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City Officials Seek Restrictions on Pit Bulls Following Attack

October 11, 2012
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After two pit bulls went on a rampage and terrorized residents in Jeffries Point and Maverick Square last week, Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina are looking to put more restrictions on the breed. Police had to shoot one of the two pit bulls last Friday afternoon after the dogs broke through...

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Police Brief Community on Measures Following Assaults

October 11, 2012
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Last Thursday night at East Boston High School, Commissioner Ed Davis briefed the community on the recent rash of sexual assaults in the neighborhood. By Monday, Boston Police Department spokeswoman, Cheryl Fiandaca announced that police have arrested one suspect for a sexual assault that occurred at the corner of Brook and Saratoga Streets on...

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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

October 4, 2012
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Don Orione Adult Day Care Helping Residents Be Active

There was a time when Ron Kocher would just stay at home for days on end with no social interaction with the outside world. That all ended two years ago when he began attending the Don Orione’s Adult Day Care program in East Boston three days a week. “I used to just stay home...

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It’s Our Turn on Sunday : Columbus Day Parade to Kick off at 1 P.m.; Officials to Honor Memory of Late Joe Keohane

October 4, 2012
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It’s Our Turn on Sunday : Columbus Day Parade to Kick off at 1 P.m.; Officials to Honor Memory of Late Joe Keohane

Every two years the Columbus Day Parade makes its way back from the North End to East Boston and this year’s parade is sure not to disappoint. With four divisions, dozens of marching bands and a parade that will last nearly four hours, the daylong parade is sure to make organizers proud. This year’s...

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Eastie Man Infected with West Nile Virus

October 4, 2012
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An East Boston man has been infected with the West Nile Virus (WNV) and public health officials are anxiously awaiting the season’s first freeze that will kill off the area’s mosquito population and end the threat here. The Eastie man was in his 40s and hospitalized last week but has since been released with...

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Officials Call for Meeting to Discuss Recent Attacks

October 4, 2012
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Three sexual assaults that occurred last week in a six hour period have prompted East Boston’s three elected officials to call for a community wide meeting on Thursday. The assaults occured less than a week after a man wielding a gun broke into an apartment and tried to rape two women and a month...

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Eastie Parents Look at School Zone Options

October 4, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in East Boston. On Saturday at East Boston High School, BPS Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson and other school officials went over the plan for Eastie and the city. “The plan...

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Food Truck Festival

September 26, 2012
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Food Truck Festival

Hundreds of local residents from East Boston and Revere attended the Food Truck Festival held at Suffolk Downs Saturday afternoon. A full slate of thoroughbred racing added to the excitement at the track.

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Lynds to Be Honored at ABCD Awards

September 26, 2012
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John Lynds, news reporter for the East Boston Times Free Press for 11 years, will be one of the honorees at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Volunteer Celebration Thursday at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Lynds will be recognized as a “Community Hero” in recognition of his dedication to the East...

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McNeil to Be Honored for Work at Umana

September 26, 2012
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Three years after taking over the reins of the Mario Umana Middle School Academy, Principal Alexandra Montes McNeil will be honored Thursday night at Fenway Park for her work helping to turn around a once failing school. The Boston Society of Civil Engineers as Boston’s Outstanding Educator of the Year will honor McNeil, who...

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