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Suffolk Downs Close to a Sale?

March 10, 2017
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By John Lynds Rumors are swirling that Suffolk Downs owners have inked a deal with a local developer to develop all, most or some of the 160-acre racetrack but track officials have been mum. Reports have been surfacing all week stating with a report in the Boston Herald that Suffolk Downs had entered into...

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“Eastie Eats” Program Starts March 12

March 10, 2017
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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its new campaign, “Eastie Eats”. Participating restaurants will offer special discounts to locals and out of town visitors each week, from Sunday through Thursday, beginning Sunday March 12th and ending on Thursday March 23rd, 2017. To participate, diners simply visit their restaurant of choice from a...

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Beach Day in February

March 3, 2017
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Beach Day in February

In the photo above from left Andrew Reyes, Francesco and Suztte Mure’a, Juliebeth Rosario, Emailiz Rosario and Daniel Royes soak up the sun.

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Packing A Punch

March 3, 2017
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Packing A Punch

Eastie resident Kyla McCartney, who also teaches third grade at the Kennedy School in Eastie, sends blow after to blow to her opponent last Thursday, Feb. 23, during a title bout at the New England Golden Gloves Championships. The popular elementary school teacher took home the female novice title for New England in the...

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Channel Fish Makes Last Push to Stop Eversource Substation

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds For close to two years, the owner of Channel Fish has launched a visual, media and talking campaign against Eversource’s plans to place a substation on a city-owned parcel at the City Yards adjacent to Louis Silvestro’s business in Eagle Square. With a decision by the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board ...

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Owners of Loftel Projects Addresses Concerns at GSCA Meeting

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Gove Street Citizens Association Co-Chairs Jack and Gina Scalcione called the new owners of the Loftel project before their group to address some community concerns since the new group took over ownership. Boston Trade International, owned by brothers Pravin and Sudhir Patel, bought the large former industrial building on the corner...

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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

February 28, 2017
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Eastie Officers Get A Chance to Thank Mass General Doctor

By John Lynds Last Friday, the two East Boston police officers seriously wounded during a shootout with a suspect on Gladstone Street five months ago got a chance to thank the Massachusetts General doctors that saved their lives during a special ceremony at the Russell Museum in Boston. Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris...

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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

February 28, 2017
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245 Sumner St Opens Lottery for Affordable Units

By John Lynds Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) income restricted rental lottery for five apartments located at 245 Sumner Street. The $8 million project replaced an existing warehouse with a new four-story, mixed-use building within walking distance of the Maverick MBTA Blue Line station. The project will...

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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

February 28, 2017
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Several East Boston Businesses Take Part in ‘One Day Without Immigrants” Protest

By John Lynds Several East Boston businesses like La Sultana Bakery and the Cactus Grill took part in the nationwide protest concerning President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The ‘One Day Without Immigrants’ was held last Thursday and a half dozen Eastie businesses closed up shop in solidarity with the neighborhood and nation’s immigrant population....

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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

February 28, 2017
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Thief Steals WWII Veteran Rocco Telese’s Porch Flag

By John Lynds Like clockwork each day, East Boston resident and World War II veteran, Rocco Telese hangs two flags off his front porch on the second floor of his Faywood Street apartment. One flag is the American Flag and the other is the United States POW Flag. For years the 92-year-old Telese has...

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