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BPS to Face $50 Million Deficit

January 22, 2016
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In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficiet and some schools in the area will face cuts. Chang said BPS is facing a nearly $30 million structural deficit due in large part to rising fixed costs, including $21 million...

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Two Shot at Maverick MBTA Station Tuesday

January 22, 2016
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Once suspect is being sought in connection with a double shooting Tuesday afternoon inside the Maverick MBTA station. Police responded to the scene shorty before 3 p.m. after reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. As of press time Tuesday, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the...

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‘Divercity’ and Sting

January 20, 2016
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‘Divercity’ and Sting

DiverCity, a group of students from East Boston’s ZUMIX is on a roll!  Two incredible gigs as of late, opening up for Grammy Award winning artist Sting at the recent Lenny Zakim Funds 20th Anniversary celebration and opening at this weekend’s Hot Stove Cool Music show at the Paradise. ZUMIX doing wonderful youth development...

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Hard Fought

January 20, 2016
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Hard Fought

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, 60-53, in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris Ortiz (14).

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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

January 20, 2016
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Diana Hwang Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Diana Hwang, a resident of East Boston, founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative, and former State House staffer, announced her candidacy to replace Anthony Petruccelli in the Democratic primary special election for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate District. “I’m running for State Senate because a district as diverse as ours needs...

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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

January 20, 2016
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Roseland to Begin Phase Two Construction at Pier I

Roseland and Massport representatives announced at Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting that the second phase of the Portside at Pier I project will begin at the end of this month. Roseland opened Building 7 at Pier 1 in November, 2014 and according to Massport’s Andrew Grace the building is fully leased....

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Police Investigate Eagle Hill Homicide

January 20, 2016
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Police addressed Sunday morning’s homicide at an East Boston community meeting Monday night. Police said they could give few details but District A-7 Community Officer Danny Simmons said there is no threat to the public and the murder was not a random act. “What we can say is that there was a shooting incident...

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Angela’s Cafe to Open Second Location

January 20, 2016
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Last week owners of Angela’s Cafe met with residents who live near El Paisa Restaurant located at 1012 Bennington Street to pitch the idea of opening a second Angela’s Cafe in East Boston. Angela’s owner, Luis Garcia, plans to take over the restaurant space currently housing El Paisa and open second location to compliment...

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Appreciation:Jerry Del Prete,The King of Cold Cuts, Dies at 69

January 20, 2016
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Jerry Del Prete, East Boston’s undisputed ‘King of Cold Cuts’, has died. Del Prete, who for over three decades ran the unassuming yet arguably one of the best sub shops in town, died on Wednesday, January 6 following a short illness at his home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. Del...

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Swearing In

January 7, 2016
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Swearing In

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during a...

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