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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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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