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CDC’s Meridian Street Library Project Under Fire

June 3, 2016
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CDC’s Meridian Street Library Project Under Fire

By John Lynds Following last week’s heated Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting regarding the East Boston CDC’s (Community Development Corporation) changes to its original proposal for the former Meridian Street Library building, many residents said that it is high time the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) get tougher on designated developers when...

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LaMattina,Developers Host Harborwalk Meeting

June 3, 2016
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LaMattina,Developers Host Harborwalk Meeting

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina said with the East Boston Greenway Extension complete he is focusing his attentions on the neighborhood’s Harborwalk that is being created as development along Eastie’s shore continues. LaMattina recently brought all of Eastie’s waterfront developers together for a public meeting to discuss ways to create an accessible...

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EHCA Approves Border Street Project 18 to 4

June 3, 2016
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EHCA Approves Border Street Project 18 to 4

By John Lynds The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted 18 to 4 in favor of the Border Street residential development project at the foot of Eagle Hill across from the Mario Umana Academy. Those opposed to the project most likely voted against the project due to parking because several who expressed concerns did...

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The Sport of Sailing

May 27, 2016
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The Sport of Sailing

Nyles Nedd, Poonaty Sophorlrath (showing his muscles), Vanessa Garces and Paula Diez of the East Boston High Sailing team. The team began last spring and is finding its footing as a serious sailing team.

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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday

May 27, 2016
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Salesian Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday

By John Lynds On Thursday May 26 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. former State Representative and Chief Secretary for Governor Charlie Baker, Carlo Basile, will host the 8th Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club Camp Scholarship Breakfast at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club on Byron Street in East Boston.  Tickets for the event are still...

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Trinity Financial Breaks Ground on $71 Million Boston East Waterfront Development Project

May 27, 2016
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Trinity Financial Breaks Ground on $71 Million Boston East Waterfront Development Project

By John Lynds East Boston CDC (Community Development Corporation) Director Al Caldarelli has patiently waited for 45 years to develop the Boston East Site on Border Street along the neighborhood’s waterfront. “I was recently looking through our old development plans from 1971 and we had this site as a potential site for the CDC...

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Sen Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn In

May 27, 2016
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Sen Joseph Boncore Officially Sworn In

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chamber Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), was officially sworn in as the new first Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven-man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger, Boncore...

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Officials to Cut Ribbon on Greenway Extension

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds City and state officials will cut the ribbon on the final stretch of the long-awaited East Boston Greenway Extension Thursday. The ceremony will take place Thursday, May 26 at 12:45 p.m. The final section was completed by the City of Boston and will connect the Massport section near Wood Island Marsh...

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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

May 20, 2016
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Annual Wounded Veteran Ride

The five Wounded Vet honorees and special guest Lt. Col. Thomas Armas release doves at the end of the Wounded Vet Motorcycle run at Suffolk Downs last Saturday. The honorees are, from left, Sgt. Peter Damon, of Middleboro; Sgt. Eric Rodriguez of California; Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, Spc. Sean Pesce of Connecticut, and Staff Sgt....

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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

May 20, 2016
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Zumix Radio Gets Closer to Launching FM Station

By John Lynds This month Zumix, East Boston’s popular youth music and arts program, received its building permit from the City of Boston to begin construction on a FM radio antenna at East Boston High School. To help celebrate Zumix getting closer to launching its FM station in June, WBUR teamed up with the...

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