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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Police Briefs 10-24-2018

October 26, 2018
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District Seven Police Report Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 Around 6:15 AM in the area of 246 Bremen St., a 25 year old Hispanic Male with an East Boston address was arrested for Assault & Battery Around 3:25 PM in the area of 70 Trenton St., a 26 year old Hispanic Male with an East...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Question 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Obituaries 10-24-2018

October 26, 2018
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Silvia Todisco Todisco family matriarch Silvia N. (Casacchia) Todisco of Danvers, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, passed away on Oct. 20 surrounded by her devoted family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Silvia was the matriach of the Todisco Family. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was an avid...
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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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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay President to Retire at Year’s End

October 17, 2018
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Longtime Save the Harbor/Save the Bay President and Chief Executive Officer, Patty Foley, announced today that she will be stepping down from her role at the end of 2018. Foley has led the organization since 2000. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is best known for its stewardship of Boston Harbor, leading the successful transformation...
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Community News

October 17, 2018
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BREMEN FALL FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 20 Come visit our Bremen Fall Festival – co-hosted by Excel Academy’s Young Women’s Group & The East Boston Public Library. Activities for the whole family include carnival games, food trucks and much more. Interested in enrolling in Excel – come say hello and learn more about us. Be one of...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 17, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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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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First of New Series of Boston Harborwalk Signs Recently Unveiled in East Boston

October 17, 2018
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Three new interpretive signs were installed on the Boston Harborwalk at Boston East condos along Border Street recently.  The engaging interpretive signs celebrate East Boston’s remarkable waterfront history. They identify where the first clipper ship in Boston was built, where state-of-the-art marine railways were constructed and where to find the still-visible wooden tracks on...
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East Boston Savings Bank Celebrates the Opening of its 36th Branch Location on Tremont Street in Brigham Circle

October 17, 2018
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East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announced the opening of their newest branch location at 1614 Tremont Street, Boston. The Brigham Circle office will be the 36th branch added to the list of East Boston Savings Bank locations. “East Boston Savings Bank has had a Boston presence since 1848. We are very excited to be continuing this...
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