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Room to grow – Massport will add plots to the Bremen Street garden

October 6, 2010
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Room to grow – Massport will add plots to the Bremen Street garden

Throughout the summer and fall the Bremen Street Park’s community garden is always blossoming with ripe tomatoes, vegetables, fresh herbs and flowers. All season long residents meticulously tend to their plots but chosen by a random lottery the plots are few and far between. Until now. This week Massport, who secures and maintains the...

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BRA expands green project – Project encourages Triple Decker owners to go green

October 6, 2010
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In the Northeast, specifically Boston and neighborhoods like East Boston, South Boston and Dorchester the phenomenon of triple decker construction in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s served to house the large immigrant families that were moving here from Ireland and Italy. However, many of these properties, which line almost every street from Eagle...

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Finding (and saving) Nemo

September 30, 2010
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Finding (and saving) Nemo

I think we can all agree that East Boston is not short of weird stories but this one takes the cake. A massive effort was recently undertaken to save an animal off the shores of Eastie. No it wasn’t a harbor seal, or a beached dolphin or a small whale tangled in a fishing...

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Belle Isle Bridge slated for much-needed repairs

September 30, 2010
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Belle Isle Bridge slated for much-needed repairs

Fourteen years ago when Jim Costin bought Belle Isle Seafood on the East Boston side of the Belle Isle/Winthrop Bridge he was nervous. “There were rumblings and talk about re-doing the bridge back then but nothing ever happened,” said Costin. Now, the project to make much-needed improvements to sure up the structural integrity of...

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Shhhhhh! – Library meeting is long on talk, short on news

September 30, 2010
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Shhhhhh! – Library meeting is long on talk, short on news

Residents went to the Meridian Street Branch of the Boston Public Library expecting to hear a major announcement about the future of the library branches in East Boston and the construction of brand new state-of-the-art facility. However, they were met with tight-lipped officials. While the East Boston Times reported last week that a site...

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Lynn man sentenced to 15 years for shooting spree outside an East Boston restaurant

September 30, 2010
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The Lynn man who went on a shooting rampage on Thanksgiving morning back in 2008 outside an East Boston restaurant was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison this week. The shooting seriously injuring three people and left one with permanent brain damage. Ramon Altagracia, 31, who was living as Holvin Cruz, at...

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Baker packs ’em in at Ecco

September 22, 2010
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Baker packs ’em in at Ecco

If you asked the 100 or so East Bostonians that packed Ecco Restaurant on Monday night to catch a glimpse of Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker who was going to win the Massachusetts Governorship, the answer unequivocally would be Baker. It’s hard to imagine, with the local political backing from some and the support of...

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Abandoned baby found, unharmed, on Saratoga St.

September 22, 2010
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Abandoned baby found, unharmed, on Saratoga St.

Less than a hundred yards from where a infant baby boy was abandoned in an alley on Saratoga Street early Monday morning, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Representative Carlo Basile and members of Baby Safe Haven held a press conference to bring awareness to safe haven drop off stations for newborns throughout the city. “Today...

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ISD cracks down on code violations

September 22, 2010
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ISD cracks down on code violations

On Monday, outside an abandoned property on Webster Street, Inspectors from the City of Boston, Fire Marshals and a special unit from the Boston Police examined the outside of the dilapidated home. Immediately they noticed the home was not properly sealed, had open widows but it did have a sign with a big red...

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Site and architect chosen for neighborhood’s state-of-the-art facility

September 22, 2010
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City of Boston officials said that they would soon announce major developments concerning the construction of brand new, state-of-the-art library in East Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino hinted at the development at a recent fundraiser for City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the Mayor’s local liaison, Ernani DeAraujo, confirmed that a site has been picked and...

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