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2011 Election Results from EB Chamber
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:11:33
(East Boston - December 27, 2011) The East Boston Chamber released the results of its recent election. The following individuals were elected OFFICERS: President, Diane Modica, Law Office of Diane J. Modica 1st Vice President, Pasquale ‘Pat’ Todisco, Todisco Towing 2nd Vice President, Marisa DiPietro, East Boston Social Center 3rd Vice President, Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising Treasurer, Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank Secretary, Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Chamber Boston Neighborhood Health Center NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Phil Giffee, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) Bobby Martin, Piers Park Sailing Program Mike Sulprizio, East Boston Community Development

Mayor Menino and Public Works Department Announce Street Sweeping Changes:
Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:18:14
Neighborhoods will see cleaner streets due to better coordination with trash collection schedule Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Public Works Department today announced new changes to the City of Boston’s street sweeping program to better coordinate with weekly trash collection. Over the next two years, the City will phase in changes that ensure most streets are swept either one or two days after trash collection. Additionally, in the South End neighborhood, the program will run longer by two months, operating from March to December each year instead of April to November as in previous years. “It has always been a very high priority for my administration to keep our wonderful city clean,” Mayor Menino said. “We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our daily operations and by realigning the street sweeping schedule to match the weekly trash collection operations, we’re smartly maximizing the potential of each program to keep our streets clean.” To prepare for the beginning of the 2012 street sweeping season, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has updated street signs in South Boston, East Boston and Charlestown. Beginning in January, city crews will replace every sign in the South End to add two months (March and December) to the annual street sweeping program and change sweeping days to follow trash collection more closely. Later this winter signs in Roxbury, Allston and Brighton will be replaced to reflect the new changes as well. Residents who are concerned about remembering the new changes should sign up for the City of Boston’s Know Tow automated alert system that reminds users to move their cars the night before their street is swept so they are not towed via a host of methods – text message, phone call or email.

Coakley; repeal at the ballot a no-go
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 13:41:20
State House News Service: In a blow to casino opponents who are running out of options to stop the expansion of gaming in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday ruled that a proposed referendum to repeal the new law allowing casinos and slots cannot legally be placed on the ballot. Coakley wrote in a ruling to Secretary of State William Galvin on Wednesday that the law signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last month was “not lawfully the subject of a referendum petition” because it included at least two monetary appropriations that are exempt from voter repeal efforts. Read more: at STATE HOUSE NEWS: Coakley says casino law repeal is not eligible for ballot - Mansfield, MA - Mansfield News http://www.wickedlocal.com/bridgewater/town_info/government/x828553530/STATE-HOUSE-NEWS-Coakley-says-casino-law-repeal-is-not-eligible-for-ballot#ixzz1gug9Vjio

Taste of Eastie 16th Annual Event Highlights Local Eateries
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:12:42
East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) will once again highlight its local eating establishments at the 16th Annual “Taste of Eastie” on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In the past EBMS has had over 30 local restaurants specializing in Italian, Latin American, American and Asian cuisine provide samples of their most popular foods. This event has become the largest East Boston dining charity event. More at East Boston Main Streets.

Kiwanis News
Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:53:30
Tuesday December 13th – Don Orione Nursing Home Christmas Caroling – meet at 1pm, start practicing your singing voice J Tuesday December 13th – Board Meeting 6pm EB Savings Bank Central Square, 10 Bennington St, back entrance Tuesday December 20th – Regular Kiwanis meeting at 6pm w/in-club guest speaker TBA

Dec. 11 Freedoms Foundation Christmas Party
Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:51:08
BAY STATE CHAPTER OF FREEDOMS FOUNDATION TO HOLD HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND DANCE THIS SUNDAY The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will host its Annual Holiday Luncheon and Dance this Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Spinelli’s Banquet Hall, Day Square in East Boston. A Social Hour will start at 12:30 p.m., and the luncheon will begin at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Joey Canzano, New England’s “Man of Many Voices.” Tickets to the holiday luncheon are $40 per person, and proceeds from the event will support the Freedoms Foundation’s Youth Leadership Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available from event co-chairmen Joseph Ferrino Jr., president of the Bay State Chapter, Joseph Ruggiero, and Ben Tauro. For more information, call 617-569-2110.

News: Citizen effort to repeal casino deal moves forward
Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:00:08
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, Boston, MA - A diverse group of citizens from across the state today made the first step to launch a referendum petition on the controversial casino bill recently signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick. John Ribeiro of Winthrop, head of the newly formed ballot committee Repeal the Casino Deal, filed the required ten voter signatures with the Secretary of State’s Office. Under the Massachusetts Constitution, citizens have the right to challenge bad laws through the petition process. The number of certified signatures required to get on the ballot is 1½% of the votes cast in the 2010 statewide election for Governor which the Secretary of State has calculated to be 34,456. The entire process needs to be completed in a 90 period following the signing of the bill into law. If successful, Bay Staters will have the opportunity to cast their vote on the issue as part of the November 2012 ballot. It will be up to Attorney General Martha Coakley to ultimately decide whether the casino bill can go before voters. The drafters of H.3807 inserted language making incidental “appropriations” to the Governor, the Attorney General and the non-existent Gaming Commission to position the bill as a “appropriation” that is excluded from the referendum process. "This is one of the most significant laws passed in Massachusetts in over a hundred years,” Ribeiro said. “Gambling interests have spent more than $20 million to have their way. Now it is time for citizens to get their say.” To get involved with the petition effort, contact John Ribeiro at 617-701-7823 or RepealTheCasinoDeal@gmail.com.

Dec. 9: New England Patriots to Visit EBHS
Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:52:13
Slater and Falk to talk about preventing teenage violence. Read more at East Boston News.

HoneyBaked Ham certificate offer supports Salesian Boys & Girls Club
Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:52:26
Buy a $25 gift certificate and the Club gets back $12.50! HoneyBaked Ham is partnering with the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston by offering a tremendous fundraising program. The Club will be selling $25.00 HoneyBaked Ham gift certificates on Wednesday, December 14th and Thursday, December 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. When you purchase a gift certificate and buy a HoneyBaked Ham product, the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston will be given back $12.50 (50% of the certificate) by HoneyBaked Ham. The gift certificates are redeemable at HoneyBaked Ham 405 Broadway Route 1 South, Saugus, MA 01906. This is a great way for the community – family, friends, and neighbors to help the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston raise money while also purchasing a gift certificate that will result in a delicious meal for Christmas. The Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston is located at 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128. For more information call (617) 567-6551 or (617) 567-6626. -30-

Local Photography on a Sunday Morning
Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:46:38

Profile of the new Chelsea Street Bridge from the Condor Street Wild Park on the morning of Sunday, December 4. (Photo credit eastboston.com)

Basile Sums Up Legislative Accomplishments As Session Closes
Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:43:31
(BOSTON) – Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Representative Carlo P. Basile (D-East Boston) joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in celebrating recent session accomplishments as the legislature heads home for the holidays. Read more at eastboston.com!

BBJ: "On East Boston, right idea, wrong financing scheme "
Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:43:30
"The mayor’s answer: fleece unsuspecting tourists at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal of a few bucks and expand water transportation service along the waterfront, raising $1 million a year to underwrite service. Here, the mayor is following one of the oldest tactics in the political playbook: When raising taxes or fees, always target those who can’t vote you out of office."

Savio Reunion: Saturday, March 10, 2012 – Save The Date
Mon, 5 Dec 2011 19:45:36
The Great Savio Reunion for all St. Dominic Savio High School and Savio Preparatory High School alumni will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston (former Savio Gym, Savio Hall), 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128. The event time to be announced. Some details are available at eastboston.com.

City moves ahead with Central Square Plans. November 15 Presentation
Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:52:33
City moves ahead with Central Square Plans. November 15 Presentation

November 2011 Business Registrations in East Boston
Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:43:51
The city clerk reports that 21 new businesses were registered in East Boston during November 2011.

East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) Praises Boston’s New Tobacco Policies
Fri, 2 Dec 2011 19:34:41
(Boston) December 2, 2011… New tobacco policies passed by the Boston Public Health Commission’s Board of Health on Thursday December 1st take important steps to expand restrictions on minors accessing tobacco and nicotine delivery products. East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA), part of the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH), played an active role in conveying community support. BACH collectively submitted over 400 signatures in support of these policy changes. Read more at eastboston.com

The Pilot: East Boston man ordained priest for GuaM
Fri, 2 Dec 2011 19:31:55
Long-time Boston resident Edwin Bushu was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Agana, in the U.S. territory of Guam, by Agana Archbishop Anthony Apuron, OFM Cap. Nov. 19. Read more from the Pilot.

Get the facts about proposed new library
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:45:26
FactSheet about new East Boston library released.

December 4: The East Boston Chambers Holiday Parade
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:23:20
On Sunday, December 4, 2011 The East Boston Chambers Holiday Parade departs at 5:00pm on Condor Street, rolling along Bennington Street, East Boston & finishing at Orient Heights Square for a Tree Lighting. The Holiday Parade will start on Condor Street and will follow onto: Bennington Street Orient Heights Bayswater Street St. Andrews Road Annavoy Street Bayswater Street Saratoga Street Bennington Street Walley Street Orient Ave Faywood Ave Walley Street Bennington Street Saratoga Street The Parade will finish at Orient Heights Square where the Tree lighting will take place around 6:00pm. Come join the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, Santa and Friends. Spread some Holiday Cheer!!! Any questions or concerns please contact Eden Smith (617) 569-5000 or Eden@eastbostonchamber.com

Promote literacy with Generations Incorporated
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:11:59
Generations Incorporated, is an intergenerational literacy organization that pairs older adults with students in Greater-Boston area public schools and after school programs to develop elementary school students literacy skills. GI has recently expanded its program into East Boston with programs at Adams Elementary School and the O' Donnell Elementary School. GI is currently looking for more volunteers for 2-10 hours per week. For more information, call 617.423.0408.

Chelsea River Dredging to Start in Mid-December
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:34:35

A $4,6 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will comprise the dredging of the Federal channel in the Chelsea River in the vicinity of the Chelsea Street Bridge in East Boston and Chelsea, Mass. Read more at Dredging News.

Latest news from Salesians
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:34:33
Latest news from the Salesian Boys and Girls Club at eastboston.com.

Updated zoning Board of Appeal hearing list on eastboston.com
Mon, 3 Oct 2011 21:16:40
Updated zoning Board of Appeal hearing list now available!

Dec. 3 , EBHS Reunion: Classes of 74,75, and 76 Reunion @ Saugus Elks
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:17:43
A Lot of Classes to Reunite!: EB High School Reunion: Classes of 74,75, and 76 Reunion, Saturday, December 3rd, 7:00 pm, Saugus Elks, 401 Main Street Saugus, MA 01906 $30.00 per person Call Noreen 617-529-4368 or Nancy 781-558-1303 for details.

