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BRA Keeps Border St. Units at Market Rate

July 3, 2013
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BRA Keeps Border St. Units at Market Rate

There was growing concerns among East Boston residents that the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Trinity Financial was looking to change its original plan of a majority market rate development on the Boston East waterfront parcel to a majority affordable housing development. However, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) quelled those rumors at...

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Global Withdraws Request for Ethanol Trains

July 3, 2013
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When everyone was ready to give up on fighting off Global Petroleum’s Ethanol train plan, State Sens. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) and Sen. Sal DiDomenico decided to get creative. Joining a dedicated crowd of residents from Eastie, Chelsea, Revere and Everett, they did the unthinkable – they rewrote the licensing laws to block the Global...

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Marginal St. Project Groundbreaking Thursday

June 26, 2013
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Marginal St. Project Groundbreaking Thursday

Developers of a new condo project on Marginal Street will break ground on 9-units of market rate housing Thursday. Owner Michele Catalano will join architect Elizabeth Whittaker and contractor DelVecchio Construction to break ground on the 4-story, 9-unit condo development on a vacant lot on Marginal. The lot, located at 282-286 Marginal St. has...

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FOL to Kick off Fundraising Event

June 26, 2013
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FOL to Kick off Fundraising Event

The East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) kicked off a fundraising effort with the goal of raising $50,000 to begin restoring the group of historic paintings titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King. The kick off was held Monday night at the Meridian Street branch. In April the FOL reached a...

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Building Collapses

June 26, 2013
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Building Collapses

Late in the afternoon last Thursday a large portion of an attached brick multifamily on Eutaw Street came tumbling to the ground. Construction workers had been spending the day hammering bricks on the home at 57 Eutaw St. trying to fix the structure’s outer wall. Witnesses reported hearing a big explosion as the wall...

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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer

June 26, 2013
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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer

Driving down Bennington Street you may have noticed the flowerpots lining the street’s center island are blooming with new flowers. These flowerpots, coupled with the period lighting, were installed back in 2006 as part of an ongoing beautification project for the Bennington Street corridor. Shown above, a city contractor plants summer flowers along the...

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East Boston YMCA Receives $25K Grant

June 26, 2013
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Through an anonymous donation the East Boston YMCA will get to work this summer constructing a Credit Recovery Lab at the Y’s Bremen Street facility for East Boston High School (EBHS) students. The $25,000 anonymous donation will create a state-of-the-art learning center at the Y for the 2013-2014 school year. The classroom space and...

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Bialecki Toured East Boston

June 25, 2013
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Bialecki Toured East Boston

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Senator Anthony Petruccelli talk with a representative from Cranshaw Construction to discuss the Portside at Pier One project. Bialecki toured East Boston development sites, businesses and programs Monday.

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Her Star-dom Is on the Rise: Gianna Simone Has a Role in the Hit Movie “Star Trek into Darkness”

June 25, 2013
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Her Star-dom  Is on the Rise: Gianna Simone Has a Role in the Hit Movie “Star Trek into Darkness”

Gianna Simone is celebrating a major milestone in her burgeoning career as a model and an actress. The 23-year-old East Boston native has a role as a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew in the current hit movie, “Star Trek Into Darkness” that debuted as the No. 1 movie in America and is...

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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

June 25, 2013
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Orient Heights Residents Not Sure About Cell Tower

Some at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) were weary about Mariner Tower’s proposed plans to put an 84ft. cell phone tower on McClellan Highway near the Extra Space Storage facility. Mariner Tower will appear before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 9 to seek zoning relief to construct the...

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