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Latest News: Another Tunnel Closing: CBS4: Sumner Tunnel To Close For Safety Inspection Sunday Night

Update! Mayor:  It's a snow emergency.

Street Map for Parking Ban.

*Winter Weather Advisory* Issued for Dec. 29-30, 2012

Competition for Suffolk Downs casino proposal!

East Boston Main Streets 7th Annual Holiday Windows Contest

Callahan Tunnel to close Sunday night for inspection. Globe 12/22:  To close Sunday, 9 p.m., for panel inspection.

For Newtown, CT: EB Parents joining parents, people helping people: Thurs. Dec. 20

Audio Yard Sale on Saturday!  ZUMIX is holding a huge indoor Audio Yard Sale on Saturday, December 15th, from 12-5pm! Audio and musical gear at really low prices For more info, click here: http://on.fb.me/TQ4CDj

EASTBOSTON.COM STATS - Oct. 2012  Avg. Hits Per Day: 5,218.10  Avg. Page Views Per Day: 1,796.0   -- 2011 Avg. Hits/Days 6,064.55;  2011 Avg. Page Views/Day 2,495.01; Source: Urchin @ Hostway

Eastie Wins Fourth T-Day in a Row! Globe 11/22: Jets 24 - Knights 14

Universal Hub 11/30 Fire rips through East Boston building

Ensuring Safe Roads for All
 

By Mayor Thomas M. Menino

  
 
Last week our cycling community, and City, was rocked by the tragic death of Boston University student Christopher Weigl. By coincidence,  a hearing on bicycle safety brought the community together at City Hall later that day. Both events have many left asking what’s being done to make our city safe for cyclists, and rightfully so. Personally, I have been inspired by the outpouring of concern, support, validation, and sense of togetherness in our efforts to make Boston a world-class caliber city for bicycling. READ MORE


Mayor's Annual Trolley Tour. Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. The City of Boston will light a Christmas Tree in Bertulli Park in Central Square. There will be something for the kids!

Greenway Council and Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting:  Thursday, Dec. 6. More

Basile Family's Thanksgiving Dinner at Sacred Heart: Globe report 11/23: Celebrating Thanksgiving

My father, Domenico Conte (1930-2012)

Now Updated with Ballot Question Results! EBDotCom special! How East Boston Voted on November 6, 2012

Health Care:  Federal stimulus dollars used to encourage health care at community health centers. Part of an effort to increase access to quality care, close to home

Crime News Globe 11/1: Two arrested, 42 pounds of heroin worth $5 million seized in East Boston;   Herald says its 43 pounds!

Champs! Globe 11/6: East Boston tops Latin Academy in city girls’ soccer championship

Closer to home? MIT, neighborhood schools and tough choices: Globe 10/28: MIT has plan for Boston school assignments

 

New! Read historian Michael Laurano's brief on  the Great Luongo Restaurant Fire of 1942.

Photograph Eastboston.com 10/9  
Support the East Boston Tree Pit Project.

"The East Boston Tree Pit Project advocates for sustainable beautification of tree and post pits in East Boston. Native perennials, bulbs, tubers and self-seeding annuals will be used to support native pollinators, green the neighborhood and beautify the urban landscape."

 

Updated zoning Board of Appeal hearing list now available!

Let's get viral! Did you see that "Big Jet Plane"?

All scores from public schools in East Boston now available on eastboston.com! 

Citywide: Boston MCAS Results

Updated: East Boston Land Use Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

Attention all civic groups in East Boston. Eastboston.com is updating its list of community organizations! Send your group's information today to eastboston.com!

 

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Now on eastboston.com!  What's East Boston on Craigslist?

 

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center now designated Baby Safe Haven 

 

Crime News: BPDNews 11/14: Update: Boston Police Investigate Report of an Assault in East Boston

NECN Coverage: East Boston fire memorial remembers 6 forgotten firefighters

 

Dec. 2 East Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee to meet

Latest News: Globe 11/26: A better year for Boston school bus arrivals

Santa's Coming on December 2 at 2 p.m. at Ruggerio Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga Street

Still a problem: Taxis on Meridian Street

Building community at Maverick Landing Introducing the Maverick Association of Residents

Union strikes deal for Eastie development: BBJ 11/16: Stalled East Boston project could advance with union concessions

A good sport: GEICO and Good Sports Team Up to Help Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston

 

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Local Republicans support Suffolk Downs casino plan: Statement

 

FOR THANKSGIVING: A LITTLE POETRY

 

 

Small Business Saturday! Nov. 24. East Boston Main Streets asks you to shop local. Patronizing local businesses is good for the neighborhood!

Basile Dinner: November 22 Details.

Mayor's Game of the Week is Eastie v. Southie on Thanksgiving. Watch it live! Details.

SACRED HEART CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, November 17

EASTBOSTON.COM STATS - September 2012  Avg. Hits Per Day: 5,155.23  Avg. Page Views Per Day: 2,004.07   -- 2011 Avg. Hits/Days 6,064.55;  2011 Avg. Page Views/Day 2,495.01; Source: Urchin @ Hostway

NOV. 15 MEMORIAL, DEDICATION AND RECEPTION IN RECOGNITION OF THE 70th Anniversary of the Luongo Fire at Maverick Square

Crime News Globe 11/1: Two arrested, 42 pounds of heroin worth $5 million seized in East Boston;   Herald says its 43 pounds!

Champs! Globe 11/6: East Boston tops Latin Academy in city girls’ soccer championship

Local Republicans support Suffolk Downs casino plan: Statement

Closer to home? MIT, neighborhood schools and tough choices: Globe 10/28: MIT has plan for Boston school assignments

News:  New England Produce Council Donates Salad Bar To East Boston High School

Police issue community alert! BPDNews 10/25: Community Alert: Boston Police Investigate Report of an Assault in East Boston

Be on alert! UPI: 10/26 E. Boston women urged to be extra watchful

Latest news: Herald 11/8: Seniors 'freezing' in Eastie housing

Nov. 12 East Boston Main Streets to hold Annual Meeting

Memorial, Dedication, and Reception in Recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Luongo Fire at Maverick Square

Aftermath: Globe 10/30: Boston escapes major damage from Sandy; What's left of Sandy! Track;

Morning after: The billboard at Wood Island on Bennington Street. Photo credit: eastboston.com

 

SALESIAN ANNUAL MASS OF REMEMBRANCE Nov. 8

 

Today, if you hear gunfire and commotion, you'll know why! Mayor Menino Announces Urban Shield: Boston; Simulated 24-Hour Public Safety Exercise

Salesian Boys & Girls Club Pasta Dinner
Save the date:  Friday, November 2, 2012
 

Business News: EBSB  Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

From Boston NNN:  Video Interviews with the major parties, pro and con on proposed Suffolk Downs casino

Word on the Street: Does EB have a rat problem? City Hall we're waiting for you! What can be done about it?  Cover your trash cans! Don't feed the birds! Keep sidewalks clean! 


Latino Politics: Will they ever vote in comparative numbers to non-Latinos?
WGBH 10/16
The Potential of the Local Latino Vote in Election 2012

Slide Show: Columbus Day Pictures from Eastboston.com!

