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Police Seek Help in Sexual Assault Case

September 5, 2012
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Detectives from East Boston’s District 7 are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for a sexual assault last week near the Donald McKay School. On August 27 at 6:00 a.m. officers from District A-7 were called to the McKay School on Cottage Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers discovered...

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Early Morning Walk

August 29, 2012
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Early Morning Walk

Early morning walkers at Piers Park have the place to themselves and seem to be enjoying it.

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Local Teens Give Local Greenway Improvements

August 29, 2012
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The 11 teenagers that have been working to make improvements along East Boston’s Greenway and Belle Isle Marsh were honored last Thursday. The teens and their supervisor, Timbah Bell, were thrown a small party at the Greenway by Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN). The workers also got the chance to give a tour of...

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Council Votes to Rename O.H.Gym for Marty Pino

August 29, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now the gym he spent years coaching neighborhood kids during the basketball season will be named in his honor. Last week, the Boston City Council passed Councilor Sal LaMattina’s resolution to rename the Orient Heights Gym the Marty Pino Recreational Center....

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APAC Summer Youth Employment Program Gives at Risk Teens Valuable Work Experience

August 29, 2012
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With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s Summer Works program have become an oasis for at-risk teens–giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may...

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Local Intersections Are Part of City Effort to Stop Gridlock

August 29, 2012
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Some motorists in East Boston awakened recently to odd white boxes painted along their morning commute. Some said it looked like a heliport and others thought it looked like a landing strip but it’s only a box and the Boston Police Department doesn’t want you to block it. And if you do you can...

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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

August 22, 2012
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Rino’s Closed for Renovations

Those looking to partake of Rino’s Place’s legendary lobster ravioli will have to wait until September as the famed Italian eatery undergoes renovations. Rino’s closed last week for an extended period as construction crews work to correct structural problems with the 100-year-old plus building that houses the restaurant. By Monday, crews had knocked out...

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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

August 22, 2012
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24th Annual Eastie Pride Day a Success

The forecast for rain and showers didn’t stop thousands of residents from flocking to Piers Park Saturday to take part in the 24th Annual Eastie Pride Day–one of the longest running annual community celebrations in the city. “I can’t believe it’s been 24 years,” said Eastie Pride Day founder, City Councilor Sal LaMattina. “Last...

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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

August 22, 2012
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Fidelity Investments Takes Part in “Transformation Day” at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy

An army of volunteers from Fidelity Investments was at the Mario Umana Middle School Academy last Thursday to take part in a ‘Transformation Day’ at the school. Over 400 Fidelity employee volunteers were on hand to upgrade science classrooms, in-classroom greenhouses, the library and the school’s gymnasium. Workers were also busy cutting lumber to...

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AG sides with Logan Employees Over Pay

August 22, 2012
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Last February, a number of employees at Logan International Airport showed up at Massport’s monthly board meeting to file several grievances against contractors doing business at the airport for unfair labor practices. The testimony shed light on potential “sweatshop-like” conditions at companies that are contracted for a host of passenger services at Logan. Employees...

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