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YMCA Partners with Umana Academy to Reopen Pool

October 5, 2018
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YMCA Partners with Umana Academy to Reopen Pool

For several years, budget restraints and lack of staffing left the Umana Academy pool idle for several years. In a community surrounded by water many felt it was a shame that one of Eastie’s only two pools had zero programming and had been closed for almost five years. “I started here four years ago...
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NOAH Holds Flood Prevention Workshop

October 5, 2018
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As a follow-up to two events this past spring, the East Boston Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) hosted a Flood Prevention Design Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the East Boston Social Centers in Central Square. The workshop unveiled some of the concerns, ideas and solutions that were worked on during the first workshop...
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EBNHC Staff Remembers Dr James Taylor

October 5, 2018
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Last Wednesday at the Zumix Firehouse in East Boston the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center staff held a special memorial service for the late EBNHC Founder and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. James Taylor, who passed away on Sunday, August 12 after a brief battle with Parkinson’s Disease with dementia. Dr. Taylor was a...
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EHCA Votes on Several Development Projects

October 5, 2018
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The Eagle Hill Civic Association voted in favor of supporting four development projects at its September meeting last Wednesday at East Boston High School. First, EHCA members voted 30 to 3 in support of a project at 106 Saratoga St. Attorney Matt Eckel made a second presentation to the group for his client’s plans...
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Hotel Owners Provide Update to Community

September 27, 2018
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Hotel Owners Provide Update to Community

So far, the relationship between the new owners of what has become known locally as the ‘Loftel’ project and neighbors has been rocky at best. Since developer and restaurateur Paul Roiff sold his Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved project to Boston Trade International for $14.75 million, residents have been anxiously awaiting construction...
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Columbus Day Parade to Kickoff Oct 7 at 1 p.m.

September 27, 2018
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Columbus Day Parade to Kickoff Oct 7 at 1 p.m.

Two years ago, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with the planned East Boston Columbus Day Parade that year. Driving rain, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew that swept up the East Coast, saturated the area, and parade organizers made the very difficult and painful decision to cancel the event for the first time in its history....
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Edwards, Wu Hold Master Plan Meeting

September 27, 2018
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Last Thursday at the Ashley Street YMCA City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu held a second in a series of meetings regarding the Eastie Master Plan process. The well-attended meeting was a first step in creating a neighborhood-wide Master Plan that will provide a cohesive vision for the neighborhood. Creating a Master Plan...
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Eastie’s John Nucci Joins Polysystic Kidney Disease Walk to Raise Money and Awareness

September 27, 2018
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Since undergoing a lifesaving kidney transplant in June, East Boston’s John Nucci has been making it his life mission to raise awareness and money for the disease that could have ended his life. “I feel great,” said Nucci. “I’m getting stronger day by day, walking every morning. Eating healthy and feeling blessed everyday.” The...
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Madaro Once Again Pleads Eastie’s Case to MBTA Board

September 27, 2018
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Rep. Adrian Madaro was back before the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board last week to advocate for East Boston’s transportation needs. “Lately I have felt like a frequent flier at these meetings,” said Madaro, who has appeared several times at the board’s meeting over the past year. “Some of you may regard me...
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Border Street Murder Suspect Arraigned, Alleged Getaway Driver Indicted

September 27, 2018
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The man whom police believe is responsible for East Boston’s only homicide this year, was arrested in New Hampshire last week and later arraigned on murder charges last week in Suffolk Superior Court. According to District Attorney Daniel Conley Jeremy Menedez, 29, was extradited from New Hampshire following his arrest last week by Boston...
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