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Belle Isle Bridge Officially Complete

August 28, 2013
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Last Thursday, city and state officials officially dedicated the Belle Isle Bridge to mark the end of the two and a half year $4.3 million project to replace the former aging bridge. Physical work to reconstruct the City of Boston owned Belle Isle Bridge on Saratoga Street began on May 11, 2011 by MassDOT...

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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

August 21, 2013
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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

The iron rebar framing for the first building to be constructed on East Boston’s waterfront as part of the Portside at Pier One project is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Already the first level of the building has been framed out as part of phase one of the Pier One project. This...

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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

August 21, 2013
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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

Three pitbull attacks this summer in East Boston, two of which occurred this month, has officials wondering what can be done to prevent more attacks in the future. The most recent attack occurred last week when Eastie resident Jessica Lee Jones walking her two dogs. Jones stopped to talk to two neighbors when two...

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Health Study Delayed Again

August 21, 2013
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East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released in the spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie environmental activists began scratching...

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Conley Calls for Elimination of Sumner Tolls

August 21, 2013
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Last Thursday Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley called a press conference at LoPresti Park in East Boston to unveil an action plan for the neighborhood aimed at improving the quality of life for residents The plan, Conley said, is the result of numerous conversations with local residents and activists on how they envision the future....

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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

August 14, 2013
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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

This weekend, residents in East Boston will be celebrating Eastie Pride.  This event that started 25 years ago to bring a neighborhood together was the idea of  present City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who was the  community liaison with the Ray Flynn administration in 1988.  Today, this event has grown from humble beginnings attended by...

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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

August 14, 2013
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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

After spending the past year redeveloping the old Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. into a small business incubator space, John and Melissa Tyler announced last week that they have received their occupancy permit from the City of Boston and are open for business. Already the shoe repair shop, café, a small business called...

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Simpson is Kiwanian of the Year

August 14, 2013
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Simpson is Kiwanian of the Year

The East Boston Kiwanis Club has named Carol Simpson, a longtime community volunteer and employee of East Boston Savings Bank, the 2013 Kiwanian of the Year. Simpson, former treasurer of the Kiwanis who now serves as a board member, will be honored at a special celebration on Friday, September 20 at Spinelli’s Function Facility...

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Federal Cuts Would Impact Local Families

August 14, 2013
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U.S. House Republicans are proposing to cut a crucial program that helps hundreds of families in East Boston buy food and fend off hunger throughout the year. Republicans are drafting a farm bill to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In Eastie the SNAP program supports low-income families and allows...

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Library Opening Set for Nov. 2

August 7, 2013
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Library Opening Set for Nov. 2

The City of Boston has set the date for the opening of the new East Boston branch library for Saturday, November 2, at 11 a.m. Construction of the new 14,600 square foot, $17.25 million began in the spring 2012 and will be located at the corner of Bremen and Prescott Streets facing the Bremen...

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