Dorchester News: Update on EB's Casino Referendum
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:51:11
Dorchester Reporter 11/22 : "Another option is the one preferred by Mayor Thomas Menino and some of East Boston’s elected officials: Limiting the decision to voters in the single ward that would host a proposed casino. Menino told Channel 5 that he supports the position of state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, a Democrat from East Boston, where a casino could be sited on the grounds of the Suffolk Downs race track. Menino and Petruccelli argue that East Boston, not the entire city, should have a say in whether or not a casino goes up within its borders."

How they, the local pols, voted on the casino bill
Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:42:41
Roll Call on the Casino Bill, November 15, 2011.

Main Streets Holiday Window Contest
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:09:26
East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) and East Boston Chamber of Commerce announce the Sixth Annual Holiday Window Contest All East Boston businesses are encouraged to enter the Sixth Annual Holiday Window Contest. East Boston, MA.10-November-2011 East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce are requesting all East Boston businesses and organizations to help decorate the commercial districts for the holidays. The Sixth Annual Holiday Window Contest will be judged by volunteer residents and business owners and will take place the week of December 5th, 2011. The top five selections will receive special recognition. Your business or organization could be the best of East Boston so let’s take pride in our neighborhood and enter now! To enter call 617.561.1044 or email ebmainstreets@verizon.net. Please leave the name of your business or organization and a phone number.

Politics 2011: How East Boston voted in the At-Large race for City Council.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:17:44
The At-large city council results for Ward 1 compiled by eastboston.com. PDF Format here.

Boston Neighhborhood Network News: What they say about the casino bill in EB
Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:44:42
BNN reports on how the casino bill is viewed in East Boston.

Nov. 14: JPNA Meets
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:17:44
JPNA meets Mon., Nov. 14.

Bostoniano: The Sterlingwear story: "Made in America / Made in East Boston"
Fri, 4 Nov 2011 13:19:17
Lisa Capogreco: "Sterlingwear of Boston is the classic American company. They are a solidly rooted family company, stable in their dealings, bold in their approach and committed to building one of the best American-made brands ever produced right here in East Boston, Massachusetts."

Carlo Basile hosts Thanksgiving Day Dinner 11/24
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:39:56
East Boston Community - Thanksgiving Day Dinner : Hosted by State Representative Carlo Basile Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th Doors Open at 10:30 - Dinner Served from 11:00 – 1:30 at Sacred Heart Church 303 Paris St. For transportation call Celeste @ 617-913-3332 Or Nancy @ 617-438-5539 no later than 11/22. Organizers regret that the hall is not handicapped accessible

November 10: Annual Mass of Remembrance for Deceased Savio Alumni
Fri, 4 Nov 2011 13:19:16
The Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, located in the former Savio Gymnasium, will hold a mass for deceased alumni from both St. Dominic Savio High School and Savio Preparatory High School on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served afterward. Read more at eastboston.com!

November 9: The Greenway Connector Unveiled
Fri, 4 Nov 2011 21:10:49
East Boston Wednesday, November 9th at 11AM At the end of the Bremen Street park adjacent to the site of the new East Boston library on the North Service Road side. Join Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Rep. Carlo Basile, Councilor Sal LaMattina, and representatives from Massport for the unveiling of the East Boston Greenway Extension. The Extension will connect the Bremen Street Park, at the site of the new East Boston Library, with Constitution Beach via Massport property. The extension will create a new green space on Neptune road and an overlook park at Wood Island Marsh. The connection will allow pedestrians and bike riders to travel on a continuous pathway from Piers Park to Constitution Beach. East Boston will have one of the longest multi-use paths in the City.

Profits At Meridian Interstate Bancorp Drop In Q3
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 20:15:03
Boston's Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc., the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, has reported net income of $2.6 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, a slight drop from $3 million reported during for the same quarter in 2010. (Banker & Tradesman)

East Boston High School to retire the numbers of Wiggins and retired coach Sousa.
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:33:47

East Boston -- East Boston High School (EBHS) will retire the numbers of former NFL player Jermaine Wiggins (18) and retired football coach John Sousa (66) on Friday, November 4 at Sartori Stadium when the EBHS Jets host The English High School. According to Headmaster Mike Rubin, the ceremony will take place at halftime. The stadium is located in East Boston, in back of the Airport MBTA stop and is commonly known as the East Boston Stadium. Both Wiggins and Sousa graduated from EBHS. Wiggins was a two-time Boston City League All-Star (1992-93), before embarking on a collegiate career at Marshall and Georgia. He spent eight years in the NFL as a member of the Jets, Patriots, Colts, Panthers, Vikings and Jaguars, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots for the 2001 season. Sousa starred at East Boston in the mid-1960s, captaining the 1968 squad. He spent 17 years as an assistant at Boston English before accepting the coaching job at his alma mater in 1995. As the coach with the most wins in school history, Sousa spent 15 years on the Jets’ sidelines, winning 119 games and a Super Bowl title in 2004. A coffee and pastry reception is planned for after the game at East Boston High School. All are welcome to attend the game and the numbers retirement. For information about game tickets and the reception, please call Phil Brangiforte at 617-635-9896, ext. 30305. More at eastboston.com.

Mass. House, Senate approve new district maps
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 19:40:19
Worcester Telegram: "Of the 20 new minority-majority districts in the House map — up from the current 10 minority-majority districts — four would have a majority of Latinos. Those four include two in Lawrence and one each in Springfield and the East Boston area of Boston." Go to the Worcester Telegram to read more.

Councilor Linehan Announces Additional Redistricting Hearing at Mattapan Library on November 10th
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 20:07:44
The Boston City Council’s Committee on Census & Redistricting has held five community hearings to date to discuss the redistricting process at locations throughout the City over the months of September and October. District 2 City Councilor and Committee Chair Bill Linehan called for the hearings in order to solicit feedback from community leaders and residents active in their neighborhoods. He has added one additional hearing to be held on Thursday, November 10th at the Mattapan Brach Library. The Census & Redistricting Committee is charged with reviewing the results of the U.S. Census figures, overseeing voter participation levels and the process of redistricting. The Committee held a public hearing at City Hall in May but Councilor Linehan felt the need to bring the Council to the neighborhoods and gather more input from residents in advance of any changes to the current Council boundaries. “It is imperative that these sessions are attended by a diverse group of residents” Linehan explains. “Folks should come to voice their opinion and state criteria they feel is important to drawing a new district map.” Given the 2010 Census results and the current delineation of Council districts, it is clear that many neighborhoods will be impacted and likely to see changes to the current City Council boundaries. While Boston experienced a significant population growth from 2000, up nearly 5% (589,141- 617,594), only five of nine districts located in the northern sections of the City saw the increases. The new district map will be in effect for the next ten years. Councilor Linehan encourages all residents to make every effort to attend this additional hearing and offer testimony related to the redistricting process: Thursday, November 10th 6-8pm, Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.

Music of the Civil War era at the East Boston Branch of the Public Library
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 18:38:12

Jeff Davis and the Music of the Civil War will be featured at the East Boston Branch Library on Monday, Nov. 14th at 6:30. Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Jeff Davis will sing and play the music of the era, including slave songs, parlor music, hymns and a variety of other tunes. He will be accompanied on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and several other lesser known instruments. For more information, contact the East Boston Branch Library at (617) 569-0271.


The Marty A. Coughlin Bypass Road Dedicated
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:37:41


Mary Johnston, Martin Coughlin's sister, addresses the dedication of the Marty Coughlin Bypass at a ceremony on Frankfurt Street near Neptune Road on Fri., Oct. 28. Follow onto Massport site's for press release.

November 1 Start Date for Fuel Assistance
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:34:27
East Boston APAC Fuel Assistance Program Opens. November 1 is the first day for New Applicants.

Sterlingwear of Boston Celebrates Grand Opening of East Boston Store
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:38:33
Local Manufacturer Hosts Day Bursting With All-American Festivities and Discount on Purchases Sterlingwear of Boston, the sole manufacturer of the official U.S. Navy Peacoat and other fashionable outerwear for the commercial marketplace, will celebrate the grand opening of its third retail store located at its manufacturing and corporate headquarters at 175 William F. McClellan Highway in East Boston on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 11AM to 2PM – rain or shine. In honor of its American-made heritage, Sterlingwear of Boston will host an all-American party.

Festivities include free grilled hot dogs and burgers, an apple pie contest, a blueberry pie-eating contest, and a Halloween costume contest for children. Romeo from Kiss 108 will entertain live with music, games and giving away prizes. A collection of custom-built motorcycles will be on display. All purchases made in the store that day will receive a thirty-percent discount. Read more at eastboston.com.

Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:55:49
Richard J. Gavegnano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased to report net income of $2.6 million and earnings per share of $0.12 for the third quarter of 2011. In the midst of an extended period of slow growth and low interest rates, we are continuing to position the Company to take advantage of increasing demand for banks that focus on the needs of consumers and businesses in their communities. Along with the establishment in the third quarter of our new commercial and industrial lending division, we have also expanded our residential and commercial real estate lending team with seven seasoned lenders. And following the opening of an East Boston Savings Bank branch and two Mt. Washington branches earlier in the year, we opened a new East Boston Savings Bank branch this month in Danvers with plans to open another new East Boston Savings Bank branch in Cambridge by year end. We expect these actions to significantly increase our market share and earnings potential." More.

October 29: Prescription drug takeback day scheduled
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:02:00
BOSTON, MA – Massachusetts residents will be able to properly and safely dispose of any unused or expired prescription drugs at more than 200 drop-off sites statewide on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the 3rd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back program, coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with local police departments, municipal offices, and medical facilities, was started last year in response to the growing need to provide safe ways for people to dispose of their prescription medications. So far, more than 305 tons of prescription drugs have been turned in nationwide at Take Back days held last fall and this past spring. The service is free and anonymous; drugs can be turned in with no questions asked at the CHELSEA POLICE DEPARTMENT, CHELSEA POLICE STATION, 19 PARK ST.

October 27: EB Greenway Meeting
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:59:21
The next meeting of the Friends of EB Greenway will take place at the YMCA on Bremen Street, Thurs., Oct 27 at 6:30.

Sen. Petruccelli Addresses East Boston Kiwanis Club at its October 18 meeting
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:54:07
(EAST BOSTON, MA October 28, 2011) – State Senator Anthony Petruccelli of East Boston was the guest speaker at the East Boston Kiwanis Club meeting on October 18, 2011, at Spinelli’s in East Boston. Read more at Eastboston.com!

Attention all EBHigh School Grads Classes of 1974, 1975 & 1976
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:48:43
East Boston High School Classes of 74,75, and 76 Reunion Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 7:00 pm Saugus Elks 401 Main Street Saugus, MA 01906 $30.00 per person Call Noreen 617-529-4368 or Nancy 781-558-1303 for details.

Update: 45 Chelsea Street
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:32:38
Public officials update assistance efforts for residents displaced by 45 Chelsea Street. More at eastboston.com.

