East Boston Main Streets Honored By Boston City Council
East Boston, MA (June 28, 2014) – On Friday, June 15th, East Boston Main Streets
Executive Director Max Gruner and Director of Community Outreach Antonio Arevalo
were presented by City Councilor Sal Lamattina with a commendation from the
Boston City Council recognizing Main Streets’ effort in successfully bringing
the inaugural Eastie Week 2014 to the East Boston Community.
“A special thanks and token of appreciation needs to be paid to Max Gruner and
Antonio Arevalo,” said Councilor Sal Lamattina. “Not only did they organize 10
days of successful programming for Eastie Week, they never cease to take
advantage of every opportunity to incorporate all of the residents of East
Boston no matter what the holiday or occasion may be. These two men symbolize
what makes East Boston stand out from the rest of the city, the ability to
accept and include everyone and make them feel at home. No one should ever be
afraid to embrace their culture or where they came from and Max and Antonio know
that all too well. Congratulations and keep up the great work”!
After having organized consecutive daily events for a week and a half that
included a complimentary harbor cruise enjoyed by over 700 East Boston
residents, open studios highlighting two original art installations commissioned
especially for Eastie Week, an original documentary movie screening produced for
East Boston, as well as numerous social events that included community yoga and
salsa socials, the East Boston Main Streets team was found celebrating Fathers’
Day at the culminating Block-Party on Maverick Street. “It is wonderful to see
EBMS’ effort in the community recognized by the city council, and I am
particularly honored to see our great and hard working staff be acknowledged in
this way,” said Max Gruner, executive director of EBMS.
For more details or questions please contact Max Gruner at
email@example.com or at 617-561-1044.
EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to create a more vibrant
business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting
commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who
live, work, and do business in East Boston.