BRA Pulls Snow Farm Proposal

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) pulled the proposal to discuss turning the Condor Street Hess Site into the city’s snow farm during this upcoming winter from last week’s agenda following political pressure from Eastie’s elected officials. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina all vehemently opposed the plan to turn...

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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

August 28, 2015
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East Boston Student Starr Desmond Awarded Four-year Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Berklee

Zumix graduate and East Boston resident Starr Desmond was one of 13 young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the U.S. who were awarded four-year full tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center this month. Desmond, a talented vocalist and piano player who has attended...

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Together, Let’s Keep Moving Boston Forward

August 28, 2015
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On January 8, 2015, Boston was given the incredible opportunity to explore bidding for the 2024 Olympic summer games. It was a historic moment that sparked a months-long discussion about our city’s future. And from the very beginning, we were thinking about a future for Boston much beyond the 2024 Olympics. We started thinking...

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Live Racing Returns to Suffolk Downs with Three Racing, Food Truck Festivals

August 28, 2015
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Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs after a ten-month hiatus. Starting Saturday, September 5 and continuing on Saturday, October 3 and October 31, the track will host three special festival days of racing which will include food trucks from over a dozen vendors, craft beer, live music and family fun activities for...

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Obituaries 08-26-2016

August 28, 2015
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Michael Stoico Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Michael L Stoico of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on August 20. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Vespa) Stoico; loving father of David and his wife, Mary, Steven and his wife, Diane and Lisa Stoico, all of Revere, and the...

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Eastie Pride

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride

Eastie Pride Day volunteers join City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Andrian Madaro in cutting the ceremonial cake.

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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

August 20, 2015
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Joel Katz Receives Scholarship

Former Marblehead High School football star and senior class president Joel Katz (second from right) was the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) and Tom Lyons Tire in Waltham. Pictured at the presentation ceremony are, from left, Dick Cole, executive director of NETSA, Winthrop resident Bob...

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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

August 20, 2015
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Longtime Massport Employee Passes Away

Catherine Leonard-McLean, a longtime Massport employee who worked for over three decades building relationships and trust with the East Boston community as the Port Authority’s Government and Community Affairs Department assistant director, has died. Leonard-McLean, who lived in West Roxbury and was formerly of Mission Hill, passed away on Sunday August 16 after a...

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Maverick Street Project Approved

August 20, 2015
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Maverick Street Project Approved

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 10 to 7 to approve the project at 202 Maverick Street. The project will now go to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for approval and will be subjected to Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 review due to the size and scope of the project. The developer of...

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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

August 20, 2015
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Boston Inspectors Looking in to Maverick Building Collapse

The  August 3 partial building collapse at 173-175 Maverick Street has put a local developer and property manager under the microscope and on the radar of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner William Christopher.  Christopher said he toured the building after the collapse and was not happy about the condition. “He has stabilized the...

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More Water Access

August 20, 2015
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By Chris Marchi NOAH’s Director of Community Building and Environment   I picked my 10-year-old niece up from Piers Park Sailing Center yesterday. She was enrolled in the Harbor Explorers program for little kids last year and this year would be her first year in the sailing summer camp, so I asked her how...

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Letter to the Editor

August 20, 2015
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Investing in the future To the Editor: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly announced Clean Power Plan is, in the words of Administrator Gina McCarthy, “an investment in a better future for all of our children.” With a promise to prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks and 300,000 days of...

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Another Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride Day was launched in 1988 in response to the wave of urban flight from Boston during the 1970s and 1980s. In Eastie, many Italians and Irish took off for the suburban towns of Saugus, Peabody and Revere while the burgeoning new Latino and Asian population were stripped of mentors and neighbors to...

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Knights Sweep Rockies, Advance to YBLCS

August 20, 2015
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The East Boston Knights sweep their way into the Yawkey League Championship Series for the first time in team history. With a 5 to 0 victory the Knights will now face the defending champion Somerville Alibrandis on Wednesday in game 1 of a best of 7 series. After grinding out a 3 to 1...

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Obituaries 08-19-2015

August 20, 2015
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Theresa LaBella Of Winthrop Theresa (Lanzilli) LaBella of Winthrop, formerly of West Bridgewater, passed away on August 17. She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Leona (Foss) Lanzilli; beloved wife of the late Anthony LaBella; dear sister of Helen Antenucci and her late husband, Nicholas, Nicholas Lanzilli and his wife, Lucinda,...

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Beach Art

August 14, 2015
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Beach Art

San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who has been working on beach art since 2004, joined resident Saturday at Constitution Beach to create a gigantic piece of geometric public sand art.

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CDC Chosen as Developer of Meridian Street Branch Library

August 14, 2015
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The East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) beat out three other proposals and was chosen as the designated developer of the former Meridian Street branch library by the  the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The announcement last week by DND set off a firestorm on social media with many residents frustrated over the city’s...

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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

August 14, 2015
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Hilton Garden Inn Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, representatives from Hilton Garden Inn, developer First Bristol Corp and construction company Consigli joined together to cut the ribbon on the first new hotel built in East Boston in 14 years. The hotel was erected on a long neglected parcel of land along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway after Fall River based...

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Under Review:BRA to Look Over Bennington Street Project

August 14, 2015
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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,...

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Water Main Break Causes Large Sink Holes

August 14, 2015
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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...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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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...

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City Preps Central Square for Redevelopment

August 14, 2015
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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...

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Letter to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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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...

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Work Still Needs to be Done

August 14, 2015
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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...

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