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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

December 11, 2013
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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

It takes a special person to run into a burning building while everyone else is running out. But that’s exactly what two East Boston officers from District 7 and a third officer from Eastie did on a frigid night back on March 7, 2013. On Sunday, Officers Greta Forbes, Kevin Golden and Vinny Schettino...

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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

December 11, 2013
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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

Anne Nigro Umana, the matriarch of the well know and beloved political family from East Boston whose name lives on today, died last month at the age of 102. Mrs. Umana was the wife of the Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy...

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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 11, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...

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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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