Public Higher Ed; BBJ 10/16: UMass staffers top list of highest paid employees in Massachusetts

Crime News: Universal Hub 10/15: Three rob East Boston store at knifepoint; one arrested

Inspiring, Transforming: Local Big Sister celebrates one year anniversary with Little Sister

PASTA DINNER: Salesian Boys & Girls Club November 2,

Daylillies for EB!  Thursday, November, 1pm - 4pm Friends of Greenway to plant daylilies along the Greenway. BNAN will plant the daylilies along the East Boston Greenway from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Then on Thursday, November 1 BNAN will finish the planting along the East Boston Greenway again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have questions and to volunteer please call Jeremy Dick, BNAN Director of Property and Horticulture at 617-542-7696 or email him jeremy@bostonnatural.org.

Political Talk: October 27: Hear James Harris, Socialist Workers Party candidate for President, speak in EB "The candidates of the major capitalist parties, Democratic President Barak Obama and  Republican Mitt Romney, have not put forward any jobs program for working people.:

Daffodils for EB! Main Streets sponsors weekend planning. Oct 27 & 28: Bulbs available on Saturday October 27th at the Main Streets office 146 Maverick Street from 8 am to 1 pm.

Social Centers Halloween Fundraiser Oct 26: Details

Cut out the Noise! Councilor LaMattina and Government Operations Committee to Hold Hearing Regarding Nuisance Control Ordinance

Crime News: Herald 10/22: Drug lab fiasco does not free accused killer or cat torturer; More from the Globe.

Eat and Float! Herald 10/19: City Councilor LaMattina backs proposed Eastie ‘floating restaurant’

Political News: Globe 10/17: Supporters speak out on Campatelli's character, qualifications for probate office

Crime News Globe 10/18: East Boston man pleads guilty to cutting roommate’s throat in 2009 homicide case

Quake!  Tremors from Maine 4.6 quake felt in East Boston and beyond! More at Globe's Live Blog

Yech! Heating Oil Prices to Remain High This Winter. Government forecasts that average household expenditures for heating oil users are at their highest level ever.

 

Today! East Boston Kiwanis Club to Hold Canned Food Drive for Grace Church. Details.

Update Pit Bull Provoked? CBS4 10/8: East Boston Man Says His Pit Bull Was Provoked Before Biting 13-Year-Old

Pit Bull! WBZ-TV: Police Shoot Pit Bull In East Boston; Deadly force

Pit Bull Mania: Herald 10/6: Pit bull shot after teen bit, cat killed; Herald 10/7: Menino pledges strict muzzle law on pit bulls

MCAS Reports: Excel Charter School: East Boston

 

Greenway Council and Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting:  Thursday, October 25. Agenda.

A great success. The 2012 Columbus Day Parade.  Congrats to the organizing committee.

 
 
 

Crime News: Our schools are failing our would-be criminals: Herald 10/9: Note to thugs: Banks closed on Columbus Day holiday.

Let's get viral! Did you see that "Big Jet Plane"?

A very good deed! Globe 10/2: MBTA driver to be honored for stopping bus to care for unattended toddler

Deal!!! Herald 10/1: Union for janitors reaches tentative pact  Background:  Justica! Globe 10/1 Threat of strike looms after janitors’ union contract expires with no deal;

Done! Details of janitors’ union contract proposal

October is Italian Heritage Month in Massachusetts.  Month-long listing of events

Protecting the Environment! MassDEP Program Provides Equipment to City of Boston to Enhance Oil Spill Response

On the move: Herald 9/27: ‘Things are happening’ to launch 176-apartment waterfront project

Friends of Meridian Street:  Taxis Violate Traffic Restrictions! "There are again large numbers of cabs driving down Meridian Street to Chelsea early mornings from Logan Airport after shift change. This has been going on since the reopening of the refurbished Chelsea Bridge that cabs, trucks and buses from Logan are required to use. (By not using the tunnel to Boston) This is causing both excess traffic on Meridian Street and adds a large amount of vehicle emissions to our residential neighborhoods that effects the health of our children and families. We request that this serious problem be addressed and stopped."

Another hotel for Boston! BBJ 10/9: Developers release rendering of proposed East Boston hotel

Tonight! Casino Meeting at Casa El Salvador, Bennington Street, Wed., October 17 6:30 p.m.  Related: Casino Concerns Weigh Heavy on Latinos in East Boston

Republican Ward Committee to Meet October 14.  Details

Columbus Day Weekend! Herald 10/7: Italians honor heritage

The greatest generation! Honor Flight New England to honor World War II veteran James Aloisi, Sr. at October 14 event.

Crime News: East Boston Man Convicted for Multiple Bank Robberies More from the Examiner.

NNN: Concern over sexual assaults in East Boston.

Community Alert! Your help is needed. Report of a Sexual Assault in East Boston. Police looking for piece of luggage.

 

The time to praise a great man has arrived! EBNHC to hold "Jim Taylor Day" on October 11 honoring Dr. James O. Taylor for his 42 years of service


t's back: Globe 9/18: BRA approves ferry plan to connect East Boston, Charlestown, South Boston

A little history! A look at the Penny Ferry of yesteryear! From eastboston.com archives.

 

October 9 is the next meeting of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association. Details.

Another Fire: UH 9/27: Fire burns six East Boston residents out of their homes

Stung! CBS4: East Boston Man Contracts West Nile Virus More from NECN

Fire at 85 Eutaw Street. BFD Twitter More from Universal Hub.

 

Damage assessment on Twitpic

 Share photos on twitter with Twitpic
photographs via BFD Twitter

News: Globe, Herald on New School Choice Plan

News:  New England Produce Council Donates Salad Bar To East Boston High School

The local results for Suffolk County Clerk, Superior Court. How East Boston voted.

How East Boston Voted! Results in Campatelli-LaMattina race.

LaMattina loses in close race for Suffolk Register of Probate; Incumbent Clerk of Criminal Court Hennigan fends off challenge from Dello Russo

More on Politics: Universal Hub: Voters send LaMattina back to City Council 

 

Patty Campatelli
15,765 51%
Salvatore LaMattina
15,154 49%

Columbus Day Celebration Events Leading up to the Parade: Listings

Public Safety: October 4 set for meeting to address increase in crime in East Boston. Details

Community Alert! Your help is needed. Report of a Sexual Assault in East Boston. Police looking for piece of luggage.

SCHOOL CHOICE MEETING; September 29, Saturday

A beautiful day for a Food Truck Festival at Suffolk Downs 9/22!

Photographs by eastboston.com

Massport: Patrick selects new Massport chief, a former MBTA GM, wins confirmation

Crime News! Universal Hub 9/19: Man clings to life after Maverick Square stabbing

Drugs! Boston Police Seize Oxycodone Pills Hidden in Aspirin Bottles

East Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee to meet on September 30.

Belle Isle Harvest Festival Sunday 9/30 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BPS School choice meeting at EBHS on Sat., September 29.

Greenway to meet Thursday, Sept. 27.  Details

Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser: September 22. More on eastboston.com.

Staying Foreclosures: Senate, House Agree on Legislation Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures: Basile Supports Measure  

East Boston Main Streets Holds its 12th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade.

Summer Reading Makes a Difference with EBNHC and ReadBoston’s Storymobile

Back to the Drawing Board: Herald 9/6: Mayor vetoes new Council redistricting map.

