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Archdiocese Plans on Selling Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Church

July 20, 2011
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

July 13, 2011
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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

Leandra Terrero, an East Boston fifth grader and student at the Edison School in Brighton, will most likely attend college thanks to a new program based in Boston Public Schools to increase the number of students earning college degrees. This week, The Steppingstone Foundation launched the College Success Academy–a program that begins with a...

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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

July 13, 2011
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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

Dr. James Taylor, one of the most recognizable figures at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) for over four decades, has stepped down as the health center’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and will assume the role of CMO Emeritus/Senior Medical Advisor. Taylor handed over the reins of the health center’s CMO position to Dr....

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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

July 13, 2011
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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year might have been out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. Many children in Eastie depend on school breakfast and lunches...

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As Temperatures Rise, BPD Heats Up Its Efforts to Combat Crime

July 13, 2011
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Two East Boston residents were among 22 arrested during a citywide sweep by the Boston Police Department (BPD) aimed at reducing violence on the streets of Boston. Jamal Lawrence, 22, of East Boston was arrested for warrants for Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon while Benito A....

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Police Briefs 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Monday, July 4 No arrests. Tuesday, July 5 Paulo Rivera of 28 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Johnny Alberto Rodriguez a homeless male was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, July 6 Koshin Abullahi of 395 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and...

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Summer Forecast Calls for Fun, Safe Conditions for Neighborhood Youth

July 8, 2011
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Summer Forecast Calls for Fun, Safe Conditions for Neighborhood Youth

The Boston Foundation announced $710,000 in grants for positive summer programming for youth and families through its new ‘My Summer in the City’ initiative in response to recent park violence such as  stabbing of a teen inside Bremen Street Park in East Boston two weeks ago and the shooting of a 4-year old boy...

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What’s Fare is Fair : Authorities Want to Limit the Number of Cabs on Already Congested Streets

July 8, 2011
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Everyone loves a loophole and many Boston cabbies are no exception to that rule. Hundreds of Boston cabs cruising through East Boston everyday charge their fares the standard rate of $5.25 which is supposed to include the price of a ride through the tunnel to get to the airport and a return ride through...

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A Healthy Garden

July 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ community garden planted back in May has sprung to life in recent weeks. EBNHC leased a small parcel of land at Paul’s Airport Parking on Bremen Street and transformed the land into the garden Let’s Get Movin’ Program. In May hundreds of volunteers that...

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Head Start Celebrates Its 46th Anniversary

June 29, 2011
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Head Start Celebrates Its 46th Anniversary

East Boston Head Start program was well represented as Head Start centers  from across the city celebrated the program’s 46th anniversary. Children and Staff from Eastie’s Head Start, run by Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC office on Meridian Street, took part in the celebration on the Boston Common and were among 29...

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