Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 26: Gove Street Citizens Association Meets

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:
  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects
  • 157 Cottage St. – Proposal to increase living space by combining 1st floor with basement. – Brian Scagliola (3rd Appearance / Vote to be taken)
  • 10-16 Everett St. (Ani’s Auto Body) – Proposal to erect a five-story, residential building, with 20 market-rate condominium and 21 parking spaces located on the ground floor. (Article 80 Small Project Review Process) – Attorney Jeffrey Drago (3rd Appearance with proposed project changes / No vote to be taken)
  • 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 (1st Introductory Presentation / No vote to be taken)
MEETING DATE: Monday, September 26, 2016  

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting: August 29

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:
  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects.
  • 161 Cottage St. – Proposal to renovate the existing building, build a new addition at the rear of the building with new handicap access, and change occupancy from 8 to 9 residential units (Penthouse). – Attorney Richard Lynds (3rd Appearance / Vote to be taken)
  • 46 Geneva St. – Proposal to erect a 3 story, 3-family residential building, with a roof deck and head house. – Attorney Jeffrey Drago (3rd Appearance / Vote to be taken)
  • 157 Cottage St. – Proposal to increase living space by combining 1st floor with basement. – Brian Scagliola (2nd Appearance / No vote to be taken)
  • 10-16 Everett St. (Ani’s Auto Body) – Proposal to erect a five-story, residential building, with 20 market-rate condominium and 18-20 parking spaces, located on the ground floor. (Article 80 Small Project Review Process) – Attorney Jeffrey Drago (2nd Appearance / No vote to be taken)

MEETING DATE: Monday, August 29, 2016 
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.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Massport Awards Annual Rauseo Memorial Scholarship; EB resident awarded $5,000 for college

L-R: Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn, Stephen Morash (Donna’s brother), Carolyn Searles and Massport’s Director of Government and Community Affairs Jose Masso.

(BOSTON- August 11, 2016)  – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the recipient of the annual scholarship honoring the memory of longtime employee Donna Rauseo. The 2016 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship was awarded to East Boston resident Carolyn Searles.
 

“We are very pleased to award Carolyn with the Donna Rauseo Scholarship. She has shown a commitment to following in Donna’s footsteps with her community service and we wish her the best of luck. Her commitment to the community as a volunteer epitomizes what we were looking for when we established the scholarship in memory of our friend and colleague Donna Rauseo,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn.

The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a female student who resides in East Boston. Ms. Rauseo was a graduate of East Boston High School and for more than 20 years was the executive assistant to Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. when he served as Aviation Director of Logan Airport and later as CEO and Executive Director for Massport.
 

Searles is a graduate of Boston Latin School. In the past, she volunteered with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Elder Service Plan and currently volunteers at her church. In her essay, Searles credited her volunteer work because it, “shaped my perspective on being around different groups of people... Through my education I hope to learn about and discover more ways in which to positively influence and impact people’s lives.” Searles will be attending Gordon College and is considering studying social work.
 

“Carolyn was a wonderful asset to the day program. Carolyn had a humble attitude while engaging with this population and was willing to do whatever was asked of her as a volunteer,” said Pat Bellone, Recreation Therapist for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
 

To be considered for the Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship, students are required to have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and submit an essay of 1,000 words describing their career interests or how their community service has affected their outlook on life. Scholarship essays are judged by a committee made up of Massport employees and a representative of the Rauseo family. 

Students interested in applying for the 2017 scholarship should visit www.massport.com/scholarships for eligibility requirements.
 

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. For more information please visit massport.com.

Source: Massport Press Office

August 17: East Boston's Jeffries Point Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Meeting

The August Planning & Zoning Subcommittee Meeting will take place on 8/17 starting at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at EB Neighborhood Health Center, 250 Sumner Street, Room 108

Agenda will be as follows:

  •     7-13 Haynes Street – Erect multifamily dwelling – 2nd P&Z meeting
  •     10-16 Everett Street – (Ani’s Auto Body) – Proposal to erect a five-story, residential building, with 20 market-rate condominium and parking – 1st P&Z Meeting (also presented to Gove Street Civic Association in late July)
  •     214 Marginal – New construction on vacant lot – 2nd P&Z meeting

Source: JNPA

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

East Boston All-Star team wins Mayor's Cup



by John LaPlaca

Just a few short weeks ago, these 10 year old little league all-stars from East Boston were hardly taken serious enough to compete in the Mayor’s Cup Baseball Tournament. Their entry into the series came at the last minute, when one of the parents insisted they sign up… But that was a few weeks ago.