Latest Crime News, By the City Yards. BPDNews 9/3: Boston Police Investigate Report of Robbery and Serious Assault

Latest Crime News II; Globe 9/3: Man, 18, shot in back, was unclear on attack, police say

Charged! Salesian Priest pleads not guilty to child rape in Salem

No Eastie Casino: Caesars: Bad Partner for Suffolk Downs, Terrible Bet for Boston

COLUMBUS DAY PARADE FUNDRAISER: September 22

Sept. 18: East Boston Kiwanis Club to Celebrate 25 Years of Women in Kiwanis Details

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association to meet September 10. Agenda.

It's that time again! Countdown to Kindergarten Parade set for September 7. Many local sponsors chip in.

Suffolk Downs Cited; A Waste of Fertilizer: News Item #1: Settlement with EPA. News Item #2: USDOJ: Clean Water Act Settlement Ensures That Boston Racetrack Addresses Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

An opportunity to recycle at the Orient Heights T Stations. Globe 8/28: MBTA announces Orient Heights recycling event

Where to vote on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Details. Ballot  East Boston Polling Stations here.

God Bless Neil Armstrong.
A great American hero.  R.I.P.


 

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink. Statement of the Armstrong family upon death of the first man who walked the moon.

In Lynn a court date for EB Man: Daily Item of Lynn 8/30: DA mulling court venue for OUI fatal

Latest Gambling News: NECN 8/29: Gaming commissioners off to the races; More from Herald:
Commissioners mum on visit to Suffolk Downs

Business News: Globe 8/30: Rents continue to rise north of Boston

Cleaner water will cost you: Globe 8/27:  New effort to curtail sewage in Boston; Central Square to be redesigned.

Climate change takes its toll on local development: Boston Plans For 'Near-Term Risk' Of Rising Tides

Casino News: CBS4 8/22:  All Things Travel: Residents Worry About Suffolk Downs Casino Traffic

E.B. Kiwanis Club ‘Senior Outing’ to Salem Willows a Success

Market Timer: East Boston Savings Chief to ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell 4 p.m today (fri 8/31)

No Eastie Casino: Caesars: Bad Partner for Suffolk Downs, Terrible Bet for Boston

East Boston and Revere Teens ‘Do Something’ to Collect School Supplies for the Salesian Boys & Girls Club Name Details

BNBL Hoop:  Running now through August 24.  Orient Heights Community Center East Boston Boys 15U (Tues/Thu) Boys 18U (Mon/Wed)

Football! EB Jets East Boston Pop Warner Jets open 2012 season
 

mproving the Greenway and Belle Isle Marsh: 11 Youth Spend Summer Enhancing EB Parks Teens make a difference in the Community with Summer Job

 

Eastie Pride Day 2012

The dismal weather last Saturday didn't dampen Eastie Pride on Piers Park.

Rep, Basile: House Reflects on Accomplishments as Session Breaks  Focuses on Job Creation, Economic Development; Passes Major Reforms

On the Table! BBJ 8/10: Caesars puts cash down on Suffolk Downs

ICE is on the move in EB. "Operation Threats Against the Community" Fox25 8/8: Operation Threats Against the Community underway in Mass.

Menino's Ferry On the Way Says Boston Redevelopment Authority.

 

Casino City Office Hours: Speak Directly to a City Official During East Boston Office Hours Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:00AM – 8:00PM 46 Bennington Street, 2nd Floor East Boston

Sumner Tunnel: Herald 8/21: MassDOT OKs tunnel struck by truck

EB Casino Meeting Daily Item of Lynn 8/8: Suffolk Downs Meeting set for August 23 at racetrack.

This just in: East Boston Youth Conservation Corps Crew Tour Friday afternoon - 1:00 p.m.
Meet at East Boston Greenway Caboose at Bremen and Marginal Streets, East Boston
See improvements at the East Boston Greenway and learn about projects at Belle Isle Marsh.

Revere-East Boston Meetings on Casino set: Daily Item of Lynn 8/8: Suffolk Downs Revere Meeting set for August 21 at racetrack: East Boston Mtg for August 23.

Casino Meeting: Host Community Advisory Committee Open Meeting Wednesday, August 22,- 6:30 PM Paris Street Community Center Gym, 112 Paris St. Speak Directly to a City Official During East Boston Office Hours Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:00AM – 8:00PM 46 Bennington Street, 2nd Floor East Boston

Tunnel Accident: WCVB-TV 8/5: 4-year-old, woman critically injured in Central Artery tunnel crash Update: Malden man charged.

 

ReadBoston Storymobile will roll through East Boston streets this summer, through August 17

ITAM Post 6 Finalists
in Mayors Garden Contest


Body found in water!  NECN 7/30: Police investigating after body recovered in East Boston waters

Zumix:  Annual Snowfall to tour Europe in August

It's here! Globe 7/19: West Nile found in more Boston mosquitoes

 

News: Universal Hub 7/27: No more screwing around: Board shuts East Boston restaurant for a week for serving too late

 

Get into the action! BCYF’S Free Sports Centers Offer Summer Fun For East Boston Youth

Massport at it again!  Is MassPort Mothballing Worcester Airport to Protect Logan Revenues?

Getting Tough on Crime! Senate, House Approve Crime Bill; Send Final Legislation to Governor: Basile Supports Passage

Business News:  Meridian, EBSB parent, nets $4.8m on sale of stake in Hampshire First

The Big Meeting! City of Boston's Host Committee to meet  Tuesday August 7 on Suffolk Downs Casino at East Boston High School. 

Tuesday night maintenance closing for Ted Williams Tunnel.

Staying Foreclosures:
Senate, House Agree on Legislation Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures: Basile Supports Measure  

News; Excel Academy Charter Schools names Yutaka Tamura Interim CEO

Basile supports Omnibus Economic Development and Jobs Legislation More

Latest news: Globe 7/5: Gambling commission says it encourages competition

T Straphangers to MBTA: Take a hike on hikes: Herald 7/2: Fare tactics: Irate riders vow to fight MBTA hikes

School Choice in BPS: Meeting set at Umana for July 17.

Ceasar's CEO Loveman "Pioneered new ways to exploit customer data to grow revenue." Globe 7/2: Caesars’ CEO is bullish on Suffolk bid Boston Magazine: Globe throws Loveman softballs

Keller @ Large: East Boston Vote For Suffolk Downs Casino May Be Unconstitutional

The Mayor's Host Community Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, has been postponed.

BHA rethinks A/C ban! Herald: 7/18:  Feeling the heat City caves on Heritage Apt. tenants’ AC use

Crime News: BPD News: Slashed Tire Lands One in Trouble with the Law in East Boston

On the Waterfront: Herald 7/11: Waterfront dream in Eastie

Politics: East Boston Moneybags favor Brown over Warren!

Bravo Big Sister! Local Big Sister celebrates one-year anniversary with Little Sister

Crime News: Globe 8/6: Mark Rossetti, FBI link under scrutiny

Community Meeting Scheduled for July 17 to discuss New Street demolition plan. Delay announced last month.
photo credit: eastboston.com

Heat Advisory Update: Mayor Menino Extends City Pool Hours to 9:30 during Heat Advisory BCYF Paris St Pool  113 Paris St, 

Crime News: Globe 6/28: East Boston man indicted for March car-jacking in Malden

Business News: Banker and Tradesman 6/21: Pilot Freight Services Leases 16,175 SF In East Boston

Annual breakfast at Suffolk Downs raises funds for scholarships for day camp

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs. FR. John Nazzaro,Salesian Boys and Girls Club, Richard Fields, Suffolk Downs. (Photo by Stephen Fielding)

  Casino Opponents to Caesars and Suffolk Downs: "It's on."

