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City Starts Construction on $4m Central Sq. Rehab

December 12, 2012
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After working out some minor details with the community over the summer, The City of Boston Transportation Department has begun preliminary construction on the $4 million project to rehab Central Square. Beginning last week, construction crews began excavating portions of Meridian Street around the square and will continue working as long as weather allows....

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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

December 5, 2012
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Garage Owner Fined, Ordered to Clean Up Wetlands Area

East Boston environmental activists that have worked for decades to try and keep the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation clean are happy that a local auto repair shop will pay a hefty fine for contaminating the wetlands there. D&M Auto Doctor on Bennington Street, a business that residents have complained about for years and has...

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A Good Idea Just Keeps Getting Better

December 5, 2012
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What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents look forward to each Christmas Season and this year’s 8th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser is shaping up to be no different. Over 500 supporters are expected to turn out for the event set for Friday, December 14...

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EBNHC Bringing Weight Watchers to Eastie

December 5, 2012
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East Boston has an obesity rate 18 percent higher than the city average. To combat this growing epidemic, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is partnering with the City of Boston to bring highly successful Weight Watchers program to the community. Last week, EBNHC officials joined the Mayor’s Office, the Boston Public Health...

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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

November 30, 2012
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Volunteers Help with Thanksgiving at Crossroads

On a cold Sunday morning last week, 13 volunteers worked tirelessly at Crossroads Family Shelter to distribute turkeys to East Boston families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. While the Havre Street shelter is better known in the community as a transitional homeless shelter for dozens of families and their children, Thanksgiving draws hundreds...

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Bypass Road Officially Opens

November 30, 2012
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Bypass Road Officially Opens

Nearly four decades after longtime East Boston activist, the late Marty Coughlin came up with the idea for a bypass road to remove Logan Airport related traffic from residential streets, Massport joined federal, state and local officials to officially Monday open the $23.5 million road named in his honor. “The opening of the Martin...

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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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