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Competition for Casino License and Suffolk Downs?

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Eastie’s Depaulo Joins Staff at Project Bread

November 30, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread announced last week it has added two new administrators to the state’s leading anti-hunger organization team, one of which is an Eastie resident. Sheila DePaulo, of East Boston has been hired as an Assistant Operations Manager and Gabrielle Farrell has been hired as a Communications Associate in Public Relations....

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Connolly Presents Alternative to BPS School Choice Proposal

November 30, 2012
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At-large City Councilor John Connolly’s alternative to the Boston Public School Department’s school choice proposal is gaining momentum among city residents. “Currently, 6,551 Bostonians have signed a petition in support of the Quality Choice Plan — an alternative plan to reform the student assignment system in Boston Public Schools,” said Connolly. Last month the...

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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

November 21, 2012
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Remembering the Firefighters : Service Held for Those Who Died in Luongo Restaurant Fire

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina first took office in 2006 a Boston Firefighter approached him after an event and they asked the new councilor if he could do something for the six firefighters that were killed in Maverick Square during the Luongo Fire on November 15, 1942. “I never really heard of the Luongo...

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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

November 21, 2012
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Residents Hear Plans on New Development

The Fall River based developer who purchased a large swath of land on McClellan Highway and plans to develop a hotel, restaurant and retail space briefed residents at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting on the $32 million project. First Bristol Corp., known for the development of Hotels and high-end residential units in...

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Activists Seek State Officials to Oppose Ethanol Trains

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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Memorial Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nov. 29

November 21, 2012
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Woodlawn Cemetery officials have announced that they will be holding its’ twelfth annual Christmas Ecumenical Memorial Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Raymond K. Pavlik, President and Chief Executive Officer in making the announcement said “this is a difficult season for those who have lost a loved one;...

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East Boston is True Blue in Election

November 14, 2012
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East Boston is True Blue in Election

East Boston was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Seventy-four percent of Eastie voters supported Obama over Romney during the state’s general...

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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

November 14, 2012
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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

Following a private developer’s decision to abandon his plans to build condos at the former Savio High School building, the Edward Brooke Charter School has stepped in and will make the former high school its new homes in Eastie. Currently the Brooke, which opened this year at the former home of the Salesians Boys...

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Rodney Strong Winery Donates to Project Bread

November 14, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread will again team up with one of California’s premier wineries to help feed residents this winter. Rodney Strong Vineyards, one of Sonoma County’s finest family owned and operated wineries, has donated $7,000 to Project Bread. This is the third year in a row that Rodney Strong has committed to...

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