Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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The Columbus Day Parade Committee Deserves Praise

October 5, 2018
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After the cancellation of the Columbus Day Parade two years ago due to heavy rain the Columbus Day Parade Committee has worked tirelessly to make Sunday’s parade is bigger and better than ever. While many were disappointed in the cancellation of the neighborhood-wide daylong celebration organizers like Joseph Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, George Gambale, Jim...
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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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EBNHC Opens New PACE Facility

September 27, 2018
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EBNHC Opens New PACE Facility

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) celebrated the opening of a new Neighborhood PACE facility on the site of the old VFW building at 10 Garafolo St. with state and local officials on Thursday morning. Manny Lopes, president and chief executive officer of EBNHC said, “I truly believe this is the best PACE facility...
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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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Gove Street Vote Tied on 205 Maverick Street Project

September 27, 2018
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Members of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) voted 12 to 12 Monday night regarding the project at 205 Maverick Street. The tied vote means the GSCA will send a letter neither supporting nor opposing the project. The owner of the convenience store and laundromat on Maverick Street plans to convert what his attorney...
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Community News Briefs

September 27, 2018
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Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda October 2018 Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting is on October 1, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Brooke Charter School 145 Byron Street Agenda Welcome/Introduction (5min) Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin, Officer Simons (10min) Announcements (5min) Non-Development Presentations Jessica Vasquez the new Director of Operations at...
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Police Briefs 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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District Seven Police Report Monday, September 17 Around 11:30 a.m. in the area of 820 Border St., a 49 year old male with an East Boston address was arrested for Assault & Battery   Tuesday, September 18 Around 2:30 p.m. in the area of 69 Paris St., a 29 year old male with a...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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Are you Curious or Worried about Vaping?    Dear Editor, This summer the Massachusetts Department of Public Health launched a statewide information campaign called The New Look of Nicotine Addiction and it’s all about vaping.  The Website of the campaign, GetOutraged.org, is a resource to help parents of teenagers better understand what vaping is,...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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Thank You to East Boston Little League

September 27, 2018
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In last week’s newspaper, the coverage of the annual Little League Banquet was reported.  In looking over the pictures, we noticed as big a smile on the faces of the coaches and officers of the East Boston Little League as the players. These volunteers deserve to be thanked. The long hours that these volunteers...
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Obituaries 09-26-2018

September 27, 2018
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Marie Rose Logiudice Shawmut Bank retiree Marie Rose Logiudice of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21. A 38 year employee of Shawmut Bank, she was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton and an avid ballroom dancer. She was the loving daughter of the late Rocco  Sr. and  Rose (...
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East Boston Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony

September 20, 2018
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East Boston Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony

George, Grace, Jake and Samantha Galuris present the 9-11 memorial wreath at Piers Park on Sunday. The annual 9-11 memorial event, founded by the late Fran Rowan, has been continued by the Sherman family.
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EASTIE Coalition Vigil Sept 30

September 20, 2018
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EASTIE Coalition Vigil Sept 30

Join the EASTIE Coalition (East Boston Alliance for Support, Treatment, Intervention, and Education) and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) for the first annual Community Vigil: Remembering Those Lost to Overdose, on Sunday, September 30, at Piers Park. Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a supportive candle-lit ceremony to reflect on loved...
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Cape Air Wants to Land Seaplanes in the Harbor

September 20, 2018
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Cape Air Wants to Land Seaplanes in the Harbor

Cape Air, one of the busiest air carriers at Logan International Airport with 11 destinations out of Boston, is looking to expand its operations in a unique way. At last week’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf said his company wants to begin landing seaplanes on the Boston...
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Residents Encouraged to Attend Two Community Planning Meetings

September 20, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) are encouraging East Boston residents from all over the neighborhood to attend two important community planning meetings scheduled for later this week and next week. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the East Boston...
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OHNC says Goodbye to Outgoing President Joanne Pomodoro

September 20, 2018
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Monday night’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council was bittersweet for outgoing President Joanne Pomodoro who made the decision to step down as president of the group in order to help her family through a tough time. Over the summer Pomodoro’s niece Jackie Habeeb suffered a medical emergency due to complications from diabetes.  Complications of her...
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Eversource’s Tree Pruning Operation Raises the Neighborhood’s Concerns

September 20, 2018
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Last week Princeton Street resident Bob Stubblebine woke to the horror that the beautiful and healthy maple tree outside his home had been butchered. The culprits were not vandals but a crew working for the local utility company Eversource trying to remove branches that could potentially cause power outages during storms. According to Eversource...
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Community News Briefs

September 20, 2018
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Gove Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting Agenda Monday, September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room (formerly Noddle Island Community Room) Logan Airport Rental Car Center Welcome Boston Police Updates – Sargent Martin & Officer Simmons City of Boston Office Neighborhood Services Updates – Jesus Garcia East Boston Social Center 100th Anniversary – Marisa...
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Discover Moakley Offers Free Activities at South Boston Park

September 20, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh invites residents and visitors of all ages to “Discover Moakley” with a family festival on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by an outdoor movie at 7 p.m. along with more activities highlighting this popular park located along the waterfront in South Boston. “Discover Moakley” will...
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