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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

May 28, 2015
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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

East Boston Central Catholic School had some special visitors last Thursday afternoon as part Catholic Schools Foundation’s (CSF) annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Bus Tour. New England Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett joined Peter Lynch of Fidelity and Marc White of J.P. Morgan Chase, to meet EBCCS students they support through the Inner-City Scholarship...

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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

May 28, 2015
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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

Two East Boston projects down will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. Both the Coppersmith Village and Paris Village projects will receive money as part of a citywide initiative to create or preserve 1,194 affordable housing units. The funding is possible through...

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JPNA Looking to Develop Sumner St. Parcel

May 28, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) announced two opportunities for the currently vacant lot at 294 Sumner St and is working in partnership with the community and the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to create a proposal process that will benefit residents of the community. JPNA has set a timeline and several deadlines as...

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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

May 28, 2015
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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

With the unofficial start of summer kicking off this past Memorial Day weekend, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has some good news to report on the water quality of East Boston’s Constitution Beach. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Beach Water Report Card, Eastie’s only beach scored high marks for water...

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Walk for Music

May 21, 2015
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Walk for Music

This year’s Walk for Music kicked off Sunday, May 17 at the Zumix Firehouse on Sunday. Zumix participants joined over 250 community¬†members for the 2-mile walk to support its award-winning music and youth empowerment programs.

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OHNC Approves New Bennington St. Project

May 21, 2015
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The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the scaled down version of the project being pitched for a contanimated autobody at 1181-1183 Bennington St. In their fourth meeting with the community the developers have been working to find a happy medium that addresses concerns of density, height and parking. The updated...

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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

May 21, 2015
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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

A new non-profit has set up shot in East Boston to help students navigate the process of student financial aid for college. Last Tuesday at the East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street, the  the American Student Assistance launched SALT Live. SALT live is a nonprofit revolutionizing the way students approach higher education announced...

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BCYF to Close for a $10 Million Renovation

May 21, 2015
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The Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center will temporarily close on Friday for a $10 million renovation to the facility. The community center, one of the oldest municipal buildings in all the city, will reopen in fall 2016. The project will allow Paris Street to receive the repairs and...

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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

May 21, 2015
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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

The Boston organization that fights for, among other things, tenants rights descended on East Boston last week to protest evictions in the neighborhood. While the group said it was protesting developers coming into the neighborhood to force people out through gentrification, the Boston Housing Authority and Trinity Management, who oversees Maverick Landing, said there...

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Rep.Madaro Attends Roca Breakfast

May 14, 2015
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Rep.Madaro Attends Roca Breakfast

State Rep. Adrian Madaro attended the 10th Annual Roca Breakfast Monday at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Roca is a Chelsea-based organization committed to making positive changes in the lives of young adults. The breakfast raised $500,000 for Roca. Pictured at the breakfast are, from left, State Rep. Evandro C. Carvalho, Sheriff of Suffolk...

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