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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

February 12, 2015
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Early Morning Snow Removal, A Rude Awakening for Residents

East Bostonians patience with snow removal hit an all time high in the early morning hours of last Thursday when the City of Boston conducted a 1 a.m. snow removal operation along Bennington Street. While residents along Eastie’s main thoroughfares subjected to parking bans during snow emergencies complained since the first major storm that...

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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

February 9, 2015
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How Many times Do We Need to Shovel?

Digging out–yet again. An East Boston resident tries his best to remove snow Monday after a significant storm that dumped another foot of snow on the Hub. This was the second major storm in less than a week to blanket Boston with snow–leaving residents to dream of an early spring.

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Shared Economy, AirBNB, Pits Innovation Versus Regulation in Neighborhoods

February 9, 2015
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Eastie’s Charlie Livingston was going about a normal workday last fall when he suddenly got a shocking call from his neighbor. “There’s some guys in your backyard with suitcases looking around and speaking what I think is German,” the neighbor told him. “It was about 2:35 p.m. and my neighbor called and he’s telling...

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Suffolk Downs Possible Site for 2024 Olympic Stadium

February 9, 2015
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To many living in East Boston, Suffolk Downs Racetrack’s 160 plus acres of land was a logical place to build a temporary Olympic Stadium. That idea was confirmed by Boston 2024 organizers last week when Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell said at a press conference that his group would look at “Suffolk Downs if...

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LaMattina Gets Key Committee Assignments

February 9, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I am honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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Report Issued on BRA

February 9, 2015
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There were some that predicted a new mayor of Boston would attempt to dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority and strip Boston’s planning and economic development agency of its far reaching power in Boston. After assuming office last year, one of Mayor Martin Walsh’s top priorities was a reorganization of the BRA and launched an...

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Patriots Super Send-off

January 30, 2015
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Patriots Super Send-off

Players from the East Boston and Winthrop High School football teams line up to help send-off the New England Patriots on Monday at Logan International Airport. Following a rally on City Hall Plaza the Pats traveled to Logan to depart for Arizona where they will take on the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in Super Bowl...

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The Blizzard of 2015

January 30, 2015
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The Blizzard of 2015

East Boston residents begin digging out along Bennington Street Tuesday after the historic blizzard dumped 24.4 inches of snow in Boston from Monday night through Tuesday evening. Winter Storm Juno shut down roads, the MBTA and grounded flights at Logan Airport.

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City to Foot Repair Bill on Wall Near ‘Rockies’

January 30, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) recently announced that the city has agreed to fund the repair of the crumbling wall behind the Samuel Adams Elementary School that abuts the open space known locally as the ‘Rockies’. For years the wall has been in dire need of repairs and residents in the area have...

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