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YMCA and City Programs Keep Residents Moving

May 24, 2012
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The East Boston YMCA and the City of Boston are teaming up to expand the city’s NeighborWalk program to help more Eastie residents get outside and get active. The city, through a grant to the Y, will begin supporting a free walking program twice a week. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to...

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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...

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New Tennis Courts Groundbreaking at Constitution Beach

May 17, 2012
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The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground last Thursday on the planned rehab of the aging tennis courts at Constitution Beach. DCR’s $300,000 project will demolish and replace the two tennis courts at the beach with a new three tennis court facility. The project would also install new landscaping, new fencing,...

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Open Studios Set for This Weekend

May 17, 2012
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Part of what has made East Boston a wonderful place in which to live is the neighborhood’s flourishing artist community. The East Boston’s Artist Group at 80 Border St., renovated a few years back by the East Boston Community Development Corp., is unlike any other art gallery or studio in Boston. Here the building...

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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

May 10, 2012
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Project Bread Walk Raises More Than $3m

East Boston based Project Bread met its goal of raising more than $3 million during the 44th Annual Walk for Hunger Sunday. Over 41,000 walkers and 2,000 volunteers help raise $3.6 million for a wide range of community hunger relief programs across the state. Despite a rainy week, the sun broke through to shine...

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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

May 10, 2012
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Revere Man Charged for Murder in Eastie

It was a murder so grisly it upset even the most hardened Boston homicide detectives. Last Friday, 220 Chelsea St. was turned into an active crime scene after police responded to a call for a man in cardiac arrest but stumbled upon something more sinister. John Barrientos, 50, of East Boston was found in...

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Residents Seek to Have OHRC Named for Pino

May 10, 2012
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He was one of East Boston’s most revered mentors and youth advocates and now there’s a campaign in full swing by residents to convince the city to rename the Orient Heights Recreational Center (OHRC) in honor of the late Marty Pino. Known throughout his life as a doer, a hero to countless Eastie resident,...

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Local Business Takes Part in Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership

May 3, 2012
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Local Business Takes Part in Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership

State Treasurer Steve Grossman met directly with an couple that owns a business in East Boston that directly benefits from Grossman’s Small Business Banking Partnership program. On Tuesday Grossman toured El Valle De La Sultana Market on Bennington Street in East Boston. Owners Victor Gallego and Martha Perdomo received a $172,500 loan through East...

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Shovels in for Library

May 3, 2012
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Shovels in for Library

Last Wednesday, the community joined Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Library officials to break ground on East Boston’s new library that will be constructed on Bremen Street. “The East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library was the first municipally funded branch library in the United States.  Now, the East Boston Branch is...

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Closed Runway Means More Noise for Eastie Neighborhoods

May 3, 2012
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Massport has announced this week the summer closure of runway 15R/33L at Boston Logan International Airport to complete a Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction project that has impacted residents and commerce in the area. Last year’s notice specifically referenced the additional flights that would be diverted over other neighborhoods such as Orient Heights as...

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