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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

July 16, 2016
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Commissioner Evans to Add More Officers in Eastie

By John Lynds In light of the recent uptick in violent crime in East Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has agreed to add five more police officers to the neighborhood out of the next Boston Police Academy graduating class. Evans made this pledge after meeting with City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Adrian...

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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

July 16, 2016
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Children’s Hospital Holds Community Workshop On Grant Opportunities

By John Lynds With Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) planning a $1.5 billion expansion over the next several years,  they are required by the state to use a portion of their construction costs to help fund children’s health initiatives in and around Boston. Last Thursday at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library...

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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

July 16, 2016
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Free Kayaking Returns to Constitution Beach

By John Lynds Last summer’s widely successful free kayaking program at Constitution Beach that drew over 1,500 resident has returned  for the next 30 days. The free kayaking program kicked off Monday at the beach and is being run by East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department’s Youth Crew....

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Arrest Made in Eastie Girl’s Murder

July 16, 2016
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By John Lynds The 16-year-old boy arraigned on Monday in the murder of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez allegedly had ‘extensive’ contact with the victim prior to her murder according to investigators. The East Boston  youth  was taken into custody by Boston Police Sunday morning at his home  after an extensive investigation into  Lainez’s death. Surveillance...

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EBSB Mobile Bank Truck Makes First Appearance in Eastie

July 8, 2016
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EBSB Mobile Bank Truck Makes First Appearance in Eastie

By John Lynds On Thursday afternoon at the East Boston Saving Bank’s Orient Heights branch,  the bank’s new local bank on wheels made its first appearance in the neighborhood. EBSB’s mobile bank truck includes a full staff of tellers, loan officers and of course a driver and features a teller window, ATM, and space...

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Eastie Week to Kick Off Thursday, July 7

July 8, 2016
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Eastie Week to Kick Off Thursday, July 7

By John Lynds For six days in July the spotlight will be on East Boston,  as several non-profits team up for a neighborhood-wide celebration to showcase all the neighborhood has to offer. Dubbed ‘Eastie Week’ the celebration will kick off on Friday, July 7 and will be hosted by The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA)...

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Dough East Boston,Veronica Robles,Among Main Streets Honorees

July 8, 2016
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Dough East Boston,Veronica Robles,Among Main Streets Honorees

By John Lynds On Tuesday, Mayor Martin Walsh joined with the Department of Neighborhood Development to honor Boston Main Streets volunteers and businesses during the 20th Annual Boston Main Streets Awards. Eastie’s Veronica Robles of the Veronica Robles Cultural Center was named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ while Dough East Boston was named ‘Business of...

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Community Asks Archdiocese to Keep Father Wayne Here

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds At an emergency meeting called by the Sacred Heart Parish Council last Tuesday night, Chief of Probation Thomas Tassinari made an emotional plea to keep Father Wayne Belschner in East Boston to continue the important work that he is doing. It was announced last week that the Boston Archdiocese has decided...

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Hubway Holds Community Workshop

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds With the city planning to bring up to 10 new Hubway stations to Eastie by the fall, Boston Transportation Department’s Kim Foltz led a community workshop last Thursday at the East Boston Branch Library to begin getting ideas on where in the neighborhood the bike docking stations should be placed. At...

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Work Begins on Eastie Electronic Tolling

July 8, 2016
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By John Lynds MassDOT has begun work on infrastructure for two vertical gantry supports on the East Boston sides of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels as the state transportation agency moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET). Work began last week and will continue during off-peak hours during the next several days with gantries...

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