Today they are celebrating victory!

Their Cinderella story became real last Saturday afternoon when East Boston defeated the highly touted Parkway team, 4-3, to capture the entire Mayor’s Cup challenge. In fact, they finished the season as the only undefeated team in the city, winning most of their other games in overwhelming numbers:

vs. Savin Hill, 12-2
vs. Parkway II, 12-2
vs. South Boston, 9-7
vs. North End, 9-2
vs. Parkway, 4-3

Lead by manager Jason DaSilva and coaches Eldon Thomas, Nick Salerno, and Nick & Mike Mosca, the boys made it look easy.
Through regular and mandatory practice these caring East Boston parents/ coaches were able too keep these allstar players as sharp as they were during their regular season.
And the hard work paid off.

Behind the dazzling pitching of Jason DaSilva Jr, John Quinton, Jaden Marshall and Yonaxi Alcantara came some powerful and consistent hitting by players like Sal Vigliotta, Chris Testa, and Nick Mustacchio Jr. whose amazing performances were often complimented by the aggressive base running of Johanix Amparo.

“I have never seen a more dedicated and enthused group of young baseball players”, said Nick Mustacchio and his wife Lisa, who together, hosted a backyard barbecue and pool party for the boys last Sunday at their home.
“It was a real pleasure attending their games. These kids and their coaches deserve recognition for their time and proud representation of East Boston”.

Parents all agree.

The defensive, near perfect infield held together by catchers Ryan Thomas and Chase Whiteknact and quick shortstop plays by Ruben DeLeon was without flaw. Outfield cooperation by Stephen Smith and others left onlookers stunned.

The team went on to participate and compete in the recent Jimmy Fund Tournament, but was eliminated in a narrow defeat last weekend, ending a very spine-tingling summer.

Pictured from left to right
Front Row:
John Quinton, Sal Vigliotta, Chase Whiteknact, Christopher Testa, Stephen Smith, Nicholas Mustacchio Jr.
Back Row:
Coach Eldon Thomas, Jason DaSilva Jr., Ryan Thomas, Jaden Marshall, Johanix Amparo, Manager Jason DaSilva, Coach Nick Salerno
Missing from photo:
Yonaxi Alcantara, Ruben (Neal) DeLeon Jr., Coach Nick Mosca, Coach Mike Mosca

Photo by John LaPlaca (Contributing writer) can be reached at john@realtyVentures.biz
Phone 617.201.1800



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kiwanis Club to host author of "East Boston: Legendary Locals" on August 2



The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host guest speaker and East Boston native, Regina Marchi, Ph.D., at the Kiwanis meeting set for Tuesday, August 2, starting at 6 p.m. at Spinelli’s Function Hall, Day Square in East Boston. 

Dr. Marchi will discuss her book “Legendary Locals of East Boston” and take questions from the audience. She was born and raised in East Boston and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Students at Rutgers University in New Jersey. 

Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting. 

The public is invited to attend by contacting a Kiwanis Club member, including club President Mary Jane Barber at maryjane.barber23@gmail.com

Dinner is $20 per person, which includes a 50/50 raffle. 

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. 

The East Boston Kiwanis Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Spinelli’s in Day Square, East Boston. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Something to remember this July Fourth: The Battle of Noddle's Island, Hogg Island and Chelsea Creek

A historical thought on this July 4 from local historian Michael Laurano:


The Fourth of July is a good time to remember another great American misnomer - the oxymoronic term, the so called "Battle of Chelsea Creek" which in all truth was the "Battle of Noddle's Island, Hogg Island and Chelsea".

