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Developers of Clippership Wharf File for Chapter 91

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Developers of the Clippership Wharf waterfront development project recently filed for a Chapter 91 license with the state. All waterfront projects in Massachusetts need to go through a Chapter 91 review MassDEP to ensure protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways. Specifically, the request Lend Lease...

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Licensing Board Passes BYOB Rules,Regulations

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Soon, East Boston small restaurant owners without a beer and wine license will be able to have their loyal patrons bring their own bottles. Last week the City of Boston’s Licensing Board unanimously approved rules and regulations to allow for BYOB (bring your own bottle) in Boston. In December the Boston...

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Eastie Man Arraigned for Pulling Fire Alarm at Steelers’ Hotel

January 29, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston man responsible for the early morning wakeup call at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hotel on Sunday morning 15 hours before the team was to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship may be a villain in Pittsburgh, but not here. Dennis Harrison, 25, of East Boston, was...

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Frozen Fenway

January 20, 2017
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Frozen Fenway

Eastie’s Ryan Tosto walks out onto Frozen Fenway for a game against Boston Latin last Weds., Jan. 11, at Fenway Park. The Jets fought hard and took the game to a 4-4 tie before losing 7-4.

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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

January 20, 2017
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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...

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Cucchiello’s Bakery May Become A Dunkin Donuts

January 20, 2017
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Cucchiello’s Bakery May Become A Dunkin Donuts

By John Lynds Rumors have been spreading that Cucchiello’s Bakery, a neighborhood institution for nearly three quarters of a century, may soon become a Dunkin Donuts. This week, Cucchiello’s owner, Michael Cucchiello, addressed the rumors in an online statement that seems to confirm rumors that the Cucchiello family will be evicted from the building...

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Paul Roiff Sells Loftel Project

January 20, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston residents who supported and hoped that a Paul Roiff signature hotel would breathe new life into the Orleans Street corridor, are sure to be disappointed this week. It was announced that Roiff has sold his Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved ‘Loftel’ project to another hotel developer. Roiff...

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Councilor LaMattina Talks Airbnb at JPNA Meeting

January 20, 2017
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By John Lynds Longtime Webster Street resident John McCarthy lives next to a property being used as an Airbnb. While he does not begrudge anyone from making a little extra money on the side, he feels there should be some sort of regulation. “It’s getting out of control,” said McCarthy at last week’s Jeffries...

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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

January 13, 2017
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Rep Madaro, Sen Boncore Are Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday at the State House,  Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) was sworn in to his second term as East Boston’s State Representative while Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was sworn in for his first full term as the neighborhood’s State Senator. “I couldn’t be more excited to start my second term...

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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

January 13, 2017
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Early Morning Fire Displaces Four

By John Lynds Boston Fire Department officials always say the most dangerous fires occur late at night or in the early morning hours when people are asleep. That is exactly what happened last week on Byron Street and luckily no one was injured. Boston Fire responded to a call of a house on fire...

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