October 29: East Boston Self Guided Walking Tour Map Launch Event
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:12:57
East Boston Self Guided Walking Tour Map Launch

Event Eight sites and more celebrating East Boston's Maritime History

Where:  The Boston Public Library, Meridian St. Branch,   276 Meridian St., East Boston, MA 02128   (617-569- 0271)  When:    October 29, 2011 at 11:00AM               

Refreshments and Discussion commences. Walk:      11:30Am

More at eastboston.com.

45 Chelsea Street Victims' Fund Established; Fundraiser Oct 21 at EB Yacht Club
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:36:00
Mayor Menino, Councilor LaMattina, Rep. Carlo Basile, and Sen. Anthony Petruccelli are raising money for the victims of the building collapse on Chelsea Street. The families in 45 Chelsea street were unable to remove their belongings and lost everything when the building was demolished. A fundraiser will be held on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 at 7 PM at the East Boston Yacht Club, (1 Rice Street, the entrance to Constitution Beach by way of Coleridge Street). Please make checks payable to "45 Chelsea Street Fund." (c/o East Boston Savings Bank, 10 Meridian Street) In lieu of money, they are also requesting gift cards to Shaws, Target, or a similar grocery/clothing store. For more information, please call Ernani DeAraujo, Mayor's East Boston Liaison, 617 635 2681, ernani.dearaujo@cityofboston.gov.

November 4: Salesian Club Pasta Dinner to be held
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:17:56
The 5th Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston Pasta Dinner will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Donation is $10 per ticket. We invite you to attend this club and community event that has become a favorite tradition - bringing family, friends, volunteers, and supporters together as we raise monies for our young people. For more information call(617) 569-6551. Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron St. , East Boston, MA 02128.



All Hands on Deck! A Celebration of Sea and Spirit with Boston Harbor’s Piers Park Sailing Center
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:36:03

Event to honor the empowerment and spirit of adventure Piers Park Sailing Center brings to hundreds of at-risk youth and people living with disabilities through the joy of sailing What: Boston’s Piers Park Sailing Center will conclude its 2011 sailing season in style with an elegant brunch buffet, signature cocktails, a silent auction, and display of one of its fleet of sleek Sonar class sailboats. The event will honor Piers Park Sailing’s commitment to the city’s at-risk youth and celebrate the success of its adaptive sailing program, the foremost program of its kind in the Northeast. Piers Park is home to the Paralympic Sport Club Boston, part of the US Paralympic Team’s national network of training facilities, and US Sailing has named the organization “The Most Outstanding Program for Disabled Sailors” in the country. READ MORE AT EASTBOSTON.COM!

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Wins Mayor's Cup
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:11:08
The Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey League (MEB) is off to an impressive start, having kicked off their Learn-to-Skate program on October 13, and the competitive teams having completed most of the early season positioning (parity) games with strong showing. READ MORE AT EASTBOSTON.COM.

Boston Economy By the Numbers
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:20:41
East Boston's local economy page has been updated.

Chelsea Street Building Collapse
Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:49:24
Officials now worried about gas leaks. Some photographs taken Sunday morning of the building collapse at 45 Chelsea Street.



Red, White and Green -- Italian Heritage Month
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:01:31
October is Italian Heritage Month! Calendar of Events!

Building Collapse Will Impact Monday Morning Commute
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 06:54:39
Chelsea Street in East Boston is closed to traffic until further notice due to the ongoing work at the site of a building collapse this weekend. More at CBSBoston.

November 5: Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation to Present George Washignton Honor Medals
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:57:59
Viking Pride Foundation, Cullen Dwyer of Pembroke, Brooksby Village Volunteers and Peter Ingeneri of Wakefield to be Honored at Ceremonies in East Boston The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will present prestigious George Washington Honor Medals to a community assistance foundation, a young man who overcame tragedy, and volunteers at a senior citizen complex to honor their dedication to community service and patriotism. The Chapter will also present a “Spirit of '76” Award for meritorious service to a long-time educator in the Boston Public School System. More on eastboston.com.

October 18: Senator Anthony Petruccelli to speak to Kiwanis Club
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:57:10
EAST BOSTON – The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host State Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston) as guest speaker at the club’s next meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, starting at 6 p.m. at the Spinelli’s Function Hall, Day Square in East Boston. Senator Petruccelli will discuss the current legislation and debate concerning the licensing of casino gambling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and how that legislation may impact the East Boston community. Tickets to the Kiwanis dinner are $20 and available by calling Kiwanis Club President Ed Coletta at 617-797-2683 or by contacting any current Kiwanis Club member. More at eastboston.com.

Anti-Gambling Group: State's numbers are wrong
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:34:09
Citizens For A Stronger Massachusetts issues a critique of gaming proponents economic analysis.

Oct. 20 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:33:06
The public is warmly invited to Project SHINE’s health fair in honor of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Project SHINE will offer rapid, confidential, free HIV testing to patients and the public as part of the HIV awareness campaign. More at eastboston.com.

October 26: Main Streets to host Fall Networking Breakfast
Sat, 8 Oct 2011 12:02:43
On Wednesday October 26, 2011 East Boston Main Streets will hold its Fall Networking Breakfast (East Boston, MA. 8-October-2011) East Boston Main Streets will host a networking breakfast on Wednesday October 26, 2011, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at Spinelli’s in Day Square. Guest speaker is Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman. This event is sponsored by Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. Tickets are $20.00 each or a table of 10 for $175.00. This event usually sells out quickly. For tickets call 617.561.1044 or email us at ebmainstreets@verizon.net. Tickets are also available on line at www.ebmainstreets.com

Dec. 15 is the date for NOAH's 24th Annual Dinner
Mon, 3 Oct 2011 21:38:07
Please join NOAH for its NOAH's 24th Annual Dinner featuring a keynote address by Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. A resident of Winthrop, Speaker DeLeo attended Boston area schools, graduating from the Boston Latin School, and attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. We are honored to have him as our special guest. NOAH's environmental youth crew will help to emcee the event.There will be a raffle that evening with a grand prize of $500 towards U.S. Airways tickets to anywhere in the U.S. Airways system. Pricing: Tickets are only $35 for NOAH members and $50 for non-members. Children's tickets are $5 each; and are payable at the door. Community and client discounts are also available. Email philipgiffee@noahcdc.org for more information.

Mayor Menino Opens Application Process for Boston School Committee
Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:44:26
(Boston- MA, October 7, 2011) Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced that applications are being accepted for two positions on the Boston School Committee. The terms of Marchelle Raynor and Claudio Martinez will expire on January 2, 2012. Ms. Raynor, who currently serves as Vice Chair has been a member of the School Committee since 1999. Mr. Martinez has been a member since 2008. Boston School Committee members are appointed to serve four-year staggered terms. When vacancies exist, the Mayor appoints members from a list of candidates recommended by a 13-member Citizens Nominating Panel composed of parents, teachers, principals and representatives of the business and higher education communities. Under the legislation that established the appointed School Committee “the Mayor shall strive to appoint individuals who reflect the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the city.” Anyone interested in applying must submit an application by 12:00 PM on November 14. Applications and instructions are available at www.cityofboston.gov or at www.bostonpublicschools.org. All applicants must be residents of Boston.

Free College-Credit Courses in East Boston: Become a Certified Nursing Assistant!
Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:18:59
October 6, 2011, EAST BOSTON, MA—At a time when many East Boston residents are in need of relief from unemployment and lack of opportunity, a new program offers young Boston residents free certification and meaningful career growth. Through a grant from the Mayor's Office of Jobs and Community Services, the Education and Training Institute of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is proud to announce a program to train young people to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The project is a collaboration between EBNHC, Maverick Landing Community Services, and Bunker Hill Community College. Read more.

Basile supports supplemental budget passed by House; "Protects the most in need
Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:18:58
(BOSTON) – State Representative Carlo Basile joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing a balanced supplemental budget. The budget reinvests $350 million in the Stabilization Fund, devotes more than $28 million for those most in need and provides $23 million in order to keep local courts open. More.

October 12: TDBank, Aloliance for Community Trees BNAN to plant 50 trees
Thu, 6 Oct 2011 21:00:03
TD Bank, Alliance for Community Trees and Boston Natural Areas Network to Revitalize the East Boston Greenway with 50 Trees with planting Oct. 12.

Boston, MA (October 10, 2011) - As part of their partnership to re-green select communities with new trees, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) will kick off the first TD Tree Days in the U.S. with a tree planting in East Boston. In partnership with Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, TD Bank employee volunteers will plant 50 trees at the East Boston Greenway on Wednesday, October 12.  Read more at eastboston.com.

East Boston.Com Stats for September 2011
Sat, 1 Oct 2011 07:21:12
EASTBOSTON.COM STATS - September 2011  Avg. Hits Per Day: 6,466.30; Avg. Page Views Per Day: Daily Average: 2514.63 -- 2010 Avg. Page Views/Day 2,856.30; 2010 Avg. Hits/Days 6,686.16 Source: Urchin @ Hostway

National Journal: What Scott Brown said in Eastie
Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:38:36
Hotline comes to Eastie to cover Senator Brown visit.

DotNews: For Senator Brown, It's Time with Trav in Eastie
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:00:47
Dorcester Reporter is reporting that former Senate President Robert Travaglini his taking Sen. Scott Brown for a tour of his former home town.

October 2 - Belle Isle HarvestFest
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:47:04
Belle Isle Harvest Festival - Boston October 2 is set for the Belle Isle Harvest Festival. Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin decorating, live animals, info tables & more. 1-3 p.m.

East Boston's Google Calendar
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:41:06
Promote your community event on eastboston.com's Community Calendar!

October 29 set as date for Columbus Day Parade Fundraiser
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:26:29
The East Boston Columbus Day Parade Committee Presents An Evening of Music & Comedy. Saturday, October 29th, 2011. The Madonna Queen Shrine Hall 147 Gladstone St., East Boston. Doors Open at 6:30, Dinner 7:30 Tickets $45.00 More info at eastboston.com.  

Walk to Cure Psoriasis on October 15, 2011
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:47:34
Walk to Cure Psoriasis on October 15, 2011. Tthe National Psoriasis Foundation is hosting its annual Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Boston at Castle Island Park, Pleasure Bay (100 William T Morrissey Boulevard). The event aims to raise funds for the Foundation’s research, education and advocacy programs. Read more.  

Basile supports gaming legislation passed by House
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:59:19
House Passes Expanded Gaming Legislation Authorizes Three Casinos and a Slots Facility; Maximizes Immediate Jobs and Local Aid (BOSTON) – State Representative Carlo Basile joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing expanded gaming legislation designed to create jobs and stimulate economic growth throughout the Commonwealth. MORE

Massport to update construction news on Consolidated Car Rental project
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:19:47
Consolidated Rental Car Update from Massport. At meeting on Sept. 22 at Embassy Suites 6:30 p.m. (PDF)

Friends of Belle Isle Marsh Cruise 9/25
Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:21:18
On Sun., Sept. 25, FBIM will be leaving from the Winthrop Landing in Winthrop Harbor on Shirley Street next to the Winthrop Yacht Club. Boarding time is 1 p.m and the cruise on the Revolution runs through 4 p.m. There is free parking there in the lot. The $25 ticket will support FBIM's various activities, most notably our annual Harvest Festival scheduled for October 2. For tickets and more information please call Gail at 617-567-5072.

