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East Boston Residents Asked to Complete Quality of Life Survey

April 9, 2014
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East Boston residents have a chance to improve their community by completing the East Boston Quality of Life Survey. Residents are urged to complete the survey to describe the most important health issues that affect East Boston residents today. All answers are anonymous. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EastBostonQualityofLife. The goal of the...

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Eastie Remembers

April 2, 2014
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Eastie Remembers

Father Wayne Belschner offers a prayer for Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Fire Lieutenant Ed Walsh during a candle light vigil last week in Central Square.

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LaMattina Presents Case for Host Community Status at Mass. Gaming Hearing

April 2, 2014
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LaMattina Presents Case for Host Community Status at Mass. Gaming Hearing

Last Tuesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels East Boston and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote again. “I have been dealing with this issue for over 6 years and have had many...

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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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