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Memorial Day 2014

May 28, 2014
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Memorial Day 2014

An East Boston war veteran stands at attention and proudly salutes his fallen brothers on Monday during Eastie’s Memorial Day observation in Central Square.

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Health Study on Impacts of Logan Airport out Today

May 28, 2014
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The results of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here will be released on Wednesday during a public meeting in Winthrop. The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 28 (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard...

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City Cracks down on Improper Trash Disposal

May 28, 2014
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Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers have been cracking down heavily all week on improper trash and recycling disposal in East Boston. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in Eagle Hill. “Please be alert in the coming weeks and make sure that everyone is informed...

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Going Public: ESBS Will Be Going Fully Public by Late June

May 28, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) parent company Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. has formed a new corporation and plans to go fully public by late June. The newly formed corporation, Meridian Bank Corp, Inc. is offering between 23,375,000 and 31,625,000 shares of common stock for sale at $10.00 per share, subject to increase to up...

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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

May 20, 2014
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OHNC Votes down New Drive thru at Bennington St. Dunkin Donuts

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council members voted 18-6-1 against placing a drive thru at the Dunkin Donuts on Bennington Street in Orient Heights. Citing traffic as the primary concern those who voted against the proposed drive thru applauded plans to upgrade the building and add outdoor seating but said the drive thru may add more...

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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

May 20, 2014
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Was That Johnny Depp?: Hollywood Actor Munches at Roy’s Cold Cuts

It seems the stars know where to eat when they come to East Boston. Last Wednesday Johnny Depp, who is in Boston to begin filming Black Mass that will star Depp as Irish Mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, stopped into Roy’s Cold Cuts on Marion Street to grab some food. Owner Roy Antonuccio said...

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Suffolk Downs Stays Committed to Keeping Horse Racing Active

May 20, 2014
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Suffolk Downs is on the road and working its hardest to reassure the horse racing community that – despite recent news about a so-called wavering commitment to racing – they are still all in at the track. News broke last week concerning a letter sent to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) from Suffolk Downs...

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Celebrating Mothers’ Day — Eastie Style

May 13, 2014
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Celebrating Mothers’ Day — Eastie Style

Sabina Taylor (left) of East Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh dance during the Golden Age Club Mother’s Day Celebration held last Wednesday at Spinelli’s in Day Square.

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MGC Rules Eastie Is Not a Host Site

May 13, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community,’ which would have entitled the city to a ward-only vote and a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere adjacent to the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East...

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USS Salem’s New Home Is East Boston

May 13, 2014
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Built in the Quincy shipyard in the 1940s, the USS Salem has been docked at an MBTA owned Quincy pier since the mid-1990s. However, the pier has long fallen into disrepair and was in need of major upgrades. In September the MBTA notified Michael Condon, executive director of the nonprofit that owns the USS...

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