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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 7, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be singed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. East Boston, the North End and Charlestown will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Leaves Only Minor Disruptions

While Hurricane Sandy packed a milder punch than what was expected for East Boston and the surrounding area, the storm did cause its fair share of problems for residents. High winds with some gusts topping 50 mph, Sandy brought down trees across Eastie Monday causing several brief power outages in the neighborhood. However, a...

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Police Searching for Suspect in Attack

October 31, 2012
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Police are searching for a male suspect after another woman was attacked last week on her way home from the train station. This is the sixth attack on a woman in East Boston since August. The incident occurred last Wednesday at 1 a.m. The victim told officers she was physically assaulted while walking in...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Nuisance Control

October 31, 2012
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Loud parties in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords who rent to irresponsible tenants has been a quality of life issue in East Boston for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is...

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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

October 24, 2012
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Manny Lopes Appointed New CEO of EBNHC

Anyone involved in the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center knows that Manny Lopes is a dedicated leader and one of the most recognizable figures in and around town. So it came as no surprise last week when President Jack Cradock and the Health Center’s Chairwoman Rita Sorrento announced Lopes as the new CEO of...

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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

October 24, 2012
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Police Step Up Program Keeping Women Safe

In response to the recent sexual assaults in East Boston, the Boston Police Department is offering a free women’s self defense program called RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) to women in the community. The program, sponsored by the Boston Police, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Jeffries Yacht Club will run the class beginning...

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NOAH to Receive Grant to Help Prevent Foreclosures

October 24, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) will be one of 18 community based organization across the state sharing in a total of $4 million in HomeCorps grants to help address the foreclosure crisis. The grant funding for NOAH will go to assist homeowners and renters impacted by the foreclosure crisis, revitalize distressed and...

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Orient Heights Station Makeover

October 24, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street is in full swing and, according to the MBTA, major construction should last until spring of 2014. Staging for the construction project began in the spring and by midsummer most of the old, dilapidated station was torn down. Only...

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Roseland Commits to Starting Project on Waterfront

October 17, 2012
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Roseland Commits to Starting Project on Waterfront

Roseland Property’s Project Manager Joe Shea was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting last Tuesday to announce some good news for the neighborhood. Shea said his company, after nearly a decade of starts and stops, is ready to begin construction on East Boston’s first waterfront development project. Shea said activity at the site...

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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

October 17, 2012
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Chelsea St. Building to Be Razed This Week

The last buildings affected by the October 2011 building collapse on Chelsea Street is being demolished this week. Demolition crews have begun razing the buildings from 41-39 Chelsea St.—a row of brick buildings that were connected to the building that collapsed on October 14, 2011. These buildings were structurally compromised after 47 Chelsea St....

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