Friends of EB Greenway Meeting 9/22
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:35:47
Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street (MORE)

CSM: Ned Eames uses tennis to boost inner-city reading skills and graduation rates
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:58:23
Christian Science Montitor 9/12: Ned Eames uses tennis to boost inner-city reading skills and graduation rates; Tennis helped Ned Eames thrive during his childhood – now he uses it to help Boston kids improve their reading skills and stay in school.


Upcoming Library Programs: Tutoring and Investment Advice
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:42:24
Two programs at the Library. Investing Tips at the East Boston Branch Library on Monday, Sept. 19th @6:30. A representative from the Securities and Exchange Commission will give advice on how to invest wisely and safely. Learn some of the important questions, that you should ask when choosing where and how to invest. For more information, call (617) 569-0271 Homework Assistance at the East Boston Branch Library. High school mentors will be available Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 to help children with their homework.

Congressman Keating to hold 9/11 Field Hearing at Logan, Friday 9/16
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:38:23
Washington, DC – This Friday, September 16th, Rep. Bill Keating will be bringing the House Homeland Security Committee’s field hearing on post-9/11 security to Boston. Read more at Eastboston.com!

Zumix needs runners!
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:06:41
Run to the Beat 5K Sunday, September 18, 9 a.m. Piers Park 95 Marginal St.  More details here!

Another Success! 11th annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade welcomes Class of 2028
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:42:52
11th annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade welcomes Class of 2028 On Friday September 9, 2011, East Boston Main Streets held its 10th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade. Details on Eastboston.com.


Slow month for biz registrations:
Tue, 6 Sep 2011 19:56:30
City Clerk's office; 11 Business Registrations for East Boston during the month of August 2011.

15-Year-Old Boy with Autism Wandered to Boston's Subway System; Rescued by MBTA Transit Police Using SafetyNet by LoJack System
Fri, 9 Sep 2011 20:09:20
First Rescue in Boston Using SafetyNet System BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday morning, a 15-year-old resident of East Boston – who has autism and is enrolled in the SafetyNet Service – wandered away from his school to one of his favorite spots – the subway system – and was rescued within approximately 20 minutes by MBTA Transit Police using the SafetyNet by LoJack System. This is the first rescue in Boston since the service was made available in January 2011. Read more.

Blue Hills 24, East Boston 0
Fri, 9 Sep 2011 20:09:19
Globe coverage.

Sept 14 MS Support Group restarts monthly meeting
Mon, 5 Sep 2011 21:21:30
Second Wednesday of each month. Read more at eastboston.com.

Sept. 19 Next Jeffries Point Meeting
Mon, 5 Sep 2011 09:58:27
Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association's Meeting will be on Sept.19th at 7pm at the Jeffries Point Yacht club. Stay tuned for agenda.

Sept 7: Last Day to Register to Vote for Preliminary Election
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:46:21
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Board of Election Commissioners reminds prospective new voters, and current voters who have moved, that the last day to register, or change your voting address, for the September 27 Preliminary Municipal Election is Wednesday, September 7. For more information, contact 617-635-3767 or visit the website www.cityofboston.gov/elections. Read more at eastboston.com!

Sept. 10 - Bike Tour of East Boston Gardens set
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:03:54
The East Boston Community Garden Bike Tour will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 12pm to 2pm. Refreshments will be served, and bikes are available to rent for free. Contact Diana at 617-418-8243 or dbaldelomar@noahcdc.org to reserve a bike, or to RSVP.

After School Care Available at Salesian Boys & Girls Club
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:10:10
After School Care Available: Salesian Boys & Girls Club: The After-School Program begins September 19, 2011. The club is open Monday to Friday from 2:30 to 9:00 for ages 9 to 19 and 2:30 to 6:00 for ages 6 to 8. Application here!

New feature on Eastboston.com!
Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:21:32
Get udpates on services calls to City Hall from East Boston, (Ward 1) on eastboston.com. A new feature worth checking out!

September 9: East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) announces 11th annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:06:05
EastBoston, Ma.11-August-2011 East Boston Main Streets and Countdown to Kindergarten along with Boston Main Streets, the East Boston Social Center, YMCA, Little Folks, Head Start, the Boston Police and the MBTA will host the 11th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten parade. With the help of many groups and individuals and the generosity of local merchants every child in East Boston who is entering Kindergarten will receive school supplies, a brand new backpack and enjoy a festive day designed to provide a positive experience as they begin their education. MORE

Casinos not a sure bet says Wall Street firm
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:12:30
Globe: Wall Street firm says casinos in Bay State are not a sure bet to earn cash for state, investors.

Off to college? Apply for your absentee ballot today! Details
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:05:13
Details available at Eastboston.com

Latest Kiwanis Newsletter is available on eastboston.com
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:11:46
The August newsletter of the East Boston Kiwanis club.

BRA Meeting on Savio HS building development
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:32:12
The BRA is hosting a meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the former Savio high school building. All residents are welcome. Thursday, September 1 at 6PM at the Salesians Boys & Girls Club - ground floor. Any questions or comments please contact Erico Lopez at 617 918 4429.

Be Prepared: Hurricane Safety Checklist! (PDF)
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:05:14
Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist. Plus sign up for AlertBoston service.

Bulletin: MBTA will suspend all service on Sunday, August 28 for Hurricane Irene!
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:07:59
From the MBTA Site: Start Date: 08/27/2011 After a careful review of the most recent information from the National Weather Service, the MBTA has decided to suspend all modes of service for the entirety of Sunday, August 28th. For The RIDE, only trips of a necessary medical nature will be made. A RIDE customer, who meets this criteria, should contact his/her specific provider at the numbers provided below. With severe winds, heavy rain, and flooding forecast for metropolitan Boston, this decision has been made with the safety of customers and employees being the MBTA's top priority at all times. The suspension of service will also allow MBTA and MBCR personnel to concentrate all of their efforts on making sure the transit system, from subway to bus to commuter rail, is up and running at the start of Monday morning's commute. As part of the T's strong commitment to public safety, buses will be on stand by to assist in any evacuations that may be necessary throughout the region. The MBTA apologizes for any inconvenience, and asks for the public's patience and understanding as we combat the effects of this storm, and work hard toward restoring full service on all modes Monday morning. For MBTA service updates or alerts, please visit MBTA.com or follow the MBTA on Twitter @MBTAGM. Customers interested in receiving text or e-mail updates may sign up for T-Alerts. RIDE Service Provider Contact Numbers North Area - Greater Lynn Senior Services: 888-319-7433 South Area - Joint Venture: 888-920-7433 Northwest Area - Veterans Transportation: 877-765-7433 Boston RIDE customers should contact the vendor they booked their trip with.

August 30 set for Lombardi Park Meeting in Jeffries Point
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:18:49
Friends of the Golden Stairs Terrace Park-Albert Lombardi, Jr. Garden Residents of the Jeffries Point Community are cordially invited to attend a meeting sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Stairs Terrace Park-Albert Lombardi, Jr. Garden on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Boston Shipyard and Marina Marginal Street. The Friend’s Group will be responsible for maintaining the park after the dedication ceremony on September 9, 2011. We need your Help!! to accomplish our commitment to maintain the park. More info: Golden Stairs Park and Garden: Mayor to celebrate opening of the Golden Stairs Terrace Park and the Albert “Junior” Lombardi Memorial Garden. Brigham & Ruth Street,September 9 @ 11 a.m.

BBJ 8/26 : Champions in Health Care: James O. Taylor and John P. Cradock, lifetime achievement
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 08:18:51
Boston Business Journal: "Rita Sorrento, chairman of the center’s board of directors, dubs the pair the 'dynamic duo.'”

WERS-FM News Segment on East Boston
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:58:29
Listen to a podcast from Emerson College radio, WERS-FM on East Boston. Local activists interviewed.

At Orient Heights Branch, Boston Public Library’s Civil War Commemoration Continues
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:55:35
Boston Public Library’s Civil War Commemoration Continues Performers and speakers bring history to life throughout the fall with performance at Orient Heights Library. BOSTON — AUGUST 15, 2011 —The Boston Public Library continues its ongoing commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with a range of programming that includes films, period reenactors, musical performers, discussions of local regiments, and lectures by nationally renowned experts on all aspects of the conflict. A performance will take place at the Orient Heights Library as part of this ongoing commemoration. Jan Turnquist performs as Louisa May Alcott a at 6pm on Thursday, September 22, at the Orient Heights Branch in East Boston. Read more at Eastboston.com.

Salesian Lobster Fundraiser
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:43:08
Salesian Boys & Girls Club: Fr. John Nazzaro is grateful to Neil Zarella of the Boston Lobster Company who donated crates of live lobsters to the Club. Lobster sales to parents, families, and friends helped raise much needed funds to alleviate expenses for the Day Camp’s End-Of-Year BBQ for the kids.

R.I.P. Fr. Pat Diver, former director of St. Dominic Savio H.S.
Sun, 7 Aug 2011 14:03:59
"Father Diver made a lasting impression on the young men at Savio. One alumnus, C. David Surface, writes: 'He was the most honest and caring priest I have ever known. His influence helped to shape my life both professionally and from a family perspective…. I will never forget him and how he made my days at Savio truly special.'"

Eastboston.com: Twelve new businesses were registered from East Boston last month.
Sat, 6 Aug 2011 23:57:19
Newly registered business for zip code 02128 for the month of July 2011 is 12. Twelve new businesses were registered from East Boston last month.

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Fixing Foreclosures
Sat, 6 Aug 2011 23:54:33
"Foreclosure is more than just a private tragedy for individual homeowners. Foreclosed homes that sit vacant and neglected bring down housing prices nearby and become magnets for crime and vandalism, threatening the stability of entire neighborhoods." Read more.

Mayor Menino's SeaBoston takes place on August 13
Sat, 6 Aug 2011 23:51:30
Boston Centers for Youth and Families: Mayor Menino's SeaBoston takes place on August 13 Enjoy Activities, Music & Free Food on East Boston’s Waterfront! Sponsored by Sumner Street, East Boston (Intersection of Sumner St. & Border St.) Saturday, August 13th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy Free Food from two of Boston’s Food Trucks Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese & Go Fish! Ice Cream too!

