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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

July 11, 2014
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Petruccelli’s Bill Signed into Law

Senator Anthony Petruccelli looks on as Governor Deval Patrick hands out ceremonial pens to domestic worker advocates after signing Petruccelli’s domestic workers’ rights bill last Wednesday at the State House.

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Walsh Ready to Make Deal with Mohegan Sun

July 11, 2014
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After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in neighboring Revere. While Walsh’s...

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Basile, Chamber Seek Summer Jobs for Kids

July 11, 2014
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With summer in full swing State Representative Carlo Basile and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce are redoubling their efforts to put local kids to work. At the recent Chamber “Eastie is Open for Business” event Basile and Chamber President Scott Heigelmann again asked for chamber members and local businesses to hire a part-time...

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Massport Budget to Help Fund Local Groups

July 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Port Authority will continue funding the East Boston Foundation as part of its recently approved Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Continuation of funding to the Foundation as well as spending on the East Boston Greenway Connector and existing parks will total over $3 million for Eastie. The Massport section of the East Boston...

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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

July 3, 2014
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Frank Spolsino Helps Keep Maverick Square Picked-up

For the past month, Frank Spolsino has spent his lunch hour volunteering for East Boston Main Streets, sweeping the sidewalks around Maverick Square.  When asked about his motivation, Frank observes, “I live here, and it’s nicer when it’s clean!” Litter in East Boston’s business district has been an issue for many years and, over...

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Youth Projects Could Happen In Mayor Walsh’s City Budget

July 3, 2014
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Over the past few months East Boston youth had their say on how the city’s budget could help programs near and dear to them or what they would like to see improved in the neighborhood. Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winning projects of the ‘Youth Lead the Change’, participatory budget initiative with...

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Constitution Beach Receives High Marks For Cleanliness by SHSB

July 3, 2014
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Two decades ago it was one of the worse beaches in the region but now Constitution Beach in East Boston is one of the most improved beaches and received an A on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s water quality Beach Report Card. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released its annual Beach Report Card on...

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Police Identify Shooting Victim

July 3, 2014
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Boston Police have identified the man shot and killed Sunday in Brandywine and are looking for the public’s help in catching his killer. Walter Cook, 38, of East Boston was found dead inside his Brandywine apartment, a complex of white townhouses that includes a mix of affordable and market rate housing. At 1:53 p.m....

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Y’s SFSP Keeps Children Fed During Summer

June 25, 2014
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Y’s SFSP Keeps Children Fed During Summer

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year may be out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. The Y kicked off the summer season with its annual Beach...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 25, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on keeping or repealing the casino...

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