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Amy Lima to Leave Post at APAC

August 26, 2014
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Amy Lima to Leave Post at APAC

While John White has been the unofficial face behind East Boston APAC since the 1970s, one of the neighborhood’s most vital social service programs, Amy Lima was the agency’s heart. Since 1996, Lima, a lifelong Eastie resident who recently moved to Saugus, dedicated her time and energy to helping underprivileged families in the neighborhood....

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Official Opening of Greenway

August 26, 2014
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Official Opening of Greenway

Massport’s Jose Masso addresses the crowd as Massport CEO Thomas Glynn, Sen. Petruccelli, Rep. Basile, Councilor LaMattina and Mary Ellen Welch look on at the official opening ceremony last week for the Greenway Connector.

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By the Crime Numbers: Basile Reviews Crime Stats Following Maverick Landing Shooting

August 26, 2014
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A shooting incident near Maverick Landing late Sunday night that injured one person had an immediate reaction from Representative Carlo Basile Basile spoke out Monday morning following the incidents and reached out to the District 7’s captain and community leaders to address the recent spike in violence that seems to be isolated to this...

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EBMS to Hold Annual Kindergarten Parade

August 26, 2014
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On Friday, September 5, 2014 East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) will hold the 14th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade at 10:30 am at Central Square in East Boston. East Boston, MA 24-August-2014 East Boston Main Streets and Countdown to Kindergarten along with the East Boston Social Center, EBYMCA, Little Folks, Head Start, the Boston...

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Annual Fireworks Show Set for Saturday

August 26, 2014
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For the second year in a row, the City of Boston and Summer on the Waterfront are holding Boston Harbor fireworks at 9 pm on the Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend. Lead sponsor Boston Harbor Cruises and supporting sponsors the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Boston Globe and the City of Boston are generously...

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Eastie Pride Day

August 25, 2014
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Eastie Pride Day

East Boston’s elected officials, residents and volunteers cut the cake to kickoff the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day.

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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

August 25, 2014
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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

While overall Part One crime is down in East Boston three percent, homicides, rape or attempted rape, robbery or attempted robbery, and burglary or attempted burglary are up when compared to same time period last year. District 7’s Community Officer Dan Simons was at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council to report on crime...

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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

August 25, 2014
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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

The plan to bring the historic World War II era Navy cruiser to East Boston is one step closer to reality. Last week the land deal for the dock and surrounding 15 acres of land in Quincy that has housed the USS Salem since the 1990s was finalized and the ship should be heading...

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Local Test Positive for West Nile

August 25, 2014
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For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Tests performed earlier this week confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito pool in the neighborhood even after the city conducted a targeted mosquito-spraying program last week. In addition to Eastie, Mosquito pools in Hyde Park, Jamaica...

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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

August 13, 2014
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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park but there’s still time to sign up as a volunteer. On...

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