NECN: Residents protest proposed casino in East Boston

Divided we stand! WBUR-FM  East Boston Residents Divided On Casino Proposal

News: FoxBoston 6/22:  1 person stabbed in East Boston Globe: Revenge? Herald readers frustration

It speaks volumes about public schools: Herald 6/16: Teacher battle heats up

Celeste is "Looking out for East Boston":  WBUR 90.9 FM Energetic Leader Of East Boston Casino Fight Is Lifelong Resident

Casino News: Herald 6/13: Residents fret over casino’s Eastie impact

NECN Debate: Broadside: East Boston casino?

Former Mayor Flynn: Give "No Eastie Casino" Respect Herald 6/10 Flynn: Eastie casino is no-win

Dishin' It Out! Globe 6/6 Boston City Council passes plan to cut satellite dish clutter

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Potluck July 9

For the Fourth of July: John F. Kennedy reads the Declaration of Independence.

Post-Hike MBTA with Massport: We love tourists! They ride free

Zumix Events: June 21 and June 28. Lots of Fun! Meet-up and Ladies Night at the Firehouse

Greenway Council and Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting:  Thursday, June 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Mayor's Committee to discuss  ideas for a mitigation agreement with Suffolk Downs. Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30PM. Orient Heights Yacht Club. Agenda

Still Missing: Daily Item of Lynn 6/14: SJC reinstates kidnapping rap on Gonzalez

East Boston Main Streets Presents Check to Mario Umana Academy. Read all about it!

East Boston History from the EPA! Documerica Project photographer recreates landmark Neptune Road photographs. Thanks to Jim Morse

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Restarted: Monthly  meetings have resumed

Tuttle's Tall Tale? Herald 6/14: Suffolk CEO: Casino will reduce crime in Eastie: Cites Pa. town, but numbers don’t add up

Dissin' the Dishes: Globe 6/1: Boston looks to curb clutter of satellite dishes

Summer's Here! It's going to get hot! Menino issues heat advisory' Globe 6/21: Summer slides in with a steamy scorcher

Meeting: No Eastie Casino. Monday, June 25, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at East Boston Social Center

Kiwanis: Latest newsletter (PDF)

 

Keeping time in Maverick Square.

The new clock in front of the new Health Center building in Maverick Square

photo credit: eastboston.com

Salesian Breakfast Slated for Thursday, June 21. Details

EHCA: Wednesday night, June 20th at 7PM, the Eagle Hill Civic Association will present the Golden Eagle Awards in the E B high school cafeteria.

East Boston Kiwanis Club to Host Suffolk Downs Officials at June 19 Dinner Meeting to Discuss Resort Casino Plans More

Still a tough sell Globe 6/10: East Boston unsure if casino is a step up

Is ward-only vote legal? Casino critics: Pols gambling with vote

The opposition: Globe 6/7: East Boston group readies to battle casino; More WBUR Residents speak out

Northeastern and Residents Sponsor Poll on Casino Issue. More

More Casino News: Herald 6/6: Suffolk Downs’ $1B plans met with strong opposition

Suffolk Downs unveils $1 billion plan WBUR 6/5: Jobs, Nostalgia Drive Suffolk Downs Casino Bid: Channel 7: Suffolk Downs unveils casino plans; SouthCoastToday 6/5: Boston track unveils casino plans; Channel 4 Daily Poll Should there be a resort casino in Boston?

Herald II: Not so fast Suffolk Downs! No Eastie Casino: With casino comes traffic, crime and other headaches: Anti-casino community group gives Suffolk frowns

 

Boston Natural Areas Network and Zumix ring in the Summer Solstice a few days early at the Condor Street Urban Wild.

Photo credits eastboston.com

 

 

Friends of East Boston Library to Meet Monday June 18. 6:30 p.m. Details

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council meets on Monday, June 18. Details.

June 16: Tour East Boston's Murals and Public Art with BNAN

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at East Boston's Condor Street Urban Wild: June 15

June 14 is Flag Day; Remember what the Flag represents!  
 

For Alleged Environmental Violations
D&M Auto Doctor Allegedly Dumped Illegal Waste into Belle Isle Marsh

Learning about a helping profession. East Boston students learn about health care careers at MGH Institute

Hope! Herald Mt. Carmel Eucharistic Minister holds out faith decades-old Hub church will reopen

Universal Hub: 5/21: Gas leak forces evacuation of Maverick Square elderly housing building

Gambling Update: Massachusetts not so attractive? Globe 5/22 Adelson won’t seek a casino in Mass.

 

 

Goodbye signature building on New St.? Demolition Delay Hearing: Boston Landmarks Commission Meeting set for June 12 TODAY!

photo credit: eastboston.com

Insurance pool rate relief: BBJ 5/11: FAIR insurance plan rate increase rejected

Supporting Boston Medical Center: Herald 5/14: ‘BMC saved our lives’

Mayor lauds EB Main Streets Business of the Year 2011.

Bravo!: Globe 5/17 East Boston baseball squad strikes out colon cancer for fourth straight year

Petition underway to rename Orient Heights Community Center in honor of the late Marty Pino, community benefactor and youth counselor.  Sign the Online Petition here. Video from WBZ-TV via Yahoo News!

Wally Bowe's Legacy Lives On! Basketball tourney wrap-up


Trophy Time with Anne Bowe Gonzalez, Jacqueline Bowe DeMichele, Valerie Bowe Kirschning, Fr. John Nazzaro, Dynasty, and The Bad Boys

 

Gambling News: Fox 5/11:  Gambling in Boston?

More Suffolk Downs: Standard-Times 5/10: Suffolk Downs jumps into lead for Boston area casino license

Mark the Date: Class of 1972 to hold 40th Reunion on September 15, 2012

Here comes Milford: MetroWest Daily News 5/10: Milford casino plan moves forward as Foxborough proposal is dropped

Anti-casino candidates win in Foxboro: Sun Chronicle 5/8: Foxboro speaks

Update: Herald 5/9: Race opens up for Suffolk Downs after Foxboro fold

Praying outside: Update Herald 4/23: Despite changed locks, faithful hold vigil at shuttered church MyFox 4/22: Locked out. NECN coverage.

Where's the outrage! Parishioners fuming over lockout from Eastie church

Bostoniano coverage: After 7 years, New Chapter in Fight Over Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in East Boston

 

Memorial Day. Take the time to read In  Flanders Fields  learn more about Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae


photo: Eastboston.com

It's open and it's fabulous! DOT:  Chelsea Street Bridge is Open


photo: Eastboston.com

 

Renovation of a Landmark! Mayor to announce renovation of "Welfare Building in Maverick Square on June 2.

 

WELFARE BUILDING Renovation, June 2

EET THE MAYOR: Thursday, May 31 East Boston Stadium 9 – 10:00 a.m. 143 Porter Street.

EAGLE HILL CIVIC ASSOC. MEETS 5/30 EBHS 7 PM More

All Fixed Now! "Blue Line Update: Wire crews have repaired all issues. Normal Blue Line service has resumed."

