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Hundreds Attend Job Fair at Suffolk Downs

October 11, 2013
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Nearly 1,000 people showed up for two job forums at Suffolk Downs last Thursday afternoon and evening – far surpassing what anyone expected for the turnout. The crowd was jubilant and excited. The presentation was slick, glossy and well rehearsed. The potential new face of Suffolk Downs – and the current face of Caesar’s...

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Sen. Petruccelli Endorses Walsh for Mayor

October 11, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced last week at the East Boston Yacht Club that he would endorse Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston. Petruccelli, who was a Rob Consalvo supporter leading up to the September 24 Primary Election, said his former colleague in the House of Representatives is the best choice to lead Boston into...

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Spectacular Light and Color

October 2, 2013
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Spectacular Light and Color

From the Orient Heights Yacht Club looking towards Constitution Beach residents were treated to a spectacular light and color show as the autumn sun set behind the neighborhood on Monday.

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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

October 2, 2013
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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders has died. Mrs. Adamson died on Friday, September 25 after a long battle with cancer. Terry, as she was affectionately known by friends, family and colleagues may have been small in stature but had...

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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

October 2, 2013
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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

City Councilor Sal LaMattiina’s convincing win against two anti-casino candidates during last week’s Primary Election could be a signal that East Boston resident may just support the host community referendum on November 5. LaMattina walked away with 2,943 votes and his two challengers, Brian Gannon and John Ribiero got a combined 1,602 votes. LaMattina’s...

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Casino Now in Eastie’s Hand: Councilors Vote to Let Residents Decide Project’s Fate

October 2, 2013
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Despite a last minute amendment by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the Boston City Councilor voted 12-1 last Wednesday to approve a ‘Ward Only’ vote on the Host Community Agreement with Suffolk Downs Racetrack regarding the proposed resort-style casino. At the hearing O’Malley argued that the $1 billion development is not simply a...

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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

September 25, 2013
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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

All sings point to the Boston City Council voting today in favor of a ‘ward only’ vote versus a ‘citywide vote’ on the Suffolk Downs casino referendum. This would allow East Boston voters sole authority on deciding whether or not they want a casino in the neighborhood and the potential $20 million cash windfall...

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Eastie Voters Back Connolly, Walsh Consalvo, Arroyo

September 25, 2013
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In the Mayor’s race Eastie voters went with John Connolly. Connolly recieved 1,214 votes from Eastie voters. Marty Walsh and Rob Consalvo where in a dead tie with 762 votes each. Felix Arroyo finished 4th among Eastie voters with 731 votes followed by Dan Conley with 731 votes.

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LaMattina Cruises to Victory

September 25, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattiina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 2,943 voted in East Boston and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Eastie, the North End and Charlestown . In Eastie the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 855 votes....

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Man Charged in Sexual Assault Case

September 25, 2013
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The East Boston man suspected of allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on Faywood Avenue last Friday has been apprehended and authorities are investigating a possible link between the man and other assaults in the area. Jose Avila, 39, of East Boston was arrested at his home Sunday and arraigned Monday at East Boston...

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