Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

August 14, 2015
By
Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

The proposal to build a large housing project at 1181-1183 Bennington St. has gone under Boston Redevelopment (BRA) review. The review period will last until Monday, September 7 with public comment periods on the project due by that date. Comments can be sent to the the BRA at One City Hall, 9th Floor, Boston,...

Read more »

Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

August 14, 2015
By
Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

A major water main break on Cottage Street in East Boston Monday night caused two sink holes to open up on the street, nearly swallowing one car whole. Crews responded at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 162-168 Cottage St. for a 10-inch water main break on the street. The water quickly flooded...

Read more »

Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
By

After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

Read more »

City Preps Central Square for Redevelopment

August 14, 2015
By

The City of Boston has begun the initial stages this week of prepping Central Square for the year-long redevelopment project that will transform the square. After years of waiting, the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood was finally been accepted in June. “We had a series of...

Read more »

Letter to the Editor

August 14, 2015
By

What will this accomplish?    The Boston City Council is currently debating the idea of purchasing BodyCams for its police officers while on duty. Several large cities across the nation are having the same debate. Critics across the country believe these cameras are necessary to catch rogue law-breaking cops. Their criticism stems from a...

Read more »

Work Still Needs to be Done

August 14, 2015
By

The story last week that Constitution Beach is not as usable as it was last year is a bit disturbing (although the beach still is ranked among the top 10 cleanest beaches from Nahant to Nantasket). The culprit is the old pipes that take excess drain water from homes and businesses and dump them...

Read more »

Saving Millions

August 14, 2015
By

Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

Read more »

Obituaries 08-12-2015

August 14, 2015
By

Iapicca Assunta Capodanno Of Medford, formerly of East Boston Iapicca Assunta Capodanno of Medford, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 3. The loving daughter of the late Michael and Carmalinda (Vitale) Capodanno, she was the cherished sister of Maria Sodano and her late husband, Luigi of Winthrop, Licia Biasella and her husband,...

Read more »

American Legion Playground

August 5, 2015
By
American Legion Playground

Mayor Martin Walsh joins the East Boston community in cutting the ribbon last Wednesday on the newly rehabbed American Legion Playground.

Read more »

Heavy Rains Take Toll on Water Quality at Constitution Beach

August 5, 2015
By

East Boston’s only public beach has slipped a little on water quality from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer, Constitution Beach scored a 96 percent but has slipped to an 83 percent this year. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s...

Read more »

Petruccelli,Madaro Vote to Override Baker’s Vetoes on State Funding of Local Iniatatives

August 5, 2015
By

Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Representative Adrian Madaro were able to override Governor Charlie Baker’s vetoes of several East Boston earmarks in the state’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget last week during a joint session of the House and Senate. Two weeks ago, Baker had signed a $38.1 billion budget but slashed $162 billion in spending...

Read more »

Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

August 5, 2015
By
Orient Heights’ Constitution Beach To Offer 10 Days of Free Kayaking

Director of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) Community Building and Environment Department Chris Marchi envisions a Constitution Beach complete with a small boat house and kayaks that families can rent and paddle around the water’s edge. However, Marchi needs support from the community for an upcoming event at the neighborhood’s only public beach....

Read more »

Community News Briefs

August 5, 2015
By

Local BURGER KING restaurant participating:  Burger King at 944 Bennington Street, East Boston With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations powered by Funjet Vacations, a hot tub from New England Spas, a Sea-Doo(r) personal watercraft, American Airlines AAdvantage(r) miles, theme park tickets,...

Read more »

Rep.Madaro Reflects on His First 100 Days

August 5, 2015
By

State Representative Adrian Madaro recently marked his first 100 days in office as East Boston’s representative in the Massachusetts House. Madaro, who is the third youngest member of the House in Massachusetts, said that since being sworn in over three months ago, he has been busy with constituent services, the state budget process and...

Read more »

Congratulations,East Boston Little League

August 5, 2015
By

We congratulate the East Boston Little League All-Star team on winning the District 12 championship in the Jimmy Fund Tournament this past weekend in Melrose. This impressive victory over teams from larger communities was the result of a total team effort by the manager, Chucky Cassaro, the coaches, Krysten Hunt and Frank DiNublia, and...

Read more »

Obituaries 08-05-2015

August 5, 2015
By

Jason ‘Jay’ Clark Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston Jason “Jay” Clark of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on July 30 at the age of 36. Jay was a graduate of East Boston High School, class of ‘98 and a past member of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club. He was the...

Read more »

Looking for the Perfect Berry

July 29, 2015
By
Looking for the Perfect Berry

A young East Boston boy was helping his mom pick out some fresh fruit at last Wednesday’s East Boston Farmer Market at Lewis Mall. The Market will run from now until October each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Read more »

Playing in the Sand

July 29, 2015
By
Playing in the Sand

Ndricim Bejko of East Boston works on his sculpture during the Amateur Contest on Sunday, July 26, at the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. The Festival kicked off on Friday and continued through Sunday, with more than one million visitors coming to the Beach to see the world-class sculptures and participate in...

Read more »

East Boston Farmer’s Market Going Strong

July 29, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Construction Worker Dies from His Injuries

July 29, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

East Boston Woman Assaulted in Greenway

July 29, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Deveau Family Held its Annual Beach Party Fundraiser

July 29, 2015
By
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,...

Read more »

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

July 29, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Tuxbury Receives Master of Education

July 29, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Real Time Web Analytics - Buzz Stat