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Plaque Marking History Set to Be at New East Boston Library

December 11, 2013
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There was some concern last week from the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) that the copper plaque marking that East Boston was the first neighborhood to have the first branch of the Boston Public Library would not adorn the new branch library on Bremen Street. The plaque, that once hung outside the...

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Lending a Helping Hand

December 4, 2013
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Lending a Helping Hand

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh pitches in during Representative Carlo Basile’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for low-income residents in East Boston. Walsh spent over an hour in Eastie handing out meals to families in Eastie.

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10th Eastie Elves Fundraiser Set for Dec. 13

December 4, 2013
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10th Eastie Elves Fundraiser Set for Dec. 13

What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents and residents from surrounding communities in the senator’s district look forward to each Christmas Season. This year will mark the 10th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser and will be held on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed on McClellan Hgwy.

December 4, 2013
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed on McClellan Hgwy.

Last week, the Department of Public Health announced the list of applicants for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries that are in the final phase of the competitive application process. The Centers for Alternative Medicine Inc. is one of 100 Medical Marijuana Dispensary applicants that met the November 21 deadline for the final phase and plans to...

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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

November 26, 2013
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

A small army of 6th Graders from Excel Academy Charter School recently took part in Mayor Thomas Menino’s Boston Blooms program and spent the day planting daffodil bulbs and other task along the East Boston Greenway. The group of 56 middle-schoolers were split up to tackle many winterizing chores along the Greenway including weeding...

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Power of the Sun: Menino Pushing Residents to Solarize Their Homes

November 26, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is making a big push here in East Boston to get residents to solarize their homes. At the last Orient heights Neighborhood Council meeting, a representative from Renew Boston urged residents to take advantage of the city’s solarize program. The city also sent people door to door in the neighborhood Saturday...

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Project Bread Kicks off Annual Holiday Fundraiser

November 26, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread is once again teaming up with Jordan’s Furniture for the annual Holiday Spoons Project fundraiser. The Holiday Spoons Project has both raised money to help the hungry and taught kids about hunger in Massachusetts for nearly 20 years. Jordan’s is sponsoring the project for the 14th year, matching up...

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Dr. Pedulla Recognized for Service to Ebnhc Elder Service Plan

November 26, 2013
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) announced that Dr. James Pedulla was nationally recognized for his leadership and service to the Center’s Elder Service Plan. Pedulla, Medical Director of EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan Program, received the first PACE Pioneer Award for contributing  to the growth and development of the PACE Program as a...

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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

November 20, 2013
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Umana Schoolyard Project Officially Opens

Mayor Thomas Menino joined staff and students at the Mario Umana Academy Monday to cut the ribbon on the Mario Umana Academy’s Schoolyard Initiative Project. The event was bittersweet because while the school and Mayor celebrated the completion of the project it was the last schoolyard to be completed under Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration....

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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

November 20, 2013
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OHNC Unanimously Approves Plans for Sarotoga St. Shop

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council unanimously approved Charbel Rizkallah’s plans to put a high-end wine, cheese and spirits shop next door to his Domino’s Pizza franchise at 1144 Saratoga St. Rizkallah and his family have successfully run Dominos since 2003 but recently branched out into the fine wine and spirit business in Watertown. His...

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