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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

January 28, 2016
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After Four Shootings and One Homicide since January 1, Residents Demand More Officers

With four gang-related shootings in East Boston since January 1, residents are demanding that Mayor Martin Walsh makes good on his promise to add more police to the neighborhood. In September at East Boston High School, following the homicides of 15 year old Wilson Martinez and Irvin Depazm, Walsh pledged to put more cops...

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City Councilor Sal Lamattina to Chair the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committees

January 22, 2016
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Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks, Recreation & Transportation and vice chair the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor last week, had previously chaired the City, Neighborhood Services and...

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Governor Charlie Baker Makes Surprise Visit to Bradley School

January 22, 2016
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The students at the Bradley Elementary School got a surprise visit last week by none other than Governor Charlie Baker. Baker spent the afternoon last Thursday touring the school, talking with students, and posing for pictures and ‘selfies’ with students and staff. As soon as he walked into the first classroom, many of the...

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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

January 22, 2016
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Trinity Unveils Orient Heights Housing Development Drawings

At the last Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, Trinity Financial’s Eva Erlick and Paul Scapicchio unveiled preliminary drawings of what the Orient Heights Housing Development project would look like once the site is razed and rebuilt. While some at the meeting had concerns over density and the plan to include nine, five-bedroom units...

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BPS to Face $50 Million Deficit

January 22, 2016
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In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficiet and some schools in the area will face cuts. Chang said BPS is facing a nearly $30 million structural deficit due in large part to rising fixed costs, including $21 million...

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Two Shot at Maverick MBTA Station Tuesday

January 22, 2016
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Once suspect is being sought in connection with a double shooting Tuesday afternoon inside the Maverick MBTA station. Police responded to the scene shorty before 3 p.m. after reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. As of press time Tuesday, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the...

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‘Divercity’ and Sting

January 20, 2016
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‘Divercity’ and Sting

DiverCity, a group of students from East Boston’s ZUMIX is on a roll!  Two incredible gigs as of late, opening up for Grammy Award winning artist Sting at the recent Lenny Zakim Funds 20th Anniversary celebration and opening at this weekend’s Hot Stove Cool Music show at the Paradise. ZUMIX doing wonderful youth development...

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Hard Fought

January 20, 2016
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Hard Fought

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, 60-53, in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris Ortiz (14).

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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

January 20, 2016
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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Diana Hwang, a resident of East Boston, founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative, and former State House staffer, announced her candidacy to replace Anthony Petruccelli in the Democratic primary special election for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District. “I’m running for State Senate because a district as diverse as ours needs...

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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

January 20, 2016
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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

Roseland and Massport representatives announced at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting that the second phase of the Portside at Pier I project will begin at the end of this month. Roseland opened Building 7 at Pier 1 in November, 2014 and according to Massport’s Andrew Grace the building is fully leased....

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