Eastie Pride Day is Saturday, August 20
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:20:03
On Saturday, August 20th the 23rd Annual Eastie Pride Day Celebration will take place at Piers Park on Marginal Street overlooking Boston Harbor. Since 1989, Eastie Pride Day has brought together neighbors and friends to celebrate the East Boston community and all it has to offer. Last year’s event hosted over 2,500 attendees and this year, Eastie Pride has even more to celebrate! The theme of this years event is “A Musical Reunion” featuring performances by East Boston’s own Pat Benti, Smokin’ Joe Cheffro and a long awaited 40 year reunion of ‘The Originals’, among many, many more performances by favorites from East Boston. Read more at eastboston.com.

Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2011
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:53:09
BOSTON, Jul 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "Meridian") EBSB -0.29% , the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the "Bank"), which also operates under the name Mt. Washington Bank, a Division of East Boston Savings Bank ("Mt. Washington"), announced net income of $4.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 compared to $3.2 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting 7/28
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:36:07
Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting 7/28 Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street All are welcome.

Heat Emergency Fact Sheet from City Hall
Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:28:15
Public Health Fact Sheet in PDF format

Robert Strelitz of Piers PAC responds to Globe article on EB Waterfront
Sat, 16 Jul 2011 22:10:14
by Robert Strelitz A recent Globe article flashily titled Conundrum describes your humble reporter as being "dumbfounded." Now, many things I have been during my stopover in this vale of tears, but dumbfounded, i.e. struck speechless by the turn of events or conditions, not so very much. Usually, I'm accused by friends and others of being too damn talky. READ MORE

2011 EB Farmers Market Opens
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:31:40

East Boston, MA, July 11, 2011—The East Boston Farmers Market, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), celebrated its 2011 season opener Thursday July 7, 2011, in Central Square, East Boston. Market-goers enjoyed a wide array of fruits, vegetables, and herbs from Massachusetts farms, as well as fresh-baked artisanal bread. Read more at Eastboston.com!

Land Use Council Schedule Updated Through December 2011
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:30:22
The East Boston Land Use Council is pleased to announce its tentative meeting schedule for 2011 (January through December 2011). Please be advised that due to conditions beyond our control such as the weather, winter-time meetings are subject to cancellation without notice. Meetings take place at the Social Center, 68 Central Square East Boston at 7 P.M. For more information, or to be added to the council's e-mail list, please send an e-mail to eblandusecouncil@aol.com, or jmason023@aol.com or send mail to: The East Boston Land Use Council 2 Neptune Road, Suite #352, East Boston, MA 02128. As usual ALL meetings are open to the public, and we are handicapped accessible. It's 100% free to join! For more information please call 617-816-8817 (all calls recorded for accuracy).

Dr. Taylor hands over the reins to new CMO
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:33:33
East Boston, MA, July 5, 2011—After more than four decades as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), Dr. James Taylor has handed over the reins to Dr. Mari Bentley. Having served as Deputy CMO for the past two years, Dr. Bentley took full assumption of the CMO role on July 1, 2011, as Dr. Taylor became CMO Emeritus/Senior Medical Advisor.

Meeting on planning the new East Boston Branch Library
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:51:38
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Boston Public Library and Property & Construction Management Department invite you to a community meeting about the new East boston Library on Wed., July 20, 2011 - 6:00- 7:45 PM at the Maverick Landing Community Room, 31 Liverpool Street, EB.

Sunoco Logistics to Buy East Boston Terminal
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:52:41
Sunoco Logistics announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a refined products terminal located in East Boston, Massachusetts from ConocoPhillips for $56 million plus the fair market value of inventory. More

Freedoms Foundation Annual Meeting and Installation June 11
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:15:39

More photographs from the June 11 Freedoms Foundation installation at eastboston.com.


Boston Foundation and EB Athletic Board team up for summer program
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:53
My Summer in the City Boston Foundation 2011 Grantees - Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hosted by the East Boston Athletic Board at Noyes Playground Boardman Street East Boston, MA 02128 Live Entertainment, Refreshments and Activities for All Children and Families Welcome! Funding Partners, The Boston Foundation, CHAMPS Boston, The Yawkey Foundations and Generous Individual Donors.

Photographs from Third Annual Breakfast for Salesian Boys & Girls Club June 16
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 23:49:18

(East Boston) Three hundred and fifty people attended the Salesian Breakfast hosted by Richard Fields Family Foundation and Suffolk Downs last week. Read more at Eastboston.com!

Sumner Tunnel Closings
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:19:09
Sumner Tunnel Closings Schedule.



Local Veggies come to East Boston Corner Stores!
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:36:06
Who knew lettuce was so exciting? Local produce is coming to East Boston’s corner stores, making it easier for community members to get healthy and sustainably grown food nearby. “Locally grown means that the produce will be fresher, tastier, have less chemicals, and be an overall healthier option for everyone,” said Cait Van Damm. Local vegetables will be available at Tío Supermarket on Meridian Street as well as Alfaro Market on the corner of Sumner and Cottage Streets. Read more at eastboston.com.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association to Meet on June 13
Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:40:16
Residents of the Jeffries Point Community are cordially invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Monday June 13, at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Jeffries Yacht Club. More at eastboston.com

City of Boston Mark It Program Working In East Boston
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:14:19
The City of Boston “Mark It” program was announced in late April by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, to address the normal wear and tear on the city’s pavement markings. Over the next few months the Boston Transportation Department will travel to neighborhoods across the city to reinstall crosswalks, double yellow lane lines, school zone symbols and traffic turn arrows as well as other markings in areas that have been damaged over the winter months. Under this program, the city will repair over 600 damaged crosswalks across the city. The Boston Transportation Department will be visiting the neighborhood of East Boston this week and will be repairing crosswalks at the following locations: 312 Border Street 480 Saratoga Street Meridian Street and Princeton Street intersection Lexington Street and Marion Street intersection Central Square and Liverpool Street intersection The “Mark It” program will place a heavy emphasis on crosswalk installation in areas close to parks, senior centers, schools and community centers. In total, the Mark It program will cover about 25 percent of all intersections in the city using thermoplastic materials for the new markings

M.I.T. Report for Main Streets Now Available
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:11:56
"A Place to Start, A Place to Stay," the MIT report is available here.

Zoning List Updated
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:08:19
Eastboston.com's Zoning Board of Appeal List has been updated.

Chelsea Street Bridge Update: Closed for Six Months! Official Transportation Department Statement
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:05:10

The signature $125 million Chelsea Street Bridge project moves into its next critical phase with demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the remaining portions of the new lift structure. To allow for the work, beginning on Wednesday June 1st, at 12:00 AM and continuing through Thursday, December 1st, the Chelsea Street bridge over Chelsea Creek at the Boston/Chelsea line will be closed. The navigable channel beneath the bridge will remain open throughout the six-month closure period, except when approved by the Coast Guard. Channel closures will be coordinated through the Coast Guard and broadcast to mariners on Coast Guard Notices. Detours will be in place. All northbound vehicles destined to Chelsea will be directed east on Curtis Street; turn right onto ramp from Route 1A (McClellan Highway) south towards East Boston/Winthrop; left under the Route 1A viaduct; left onto Chaucer Street; bear left onto ramp to Route 1A north; bear right and enter Mahoney Circle/Bell Circle; stay to the right around circle and take fourth exit to Route 1A south; bear right onto Route 16 west; right onto ramp to Route 107 (Broadway) south; slight left onto Eastern Avenue. Southbound cars and light trucks destined to East Boston will be directed north on Eastern Avenue; turn slight right onto Broadway; right onto ramp to Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) east; right onto Route 145 (Revere Beach Parkway) east; right onto ramp to Route 1A (McClellan Highway) south; right onto Curtis Street. Southbound heavy trucks destined to East Boston will be directed north on Eastern Avenue; turn slight right onto Broadway; right onto ramp to Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) east; keep left and enter Mahoney Circle/Bell Circle; stay to the right around circle and take fourth exit to Route 1A south; right onto Curtis Street.

Eastboston.com Visitor Stats
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:01:06
EASTBOSTON.COM STATS FOR May 2011 Avg. Hits Per Day: 6,254.65; Avg. Page Views Per Day: Daily Average: 2,509.10 2010 Avg. Page Views/Day 2,856.30; 2010 Avg. Hits/Days 6,686.16 Source: Urchin @ Hostway

Time to Help Springfield MA; Give to the Red Cross
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:01:05

WASHINGTON, Thursday, June 02, 2011 — The American Red Cross is responding in Massachusetts where tornadoes cut a destructive swath through the western part of the state yesterday. At least 480 people spent Wednesday night in Red Cross shelters in Massachusetts. About 19 communities reported tornado damage with the heaviest damage around Springfield, the third largest city in the state. Red Cross workers responded immediately, assisting area residents as well as the hundreds of emergency responders on the scene. Disaster teams opened shelters throughout the area and are providing food, drinks and emotional support. Damage assessment will begin today. Additional workers are being deployed to the region from Red Cross chapters in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

East Boston Homicide Victim Gagged, Partially Bound With Duct Tape, Prosecutor Says
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:09:29
An East Boston teen walked into a Boston Police station early this morning to admit strangling a man found dead in a Saratoga Street blaze Monday, a Suffolk County homicide prosecutor said during his arraignment on murder charges today. MARCO TULIO FLORES (D.O.B. 10/3/93) of East Boston is charged with murder in connection with the adult male’s death Sunday night or yesterday morning. The victim’s name and age are being withheld until investigators can conclusively determine them. (MORE)

House Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 20:58:13
State Representative Carlo Basile expresses support for legislation increasing penalties for human trafficking of teenagers.

HorseraceInsider.com 5/26: New England Turf Writers Elect Hall of Fame Class of 2011
Thu, 26 May 2011 22:45:19
EAST BOSTON, MA - The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2011, which will be honored along with the 2010 NETWA award winners at the organization’s 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 21 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. The class consists of trainer Ron Dandy, jockey Henry Wajda, owner and breeder Francis “Skip” McDonnell, Narragansett Park co-founder James “Judge” Dooley, and reporter and handicapper Bob Waldo. More

Salesian Boys & Girls Club awarded Community Partnership Fund Grant
Thu, 26 May 2011 22:45:17

Read more at eastboston.com

Eagle Hill Civic Association Meets 5/25
Mon, 23 May 2011 22:17:41
The Eagle Hill Civic Association May meeting will take place this Wednesday, May 25th @ 7 pm at East Boston High School The agenda includes John Vitagliano from Chelsea Bridge project. The bridge is closing for 6 months starting June 1 so please bring your questions for John to the meeting. EHCA will also be discussing the upcoming board elections. If you have a nomination for the board or are interested in being on the board please be present this at the meeting. Station 7 will be there as well to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Salesians to honor Fr. Sid Figlia, former executive director
Wed, 11 May 2011 23:03:37
Salesians to honor Fr. Sid! This Year's Salesian Boys and Girls Club Breakfast will honor Fr. Sid Figlia for his 9 years of service as Director of the club in the 80's and 90's. The breakfast will take place on June 16th at 7:30am at Suffolk Downs. For tickets call Charlene at 617-569-6551. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Eastboston.com Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing List Updated
Fri, 20 May 2011 22:43:08
Latest additions here.

