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Mayor Recognizes Eastie Business, Main Streets Volunteer

July 9, 2018
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Instead of a big gala, Mayor Martin Walsh decided to bring the annual Main Streets Awards to the neighborhood. On Saturday, Walsh honored the East Boston Business of the Year, Jendriel Collision Center on Prescott Street as well as the East Boston Main Streets Volunteer of the Year, Dan Bailey, during a ‘Mayor on...

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Governor Baker Signs ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

July 9, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” legislation on Thursday, June 28, that deals with minimum wage increases, paid family medical leave and an annual sales tax holiday. The compromise legislation will create a permanent sales tax holiday, increase the minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and...

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Mayor, ICA, Massport, Eastie Community Leaders And Artists Cut Ribbon on New ICA Watershed Location

June 28, 2018
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Mayor, ICA, Massport, Eastie Community Leaders And Artists Cut Ribbon on New ICA Watershed Location

While the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced it will officially open its new Watershed to the public on July 4 inside a former copper pipe factory at Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, the ICA staff joined Mayor Martin Walsh, Massport and East Boston’s elected officials to officially cut the ribbon on...

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Mayor on Main Awards Set For June 30

June 28, 2018
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Now in its 22nd year, Mayor on Main and Main Streets will be recognizing this year’s Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year for East Boston on Saturday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Jendriel Collision Center, 98 Prescott Street in East Boston. This year’s winners are: Hector Guerrero, owner of Jendriel...

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Border Crisis:Senator Markey, EBNHC Administrators, Healthcare Professionals Talk about the Health Impacts of Separating Children from Families at the Border

June 28, 2018
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Flanked by the state’s leading doctors, psychiatrists and pediatricians U.S. Senator Edward Markey delivered an emotional speech discussing the health impacts on children and families caused by separating children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. The press conference last Friday outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square followed...

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MS-13 Member Convicted for Gang Murders of Two Teenagers

June 28, 2018
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Following a multi-week trial in federal court in Boston, an MS-13 member was found guilty today of racketeering conspiracy involving murder.  This is the government’s 49th conviction in the case.  Defendant is 16th person found responsible for murder.  Of the 16 individuals held accountable for murder, 15 were in the United States illegally. Edwin...

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Room to Grow:East Boston Native DeDominicis Promoted to Front Office Manager at Hilton Garden Inn

June 28, 2018
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Jessica DeDominicis would often drive her car past the construction site for the Hilton Garden Inn on Boardman Street as the new hotel began taking shape. That area of East Boston was quite familiar to her, as were all the neighborhoods. DeDominicis had grown up on Maverick Street before moving to Eagle Hill for...

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Ribbon Cutting on Phase I of the Orient Heights Public Housing Development

June 28, 2018
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The first phase of the massive overhaul to replace the aging Orient Heights Public Housing Development with 331 modern units was completed in the spring. On Friday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle, representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), MassHousing and the development team of...

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Community News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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East Boston Greenway Council meeting June 28 The East Boston Greenway Council will be meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the DeFronzo Center in Jeffries Point.   Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket/LV-112 Boston Harbor Fireworks: June 30 Salute ‘Old Ironsides’ passing by Nantucket Lightship: July 4 WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 7pm to...

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Eastie Schools to Share in Arts Grant

June 28, 2018
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At Boston’s annual Citywide Arts Festival the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and EdVestors announced $450,000 in new grants to help expand the arts in local schools as part of BPS’s Arts Expansion initiative. Students at five East Boston schools will share in the grant money with nearly sixty other schools districtwide....

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