Archive for March, 2018

Trucks Getting Stuck Again Under Neptune Road Viaduct

March 30, 2018
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Trucks Getting Stuck Again Under Neptune Road Viaduct

East Boston’s elected officials and District 7 Captain Kelly McCormick have expressed their frustrations over the lack of use of the Marty Coughlin Bypass Road—a half-mile road extending under Day Square to Chelsea Street designed to remove Logan Airport related traffic from East Boston’s residential streets–by 18-wheelers. Anyone driving through Day Square during the...
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Mayor Walsh Adds Second Ambulance to East Boston

March 30, 2018
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A bone of contention for decades in East Boston is the fact that the neighborhood has had only one dedicated ambulance stationed. With Eastie geographic isolation from the rest of Boston, coupled with the fact that the only dedicated Boston EMS ambulance is routinely called to serve Logan International Airport, residents have clamored for...
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Appreciation:Benny Tauro, Businessman, Community Leader, Passes at 85

March 30, 2018
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Benito “Benny” Tauro, the soft-spoken East Boston businessman, community leader and philanthropist who spent a lifetime fighting to protect the quality of life for residents and preserve the neighborhood’s Italian-American culture, has died. Mr. Tauro, or ‘Benny’ as he was affectionately known throughout the community, died on Saturday, March 24 surrounded by his loving...
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Bennington Street Bars in Hot Water Again with Licensing Board

March 30, 2018
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At a hearing last week Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said she would again bring two East Boston bar owners  back before the board after reports of stabbings, muggings, and fights outside their Bennington Street establishments at closing time. “We’ve had a number of incidents in that lower Bennington area,” Boston Police Sergeant...
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City Council Takes Action on Noyes Park Project Grant

March 30, 2018
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The Boston City Council voted last Wednesday to add clarifying language to Mayor Martin Walsh’s PARC (Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities) grant request for the Noyes Park project in Orient Heights. In February the Council voted in favor of the state releasing the $400,000 PARC grant that will help the city differ some...
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Nathan Smolensky Announces as Independent in Congressional Bid

March 30, 2018
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Nathan Smolensky, a non-profit manager from Somerville, has announced that he will be running as an Independent for Massachusetts’s 7th District Congressional seat. “We need Independent voices to speak up,” says Smolensky, “now more than ever. The parties are becoming increasingly polarized, and that means more strong-arming and undermining in our politics, and somehow...
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Greg Henning Announces for Suffolk County District Attorney Office

March 30, 2018
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Greg Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor for over ten years, is running for Suffolk County District Attorney. Henning grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government. His father, John Henning, was a longtime Boston television reporter and anchor at Channels 2, 5,...
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Developer Reduces Size of Cowper Street Project, Again

March 30, 2018
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City Realty, the developer of a proposed condo project at 181 Cowper St., appeared before the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council last week after several previous meetings with the Harbor View Neighborhood Association (HVNA). Since their last presentation at last month’s HVNA meeting, City Realty has again scaled down the project and changed the overall...
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Registration Now Open for All Girls Sports Festival

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The free four-day event will take place April 17 to April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30...
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American Red Cross Hosts Boston Strong Blood Drive

March 30, 2018
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The American Red Cross will join community leaders to mark the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and to pay tribute to the strength and resilience shown by so many with a blood drive on April 15. In April 2013, the Red Cross sent 600 blood products to Boston area hospitals in response...
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