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Rep.Madaro to Take Over Thanksgiving Day Event

November 12, 2015
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When Rep. Adrian Madaro was elected to office there was tradition started by his predecessor, Carlo Basile, that he vowed to continue. This year, Madaro will take the reins of Basile’s annual Thanksgiving day charitable dinner that has made the holiday a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income, homeless and elderly residents in...

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Jets Soar to the Playoffs

November 5, 2015
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Jets Soar to the Playoffs

The Eastie High Jets line up and join hands to pray and rally before heading out onto the field last Friday evening, Oct. 30, during the first round of the Division 5 North state football playoffs. The Jets faced Brighton and came away with a 32-22 win. They will face Greater Lowell in Eastie...

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Massport Pays Tribute to Maverick Mothers

November 5, 2015
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Massport Pays Tribute to Maverick Mothers

 Karen Maddalena was a young mother on a cool autumn day when she made the decision to stand up against Massport’s expansion of Logan airport. Her choice then to fight for the quality of life for herself and her neighbors ignited a lifelong career in community activism. On September 28, 1968  and led by...

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New Study on Eastie’s Wants and Needs Released

November 5, 2015
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New Study on Eastie’s Wants and Needs Released

A new survey is out and has found that a majority of East Boston residents want more market rate housing, more nightlife venues and more retail development. Community Commons released its second survey on development concerns at last Wednesday night’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting.  This survey, presented by Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna, focused on...

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Salesian Boys & Girls Club Receives a National Award

November 5, 2015
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The Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston received a national award last week from the Boys and Girls Club of America. Out of 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs in the Northeast Region that includes 14 states, the Salesian Club was one of two in the region selected for the...

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OPIOID Crisis Summit

October 29, 2015
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OPIOID Crisis Summit

Officials gathered in Revere Monday for an opioid summit to discuss how the crisis will be dealt with. From left are State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, State Rep. Roselee Vincent, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, parent and Revere resident Debbie Daegle, U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.

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Boston City Council Election 2015:Murphy Touts Experience, Record on the Campaign Trail

October 29, 2015
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Boston City Council Election 2015:Murphy Touts Experience, Record on the Campaign Trail

Councilor Stephen Murphy is one of the more visible councilors when it comes to attending community events, fundraisers or civic meetings, whether it be in Eastie or his home of Hyde Park, but the work of the life-long councilor is often best seen in between the lines – that being line items in the...

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Voter Turnout Expected to be Light

October 29, 2015
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East Boston residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 in what city officials are saying will be a quiet election. With no Mayoral race this year, only five candidates vying for one of the four At-Large seats and Eastie’s incumbent City Councilor running unopposed voter turnout here is expected to be...

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Changes Made to Loftel Project

October 29, 2015
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Changes Made to Loftel Project

The developer of the proposed Loftel at a former industrial building on the corner of Porter and Orleans Street has made some changes to the project that were well received at Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting. At his last appearance before the GSCA, Paul Roiff was confronted with some concerns over...

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Three Market Rate Condos Voted Down by Gove Street Citizens Association

October 29, 2015
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Three Market Rate Condos Voted Down by Gove Street Citizens Association

Trouble is brewing on just how the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will soon deal with conflicting votes between two competing neighborhood associations covering some of the same areas of Jeffries Point. The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA), a sort of splinter group from the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA), voted Monday night...

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