Friday, December 29, 2017

Universal Hub: Grocery store robbed

Anthony's Market on Meridian Street. Read more at Universal Hub

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

CBS Boston: 4th Person Charged In Drug Robbery That Left 1 Dead

Eighteen-year-old Elijah Charles was arraigned Tuesday in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery and armed assault. Read more at CBS Boston.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Porrazzo Rink presents a Decade Public Skate event: January 14

EAST BOSTON, MA- On Sunday, January 14th, FMC Ice Sports will be hosting a special Decade Public Skate event at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston, MA. Come to the rink in your grooviest outfit and celebrate our favorite decades for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. The time for the themed skate is listed below:

SUNDAY, January 14th – 1:10PM – 3:00PM

General admission is $5 per person and rental skates are available for an additional $5 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit the rink’s official website, or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

Porrazzo Rink is located at 199 Coleridge Street in East Boston, MA and is a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ice skating facility managed by FMC Ice Sports.

About FMC Ice Sports:
Facility Management Corporation is an innovative leader of public recreational facility management, specializing in ice arena operations. FMC has been operating community ice arenas since its inception in 1992. The primary focus of the company is the development and expansion of affordable skating opportunities and the extension of the operating season at the ice arenas, providing year-round programming to local skating enthusiasts. For more information, please go to or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Boston 25: Surveillance camera catches two hit-and-run incidents in East Boston

EAST BOSTON - A surveillance camera above Lolley's Bakery in East Boston registered two hit-and-run incidents within the span of 72 hours this week. Read more at Boston 25.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Frisco Fastball: How Many Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Analysts Are Bullish?

"Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.22, from 1.49 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 8 investors sold Meridian Bancorp, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 34.14 million shares or 1.16% less from 34.54 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported." Read more at Frisco Fastball

No Gove Street Citizens Association Meeting on Monday! It's Christmas Day

The Gove Street Citizens Association will not be having a Monthly Meeting on Monday, December 25, Christmas Day.

Our next Monthly Meeting will be on Monday, January 22, 2018.

GSCA wishes a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

State and local leaders join workers to demand wage theft protections and missing pay

(BOSTON, MA December 19, 2017) – In a lunchtime rally, members of the Chinese Progressive Association and state and local leaders joined together in support of the Massachusetts wage theft bill (S 999 / H 1033) and to demand missing pay for workers. 

"Our workers center has been around for 30 years. Wage theft is the most common problem that we have seen among workers. These builders are making huge profits from renovations but are paying their workers nothing. We have to stand up to stop wage theft," said Karen Y. Chen, Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association, while addressing the energized crowd.

Calling for worker protections against wage theft

The legislation, that passed the Senate last session and was reintroduced in January, seeks to prevent wage law violations by granting additional power to the Attorney General to hold employers and contractors accountable.

"House Bill 1033 would be a great step to get the Attorney General what she needs to help workers. We have over 140 sponsors, which shows that this is a problem, not just in Boston, but in all of Massachusetts. We need to get this bill passed to stop this from happening to Massachusetts' workers," said Representative Michlewitz, who introduced the bill in January this year. 

"I stand with workers in our community to stop wage theft. This is a serious problem in my district and in the state," said Boston City Councilor-Elect Ed Flynn, who also attended the event in Downtown Boston. 

Boston City Councilor-Elect Kim Janey also marched with attendees lending her support for wage theft legislation.

The rally was also attended by workers from the Chinese community who contend they fell prey to predatory contractors involved in wage theft, which frequently impacts immigrant workers, particularly in the construction industry. 

"We have to use worker and community power to stop wage theft. People need to be paid for the work they do. When people don't get paid, they can't support their families or live a healthy life," said Wei Min Zheng, a Quincy resident and a victim of wage theft.

Wage theft has been a chronic problem in Massachusetts and around the country, where few remedies are currently available for victims, particularly vulnerable workers in immigrant communities. For more information about wage theft, and the push for legislation in Massachusetts, please visit

 The rallying wage theft victims are working with the Chinese Progressive Association, a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Their activities seek to improve the living and working conditions of Chinese Americans and to involve community members in making decisions that affect their communities. For more information on the Chinese Progressive Association please visit

Meridian Bancorp Receives Regulatory Approvals for Acquisition of Meetinghouse Bancorp

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, announced today that it has received the requisite regulatory approvals and waivers from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Massachusetts Division of Banks necessary to complete the acquisition of Meetinghouse Bancorp, Inc. and the related merger of Meetinghouse Bank with and into East Boston Savings Bank. Read more at CityBizList.