East Boston Farmer’s Market Going Strong

July 29, 2015
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After a rainout on July 10 the The East Boston Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) kicked off on July 17 and has been going strong. The Farmers Market returned for its eighth season with more fresh, locally grown produce than ever before and will be at the Maverick...

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Construction Worker Dies from His Injuries

July 29, 2015
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The construction worker from Connecticut who was critically injured early this month at a Logan Airport worksite has died. Lawrence O’Leary, 54, of Seymour, from Seymour died at Massachusetts General Hospital after a serious fall while working on Logan’s garage project on July 10. The man is an employee of Blakeslee Prestressed Inc.., a...

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East Boston Woman Assaulted in Greenway

July 29, 2015
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East Boston Police are asking the woman to remain vigilant following an indecent assault on the Greenway Monday morning. Police responded at 8:30 a.m. Monday after they received a call from a female victim who reported that she had been indecently assaulted while walking on the portion of the Greenway near Sumner Street. The...

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Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

July 29, 2015
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Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

It started as a small charitable event that raised a few thousand dollars for the Jimmy Fund but the annual Deveau Family Beach Party Fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund has mushroomed into a summer event a lot of East Boston residents look forward to and mark on their calendars in July. This year’s event,...

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Sheriff’s Department Urban Farming Program Looks to Grow Success, Reduce Recidivism

July 29, 2015
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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is once again hard at work planting the seeds for the potential success of at the House of Correction. Literally.  Now in its third year, the Urban Farming Program is an initiative developed by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and Department staff that teaches inmates the basics of...

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Tuxbury Receives Master of Education

July 29, 2015
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Kristen Tuxbury of East Boston, MA received a Master of Education from American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA. AIC awarded 550 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2015 Commencement ceremony. More than 200 undergraduate and nearly 330 graduate degrees were awarded to students representing sixteen states and six countries. American International College is...

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Garcia Named to High Honors

July 29, 2015
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Gillary Garcia of East Boston, from the class of 2016 at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, has been named to the high honor roll for the 2015 spring trimester. Gillary received high honors, which requires a grade point average of 3.6 or above for the marking period. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational day and...

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Thank You Noah and Masport

July 29, 2015
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What could be nicer than spending a summer night outdoors on a blanket with your children watching a movie?  There is something magical about that moment. Massport and NOAH have teamed up to bring this type of experience to many East Boston families with their sponsorship of films at Bremen Street Park.  While the...

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Thank You,Dave Modica

July 29, 2015
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Dave Modica, owner of Ecco restaurant, has proven that he is a great neighbor.  When Dave recently bought the building next door to his restaurant, there was also a billboard sign.  Those signs are moneymakers, as advertisers pay large sums of money to get their message up there.  However, many of these billboard signs...

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Whales Ahoy

July 29, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Obituaries 07-29-2015

July 29, 2015
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Anthony Maffei Records Specialist for Commonwealth of Mass; involved in East Boston politics Anthony C. Maffei of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away at home on July 23 surounded by his loving family. Anthony was born in Boston on February 28, 1956 and lived in East Boston for most of his life before...

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Sticky Bite

July 22, 2015
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Sticky Bite

Zhuoyang Jiang taking a big bite of a marshmallow during last Friday’s (July 16) campfire on Constitution Beach event. The DCR and Save the Harbor, Save the Bay sponsored the event. Those who attended roasted marshmallows for S’More’s and learned about the various sea creatures that inhabit East Boston’s beach. Another campfire will take...

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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

July 22, 2015
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BRA Gives Go Ahead for Clippership Wharf

The Boston Redevelopment Authority last Thursday approved the $225 million Clippership Wharf waterfront development project in East Boston at its July meeting. The BRA board approved an amended development plan for the Clippership Wharf project on the waterfront. The project will result in the construction of four buildings comprised of up to 492 residential...

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Petruccelli, Madaro Point to Local Benefits in New State Budget

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker signed the $38.1 billion state Fiscal Year 2016 budget but slashed some line items that East Boston’s two state elected officials advocated for in both the House and Senate’s version of the state budget. Last week, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro applauded their colleagues that voted in a joint...

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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

July 22, 2015
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‘History of Shipping’ Painting Unveiled at Gala

The historic East Boston Branch Library painting that was recently restored was unveiled as part of a gala last Thursday at Bremen Street branch library. This is the second of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King to be restored. The painting by King depicting the Queen Mary is...

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Community News Briefs

July 22, 2015
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Gove Street Citizens Association to meet The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting will be on July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way. Parking available in the Porter Street lot adjacent to the...

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East Boston Man Injured in Boat Fire

July 22, 2015
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One East Boston man was injured when his boat caught fire at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street near Piers Park. Witnesses said they heard an explosion followed by fire that ultimately sunk the boat. Both Massport and Boston Fire crews arrived on the scene to contain the fire to the boat’s...

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State Budget Addresses City’s Concerns

July 22, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker’s Fiscal Year Budget of $38.1 billion addresses many issues important to local residents while providing the foundation for future economic growth and increasing support and funding for local aid, education, human service programs, and opioid prevention grants. In East Boston, State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and State Rep. Adrian Madaro worked diligently...

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Obituaries 07-22-2015

July 22, 2015
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Renato DiZio Active in East Boston religious, sports and community organizations Renato P. DiZio died on July 20 at the age of 92. Mr. DiZio was a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, an active member of East Boston Little League, Secretary of the Dom Savio Fathers Club, longtime usher at St....

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Final Phase of Construction on Greenway to Start

July 22, 2015
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Final Phase of Construction on Greenway to Start

After months of delays, the City of Boston announced this week it will begin construction on the last third of a mile of the East Boston Greenway to connect the route to Constitution Beach. “Site prep, consisting mostly of tree removal to make way for the extension, will take place over the next two...

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Neptune Road Edge Buffer Park Dedication

July 22, 2015
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It was a reunion of sorts last Friday morning on Neptune Road. Those who fought airport expansion like Fred Salvucci, John Vitagliano and Evelyn Morash joined with families displaced by runway expansion like the Gavagnanos and Forgiones to celebrate the opening of an edge buffer park that sought to heal the old wounds suffered...

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Historic Building Torn Down for New St. Project

July 22, 2015
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After the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved changes to the project requested by the developers of the New Street project in April, construction crews have demolished the historic building on the site. The original plan approved by the BRA was to tear down all the surrounding building except for the nine story building at...

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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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