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East Boston is True Blue in Election

November 14, 2012
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East Boston is True Blue in Election

East Boston was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Seventy-four percent of Eastie voters supported Obama over Romney during the state’s general...

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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

November 14, 2012
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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

Following a private developer’s decision to abandon his plans to build condos at the former Savio High School building, the Edward Brooke Charter School has stepped in and will make the former high school its new homes in Eastie. Currently the Brooke, which opened this year at the former home of the Salesians Boys...

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Rodney Strong Winery Donates to Project Bread

November 14, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread will again team up with one of California’s premier wineries to help feed residents this winter. Rodney Strong Vineyards, one of Sonoma County’s finest family owned and operated wineries, has donated $7,000 to Project Bread. This is the third year in a row that Rodney Strong has committed to...

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Local Drug Case Probably Will Not Be Overturned After Lab Scandal

November 14, 2012
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There was some speculation that the fallout from the state’s drug lab scandal would result in the release of an East Boston man convicted of torching a cat back in 2007 and for drug possession in 2011. However, Suffolk County District Attorney Office spokesman, Jake Wark, announced last week that would not be the...

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Election Day

November 7, 2012
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Election Day

East Boston’s state elected officials Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Carlo Basile pose with poll workers outside Precinct 13 in East Boston on Tuesday during Election Day.

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Kuller Dies in Accident

November 7, 2012
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Kuller Dies in Accident

There are people that leave an unquestionable mark on the landscape of East Boston that never fades with time. One of those people was Jeff Kuller, the man that help save Piers Park Sailing from certain extinction back in 2001. Kuller, the former Executive Director of the Piers Park Sailing Center, died tragically at...

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Police Seize $5m Worth of Heroin

November 7, 2012
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A major drug bust in East Boston last week has removed 42 lbs. of heroin worth $5 million from the streets and landed two men behind bars. Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea was arraigned on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone for...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 7, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be singed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. East Boston, the North End and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

While Hurricane Sandy packed a milder punch than what was expected for East Boston and the surrounding area, the storm did cause its fair share of problems for residents. High winds with some gusts topping 50 mph, Sandy brought down trees across Eastie Monday causing several brief power outages in the neighborhood. However, a...

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Police Searching for Suspect in Attack

October 31, 2012
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Police are searching for a male suspect after another woman was attacked last week on her way home from the train station. This is the sixth attack on a woman in East Boston since August. The incident occurred last Wednesday at 1 a.m. The victim told officers she was physically assaulted while walking in...

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