Petruccelli Backs Coakley

September 3, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary set for next week just around thecorner. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nomineewill square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw his support...

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Lamattina Urges Residents To Obtain Renter’s Insurance

September 3, 2014
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After several large fires over the summer in East Boston, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is urging residents to take out renters’ insurance for their apartments. The last major fire, a six-alarm blaze on Sumner and Webster Streets, left 19 people homeless. The neighborhood quickly banned together to collect clothes for the families as well...

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Roiff Eyes Development Near Eastie’s Waterfront

September 3, 2014
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When Paul Roiff shows up in a neighborhood, potential developers, realtors, homebuyers and renters start to pay attention. Roiff, a hotel developer and restauranteur known for Mistral, a French/Mediterranean bistro, Mooo Steak House, the 2000 renovation of the 1903 Beaux Arts building to create the luxury hotel XV Beacon and The Inn at St....

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White St. Developers Take a Deferral Until Next Zba Hearing

September 3, 2014
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With only five out of seven board members presiding over Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the developers of 100-102 White St. decided to take a deferral on the project until the next ZBA hearing. The developer would have needed a unanimous vote from the five board members to get the project passed. A...

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A Symphony of Lights

August 26, 2014
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A Symphony of Lights

Boston is a city of lights and the view from East Boston is second to none as can be seen in this photograph.

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Amy Lima to Leave Post at APAC

August 26, 2014
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Amy Lima to Leave Post at APAC

While John White has been the unofficial face behind East Boston APAC since the 1970s, one of the neighborhood’s most vital social service programs, Amy Lima was the agency’s heart. Since 1996, Lima, a lifelong Eastie resident who recently moved to Saugus, dedicated her time and energy to helping underprivileged families in the neighborhood....

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Official Opening of Greenway

August 26, 2014
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Official Opening of Greenway

Massport’s Jose Masso addresses the crowd as Massport CEO Thomas Glynn, Sen. Petruccelli, Rep. Basile, Councilor LaMattina and Mary Ellen Welch look on at the official opening ceremony last week for the Greenway Connector.

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By the Crime Numbers: Basile Reviews Crime Stats Following Maverick Landing Shooting

August 26, 2014
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A shooting incident near Maverick Landing late Sunday night that injured one person had an immediate reaction from Representative Carlo Basile Basile spoke out Monday morning following the incidents and reached out to the District 7’s captain and community leaders to address the recent spike in violence that seems to be isolated to this...

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EBMS to Hold Annual Kindergarten Parade

August 26, 2014
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On Friday, September 5, 2014 East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) will hold the 14th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade at 10:30 am at Central Square in East Boston. East Boston, MA 24-August-2014 East Boston Main Streets and Countdown to Kindergarten along with the East Boston Social Center, EBYMCA, Little Folks, Head Start, the Boston...

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Annual Fireworks Show Set for Saturday

August 26, 2014
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For the second year in a row, the City of Boston and Summer on the Waterfront are holding Boston Harbor fireworks at 9 pm on the Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend. Lead sponsor Boston Harbor Cruises and supporting sponsors the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Boston Globe and the City of Boston are generously...

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Celebrating Labor Day

August 26, 2014
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The United States of America will celebrate the federal Labor Day holiday this Monday, Sept. 1. President Grover Cleveland first established it as an official holiday in 1894 to recognize the contributions of workers. Local residents will mark the holiday with backyard barbecues and other events as Labor Day has come to signal the...

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Obituaries 08-27-2014

August 26, 2014
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Russell Carver US Postal Service Retiree Private services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held for Russell Andrew Carver, a lifelong Somerville resident, who died at the Somerville Hospital in Somerville on August 9 following a long illness. He was 72 years old. A victim of diabetes mellitus, he was a double amputee...

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Eastie Pride Day

August 25, 2014
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Eastie Pride Day

East Boston’s elected officials, residents and volunteers cut the cake to kickoff the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day.

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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

August 25, 2014
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Some Crimes on the Rise in Eastie

While overall Part One crime is down in East Boston three percent, homicides, rape or attempted rape, robbery or attempted robbery, and burglary or attempted burglary are up when compared to same time period last year. District 7’s Community Officer Dan Simons was at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council to report on crime...

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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

August 25, 2014
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USS Salem Getting Closer to East Boston

The plan to bring the historic World War II era Navy cruiser to East Boston is one step closer to reality. Last week the land deal for the dock and surrounding 15 acres of land in Quincy that has housed the USS Salem since the 1990s was finalized and the ship should be heading...

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Local Test Positive for West Nile

August 25, 2014
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For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Tests performed earlier this week confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito pool in the neighborhood even after the city conducted a targeted mosquito-spraying program last week. In addition to Eastie, Mosquito pools in Hyde Park, Jamaica...

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Summer’s End

August 25, 2014
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Summer always seems to go by too quickly — “Tempus fugit,” (Time flies) as the ancient Romans would say — and that is especially true when we’ve had a summer that just didn’t happen such as we have had this year. For those of us who look forward to the heat, humidity, and languid...

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City’s Veterans Commissioner Weds Jennifer Siegler

August 25, 2014
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Boston’s Commissioner of Veterans’ Service Department Francisco Urena and Jennifer Siegler were married on Friday, August 15th in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The wedding was held at the Codman Estate, a historic home built in the 1700s. Urena and Siegler met when Siegler was a loan officer for Santander Bank and Urena was seeking a loan...

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Zumix to Host 5K Race – Run 2 the Beat

August 25, 2014
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East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in Piers Park at 108 Marginal...

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East Boston Heat Softball Team Concludes a Successful Season

August 25, 2014
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The East Boston Heat 14-under softball team is winding down a successful season in the Middle Essex Softball League. East Boston has posted a 13-5 record, tying for sixth place in the highly competitive 36-team league. The team plays its home games at the field at Constitution Beach. Dr. Robert Gilbride, an East Boston...

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Obituaries 08-20-2014

August 25, 2014
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Malfida Bell-Dinarello Golf Enthusiast, Traveled Extensively, Had Many Friends, a Good Sense of Humor and Entertained Graciously Malfida ( DiLorenzo) Bell-Dinarello died after a ,short illness. She was 94 years old. She was the widow of Victor Dinarello and recent widow of Louis Bell ( August 3, 2014.) Mafalda, also known as Muffy, and...

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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

August 13, 2014
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Celebration Time: Annual Eastie Pride Festival Is This Weekend

It’s that time of year to break out your blue and gold attire and head down to Piers Park for the 26th Annual Eastie Pride Day. This year’s Eastie Pride Day will kickoff on Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Piers Park but there’s still time to sign up as a volunteer. On...

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MGC Says Boston No Longer Considered Surrounding Community for Wynn Casino

August 13, 2014
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While Boston inked a mitigation deal with Mohegan Sun Revere last month it seems the negotiations in Everett have broken down. After months of failed negotiations between the City of Boston and Wynn Everett to nail down a ‘surrounding community’ agreement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stripped the city of surrounding community status last...

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Walsh Makes Changes to ZBA

August 13, 2014
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The biggest complaint among developers of residential and small business development in East Boston has been the red tape one has to navigate in order to get a project off the ground. After fulfilling the community process through neighborhood or abutters meetings, a developer may still need to wait months before getting a Zoning...

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