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EBHS Seniors Receive Umana Fellowships

July 24, 2013
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The late Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who as a senator and judge inspired his family and constituents here in East Boston with the philosophy that we all have an obligation and duty to contribute to the sumtotal of humanity. Since 2010 his legacy has been honored in a very special way through...

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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

July 18, 2013
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Checking the Facts: LaMattina, Police on Jeffries Pt. Streets After Residents Talk About Crime Increase

City Councilor Sal and Interim District 7 Captain Tim Connolly were out walking the Jeffries Point neighborhood Monday night following an increase of social media chatter regarding an up tick in crime in the area. The social media threads on Facebook started some hysteria and caused panic among residents that were unaware of all...

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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

July 18, 2013
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Jenkins Warns About Rising Sea Levels for New Waterfront Projects

With a push to get East Boston’s long neglected waterfront finally developed there is one person warning that sea level mitigation should be part of any commercial or residential development along Eastie’s shoreline. Carolyn Jenkins, an MIT student who recently completed an architecture masters thesis entitled “East Boston buffer: a transferable urban framework for...

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Major Renovation at Liberty Plaza is Now Underway

July 18, 2013
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Hoping to capitalize on the major renovations to Central Square that the city will begin in the fall, the Lombardo’s Company is in the process of completing a major renovation to Liberty Plaza in the square and is moving forward with its Seville Theater project on Border Street. The $1 million Liberty Plaza project...

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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

July 10, 2013
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Deveau Teaming Up with Consalvo

After 13 years in Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s office, Chief of Staff Ed Deveau will leave his post to become mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo’s Deputy Campaign Manager. Deveau, who started out as a summer intern when Petruccelli was a State Representative, followed Petruccelli to the Senate where he has served as chief of staff since...

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JPNA Says Yes to KO Pies New Hours

July 10, 2013
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JPNA Says Yes to KO Pies New Hours

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in favor of KO Pies’ request to expand its hours from 10 p.m. to midnight. KO Pies, the popular Australian restaurant down at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street, has had a 10 p.m. license since opening last summer. Owner of the only place in Boston...

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DOT Officials Brief Residents on Plans when Tunnel Closes

July 10, 2013
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It’s going to be a lot harder getting back on the island come January. At a recent community meeting at East Boston High School MassDOT officials announced that the Callahan Tunnel will be closed for three months beginning in January 2014. The tunnel’s closure will coincide with the two-year closure of the Government Center...

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Police Still Searching for Driver

July 10, 2013
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East Boston detectives are still searching for the mystery man that crashed a SUV into the front of Burger King, injuring three people, and fled the scene. On July 3 at 8 a.m. officers from District 7 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Burger King on Bennington Street in Orient Heights....

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Savikas to Step Down at Crossroads Shelter

July 3, 2013
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Savikas to Step Down at Crossroads Shelter

Audrey Savikas, who has successfully led Crossroads Family Shelter as its Executive Director for four years, announced her departure from the program this week. “It is with mixed emotion that I write to share the news of my upcoming departure from Crossroads Family Center,” said Savikas. “My time at Crossroads has been extremely rewarding....

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Maverick St. Housing Gets Permanent Funding

July 3, 2013
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Maverick St. Housing Gets Permanent Funding

Back in November 2012, community leaders and elected officials joined the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) to cut the ribbon on 170 Maverick St.–a 27 unit affordable housing project. This month, MassHousing announced it has closed on $2.2 million in loans for the 27-unit Greenway Apartments. MassHousing provided $2.2 million in permanent financing...

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