Tuesday, May 29: Blue Line Mess at Rush Hour: Wire down at Airport, Patrons bused to Orient Heights

 



Maverick Square T Stop - Shuttling riders, 6 p.m. 


Shuttle buses line up on Chelsea Street to transport T riders
photographs: eastboston.com

 

MBTA Construction Advisory for Orient Heights Blue Line Station; Shuttle Buses to Replace Service for This Weekend

East Boston Open Studios Set for May 19 & 20 Save the Dates

Step Back & Give Back; EBHS Scholarship Fundraiser Set for May 18
 

Crime News:  Update: Universal Hub 4/22: East Boston murder suspect released by mistake arrested in Chelsea Background: WCVB-TV Fugitive Sought In Fatal Beating

Bloody Fingerprints Globe 5/8 Evidence at slaying scene is linked to Revere man Update II Update on Chelsea Street murder NECN: East Boston murder suspect denies all charges: Update on Chelsea Street death.  Herald 5/7  Police charge Revere man in fatal East Boston stabbing 5/6 Globe Man Arrested in Connection with Chelsea Street death. Details.  Background: Police Investigating Chelsea Street death. Herald 5/4: Dead man found in Eastie, homicide cops on scene

District Attorney's Release: Revere Man Charged in “Grisly” East Boston Slaying

Take the School Choice Survey:  Student Assignment: Improving school choice

Keeping Warren waiting! Globe 5/5: Menino plays hard to get in Senate race

A pioneer at City Hall: Globe 5/5: Boston’s first liaison to gays died in obscurity Robin McCormack, EB native and Savio Grad.

Crime News: Feds: Mob in chaos with Anthony DiNunzio at helm

Fire! WHDH 4/29: Fire breaks out in East Boston apartment building

Basile supports Balanced FY ’13 Budget passed by House Reforms EBT system

ITAM Ride:  Herald 4/29: Vet gets ride of his life ; Photographs (Hat tip to Universal Hub)

A Visit to East Boston. Keller @ Large: Class Warfare A Theme In Senate Race

Guest Editorial: It is Time: In Honor of Earth Day

Creeps wanted for break-in: Herald 4/23 Public’s help sought in Eastie break-ins

East Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee to meet, Sunday May 20. More

Police District 7, Kiwanis to host Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo Details

ZUMIX'S EASTIE MEETUP Every 3rd Thursday of the Month

No Casino Open House tonight (5/16)at Sacred Heart Parish Hall 8 to 9 p.m. More info call 857-574-0255

JP Neighborhood Assoc. Mtg set for Mon. May 14 7 p.m

More Suffolk Downs: Standard-Times 5/10: Suffolk Downs jumps into lead for Boston area casino license

Here comes Milford: MetroWest Daily News 5/10: Milford casino plan moves forward as Foxborough proposal is dropped

Anti-casino candidates win in Foxboro: Sun Chronicle 5/8: Foxboro speaks

MBTA Board makes it official! T fares to rise

Update: Herald 5/9: Race opens up for Suffolk Downs after Foxboro fold

Bloody Fingerprints Globe 5/8 Evidence at slaying scene is linked to Revere man Update II Update on Chelsea Street murder NECN: East Boston murder suspect denies all charges: Update on Chelsea Street death.  Herald 5/7  Police charge Revere man in fatal East Boston stabbing 5/6 Globe Man Arrested in Connection with Chelsea Street death. Details.  Background: Police Investigating Chelsea Street death. Herald 5/4: Dead man found in Eastie, homicide cops on scene

District Attorney's Release: Revere Man Charged in “Grisly” East Boston Slaying

Petition underway to rename Orient Heights Community Center in honor of the late Marty Pino, community benefactor and youth counselor.  Sign the Online Petition here.

Take the School Choice Survey:  Student Assignment: Improving school choice

Keeping Warren waiting! Globe 5/5: Menino plays hard to get in Senate race

A pioneer at City Hall: Globe 5/5: Boston’s first liaison to gays died in obscurity Robin McCormack, EB native and Savio Grad.

DOT:  Chelsea Street Bridge to Reopen May 12

Crime News: Feds: Mob in chaos with Anthony DiNunzio at helm

Kiwanis Club of East Boston and Boston Police District 7 to host Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo Details

Fire! WHDH 4/29: Fire breaks out in East Boston apartment building

Basile supports Balanced FY ’13 Budget passed by House Reforms EBT system

ITAM Ride:  Herald 4/29: Vet gets ride of his life ; Photographs (Hat tip to Universal Hub)

WSJ: As Dishes Stack Up, Cities Start Trying to Put Them Away  "It looks like a spaceship."

Are satellite dishes a blight on the neighborhood? We snap the photograph, you decide!

A Visit to East Boston. Keller @ Large: Class Warfare A Theme In Senate Race

Update: WBUR 90.9FM Coverage Groundbreaking for new EB library, April 25.

Salesian Breakfast Slated for Thursday, June 21. Details

Globe: City basketball stars honored on Celtics home court

Stick up: Police search for East Boston bank robber

Crime News: 'Cheeseman’s' brother facing mob charges

Basile Sponsors Legislation to Aid Injured Vets: Bill attempts to aid soldiers who have lost limbs in service

Guest Editorial: It is Time: In Honor of Earth Day

Creeps wanted for break-in: Herald 4/23 Public’s help sought in Eastie break-ins

Praying outside: Update Herald 4/23: Despite changed locks, faithful hold vigil at shuttered church MyFox 4/22: Locked out. NECN coverage.

Where's the outrage! Parishioners fuming over lockout from Eastie church

Bostoniano coverage: After 7 years, New Chapter in Fight Over Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in East Boston

East Boston Open Studios Set for May 19 & 20 Save the Dates

Crime News:  Update: Universal Hub 4/22: East Boston murder suspect released by mistake arrested in Chelsea Background: WCVB-TV Fugitive Sought In Fatal Beating

Step Back & Give Back; EBHS Scholarship Fundraiser Set for May 18

News:
Globe 4/16:
Mortgage aid helps more hold off default

Business News: Patriot Ledger 4/14: Sterlingwear of East Boston proves that consumer clothing can be manufactured in Massachusetts

Crime News: BPD 4/12: Identification Wanted in Leyden Street Break-in. 

Sad News: Herald 4/11: Body found in reservoir is missing BC student: Fox News: 4/11:  Peruvian Community Left with Questions After BC Student's Body Found

Drugs and the Mob: Salem News 4/11: Man admits role in alleged mob drug ring

Crime News: Herald 4/11: TSA agent among 55 caught in kid porn net

MeninoTV: Herald 4/10: Comcast to appeal cable fee regulation
 

MBTA Board makes it official! T fares to rise

East Boston History from the EPA! Documerica Project photographer recreates landmark Neptune Road photographs. Thanks to Jim Morse

News:  Globe 4/6: Hotel planned on Boardman Street

Firetraps in the city: Herald 4/4: Firetraps abound despite city’s vow to crack down

Boston Magazine: East Boston one of the best places to live.

Kiwanis: Latest newsletter (PDF)

Mark the Date: Class of 1972 to hold 40th Reunion on September 15, 2012

 

Clean-up: Boston Shines April 28 on Eagle Hill

Local GOP Ward Committee to Meet Today Ward 1 Republican Committee 4/29, 4 p.m. YMCA

ITAM BIKE RIDE Wounded Vets set for April 28!

