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Sticky Bite

July 22, 2015
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Sticky Bite

Zhuoyang Jiang taking a big bite of a marshmallow during last Friday’s (July 16) campfire on Constitution Beach event. The DCR and Save the Harbor, Save the Bay sponsored the event. Those who attended roasted marshmallows for S’More’s and learned about the various sea creatures that inhabit East Boston’s beach. Another campfire will take...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

July 22, 2015
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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

The Boston Redevelopment Authority last Thursday approved the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development project in East Boston at its July meeting. The BRA board approved an amended development plan for the Clippership Wharf project on the waterfront. The project will result in the construction of four buildings comprised of up to 492 residential...

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Petruccelli, Madaro Point to Local Benefits in New State Budget

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker signed the $38.1 billion state Fiscal Year 2016 budget but slashed some line items that East Boston’s two state elected officials advocated for in both the House and Senate’s version of the state budget. Last week, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro applauded their colleagues that voted in a joint...

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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

July 22, 2015
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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

The historic East Boston Branch Library painting that was recently restored was unveiled as part of a gala last Thursday at Bremen Street branch library. This is the second of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King to be restored. The painting by King depicting the Queen Mary is...

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Final Phase of Construction on Greenway to Start

July 22, 2015
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Final Phase of Construction on Greenway to Start

After months of delays, the City of Boston announced this week it will begin construction on the last third of a mile of the East Boston Greenway to connect the route to Constitution Beach. “Site prep, consisting mostly of tree removal to make way for the extension, will take place over the next two...

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Neptune Road Edge Buffer Park Dedication

July 22, 2015
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It was a reunion of sorts last Friday morning on Neptune Road. Those who fought airport expansion like Fred Salvucci, John Vitagliano and Evelyn Morash joined with families displaced by runway expansion like the Gavagnanos and Forgiones to celebrate the opening of an edge buffer park that sought to heal the old wounds suffered...

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Historic Building Torn Down for New St. Project

July 22, 2015
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After the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved changes to the project requested by the developers of the New Street project in April, construction crews have demolished the historic building on the site. The original plan approved by the BRA was to tear down all the surrounding building except for the nine story building at...

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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

July 22, 2015
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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

A two alarm fire Monday afternoon caused by compost barrel in the backyard caused exterior damage to a home of Bennington Street and displaced four people. The Boston Fire Department responded at 1:14 p.m. to 1215 Bennington St. East Boston near the Revere line for a building on fire. Smoke was showing at the...

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East Boston Knights Rolling Along with 16-2 Record

July 14, 2015
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East Boston Knights Rolling Along with 16-2 Record

The East Boston Knights continued their winning ways riding a 6 game winning streak with victories against South Boston, Brighton Black Sox, South End, The McKay Club and Savin Hill (twice). The Knights now 16 – 2 at the halfway point have done it with pitching defense and timely hitting. None timelier than the...

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East Boston Fares Well in City Budget

July 14, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina commended Mayor Martin Walsh this week on his Fiscal Year 2016 City Budget and the capital improvements earmarked for the neighborhood. LaMattina and the City Council recently approved the city’s FY16 budget. “This budget reflects almost $8 million in new spending as well as nearly $20 million for projects that...

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