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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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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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East Boston YMCA’s Ashley Street Gym gets Facelift Thanks to Celtics, Sun Life

October 17, 2018
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The Boston Celtics and Sun Life Financial were in East Boston last Tuesday to unveil a newly revamped gymnasium to local youth members of the East Boston YMCA. Celtics All-Star forward Al Horford joined Sun Life CFO Neil Haynes and Greater Boston YMCA President and CEO James Morton at the Ashley Street ‘Y’ where...
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Pastor Searles Celebrates 25 Years at Central Assembly of God

October 17, 2018
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Pastor Searles Celebrates 25 Years at Central Assembly of God

After Mass on Sunday in the basement hall of Central Assembly of God (CAG) on Bennington Street, members of the church joined to celebrate Pastor David Searles’s twenty five years of service as head of the church. Throughout the luncheon member after member rose from their seats to tell stories of how ‘Pastor Dave’,...
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NOAH Celebrates 30 Years in the Community

October 17, 2018
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NOAH Celebrates 30 Years in the Community

Last Thursday morning at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel, the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) celebrated 30 years in the neighborhood. This important nonprofit agency began in the basement of Our Savior’s American Lutheran Church on Paris Street in 1988 fighting slumlords in Eastie at a time when there was an influx of...
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Developer Delays Vote on 144 Addison Street Project

October 17, 2018
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Developer Delays Vote on 144 Addison Street Project

The developer of the project at 144 Addison Street that plans to take the large parcel of land currently used as a 900 car parking lot and replace it with  a 270 unit development with 179 off street parking spaces opted to delay a vote by the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council Monday night. Gate...
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Helping Hand:EBNHC Receives U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Opioid Grant

October 17, 2018
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center recently received a grant from the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help the Health Center expand patient access to quality substance use disorder and mental health services. EBNHC will share in over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants nationwide to help combat the crisis ravaging...
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