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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

November 26, 2013
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

A small army of 6th Graders from Excel Academy Charter School recently took part in Mayor Thomas Menino’s Boston Blooms program and spent the day planting daffodil bulbs and other task along the East Boston Greenway. The group of 56 middle-schoolers were split up to tackle many winterizing chores along the Greenway including weeding...

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Power of the Sun: Menino Pushing Residents to Solarize Their Homes

November 26, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is making a big push here in East Boston to get residents to solarize their homes. At the last Orient heights Neighborhood Council meeting, a representative from Renew Boston urged residents to take advantage of the city’s solarize program. The city also sent people door to door in the neighborhood Saturday...

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Project Bread Kicks off Annual Holiday Fundraiser

November 26, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread is once again teaming up with Jordan’s Furniture for the annual Holiday Spoons Project fundraiser. The Holiday Spoons Project has both raised money to help the hungry and taught kids about hunger in Massachusetts for nearly 20 years. Jordan’s is sponsoring the project for the 14th year, matching up...

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Dr. Pedulla Recognized for Service to Ebnhc Elder Service Plan

November 26, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) announced that Dr. James Pedulla was nationally recognized for his leadership and service to the Center’s Elder Service Plan. Pedulla, Medical Director of EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Program, received the first PACE Pioneer Award for contributing  to the growth and development of the PACE Program as a...

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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

November 20, 2013
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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

Mayor Thomas Menino joined staff and students at the Mario Umana Academy Monday to cut the ribbon on the Mario Umana Academy’s Schoolyard Initiative Project. The event was bittersweet because while the school and Mayor celebrated the completion of the project it was the last schoolyard to be completed under Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration....

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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

November 20, 2013
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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council unanimously approved Charbel Rizkallah’s plans to put a high-end wine, cheese and spirits shop next door to his Domino’s Pizza franchise at 1144 Saratoga St. Rizkallah and his family have successfully run Dominos since 2003 but recently branched out into the fine wine and spirit business in Watertown. His...

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Residents Hear Plans on Tunnel Closure

November 20, 2013
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John Romano of MassDepartment of Transportatoon (DOT) met with East Boston residents last Thursday night at East Boston High School to brief the community on the upcoming Callahan Tunnel closure. At the meeting Romano said the proposed work schedule includes a full tunnel closure with detours in place and posted for approximately three months...

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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

November 13, 2013
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Overcoming Obstacles Is No Problem for Mayor-elect Walsh

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in life. A survivor of cancer and a recovering alcoholic, Walsh has stared adversity in the face many times only to come out on top. So it came as no surprise to his supporters here in East Boston that Walsh won last week’s Mayoral election...

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Revere Being Considered for Suffolk Casino Project

November 13, 2013
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Last Tuesday’s referendum vote, which was a convincing ‘no’ in East Boston and a resounding ‘yes’ in Revere has halted the project at Suffolk Downs touted by the racetrack’s ownership over the past three years. However, the split vote has complicated matters as Suffolk Downs’ ownership is presenting a plan to move the casino...

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Mass. Leads Nation in Helping Its Vets

November 13, 2013
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Representative Carlo Basile and Senator Mike Rush, Co –Chairs of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, recently released a detailed report revealing that Massachusetts continues to lead to the nation in providing benefits and services to veterans, military members, and their families. The report contains two direct comparisons.  The first associates a...

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