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More Police Presence on Local Streets

September 26, 2012
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The Boston Police have put a show of force on the streets of East Boston following a recent rash of disturbing crimes—two of which took place last Wednesday night. The first incident took place at 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday night in busy Maverick Square. In front of dozens of witnesses in the recently renovated...

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A True Hero

September 20, 2012
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A True Hero

Paul Antonino is presented with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery during a State House ceremony as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s annual September 11 recognition of local heroes. Antonino was recognized for his heroism that saved lives during an April fire in East Boston.

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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

September 20, 2012
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Red/Blue Line Connector Still Up for Consideration

Rumors have been floating around that the Mass Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) is looking to scrap the Red Line/Blue Line Connector, a major transportation initiative that was the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in 2010. Last Wednesday the EOT held a public hearing on the matter and will accept written...

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Activists Fighting Ethanol Trains

September 20, 2012
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A coalition of activists from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Everett joined together at the Williams School in Chelsea last Thursday night to update residents on Global Oil’s plan to begin shipping ethanol into the area via train and storing the hazardous material at its facility on the East Boston/Revere line. While Global’s plans...

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Antonio Cited for Heroism in Saving Lives

September 20, 2012
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The Wakefield man responsible for saving dozens of lives during a terrible fire on Chelsea Street back in April was honored at the State House last Tuesday for his heroism. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray presented Paul Antonino, 53, with the 11th annual Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery during a State House ceremony...

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Council Revisits Redistricting After Menino Vetoes First Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston 7-6 back on August 22, but Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the plan on September 6. He said he was responding to what was right and to the complaints of activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some...

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Shooting Has Barnes School Residents Concerned

September 20, 2012
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An isolated shooting that went largely unnoticed in East Boston had elderly residents living in the Barnes School on edge. The shooting, which occurred on Sunday, September 2 at the corner of Marion and Saratoga Streets in front of the Barnes, involved two men that knew one another and could have had a prior...

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EBSB’s Gavegnano Rings Bell to Officially Close Stock Market

September 12, 2012
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EBSB’s Gavegnano Rings Bell to Officially Close Stock Market

Richard Gavegnano, chairman and CEO of Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, rang the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market on August 31. This was the second time Mr. Gavegnano has been chosen for the bell ringing ceremony.  The first time was in January of 2008 when...

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Campatelli Upsets Lamattina in Registrer of Probate Contest

September 12, 2012
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Campatelli Upsets Lamattina in Registrer of Probate Contest

District 1 voters were shocked Thursday night when City Councilor Sal LaMattina came into what many expected to be a victory party at the East Boston Yacht Club and conceded the election for Registrer of Probate to Patty Campatelli. While LaMattina beat Campatelli decisively in East Boston, Charlestown and the North End and did...

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Central Sq. Rehab Design Plans Done

September 12, 2012
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After working on some minor details with the community the City of Boston announced that the plan to rehab Central Square is at 100 percent design. The city has sent the project out to bid this week and hopes to find a contractor over the next few months to begin construction in spring 2013....

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