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Chris Marchi, East Boston Times Man of the Year

January 1, 2013
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Chris Marchi, East Boston Times Man of the Year

There are not too many people that will sacrifice time away from family to volunteer for the better good of the community. In East Boston there are a select few but in 2012 local environmental activist Chris Marchi stood out. For the better part of two years, Marchi led a group of activists to...

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Alexandra Montes McNeil, East Boston Times Woman of the Year

January 1, 2013
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Alexandra Montes McNeil, East Boston Times Woman of the Year

Three years after taking over the reigns of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil helped turn around a once failing school. Once a place that resembled the set of a gritty school drama complete with a cast of gang members and drug dealers, the Umana has transformed into a bona...

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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

January 1, 2013
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Callahan Tunnel: Now a Dangerous Ride

If you are from East Boston you already know that the Callahan Tunnel that connects Eastie to rest of the city is not one of the most eye-appealing tunnels. However, two weeks ago the tunnel went from an eyesore to dangerous. A 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of...

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East Boston Residents Join Others in Opposing Ethanol Trains

January 1, 2013
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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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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

December 25, 2012
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Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Ct School Shooting

Last Thursday, dozens of students staff and families came together from across the neighborhood to take part in an hour-long candlelight vigil in honor of the students and teachers killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The event included a moment of silence, songs and prayers for the victims. There...

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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

December 25, 2012
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Foreclosure Information Event Held for Residents

Last Thursday, Vida Urbana’s North Side Bank Tenants Association (NSBTA) hosted an Independent Foreclosure Review information event for East Boston residents at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Paris Street. The event was designed to help homeowners who were part of a foreclosure action on their primary residence in 2009 or 2010. According to...

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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

December 25, 2012
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East Boston Police Arrest Man on Weapons Charges

With East Boston and the country already on edge after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. a man from Halifax, Nova Scotia was arrested last Tuesday on weapons charges in East Boston. The man was found to be in possession of some of the same guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina Votes in Favor of Safer Housing

December 25, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 9 councilors voting in favor of a 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. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this...

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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

December 20, 2012
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‘Jingle Bells’ During the School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.

East Boston Central Catholic School’s K-0 class performs ‘Jingle Bells’ during the school’s annual Christmas Pageant. This year’s pageant was dedicated and performed in honor of the students and staff that lost they lives last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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This is Not the Bypass Road

December 20, 2012
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This is Not the Bypass Road

An 18-Wheeler block Neptune Road nearly three weeks after the opening of the long-awaited Marty Coughlin Bypass Road. Massport is working to get more Logan Airport related traffic to use the newly opened $24 million road that cuts under Day Square.

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