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Walk for Music

This year’s Walk for Music kicked off Sunday, May 17 at the Zumix Firehouse on Sunday. Zumix participants joined over 250 community members for the 2-mile walk to support its award-winning music and youth empowerment programs.
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OHNC Approves New Bennington St. Project

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council voted 18-0 in favor of the scaled down version of the project being pitched for a contanimated autobody at 1181-1183 Bennington St. In their fourth meeting with the community the developers have been working to find a happy medium that addresses concerns of density, height and parking. The updated plan calls for 44 units of housing-down from 55 units. The building has been lowered from 5 stories to 4 and the developable land has been reduced from 54,000 sq. ft. to 48,000 sq. ft. The site has caused much anxiety among East Boston’s environmental activists and the project presents perhaps the best chance to get it cleaned up. The site on Bennington Street houses the ...
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New Help for Students and Financial Aid

A new non-profit has set up shot in East Boston to help students navigate the process of student financial aid for college. Last Tuesday at the East Boston Branch Library on Bremen Street, the  the American Student Assistance launched SALT Live. SALT live is a nonprofit revolutionizing the way students approach higher education announced it would partner with the library and the East Boston High School to bring ASA’s leading financial education programs to Eastie. SALT Live partners with local businesses and community organizations to offer free one-on-one help with college planning, financial aid applications, student loans and more. With constant news of rising tuition costs and student debt exceeding one trillion dollars, the costs associated with college can intimidate ...
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