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NOAH Organized Neighborhood Program to Share Climate Knowledge

June 18, 2015
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With climate experts predicting more dramatic climate swings such as 10 times more damage to property as a result of severe storms by the end of the century, annual rainfall levels expected to increase in Massachusetts by almost 15 percent by the end of the century and with extreme precipitation also expected to increase...

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Series of Meetings for Orient Heights Housing Development Begin

June 18, 2015
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Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle and Trinity Financial’s Mathieu Zahler held the first in a series of community meetings regarding the Orient Heights Housing Development since Trinity was picked as developer last week to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting, McGonagle announced that both...

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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

June 18, 2015
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Michael Ascolillo,37,East Boston Resident, Artist

Michael Ascolillo, a lifelong East Boston resident and one of the most sought after tattoo artists of his generation, has died. Ascolillo, affectionately known in Eastie as ‘Asco’ or ‘Mikey’, died unexpectedly following complications from heart valve surgery on Saturday, June 13. He was 37 years old. Mikey was born and raised in Jeffries...

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Gay Pride Week

June 11, 2015
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Gay Pride Week

On Monday evening at Piers Park, East Boston’s elected officials joined the neighborhood’s Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay and Transgender community to raise the LBGT Flag at Piers Park on Marginal Street. The ceremonial flag raising was in conjunction with Massport and the City of Boston and helped kicked off Boston Gay Pride week in the...

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Courthouse Closing Overblown?

June 11, 2015
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While trial court officials have reported to the Boston Herald that they are looking to close a third of the state’s 101 trial courts with East Boston District Court as one courthouse mentioned, there seems to be nothing on the horizon according to Eastie’s two elected state officials. Both Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative...

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BHA to Rehab Orient Heights Housing Development

June 11, 2015
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced a developer to rehab the aging Orient Heights Housing Development. Trinity Financial, known for their award winning work at Maverick Gardens during the Hope VI rehabilitation close to a decade ago, will be the developer for the project and will discuss some preliminary plans at the next Orient...

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The Healing Impact of Art:EBNHC Hosts Innovative Fundraiser

June 11, 2015
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The Healing Impact of Art:EBNHC Hosts Innovative Fundraiser

Last Wednesday the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) hosted an innovative fundraiser to celebrate the Health Center’s mission and the healing impact of art at its 20 Maverick Square location during the third Annual Art of Healing event. Inside its Maverick Square location, EBNHC has incorporated a wide array of vibrant and therapeutic...

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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

June 11, 2015
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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Three local organizations from East Boston will receive more than $10,000 in grant money from Save the Harbor / Save the Bay for summer activities on the beach and along the harbor. The East Boston YMCA will receive $5,000 for its Summer Food Service Program and annual Campfire at Constitution Beach. The grant will...

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Suffolk University’s Graduation Exercises

June 4, 2015
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Suffolk University’s Graduation Exercises

East Boston resident and Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci recently helped kick off Suffolk University’s graduation exercises during the University’s annual Commencement Dinner. From left to right, George Regan, President and Chairman of Regan Communications, Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., Chairman of Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees, Julie Kahn, EVP of Regan Communications, Massachusetts...

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Spring Weather

June 4, 2015
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Spring Weather

Last week was perfect spring weather in East Boston. All week residents headed to the community’s parks like the Bremen Street Park shown here to walk, play and meet with friends and neighbors. While the warmth turned into raw rain and cold the spring weather is due to return today and for the rest...

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