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Retail Marijuana Shop Pitched for Meridian Street

October 17, 2018
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The largest grower of cannabis in Western Massachusetts wants to plant its retail marijuana flag in Eastie. Berkshire Roots, Inc. is the largest grower of cannabis in the Berkshires and was the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. At last month’s Eagle Hill Civic Association meeting and a subsequent community meeting...
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OHNC Votes on Several Projects

October 17, 2018
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When the results of the voting for three development projects were read at Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting, the council’s new president, Joseph Ruggiero III let out a sigh. While one of the two projects being pitched was controversial with residents leaning towards rejecting it, the other two should have been...
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Tweaking the Design:HYM Makes Changes Suggested by IAG for Suffolk Downs

October 13, 2018
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Following a series of community Impact Advisory Group (AIG) meetings HYM Investment Group’s Managing Partner Thomas O’Brien said his group has made some design changes to the Suffolk Downs proposal as it pertains to his group’s vision for a ‘gateway’ square. At a community-wide meeting at East Boston High School last week, O’Brien said...
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Crime is up Slightly in Eastie, Police Explain Why

October 13, 2018
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East Boston has experienced a slight uptick in Part One Crime through the first three quarters of 2018. According to statistics released by the Boston Police that compares Jan. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30 2017, with the same time period for 2018 overall Part One Crime is up 7 percent in Eastie. There were...
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‘Donut Boy’ Visits District A-7

October 13, 2018
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A 10-year-old Florida native Tyler Carach has received national attention for his mission to thank law enforcement officers across the country one donut at a time. Armed with his doughnut-decorated cape and catchy slogan that reads, “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop”, Carach stopped by District A-7 police station in East...
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Crossroads Family Shelter Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 13, 2018
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At the Crossroads Family Shelter annual legislative breakfast last Tuesday, one resident of the transitional shelter for homeless families gave an emotional testimony in front of a crowd of housing advocates and East Boston elected officials. The resident and other housing advocates were at Crossroads to lobby elected officials like Sen. Joseph Boncore, Rep....
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NOAH Receives Community Support for Condor Street Project

October 13, 2018
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The Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted 26 to 7 in favor of the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing’s (NOAH) project to address the need for artist preferred housing in the neighborhood. NOAH was recently picked by Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) as the designated developer of a city-owned parcel on Condor Street...
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East Boston Central Catholic Rallies Around Fellow Student with Leukemia

October 13, 2018
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Last Tuesday morning, despite the rain and the cold, over 200 students, faculty, parents and friends from East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) participated in a fundraising walk for one of their own students, Cristopher Chavarria. Cristopher, a first-grade student at EBCCS was diagnosed with Leukemia back in June and while his doctors are...
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BPDA Outlines New Interim Planning Overlay District

October 5, 2018
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BPDA Outlines New Interim Planning Overlay District

Last Thursday at the Mario Umana Academy the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s Kristina Ricco outlined the city’s proposed Interim Planning Overlay District, or IPOD, for East Boston. According to Ricco city officials will submit the IPOD plan to the BPDA on Oct. 11 for approval. If the BPDA board approves the IPOD it...
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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Madaro Tour Local Social Centers

October 5, 2018
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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Madaro Tour Local Social Centers

In his tenure in the House of Representatives Speaker Robert DeLeo has long been a champion of early learning. In a speech this year about the state’s Early Education and Care (EEC) DeLeo pledged to build on the House of Representative’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality early education and care, in large part by...
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