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  • Calling all rollerskate hockey players

    Calling all hockey players! Needed for Roller Blade Hockey League at Porzio Park: In the works. Roller hockey league planned for Porzio Park. Attention all hockey players. Spring is here and with that we have the arrival of the all new Spring/Summer 2014 Eastie Street Hockey Series. Competitive 4 vs 4 pickup games will be played Saturday and po...

    April 23, 2014 3:40 AM EDT
  • Friends of the East Boston Greenway Meeting 4/24

    Thursday April 24, 2014; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen St.

    April 23, 2014 3:34 AM EDT
  • Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

    Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "Meridian") (Nasdaq:EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the "Bank"), which also operates under the name Mt. Washington Bank, a Division of East Boston Savings Bank ("Mt. Washington"), announced net income of $4.8 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March...

    April 23, 2014 3:32 AM EDT
  • EB Museum and Visitor Center Planning Meeting:

    COMMUNITY MEETING YOU NEED TO BE THERE!! Your input, discussion and support are needed! Monday, April 28th 6:00 - 7:30 PM Maverick Landing Meeting Room 31 Liverpool Street

    April 14, 2014 3:42 AM EDT
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  • Mass. small businesses get extra year to comply with ObamaCare rating factors

    It’s not the victory that the Patrick administration and the local business community had sought. But at least it’s something, right? Gov. Deval Patrick says he was told today by the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the state has been given an extra year to comply with the rules for “rating factors” under ObamaCare. ...

    April 24, 2014 10:52 PM EDT
  • UMass Lowell gets $1 million in state funds for innovation center

    University of Massachusetts Lowell will expand its existing medical device incubation space and also create a new innovation space in a building at 110 Canal St. in Lowell. The Patrick administration just committed $1 million to help renovate the building, bringing the total to $5 million in state money that UMass Lowell will have available to bui...

    April 24, 2014 10:32 PM EDT
  • Dunkin' Donuts is testing ways to improve sandwich-making speeds

    The workers at Dunkin’ Donuts might be fast. But they’re just not assembling those egg sandwiches quickly enough for Nigel Travis. The CEO of parent company Dunkin’ Brands told analysts today that the Canton-based coffee shop chain is experimenting with a new sandwich station. The initiative is aimed at significantly boosting a typical Dunkin’ sho...

    April 24, 2014 10:06 PM EDT
  • Motorists beware: Pru tunnel work recommences Saturday night

    For those of you who have to drive into Boston from the west this weekend, there's good news and there's bad news. First the bad news: The work on the Prudential Tunnel that has necessitated lane closures and long tie-ups for east-bound traffic is back, starting Saturday night. The good news is this is the last weekend of the repair work, and the ...

    April 24, 2014 5:23 PM EDT
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  • 13 questions with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh - Washington Post (blog)

    Washington Post (blog)13 questions with Boston Mayor Marty WalshWashington Post (blog)All eyes will be on Boston on Monday as the city hosts its first marathon after last year's bombings. The marathon marks a major milestone for Mayor Marty Walsh, who was sworn in earlier this year -- the first person not named Tom Menino to run Boston ...A mother'...

    April 21, 2014 8:44 AM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Looks to Skyscraper Housing to Forge Tech Capital - Bloomberg

    Boston College ChronicleBoston Mayor Looks to Skyscraper Housing to Forge Tech CapitalBloombergBoston Mayor Martin Walsh said he wants to make his city the tech capital of the world, eschewing tax incentives or other traditional sweeteners in favor of creating affordable housing for middle-class workers. As condominium prices rise in Boston ...Bost...

    April 24, 2014 8:21 AM EDT
  • POV: Memo to Boston's Mayor on How to Fight Inequality - BU Today

    BU TodayPOV: Memo to Boston's Mayor on How to Fight InequalityBU TodayThere is a lot riding on Marty Walsh's first term as mayor of Boston. He is, after all, inheriting the rich and complex legacy left by former mayor Thomas M. Menino (Hon.'01), with his 20-year rule over the city. Part of that complex legacy is that ...

