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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

December 23, 2016
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Secretary Ash Addresses Large Crowd at NOAH’s Annual Meeting

By John Lynds Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth Jay Ash was the keynote speaker at East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s annual meeting last Thursday at Spinelli’s. Ash, a lifelong Democrat and former Chelsea City Manager, was Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s first cabinet secretary pick in 2014 told the crowd...

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Police Make Major Drug Bust in Eastie

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds What started off as a call eerily similar to the incident that left two East Boston police officers seriously wounded back in October, turned out to be a big win for Boston Police rather than a tragedy. Last Thursday a call reporting a man with a gun inside a Bennington Street...

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Buddy Mangini Elected Chamber President

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds Longtime East Boston Chamber of Commerce Officer and community leader Albert “Buddy” Mangini was elected as the Chamber’s new president during elections held last week. Mangini, perhaps one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood through his work with numerous civic associations, will take over the presidency from Marisa Di...

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Coppersmith Village Project Another Step Closer to Reality

December 23, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) project to transform a former industrial site in the neighborhood into a mixed use development is one step closer to becoming a reality. It was announced that NOAH closed Friday, December 16 on over $26 million of funding, allowing the 71-unit mixed-income project near...

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Trinity,CDC,BHA Break Ground on Orient Heights Development

December 16, 2016
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Trinity,CDC,BHA Break Ground on Orient Heights Development

By John Lynds For nearly two decades, city and state officials have been trying to figure out the best way to rehab and improve the aging Orient Heights Public Housing development. Last Wednesday the long-awaited project to overhaul East Boston’s largest public housing development is one step closer to reality. The Boston Housing Authority,...

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Is Eastie Ready for Sea Level Rise? New Report Exposes How Vulnerable We Are

December 16, 2016
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Is Eastie Ready for Sea Level Rise? New Report Exposes How Vulnerable We Are

By John Lynds Climate Ready Boston’s report, the city’s comprehensive assessment of the climate change risks it will face in the coming decades, was released last week with some unsettling news for East Boston. According to the report, Eastie has the most land area of all Boston neighborhoods exposed to coastal storms in the...

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Higher Taxes:Council Votes to Increase the Maximum Residential Tax Exemption in Boston

December 16, 2016
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By John Lynds When real estate values are on the rise in neighborhoods like East Boston, the next step is usually higher value assessments by the city and an increase in property tax. However, Mayor Martin Walsh submitted a plan that was approved by the City Council last week that will give some tax...

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Several Eastie Schools Will Get Extended Learning Time

December 16, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston last week announced that several East Boston public schools would receive funding to extend the school day and provide more learning time for local students. The money Eastie schools will receive is part of a $14 million investment in the city’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget. “I am...

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D.A. and Police Looking for Answers as Body Discovered in Belle Isle Marsh

December 16, 2016
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By John Lynds On Friday a body of a badly decomposed male was found at Belle Isle Marsh.  However, authorities have yet to release the name of the victim or whether or not the remains could be that of an Eastie teen that went missing last month. “The victim is a male,” said State...

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Joseph DeGrace III Will be Named the Next Fire Chief for Massport Fire Rescue

December 16, 2016
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A public servant for the past 28 years, Joseph DeGrace III will be named the next Fire Chief for Massport Fire Rescue. DeGrace began his career at Massport as a firefighter in 1992. Through the years he has responded to thousands of aircraft and medical emergencies and been promoted through the ranks. DeGrace will...

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