Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Billboard interrupted

The billboard hovering across the street from the Wood Island Blue Line Station felt the brunt of Hurricane Sandy yesterday. They certainly don't make billboards like they used to.

Photo credit: eastboston.com

Parking Problem on Meridian Street Irks Residents

This just in from Friends of Meridian Street!

As a member of the Friends of Meridian Street again we want to report the total disregard for our residents by the Canton Eatery (339 Meridian Street) owner and employees. They have been spoken to by the Boston Police Dept. Parking Supervisor/Sergeant and the MBTA police that they cannot park in the MBTA No Parking/Tow Zone. Again the owner and employee "take out" vehicles are using this parking space all day and especially at night.
The elderly/handicapped MBTA bus riders cannot enter/exit the buses at the curb and some cannot get on/off because the buses have to stop in the middle of the street and cannot pull up to the curb because the Canton vehicles are using the No Parking/Tow Zone for take out parking. There have been several complaints from our residents living on Meridian Street next to and across the street from the Canton Eatery, 339 Meridian Street, East Boston, MA  02128. This is making it extremely unsafe. 
One of our main concerns is right across the street to the MBTA bus stop is a MassHousing 50 unit apartment building that houses handicapped and elderly residents. It is necessary that these East Boston residents are able to board and exit the MBTA bus’s at the curb/sidewalk. And now that the Chelsea Bridge is closed the extra traffic makes this an even greater safety concern for our residents. We respectfully request that this is resolved.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

EB Republican Ward Committee expresses support for Suffolk Downs casino plan

This just in:
The East Boston Republican Ward Committee endorses the current Caesar’s/Suffolk Downs plan to develop a casino at the East Boston/Revere racetrack. The Committee believes a casino, hotel and related facilities will boost employment for East Boston and other local residents. After polling its members individually this summer the Committee affirmed this endorsement by majority vote of members attending its September 30, 2012 meeting.

Friday, October 19, 2012

East Boston Kiwanis Food drive planned for October 25, 2012

Eastboston.com 10/25/2012: Kiwanis Food drive planned for October 25, 2012

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will conduct a canned food drive on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Shaw’s Supermarket in Liberty Plaza. The food drive will benefit the food pantry at the Grace Church Federated in East Boston.