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East Boston Gets Moving

June 5, 2013
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East Boston Gets Moving

Sponsored by New Balance Foundation, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Let’s Get Movin’ Walk/Run for Fitness begins as young participants in the program begin the race.

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New Outdoor Seating Area in Maverick Square

June 5, 2013
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New Outdoor Seating Area in Maverick Square

Customers enjoy a lunch break at Market Caf’s new outdoor seating area in Maverick Square.

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Hitting the Local Jackpot: MCAA Donates $5,000 Each to Zumix and Salesians B&G

June 5, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club and Zumix will each receive a  $5,000 grant from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) as part of $120,000 in community grants that went to 24  Boston nonprofits during the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on May 29. The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership...

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ISD Meets with Residents About Housing Ordinance

June 5, 2013
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Last week the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) officials were at the Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting to remind residents of the new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in East Boston safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. ISD will begin inspecting rental...

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Lights, Camera, Action Coming Soon for Eagle Hill Residents

June 5, 2013
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Representatives from Columbia Pictures were at a recent East Boston community meeting to brief Eagle Hill residents on the impacts of filming a new Denzel Washington movie may have on the surrounding community. Columbia Picture’s Mark Fitzgerald attended last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting and said filming in Eastie would begin in...

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Man Arraigned on Stabbing Charges

June 5, 2013
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An East Boston man was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon this week after his bizarre tale he told police of a mysterious machete-wielding man breaking into his apartment and stabbing his drinking buddy. Hugo Ventura, 30, of East Boston was arraigned on charges he stabbed his drinking companion in the...

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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

May 29, 2013
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Route 1A Bridge is Deemed as ‘Fracture Critical’

It’s a span of Route 1A over Bennington Street that hundreds of East Boston motorists drive over and under everyday without thinking much about it. However, that seemingly innocuous stretch of highway could be more dangerous than you think. Last week’s collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River outside of Seattle has...

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Chamber’s $10,000 Dinner

May 29, 2013
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Chamber’s $10,000 Dinner

Karen Pastore and Joseph Ruggiero during last week’s annual Chamber of Commerce $10,000 dinner at the Boston Harbor Hyatt. As always, Ruggiero served as the Master of Ceremonies during last Thursday’s exciting event. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards helping expand Chamber programs in the community.

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Petruccelli Blocks Ethanol Train Proposal

May 29, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with help from Senators Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen, added language last week during a late night session to amend the state’s Chapter 91 law. The amendment’s language would block Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their facility on the East...

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Rubin Retiring from EBHS

May 29, 2013
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East Boston High School Headmaster Michael Rubin has been hailed as a neighborhood institution. As a coach and educator at the school for nearly three decades Rubin’s success with area high schoolers both on the court and in the classroom has been unparalleled. Unfortunately, Rubin’s storied career at the school is coming to an...

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