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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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Zumix is a Finalist for White House Arts Award

October 12, 2011
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Zumix is a Finalist for White House Arts Award

The White House has announced that East Boston’s premier popular music and performing arts program has been named a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. Zumix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will be hosting “The House Party” at their facility on the corner...

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Lamattina Convenes Hearing on Trash Removal, Litter

October 12, 2011
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Lamattina Convenes Hearing on Trash  Removal, Litter

City Councilor Sal LaMattina said all options are on the table to deal with East Boston’s trash and litter problem following a hearing he co-chaired last week with Councilor Rob Consalvo. At the hearing LaMattina and Consalvo took testimony from Boston Public Works (BPW) staff and residents on what they thought could curb trash...

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Fuel Company Fined by the EPA

October 12, 2011
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The company that refuels planes at Logan International Airport accused of spilling hundreds of gallons of jet fuel into the water between the airport and East Boston by a group of New England clammers, has been fined up to $177,500 from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to demonstrate that they are able to...

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A Ringing Endorsement of Holy Redeemer Church

October 12, 2011
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This week, the congregation from one of East Boston’s oldest churches that was recently restored will take part in a citywide celebration to mark the raising of an historic bell, made by Paul Revere in 1801, to the Old South Meeting House clock tower. On October 12 at 2 p.m. Eastie’s Holy Redeemer Church...

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A Fields Day for the Bradley School

October 5, 2011
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A Fields Day for the Bradley School

Suffolk Downs Racetrack and the Fields Family Foundation, the charitable foundation founded by the track’s principal owner Richard Fields, have pledged $40,000 in a joint contribution to use the track’s equipment and labor from track employees to restore the play structure at the Bradley School on Beachview Road in East Boston that was damaged...

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Brown Tours Neighborhood as U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

October 5, 2011
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Brown Tours Neighborhood as U.S. Senate Race Heats Up

With the latest polls showing U.S. Senator Scott Brown in a virtual dead-heat against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, Brown in now getting local help from an unlikely ally. Last Wednesday, former Senate President Robert Travaglini, a staunch democrat who oversaw the passage of gay marriage and universal health care in the Commonwealth during his...

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Rental Car Project is Moving Forward

October 5, 2011
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in June to send a letter to state and federal officials urging them to force Massport to test the ultra-fine particulate matter that may spew from the proposed five-level, 2.8 million square foot, 9,000 parking space garage that will serve as Logan Airport’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility or...

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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

September 28, 2011
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Arson Blamed for Blaze at the Bradley School Playground

Authorities are seeking a single arsonist or group of arsonists that lit the brand-new playground at the Bradley School on Beachview Road on fire over the weekend. Boston Police and the Boston Fire Department investigated the cause of the fire and believe it was the result of arson. Now authorities are scouring the neighborhood...

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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

September 28, 2011
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Details Are Slow to Materialize in Brutal Attack on Webster St.

There is still a shroud of mystery surrounding the violent attack of an East Boston woman last Wednesday on Webster Street. The woman remains in serious condition at an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. People who knew the woman, whose name has not been released by investigators, have reported that there is a possibility...

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