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Last Drop: Task Force Shuts Down Illegal Liquor Operation

September 28, 2011
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It’s a group that began in 2009 when Eagle Hill residents collaborated with the Boston Police and the City of Boston to address problem properties in the neighborhood. Now three years later East Boston’s Problem Property Task Force (PPTF) is as strong as ever and showing they mean business. Last week, as a result...

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FOL Members Tour Mattapan Branch with Design Team

September 28, 2011
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The Friends of the Library group charged with being a conduit between the community and developers of the new library in East Boston recently toured the newly built Mattapan branch library and saw things they liked and did not like. William Rawn Associates who will be charged with designing the new Eastie library is...

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A Business Model for Orient Heights

September 21, 2011
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A Business Model for Orient Heights

Chuma Gaviria has always had a passion for fashion and style. Growing up in Colombia, Gaviria studied hairdressing and fashion before taking what he learned to Europe for several years. “I lived in Barcelona, Spain doing fashion and styling before moving to the United States,” said Gaviria. Gaviria has taken his experiences in both...

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Design Process is Underway

September 21, 2011
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Design Process is Underway

The design process for the East Boston Greenway Extension is underway. As a preliminary step, a group of local residents who will serve as an advisory board assembled by the Mayor Thomas Menino toured the route envisioned by Massport and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. Currently the focus is on a 25-foot...

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Table Talk: Neighborhood Moves Ever Closer to Getting a Resort-style Casino

September 21, 2011
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It seems the possibility of a full-scale resort-style casino coming to East Boston is closer to reality than ever before. Last week the House passed its version of expanded gaming in the state with East Boston’s Representative Carlo Basile joining his colleagues voting in favor of the bill. “This bill has been a long...

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Residents Urged to Participate in the Renew Boston Program

September 21, 2011
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The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Kim Foltz was at Monday night’s Orients Heights Neighborhood Council meeting to urge East Boston participation in the city’s Renew Boston program. NOAH is one of 13 community-based organizations that has been tapped to spearhead the program in Eastie. “We hold free Energy Efficiency counseling in English and...

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It Takes a Neighborhood: Daycare Co-op Opens its Doors

September 16, 2011
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It Takes a Neighborhood: Daycare Co-op Opens its Doors

A new daycare that has been much anticipated by local parents opened in East Boston on Monday and will bring a whole new philosophy to caring and educating preschoolers in the neighborhood. Harbor City School (HCS) is the brainchild of a few local moms that began meeting every Friday at a 303 Cafe-sponsored ‘Mommy...

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Disconnect? Internet Report Says Red Line/Blue Line Project is in Jeopardy

September 16, 2011
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The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has posted a message on its blog alerting residents and activists that the long awaited Red Line/Blue Line Connector project may be in jeopardy. “The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (“MBTA”) spider-map has been praised and replicated in countries around the world, but it only takes one short look at...

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Liquor Store Employee Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

September 16, 2011
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The owner of Woody’s Liquors has again found himself in hot water with the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). Last month, an underage operative, under the direction of ABCC investigators, phoned in orders for alcohol to Woody’s Liquors in Revere. The driver for Woody’s was caught selling liquor to a minor by Revere Police...

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Education

September 7, 2011
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Education

Denise Torres (center) accepts a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, as family mem­bers and Berklee officials look on, during the renowned music school’s annual City Music Scholar­ship Concert. Torres graduated from East Boston High School earlier this year.

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