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KO Pies Owner Sam Jackson Wants to Sell the Business by the End of Next Year

November 7, 2018
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On Saturday inside KO Pies’ kitchen at the Boston Shipyard and Marina in East Boston KO’s owner Sam Jackson is adding cream to mashpatoes, stirring, flipping fried chicken breasts for sandwiches and pouring gravy on an order of Aussie meat pies that have made this little Eastie spot legendary. In between filling orders Jackson,...
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Eastie Panel Discusses Community Resiliency at New England Aquarium

November 7, 2018
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Last Thursday at the New England Aquarium, a panel of East Boston residents that run local nonprofits were invited to discuss how they are taking steps to engage diverse residents in activities that help foster community resilience in light of the climate change challenges. Kannan Thiruvengadam of Eastie Farms, Magdalena Ayed, the founder of...
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East Boston Voters Still Have Early Voting Option:General Election Set for Nov. 6, Get out and Vote

November 2, 2018
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East Boston voters can cast their ballots in the Commonwealth’s general election at their assigned polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, or take advantage of early voting that ends on Nov. 2. Voters will cast their ballots and decide who they want for several local state seats as well as those hoping...
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Red-Blue Line Connector Cheaper than Once Thought

November 2, 2018
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Last week MBTA officials announced that the project to connect Red and Blue Lines thus ending the only two train lines that currently do not intersect might be a lot cheaper than once thought. In 2010 the MBTA released a study on the viability of connecting the Red Line to the Blue Line at...
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EHCA Votes in Favor of Retail Marijuana Shop

November 2, 2018
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The plan to place an adult use retail marijuana facility on the heavily trafficked Meridian Street near Central Square, the East Boston Social Centers, a bus stop and the neighborhood’s shopping district was met with resistance at two previous community meetings. However, in a close vote at their October meeting Eagle Hill Civic Association...
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East Boston Social Centers 100th Anniversary Gala Set for November 7

November 2, 2018
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Next Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Suffolk Downs in East Boston the East Boston Social Centers will celebrate a century serving the community. The Social Centers “Cruisin’ Through the Decades’ 100th Anniversary Gala will celebrate the agency’s past while looking towards the future. A year in the making, Executive Director Justin Pasquariello said the gala...
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BPDA Hosts Community Meeting on Saratoga Street Project

November 2, 2018
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After nearly a dozen community meetings, abutters’ meetings and making several changes to the project to address community concerns the community voted against MG2’s large development project on Saratoga Street a few months back. This sent the developer back to drawing board to make further tweaks to the size and scope of the project...
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EBECC Raises Money for Migrant Caravan

November 2, 2018
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The migrant caravan making its way through Mexico from Central and South America and planning to arrive at the U.S. border in the next few weeks has really gotten under President Trump’s skin. Trump who has deployed troops to the border, said he would refuse protective status for those in the caravan seeking asylum...
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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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