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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

January 26, 2012
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A Basic Necessity: Sanford Continues Coat Drive for Children

In 1998 Richard Sanford read a story in his hometown paper in Pennsylvania that both angered and inspired him. “I learned that children in my town were freezing while waiting for their school bus, because they had no winter coats,” said Sanford at Maverick Landing in East Boston Saturday. Sanford said he was puzzled...

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Front and Center: Waterfront Potential Gets Big Boost at Menino’s State of the City Speech

January 26, 2012
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In his annual State of the City address last Thursday at Faneuil Hall, Mayor Thomas Menino, as he did in his annual Chamber of Commerce Speech two months back, pointed to East Boston as a neighborhood full of opportunity for development and job growth. While the Chamber speech focused on Eastie idle waterfront development...

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Orient Heights Stop to Be Rebuilt In’14

January 26, 2012
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The $51 million project to replace the decaying Orient Heights MBTA station on Bennington Street has begun and according to the T’s Project Manager John Favorito major construction should be underway in the summer and last until spring of 2014. “Residents may have noticed that we have begun staging the area and creating work...

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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Rents Just Keep Going Up, Up and Up

East Boston has arrived according to a San Francisco based marketing company for rental brokers and landlords. A recent study of the rental market in Eastie by RentJuice has shown that the neighborhood’s asking rent soared nearly 14 percent last month making it one of the largest rental spikes in the city and Greater...

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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

January 19, 2012
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Children Learning to Help Others; Donating Their Toys and Clothes

Children from the East Boston YMCA’s Toddler/Pre-School Program are learning early about the importance of helping others in need by parting with some of their toys. Recently, the children at the Y donated their own barely used toys and warm clothing to “Cradles to Crayons”—a  nonprofit in Brighton that provides disadvantaged children with items...

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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

January 19, 2012
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Eastie Loses a True Activist and Supporter

Nicholas Joseph Moscaritolo, the smiling face behind the bar at the landmark East Boston restaurant Barney’s for nearly 70 years, died on Saturday, January 14 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was 91. “He had a great life and did everything he wanted to do,” said son Pat...

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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

January 11, 2012
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Local Daycare a Success: Open House is Planned on January 25 at Facility

The new daycare that was highly anticipated by parents opened in East Boston this fall has brought a whole new philosophy to caring and educating preschoolers in the neighborhood. Harbor City School (HCS) is the brainchild of a few local moms that began meeting every Friday at a 303 Cafe-sponsored ‘Mommy and Me’ breakfast...

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Remember Just a Year Ago

January 11, 2012
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Remember Just a Year Ago

When winter arrives it is like we are standing on the edge of doom and there’s no longer a chance to turn back the hands that will soon strike midnight and signal New England’s irrevers­ible winter. It’s around this time we all do a gut check because without a doubt we will all soon...

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Breathing Made Easier: LaMattina, Arroyo Seek to Make Air Filled with Less Polluting Emissions

January 11, 2012
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Construction is an part of life in the big city but City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Felix Arroyo think the polluting emissions from construction vehicles don’t have to be part of life in East Boston. As part of the duo’s City Council Committee on Asthma, LaMattina and Arroyo held a hearing to discuss clean...

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Local Man Recognized by Massport

January 11, 2012
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Each year Massport recognizes one of its non-Port Authority employees for going over and above the call of duty when it comes to working at Logan Airport—one of the nation’s busiest. This year, an East Boston resident is the recipient of the annual award for preventing what could have been a catastrophic incident last...

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