Public Meeting: East Boston Greenway Meeting 5/26
Fri, 20 May 2011 22:14:45
Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street All are welcome. Meetings held 4th Thursday of the month. Programs & Volunteer Opportunities Canoe at East Boston's Belle Isle Marsh This Spring! Belle Isle Marsh, Meet at main parking lot on Bennington Street, East Boston. Explore the marshes of Belle Isle by canoe. Paddling experience required. Participants must be able to swim and be at least 10 years old. • Saturday, May 28, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration required by calling MA DCR at 781-485-2803, Ext. 109. • Father's Day - Sunday, June 19, 2:00 p.m. Canoe with Dad! Registration is required by calling DCR at 617-727-1199, Ext. 410. Volunteers Needed! East Boston Greenway Gardeners Thursday June 16, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meet at Gove Street entrance to Greenway Volunteers needed to help tend to ornamental plantings on the Greenway We will be working at the daylily bed on the Greenway path between Maverick & Sumner Street Bridges. No gardening experience needed. Bring gloves if you have them, groups welcome. Contact candice@bostonnatural.org or 617.542.7696 to volunteer. Summer Solstice Celebration at Condor Street Urban Wild Tuesday, June 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Condor Street Urban Wild - Condor and Glendon Streets, East Boston Join BNAN for an evening event to celebrate the longest day of the year. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt while we listen to live music and enjoy the water view.

Jeffries Point to to Meet 5/24
Fri, 20 May 2011 22:13:31
JEFFRIES POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING NOTICE-TUESDAY, MAY 24, 6:30 PM BOSTON HARBOR SHIPYARD AND MARINA The May meeting of the JPNA had a full agenda and could not accommodate the request of ATI, 30 Jeffries Street, East Boston to be added to the agenda. The company proposes to erect a 10,000 sf, second story addition to the building. The proponents will be presenting their plans for this project. They are scheduled to go before the Board of Appeal on Tuesday, June 7, 9:30 pm. The JPNA has scheduled a meeting of the JPNA Planning and Zoning subcommittee on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM in the conference room of the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street to allow the proponents to present their plans.

Rep. Carlo Basile Supports DeLeo Probation Reform Package
Wed, 11 May 2011 22:59:00
Rep. Basile votes for Speaker DeLeo's Judicial and Probation Department Reform

(BOSTON) – State Representative Carlo Basile today joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in unanimously passing landmark court reorganization legislation aimed at improving efficiency in the state’s court system and bringing transparency to hiring and promotion at the Department of Probation. The legislation, passed by a vote of 152-0, signals strong collaboration between the legislative and judicial branches to provide a streamlined system of justice and restore public trust in the state’s Probation Department.

“This major reform legislation will improve upon an already strong court system by facilitating a more efficient and cost-effective infrastructure for the disposition of justice,” House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said. “Not only does this bill create a civilian administrator to oversee the business aspects of the Trial Court, but it also adds needed transparency to the hiring and promotion practices at the Department of Probation. By passing this reorganization bill, the House has committed to bring a more transparent, efficient system of justice to the people of Massachusetts.” "This proposal will increase accountability and improve the efficiency of our Trial Court," said Representative Eugene L. O'Flaherty, House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

"The Speaker and the SJC worked together to provide transparency to the hiring process in our Trial Court and improve its administration. This measure will go a long way in improving confidence and morale." “This legislation is cost efficient, and will undoubtedly be an effective way to strengthen our justice system,” said Representative Carlo Basile.

Read more at eastboston.com

NOAH's 'Trinity Treasures' Event on June 22
Wed, 11 May 2011 23:05:07
'Trinity Treasures' Event Please join NOAH on June 22nd at 5 PM At Trinity House, 406 Meridian Street, East Boston! Pease join Mayor Menino and all the other wonderful 'Trinity Treasures', along with NOAH staff, volunteers, and guests as we celebrate at Trinity House, 406 Meridian Street in East Boston! The $50 ticket cost provides funding for NOAH's charitable work, including its children's and youth programming. Everyone is welcome. What are Trinity Treasures? First, they are the Mayor and East Boston community members who helped hold essential social programs at Trinity House in the past, such as Edie DeAngelis, Evelyn Morash, Judge Ferrino, Fran Riley, Ginny St. Cyr, and others. We will pay tribute to them for their decades of important service. Second, there are the civic-minded values that the Mayor and these community figures embody, which we hope to memorialize and pass on to a younger generation. And, third, there is Trinity House itself, the building, which has just been historically rehabilitated. Refreshments will be provided. This event held 'rain or shine'. For more information, please call 617-418-8246 or email linda@noahcdc.org.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association to Meet May 9
Mon, 2 May 2011 07:43:10
Residents of the Jeffries Point Community are cordially invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Monday, May 9, at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Jeffries Yacht Club. Agenda Boston Parks and Recreation to present and discuss the “Preferred Schematic Renovation Plan” for the Sumner Lamson Street playground At the June meeting there will be an election of officers for the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Nominations will take place at the May and June meetings Police update Porzio Park - dog issues

Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:45:24
BOSTON, April 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Meridian”) (Nasdaq:EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the “Bank”), which also operates under the name Mt. Washington Bank, a Division of East Boston Savings Bank (“Mt. Washington”), announced net income of $3.2 million, or $0.15 per share (basic and diluted), for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, compared to $2.9 million, or $0.13 per share (basic and diluted), for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s return on average assets was 0.69% for each of the quarters ended March 31, 2011 and March 31, 2010. For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, the Company’s return on average equity increased to 5.89% from 5.62% for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Zoning list updated
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:41:02
Zoning board of appeal list updated, Feb. 20, 2011.

Gambling Forum in Winthrop
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:43:25
Wednesday, May 4th, 6:30 PM Winthrop Middle School 151 Pauline St. Winthrop, MA Casino Gambling Opponent, Fmr. NH GOP State Senator, Jim Rubens, Granite State, Coalition Against Expanded Gambling faces off against Casino Gambling Proponent, MA State Representative, Kathi Reinstein, D – Revere and Chelsea

Friends of Orient Heights Library to Meet
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:33:09

The Orient Heights branch is staying open for a few more years. Come and help the Friends make the most of that time!

Boston Shines! East Boston Main Streets is looking for Volunteers
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:16:22
East Boston Main Streets is looking for Boston Shines Volunteers.

On Saturday April 30, 2011 East Boston Main Streets will kick off the 9th Annual Boston Shines campaign. East Boston, MA. 20-April-2011 East Boston Main Streets is requesting volunteers to help clean up the neighborhood. Volunteers will meet at 146 Maverick Street at 8:30 am on Saturday April 30th to clean the streets, mulch tree pits and plant flowers. Get together with your neighbors to clean up your block and take pride in East Boston.

Spring Clean Up of Belle Isle Marsh Slated for 4/30
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:24:19
Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 30th 9:30 AM — noon Volunteers Welcome. Bring Friends. Met Bayou Street near Fort Banks School Athletic Field. Park at the Belle Isle Cemetery near the Gorman-Ft. Banks School. More at eastboston.com.

ITAM's Vinnie's Run has been postponed to April 30
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:07:13
Today's Vinnie's Run, sponsored by ITAM, has been postponed as a result of the weather. New date, next Saturday, April 30.

Eastboston.com Stats for March 2011
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:30:23
EASTBOSTON.COM STATS FOR March 2011  Avg. Hits Per Day: 7,677.19; Avg. Page Views Per Day: 3,315.55. 2010 Avg. Page Views/Day 2,856.30; 2010 Avg. Hits/Days 6,686.16 Source: Urchin @ Hostway

Advance Notice: Harborside to Host Open House, May 4
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:42:57
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Presents the Harborside Community Center Open House, Wed., May 4 @ 4:00-7:00PM

East Boston Community Food Workshop a Success
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:42:56
EAST BOSTON: Can you say “pupusa”!? Over 170 people gathered at the Harborside Community Center this past Thursday to celebrate food heritage at the “Stir a Memory” Community Food Series Workshop, sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.

An evening filled with art, food, and lots of chatter over memories, neighborhoods and health, this was one pupusa-sharing experience that feels sure to stick in everyone’s memory! Read more.

R.I.P. Fr. Rocco Crescenzi, Don Orione
Tue, 5 Apr 2011 22:15:19
Fr. Rocco Crescenzi of Don Orione, Son of Providence passed away on Sunday, April 3. He was 95 years old anse served 67 years as a priest. Born in Ernica Boville (Frosinone) Italy, Fr. Crescenzi served as the head of Don Orione Nursing Home. Wake in the Don Orione Home Chapel on Wed., the 6th of April from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass in the Madonna Queen Shrine on April 7 at 12 p.m.

JPNA to meet next Monday 4/11
Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:54:36
Residents of the Jeffries Point Community are cordially invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Monday, April 11 @ 7 PM at the Jeffries Yacht Club

East Boston Main Streets adds 5 new board members
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 19:44:25
On Thursday March 31, 2011 East Boston Main Streets held elections and added 5 new volunteer board members. Read more at eastboston.com!

Can't say it enough: Street cleaning season is here! April 1
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:44:10
Mayor Menino Reminds Residents: Neighborhood Street Cleaning began on April 1st; City to continue aggressive cleanup as Spring arrives in Boston

Register for East Boston T-Ball Now
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:31:56
The time to register for the East Boston Tee Ball League has arrived. The dates are March 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th, April 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, and April 15th. Ages 3 to 7 Years Old The league welcomes all players from all communities!

East Boston Relay for Life Set for June 17-18
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:46:25
Relay for Life, Fight Cancer! More.

ITAM Post's Bike Ride for Vets: Vinnie's Run set for 4/23
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:26:57
“VINNIE’S RUN” Presented by the Italian American War Veterans WWW.MASSITAM.ORG Sat April 23rd 2011 Rain Date: Sat April 30th

East Boston High School to hold annual fundraiser and gala, April 29
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:26:56
East Boston High School to hold annual fundraiser and gala, April 29. Would you like the chance to win $10,000? East Boston High School is holding its annual fundraiser and gala on Friday, April 29 at Suffolk Downs, and the grand prize raffle award is $10,000. Other prizes are available for separate raffle: lottery trees with $100 dollars worth of scratch tickets, sports tickets, and hotel packages.

The Green Buffer and Massport: The LaMattina Letter
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:22:20
Boston Conservation Commission grants a two-week delay of their decision on a buffer between the neighborhood and Massport's proposed Green Bus Depot.

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston Kiwanis Club to Honor Albert “Buddy” Mangini as the “Kiwanian of the Year” for 2011.
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:22:20
EAST BOSTON – The Kiwanis Club of East Boston has selected long-time Kiwanian and community activist Albert “Buddy” Mangini of Winthrop as “Kiwanian of the Year” for 2010-11, and the club invites his many friends and colleagues to attend a banquet in his honor. More


Community Food Workshop, April 7, 2011
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:20:35
EAST BOSTON: When did you devour your first pupusa? Whether it was last week or on your third birthday, the leaders of the Community Food Workshop Series want to know. Following up last month’s successful “Power of Local” workshop, this month’s theme will turn towards how food affects our emotion and health. The “Stir a Memory” workshop, happening Thursday, April 7 at the Harborside Adult Education Center, will include a “food memory postcard” making activity and a healthy pupusa cooking demonstration – and of course, lots of pupusa eating!

