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Study Shows Increased Need for Food Assistance

December 15, 2011
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East Boston based Project Bread has released numbers from its annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts 2011. Each year Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization conducts and in dept study of how resident in Eastie and across the state are struggling to keep food on their tables. Compared to last year’s report...

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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

December 8, 2011
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The Next Wave? Menino Pitches Plans to Establish a Waterfront Development District

When talking about how East Boston is the city’s next up and coming neighborhood residents here inevitably utter the words, ‘now if we can only get the waterfront done’. Eastie has sat idle and watched as the waterfronts of South Boston, the North End and Charlestown changed the landscape of those neighborhoods and the...

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EBNASA Instrumental in the Adoption of E-cigarette Regulations

December 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) was instrumental in lobbying the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to adopt new regulations concerning the sale of E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes in the city. After hearing from groups like EBNASA and he Boston Alliance for Public Health (BAPH), the BPHC voted this week to approved...

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AG Briefs Residents on Lawsuit over Foreclosures

December 8, 2011
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Playtime is over for banks dragging their feet to help East Boston residents facing foreclosure to modify their loans. Attorney General Martha Coakley was at the East Boston Neighborhood Affordable Housing (NOAH) last Friday to brief the agency on her unprecedented lawsuits against five national banks in connection with their roles in allegedly pursuing...

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Pizza Plan Moves Ahead, Despite Community Angst

December 8, 2011
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The lawyer for Woody’s Liquors, Daniel Toscano, said his client is moving forward with plans to open a takeout pizzeria inside the liquor store despite continued neighborhood opposition and opposition from East Boston’s three elected officials and the Mayor’s office. Toscano, who filed for a common victuallers (CV) license to sell pizza in a...

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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

December 2, 2011
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Menino, Main Streets Light the Way for Residents to Shop Locally

It’s that time of year but instead of wracking your brain at a crowded mall trying to figure out what gift to get that special someone this Christmas, East Boston Main Streets and Mayor Thomas Menino are urging residents to spend their holiday dollars in the neighborhood. It was the first time in his...

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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

December 2, 2011
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Design Portion of Central Square Project Nears Completion

Based on months of community input the City of Boston is comfortable with the design of the proposed $4 million rehab to Central Square although there still may be a bit of tweaking over the next couple of months. The fifth in a series of community input meeting regarding the overhaul of the square...

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Woody’s Will Hold: A Public Meeting on Expansion Plans

December 2, 2011
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The controversial plan to add a takeout pizza parlor to Woody’s Liquors on Saratoga Street gained momentum over the past two weeks according to the Boston Licensing Board without the knowledge of the community or East Boston’s city councilor. Woody’s has filed for a common victuallers (CV) license with the city to open a...

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Stop & Shop Donations Will Help More Than 700 Children

November 23, 2011
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The East Boston YMCA’s families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop last Wednesday. Stop & Shop kicked off its Turkey Express program last week at the Y with the donation of hundreds of turkeys that will feed over 700 Eastie children and their families. “Many of...

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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

November 23, 2011
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Elizabeth La Camera, at 97, Was a Selfless Advocate for Her Community

Elizabeth M. La Camera, a woman who dedicated her life to many social causes in East Boston and Winthrop where she raised her family has died. Mrs. La Camera, who had the auditorium at the Barnes School elderly housing complex named after her and her family, died on Friday, November 18 following a brief...

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