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Development was Primary Focus During Menino Years at City Hall

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino during his tenure focused heavily on development in the East Boston neighborhood. His approach to development over the past two decades was a one of balance that included supporting quality affordable housing, market rate development and more housing for seniors. One of his first orders of business after being...

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East Boston Restaurants were always Much Favored by Menino

November 10, 2014
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Like many Bostonians, when the late Mayor Thomas Menino wanted something good to eat East Boston restaurants were at the top of his list. Like many proud Italian Americans who grew up on the comfort food of their mothers and grandmothers, Mayor Menino craved the home cooked fare offered at many of Eastie’s more...

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Menino Improved the Neighborhood for East Boston Residents Forever

November 10, 2014
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Before the late Mayor Thomas Menino took office in 1993, East Boston was a neighborhood with the least amount of open space, aging community centers and bleak schoolyards. But under his leadership he helped reshape the community to include a greenway, some of the best parks and recreational centers in all of Boston and...

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Local Political Leaders Received their Start to Public Office from Menino

November 10, 2014
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The late Mayor Thomas Menino’s legacy can be seen throughout East Boston but the three men that now lead the neighborhood said they owe a debt of gratitude to the man that inspired them to be better public servants. City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and Rep. Carlo Basile have all had close...

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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

October 30, 2014
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It’s Basile vs Myers on Tuesday

Representative Carlo Basile and Celeste Myers squared off last Tuesday at East Boston High School during their final public debate before the election on Tuesday, November 4.  The debate was hosted by the High School’s debate team, who did a fantastic job with the questions, tempo and spirit of the forum. The first question...

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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

October 30, 2014
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Boston Brewin Coffee Chooses McKay School

The popular downtown coffee shop that prides itself on being socially conscious that opened its second location here in East Boston recently at Maverick Marketplace announced this week it has picked its beneficiary for coffee sales. Boston Brewin Coffee, known for its socially conscious business model and serves only 100 percent organic coffee, uses...

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BRA Holds Meeting on Bremen St. Project

October 30, 2014
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Last Thursday the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a community meeting at the Paris Street Community Center regarding a proposed mixed use development at 135 Bremen Street. Proposed by Bremen Street LLC, the developer recently submitted a Project Notification Form to the BRA for a 126,189 sq.ft. mixed use development that includes 94 residential...

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Walsh Still Views Community Groups as Important Forums

October 23, 2014
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Jerome Smith, director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services was at the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting Monday night to quell rumors that the Mayor’s Office was trying to curb the power of neighborhood groups in East Boston. There has been some talk that Mayor Martin Walsh had the desire to increase...

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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

October 23, 2014
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JPNA Approves Scaled Down Version for 320 Maverick St.

A scaled down version of the project pitched for a vacant lot at 320 Maverick St. was approved by the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) last week. JPNA members voted 40-3 for the project being pitched by Joe Ricupero and Paul Basile and will included 33 market-rate condo units. The original plan was to...

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Mi Pueblito Seeks to Open on Saratoga St.

October 23, 2014
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In a little over a decade the building at 964 Saratoga St has seen four restaurants open and close–some to the delight of neighbors. According to residents, for the past decade, with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some establishments...

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