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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 23, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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Basile Named Legislator of Year by Vets

January 16, 2013
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Basile Named Legislator of Year by Vets

The Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association (MVSOA) named Representative Carlo Basile Legislator of the Year last week for his work on behalf of veterans across the state. “I was honored to receive the MVSOA Veterans Appreciation Award at the Annual Legislative Luncheon,” said Basile. “Helping veterans has always been what I consider to be...

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Jeffries Point Residents Hear About Casino Process

January 16, 2013
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Jeffries Point Residents Hear About Casino Process

As Suffolk Downs submitted the first part of its gaming license application with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to develop and operate a Caesars-branded resort and casino in East Boston this week, City officials were at Monday nights Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting to brief residents on the process. City officials working on the...

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More Panels Removed from Sumner Tunnel

January 16, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month, which connects East Boston to Downtown, MassDOT tested and removed an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week. In December a 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of the tunnel and landed in the road....

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Arrest Made for Armed Robbery at Mobil Station

January 16, 2013
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East Boston Police announced they have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station that took place on Thursday, January 3. While the name of the suspect has not yet been released, Community Service Officer Danny Simons made the announcement at Monday’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting. The robbery occurred...

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Four Are in Casino License Process

January 16, 2013
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Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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East Boston School Featured in Nationally-Televised Mass

January 9, 2013
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East Boston School Featured in Nationally-Televised Mass

On Monday, January 7, 2013, Father Domurat of East Boston and students from the East Boston Central Catholic School celebrated Mass in the CatholicTV studios in Watertown. The Daily Mass airs live each day at 9:30 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the same day. Students Gabriella Ribeiro and Marina Ribeiro...

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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

January 9, 2013
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Petruccelli and Basile Sworn In

After winning a decisive victory over republican challenger, Tom Dooley, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was sworn in to another term on Wednesday, January 2 at the State House. Also sworn in was State Representative Carlo Basile, who ran unopposed in November. Petruccelli, with his daughter, Alexa by his side, took the oath administered by Governor...

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Stephen Murphy Elected Council President LaMattina to Serve as Vice President

January 9, 2013
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Stephen Murphy Elected Council President LaMattina to Serve as Vice President

At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed East Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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Fire on a Plane

January 9, 2013
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Fire on a Plane

Boston Fire Department firefighters were called in to assist the Massport Fire Department in putting out a fire aboard a Japan Airlines at Logan International Airport in East Boston on Monday. The fire occurred shortly after the plane landed at Logan and all the passengers had disembarked.

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