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Men of letters – Santiago and Coard will be honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner

October 22, 2009
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Men of letters – Santiago and Coard will be honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner

Geronimo Santiago, a fixture around the East Boston APAC office will be among those honored at the 35th Annual Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Awards Dinner on Friday, October 30 at the Marriot Boston Copley Place in Boston. Both APAC’s Geronimo Santiago and ABCD President Bob Coard will be celebrated for their...

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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

October 22, 2009
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Residents concerned that state officials might be considering alternative options

On Monday, October 26 the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) will hold a public meeting for the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that will be the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at...

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System malfunction

October 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Free Press Somewhere, nowhere near here, a computer glitch occurred a few weeks ago. It was a small mistake by worldwide standards. But, it was a small mistake that – along with some cruel fate – set in motion a set of circumstances that no one could seemingly stop....

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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

October 14, 2009
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We’re still waiting …. New runway has done little to ease delays

Hindsight is always 20/20. And when it comes to East Boston residents and Massport, the future usually comes out the way that the residents predicted. Ten years ago, residents said that if Massport was allowed to lift a 27-year old injunction and build Runway 14/32 at Logan International Airport, the airport’s historic delay problem...

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Jets improve to 4-1 with a convincing victory over West Roxbury, 43-8

October 14, 2009
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The East Boston High Schools Jets football team has improved to 4-1 with another stella display of offensive prowess against West Roxbury. The Jets beat the Raiders 43-8 last Friday. The Jets took off in the very first quarter scoring 21 unanswered points. Mike Lockley caught a 27 pass from Troy Williams for a...

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Governor announces significant changes to WIC program

October 14, 2009
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Hundreds of local families benefit from the program and while its helped keep food on the tables and children fed something needed to be changed. The foods provided by Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program have not changed significantly since its inception in 1974, despite new dietary recommendations to eat less fat, more...

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Jazz at 303 Cafe? Sounds like a great idea

October 14, 2009
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I headed down to 303 Café Saturday to meet a friend and to listen to some jazz. While there, I had a beer with an acquaintance and ended up meeting a newcomer to East Boston. That’s the scene now a days at this popular neighborhood eatery. 303 has cultivated a vibe that is comfortable...

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City Year makes Umana’s day

October 7, 2009
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City Year makes Umana’s day

His family’s enduring legacy was rooted here in East Boston so it was fitting that the young volunteers from City Year dedicated their upcoming year of service to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and kicked off their opening day beautifying the Mario Umana Middle School Academy. The City Year volunteers spent last Friday...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs resident about bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Although there were some concerns over traffic and rerouting of traffic during bridge construction, Vitagliano...

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Poison control – Free de-leading training available in East Boston

October 7, 2009
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Most of the triple-deckers that line numerous East Boston Streets were built well before 1950, especially those in Eagle Hill. In these homes and the neighborhoods Victorians have layers and layers of old lead-based paint that covers woodwork, staircases and windowsills. When homeowners or investors begin renovating these houses or when landlords allow buildings...

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