Archive for January, 2018

Taste of Eastie Set for Jan 25

January 20, 2018
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Taste of Eastie Set for Jan 25

By John Lynds For over two decades, the annual Taste of Eastie has become a local culinary tradition that brings the neighborhood and old friends together through food. The event’s success has long been attributed to its perfect blend of community, camaraderie and cuisine—and this year will be no exception. This year’s 22nd Annual...
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Height Restriction:BPDA Board Amends Article 53 for Suffolk Downs Phase I Proposal

January 20, 2018
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By John Lynds At last Thursday’s Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) January board meeting, BPDA officials asked the board to amend Article 53 of the Boston zoning code that created the East Boston Neighborhood District and allow the developer of Suffolk Downs to build higher than the 45 ft. restriction currently in place...
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Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

January 20, 2018
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By John Lynds Investigators are trying to find the man that held a mother and son at knife point, robbed them and then indecently exposed himself to the victims. On Monday, January 8 at 6:30 a.m. police from District 7 responded to a radio call of an armed robbery on the 200-block of Paris...
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Eastie Organization Condemns Trump’s Ending of TPS

January 20, 2018
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By John Lynds After the Trump Administration decided to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the over 200,000 Salvadorans living in East Boston and across the country, the chorus of those opposed to the plan was immediate and loud. Elected officials like Rep. Adrian Madaro swifty condemned the move. “The Trump administration’s continued attacks...
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Walsh Hopes to Create Something Special on Long Island for Recovery

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The City’s administration is currently beginning to think about what a recovery campus on Long Island would look like, as the permitting and fighting over the Long Island Bridge replacement begins to start. In the wake of the big news that Mayor Martin Walsh committed to re-build the Long Island Bridge...
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Owner Proposing New Bar in Jeffries Point Takes Another Shot

January 20, 2018
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By John Lynds Josh Weinstein, the East Boston resident proposing a new bar on Sumner Street in Jeffries Point, went back before the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association last Tuesday night.  Weinstein proposes to convert the former East Boston Kitchen building into a concept bar and restaurant called The Quiet Few. Weinstein’s proposal was voted...
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BPDA Grants Another Extension to CDC’s Hess Site Project

January 20, 2018
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By John Lynds In October 2016, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) named the East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) as the tentative designated developer of the Hess Site on Condor Street. The CDC beat out two other proposals, a renewable recycling facility, and a climate controlled greenhouse that would have provided the...
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BPDA Approves Condor Street Project at January Meeting

January 20, 2018
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By John Lynds The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved Boston Real Estate Capital, LLC and Condor Street Condominiums, LLC’s plans to construct 21 condo units at 187-191 and 211 Condor St. at the agency’s January meeting last Thursday. The project recently received BPDA approval in June 2017 as one project under Article...
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Police Briefs 01-17-2018

January 20, 2018
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District Seven Police Report January 8, 2018 Around 6:30 am District Seven Officers responded to 225 Paris Street for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim’s who report as they were exiting their home they were approached by a male dressed in all black clothing and his face covered...
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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2018
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LOOKING AT THE TCP ISSUE Dear Editor: As I read the page one story ( Rep. Madaro blasts Trump administration for ending temporary status for Salvadorians, East Boston Times,  January 10), I had mixed feelings over the plight of my Salvadorian neighbors living in this community. However, previous presidents granted these immigrants fleeing dictatorships...
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