Upcoming events at the East Boston Library
Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:20:33
Upcoming at the East Boston Library Riffs & Raps at the East Boston Branch Library April 11th at 6:30 Seniors and their juniors are invited to travel together on a live musical tour through time-from the birth of the blues to the sounds of today. "Shot Down Over Italy" presented by by author, John Lanza April 27th at 3 p.m. "On May 26, 1944, a B-25 Mitchell bomber with a 7-man crew was shot down over Nazi-occupied Italy. " Lanza will recount the fascinating experiences of these crew members in this lecture. For more information, please call (617) 569-0271

Neighborhood Street Cleaning to Begin on April 1st
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:45:07
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today reminded residents that Boston’s Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program will kick-off for the season on Friday, April 1, 2011. After an especially harsh winter, the Mayor last month implemented an early and aggressive cleanup plan, directing city agencies and departments to work together and with businesses and residents in a more coordinated approach to ready the City of Boston for spring. Read more at eastboston.com.

MIT Students to report of findings for East Boston
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:22:13
You are cordially invited to attend a meeting with MIT students as they present their preliminary findings regarding the study in East Boston. The meeting will be held on Thursday March 31st at 6:30 PM at the Social Center, 68 Central Square on the 3rd floor. Refreshments will be served. Reservations suggested. Call Clark Moulaison, Executive Director,East Boston Main Street @ 617.561.1044 or email ebmainstreets@verizon.net

East Boston High School ifundraiser and gala Friday, April 29 at Suffolk Downs,
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:16:26
East Boston High School is holding its annual fundraiser and gala on Friday, April 29 at Suffolk Downs, and the grand prize raffle award is $10,000. Other prizes are available for separate raffle: lottery trees with $100 dollars worth of scratch tickets, sports tickets, and hotel packages. Dinner tickets are $50 each and include an open bar, appetizers, and dinner. Raffle tickets for the $10,000 prize are $100 per ticket...people are welcome to go in as a group and split the cost of the raffle ticket. For example: four people can pitch in $25 each for the ticket, and if they win, they each get $2,500. Not bad for your $25 investment! Only 225 tickets will be sold for the chance to win $10,000. The money raised goes toward the high school's technology upgrade program: we are one of the only non-exam schools to have LCD projectors, smart boards, new computer labs, and new software in the city, and it is all due to this fundraiser.

Italian American War Veterans of EB ITAM-Post 6 sponsors Vinnie's Run, Sat. April 23
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:13:10

The Italian American War Veterans is a federally chartered non-profit veteran’s organization that was started after WWII. Part of its mission statement is: 1. To aid and assist veterans and their families and 2. To assist public and private agencies and institutions endeavoring to promote the public welfare. In keeping with that mission, the East Boston Post of ITAM will be holding a motorcycle bike rally on Saturday, April 23 for Cpl Vincent Mannion -Brodeur who was disabled in Iraq in 2007. More at eastboston.com.

Job Posting
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:21:15
Civil Service Exam - Boston Fire Alarm Operator - June 11, 2011 Details

Kiwanis Cleanup April 2, Belle Isle Marsh
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:48:01
The Kiwanis Club of East Boston, together with the Kiwanis Club of Revere, is celebrating Kiwanis International’s service initiative, Kiwanis One Day, joining 600,000 other Kiwanians all over the world in a day dedicated to community service.

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition To Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:35:09
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition to Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS through Arts and Activism Event: March 26

Important Notice: Temporary Parking Restrictions for Street Sweeping on Wed.., March 16
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:53:22
The City of Boston will conduct mechanical street sweeping on many of the Eagle Hill streets on Wednesday, March 16. This is an effort to remove much of the debris that have accumulated under vehicles during the Winter months as we await the onset of our regular posted street sweeping program which begins April 1. More

Upcoming at the East Boston Library
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:57:25

Join the East Boston Library for a book discussion of Boston’s Immigrants 1790-1880 A Study in Acculturation By Oscar Handlin At the East Boston Branch Library 276 Meridian Street (617) 569-0271 Monday, April 4th 6:30 p.m. Please join us for the book discussion group on Boston’s Immigrants 1790-1880 A Study in Acculturation. Author, Oscar Handlin discusses the difficulties the immigrants during this time faced when arriving in Boston. Handlin further discusses issues including the dynamics of prejudice, urban politics, and ideologies of progress as its relevance today as well as yesterday. " More upcoming events at the EB-Branch of the Public Library.

Licensing Board Hearing
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:53:22
Licensing Board Hearing March 16 City Hall for Bohemios Restaurant 30 Bennington Street.

Mayor Menino’s Proposal to Save Tax Payers' Money on City Health Insurance Costs
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:53:21
Every dollar that is spent on increasing health insurance costs is a dollar that could be spent on other priorities like big belly trash cans; new traffic lights on Meridian; the City Yards…etc. Read more.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association
Sat, 5 Mar 2011 20:29:34
Residents of the Jeffries Point Community are cordially invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Monday, March 14, at the Jeffries Yacht Club The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. · John Riberio-Neighbors of Suffolkdowns · Massachusetts Port Authority- Update demolition Immigration Building · City Councilor Felix Arroyo will be presenting his “Year in Review” All new and old residents of Jeffries Point are encouraged to attend our meetings. Advance notice: JPNA wil be holding an election in June, 2011 for its Board of Directors.

Main Streets Board of Directors Election
Fri, 4 Mar 2011 08:24:42
It's election time at Main Streets.

East Boston Tee Ball Registration Time is Here
Wed, 2 Mar 2011 18:29:50
The time to register for the East Boston Tee Ball League has arrived. The dates are March 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th, April 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, and April 15th Ages 3 to 7 Years Old The league welcomes all players from all communities! Registration takes place at the Burger King Restaurant Bennington Street (Orient Heights) from 6 pm to 8 pm. Registration fee is $60 for the first sibling and $30 each additional sibling (All Parents will receive Raffle tickets to sell and will be allowed to keep money in exchange for registration so it will make your registration fee free. But you must pay fee in advance!) Any questions please feel free to contact Nick Moulaison by phone 857.236.4172 or email: moulaisonmono@aol.com More information is available at www.eastbostonteeball.com.

It's time to advertise on eastboston.com
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 15:02:09
An ad on eastboston.com is more effective than one in traditional print media. Learn how!

Community Food Workshops kick off growing season in Eastie!
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:50:57
EAST BOSTON: Aching for a summer tomato and a friendly farmers’ market sort of conversation? A series of workshops focused on East Boston’s community involvement with local food and related health issues might do the trick! Held on the first Thursday night of each month at Harborside Adult Education Center, the Community Food Workshop Series will be an opportunity for discussion about food system issues relating directly to East Boston and will provide opportunities for participants to get involved in urban gardening and public health initiatives. Topics include “The Power of Local”, “Food Justice 101”, and “Container Gardening”. Led by community members, the workshops are open to all and promise to be an engaging mix of hands-on education and fun! The series will also be linked to a Stir a Memory event, happening on April 7 at the Harborside School, which will engage participants in artistically expressing a favorite food-related memory and explore the cultural link between food and good health. “Food is such an important part of community, and East Boston is no exception,” said Cait Van Damm, co-coordinator of the Community Food Workshop Series. “We hope these events will be allow us all to come together, be inspired and learn something new – and yummy!” The series is sponsored by Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores. For more information regarding the Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda project or the Community Food Workshop Series, contact Cait Van Damm at 617-568-4028 or vandammc@ebnhc.org. Dates and workshop descriptions are listed below: • March 3 – The Power of Local: East Boston fair food advocates will discuss the global and local food systems, explain why local gives us more options and is better for our community, and share ways you can get involved in their diverse projects. • April 7 – Stir a Memory: explore the artistic and emotional connection between culture, health, and food! Local artist Krina Patel will be facilitating a public recipe art project. Cooking demonstrations and games will also add to the fun! • Food Justice 101 and more: explore how different social circumstances often dictate health through food, and fun ways to help fix this problem! • April 25 – Container Gardening and Seed Starting!: community leaders will delve into the basics of how to get growing in your own backyard and provide a source of food, community, health and fun!

"East Boston: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 22:23:13
Next Wednesday, March 2nd, the Eagle Hill Civic Association lifts off "East Boston: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" with Anthony Sammarco speaking on the history of East Boston. Everyone, from all parts of East Boston, is encouraged to come. 7 pm @ East Boston High School in the Lecture Hall.

For the children: Free Dental Care at Harvard School of Dental Medicine: One day only!
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:11:03
FREE DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN! Saturday March 5th, 2011 9am - 1pm Harvard School of Dental Medicine 188 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 To make an appointment: Call: 857-209-4963 or Email: gkas.harvard@gmail.com - Ages 1-17 welcome! - Bring Siblings! - Free Dental Cleaning, Exam, X-rays, Referrals, and Mouthguards for children 10 and up!

Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting, Thurs., Feb. 24
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:46:51
Friends of East Boston Greenway Meeting, Thursday, February 24, 2010, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the East Boston YMCA, 215 Bremen Street.

Archdiocese seeking input on prospective sale of churches
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 20:47:34
Download the Archdiocese's "Consultation Questionnaire" via eastboston.com. Deadline for comments is March 18, 2011.

Now available at local libraries in hard copy: EB Preservation Priority Report
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 20:40:14
As Friday, February 18th, hard copies of the East Boston Draft Preservation Priority Report are available for in-house use at both the Meridian Street and Orient Heights branch libraries. I hope this will make it easier for more people to read, review and comment on the draft. Please pass this information along to your friends, neighbors, and contacts. I have included the original email requesting feedback on the report below. Thanks again!

Kiwanis Honors Buddy Mangini April 8
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 20:37:18


To commemorate this honor, the club will be holding a special celebration dinner to be held on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at Spinelli’s Hall, 280 Bennington Street in East Boston. Valet Parking is available. The cost of the dinner is $50 and includes a 5 course meal featuring Filet Mignon with Portobello mushrooms. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $500. Call Marisa at 617-650-3442. More info at eastboston.com

Ribiero: Neighbors of Suffolk Downs Express Support for Gambling Study
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:02:42
Ribiero: Neighbors of Suffolk Downs Express Support for Gambling Study. More on eastboston.com.

MS Support Group Forming
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 20:58:54
Second Wednesday of the Month. East Boston Social Centers. More.

Fight the Obama fuel aid cuts!
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:37:57
ABCD/APAC to fight Obama's program cuts to community action programs. Urges calls to White House 1-202-456-1111. More at www.capworks.org.

