Sunday, March 12, 2017

April 29: Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation to Present 'Hero Awards' to Officer who saved colleague during shooting in East Boston

Winthrop Residents Mia Martucci, Sheryl Howard, and USMC Sgt. Andrew Bigio to be Honored with George Washington Honor Medals at Ceremonies set for April 29 in East Boston

(EAST BOSTON, March 12, 2017)  The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will present Hero Awards to two Boston Police officers who helped to save the life of a colleague wounded during a shooting incident in East Boston back in October 2016. During a ceremony in East Boston next month, the Chapter will also present prestigious national George Washington Honor Medals to Winthrop residents Mia Martucci, Sheryl Howard, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. (Retired) Andrew Biggio. 

      The awards will be presented at the Bay State Chapter’s 38st Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1 p.m., in Spinelli’s Banquet Facility, Day Square in East Boston. Tickets are $50, and can be purchased from Vice President for Awards Dottie D’Onofrio at (617) 539-3092 or donofrio35@aol.com or from Chapter Secretary Marisa Di Pietro at (617) 650-3442 or mdipietro@ebsoc.org. 

      The two Boston Police officers, Sgt. Norberto Perez and SWAT Team Officer Clifton Singletary, were among the officers responding to a domestic issue in an East Boston apartment when gunfire erupted and two officers were severely wounded. Despite a hail of bullets all around them, Sgt. Perez and Officer Singletary were able to pull one of their colleagues out of harm’s way and their efforts to pinch-off a bleeding artery and apply a tourniquet to his leg helped to save his life. The two officers are being honored with the Chapter’s first-ever Hero Awards for their extraordinary and exemplary life-saving act.
      
      Mia Martucci is 12 years old and a resident of Winthrop. She is being honored with the George Washington Honor Medal for her five years of dedicated fundraising for the Boston Children’s Hospital Cancer Research Center, along with her toy drive to help lift the spirit of the children waging their battle against cancer at the Boston hospital.

      Sheryl Howard of Winthrop is being honored with the George Washington Honor Medal for her “Veterans Honor Project.” She involved many participants from numerous town organizations to ensure that Veterans Road in Winthrop would be adorned with the American flag on every utility pole as a respectful remembrance for those who served the country in military service. 
      
      USMC Sgt. (Retired) Andrew Biggio of Winthrop is being honored with the George Washington Honor Medal for his leadership and dedication in helping wounded veterans. He is the founder of the “They Fought We Ride” fundraising project where more than 6,000 motorcyclists from near and far join in a ride through many communities in the Boston area, raising thousands of dollars that are used to assist wounded warriors.
      
      Bay State Chapter Founder and Executive Director, Judge Joseph V. Ferrino (Retired), will also welcome head table guests: Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; and guest speaker Carolyn Santagelo, Director of Educational Programs and Awards at the national office of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, PA.

Tickets to the Bay State Chapter awards luncheon will include a sit-down, full-menu offering at Spinelli’s.

      Freedoms Foundation honors Americans who go above and beyond in their efforts to educate their communities about the values of good citizenship. The foundation has recognized several thousand dedicated individuals and organizations in its 65-year existence. Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching all citizens the principles upon which our nation was founded. The organization seeks to convey the close link between the rights and the responsibilities of citizens in a free society. Further information about the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge can found here.

Source: Ed Coletta, Freedoms Foundation

Friday, March 10, 2017

Research commentary on today's U.S. Employment Situation

My latest research note on the U.S. Employment situation can be found here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ward 1 Democrats elect delegates to state convention


Registered Democrats in East Boston held a caucus at the Mario Umana Academy on March 3, 2017 to elect twenty (20) delegates and four (4) alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform.

The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

The ten (10) female delegates elected were:
Lydia Edwards,
Fi Nguyen,
Vicki Dzinzidashvili,
Jane O'Reilly,
Celeste Ribeiro Myers,
Susanna Starrett,
Magdalena Ayed,
Margaret Farmer,
Sandra Aleman-Nijjar and
Claudia Y. Correa.

The nine (9) male delegates elected were:
Joe Ruggiero,
David Halbert,
Adrian Velazquez,
Anthony Gesualdi,
Zachary Hollopeter,
John Ribeiro,
Phil Brangiforte,
Stephen Mazzarella and
Richard Carvalho.

There were also three (3) alternates elected and they were
Claudia Sierra,
Richard Carvalho and
Liana LaMattina.

