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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...

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Thanksgiving 2015 in East Boston

December 3, 2015
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Thanksgiving 2015 in East Boston

A very Happy Thanksgiving. Frank Gerardi and John Cannata enjoy their Thanksgiving Day meal last Thursday at Sacred Heart Church as part of Rep. Adrian Madaro Thanksgiving Day Dinner benefit.

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Gove St.Assoc Votes to Support Loftel project

December 3, 2015
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By Cary Shuman The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted by a 30-4 margin at its monthly meeting Monday to support the construction of the Loftel Boston hotel on the site of a former factory at 151 Porter St., which is at the corner of Orleans Street. Members of the GSCA cast their ballots...

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ISD Commissioner Speaks at Gove St. Assoc. Meeting

December 3, 2015
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By Cary Shuman William Christopher Jr., commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for the City of Boston, gave an informative talk about the workings of the department and the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals Monday at a meeting of the Gove Street Citizens Association. Christopher, an architect, said over the past 18 months...

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Cabbies Riding Back on Local Streets

December 3, 2015
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Everyone loves a loophole and many Boston cabbies are no exception to that rule. Hundreds of Boston cabs cruising through East Boston everyday tack on an additional rate of $5.25 that goes towards the cabbies ride back through the Callahan Tunnel back to Boston. Hundreds of cabbies everyday are coming to the airport through...

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Trolley Tour Scheduled for December 6

December 3, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh  announced the schedule for this year’s 20th Anniversary Mayor’s Trolley Tour& Enchanted Tree Lightings occurring on Sunday, December 6 at 4 p.m. in Maverick Square, East Boston. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite...

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Christmas Concert Set at St. Anthony’s

December 3, 2015
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Nearly 40 years ago, St. Anthony’s Church hosted the second “Sounds of Christmas” concert in Revere—the first having been held at Revere High in 1976.  Since then, the concert has been a wonderful tradition in the magnificent church, and the tradition continues this Sunday when the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra once again assembles around...

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East Boston Savings Bank Celebrates its 40 years in Orient Heights

November 26, 2015
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East Boston Savings Bank Celebrates its 40 years in Orient Heights

By Cary Shuman East Boston Savings Bank hosted a gathering last Friday at its branch office at 856 Bennington Street to celebrate its 40 years in the Orients Heights neighborhood. Chairman, CEO and President Richard Gavegnano, who has presided over the banking institution’s growth and success, personally greeted customers and business leaders at the...

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LaMattina Calls for Another East Boston Middle School

November 26, 2015
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This week, City Councilor Sal LaMattina has made an appeal to Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang for a new middle school in the neighborhood. In a letter to Superintendent Chang obtained by the East Boston Times, LaMattina argued that there is a shortage of middle  school seats in Eastie. While he said...

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City, East Boston CDC Cut Ribbon on Housing for the Homeless

November 26, 2015
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City, East Boston CDC Cut Ribbon on Housing for the Homeless

The East Boston Community Development Corporation joined forces with Crossroads Family Shelter and the City of Boston to create seven units of subsidized housing on Havre Street for families transitioning out of the neighborhood’s homeless shelter. At a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon outside the new building at 125 Havre St., Mayor Martin Walsh joined...

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