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Massport’s Backpack Project helps Homeless Children get Ready for School

July 27, 2011
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Massport’s Backpack Project helps Homeless Children get Ready for School

There has long been a partnership between Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston and the Massachusetts Port Authority. For years, Massport has been a corporate partner in helping Crossroads fulfill its mission to help the homeless that stay at the shelter on Havre Street. Recently Massport has joined forces with Ropes and Gray LLP...

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City will Pay for New Facility if State Fails to Deliver the Funds

July 27, 2011
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City will Pay for New Facility if State Fails to Deliver the Funds

Despite being wait listed for state funding to build a new, state-of-the-art library on Bremen Street in East Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to go forward with the plan and said the city will foot the bill if state funding is not a reality.  The city applied for a grant of $8 million...

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Something is Boiling on Sumner Street

July 20, 2011
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Something is Boiling on Sumner Street

While most waterfront development in East Boston has sat idle since the housing market crashed three years ago, one developer is extending an olive branch to the community and making something happen on his waterfront parcel where nothing has happened for a while. Philip DeNormandie, of the DeNormandie Companies, which owns the Hodge Boiler...

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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate will Begin in September

July 20, 2011
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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Archdiocese Plans on Selling Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Church

July 20, 2011
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

July 13, 2011
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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

Leandra Terrero, an East Boston fifth grader and student at the Edison School in Brighton, will most likely attend college thanks to a new program based in Boston Public Schools to increase the number of students earning college degrees. This week, The Steppingstone Foundation launched the College Success Academy–a program that begins with a...

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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

July 13, 2011
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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

Dr. James Taylor, one of the most recognizable figures at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) for over four decades, has stepped down as the health center’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and will assume the role of CMO Emeritus/Senior Medical Advisor. Taylor handed over the reins of the health center’s CMO position to Dr....

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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

July 13, 2011
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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year might have been out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. Many children in Eastie depend on school breakfast and lunches...

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As Temperatures Rise, BPD Heats Up Its Efforts to Combat Crime

July 13, 2011
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Two East Boston residents were among 22 arrested during a citywide sweep by the Boston Police Department (BPD) aimed at reducing violence on the streets of Boston. Jamal Lawrence, 22, of East Boston was arrested for warrants for Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon while Benito A....

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Police Briefs 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Monday, July 4 No arrests. Tuesday, July 5 Paulo Rivera of 28 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Johnny Alberto Rodriguez a homeless male was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, July 6 Koshin Abullahi of 395 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and...

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