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Change Order: New Street Realty Seeks Approval to Build Fewer Residential Units

July 18, 2012
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The owners of a parcel of waterfront land on East Boston’s shore have filed a change of proposal with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Varney Hintlian, a trustee for New Street Reality Trust, plans to convert a former industrial building on 6-26 New Street into residential units. However, Hintlian is planning a scaled down...

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Deveau Family Events Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

July 18, 2012
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It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Fundraiser has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July...

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NOAH Marks Milestone

July 18, 2012
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street. It started in the basement of this church fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants coming into the neighborhood. At times these families wouldn’t...

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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

July 16, 2012
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A Real Stink Residents of OHHD Upset over Lax Dumpster Emptying

It was typical neighborhood summer scene at Orient Heights Housing Development (OHHD) on Sunday. Residents there took to the courtyards where there was barbecuing, children playing and the smell of home cooked meals simmering as the adults took refuge from the hot summer sun under the shade of trees. But there was another smell...

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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

July 16, 2012
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Revere Beach to Host 9th Annual Sandcastle Event This Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...

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Otis School Students Win Massport’s Environmental Challenge

July 16, 2012
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An East Boston elementary school won an environmental challenge sponsored by Massport and Radio Disney. Third grade students from the James Otis School collected the most plastic bottle caps and won the grand prize of $2,500 that will be used for educational purposes courtesy of Massport. The Otis school was one of five third...

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Skyline View

July 4, 2012
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Skyline View

Last week’s hot and humid weather brought throngs of residents to East Boston’s Piers Park hoping to catch a breeze from the Boston Harbor. Here, a resident checks out the skyline view from the famed Eastie park at about sunset. The park, full of families, picnickers and sailors, was a picture perfect summer scene.

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East Boston YMCA Receives $3,500 Summer Beach Grant

July 4, 2012
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East Boston YMCA Receives $3,500 Summer Beach Grant

East Boston YMCA was awarded a $3,500 grant from the non-profit organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to support summer beach activities. The funds have been awarded in support of the YMCA’s “Summer Kick –off Event” that took place on June 18, the Summer Food Service Program, and series of future summer campfire events...

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Hundreds Attend Meeting on Casino Proposal

July 4, 2012
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The function room at the Orient Heights Yacht Club was packed to capacity for an open meeting with the city’s Host Community Advisory Committee which held the meeting to get out into the open the committee’s goals and authorities with regard to a possible casino being located at Suffolk Downs race track. About 200...

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Excel Academy Ready to Start New School Year at St. Mary’s Site

July 4, 2012
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With summer in full swing and eight weeks until the 2012-2013 school year begins, construction crews are busy finishing the conversion of the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School into the Excel Academy Charter School’s new home. Excel purchased the former parochial school and adjacent convent from the Boston Archdiocese for a...

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