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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up For Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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A new partnership between Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center may have widespread benefits for local performing arts groups like Zumix in East Boston should Suffolk Downs attain a casino license. Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment and the Citi Performing Arts Center entered into an agreement Tuesday giving the Citi Center a key...

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After 3 Years, Dearaujo Leaving as Mayor’s Liason

December 12, 2012
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After 3 Years, Dearaujo Leaving as Mayor’s Liason

Nearly three years after becoming Mayor Thomas Menino’s liaison in East Boston, Ernani DeAraujo has announced he is leaving his post at the end of the month. “After three extraordinary years of serving our community and our Mayor, I am leaving my role as your Liaison at year end,” said DeAraujo. “There will be...

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EBSB Seeking Somerville Branch

December 12, 2012
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) is again trying to expand its branch footprint by opening a new branch office in Somerville. EBSB Chairman and CEO, Richard Gavegnano announced that the Bank filed a notice with the Division of Banks on November 20, 2012 to establish a branch office at 37 Union Square, Somerville. If...

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Officials Unveil Plans for Rehab of American Legion Playground

December 12, 2012
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The City of Boston Parks Department held its first meeting to discuss the rehabilitation plans for American Legion Playground last Tuesday night. While some are excited over the prospect of getting a newly renovated field at the historic baseball diamond, others seemed miffed that the city wants to design a multiuse space that includes...

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City Starts Construction on $4m Central Sq. Rehab

December 12, 2012
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After working out some minor details with the community over the summer, The City of Boston Transportation Department has begun preliminary construction on the $4 million project to rehab Central Square. Beginning last week, construction crews began excavating portions of Meridian Street around the square and will continue working as long as weather allows....

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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

December 5, 2012
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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

East Boston environmental activists that have worked for decades to try and keep the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation clean are happy that a local auto repair shop will pay a hefty fine for contaminating the wetlands there. D&M Auto Doctor on Bennington Street, a business that residents have complained about for years and has...

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A Good Idea Just Keeps Getting Better

December 5, 2012
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What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents look forward to each Christmas Season and this year’s 8th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser is shaping up to be no different. Over 500 supporters are expected to turn out for the event set for Friday, December 14...

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EBNHC Bringing Weight Watchers to Eastie

December 5, 2012
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East Boston has an obesity rate 18 percent higher than the city average. To combat this growing epidemic, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is partnering with the City of Boston to bring highly successful Weight Watchers program to the community. Last week, EBNHC officials joined the Mayor’s Office, the Boston Public Health...

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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

November 30, 2012
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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

On a cold Sunday morning last week, 13 volunteers worked tirelessly at Crossroads Family Shelter to distribute turkeys to East Boston families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. While the Havre Street shelter is better known in the community as a transitional homeless shelter for dozens of families and their children, Thanksgiving draws hundreds...

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Bypass Road Officially Opens

November 30, 2012
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Bypass Road Officially Opens

Nearly four decades after longtime East Boston activist, the late Marty Coughlin came up with the idea for a bypass road to remove Logan Airport related traffic from residential streets, Massport joined federal, state and local officials to officially Monday open the $23.5 million road named in his honor. “The opening of the Martin...

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