Archive for February, 2018

The Rose Rush is On: Valentine’s Day at New Regional Flower Exchange in Chelsea is a Better Experience for Buyers

February 15, 2018
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Anyone in Greater Boston who got a rose on Valentine’s Day likely had that rose pass through the New England Flower Exchange in Chelsea. Located in a formerly vacant warehouse, the new hub of Valentine’s Day – and every other flowery occasion – has been established. The New England Flower Exchange on Chelsea’s Second...
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Police Briefs 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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District Seven Police Report February 4, 2018 Around 02:30 am in the area of 305 Meridian Street a White Hispanic Male with an address in East Boston was arrested and charged with Unarmed Breaking & Entering, Assault & Battery and Destruction of Personal Property. February 5, 2018 Around 12:40 am in the area of...
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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...
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Obituaries 02-14-2018

February 15, 2018
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George Hoey, Sr. Longtime political activist George J. Hoey Sr., an East Boston native, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4 with his family around him at his home in North East, Maryland after a long battle with cancer. George, who was born on June 5, 1934 to Evelyn and Albert Hoey, was a longtime political...
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Craft Table and Bar Opens at the Former Ecco

February 9, 2018
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Craft Table and Bar Opens at the Former Ecco

After a week of promoting the restaurant that has replaced Ecco, which closed last year, owner of Craft Table & Bar on Porter Street couldn’t have been more happy with the turnout Friday during the new restaurant’s grand opening. Frank Peace, CEO of New England Craft Restaurant Concepts, who owns several restaurants and coffee...
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Appreciation:Gerald ‘Sully’ Sullivan, Longtime Savio Prep Teacher, Dies at 69

February 9, 2018
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Appreciation:Gerald ‘Sully’ Sullivan, Longtime Savio Prep Teacher, Dies at 69

Incoming freshman entering Gerald Sullivan’s English Class at Savio Prep in East Boston were met with a poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson written on the blackboard. The poem, Richard Cory, told a narrative of a very successful man that had seemingly everything in the world–style, respect, wealth.  Mr. Sullivan, or ‘Sully’ as he was...
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Police Arrest Man in Connection with Armed Robbery, Indecent Exposure

February 9, 2018
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Police Arrest Man in Connection with Armed Robbery, Indecent Exposure

At a community meeting Monday evening District 7 Community Officer Dan Simons and Sergeant Jimmy Martin announced that police have arrested a man they believe was responsible for the armed robbery and indecent exposure incident involving a mother and her 10-year old son last month. On Monday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 a.m. a mother...
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40 Years Ago the Blizzard of 78 Struck Eastie

February 9, 2018
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Monday, Feb 5 marked the 40th Anniversary of when the Blizzard of 78 formed over the Northeast. Over the next two days, snow, wind, white out conditions and coastal flooding caused more than $520 million ($1.95 billion in todays money) in damage and left motorist stranded on highways, hockey fans trapped in the Boston...
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Massport Sends Out RFP for Piers Park Phase III

February 9, 2018
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The dilapidated pier adjacent to Piers Park, and also the future Piers Park II is being eyed by Massport as the future site of a third waterfront park. Last week Massport announced it has sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP) hoping that developers will come forward to turn the aging pier into a...
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These Days a Simple Lot Subdivision Becomes a Controversial Project

February 9, 2018
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The fear and panic of overdevelopment among East Boston’s older residents, and increasingly more and more newcomers, has become involved in so much red tape that a simple subdivision of a lot takes five community meetings, abutters meetings and a vote by the community. On Monday night the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA) voted...
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