The series of skirmishes encompassed by that term which took place in late May of 1775 between the Americans and the British was never until the very late 19th century at the very earliest referred to even as the "Battle of Chelsea " nor until 1906 as the "Battle of Chelsea Creek". That was for good reasons. The bellicose actions took place on Noddle's Island (East Boston), Hogg (or Hog) Island (Orient Heights) and Chelsea (today's Beachmont, Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea), in 1775 Sales Farm, Rumney Marsh, Pullin Point and Winnisimmet.

Some of the fighting and the culmination by the burning of a British vessel, The Diana, certainly did place along the shores of the intervening waterway between present day East Boston and Chelsea now known as "Chelsea Creek". That body of water was not however known as "Chelsea Creek" in 1775 nor for a half century afterwards. The term "Chelsea Creek" name was affixed to "Chelsea Reach" in the 1830s by Gen William H. Sumner the principal behind the development into "East Boston" of once bucolic Noddle's Island, an oasis of culture and gracious civility in Boston Harbour burned and rendered barren by the bellicose events of 1775

"The designation "Chelsea Creek" appears on no legitimate contemporaneously drawn map of 1775 and nowhere else until the 1830s. No person actually at Noddle's, Island Hogg Island or Chelsea who participated in the fighting in 1775, American or British, left written recorded reference to the "Battle of Chelsea Creek". 1775 newspaper accounts of the skirmishes which sent an electrifying shock of courage throughout the rebellious American Colonies made reference only to the events "on Noddles Island", or "on Hogg (sometimes spelled "Hog") Island" or "at Chelsea" and never "Chelsea Creek" The American "rebels" who participated as belligerants there so recorded and 1775 British Admiralty records read the same as well.

That said, it is also true that on account of the determined efforts of some folk who have partisanly picked up on what was a mistake (one would like to think it was that, born only of ignorance and not deliberate) first made in 1906 by a New Hampshire magazine writer named Lamb have tenaciously promoted the "Battle of Chelsea Creek" mantra. Though that may be a rightful exercise in American free speech it is however still not the truth. Perhaps the erroneous term was first conceived in a spirit of compromise. In 20th century terms it would be an easy mistake perhaps to make.

In 1775 I shared in the same spirit of comprise at the BiCentennial celebration and referred to the "Battle of Noddle's Island and Chelsea Creek". However, given the 21st century internet's revolutionary access to early maps and documentation from and contemporaneous with 1775 to allow this transgression to continue unchallened would be only be to continue to give license to a wrong. A truthful and accurate account of American history deserves better.

Many recent writers while acknowledging the many indisputable facts of the matter still continue to repeat this grave misnaming error which flies in the face of accuracy and truth.

One such recent writer of American history while accurately attesting to the focus of these events as having happened on Noddle's Island judiciously says (the battle)..."has come to be called the Battle of Chelsea Creek". To that this writer would add with emphasis...The Battle of Noddle's Island, Hogg Island and Chelsea" vs. the "Battle of Chelsea Creek" is not over yet !

On this Fourth of July holiday of 2016 a salvo in this naming battle is issued in the form of the following threefold challenge to anyone who wishes to persist in promoting the misnamning error of the "Battle of Chelsea Creek":

First: Produce a legitimate map of from the 1775 era drawn prior to the 1830s designating the tidal waterway flowing between what is now East Boston and Chelsea as "Chelsea Creek".

Second: Produce a legitimate recorded account by any person who was actually there and participated in the skirmishes between the Americans and the British in 1775 that makes reference to "Chelsea Creek".

Third: Produce a legitimate 1775 newspaper account of the events that took place on Noddle's Island, Hogg Island and at Chelsea that made reference to "Chelsea Creek".

Happy Fourth of July to all.
    
Michael A. Laurano
malauran (at) aol.com

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gove Street Citizens Association to meet on Monday, June 27

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:
   

EDUCATION / PRESENTATION 
  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects.
  • 161 Cottage St. – Proposal to renovate the existing building, build a new addition at the rear of the building with new handicap access, and change occupancy from 8 to 9 residential units (Penthouse). – Attorney Richard Lynds (1st Appearance / No vote to be taken)
  • 46 Geneva St. – Proposal to erect a 3 story, 3-family residential building, with a roof deck and head house. – Attorney Jeff Drago (1st Appearance / No vote to be taken)
  • Presentation of the Mayor’s Imagine Boston 2030 Initiative to establish the first comprehensive citywide master plan in 50 years.
MEETING DATE: Monday, June 27, 2016 
 

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 

LOCATION - The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way.                                                                                                                          

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

WALKING - Situated at the end of Porter Street, just a 4-minute walk from the Embassy Suites Hotel. 
 

Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month except for Holidays.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Events this month at the East Boston Library

Big Joe the Storyteller on Tuesday, June 14th at 4 p.m.
Big Joe the Storyteller has stories that will delight and amaze his audience.  Some stories are classics that are very familiar, some stories have never been heard, and some were written by Big Joe himself.  No matter what type of stories Big Joe tells, they all have one thing in common; they are fun and exciting.  Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Author Lecture:
Join biologist Nathan H. Lents on Thursday, June 16th at 6 p.m. for a discussion of his book, Not So Different:  Finding  Human Nature in Animals.  Through a mix of colorful reporting and rigorous scientific research, Lents describes the exciting strides scientists have made in decoding animal behavior.  Whether Lents is discussing love, grief, greed or envy, he provides ample evidence that animals have a rich inner life. Following the lecture, Prof. Lents will sign books.  A limited number are available for purchase on-site.



Facebook Workshop:
Join us for Intro to Facebook on Friday, June 17th at 10:00 am. We will go over all of the ins & outs of how to get the most out of your experience on the world's most popular social network. For more information, call (617)569-0271.

Irish Music Concert:
Join us on Saturday, June 18th at 3 p.m. for an hour of Irish folk music performed by Boston’s Erin Og.  The band’s repertoire includes songs of Ireland’s 800 years of oppression as well as a wide range of Irish folk music.



Movie Showing:
The Student Immigrant Movement is presenting Indivisible:  Love Knows No Borders at the East Boston Branch Library on Monday, June 20th at 6 p.m. This documentary is about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.

Teen Book Discussion and Movie:  The Hobbit
Join us as we discuss J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel on Tuesday, June 21 @ 2:30 pm. We will view the film on the next day, June 22nd, @ 2:30 pm. Refreshments will be served with the film on the 22nd. Copies of the book are available for checkout now at the library.


Matt Heaton Concert:
Matt  Heaton joins us for a rollicking children’s concert on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m. .  Mr. Heaton’s  music mixes surf, Amerian roots and Irish traditional.  It is delivered with a sense of humor, and is fun for both kids and adults.  For ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.

Matt Heaton

USCIS Immigration Information Session:
Saturday, June 25th  from 9-1.
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will be at the branch to answer questions on immigration issues including eligibility requirements; filing procedures; finding knowledgeable, low-cost and safe legal advice and how to avoid scams. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, BPL and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.


A night with the musicians: June 18


Fun! All for Columbus Day Parade: Disco Diva Night June 25

Friday, June 3, 2016

This just in: Ward 1 Democratic Committee Announcements; May 26 wrap-up

A meeting of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee was held on  Thursday, May 26, 2016  at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club. The committee was joined by guest speakers Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. They both provided the committee with legislative updates and discussed ways the committee can be more involved. The dialogue was very informative and productive.

The Ward Committee also took action on several items that included: establishing a process to fill  vacant seat on the committee, host a BBQ sponsored by  Representative Madaro, Councilor LaMattina and Senator Boncore, and took a vote to consider endorsing Democratic candidates for state and county offices appearing on the state primary ballot in September.

The Committee voted to consider endorsing democratic candidates seeking state and county offices in the September primary. An endorsement meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston. All Democrats are welcome to attend the endorsement meeting, but only current Ward committee members can vote on the endorsements. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of committee members present is required in order for a candidate to receive the committee’s endorsement. All Democratic Candidates will be invited and each candidate will  be  allowed to make a  five (5) minute presentation and five (5) minutes to answer questions from Ward committee members.

The BBQ being hosted by the Committee sponsored by Representative Madaro, Councilor LaMattina and Senator Boncore will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 2pm-5pm at the home of Representative Madaro, 140 White Street, East Boston.