The following Massachusetts Democrats shall serve as ex-officio Delegates to the Convention with full voting privileges:
Adrian Madaro, State Representative,
Carol Aloisi, Treasurer Democratic State Party,
Gabriela Coletta, State Committeewoman, and
Michael Sulprizio, Chairman Ward 1 Democratic Committee.

In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at their caucus or online at www.massdems.org

For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Michael Sulprizio at Msulprizio@comcast.net / 617-438-0952 or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ward1dems/ or  follow them on Twitter @ward1demsEB.

Source: Press Release  Michael Sulprizio, 617-438-0952 or msulprizio@comcast.net

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 13: Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda for Monday March 13,2017
7pm at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club
565 Sumner street.

Agenda -

Police updates - Sgt, James Martin & Officer Danny Simons.

296-298 Marginal - Atty Diane Modica, demolition of an existing structure and construction of residential units with parking .    Vote

3 Lamson - Demolish structures and add multi unit with parking - Vote

Sail Boston - Discussing Tall Ships that are coming to Boston in June .

Harbor Keepers -  Magdalena

254-256 Everett street -  Mutli unit with parking .  Atty Richard Lynds - Vote

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 4: East Boston Democrats to elect delegates to state convention

Registered Democrats in East Boston will be holding a caucus at the Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border Street, on March 4th at 11:00am to elect twenty (20) delegates and four (4) alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. 

“People are excited about politics and want to make a difference. Our caucuses are a great opportunity for those who are interested to get involved,” commented Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Delegates will be voting on our Party Platform in Lowell, and we want to make sure that every Democrat has a voice. This is a time to come together and speak to our shared Democratic values.” 

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in East Boston, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Pre-registered Democrats who will be age 18 by Sept 11, 2018, the anticipated date of the primary, will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate. 

Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at their caucus or online at www.massdems.org 

For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Michael Sulprizio at Msulprizio@comcast.net / 617-438-0952 or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ward1dems/ or  follow them on Twitter @ward1demsEB.

Source: Michael Sulprizio, 617-438-0952 or msulprizio@comcast.net

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb. 23 Meeting: Friends of the East Boston Greenway with the EB Greenway Council

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Anna DeFronzo Center
395 Maverick Street, East Boston
Near the corner of Jeffries Street

AGENDA

1.  Introductions 

2.  Greenway Safety and Security Update 
Boston Police Dept. District A-7 Community Services Sergeant Martin and Officer Simons

3.  Greenway Flooding:  Galen’s proposal for elevated walkway; Galen was to discuss with Parks Dept.

4.  Greenway Extension to Belle Isle Marsh and Winthrop
Mark Warren
Gretchen Schneider Rabinkin

5.  New Business / Old Business

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS: All meetings on 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM

Upcoming meetings: 2017:
Feb. 23, 
Mar. 23, 
Apr, 27, 
May 25, 
June 22, 
July 27,       
Aug. 24, 
Sept. 28, 
Oct. 26, 
Nov. 16 (note change), 
Dec. TBD

Events at the East Boston Branch Library

Bhangra Dance for Teens and Adults
Join us for our Bhangra dance class Mondays, February 27 and March 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bhangra has traveled around the world in pop culture, films and even electronic music.  Learn how to do bhangra dance, the traditional dance of the Punjab region of India.  We’ll celebrate our last class with traditional Indian refreshments, and students may choose to have their final class dance filmed to take home. 

Learn to Knit!
Learn basic knitting techniques and make your own blanket, hat or headband.  Bring your own needles and yarn - materials will not be provided. Knitting takes place on Mondays, February  28 and March 6th from 6-8. For teens and adults. Stop by the library or email mkelly@bpl.org for a list of suggested projects and supplies. 

English Conversation Group
Join us for English language practice with fellow language learners on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. 

ESL Intermediate English Class
A weekly adult intermediate English class for people with some English experience.  Meets Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mid-Winter  Storytimes at the East Boston Branch Library
Sing Along:  A weekly half hour of everyone’s favorite songs which meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.(Runs Feb. 7th-March 28th)   For all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Family Storytime on Tuesdays at 11:15 - This weekly storytime for ages 1-5, accompanied by an adult features books, songs movement, and a craft.  Groups please register in advance. (Runs February 7th-March 28th)

Baby Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30- Join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, songs, and activities.  For children under 2, accompanied by an adult. Runs Feb. 8-March 29.

Homework Help
High school students help children in grades K – 8,Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. A Boston Public School teacher provides homework help on Mondays and Thursdays from
 4 – 6 p.m.No registration is necessary. 

