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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

April 1, 2016
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Eastie Homicide Victim Identified

By John Lynds The man killed last Tuesday night has been identified as Luigi Epifania, 32, of East Boston and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder. Epifania was found shot to death at 7 Woodsworth St. last Tuesday night by police. Epifania gained notoriety in Eastie for a string of violent...

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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

April 1, 2016
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Bremen Street Development Set to Break Ground

By John Lynds After receiving Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last year, the project to bring over 90 residential units to a former industrial lot on the corner of Bremen and Porter Streets hit a snag, according to the attorney for the project, Jeff Drago. At a Gove Street Citizens Association meeting Monday night,...

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Representative Madaro Fighting to Keep MBTA Late Night Service Going

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro wanted to see just how expensive it would be for his constituents who rely on MBTA late night service once it is cancelled by the T. With hundreds of Eastie residents working late night shifts at Boston bars, restaurants and hotels downtown, Madaro decided to...

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Loftel Project Approved by the Boston Zoning Board

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Following votes in favor of the East Boston Loftel project by both the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) and the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the project at its meeting last Tuesday. The $20 million projects plans...

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Just Say No:Tanner Delivers his Message of Hope to EBCC Students

March 25, 2016
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Just Say No:Tanner Delivers his Message of Hope to EBCC Students

By Cary Shuman Michael Tanner knows first hand how substance abuse can derail a young person’s life. The 31-year-old East Boston resident is a recovering substance user who is trying to help students make the right choices. Tanner has been delivering his inspirational message to East Boston Central Catholic (EBCC) sixth, seventh, and eighth...

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EBNHC’s Ernani DeAraujo Receives Emerging Leader Award

March 25, 2016
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EBNHC’s Ernani DeAraujo Receives Emerging Leader Award

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center General Counsel and Compliance Manager Ernani DeAraujo was named an Emerging Leader by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, which is part of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University “I’m honored to have been selected as a Geiger...

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McClellan Highway Billboard Battle Heats Up

March 25, 2016
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McClellan Highway Billboard Battle Heats Up

By John Lynds The developer of the Hilton Garden Inn on McClellan Highway, First Bristol Vice President James Karam said he could not recall agreeing to the Impact Advisory Board’s request to not place any large signage on the property. At Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting regarding Logan Communications proposal to...

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EBSB to Change the Concept of ‘Mobile’ Banking

March 25, 2016
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By John Lynds On a cold winter morning East Boston Savings CEO Richard Gavegnano was sitting in traffic in New York City and witnessed something amazing and had an epiphany. “There I was in New York for a meeting,” said Gavegnano. “I was stuck in traffic and I looked out the window, it had...

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After a Two Year Closure,Government Center MBTA Station Reopens

March 25, 2016
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After a Two Year Closure,Government Center MBTA Station Reopens

By John Lynds On Monday City Councilor Sal LaMattina headed over from City Hall where he could see from his office window the construction of the Government Center MBTA station progress over the past two years. “This has been hard for my constituents in East Boston,” said LaMattina. “So many people rely on the...

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Toll Plaza Removal:Project Could Lead to Future Depression of Route 1A and the Reconnection of Historic Streets?

March 17, 2016
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Toll Plaza Removal:Project Could Lead to Future Depression of Route 1A and the Reconnection of Historic Streets?

By John Lynds In the early 1930s an entire section of East Boston was decimated by the construction of the Sumner Tunnel and East Boston Toll Plaza. A thriving section of the community that ran along Porter Street from Central Square to Bremen Street was dotted with shops, push cart vendors and homes. These...

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