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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

January 14, 2015
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FAA Heeds Youths’ Findings to Restore “Head to Head” at Logan Airport

After working for months to convince the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reinstate “Head to Head” operations at Logan International Airport members of  NOAH’s Community Building and Environment Department Youth Crew announced at a community meeting Monday night that the FAA has agreed to reinstate Head to Head operations at the airport. “We are...

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Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

January 11, 2015
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Boston Joins Revere, Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...

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EBSB’s Annual Holiday Auction Raises $60,000 for Five Local Charities

January 11, 2015
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EBSB’s Annual Holiday Auction Raises $60,000 for Five Local Charities

East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction raised $60,000 through the sale of employee- and vendor-donated items, including tickets to sporting events, restaurant gift certificates, homemade arts and crafts, and toys. “The auction is an event that our employees look forward to every year,” said EBSB Sr. Vice President and Auction Chair Keith Armstrong....

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Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Rep.

January 11, 2015
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Ruggiero Announces Candidacy for State Rep.

Joe Ruggiero officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 1st Suffolk District, representing East Boston. “East Boston is my home, and I want to represent my family and neighbors in the Legislature to ensure that they have a strong voice – one of their own – on Beacon Hill,” said Ruggiero. “We...

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On The Campaign Trail

January 11, 2015
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Celeste Myers will not run  for state representative seat Well-known East Boston resident and activist Celeste Myers said she will not be a candidate for state representative in the special election for the seat held by State Rep. Carlo Basile, who has accepted a position in Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s administration. Five candidates, Adrian Madaro,...

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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Sherri Raftery, Woman of the Year

Anyone who knows the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Sherri Raftery knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving business and the overall quality of life here in Eastie. For this reason Raftery is the East Boston Times 2014 Woman of the Year. Since becoming the Chamber’s Executive...

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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

January 4, 2015
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Rep. Carlo Basile, Man of the Year

He came from a single parent household where his mother, Teresa, raised him and his three brothers. Life for State Representative Carlo Basile, who will leave office in January to become Chief Secretary to incoming Governor Charlie Baker, was not an easy one. Somehow he overcame the obstacles like losing his father at an...

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EBNHC Hosting an Ice Sculpture

January 4, 2015
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) are hosting an Ice Sculpture for the First Night New Year’s Celebration in Boston! Come see the Sculpture on December 31st or January 1st – take a selfie with the sculpture and post it to EBNHC’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/ebnhc) and you could...

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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire Dec. 31

January 4, 2015
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...

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East Boston Savings Bank Buys New Wheelchair for Local Resident

December 23, 2014
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East Boston Savings Bank Buys New Wheelchair for Local Resident

A local family is expressing its gratitude to the East Boston Savings Bank and its president and CEO, Richard Gavegnano, for purchasing a brand new wheelchair after one had been stolen from the family’s front porch. Dawn Clark said that someone stole her husband Tom’s wheelchair Saturday. When Gavegnano heard the news about the...

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