Archive for August, 2017

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

By John Lynds Last week the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama Care. While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Senator John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...
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175 McClellan Highway Eyed for Large Development

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Gate Residential Properties, LLC and Bulgroup Colorado LLC. have filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)  to develop 175 McClellan Highway into a mixed use development. The 143,139 sq. ft. parcel currently houses Sterlingwear of Boston, a U.S. Navy peacoat manufacturing plant, Planet Fitness, the...
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Barnes School Senior Housing Celebrates Milestone

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By John Lynds Before the first tenant moved into the Barnes School Senior Housing Development ten years ago, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) Executive Director Al Caldareli had been trying for years to convert the abandoned former school and historic building into housing. “The process goes back 15-20 years,” said Caldareli. “The school...
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It’s All in the Name:Eastie Band, Wild Painting, Releases First CD

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds The first time you hear the alternative rock band Wild Painting play live you quickly realize this is a band that should be on the radio. The band, founded last year by four East Boston Zumix teens, Angelina Botticelli, Mario Duenas, Mario Jarjour and Juan Gutierrez, seamlessly blends indie/synth pop and...
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Discount Sox Tickets for Area Students

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, East Boston students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9...
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Mural on Greenway to Feature Eastie Grandmothers

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By John Lynds Boston’s Office of Immigrant Advancement’s Heidi Schork,who runs the office’s Mural Crew program is looking for community involvement for an upcoming mural at the East Boston Greenway. Schork and the Mural Crew are starting one mural in Eastie on Paris Street in about two weeks and the other project down on...
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A New Collective, the Shout Syndicate Announces a New Fund for Greater Boston Youth Arts Organizations

August 5, 2017
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A new collective, The Shout Syndicate, made up of music industry veterans in Boston, has come together to help support Boston-area youth arts programming. The group announces the first three of many fundraising efforts aimed at establishing a competitive grant program for local arts organizations that focus on out-of-school programming for youth. Mayor Martin...
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Hilton Garden Inn to Hold Public Meeting on Adding Hotel Rooms

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Several years ago when First Bristol first pitched a hotel at a vacant lot along Boardman Street and McClellan Highway that had been a community eyesore for decades, it came with several community benefits. One of those benefits that won many over who were otherwise not too keen on having a...
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Eastie Resident and Entrepreneur James Testa’s Energy Drink Taking Off

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By John Lynds When East Boston resident James Testa launched his energy-drink company last winter as part of a entrepreneurship class he was taking as a senior at Suffolk University, he didn’t know what to expect. Testa, who graduated from Suffolk in the spring, said the positive response he received after launching his product...
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EBHS Gets All New Windows

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By John Lynds Being located under a flight path, East Boston High School received soundproof windows from Massport decades ago. However, those windows are long gone and were replaced several times with windows from Boston Public Schools. “The last round of windows lasted for a while but they are falling apart now,” said EBHS...
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