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East Boston YMCA and NOAH Receive Better Beaches Grant

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds Both the East Boston YMCA and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) were recipients of the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s annual Better Beaches grant program. The two Eastie non-profits were among 27 organizations along the state’s shoreline that will run free activities for residents this summer. The YMCA received $2,500...

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School Department Holds First Build BPS Workshop in East Boston

June 17, 2017
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By John Lynds During his last State of the City Mayor Martin Walsh said he is committing $1 billion to Boston Public School (BPS) buildings to catalyze long-term investment. The commitment was the culmination of information that city officials have been collecting on Boston’s student population, school facilities, and neighborhoods. This information has been...

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Battle of Noddle Island

June 9, 2017
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Battle of Noddle Island

Sashia Flores played with a kite during the 3rd Annual Battle of Noddle Island Re-Enactment and celebration on Saturday afternoon, June 3, at the Condor Urban Wild.

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Lots of Security Expected at Historic Ship Parade

June 9, 2017
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Lots of Security Expected at Historic Ship Parade

By John Lynds With over one million spectators and 49 historic sailing ships from 13 nations converging on Boston Harbor on Saturday, June 17 the 2017 parade of sailing ships is expected to be an exciting afternoon on the city’s waterfront. However, while the event will be a fun-filled day for Boston residents and...

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A Look Inside Boston’s Traffic Management Center

June 9, 2017
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A Look Inside Boston’s Traffic Management Center

By John Lynds Inside the City of Boston’s Traffic Management Center last week Boston Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly was keeping a close eye on the traffic in East Boston during rush hour where Gillooly and his team have access to 400 cameras set up at intersections around the city. However, lately a...

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New Fresh Food Pilot Program Comes to Eastie Schools

June 9, 2017
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New Fresh Food Pilot Program Comes to Eastie Schools

By John Lynds School lunch, usually frozen food that’s prepackaged and reheated for the masses, has historically not been the most appetizing meal for students. However, for thousands of low-income students it may be the lion’s share of nutrition these kids get during the day. But what if school lunch was freshly made using...

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Eastie Part of Recent Mumps Outbreak

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds The state’s Department of Public Health’s (DPH) spokeswoman Ann Scales confirmed that some of 12 new cases of mumps that are part of an ongoing outbreak in the area originated in East Boston. Since the end of March, 12 cases have been reported in Eastie, Boston, Chelsea and Revere among the...

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East Boston Schools Receive Funding to Expand Arts Education

June 9, 2017
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EdVestors, an urban education improvement non-profit in Boston announced today the 2017 BPS Arts Expansion Fund Grants, a commitment of $600,000 in grants to schools working with nonprofits and/or teaching artists to expand, sustain or deepen access to arts education for BPS students. ​Eight schools in Charlestown and East Boston will receive funding. The...

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Applications for Artist Live/Work Space Now Available at Boston East

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds One of the amenities that made the Boston East Site waterfront development project on Border Street unique was the plan to include affordable living and work space for East Boston’s growing artist community. Situated right next door to the Atlantic Works Building, the home of the East Boston Artists Group, the...

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Zumix Gets $100K Grant from Cummings Foundation

June 9, 2017
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By John Lynds Zumix announced that it was chosen as one of 100 local Massachusetts-based nonprofits that will be receiving a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant is part of the Cummings Foundation’s ‘$100K for 100’ program and Zumix and the other nonprofits beat out 549 other applicants during the competitive review...

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