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OHNC Has Full Agenda for Meeting on March 19

March 16, 2018
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The Orient Height Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will meet on Monday, March 19, at the YMCA 58 Ashley Street.  The following is the agenda: 6:15 p.m. Registration 6:30 to 6:40 p.m. – Station 7 – Community Update – Sgt. Jim Martin and Officer Dan Simon 6:45 – 7:10 p.m. – Kristina Rico and Jared Staley from BPDA 7:15 to 7:30...

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EBHS Student Arrested for Making Threats Against the School

March 16, 2018
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An incident at East Boston High School last week has sparked a debate locally of balancing the safety of students in the wake of the Florida school shooting and the need to protect the immigration status of students at Boston Public Schools. Last Wednesday police arrested 19-year-old Kevin Vasquez Funes and charged him under...

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CPC Holds Informational Meeting in Eastie

March 16, 2018
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Director of Boston Community Preservation Christine Poff and East Boston’s Community Preservation Committee member Kannan Thiruvengadam hosted the first in a series of community meetings last Thursday evening at East Boston High School to start getting some ideas on how the Community Preservation funding should be spent in the community. Last year Boston voters...

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Another Storm and More Flooding

March 10, 2018
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Another Storm and More Flooding

Two ‘once in a lifetime’ storms have hit East Boston and the surrounding coastal communities so far this year. Like the Bomb Cyclone that hit the region in January,  the latest storm, a Nor’easter that began Friday and lasted through three high tide cycles, caused a storm surge that pushed ocean water from the...

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East Boston YMCA Kicks Off Capital Campaign

March 10, 2018
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East Boston YMCA Kicks Off Capital Campaign

Last week, Massport kicked off the East Boston YMCA’s annual Capital Campaign efforts with a donation of $25,000. The Y’s Capital Campaign will culminate in the agency’s annual Reach Out for Youth breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Logan Hilton Hotel. Last year, the YMCA raised well above their...

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Appreciation:Luigina ‘Gina’ Scalcione, Longtime Community Activist, Dies at 77

March 10, 2018
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Appreciation:Luigina ‘Gina’ Scalcione, Longtime Community Activist, Dies at 77

Luigina “Gina” Scalcione, who dedicated her life to the betterment of her beloved community through community activism, has died. Mrs. Scalcione, a legendary fighter for citizens’ rights that gave voice to numerous causes and countless disenfranchised residents, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, at Mass General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She...

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Community Rallies for Fire Victims

March 10, 2018
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Last Tuesday’s fire on Havre Street displaced twenty-one residents, injured a firefighter and caused more than $1.2 million in damages. While no one was seriously hurt in the four-alarm blaze, the victims of last week’s fire are in desperate need of assistance. On Saturday, owner of Maverick Market Cafe Dan Lyons held a special...

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Developer of Mount Carmel Church Property Files Letter of Intent with BPDA

March 10, 2018
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After two informational meetings with members of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) to get feedback and ideas from residents on what they’d like to see at the Mount Carmel Church Property, the developer has officially filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The filing will kick off...

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Community News Briefs

March 10, 2018
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COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FORUM SCHEDULED IN EAST BOSTON On Thursday, March 8, the City of Boston will host an open forum for community members in East Boston to engage in discussions around the future of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) as it is implemented in neighborhoods throughout Boston. The new $20 million fund, established as...

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East Boston Resident to Run in Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Emergency Response Team

March 10, 2018
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East Boston resident Jon Wakim will run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16, in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. Jon will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. The funds Jon raises will provide critical support for...

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