had four other dishes hanging off the side of the building. “Putting up another one?” I asked. “What’s it to you,” he said a little...

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Alleged drug syndicate shut down

March 23, 2010
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Several law enforcement agencies have broken up what they call a major drug ring operating in East Boston, Revere and Chelsea. Authorities have also arrested the ring’s leader and eight alleged co-conspirators in a Colombian drug syndicate that ran about a kilogram of cocaine each week through the three communities. Ferney Pereanez, aka Benito...

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Check up: EBNHC receives go-ahead from the BRA

March 23, 2010
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is one step closer to making its ambitious plan to construct a brand new state-of-the-art health facility in Maverick Square a reality. Last week the EBNHC and its project team received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval to raze an existing service station building on the proposed site between...

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Senator Petruccelli: Put casino legislation in the hands of voters

March 19, 2010
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Senator Petruccelli: Put casino legislation in the hands of voters

Citing its potential for job creation, infrastructure improvements and a solid way to shore up the state’s $250 million thoroughbred industry, Senator Anthony Petruccelli said he would support a plan to construct a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs Racetrack. However, in the end, said Petruccelli, the decision will be in the hands of East...

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Square roots Residents help give shape to Central Sq. project

March 19, 2010
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Square roots Residents help give shape to Central Sq. project

The second in a series of community input meeting regarding the redevelopment of Central Square took place last week at the East Boston Social Centers. Attendance at future meetings, said city officials, will be crucial to the design and success of the project. “After all this is going to be your square,” said City...

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Residents warned about potential Census scams

March 19, 2010
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Census officials are warning residents about potential census scams by identity theft criminals looking to obtain your personal information, like a social security number, illegally. Beginning this month the U.S. Census Bureau will send out a short questionnaire to every household in East Boston in an effort to collect important demographic data. As a...

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Body checks AIT units unveiled inside Terminal A

March 11, 2010
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Body checks AIT units unveiled inside Terminal A

Media outlets and bystanders waiting to board their flights inside Terminal A got a sneak peak of the new airport security technology unveiled at a press conference last Friday at Logan Airport. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Logan would be one of the first airports to receive advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased...

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