A $25 donation to the Ward Committee is suggested. Checks can be made payable to: Ward 1 Democratic Committee. Democratic Candidates for state & county office will be invited as well as State Democratic Party Officials.

In order to fill a vacant seat on the Committee, the committee members would like to request resumes and a statement of interest. The statement of interest should be at least a paragraph in length, but no more the one (1) page. The statement of interest should explain why the applicant would like to serve on the Ward Committee. Resumes and statements of interest can be emailed to bosward1dems@gmail.com.

The deadline to submit these documents is June 30th. The Committee will then decide which candidates to invite to meet with the Committee. Following the in person meeting the committee will vote to elect a new member to fill the vacancy.

Again, all Democrats are welcome to attend. However, only current members of the ward committee will be eligible to vote.

Questions? Contact Ward 1 Chairman Michael Sulprizio at bosward1dems@gmail.com.  You can also follow the Ward Committee on Twitter @ward1demsEB or “Like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ward1dems/




Source: Michael Sulprizio 6/3/2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

June 21: Kiwanis Club holds interclub with guest speaker Robert Lewis

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will hold their Divisional Interclub on Tuesday June 21st, 2016 at Spinelli’s, 282 Bennington Street, East Boston at 6:00pm. 

The cost is $25/per person ($250 for a table of 10)

Guest Speaker: Robert Lewis, Jr.  Founder + President, the BASE
 

Please RSVP by June 16th to Marisa at mdipietro@ebsoc.org or call 617-650-3442.

Details:

Guest Speaker: Robert Lewis, Jr.  Founder + President, the BASE

Robert Lewis, Jr. is a nationally recognized thought leader, public speaker and passionate advocate for urban youth, known as a bridge-builder and catalyst for collaboration between diverse business, civic and public sectors. A 2015 Boston Magazine cover story listed Robert among the city's 50 Most Powerful Leaders, calling him "a tireless advocate for inner-city kids."  Robert was born and raised in East Boston.



Robert Lewis, Founder and President, The BASE

Robert’s impressive career trajectory has included important roles such as Executive Director of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, President and Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Senior Vice President of City Year’s national operations and Executive Director of City Year Boston, and Vice President for Program at the Boston Foundation where he directed the distribution of $16 million+ in discretionary grants.

Please RSVP  by June 16th to
Marisa Di Pietro
mdipietro@ebsoc.org
 Or call 617-650-3442

“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.”

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Massport Approves $15.8 Million for Runway Rehabilitation Project will resurface Runway 4L/22R and recycle old asphalt

BOSTON (May 26, 2016) – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board today voted to approve a $15.8 million budget repave Runway 4L-22R, as well as install centerline lights along the runway for enhanced pilot guidance. The goal of the project is to improve surface condition and drainage characteristics.

When work begins later this year, the 7,864 foot long runway will be repaved with warm mix asphalt. Runway 4L-22R is 150 feet wide.

Logan was the first US airport to use warm mix asphalt on airfield projects. The so-called “green asphalt” is heated to about 75 degrees lower than traditional asphalt and uses about 20 percent less fuel, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and uses recycled asphalt in its manufacture. All pavement removed from the runway will be transported and recycled offsite for use on a future project.

The rehabilitation project is estimated to generate approximately 61 direct, 36 indirect, and 79 induced FTE positions over the course of 12 months for a total of 179 FTE employees.

“Safety and security are the top priorities for Massport,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “We want to maintain our facilities to ensure the safety everyone who uses them. This project will help keep Logan Airport in great shape.”

The project is set to begin in September and last for 30 days. During that period, the runway will be closed, so flight delays are possible, depending on wind conditions and the runway configuration in use by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Boston Logan, 30 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and 15 minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 76 domestic and 53 international destinations and in 2015 handled 33.4 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public transit lines.  The airport generates $13 billion in total economic impact each year.

You can find us on Facebook at facebook.com/bostonlogan and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/bostonlogan.

