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Community Speaks out about Future BPS Supt.

April 2, 2014
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Last Wednesday night at East Boston High School Boston Public School parents and students joined BPS officials for a public hearing to get feedback from families on what qualities and priorities the new BPS superintendent should possess. On February 6, Mayor Walsh and the BPS Committee announced the formation of a Superintendent Search Committee to spearhead...

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Wally Bowe Fundraiser Scheduled for April 11

April 2, 2014
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On Friday, April 11 at the Beachmont VFW the first fundraiser for the Wally Bowe Fund, a fund set up in memory of the longtime Salesians Boys and Girls Club mentor will take place. Those of who knew Bowe best have created fund – not only to keep his memory alive, but also to...

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A Neighborhood Institution, Al’s Shoe Store to Close

March 28, 2014
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A Neighborhood Institution, Al’s Shoe Store to Close

It’s an end of an era in East Boston as Al’s Shoe Store in Central Square, a neighborhood institution since the 1920s, announced it is closing after 90 years in business. We live in a world where retail is largely an impersonal experience for shoppers. Discount chains and shopping malls have moved us away...

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EBYBL Celebrates 40 Years in the Community

March 28, 2014
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EBYBL Celebrates 40 Years in the Community

On Saturday City Councilor Sal LaMattina joined one of the founders, coaches and players of the East Boston Youth Basketball League program to celebrate the program’s 40th anniversary. Started in 1973 by the late Marty Pino with the help of John Forbes, Michael Gaeta and other community members, the program has helped keep Eastie...

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Health Center President Jack Cradock Honored in Washington Dc

March 28, 2014
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Health Center President Jack Cradock Honored in Washington Dc

President of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) Jack Cradock was honored this week in Washington DC by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for leadership and meritorious service in the Community Health Center Movement. Cradock was presented with the Cornell Scott Excellence in Leadership Award, one of the NACHC legacy...

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Orient Heights Public Housing Development to Be Overhauled

March 18, 2014
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Orient Heights Public Housing Development to Be Overhauled

The Boston Housing Authority Administrator Kate Bennett was at Monday night’s Orient heights Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on plans to completely rehab the Orient Heights Public Housing Development (OHPHD). At the meeting Bennett explained that the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) picked Orient Heights as one of 12 public...

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Zumix Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

March 18, 2014
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Zumix Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Zumix, East Boston popular music and performing arts program, got into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a special performance by Celtic recording artist Ashley Davis. The album release party featuring songs from Davis’s new CD, Night Travels was last Thursday at the Zumix Firehouse. The performance included Cormac DeBarra on harp, Duncan Wickel...

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East Boston Youth to Help Mayor Walsh with City Budget

March 18, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh will be reaching out to East Boston youth to ask them how they would like to see a portion of the city’s budget spent. On Wednesday (today) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Community Center, the Mayor and his budget team will sit down with Eastie youth...

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Starting to Look like Spring

March 12, 2014
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Starting to Look like Spring

East Boston residents were treated to a beautiful sunset last week over Constitution Beach. This shot was taken from Bayswater Street near the Orient heights Yacht Club.

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Community Saddened by Passing of Deb Jackson

March 12, 2014
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Community Saddened by Passing of Deb Jackson

Deborah Jackson, the President and COO of East Boston Savings Bank since 2009 who became a fixture in East Boston as a member of several community organizations, has died. Jackson died in Andover after a brief illness. She was 57 years old. All of us at East Boston Savings Bank, our board members, senior...

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