Archive for October, 2018

Local Environmentalists Want a Sit Down With Walsh over Chelsea Creek Substation

October 26, 2018
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Local Environmentalists Want a Sit Down With Walsh over Chelsea Creek Substation

Last Wednesday morning local environmentalists from East Boston and Chelsea gathered at Boston City Hall to deliver 700 postcards to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh asking for the mayor to meet with residents on both sides of the Chelsea Creek to discuss alternatives to placing Eversource’s proposed substation along the creek. For two years local...
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ZBA Approves McClellan Highway Billboard,Residents Upset

October 26, 2018
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After the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals rejected Richard Goldberg’s proposal to erect a 40-foot digital billboard on McClellan Highway at the Hilton Garden Inn’s property, the community hasn’t heard a peep from Goldberg’s billboard company, Logan Communications. Then activists that have been long against placing new billboards in the neighborhood noticed the proposal...
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Walsh Outlines Plan for Eastie’s Shores

October 26, 2018
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During his speech before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce last week, Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his vision to invest in Boston’s waterfront to protect neighborhhoods like East Boston and its residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea levels and climate change. During his speech Walsh said he would rather...
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Developer Files PNF for Mount Carmel Project

October 26, 2018
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Developers Timothy White and Richard Egan officially filed an expanded Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) earlier this month for the Mount Carmel Church project. The filing kicks off the Article 80 Large Project review community process and and public comment period that will end on Tuesday, Nov....
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Gove Street Citizens Association Votes in Favor of Lubec Street Project

October 26, 2018
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The Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted 9 to 5 Monday night in favor of approving a six-unit building with three parking spaces on a vacant lot at 66 Lubec St. Attorney for the developer, Richard Lynds, said this was his client’s second appearance before the GSCA and he has tweaked the project slightly...
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BPDA Approves Two Eastie projects at October Meeting

October 26, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved two separate projects on Border Street at agency’s October meeting that will result in 34 units of housing and financial contributions to the East Boston Social Centers and East Boston Greenway as part of construction mitigation. The first project by MG2 at 277 Border St. plans...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Dockless Mobility and Electric Scooters

October 26, 2018
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Dockless scooters are a big question mark in Boston, but the City Council is trying straighten that punctuation into an exclamation point. The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston, indicating...
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Councilors Wu and O’Malley File Local Wetlands Protection Ordinance

October 26, 2018
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Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu and District City Councilor Matt O’Malley announced that they filed an ordinance at the City Council meeting aimed at strengthening the City’s ability to fight climate change and reasonably regulate development. The Local Wetlands Protection Ordinance would empower the Boston Conservation Commission to require green infrastructure with new...
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Community News

October 26, 2018
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Eagle Hill Civic Association October Meeting The Eagle Hill Civic Association will hold its October Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at East Boston High School inside the cafeteria. The agenda is as follows: * Station 7 Update: Officer Danny Simons & Sgt. Jim Martin * Suffolk Downs Update: HYM CEO Tom...
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Coyotes Sightings on the Rise in Eastie

October 26, 2018
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Orient Heights resident Lou Scapicchio was heading into work one morning and while driving down St. Andrews Road noticed what looked like a stray dog casually walking down the street. However, what he thought was a German Shepard at first was in fact an Eastern Coyote. The coyote was walking along the sidewalk, stopping...
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