Kiwanis Club of East Boston and Boston Police District 7 to host Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo: May 19

Order of the Sons of Italy, Renaissance Lodge to Honor Chamber's Diane Modica: April 28. Details (PDF)

Bark for Life: Canines are best friends of Relay for Life

ITAM Bike Ride for Wounded Vets set for April 28!

 

APRIL 28: Healthy Fun for the Whole Family: Let’s Get Walkin’!
 

 

 

 
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Gone! Springfield WGGB: Home of 72 years destroyed.

WCVB-TV: 4/2:
Building Collapse Feared

Fund Established EBSB sets up fund. Send your donation to "Families of Chelsea Street Fire, c/o EB Savings Bank 10 Meridian Street, EB."

Update: Globe 4/3: Cleanup continues at scene of 7-alarm fire in East Boston

Fire on Chelsea Street: Good Samaritan saves lives - None injured in rare 7 alarm fire: Globe 4/1: Fire raged; roof collapsed. Latest WHDH-TV 4/1: 7-alarm fire ravages East Boston building Video Link: WBZ Damage set at $2.5 million.

Latest: Globe 4/2: Cause of East Boston fire that left 30 people homeless is still unknown, fire

Casino Opponents to Hold Open House: Sacred Heart Hall April 18, 7 pm Details

East Boston Man Killed in Gunfight with Police in Malden: William Eekasala, 35, of East Boston  Herald 3/24: Robbery ends in Malden gunfight

First case under new law; Human Trafficking Alleged! Universal Hub 3/23: East Boston couple, two others charged as sex slavers WCVB-TV coverage

More coverage: Globe 3/24: Four arrested on charges of running human trafficking operation Herald 3/24: Four charged in human trafficking ring

Basile on Board! House of Representatives Passes Bill Authorizing $200 Million for Municipal Road and Bridge Construction

No room at school! Globe 4/4: Rise in kindergarten demand leaves many in city scrambling

Middlesex DA Leone: East Boston Man Arraigned On Carjacking, Assault With A Dangerous Weapon Charges

EBSB reports: Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the First Quarter

More about Malden: Herald 3/27: DAs tell wild tale of accused bank robbers’ deadly day: News: Fox 3/26: Malden manhunt suspects are no strangers to the law

Social Center Comedy Night Fundraiser Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm at Prince Pizza @ Rt 1, Saugus More info. PDF Flier

Free Tax Prep for Qualifying Families: Help with Earned Income Tax Credit. Details.

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston celebrates its 65th Anniversary

When charity smells! Globe 3/25: Mayor Menino reveals donors to city charity "After the Globe’s report, the charity returned a $5,000 donation from Suffolk Downs because city officials said they wanted to avoid any appearance of impropriety. Menino has been a vocal booster of the racetrack’s push to build a casino in East Boston."

Spring Cleaning: JPNA plans Brophy clean-up on April 14th at 9am.

Easter in Eastie: Bostoniano: 3/28: Preparing for an Italian Easter in East Boston

H.S. Hockey All-Stars: Globe 3/31: East Boston: Daniel Auch, Steven Considine, Sean O’Halloran

The T: Up,  up and away!: Herald 3/28: MBTA announces 23 percent fare hike, service cuts

Crime News: Globe 3/27: East Boston man held in MBTA robberies

Free Tax Prep for Qualifying Families: Help with Earned Income Tax Credit. Details.

 

SPRING CLEANING: JPNA plans Brophy clean-up on April 14th at 9am.

SOCIAL CENTER COMEDY NIGHT FUNDRAISER Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm at Prince Pizza @ Rt 1, Saugus More info. PDF Flier

JPNA to meet April 9. Meeting details here on eastboston.com

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The Battle of Chelsea Creek at April 2 Meeting of Friends of Belle Isle Marsh. Victor Mastone, Chief Underwater Archaeologist for Massachusetts will present his findings at a Friends of Belle Isle forum at 7 pm. For more info please call 617-567-5072.

News: Globe: 3/23 "Few arrests as State and local police watch over beaches on planned school ‘skip day’"

Bilingual Sing-along for pre-schoolers at the Library. March 29.

Public Meeting: Constitution Beach Reservation Tennis Courts Monday, March 26, 2012; 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Orient Heights Yacht Club 61 Bayswater Street, East Boston

Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting:  Thursday, March 22, Details

 

Basile: House Passes Supportive Housing Legislation

 

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New Kid on the Block: Globe 3/8: Petruccelli, at Chinatown forum, is upbeat about MBTA, casinos at Chinatown

Free Tax Prep for Qualifying Families: Help with Earned Income Tax Credit. Details.

Savio reunion a success: Celebration of Salesian presence in East Boston.

On the waterfront: Herald 3/13: Builder says Eastie waterfront project heating up

The T is broke!  Sun Chronicle 3/14: MBTA: No escaping fare hikes, service cuts

ITAM Bike Ride for Wounded Vets set for April 28!

Healthy Fun for the Whole Family: Let’s Get Walkin’! On March 31

The real problem, folks, is the ethanol mandate. Globe 3/8: Rail plan to ship ethanol is decried

APAC Fuel Assistance; Applicants can now  apply

Farewell to Commander Mancini Captain promoted to Superintendent. Related: 2011 Crime Down 16% Commander Mancini Reports

Dishing it out! TheBostonChannel.com 2/22 Boston May Ban Satellite Dish 'Eyesores'

Calling all civic-minded residents; The time to plan for a Visitor Center and Museum in East Boston is now.

T riders get angry! Globe 2/19 Residents voice outrage at MBTA plans

Game Show! Globe 2/14 East Boston teacher appears on popular game show 'Jeopardy!'

Pining for a new job: Herald 2/14:  Salvatore LaMattina to make run for probate commissioner

Public Meeting: Boston Transportation Department invites you to attend a public meeting on April 3 about Central Square

Savio reunion a success: Celebration of Salesian presence in East Boston.


On the waterfront: Herald 3/13: Builder says Eastie waterfront project heating up

Free Tax Prep for Qualifying Families: Help with Earned Income Tax Credit. Details.

Universal Hub 3/11  Another careless smoker blamed for fire, this time in East Boston BFD TwitPic

New Kid on the Block: Globe 3/8: Petruccelli, at Chinatown forum, is upbeat about MBTA, casinos at Chinatown

Universal Hub 3/11  Another careless smoker blamed for fire, this time in East Boston BFD TwitPic

Save the Date: Savio Reunion Scheduled for March 10, 2012 7 p.m.

Sports: ESPN 2/24: City semis: East Boston 62, New Mission 43

Italia Unita: Carnevale! Feb. 19

   

Sports: ESPN No. 20 Eastie 58, St. John's Prep 52

R.I.P.  Lowell Richards, public servant worked to guide EB waterfront development: Globe Obit 2/7: Lowell Richards, Boston visionary, dies

Lowell Richards, An Appreciation  by Robert Strelitz

Library Happenings: "A History of the War of 1812" 

Boston Magazine: East Boston one of the best places to live.

Basile: House Passes Supportive Housing Legislation

ITAM Bike Ride for Wounded Vets set for April 28!

Latest Gambling News: Worcester T&G: Gaming unit gets former trooper

Kiwanis: Latest newsletter (PDF)

Farewell to Commander Mancini Captain promoted to Superintendent.

