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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

May 1, 2013
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

Last Friday the East Boston Savings Bank celebrated 165 years in business with neighborhood-wide celebrations at all bank branches in Eastie. The events included promotions, raffle and a IPad give-a-way. “East Boston Savings Bank owes its success over the past 165 years to the exceptional loyalty of our customers and the hard work of...

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Walk for Music Zumix Style

May 1, 2013
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Walk for Music Zumix Style

Over 200 participants, parents, staff, and supporters marched with Zumix in the two-mile walk around the Fenway area Sunday as part of the annual Walk for Music fundraiser.

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Carol Johnson Gets Mixed Reviews in Leading Local Schools

May 1, 2013
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She was a figure criticized by some in East Boston for her decision to close schools and hailed by others for helping revamp the student assignment process and improve school performance. Last week, Boston School Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson announced her plans to retire after a six-year tenure in Boston. Johnson, who recently lost...

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“Wounded Vet Ride” Draws 3,500 Cyclists

May 1, 2013
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Over 3,500 motorcycles made their way through East Boston Saturday as part of the 3rd Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’ to raise money to for three local veterans wounded in combat overseas. This year’s event followed a 40-mile route along the North Shore, down Bennington Street in Eastie and ended at Suffolk Downs Racetrack with...

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Students Learn About Their Environment

May 1, 2013
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Last year, Massport and Radio Disney partnered with several East Boston Public Schools to bring environmental awareness to third grade students in the neighborhood. As part of the program Massport challenged the students in each 3rd grade class in participating schools to participate in a bottle cap recycling program as a way to shape...

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East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

April 24, 2013
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East Boston Stops at 2:50 p.m. to Remember

The usual urban hustle and bustle of Meridian Street came to halt Monday afternoon in front of the District 7 Police Station to observe the 2:50 p.m. moment of silence for the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing and slain MIT Officer Sean Collier as he pursued the two suspects Thursday night in...

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A Relaxed Setting

April 24, 2013
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A Relaxed Setting

Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle at a house party on Leyden Street last Thursday night. Tuttle and Suffolk Downs have been attending these parties to give the racetrack and community the opportunity to open dialogue in an informal setting.

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New Regulations for Rental Units Outlined in Talk

April 24, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) held an educational seminar for landlords in Boston regarding the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. Beginning on May 1, 2013 the new ordinance will cover about...

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Adams School Receives Grant for IPads

April 24, 2013
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The Samuel Adams Elementary School was recently the recipient of a grant from the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest so the school could purchase IPads for autistic students attending the school. Michelle Lamacchia, who is the Autism Strand Specialist at the school, said the school currently has three classrooms dedicated to students...

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Basile’s Bill Seeks to Aid Those Hurt in Bombing

April 24, 2013
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America is at war against terrorism and Representative Carlo Basile said the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing are casualties of that war and should receive help from the state. Basile has amended his wounded veterans bill to include those severely injured during last week’s attack. “Just like our wounded veterans that are...

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