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Police Investigate Eagle Hill Homicide

January 20, 2016
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Police addressed Sunday morning’s homicide at an East Boston community meeting Monday night. Police said they could give few details but District A-7 Community Officer Danny Simmons said there is no threat to the public and the murder was not a random act. “What we can say is that there was a shooting incident...

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Angela’s Cafe to Open Second Location

January 20, 2016
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Last week owners of Angela’s Cafe met with residents who live near El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street to pitch the idea of opening a second Angela’s Cafe in East Boston. Angela’s owner, Luis Garcia, plans to take over the restaurant space currently housing El Paisa and open second location to compliment...

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Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

January 20, 2016
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Jerry Del Prete, East Boston’s undisputed ‘King of Cold Cuts’, has died. Del Prete, who for over three decades ran the unassuming yet arguably one of the best sub shops in town, died on Wednesday, January 6 following a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. Del...

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Swearing In

January 7, 2016
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Swearing In

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during a...

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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

January 7, 2016
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Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School

Suffolk University and its student-athletes, in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, have teamed-up to launch a new program aimed at mentoring and impacting the lives of students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston. “Suffolk University is deeply committed to the East Boston neighborhood, especially its young people,”...

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NOAH Receives Major Grant

January 7, 2016
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The East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate a major grant from the Kresge Foundation. NOAH announced the local non-profit was awarded a Kresge Foundation urban opportunities and resilience implementation funding, which over the next three years will support continued climate adaptation planning and implementation work...

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Rep. Madaro Decides Against Bid for Senate

January 7, 2016
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East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro has decided not to run for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate seat that will be left vacant by Senator Anthony Petruccelli on January 21. “Over the past few weeks I have been touched by those who have encouraged me to pursue Senator Petruccelli’s seat,” said Madaro. “However,...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

January 7, 2016
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fifth term as District 1 City Councilor Monday at Faneuil Hall and said he looks forward to representing East Boston, Charlestown and the North End for another two years. “I am very excited to begin my 5th term on the Boston City Council,” said LaMattina....

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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

January 7, 2016
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Eastie Residents Take a Frigid New Year’s Day Dip

For the past two years a group of East Boston residents have braved the frigid waters off Constitution Beach on New Years Day to take a ‘Polar Plunge’. The small group began with a few residents last year to show their support for local police and law enforcement during a time when there was...

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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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