Save the Date:
Savio Reunion Scheduled for March 10, 2012

More Gambling News: New York Times 2/26: New Massachusetts Law Allows for Building 3 Casinos

Eastie Wins City Championship! SB Nation Boston City Championship 2012: Kenny Ramos and East Boston (Boy's) Edge Out Madison Park In Thriller

Dishing it out! TheBostonChannel.com 2/22 Boston May Ban Satellite Dish 'Eyesores'

Raising money for underprivileged girls: MarketWatch.com 2/6: Boston GLOW's "IGNITE the NITE" Helps Make Youth Dreams Come True  

Umana Academy loses extended day funding : WBUR-FM 2/2 Boston Superintendent Unveils Schools Budget

That should solve the problem! Globe 1/31 Menino to state: Raise the gas tax for MBTA

H.S. Hockey: Globe 2/24  Dragons bring down Jets

Pain at the Pump: Herald News 2/24: As gas prices continue to rise, Southern New Englanders brace for the worst

Kiwanis to celebrate 65th with tribute to the late Pat Rosa

Casino News: Globe 2/22: Mass. casino developers contend with traffic concerns

Casino News: Ceasar's rendering debt: Globe 2/21 Gambling with debt;  CBS MoneyWatch 2/20:  Casinos industry spent millions lobbying in Mass.

For Presidents Day and beyond!: Eulogy on the life, character and public services of the late president Abraham Lincoln delivered before Council No. 33, Union League of America, Sumner Hall, East Boston, May 8, 1865. by the Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. PDF file (Special Thanks to Michael Laurano)

2011 Crime Down 16% Commander Mancini Reports

Calling all civic-minded residents; The time to plan for a Visitor Center and Museum in East Boston is now.

T riders get angry! Globe 2/19 Residents voice outrage at MBTA plans

Opposition! NECN 2/16 Opposition to East Boston casino growing with 'No Eastie Casino'

Big Money Going into Massport's Airports! Airport World 2/17: Massport to invest close to $1 billion on Boston Logan

Excel Academy News: Globe 2/17 Excel Academy announces leadership for new Orient Heights school

Late hours: Universal Hub 2/16: East Boston to get late-night rotisserie chicken

Casino News: The Battle is Joined: Globe 2/16:  East Boston group to fight casino

Higher bills, get ready: BBJ 2/16: Nstar-NU merger could mean serious sticker shock

Game Show! Globe 2/14 East Boston teacher appears on popular game show 'Jeopardy!'

Casino News: Updated from Herald 2/15: BBJ 2/14:  Caesars' Loveman eager to bring casino gambling to Boston Take-away line: ""Why, in such a sophisticated community … are we so concerned about something that has become so profoundly ordinary elsewhere?" More from NECN and WBUR.

Pining for a new job: Herald 2/14:  Salvatore LaMattina to make run for probate commissioner

Voting within limits: Globe 2/8: No say for some who would be casinos’ neighbors

Suffolk Downs official: Traffic will not be a problem Hamilton-Wenham Patch 2/7:  Suffolk Casino Developer: We Will Help Improve North Shore Traffic

Mark the Date: Class of 1972 to hold 40th Reunion on September 15, 2012

Kiwanis to celebrate 65th with tribute to the late Pat Rosa

Raising money for underprivileged girls: MarketWatch.com 2/6: Boston GLOW's "IGNITE the NITE" Helps Make Youth Dreams Come True  

Umana Academy loses extended day funding : WBUR-FM 2/2 Boston Superintendent Unveils Schools Budget

That should solve the problem! Globe 1/31 Menino to state: Raise the gas tax for MBTA

Eastboston.com Gambling News Archive 

APAC Fuel Assistance; Applicants can now  apply

Updated zoning Board of Appeal hearing list now available!

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Restarted: Monthly  meetings have resumed

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A giant has left his city: R.I.P. Former Mayor Kevin Hagan White Globe  Herald 

Globe 2/2 Mourners celebrate former mayor’s life, energy

Globe 1/31: Hundreds attend wake of Kevin White;


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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

# DBA Certificates issued
(January
2012: 28)

EMPLOYMENT DATA


State Unemployment Rate (MA)
6.8% December 2011

U.S. Unemployment Rate
8.5% in December 2011

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
(P) 5.8 in December 2011

State and Area Employment (000s)
3234.5 (P) December 2011

Jobs (MA: 40,700 - YoY 12/10 -12/11)

Suffolk County Unemployment # & Rate
23,465 6.2% (November 2011 NSA^)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2010)
$27.19 (avg. hr)
$56,560 (avg. a.)

U.S Productivity:
0.7% in 4rd Qtr of 2011 (p)

INCOME

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,382 (2nd qtr 2011)

HOUSING

Housing Permits (MA):
December
2011: 894

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
65.1 (2009)

Four Quarter 2010 % Change in FHFA MSA-Level House Price Indexes (All Transactions Index, Boston -1.49% 2011 Q3)

Foreclosure Rate Suffolk County (MA) Mortgages delinquent over 90+ days 2010 Q3: 6.1%

CONSUMER

U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
+3.0% December 2010 over December 2011


Boston Consumer Price Index
12mo % change (11/10 -11/11): +2.9%

ENERGY

Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/
$3.249 Dec. 2011

Massachusetts Average Price Heating Oil
$3.951 per gallon (excl. taxes) January 30, 2012

Stock Market: Local:
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Latest

*NSA - Not seasonally adjusted

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A story about a casino and a hole in the ground downtown Dorchester Reporter 2/2: Casino vote link to downtown fix has council, mayor trading barbs More background: Murphy's Law?: Globe 1/28: City Council head using casino plan as leverage This just in! Globe 2/2: New developer to take control of former Filene’s site

Recent News: Universal Hub 2/6: Early morning rollover in East Boston

Suffolk Downs official: Traffic will not be a problem Hamilton-Wenham Patch 2/7:  Suffolk Casino Developer: We Will Help Improve North Shore Traffic

Mark the Date: Class of 1972 to hold 40th Reunion on September 15, 2012

Salesians kick off hoop tourney in honor of the late Wally Bowe Details.

Batter Up! East Boston Tee Ball 2012 Registration time is here

East Boston Main Streets 16th Annual Taste of Eastie a success. More on eastboston.com

Latest News:  To Catch a Thief:  Boston Police Track Down and Apprehend Purse Thief in East Boston Herald 1/22: Taking Chill off Winter

Italian Lessons by Italia Unita. Details

Catholic School Registration Period begins Jan. 23. Details on eastboston.com. (Notice also provided in Spanish).

Beacon Hill News: Basile supports unemployment insurance rate freeze.

EB Land Use Council Meeting Schedule -  Updated for 2012  January  to June Meetings Slated

Updated zoning Board of Appeal hearing list now available!

New Library Plans! FactSheet about new East Boston library released.

We hardly know the great ones who pass through: The Jewish Daily Forward 1/29 Poet Laureate of the Airwaves Storied Career of Norman Corwin Who Turned Radio Into Soul

Political Change for EB! To ask supporters: "Is this the right move?" Dorchester Reporter 1/26: LaMattina considering run for register of Suffolk and County Probate Court

Latest news: Banker & Tradesman 1/27: East Boston Savings Bank Pays $35K Fine To Clear FDIC Allegations

Application for Boston firefighter exam. Deadline is April 2, 2012. 

