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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

August 20, 2015
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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

Former Marblehead High School football star and senior class president Joel Katz (second from right) was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) and Tom Lyons Tire in Waltham. Pictured at the presentation ceremony are, from left, Dick Cole, executive director of NETSA, Winthrop resident Bob...

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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

August 20, 2015
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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

Catherine Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, has died. Leonard-McLean, who lived in West Roxbury and was formerly of Mission Hill, passed away on Sunday August 16 after a...

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Maverick Street Project Approved

August 20, 2015
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Maverick Street Project Approved

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 10 to 7 to approve the project at 202 Maverick Street. The project will now go to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for approval and will be subjected to Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 review due to the size and scope of the project. The developer of...

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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

August 20, 2015
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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

The  August 3 partial building collapse at 173-175 Maverick Street has put a local developer and property manager under the microscope and on the radar of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher.  Christopher said he toured the building after the collapse and was not happy about the condition. “He has stabilized the...

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Beach Art

August 14, 2015
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Beach Art

San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who has been working on beach art since 2004, joined resident Saturday at Constitution Beach to create a gigantic piece of geometric public sand art.

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CDC Chosen as Developer of Meridian Street Branch Library

August 14, 2015
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) beat out three other proposals and was chosen as the designated developer of the former Meridian Street branch library by the  the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The announcement last week by DND set off a firestorm on social media with many residents frustrated over the city’s...

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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

August 14, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, representatives from Hilton Garden Inn, developer First Bristol Corp and construction company Consigli joined together to cut the ribbon on the first new hotel built in East Boston in 14 years. The hotel was erected on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway after Fall River based...

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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

August 14, 2015
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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

The proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. has gone under Boston Redevelopment (BRA) review. The review period will last until Monday, September 7 with public comment periods on the project due by that date. Comments can be sent to the the BRA at One City Hall, 9th Floor, Boston,...

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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

August 14, 2015
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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

A major water main break on Cottage Street in East Boston Monday night caused two sink holes to open up on the street, nearly swallowing one car whole. Crews responded at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 162-168 Cottage St. for a 10-inch water main break on the street. The water quickly flooded...

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American Legion Playground

August 5, 2015
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American Legion Playground

Mayor Martin Walsh joins the East Boston community in cutting the ribbon last Wednesday on the newly rehabbed American Legion Playground.

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