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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 31: Gove St. Citizens Association meets; Agenda

GOVE STREET CITIZENS ASSOCIATION
The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:

EDUCATION / PRESENTATION
* Update on current status of GSCA area projects.
* 175 Gove St. - Proposal for a 9 Condo Unit Residential Dwelling with 7 interior parking spaces. (3rd Appearance / Vote to be taken) – Attorney Jeffrey Drago
* Presentation by opponents of a proposed Eversource Electric substation on Eagle Street in East Boston. – Attorney Donato Berardi
* Presentation by City of Boston sponsored Renew Boston program designed to help tenants and homeowners save money by saving energy.  – Kit Carroll

MEETING DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION - The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way.                                                                                        
DRIVING – Free event parking available in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.                                                                                                            

WALKING - Situated at the end of Porter Street, just a 4-minute walk from the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month except for Holidays.

Lecture May 27: "Grounding the Narrative of the 1775 Battle of Chelsea Creek".


May 26: Greenway ribbon cutting

Please join Mayor Walsh, local elected officials, Massport, state partners and community representatives for the East Boston Greenway ribbon cutting.
               
What:
The completion of the Narrow Gauge link project represents the final portion of the East Boston Greenway, which will join the East Boston Greenway Connector that Massport completed in 2014 with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Constitution Beach. Now that this segment is completed, it is possible for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel from Boston Harbor, through Bremen Street Park and the new East Boston Library, to Wood Island Marsh, and finally to Constitution Beach with only two roadway crossings.

When:
Thursday, May 26th at 12:45 p.m.

Where:
East Boston Greenway, Constitution Beach


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Conexions 20th Anniversary Event: June 16

On June 16th 2016 at 6p.m. on Waterside Way, East Boston, North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) will host an event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Conexions Evening, the successful substance misuse program that has saved more than 2,000 lives since its founding in 1996.

Conexions is North Suffolk Mental Health Association’s intensive outpatient addiction use program.  It uses group and individual therapy to help individuals maintain sobriety. Treatment options include medication assistance to block the effects of opioid drugs. 
 

This “refreshing evening” represents the first community fundraiser North Suffolk has hosted in 5 years, and will be held at one of the most spectacular locations in East Boston: Waterside Way. The outdoor venue will open at 6 PM on June 16th. Live music, outdoor games, ample selection of hors d’oeuvres, refreshing drinks and a breathtaking view will entertain guests while interacting and chilling out on a summer evening.

Tickets can be purchased at www.northsuffolk.org and are $35, sponsorship opportunities are also available. Tickets sold will help North Suffolk Mental Health Association maintain the Conexions program. 


Waterfront Way is located at the end of Lewis Wharf, near Maverick Square and offers free on-street parking.

http://www.northsuffolk.edu

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

June 7: EB Museum & Historical Society Launches Speaker Event: Master Storyteller John Christoforo of the Post Gazette to speak

(EAST BOSTON May 12, 2016)--The organizers of the East Boston Museum & Historical Society will launch a Speaker Series from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Maverick Meeting House, 31 Liverpool Street, East Boston.

A master storyteller, Christoforo captives audiences weekly throughout the United States with his column, Nanna & Babbononno, which depicts the trials and tribulations of four generations of his family in the United States.

Christoforo will take you on a journey back in time to East Boston in the 1940s and 50s. He will share childhood stories that all ages and backgrounds will enjoy. It is a time of mom and pop stores, the Gem and Seville Theatres, Lombardo’s meat market, Gertie's Lunch, Sabo’s Men’s Store, Fine’s Men’s Shop, the 5 and 10, Goldenberg’s Department Store, Manny’s Men’s Store, John Sava's Market, Benbrock Pharmacy, and so much more!


The event is free and is open to the public.

Establishing a museum that celebrates the rich and diverse history of East Boston has been a dream for residents for years. East Boston’s historical significance ranges from its days as home to master shipbuilder Donald McKay, who built some of the world’s fastest clipper ships to its status as the second-busiest port of entry for immigrants.

While the board of the East Boston Museum project searches for a permanent location, it is looking at several temporary options. However, events such as the Guest Speaker Series allows visitors to see the museum’s potential.

For more information contact:
Theresa Malionek
617-784-9298
board@eastbostonmuseum.org
www.eastbostonmuseum.org