Eastboston.com Gambling News Archive 

APAC Fuel Assistance; New applicants can now  apply

Updated zoning Board of Appeal hearing list now available!

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Restarted: Monthly  meetings have resumed

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Hong Kong Harbor Celebrates Year of the Dragon on Saturday Feb 4th at noon. Details.

Kevin White Funeral Details

R.I.P. Nick Moscaritolo Owner of Barney's Grille, Businessman, Benefactor 1/17  Obit.

Casino News:  Globe 1/15:  Mass. gaming chief seeks 'creative' casino bids

So long lower rent district: Boston Business Journal 1/13: East Boston tops list of hottest Hub rental markets

Through its Institute, Health Center Offers Career Advancement Classes and Information Workshops

Local Big Sister: Celebrates 1-year with Little Sister.

Eric is at it again: CBS 1/26: Auto Body’s Super Bowl Display: ‘Burn The Giants’



Mayor Thomas M. Menino took questions from Umana Academy Students during a visit this week to the East Boston School. (Photo Courtesy of the Mayor's Office) 

Mayor Menino visits Umana Academy, fields questions, outlines priorities

The 10% who don't show up in EBHS: Globe 1/15: Absenteeism rife at Boston high schools

The MBTA wants more of your money!

Globe 1/18: T proposes fare hikes, sharp cuts in service

 

Business News: Marketwatch 1/24 Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2011 And the news for 4th Quarter is not that great! Banker & Tradesman 1/25: East Boston Savings Parent Stung By Meager Returns On Assets

Sports ESPN 2/1: No. 24 C'Town 73, No. 21 Eastie 66

Sports ESPN 2/3: Eastie 68, MP 42

Eastboston.com: "People who put up flags should take care of them."


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Tattered Old Glory at the overpass at Neptune Road and Bennington Street. Flag Etiquette Anyone?

For District 1 the song remains the same under proposed new map: Dorchester Reporter 1/23 Voting rights coalition proposes its own City Council redistricting map More from Bay State Banner 1/25: Proposed redistricting map in Boston falls on color lines

Deep Freeze Hockey Tourney Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer!  East Boston Family to Present Donation to Boston Medical Center

Dr. Chris Andry presented a letter of thanks from Boston Medical Center (BMC) President and CEO, Kate Walsh, to the Anthony family, who presented a $2,000 donation to BMC from their annual East Boston Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament.  The money will go to BMC’s cancer support services.(L-R): Robert Anthony, Jacki Anthony, Carrie Brangiforte (all from East Boston) and Dr. Chris Andry, executive director of cancer care services at Boston Medical Center (Photo Courtesy BMC).

Public Meeting: Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Hill Civic Association to meet Jan. 25. Learn more.  
 

Mystic River Watershed Association Announces Polar Plunge Jan 28

Latest Casino News: Sun Chronicle 1/20: Want a casino in Mass.? Get in line

Sports: Eastie loses to North Andover

East Boston Casino Plan cited in State of the City Address Globe 1/17:  Mayor Menino vows to change Boston’s school lottery

 

Report: Crime down in East Boston

Help the Salesian Boys & Girls Club: Super Bowl XLVI Raffle: Drawing is Feb. 1, So hurry!
The Boston Bruins Foundation is assisting all Boston Boys & Girls Clubs by offering a “Super” Super Bowl Raffle package
. Details.

And on it goes! Boston Business Journal 12/23: Eastie Angst: Neighborhood teeming with plans, but not development

JAN 28: Mystic River Watershed Association Announces Polar Plunge

JAN 25: Eagle Hill Civic Association.  

JAN 26: Greenway Meeting

The MBTA wants more of your money! Hearing Monday 1/23: Transportation Building Park Plaza 1-3 & 4-6:30

Flexible Wages? Boston Business Journal 1/13: Unions, developers in talks to spur East Boston project

Local Big Sister: Celebrates 1-year with Little Sister.

Casino News: Globe 1/12: Suffolk casino plan on easier track Herald 1/12: Revere, Suffolk officials meet as casino jockeying continues

Murphy backpedals on council casino committee: Globe 1/12: Council drops casino panel plan

Better News: Globe 1/3: East Boston Sees Decrease in Crime.

On the Waterfront: Globe 1/2: Menino called key to East Boston hopes

EB Land Use Council Meeting Schedule -  Updated for 2012  January  to June Meetings Slated

Casino News: Herald 1/3: Board eyes who gets say in casino vote  Globe 1/3: City Council to study casinos

Taxes go up in the city of Boston: JP Patch 12/22: Boston Property Tax Bills Rise Again

Before Suffolk Downs can move! JP Patch 1/2: Murphy: "Fix That Damn Hole in the Ground" More from WBUR 1/2: Casino Bid Could Be Good News For Downtown Crossing

East Boston Chamber of Commerce Announces 2011 Election Results

 

Man Pistol-Whipped on Wordsworth Street: Universal Hub 1/2:  East Boston man pistol whipped in armed home invasion

Happy New Year 2012

Update: Globe 12/30: Police seek motive in East Boston slaying  Herald 12/27:  Kin heartbroken over Hub man’s fatal stab Family Devastated: Globe 12/26:  Victim Felipe Ospina was just shy of 21st birthday Background  Globe 12/24: Man fatally stabbed in East Boston at 121 Meridian Street

News: WCVB-TV 12/29: MBTA: Subway Flasher Arrested

Sad News: Herald 12/24: Former Eastie great Keith Nance passes away 

More Sad News Herald 12/24: Boston man killed in Sumner Tunnel crash

News  WHDH-TV 12/19  Police investigate East Boston armed robbery

On the Waterfront: Globe 12/7: Mayor Menino’s plan antes up for East Boston renewal

Until Jan 13 - Do it the right way!  Mayor Menino Asks Residents to Recycle Christmas Trees, Catalogs and Wrapping Paper

City moves ahead with Central Square Plans. November 15 Presentation

More Airline Passengers: Globe 12/31: Logan expects to set a record

Lace up those skates!  Learn to skate, play like Bruins Champ Milan Lucic or your favorite hockey player! Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Clinic Program for girls and boys ages 4 and over

 

Legislative Session Wrap-Up, Rep. Basile Reflects on Accomplishments Citing Job Creation and Pension Reform Measures Among Others. The list.

Sports: Hoop ESPN: Bp. Loughlin (N.Y.) 59, East Boston 54

And the Winners are ... Main Streets & Chamber of Commerce announce the Sixth Annual Holiday Window Winners 

Sports - Frozen Fenway: Globe 1/3: Latin Academy are monsters at Fenway

New England Patriots Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater Visit East Boston High School; Call on Students to End Widespread Relationship Violence  

Photographs courtesy of Verizon.

Maverick Square and Meridian Street. A Scene from a 1890s snow storm.


Courtesy of Michael Laurano

 

Sports: ESPN: 12/21: Recap: East Boston 68, No. 2 Charlestown 58

Like Route 1A traffic won't be a problem with a Suffolk Downs casino, right Mayor? Herald 12/3 Tom Menino, Robert Kraft all in on casino site showdown Foxboro, Suffolk Downs expected to go head-to-head

East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) Praises Boston’s New Tobacco Policies  Community supports effort

Generations Incorporated Looking for Literacy Volunteers Ages 55 and Older New Programs in East Boston.