Maverick Square comes alive with 2011 Chinese New Year Celebration
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:37:57

(East Boston, MA. 12-February-2011) On Saturday February 12th the owners of Hong Kong Harbor Chinese Restaurant welcomed in the year of the rabbit. The annual celebration is an important event on the Chinese calendar. Neighboring businesses, customers and residents extended their best wishes of good luck and enjoyed the traditional Lion Dance and Fireworks.

Mayor Menino Announces Registration for Summer Jobs
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:33:53
Hopeline participants will serve at over 300 worksites ranging from city departments to community based organizations in Boston. Get more information here.

East Boston Preservation Priority Report (February 2011)
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:20:51
A draft of the East Boston Preservation Priority Report (February 2011) authored in partnership with Historic Boston Incorporated and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is now available on eastboston.com.

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:20:50
Join Italia Unita on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Spinelli’s Function Facility, 282 Bennington Street East Boston, Masschusetts. Carnevale which means “goodbye to meat” has been celebrated in Italy throughout its 150 years as a unified sovereign nation. Please join us to celebrate the tradition of Carnevale in Italy and the 150th Anniversary of Italy’s Unification! More.

Br. Anthony Ambrogio (1934-2011) Taught English at Savio High School 1976-1981
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:05:33
Former Savio High English teacher, Brother Anthony Ambrogio, SDB, died at E.D. White Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Feb. 7, 2011, after a long illness. Family members and his Salesian confreres were with him. Father Michael Conway, SDB, director of the St. Petersburg Salesian community, said, “He put up a valiant battle against the illness up to the end, and he passed peacefully.”


Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Rescheduled
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:02:34
The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting scheduled for Monday, February 14, 2011 has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday. February 16.

Getting Started: What To Do When Your Family Member Has Memory Loss:
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:02:34
This program presented by the Alzheimer's Association focuses on how to get a diagnosis, addressing behavior and communication problems and how to find and what to expect from local resources. More

Italia Unita to assist EBHS-Italian Student Exchange program with "Una Sera Italiana: An Italian Evening"
Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:36:50
Italia Unita is excited to learn that East Boston High School Students will travel to Italy on an exchange program this March. It is our mission to promote and preserve Italian culture and what is a great way to do that? By sending our youth to Italy to discover the treasures of Italy. Read more.

Emergency Snow Removal Operations Continue Throughout Boston Today and Through the Weekend
Sat, 5 Feb 2011 08:37:36
Residents are reminded to adhere to Temporary Parking Restrictions and avoid parking in areas that could impede traffic flow. Details on eastboston.com.

East Boston Chamber of Commerce to host Annual Installation of Officers on Feb. 9
Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:08:33
The East Boston Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Installation of Officers and Directors on Wednesday February 9, 2011. The Luncheon Ceremony will take place at Spinelli’s Function Hall in East Boston at 12:00 noon. Read more on eastboston.com.

Help the community: Take the EB Neighbors Against Substance Abuse survey today!
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:49:17
East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse recently developed a short, anonymous survey in both English and Spanish for East Boston residents who are 18 and older. Read more.

Deval gets his man to head Massport
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:25:45
(Boston - January 24, 2010) The Massachusetts Port Authority Board today unanimously elected MassDOT Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan to head the seven-member board which oversees Massport, a financially independent authority which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, the public container and cruise terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport as well as real estate holdings and public parks in South Boston and East Boston.

Food drive for local pantries continues
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:34:44
4 East Boston Saving Bank locations are collected canned goods for local food pantries such as the one at Grace Federated Church. You can drop off at one of the four locations. 1.) 10 Meridian Street East Boston, MA 2.) 1 Bennington Street East Boston, MA 3.) 856 Bennington Street East Boston, MA 4.) East Boston Main Streets 146 Maverick Street East Boston, MA

Feb 5: St. Lazarus Church in EB to hold $10,000 raffle and dinner fundraisers
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:00:01
St. Lazarus Church in East Boston will hold their $10,000 Raffle and Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday evening, February 5th at the Don Orione Hall. 5 course dinner and open bar are only $40. Tickets for the $10K Raffle are $100 each. Contact Marisa DiPietro at mdipietro@ebsoc.org for ticket information.

Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) to meet Wednesday, January 26th
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:21:29
The next Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting will be this Wednesday, January 26th from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at the High School. Details.

MA unemployment rate sticks at 8.2 percent, still lower than U.S. average
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:07:07
Herald: "Massachusetts’ unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent in December, even as the state reported a net loss of 2,100 jobs for the month. Preliminary December job estimates show 3,183,200 jobs in Massachusetts, a decrease of 2,100 jobs, with most of the loss in the leisure and hospitality sector."

Snow emergency effective 9 p.m. tonight (Jan. 20)
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:25:24
(Boston - January 20, 2010) With a forecast expected to dump heavy snow during tomorrow morning’s commute Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced that a Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will go into effect tonight at 9 PM and Boston Public Schools will be cancelled on Friday, January 21st. According to the National Weather Service, the City of Boston and surrounding areas could receive between 5 to 10 inches of snow at an average of two inches per hour between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The City of Boston is expecting a significant drop in temperatures immediately following the snow fall as well as additional snow early next week and must clear roadways to provide wider access on all streets throughout next week. Mayor Menino has directed all City of Boston employees to take their time coming into work tomorrow morning and has asked businesses to do the same as the heaviest snowfall is expected during the morning commute. The Mayor reminds people that if they must travel into the city to take public transportation. More

EB Branch Book Discussion on Zadie Smith's ON BEAUTY
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:25:23
The East Boston branch Library will hold a book discussion group on Zadie Smith's On Beauty on Monday, February 7th at 6:30 until 7:30. If you are need a copy of this book title please feel to go to the library of call (617) 569-0271. EBBPL looks forward to your attendance and being part of the conversation with patrons.

Photo Exhibit to Open Jan. 27 on City of Boston-owned Mary Cummings Park
Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:29:27
PHOTO EXHIBIT Photographs entered for the 3rd annual Friends of Mary Cummings Park photography contest will be on display at the Orient Heights Branch Library from January 27th through February 18. This photos depict many aspects of the park, including sweeping landscapes, flora and fauna and people enjoying the park which is owned by a trust of the city of Boston and is located just inside Route 128/95 in Burlington and Woburn. The exhibit opens on January 27th with an informational session about the park from 6-8. For more information, please call (617) 567-2516.

Eastie Cuisine on display
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:37:57
East Boston, MA.17 January-2011 - More than 200 guests were treated to another fantastic evening at the Logan Airport Hilton last Thursday evening. The previous day’s snowfall made it difficult for the participating food establishments but as usual they arrived with their delicious appetizers, entrees and Desserts. More. (photo courtesy of EB MainStreets)


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Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:36:35
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LaMattina Named City Council Vice President
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:35:45
LAMATTINA NAMED CITY COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina was named Vice President of the Council last week by President Stephen Murphy. More 

Piers Park Closed Due to Weather Conditions
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:05:05
Due to the heavy ice and cold temperatures, Massport has closed Piers Park as a temporary safety precaution. Massport personnel are working to de-ice the walk ways throughout the park. Once our personnel feel that it is safe to ‘walk-around’, the park will reopen. We hope to have the park opened shortly depending on the weather. Source: Anthony T. Guerriero, Office of Government and Community Affairs

Sen. Petruccelli joins with Senate colleagues in asking State Parole Board for moratorium
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:06:54
Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-Boston) joined with several of his Senate colleagues in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full, comprehensive review of the Board’s policies and procedures could be conducted.

Up for Auction: 600 Chelsea Street, MWRA Surplus Property
Sat, 8 Jan 2011 08:25:00

JJManning Auctioneers is proud to offer two Absolute Auctions per order of the Commeonwealth of MA Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM). This is surplus real estate selling to the highest bidder, regardless of price. The Auction will take place Monday, January 24, 2011 at 12:00pm at "The Westin Waltham-Boston" located at 70 Third St., Waltham, MA. Individuals may bid live on-site or online. The first property, formerly "MWRA Maintenance," is located at 20 Addison St. and 600 Chelsea St., East Boston, MA. This is a total of 1.6 acres of industrial land with buildings at Chelsea Bridge. 20 Addison St. has 1.42 acres along the U.S. Pier and Bulkhead Line of the Chelsea Creek with a 19,000 sf. brick building with a granite foundation. It's eligible for inclusion in the National Register. It was last used for machine and trade shops and vehicle garaging. It has a concrete and granite seawall plus paved parking for about 12 cars. 600 Chelsea St. is .17 acres with a 1,000 sf. 1

Central Square Redesign Project Public Meeting
Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:18:10
Please join the City's transportation department for its fourth meeting to discuss a new design for the streets, sidewalks, and park of Central Square. January 19, 2011, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Taste of Eastie Jan 13
Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:53:09
East Boston Main Streets will host the 15th Annual Taste of Eastie at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport on Thursday evening January 13th.2011.

East Boston Land Use Council Schedule Updated for 2011
Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:37:10
Meeting schedule for January 2011 through June 2011.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Jan. 10
Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:13:33
Residents of the Jeffries Point Community are cordially invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Monday, January 10. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Jeffries Yacht Club. More

ConocoPhillips to sell Boston terminal
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:02:37
"The third largest integrated energy company in the US ConocoPhillips has put its East Boston, Massachusetts-based refined products terminal up for sale. The deepwater terminal has a 1 million bbl capacity and went on sale on 17 December."

LaMattina announces addition to staff: Camilo Hernandez
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:58:20
District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina is pleased to announce the newest addition to his staff, Camilo Hernandez, an East Boston resident who will be working on constituent services throughout the district.

Former Savio High School teacher, Fr. Hector Poulin, SDB (1932-2010)
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:58:19
Father Hector Gilbert Poulin, SDB, suffered a fatal heart attack at Superior Residences of Brandon, Fla., on the afternoon of December 27 and was pronounced dead in Brandon Medical Center shortly after. Father Poulin was 78 years old. His first assignment was that of teacher at St. Dominic Savio High School in 1968.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center now designated Baby Safe Haven
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 21:41:03
The Emergency Department of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is now officially designated a Baby Safe Haven.

Property Tax Rate Announced For Fiscal 2011
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 21:41:03
The City of Boston today announced the property tax rates for Fiscal 2011. The Fiscal 2011 tax rate for residential property is $12.79 per thousand dollars of valuation. The rate for business properties is $31.04 per thousand. Last fiscal year’s rates for residential and business properties were $11.88 and $29.38, respectively. The City’s total assessed value for Fiscal 2011 is $86.8 billion, a slight decrease of .5% from last year.

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Thu, 9 Dec 2010 17:26:10
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Mayor Menino Files Legislation to Help Homeowners Stay in Their Homes
Thu, 9 Dec 2010 17:26:12
Says Home Rule Petition Would Require Lenders, Homeowners to Complete Mediation Session Before Foreclosure Can Take Place. Read more on eastboston.com.