Yu-Gi-Oh Club
Are you a child or a teen who enjoys Yu-Gi-Oh! cards? Join us for our weekly Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming sessions on Saturdays at 1 p.m. We ask that individuals come with their own set of cards to play.  No previous knowledge of the game is necessary. For ages 6 and up. 

“Pajama Party on February 21st at 4 p.m.
Enjoy a waffle bar and decorate your own pillowcase. Wear your pajamas! For all ages. Please bring a pair of new pajamas for babies, children, or teens to donate to our pajama drive.

School Vacation Movie
. Join us for our special School Vacation movie, Star Wars:The Force Awakens on Wednesday, February 22nd @ 1:00 pm!!!

All-Ages Snow Bunny Crafternoon
Crafters from ages 5 to 95 can come make a snow bunny to keep or give away on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:00-7:30 p.m.Sew and no-sew versions will be available to make participation easy for everyone.We will provide patterns, fabric (you are welcome to bring your own, too!), a sewing machine, and sundries. Young crafters must be accompanied by a parent to help with craft materials

The Pineapple Project
Please join us on Friday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. for the Pineapple Project, an original play about gender, creativity, and each child’s freedom to be who they are. “The Pineapple Project was born during a moment of play between actor Mal Malme and her  niece in which her niece said” Boys Can’t be Princesses.!” As a gender non-conforming person and theater artist, Mal couldn’t ignore this statement. This led Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt to create a theatre piece for children ages 3-8 to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jeffries Point Meeting: February 13

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association
Meeting agenda for Monday Feb. 13th 7pm
Jeffries Point Yacht Club
565 Sumner street.

Agenda -

  • Police - Sgt Martin , Officer Simmons
  • JPNA presentation on Slow Streets
  • Loftel Hotel - New owners meeting residents and give updates

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ward 1 Democratic Committee Meeting Rescheduled to January 26

The Ward 1 Democratic Committee has rescheduled the meeting previously scheduled for January 12th. The meeting is now scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017 to be held at 6:00pm at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron St., East Boston.

The ward committee will select a date for the caucus to elect delegates to attend the Democratic Convention. 

The convention will take place June 3, 2017 in Lowell. 

The Committee will also be joined by Senator Joe Boncore who will serve as the guest speaker for this meeting. 

All Democrats are welcome to attend the meeting. 

Questions? Contact Ward 1 chairman Michael Sulprizio at msulprizio@comcast.net. You can also follow the Ward Committee on Twitter @ward1demsEB or “Like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ward1dems/

Agenda 1/26/2017

1. calling the roll of members
2. reading the minutes of the previous meeting
3. report of the Treasurer
4. report of other officers and of committees or sub-committees
5. reading of communications
6. unfinished business - new business

  • Guest Speaker Senator Joseph Boncore
  • Set date for caucus 
  • Discuss vacancies 

7. comment period
8. adjournment

Saturday, January 21, 2017

"Love Here We Come" by East Boston's Dee Stiletto

Worth a spin! My friend Dee's got a great voice! Feel the passion!

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jan. 23: Gov Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:
  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects.
  • Is ‘Imagine Boston 2030’ climate ready? / New South Boston zoning proposals – Open Discussion
  • 114 Orleans St. (Rick’s Auto) - Proposal to erect a six-story, with setback, residential building, with 28 market-rate condominiums and 15 parking spaces located on the ground floor. (Article 80 Small Project Review Process) – Attorney Jeffrey Drago (3rd Presentation with project changes/ No vote to be taken)
MEETING DATE: Monday, January 23, 2017

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION - The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center situated at the end of Porter Street, just a 4-minute walk from the Embassy Suites Hotel.        

DRIVING – Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 26: 21st Annual Taste of Eastie

East Boston, MA (January 9, 2017) – East Boston Main Streets Proudly Presents the 21st Annual Taste of Eastie on Thursday, January 26th, 2017.

East Boston Main Streets invites the public to the 21st Annual Taste of Eastie at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Food and fun highlight this wonderful evening including raffles and auctions. 

Over 30 local food merchants will showcase their delicious cuisine, including tastes from South and Central America, the Mediterranean, China, the Middle East, and Italy. 

Tickets are $30.00 ($35.00 at the door) and can be purchased online at https://tasteofeastie2017.eventbrite.com or in person at MP&CO at 36 Maverick Sq. or the Main Streets office at 154 Maverick Street, as well as at the Maverick Market Cafe at 154 Maverick St.

For more details please contact EBMS at director@ebmainstreets.com or call 617-561-1044.




EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to create a more vibrant business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and do business in East Boston.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 18: Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association P&Z Agenda




Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association P & Z Agenda
Wednesday January 18, 2017 
at 7 p.m. 


Jeffries Point Yacht Club
565 Sumner street   

Agenda -

296-298 Marginal street - New development , multi unit . Att: Diane Modica

254-256 Everett street - New development ,  multi unit .   Atty Richard Lynds



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Feb. 2: 2017 Chamber Officers and Directors Installation Ceremony



2017 Chamber Officers and Directors Installation Ceremony 
Thursday February 2nd, 2017 
6pm – 9pm 
Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman Street, East Boston 
$40 per person 



Officers 
President: Albert “Buddy" Mangini, G2 Security 
1st Vice President: Jim Kearney, Boston Public Schools 
2nd Vice President: Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings 
3rd Vice President: Veronica Robles, VROCC 
Treasurer: Marita Palavicini, Vilma’s Boutique 
Secretary: Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 
Board Chairman: Marisa Di Pietro, Immediate Past President 

New Directors: 
Shirley Fabbo, Massport 
Maggie Lopez, First Class Hair Salon 
Adnai Mendez, East Boston Savings Bank 
Jose Torres, La Cancun Restaurant 
Continuing Directors: 
Vinny Qualtieri, NOAH 
Margaret Farmer, North Suffolk Mental Health 
Lila Kanj, First Priority Credit Union 
Alex Rhalimi, Viridian, Mass Energy 
Paul Scott, GoingClear Interactive 

Please purchase your tickets by January 30th. 
Please make your checks payable to the East Boston Chamber of Commerce 
Tickets may also be purchased through Eventbrite: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-chamber-officers-and-directors-installation-ceremony-tickets-
30878145364

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 12: Ward 1 Democratic Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017 to be held at 6:00 pm at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron St., East Boston.

The ward caucus will select a date for the caucus to elect delegates to attend the Democratic Convention. The convention will take place June 3, 2017 in Lowell. The Committee will also be joined by Senator Joseph Boncore who will serve as the guest speaker for this meeting. 

All Democrats are welcome to attend the meeting. 

Questions? Contact Ward 1 chairman Michael Sulprizio at msulprizio@comcast.net. You can also follow the Ward Committee on Twitter @ward1demsEB or “Like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ward1dems/

Agenda 1/12/2017

1. calling the roll of members
2. reading the minutes of the previous meeting
3. report of the Treasurer
4. report of other officers and of committees or sub-committees
5. reading of communications
6. unfinished business - new business
* Guest Speaker Senator Joseph Boncore
* Set date for caucus 
* Discuss vacancies 
7. comment period
8. adjournment

Source:  January 6,  2016  Contact: Michael Sulprizio, Ward Committee Chair, 617-438-0952, msulprizio@comcast.net

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dec. 2: Eastie's Elves Event


December 6: Kiwanis Christmas Party for Special Needs Members and Family

KIWANIS CLUB OF EAST BOSTON
PO Box 83
East Boston, MA 02128


E.B.A.R.C. Christmas Party 
Special Needs members & family


Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
6:00pm 
Spinelli’s East Boston


Cost: $25 
(Includes raffle ticket for many great items!) 


Please RSVP for dinner 
By Friday December 2nd, 2016

To: Marisa Di Pietro
617-650-3442
mdipietro#ebsoc.org

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 29: Jeffries Point Meeting with Boston Transportation Department

On November 29, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association will meet with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to discuss: 

  • - Traffic calming measures for Sumner St. from Orleans to Lamson 
  • - Adding "No Airport Access" to the 1A off-ramp from the Sumner Tunnel 

The meeting will take place at  6:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 250 Sumner Street.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Nov. 18: Salesian Boys & Girls Club 10th Annual Pasta Dinner

http://www.salesianclub.com


10th ANNUAL PASTA DINNER

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:00 Am. to 8:00 p.m.
Salesian Boys & Girls Club - 150 Byron Street, East Boston

$10.00 Donation

Food Provided by

Jeveli's Restaurant, Sammy Carlo's Delicatessen & Muffin Town

Join our Salesian Community for a Special Family Night!

Many Raffles Prizes!! - Great Gift Baskets!!

All proceeds to benefit programs for our kids.

For More Information Please Call 617-567-0863
www.salesianclub.com facebook.com/salesianclub

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th 2016 FROM 6 TO 8 PM

Please make checks payable to: Salesian Boys & Girls Club "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Salesian Boys 8, Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128 *www.salesianclub.com