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Project Bread report highlights problems and offers solutions

December 16, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston based Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, released numbers from its upcoming annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2010. Project Bread reports that in the latest numbers nearly 660,000 people in the state are struggling to put food on the table – a nearly 20 percent...

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Residents rush to the aid of family that was displaced by a fire on Bennington Street

December 16, 2010
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The neighborhood is rallying around the victims of a fire that broke out in a one-family home on Bennington Street Saturday morning. The Herrera Family and their four small children were displaced by the one alarm blaze that started in the basement of 510 Bennington St. The family is said...

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Merger Furor – Parents express concern over plans to combine Alighieri and Umana

December 7, 2010
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Merger Furor – Parents express concern over plans to combine Alighieri and Umana

By all accounts the Dante Alighieri Elementary School in East Boston is a success story. MCAS test scores and enrollment are up, there’s strong parental involvement and because of the small size of the building classes are relatively small compared to other elementary schools here. So parents at the school are finding hard to...

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Father reportedly considers plea deal in disappearance of his five-year-old son

December 7, 2010
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Father reportedly considers plea deal in disappearance of his five-year-old son

The Lynn father believed to be responsible for 2008 disappearance of his young boy from East Boston is reportedly considering a plea deal. Ernesto Gonzalez, 38, of Lynn is being held without bail in connection with five-year-old Giovanni Gonzalez’s disappearance. In Essex Superior Court Christopher Skinner, Gonzalez’s defense attorney, asked the judge for a...

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NOAH chosen to take part in Renew Boston initiative

December 7, 2010
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing is one of 13 community-based organizations in the city that will take part Boston’s Renew Boston initiative. Mayor Thomas Menino announced this week that NOAH and 12 others will launch a community-based marketing and outreach strategy in order to connect as many as 3,000 Boston households with no-cost...

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EBNHC included in statewide patient-centered program

December 7, 2010
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will be one of 46 primary care medical practices across the Commonwealth that have been selected to participate in a new Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative designed to promote comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care delivered by teams of primary care providers. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services...

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Season Of Giving

November 30, 2010
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Season Of Giving

Hundreds of residents received free holiday meals on sunday, nov. 21 as part of the Food pantry turkey distribution at the Crossroads Family shelter. Above, Crossroads director Audrey savikas gathers bags for residents who needed a little help this thanksgiving.

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Neighbors turn out in force for meeting on Greenway extension

November 30, 2010
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Neighbors turn out in force for meeting on Greenway extension

Star of the Sea/Harborview residents packed a standing room only meeting at the Salesian Boy’s and Girl’s Club on Byron Street on Monday night for a presentation on the proposed Greenway extension. At the present time, Massport, who will fund the buffer park, is proposing two large-scale construction projects. One is the Haul Road,...

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BPHC receives funds for asthma projects

November 30, 2010
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The environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Boston Public Health Commission a $160,000 grant to demonstrate the effectiveness of a citywide asthma intervention, providing home-based asthma education and environmental services by trained health workers here in East Boston. These services adhere to the National Heart, Lung Blood Institute guidance regarding the diagnosis and...

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The giving spirit – EBCC students donate lunch money to Oxfam

November 24, 2010
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The giving spirit – EBCC students donate lunch money to Oxfam

Every year since 1980, East Boston Central Catholic School’s junior high students have fasted for the World Harvest Day. On the Thursday before Thanksgiving, fifty-three 7th and 8th graders ate a cup of soup instead of eating their lunches.  They gave their lunch money to Oxfam America.  “This is a true sacrifice, since it...

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