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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

November 23, 2011
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Passing into History: Great Eastern Becomes the First Ship to Use the Vertical-lift Bridge

A few unexpected snags back in September may push back next week’s re-opening of the Chelsea Bridge to vehicles to March according to MassDOT Project Manager Frank DePaola. The project to replace the aging Chelsea Street drawbridge bridge in East Boston with a new vertical-lift bridge is now slated to be completed in the...

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Petruccelli Reaffirms His Support for a Casino in Eastie

November 16, 2011
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Petruccelli Reaffirms His Support for a Casino in Eastie

Senator Anthony Petruccelli was at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting Monday night to update the community on the state’s gaming bill. At the meeting, Petruccelli was met with perhaps the strongest opposition for a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack in his ongoing speaking tour on the subject that began over two years...

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Residents, Leaders Mark the Completion of the Design Phase

November 16, 2011
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Residents, Leaders Mark the Completion of the Design Phase

There was a lot to celebrate in East Boston last Wednesday as community activists joined city and state officials to officially mark the completion of the long anticipated East Boston Greenway Extension design plan. “This is a huge win for the community,” said AirInc.’s Chris Marchi who has worked tirelessly with other activists like...

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Neighborhood Voters Give a Strong Endorsement to Incumbent Councilors

November 16, 2011
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East Boston came out strong for all of the at-Large incumbents during last Tuesday general election except Ayanna Pressley who finished fifth here behind Stephen Murphy and former mayoral candidate and at-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty. However, Pressley became the story of election night as she topped the ticket citywide after many political pundits counted...

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Zumix’s Favorite Notes? D and C, of Course

November 9, 2011
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Zumix’s Favorite Notes? D and C, of Course

East Boston’s popular music and performing arts program had a lot to celebrate last Wednesday after the program, its director and one participant were honored during a White House ceremony hosted by First Lady Michele Obama. It was announced last week that Zumix was the winner of the  2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth...

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Steppingstone Points East Boston Student in the Right Direction

November 9, 2011
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Steppingstone Points East Boston Student in the Right Direction

An East Boston student’s journey from East Boston to Brookline’s Dexter School started long before his commute on public transportation began in 10th grade. Academic opportunities began taking root for Daniel Haro when his Samuel Adams Elementary School principal recommended him back in fifth grade for The Steppingstone Academy because she saw promise in...

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East Boston Remains a Part of Capuano’s 7th District

November 9, 2011
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East Boston Remains a Part of Capuano’s 7th District

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano will retain East Boston in his district, which will now be the 7th Congressional District under the new redistricting plan released this week by the Massachusetts House’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting. Capuano will pick up the working class city of Everett, Milton and Randolph but lose the North End,...

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Lucy Ferullo, 84; Tireless Advocate

November 9, 2011
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Lucy Ferullo, 84; Tireless Advocate

Lucia “Lucy” Ferullo, a long­time East Boston activist who gave her whole self to every neighborhood endeavor she was involved in, has died. Ferullo died at her longtime home on Haynes Street surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was 84. Ferullo was born and raised in East Boston and was educated...

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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

November 2, 2011
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Two-pronged Approach: Connolly and  Pressley Defend Their Campaign Strategy

When at-Large City Councilors John Connolly and Ayanna Pressley announced they were teaming up and campaigning together some accused the two of calculating a political ploy to keep out one or more non-incumbents from securing one of four at-large seats on the council. Some political wizards think former at-Large City Councilor and mayoral candidate...

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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

November 2, 2011
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ABCD Honors East Boston Resident for Her Volunteerism

East Boston resident Donna Papapietro was honored on October 27 for her outstanding record as a community volunteer at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 37th Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center on the historic Boston waterfront. The gala brought approximately 900 guests together from Boston’s business, political, and...

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