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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

August 28, 2013
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NOAH’s Free Drop-in Program

The consensus in East Boston has always been that more, not less, programs for youth are better for the community and families. With one of the highest concentrations of children and teens in the city, Eastie has always called for more summer, daycare and after-school programs. Like the East Boston Social Centers and East...

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East Boston Guaranteed Millions in Boston Host Community Agreement

August 28, 2013
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East Boston Guaranteed  Millions in Boston Host  Community Agreement

The long-anticipated host community agreement signed by Mayor Tom Menino Tuesday afternoon proved to be the most lucrative agreement signed to date in the state with several East Boston benefits announced – including a new youth center, a new senior center and $20 million of the annual impact fees going just to Eastie. Overall,...

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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Pushing for Use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road

August 28, 2013
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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly is advocating for the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road to be open to East Boston residents. This week Connolly sent a letter to Massport CEO Thomas Glynn urging the Port Authority to open the road that opened less than a year ago so Eastie motorists can enjoy its quick access to...

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Belle Isle Bridge Officially Complete

August 28, 2013
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Last Thursday, city and state officials officially dedicated the Belle Isle Bridge to mark the end of the two and a half year $4.3 million project to replace the former aging bridge. Physical work to reconstruct the City of Boston owned Belle Isle Bridge on Saratoga Street began on May 11, 2011 by MassDOT...

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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

August 21, 2013
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Rising Like a Phoenix: Pier One Project Construction Underway After Years of Delay

The iron rebar framing for the first building to be constructed on East Boston’s waterfront as part of the Portside at Pier One project is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Already the first level of the building has been framed out as part of phase one of the Pier One project. This...

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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

August 21, 2013
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Pitbull Attacks Have Residents Concerned

Three pitbull attacks this summer in East Boston, two of which occurred this month, has officials wondering what can be done to prevent more attacks in the future. The most recent attack occurred last week when Eastie resident Jessica Lee Jones walking her two dogs. Jones stopped to talk to two neighbors when two...

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Health Study Delayed Again

August 21, 2013
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East Boston residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released in the spring but as the spring came and went residents in Eastie environmental activists began scratching...

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Conley Calls for Elimination of Sumner Tolls

August 21, 2013
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Last Thursday Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley called a press conference at LoPresti Park in East Boston to unveil an action plan for the neighborhood aimed at improving the quality of life for residents The plan, Conley said, is the result of numerous conversations with local residents and activists on how they envision the future....

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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

August 14, 2013
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Eastie Pride is This Saturday

This weekend, residents in East Boston will be celebrating Eastie Pride.  This event that started 25 years ago to bring a neighborhood together was the idea of  present City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who was the  community liaison with the Ray Flynn administration in 1988.  Today, this event has grown from humble beginnings attended by...

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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

August 14, 2013
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Tylers Achieve Their Milestone in Transforming Welfare Bldg.

After spending the past year redeveloping the old Welfare Building at 154 Maverick St. into a small business incubator space, John and Melissa Tyler announced last week that they have received their occupancy permit from the City of Boston and are open for business. Already the shoe repair shop, café, a small business called...

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