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Man and Woman of the Year: Diane Modica Full of Energy to Improve Quality of Life Here

December 31, 2013
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Man and Woman of the Year: Diane Modica Full of Energy to Improve Quality of Life Here

Anyone who knows former Boston City Councilor and two-term East Boston Chamber of Commerce President Diane Modica knows she a dynamo filled with energy and a commitment to improving the quality of life in Eastie. For this reason Diane Modica is the East Boston Times 2013 Woman of the Year. This past year has...

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Callahan Tunnel Project Update

December 31, 2013
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The work schedule for the first two weeks of the Callahan Tunnel Project.  Work will happen 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  This schedule may change as work progresses.  An updated will be provided as needed.  Other concurrent activities may take place in conjunction with this work as needed. Week of 28DEC-JAN04:...

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Local Police Officer Almost Wins Howie Carr’s Jaguar

December 31, 2013
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With Whitey Bulger safe behind bars until his days run out, the contract on his nemesis Howie Carr’s head is gone and its once again safe for the media personality to drive the streets of Boston without having to look over his shoulder or constantly change cars and routes home. So why would Carr...

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The East Boston Central Catholic School Christmas Choir

December 24, 2013
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The East Boston Central Catholic School Christmas Choir

The East Boston Central Catholic School Christmas Choir provided caroling at teh 10th annual Eastie Elves Fundraiser that was held at the Hyatt Harbor Boston Harbor Hotel. on Dec. 13.

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Meeting with Mayor -Elect Walsh

December 24, 2013
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Meeting with Mayor -Elect Walsh

East Boston Chamber President Diane Modica and EB Main Streets Treasurer Grace Magoon of MP&Co. Tax and Finan­cial Services recently attended a “Small Business Roundta­ble” with Mayor Elect Marty Walsh who heard concerns and recommendations from small businesses owners operating in various Boston neighborhoods . Mayor Elect Walsh was very receptive to their concerns...

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An Early Christmas Present: City Tax Rate Drops for Residential and Commercial Payers

December 24, 2013
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There’s some good news for East Boston homeowners this New Year. Last week the City of Boston released the property tax rates for Fiscal Year 2014 and is down for both residential and commercial properties. This could save Eastie homeowners around $70 per year. For FY 2014 tax rate for residential property is $12.58...

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LaMattina Supports Returning Liquor License Process to Boston

December 24, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of 12 Councilors that voted in favor of At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s home rule petition to return the liquor license process to the City of Boston. The measure passed 12-1 with Councilor Bill Linehan casting the only dissenting vote. “I took this issue on two years ago...

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Topping off Ceremony at Portside at Pier One

December 20, 2013
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Topping off Ceremony at Portside at Pier One

As the last beam was hoisted onto the first building constructed as part of Roseland’s $46 million Portside at Pier One waterfront development project in East Boston, the union workers involved as well as state and elected officials took the opportunity to thank Mayor Thomas Menino during a ‘topping off’ ceremony last Wednesday. Traditionally...

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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

December 20, 2013
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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) named Matt Pollock, a graphic artist and sculptor, and the executive director of HarborArts, in East Boston a Harbor Champion this week. Three years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts, a...

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Excel Academy Expanding Again

December 20, 2013
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East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School is in the process of expanding once again and will hold a community meeting with the Boston Redevelopment Authority next week. On Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Community Center Excel and the BRA will discuss plans to construct an Excel High School along...

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