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Central Square Renovation to Begin

June 4, 2015
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After years of waiting the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood has finally been accepted. City Councilor Sal LaMattina said at a meeting last Thursday that after several failed bid attempts by the city, construction on the long-awaited project will finally break ground in July. “We will...

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Senate Approves $38.09 Billion Budget

June 4, 2015
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Senate Majority Whip Anthony Petruccelli and the Senate voted on a $38.09 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 and in it are several earmarks to held East Boston. Petruccelli said the budget makes critical investments in key areas of local aid, education, economic development and services for vulnerable and under-served populations. “I was proud...

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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

June 4, 2015
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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

Last week East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) joined forces with ULI Boston/New England to present a series of recommendations on climate resiliency strategies for neighborhood. Last Wednesday at the East Boston Library, as part of NOAH’s ongoing Climate Adaptation Workshops, NOAH and ULI developed a goal to design a community resiliency plan...

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Observing Memorial Day

May 28, 2015
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Observing Memorial Day

Veteran Johnny Connelli of the DAV bows his head as ‘Taps’ is played on Monday morning in Central Square Park during the annual Memorial Day Exercises. The exercises featured the East Boston High JROTC and a keynote address by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gerald Wellman.

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Seeing Blue

May 28, 2015
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Seeing Blue

Members of the East Boston Engine 9/Ladder 2 crews posed for a picture as the Blue Angels elite Navy pilots flew over Eastie on Tuesday at noon. The planned flyover was for a photo shoot to help promote the elite performers.

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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

May 28, 2015
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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

East Boston Central Catholic School had some special visitors last Thursday afternoon as part Catholic Schools Foundation’s (CSF) annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Bus Tour. New England Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett joined Peter Lynch of Fidelity and Marc White of J.P. Morgan Chase, to meet EBCCS students they support through the Inner-City Scholarship...

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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

May 28, 2015
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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

Two East Boston projects down will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. Both the Coppersmith Village and Paris Village projects will receive money as part of a citywide initiative to create or preserve 1,194 affordable housing units. The funding is possible through...

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JPNA Looking to Develop Sumner St. Parcel

May 28, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) announced two opportunities for the currently vacant lot at 294 Sumner St and is working in partnership with the community and the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to create a proposal process that will benefit residents of the community. JPNA has set a timeline and several deadlines as...

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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

May 28, 2015
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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

With the unofficial start of summer kicking off this past Memorial Day weekend, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has some good news to report on the water quality of East Boston’s Constitution Beach. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Beach Water Report Card, Eastie’s only beach scored high marks for water...

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Walk for Music

May 21, 2015
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Walk for Music

This year’s Walk for Music kicked off Sunday, May 17 at the Zumix Firehouse on Sunday. Zumix participants joined over 250 community members for the 2-mile walk to support its award-winning music and youth empowerment programs.

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