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Division of Banks Approves EBSB Mobile Bank Truck

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Massachusetts Division of Banks (MDB) signed off on East Boston Savings Bank’s plan to put the local bank on wheels. The MDB’s decision approved EBSB’s notice to establish a mobile branch office and wrote there was no objection to the plan in its decision. EBSB Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano...

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JPNA Approves Sumner Street Project

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted at their May meeting Monday night 23 to 1 in favor of a market rate rental development on Sumner Street. The proposal plans to combine six lots at 287-391 Sumner St and 10 Sumner Pl., demolish the current home at 387-391 Sumner St. and build...

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East Boston Museum Art Show A Huge Success

May 7, 2016
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East Boston Museum Art Show A Huge Success

By John Lynds The group of residents trying to bring a permanent East Boston Museum to the neighborhood held a very successful art show last Thursday to raise awareness for the future museum. Over 600 people attended the art exhibit at the East Boston Atlantic Works Gallery on Border Street. The exhibit featured a...

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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

May 7, 2016
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The Spirit of the Garden:East Boston Resident Dena Dimarzo Honored with Prestigious National Hilton Garden Inn Award

Hilton Garden Inn, the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, has honored lifelong East Boston resident Dena DiMarzo, of the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport with the company’s Spirit of the Garden Award. The award designates DiMarzo as a top performer within the global brand of Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Nominated by...

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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

May 7, 2016
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Wounded Vet Ride Set for May 14,Woman Vet Among Honorees

By John Lynds Over 6,000 motorcycles will roar through East Boston and the North Shore Saturday as part of the 6th Annual ‘Wounded Vet Ride’ on Saturday May 14. The annual event raises money to for four local veterans wounded in combat overseas. The daylong event, founded by area resident and U.S. Marine Andrew...

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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

May 7, 2016
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MassDot Makes Slight Changes to Toll Plaza Project

By John Lynds After hearing residents’ complaints that there hasn’t been enough community input for the proposed changes to the Sumner Tunnel Toll Plaza as MassDOT moves to implement All Electronic Tolling (AET) in Eastie, officials came back with some changes. At a community meeting recently, MassDOT’s presentation was similar to the one given...

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Boston Licensing Board Approves Lift on BYOB Ban

May 7, 2016
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By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in East Boston. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work...

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State Senate Final Election Set for Tuesday May 10

May 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman East Boston’s registered voters can cast their ballots in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate general election Tuesday, May 10. Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore, whose family has its law offices in East Boston, is the lone candidate on the ballot, having topped the ticket in the seven-candidate race for...

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Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

April 29, 2016
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Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

Mayor Martin Walsh has been encouraging local businesses and schools to come together in helping shape Boston’s future workforce by giving students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. On April 20, Stephen Whalen, Managing Partner of CRM Property Management Corp., distributed 30 new Chromebooks to Donald McKay and Umana Barnes students. “I think...

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Heating Up:Eversource and Channel Fish Square Off Again at OHNC Meeting

April 29, 2016
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By John Lynds Representatives from East Boston’s Chanel Fish and Eversource squared off again at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meeting. Again both parties presented the pros and cons of Eversource’s plans to build a substation City Yards directly across from American Legion Playground in Eagle Square. Chanel Fish’s attorney Don Berardi and...

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