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Petraglia, New Community Liason

March 22, 2013
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Petraglia, New Community Liason

Just two weeks on the job and Corinne Petraglia has already got a heavy dose of what it’s like to be Mayor Thomas Menino’s East Boston liaison—a job where you are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “I started two weeks ago and there has already been a fire, a...

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Logan Health Study Due out In the Spring

March 22, 2013
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It was his first piece of legislation back when he was a young state representative, now Senator Anthony Petruccelli is excited that the state’s comprehensive study on the health of residents surrounding Logan Airport–in particular residents living in East Boston—will be released this spring. For the first time a sophisticated study by the Massachusetts...

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Reach out for Youth Campaign

March 22, 2013
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Reach out for Youth Campaign

After delivering a $25,000 check for the Y’s annual “Reach Out For Youth Campaign” Tuesday morning, Massport’s Executive Director Thomas Glynn spent time reading books to the kids attending the East Boston YMCA’s daycare program.

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Satellite Companies Poised to Block City Ordinance

March 22, 2013
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As expected, the satellite dish companies are planning to file a lawsuit to block City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the City Council’s attempt to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like East Boston. LaMattina made the announcement at a recent community meeting. The proposed ordinance would have focused on the installation, maintenance,...

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School Committee Adopts New Assignment Plan

March 22, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston School Committee (BSC) voted to adopt the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s recommendation for a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The BSC voted to approve the Home-Based A option for schools in the city. The EAC voted to adopt the same...

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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

March 13, 2013
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JPNA Concerned About Muggings

Jeffries Point Steve Holt, like many of his neighbors, was shaken up by the recent muggings in his neighborhood. “I witnessed one of the muggings,” said Holt at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting. “So I became concerned about the safety of myself and my family.” While Captain Kelley McCormick was at...

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Green Plans at Suffolk Supported at MEPA Community Meeting

March 13, 2013
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While those present at last week’s Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) meeting at Suffolk Downs concerning environmental impacts a possible resort-style casino may create in the neighborhood, many were impressed by the developers plans to make a casino at Suffolk Downs the greenest in the nation, but the environmental activists remained skeptical about the...

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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

March 13, 2013
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TV Diner Co-host Jenny Johnson Chats with Frank Santarpio

TV Diner co-host Jenny Johnson chats with Frank Santarpio of Santarpio’s Pizza fame. Santarpio’s son-in-law Dave Modica and daughter, Carla, own and operate Ecco.

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Floating Restaurant Developers Put Project on Hold for a Year

March 13, 2013
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Developers that pitched anchoring a floating restaurant off East Boston’s shores will delay its plans for one year according to City Councilor Sal LaMattina. This concept of a ‘floating restaurant’ was dreamed up by Boston harbor Cruises’ Principal Owner Rick Nolan and was brought to the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) for consideration back...

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Police Seek Help in Finding Gas Station Robber

March 13, 2013
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East Boston police are looking for the community’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob the Mobil Gas Station on Meridian Street last Thursday. Police released a surveillance photo this week of the man being sought in connection with the incident. According to police at 7:12 p.m.  last Thursday evening officer received...

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