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Public Interest Attorney Lydia Edwards Announces Her Run for State Senate

December 17, 2015
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Public Interest Attorney Lydia Edwards Announces Her Run for State Senate

East Boston advocate for domestic workers, working families, immigrants and the disabled launches campaign Boston, MA – Lydia Edwards, a public interest attorney and union member at Greater Boston Legal Services and East Boston resident, has announced that she is running for State Senator for the First Suffolk and Middlesex district. State Senator Anthony...

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Loftel Project Approved by the BRA

December 17, 2015
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Loftel Project Approved by the BRA

Following votes in favor of the East Boston Loftel project by both the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project at its meeting last week. The $20 million projects plans to convert the old industrial building on the corner of Porter...

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Mayor’s Trolley Tour

December 10, 2015
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Mayor’s Trolley Tour

Mayor Martin Walsh begins the countdown with East Boston residents to light the Christmas Tree in Maverick Square on Sunday.

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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

December 10, 2015
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Senator Petruccelli to Resign

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced that he will resign effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector. Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new member of their...

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Eastie Looks to Fill Petruccelli’s Seat

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Senator Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring. Already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign sometime in January. The seat has remained anchored in East Boston since Judge Mario Umana won the seat...

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Massport Explains Reasons for Expanding Terminal E

December 10, 2015
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Massport Explains Reasons for Expanding Terminal E

At the regular monthly meetings of  Jeffries Point Neighborhood Council and Orient Heights Neighborhood Council and also a special  Massport sponsored meeting that included representatives from the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration, Massport  laid out the reasons for expanding Terminal E by  constructing three gates, previously permitted as part of...

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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...

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Thanksgiving 2015 in East Boston

December 3, 2015
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Thanksgiving 2015 in East Boston

A very Happy Thanksgiving. Frank Gerardi and John Cannata enjoy their Thanksgiving Day meal last Thursday at Sacred Heart Church as part of Rep. Adrian Madaro Thanksgiving Day Dinner benefit.

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Gove St.Assoc Votes to Support Loftel project

December 3, 2015
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By Cary Shuman The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted by a 30-4 margin at its monthly meeting Monday to support the construction of the Loftel Boston hotel on the site of a former factory at 151 Porter St., which is at the corner of Orleans Street. Members of the GSCA cast their ballots...

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ISD Commissioner Speaks at Gove St. Assoc. Meeting

December 3, 2015
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By Cary Shuman William Christopher Jr., commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for the City of Boston, gave an informative talk about the workings of the department and the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals Monday at a meeting of the Gove Street Citizens Association. Christopher, an architect, said over the past 18 months...

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