    April 23, 2014 12:11 AM EDT
  • Former Mayor Menino Makes 'Solemn Promise' to Boston Survivors - NBCNews.com

    CNNFormer Mayor Menino Makes 'Solemn Promise' to Boston SurvivorsNBCNews.comThomas Menino, the former Boston mayor who was in office when the Boston Marathon bombings occurred, was greeted with a standing ovation at the memorial service. He made a promise to survivors — and poked a little fun at his heavy Boston accent.Former Boston Mayor Menino sa...

    April 15, 2014 1:46 PM EDT
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  • 7 Great Questions from Marty Walsh's AMA - Boston.com

    Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)7 Great Questions from Marty Walsh's AMABoston.comBoston Mayor Marty Walsh fielded residents' questions for about half an hour Thursday during his first Reddit “Ask Me Anything” interview. “Ask me Anything” sessions—or “AMA” for short—are question and answer forums on the popular message board site, ...Mayor Mar...

    April 24, 2014 6:06 PM EDT
  • 13 questions with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh - Washington Post (blog)

    Washington Post (blog)13 questions with Boston Mayor Marty WalshWashington Post (blog)All eyes will be on Boston on Monday as the city hosts its first marathon after last year's bombings. The marathon marks a major milestone for Mayor Marty Walsh, who was sworn in earlier this year -- the first person not named Tom Menino to run Boston ...People wi...

    April 21, 2014 8:44 AM EDT
  • Marty Walsh lauds incredible survivors - Politico

    Marty Walsh lauds incredible survivorsPoliticoBoston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday praised the “incredible” strength and resilience of the survivors of last year's Boston Marathon bombings. “The survivors have shown incredible strength, and the families of the lost loved ones,” Walsh told “CBS This ...

    April 21, 2014 8:53 AM EDT
  • MBTA Says 'No Plans' to Expand Orange Line to Roslindale - BostInno

    MBTA Says 'No Plans' to Expand Orange Line to RoslindaleBostInnoBoston Mayor Marty Walsh participated in a Reddit AMA Thursday afternoon. And though he's not in charge of the MBTA, it didn't take long for Redditors to ask the mayor about Boston's transit situation, specifically when it comes to an Orange Line ...

    April 24, 2014 5:57 PM EDT
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  • Mayor Walsh Increases Funding for Boston’s Main Street Districts
    Posted by Frank Conte April 12

    Will Strengthen Critical Neighborhood Commercial Centers

     

    Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Boston Main Street Directors, city officials, and community leaders in Roslindale Village to highlight increased funding for Boston’s 20 Main Street Districts. As outlined in Mayor Walsh’s FY15 budget, released this week, Main Streets District funding will increase by $400,000 over last year, with each Main Streets District receiving $75,000 annually from the City -- a 30 percent increase.

               

    “Investing in our Main Streets districts preserves and protects our neighborhood commercial centers, and helps our small businesses thrive, grow, and adapt to the changing economy,” said Mayor Walsh. “Access to a variety of retail in neighborhoods is critical to maintaining robust and connected communities.”

     

    Main Streets Districts programs across Boston offer varying business support services and programs, often unique to the needs of each district. Recent programs have included enhanced cleanliness programs, storefront improvement programs, promotional events, farmers markets, and social media training events.  The increased funding will be used to implement innovative new programs to continue the critical support work.

     

    The Roslindale Village Main Street District was the first urban Main Street District in the country.  With more than a dozen ethnic grocers, bakeries, small family restaurants, and specialty shops, it is a shopping and food destination for the community and the Greater Boston area. The increase in funding will enable Roslindale Village Main Streets to explore potential programs such as a year-round model for their Saturday farmers market, which currently attracts more than 3,000 people on Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

     

    Mayor Walsh identified the increased funding in his $2.7 billion Operating Budget for fiscal year 2015. Other planned projects in Boston’s Main Streets Districts include free public WiFi, and a new partnership between the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Department of Neighborhood Development that will invest in neighborhood innovation and incubator space, funding for programs such as crowdsourcing to identify community need, and other resources to look at challenges such as access to capital and the way vacant storefronts are filled with new potential businesses.

