Halloween Bash

November 2, 2018
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Halloween Bash

Paris Street staff and youth show off their elaborate costumes at the annual Halloween Celebration at the Paris Street Gym.
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Halloween Fun

November 2, 2018
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Halloween Fun

The Robinson family of East Boston – little dragon Edward (6 months), Elizabeth, and Joe – were among the thousands of residents and visitors who made their way to Boston Common for Halloween fun and activities on October 19 as Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Skating Club...
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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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Community News

November 2, 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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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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Dance for Dana Dance-A-Thon Returns Nov 18

November 2, 2018
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On Sunday, Nov. 18, nine local dancing schools will join together to host the 2nd Annual “Dance for Dana” Dance-A-Thon at the Rumney Marsh Academy Gymnasium to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Nicole Paolo, owner of Nicole Zervas Dance Academy (NZDA), founded the event last year in honor of those who courageously fight or have...
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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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Sen Joseph A Boncore Endorsed Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County DA

November 2, 2018
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Rollins believes that justice is best served when every person who comes into contact with the system is treated with dignity and respect. She is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to keep communities safe and to ensure justice for victims. Rollins is committed to improving our criminal justice system through best-practices and data-driven...
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Superintendent Search Will Be a Familiar Process for Search Committee

November 2, 2018
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A Search Committee has been chosen as the School Committee kicked-off the latest quest for a new superintendent of schools during a special meeting in Roxbury’s Dudley Square Wednesday night, Oct. 24. Chair Michael Loconto said they have nominated 11 people for the Search Committee and will begin an expedited process to find a...
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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

November 2, 2018
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This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve made a plan to ensure that the benefits of Boston’s booming economy are enjoyed by everyone who...
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On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Gov. Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Obituaries 10-31-2018

November 2, 2018
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Gloria Overton Former East Boston resident Gloria L. (Tassinari) Overton, in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Oct. 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Al H. Overton, mother of Aleta Lanzilli and her husband, William of Revere and Ronald Overton and his wife, Lorna of East Boston; sister of Tosca...
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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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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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