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Mi Pueblito Opens Second Location in Orient Heights

September 10, 2015
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Mi Pueblito Opens Second Location in Orient Heights

In a little over a decade the building at 964 Saratoga St has seen four restaurants open and close–some to the delight of neighbors. For the past decade, with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some trouble establishments. Fights, loud...

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Senator Petruccelli, Senator Tarr Set Record Straight Over MassGOP Accusations

September 10, 2015
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The state’s Republican Party’s attempt to highlight partisan politics during the budget process has backfired and both Democrat State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Republican State Senator Bruce Tarr are setting the record straight. Last week the MassGOP released a press release with the headline, “Petruccelli’s Shady, Wasteful Earmark Exposed By Baker Veto”. The state...

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Summer Fun on the Harbor

September 2, 2015
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Summer Fun on the Harbor

Piers Park Sailing Center closed out its summer program for East Boston kids last week. The free sailing program ran from July through August 28 where hundreds of local kids ages 9 and older took advantage of the program that teaches the fundamentals of sailing. Here a group of kids return to port after an...

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Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Set for Sept. 3

September 2, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and Countdown to Kindergarten along with the East Boston Social Centers, EBYMCA, Little Folks, Head Start, the Boston Police, and the MBTA will host the 15th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade. With the help of many groups and individuals and the generosity of local merchants every child in East Boston...

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Mount Carmel Church,Surrounding Property Sold for $3.05 Million

September 2, 2015
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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BRA Seeks Comments on Bennington St. project

September 2, 2015
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BRA Seeks Comments on Bennington St. project

As part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Article 80 review process the BRA hosted a community meeting last Thursday evening regarding the proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. At the meeting the BRA said the comment period will last until September 7 with public comment periods on the...

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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Model UN

September 2, 2015
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Model UN

Last Friday, students from Excel AcademyHigh School  took part in a Model United Nations simulation at the State House. Governor Charlie Baker took the opportunity at the event to address the students, praise Excel Academy’s successes and tout the charter school legislation that he plans to file this fall. Excel, one of the top...

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Free Kayaking Event

August 28, 2015
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Free Kayaking Event

East Boston residents enjoy a day of kayaking at Constitution Beach during the first ever free kayaking event at the beach. The organizers of the free kayaking event, which was only suppose to last 10 days, have decided to extend free kayaking at the beach until August 30.

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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

August 28, 2015
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Loyal to the End:D and Z Auto Repair Will Close Its Doors after 25 Years in Business

D and Z Auto Repair, a community fixture for local residents since 1990, is closing its doors. Joseph Zirpolo and Bill DelloRusso, friends and owners of the neighborhood auto repair shop, have decided to retire after 25 years of operating their business located at 944 Saratoga St. “It’s been a fantastic 25 years,” said...

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BRA Pulls Snow Farm Proposal

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pulled the proposal to discuss turning the Condor Street Hess Site into the city’s snow farm during this upcoming winter from last week’s agenda following political pressure from Eastie’s elected officials. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina all vehemently opposed the plan to turn...

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