Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

July 22, 2015
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Compost Fire Causes $150,000 Damage to Home

A two alarm fire Monday afternoon caused by compost barrel in the backyard caused exterior damage to a home of Bennington Street and displaced four people. The Boston Fire Department responded at 1:14 p.m. to 1215 Bennington St. East Boston near the Revere line for a building on fire. Smoke was showing at the...

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Governor Baker Releases Opioid Working Group Recommendations

July 22, 2015
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Vowing to change the way the Commonwealth treats and even thinks about substance addiction, Governor Charlie Baker today released the findings of his Opioid Working Group, a comprehensive report detailing 65 actionable steps to curb the deadly opioid epidemic. The findings by the 18-member Working Group include short and long term action items to...

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Community News Briefs

July 22, 2015
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Wynn Reaches Out to Local Chambers of Commerce & State Organizations Wynn Resorts has aligned with 12 Chambers of Commerce and several diverse business advocacy groups to identify qualified Massachusetts minority-, women-, and veteran-owned consulting firms and contractors to work on the upcoming infrastructure design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. With several significant requests...

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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2015
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Airport noise advice Have you noticed a severe increase in jet noise over East Boston recently?  Is your neighborhood afflicted by the flight paths determined by Logan’s new automated system called R-NAV?  Are you sick and tired of having your sleep disrupted and your family’s life negatively impacted by the roar of jet engines...

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East Boston Community Development Corporation

July 22, 2015
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2015 annual election of directors ELECTION TIMETABLE Nominations Open July 13, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Nominations Close July 27, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Corporation & Election of Directors 7:00 p.m. – September 14, 2015 East Boston Community Development Corporation Office:  72 Marginal Street, Penthouse, 6th Floor Persons interested in filing...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can a into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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Obituaries 07-15-2015

July 22, 2015
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Joseph MacCormack Retired Director of Finance for Metropolitan Area Planning Council Joseph J. MacCormack of East Boston, devoted husband and father, passed away on July 13 at the age of 90. He joined the US Army in his senior year at Beverly High School and served in the European Theater during World War II....

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East Boston Knights Rolling Along with 16-2 Record

July 14, 2015
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East Boston Knights Rolling Along with 16-2 Record

The East Boston Knights continued their winning ways riding a 6 game winning streak with victories against South Boston, Brighton Black Sox, South End, The McKay Club and Savin Hill (twice). The Knights now 16 – 2 at the halfway point have done it with pitching defense and timely hitting. None timelier than the...

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East Boston Fares Well in City Budget

July 14, 2015
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina commended Mayor Martin Walsh this week on his Fiscal Year 2016 City Budget and the capital improvements earmarked for the neighborhood. LaMattina and the City Council recently approved the city’s FY16 budget. “This budget reflects almost $8 million in new spending as well as nearly $20 million for projects that...

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Renovations at Terminal E Bring Added Mitigation Monies to Eastie

July 14, 2015
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Renovations at Terminal E Bring Added Mitigation Monies to Eastie

With international travel expected to increase over the next decade and a new fleet of airplanes coming on line, the Federal Aviation Administration is asking Massport to renovate Terminal E to accommodate the increase in passengers and larger aircrafts like the Airbus 380. At a meeting last Tuesday, Massport officials briefed the community on...

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A New Partner:Suffolk University to Make East Boston Memorial Stadium Home Field

July 14, 2015
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A New Partner:Suffolk University to Make East Boston Memorial Stadium Home Field

Suffolk University and the City of Boston have inked a deal that would allow Suffolk University sports teams to use East Boston Memorial Stadium as its home turf for baseball, softball and soccer teams and Suffolk University will spend nearly $500,000 on park improvements and upgrades. The 10 year deal was finalized late last...

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Police Need Help in Locating Suspect

July 14, 2015
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Police in neighboring Winthrop are asking East Boston residents to remain vigilant after an apparent child abduction last week. Winthrop Police Chief Terrance Delehanty said investigators would like to speak with the man being sought in connection with the alleged child abduction that occurred last Tuesday morning in the town right over the Saratoga...

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Guest Opinion

July 14, 2015
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Reaffirm commitment to soundproofing homes Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration New England Region 12 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA. 01803 ATTN: Allan Goldsher Dear Mr. Goldsher: We, the elected representatives of East Boston, an airport host community, are writing this letter to outline our concerns regarding the meeting at the Massachusetts State Transportation...

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Suffolk University Partnership Will Boost East Boston Athletics

July 14, 2015
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The signing of an agreement between Suffolk University and the City of Boston that allows the university’s sports teams to use East Boston Memorial Stadium for home games and practices, but more importantly for the University to maintain and improve the stadium for all East Boston athletes, comes as welcome news. First we commend...

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Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Virginia DiLorenzo Wife of late state representative Virginia (DeMarco) DiLorenzo of East Boston, passed away on Friday, July 3. Virginia’s greatest joys were spending time with George and her family and shopping at Filenes Basement in Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late former Massachusetts State Representative George E. DiLorenzo; loving mother...

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Hilton Garden Inn to Open in East Boston

July 3, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn to Open in East Boston

Kevin J. Buchanan, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, located at 100 Boardman St., stands outside the new hotel that is set to open later this month.

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EBNHC Recognized with National Healthcare Award

July 3, 2015
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was one of 10 healthcare employers named as the 2015 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions. The Health Center was honored by CareerSTAT, an initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future. Now in its second year, CareerSTAT’s recognition program was created to acknowledge healthcare...

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NetBlazr Caters to Millennials Market

July 3, 2015
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NetBlazr Caters to Millennials Market

In this day and age, more young people who are renting or buying homes in East Boston are turning away from corporate cable providers who offer cable, phone and internet bundle packages and finding alternatives to stream television shows and surf the web. Most young people today use only their cell phones for communication...

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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals on This Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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What would the 4th of July be without fireworks?  A little less busy in hospital emergency rooms.  The nation’s emergency physicians urge you to celebrate the country’s birthday by using common sense when it comes to the potential dangers of fireworks.  We see many injuries in the ER due to fireworks around the 4th...

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Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

July 3, 2015
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Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and playgrounds are to the families of our City. We...

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Letter to the Editor

July 3, 2015
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No to the alcohol sales tax increase Dear Editor, I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed 2 percent tax increase on all alcohol sales in the City of Boston. Below I have listed just a few reasons why I am against this proposal. -Nearly 50 percent of the average cost of...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....

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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Carol Correia Of East Boston Carol A. Correia of East Boston passed away on June 23. She was 57 years old. She was the cherished daughter of Florence (Catrone) Correia of East Boston and her late father Antonio J. Correia; loving sister of Anthony Correia and his wife, Lourdes of East Boston and Janice...

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Ahoy There … Shiver My Timbers

June 25, 2015
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Ahoy There … Shiver My Timbers

Storyteller Norah Dooley waxed poetic about Pirate adventures on the high seas – as well as the possibility of buried treasure – on Constitution Beach last Thursday evening during a Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Eastie YMCA and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) campfire program. Some of the youngsters were lucky enough to...

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