     

    About Boston Main Streets

     

    There are more than 4,000 businesses across Boston’s 20 Main Streets Districts.  The Boston Main Streets initiative was created in 1995, as the first urban, multi-district Main Streets program in the nation, with the goal of establishing thriving commercial districts throughout the city.  Named by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change as one of 19 “Solutions for America,” Boston Main Streets continues to empower individuals in both the small business sector and residents to have a direct role in the economic health, physical appearance, and development of their own community. Today, Boston Main Streets provides funding and technical assistance to 20 neighborhood-based Main Streets districts throughout the City of Boston and has served as a national model to urban areas seeking to revitalize neighborhood commercial districts including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Detroit, and New Orleans.

     

    Districts include: Allston Village Main Streets, Brighton Main Streets, Chinatown Main Street, Dudley Square Main Streets, East Boston Main Streets, Egleston Square Main Street, Fields Corner Main Street, Four Corners Main Street, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street,  Hyde Park Main Streets, JP/Centre South Main Streets, Mission Hill Main Streets, Mattapan Square Main Streets, Roslindale Village Main Street, St Mark’s Area Main Street, Upham’s Corner Main Street, Washington Gateway Main Street, and West Roxbury Main Street

  • Statement of Mayor Walsh on the deaths of two fire fighters in Back Bay blaze
    Posted by Frank Conte March 26

    Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

    Tonight the City of Boston mourns the loss of two of our own. Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy lost their lives battling the nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street today.

    Words cannot do justice to the grief that we feel tonight. Our hearts are heavy with the knowledge that these brave men gave their lives to protect the safety of our city and its people.

    The men and women of the Boston Fire Department are the brave heroes who run towards the danger when others run away. A day like today makes us all too aware of what they are risking in the course of doing their jobs. They are heroes simply by virtue of accepting this duty. They put themselves in harm's way so that others might be safe.

    Thank you to the Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, EMS and all other first responders and volunteers for your heroic work today.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with their families tonight as they face this terrible loss. We also hold close their fellow firefighters, who have lost friends as dear as brothers.

     

    Source: Mayor's Office

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  • NYT Details Tsarnaev’s Time in Prison

    The 20-year-old Boston Marathon suspect is being held under strict administrative procedures reserved for terrorism suspects.

    April 15, 2014 3:40 AM EDT
  • North Adams residents to deliver hospital petition

    BOSTON (AP) — A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams Hospital.

    April 15, 2014 3:04 AM EDT
  • Malloy to announce Conn. transportation funding

    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other Connecticut officials are expected to announce state funding for several major transportation projects throughout the state.

    April 15, 2014 3:04 AM EDT
  • Slate of gun-related measures being considered

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are taking up several gun-related measures, including ones to ban semi-automatic weapons and allow mental health records to be sent to the national firearm background check system.

    April 15, 2014 3:03 AM EDT
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  • Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2008-2012

    Real personal income across all regions rose by an average of 2.3% in 2012. Growth in real state personal income ranged from a decline of 1.2% in South Dakota to an increase of 15.1% in North Dakota. Growth in real metropolitan area personal income ranged from a decline of 3.8% in Kennewick-Richland, WA to an increase of 10.2% in Odessa, TX. Ful...

    April 24, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $190.4 billion and imports of $232.7 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $42.3 billion, up from $39.3 billion in January, revised. February exports were $2.0 billion less than January ex...

    April 3, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Personal Income and Outlays, February 2014

    Personal income increased $47.7 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $42.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, in February, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $30.8 billion, or 0.3 percent. In January, personal income increased $41.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, DPI ...

    March 28, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter and annual 2013 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 4th quarter and annual 2013

    Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third ...

    March 27, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
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