Spring Weather

June 4, 2015
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Spring Weather

Last week was perfect spring weather in East Boston. All week residents headed to the community’s parks like the Bremen Street Park shown here to walk, play and meet with friends and neighbors. While the warmth turned into raw rain and cold the spring weather is due to return today and for the rest...

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Central Square Renovation to Begin

June 4, 2015
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After years of waiting the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood has finally been accepted. City Councilor Sal LaMattina said at a meeting last Thursday that after several failed bid attempts by the city, construction on the long-awaited project will finally break ground in July. “We will...

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Senate Approves $38.09 Billion Budget

June 4, 2015
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Senate Majority Whip Anthony Petruccelli and the Senate voted on a $38.09 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 and in it are several earmarks to held East Boston. Petruccelli said the budget makes critical investments in key areas of local aid, education, economic development and services for vulnerable and under-served populations. “I was proud...

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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

June 4, 2015
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NOAH Holds Climate Adaptation Workshops

Last week East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) joined forces with ULI Boston/New England to present a series of recommendations on climate resiliency strategies for neighborhood. Last Wednesday at the East Boston Library, as part of NOAH’s ongoing Climate Adaptation Workshops, NOAH and ULI developed a goal to design a community resiliency plan...

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Community News Briefs

June 4, 2015
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EBCC Installation Dinner East Boston Chamber of Commerce 2015 Installation Dinner & Director Swearing in Ceremony! WHEN: Thursday June 18,2015 6:00PM – 10:00PM WHERE: Spinelli’s Banquet Hall 282 Bennington Street East Boston SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES – see details below! DINNER COST: Per Person: $35.00 Table of 10 seats: $350.00 OFFICERS: President Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising...

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Congratulations, Graduates

June 4, 2015
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There is perhaps no event or occasion in the life of a community that is greeted with such universally shared joy as a high school graduation. Even for those of us who may not have a direct connection to a graduate, graduation season evokes deep memories from our long-ago youth, when our lives were...

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Sports 06-03-2015

June 4, 2015
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Knights continue hot start The Knights continue to stay hot running their winning streak to 6 as they remain undefeated on the season at 6 – 0. They opened up the week at Maplewood Park in Malden defeating the pesky Maddogs 3 – 0. Solid pitching and sure handed defense led the Knights to...

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Obituaries 06-03-2015

June 4, 2015
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Frederick Fitzmeyer Licensed plumber; loved the sea and loved life Frederick R. Fitzmeyer of Winthrop passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 70 after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred grew up in Winthrop and after his service in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, he worked in Boston...

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Observing Memorial Day

May 28, 2015
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Observing Memorial Day

Veteran Johnny Connelli of the DAV bows his head as ‘Taps’ is played on Monday morning in Central Square Park during the annual Memorial Day Exercises. The exercises featured the East Boston High JROTC and a keynote address by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gerald Wellman.

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Seeing Blue

May 28, 2015
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Seeing Blue

Members of the East Boston Engine 9/Ladder 2 crews posed for a picture as the Blue Angels elite Navy pilots flew over Eastie on Tuesday at noon. The planned flyover was for a photo shoot to help promote the elite performers.

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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

May 28, 2015
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NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits EBCCS

East Boston Central Catholic School had some special visitors last Thursday afternoon as part Catholic Schools Foundation’s (CSF) annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Bus Tour. New England Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett joined Peter Lynch of Fidelity and Marc White of J.P. Morgan Chase, to meet EBCCS students they support through the Inner-City Scholarship...

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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

May 28, 2015
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Funds Available for Affordable Housing

Two East Boston projects down will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. Both the Coppersmith Village and Paris Village projects will receive money as part of a citywide initiative to create or preserve 1,194 affordable housing units. The funding is possible through...

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JPNA Looking to Develop Sumner St. Parcel

May 28, 2015
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) announced two opportunities for the currently vacant lot at 294 Sumner St and is working in partnership with the community and the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to create a proposal process that will benefit residents of the community. JPNA has set a timeline and several deadlines as...

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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

May 28, 2015
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Constitution Beach in the Top Ten Cleanest Beaches

With the unofficial start of summer kicking off this past Memorial Day weekend, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has some good news to report on the water quality of East Boston’s Constitution Beach. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Beach Water Report Card, Eastie’s only beach scored high marks for water...

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Police Briefs 05-27-2015

May 28, 2015
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Sunday, 5/17 David Martinez, 137 London St., East Boston, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. Remberton Lones, 14 Princeton St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery. Monday, 5/18 Edward White, Hill St.,  Charlestown, was arrested for being a disorderly person. Wednesday, 5/20 Jordi DeJesus, 40 Oakwood St., Dorchester, was...

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Making a Vision a Reality

May 28, 2015
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Dear Fellow Boston Residents: Last week, I announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors who care and...

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Letter to the Editor

May 28, 2015
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Good will and positive future The Clippership Wharf development will serve as a catalyst for fostering community-focused development on the East Boston waterfront. As a board member at HarborArts, I have had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Lend Lease, the developer of the project. HarborArts has been a part of the East...

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Knights Stay Perfect Defeat Yankees

May 28, 2015
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Knights continued their road trip this time traveling to Waltham to face the Yankees. Jay Lendall took the ball for his first ever YBL appearance for the Knights and faced off against George Ziegler. Lendall made it through 2 1/3 innings before giving way to Branden Eaton who came on with the bases loaded...

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Obituaries 05-27-2015

May 28, 2015
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Oscar Forlani Owner of Oscar Woodworking Oscar Forlani of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston, passed away on May 21. Mr. Forlani was the owner/proprietor of Oscar Woodworking having opened his business in 1961. He provided East Boston and the surrounding åcommunities with quality cabinetry and craftsmanship for 54 years. He was the beloved husband...

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Walk for Music

May 21, 2015
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Walk for Music

This year’s Walk for Music kicked off Sunday, May 17 at the Zumix Firehouse on Sunday. Zumix participants joined over 250 community members for the 2-mile walk to support its award-winning music and youth empowerment programs.

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OHNC Approves New Bennington St. Project

May 21, 2015
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The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the scaled down version of the project being pitched for a contanimated autobody at 1181-1183 Bennington St. In their fourth meeting with the community the developers have been working to find a happy medium that addresses concerns of density, height and parking. The updated...

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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

May 21, 2015
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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

A new non-profit has set up shot in East Boston to help students navigate the process of student financial aid for college. Last Tuesday at the East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street, the  the American Student Assistance launched SALT Live. SALT live is a nonprofit revolutionizing the way students approach higher education announced...

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BCYF to Close for a $10 Million Renovation

May 21, 2015
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The Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) Paris Street Community Center will temporarily close on Friday for a $10 million renovation to the facility. The community center, one of the oldest municipal buildings in all the city, will reopen in fall 2016. The project will allow Paris Street to receive the repairs and...

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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

May 21, 2015
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Eviction Causes Stir in Maverick

The Boston organization that fights for, among other things, tenants rights descended on East Boston last week to protest evictions in the neighborhood. While the group said it was protesting developers coming into the neighborhood to force people out through gentrification, the Boston Housing Authority and Trinity Management, who oversees Maverick Landing, said there...

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