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Eastie Uber Driver Convicted of Assault

February 26, 2016
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An East Boston man who drove for a ride-share service was convicted of assaulting a female passenger in his vehicle, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Abderrahim Dakiri, 31, of East Boston waived his right to a jury trial in the 2015 incident for which he was charged with indecent assault and...

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Good Goaling

February 18, 2016
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Good Goaling

East Boston High School’s Thomas Guarino knocks the puck away against Latin Academy.

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BRA Approves Bennington Street Residential Project

February 18, 2016
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BRA Approves Bennington Street Residential Project

By John Lynds A new market rate housing development project in Orient Heights was one of eight projects approved last week by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA approved the $9 million 1181 Bennington St. project at its monthly meeting. In September the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the...

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Madaro Defends Bill to Create a Wage-Floor of $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

February 18, 2016
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Madaro Defends Bill to Create a Wage-Floor of $15 an Hour for Logan Workers

By John Lynds Last week East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro testified before the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development defending his bill, co-sponsored by Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett), to raise the base pay for Logan Airport workers to $15 per hour. The bill, filed by Madaro and DiDomenico,  would create a wage-floor...

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Top Law Enforcement Officials Attend Eastie Crime Meeting

February 18, 2016
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Top Law Enforcement Officials Attend Eastie Crime Meeting

By John Lynds The city, state and federal top law enforcement officials were in East Boston last Thursday night to brief residents on the recent violent crime in the neighborhood and subsequent federal sweep that netted 56 alleged MS-13 gang members reportedly responsible for the homicides, shootings and other violence here since September. Led...

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Gabriela Coletta Runs for State Committeewoman

February 18, 2016
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Gabriela Coletta Runs for State Committeewoman

By John Lynds East Boston resident Gabriela Coletta has tossed her hat into the political ring and will be on the ballot  during the Massachusetts Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 1 as a candidate for Democratic State Committeewoman. Coletta, a lifelong Eastie resident who grew up on Eagle Hill with her sister, Angela, and...

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Eastie Resident Scott Heigelmann to be Official Voting Member of the Grammys

February 18, 2016
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By John Lynds East Boston resident and former East Boston Chamber President Scott Heigelmann was accepted Friday by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) as an official voting member of the Grammys. As the Founder and CEO of Boston-based entertainment marketing firm Heavy Inc., Heigelmann’s work in the industry includes producing,...

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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

February 12, 2016
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Nucci Appointment to Massport Draws Praise

By Cary Shuman East Boston residents and legislators are lauding the appointment of one of the neighborhood’s favorite sons, John Nucci, to the Massachusetts Port Authority Board of Directors. Nucci lives in East Boston and understands the impacts of Logan International Airport on the community. Residents have commended Nucci, senior vice president for external...

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LaMattina Fights to keep MBTA Late Night Service Up and Running

February 12, 2016
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By John Lynds Many of his constituents rely on the MBTA’s late night service to go back and forth to overnight shifts in Boston so it comes as no surprise that City Councilor Sal LaMattina is fighting to keep this service intact. In a letter to MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, LaMattina said...

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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

February 12, 2016
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EHCA Votes to Grant Beer and Wine License

The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) recently voted 18-4 in favor of granting a beer and wine license to a new store that plans to open at 402 Saratoga St. The proponents of the beer and wine license, Julius Sokol and Matthew Gateman, have already purchased the building, which includes residential units, and performed...

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