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YMCA Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

The East Boston YMCA held their annual Reach out for Youth Campaign last Thursday at the the Logan Hilton. More than $140,000 was raised at the breakfast. Shown above from left are Gertie Weiss, YMCA Vice President Wendy Zinn and Simon Ho.
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Manager of the Year:Liana Lamattina Guided the Campaign To Elect Madaro as State Representative

It could be said that two potential political superstars emerged on Election Night in East Boston. At 26 years old Adrian Madaro was elected state representative and with his youth, impeccable academic credentials, knowledge of the issues, and personality, the sky is the limit in Massachusetts politics and beyond. And then there was the other shining young star, Liana LaMattina, who guided this now legendary campaign from its start in December to its crowning moment on March 31 when Madaro captured 90 per cent of the vote. Madaro showed his appreciation to LaMattina at his victory party, saying he had “the best campaign team any guy could ask for.” Both LaMattina and volunteer coordinator Gabriella Coletta received flowers from the ...
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Excel Academy Finalizes Bremen Street Site Purchase

Excel Academy has finalized its purchase of the former Paul’s Park and Fly site, the last of the park and fly companies that once dotted Bremen Street. Excel paid $2,957,916 for the land according to the published real estate transfer and will transform the site into a new middle/high school. Paul’s Park and Fly has been demolished to make room for the new school building that will open in 2015. In March 2014 the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved Excel Academy’s $25 million plans to build a new middle/high school facility near the Bremen Street Park adjacent to the new East Boston Branch Library. Founding head of the widely successful charter school, Nina Keough, said that students currently in 8th ...
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