Monday, April 14, 2014

Forum with Councilor Michelle Wu in East Boston Postponed

BOSTON, MA  (April 14, 2014) – Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the Forum with Councilor Michelle Wu, originally scheduled for April 28 at the East Boston Public Library, will have to be postponed.  No new date has been identified as of yet.  East Boston Main Streets is working with the councilor’s office to identify a new date very soon.  “We are sorry to have to reschedule the councilor,” says Max Gruner, Executive Director of East Boston Main Streets, “but we are absolutely committed to getting councilor Wu to East Boston very soon to have an opportunity to talk to our small and micro business community.”

For more details or questions please call Max Gruner, Executive Director of East Boston Main Streets at 617-561-1044.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

National Health- Of Queues And Cures 1978 ( Full Album).wmv - YouTube

One of my favorite progressive bands. National Health. Give this one a listen.

Monday, April 7, 2014

East Boston - Malden Youth Hockey Season Round-up

Faster than you can say Rocket Richard, the 2013-2014 Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey season has come to a close. A great year of hockey for all players, coaches and families comes to an end. 

MITES (4-8 Years Old)

Valley League Champions!

Malden/East Boston 3, Methuen 2
Valley Rink, Haverhill MA

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)

Valley League Champions!

Semi-Finals

Malden/East Boston 5, Dedham 1
O’Brien Rink, Woburn MA

Division Finals

Malden/East Boston 6, Stoneham 1
Breakaway Ice Center, Tewksbury MA

Cross-League Finals

Malden/East Boston 7, Reading 2
Breakaway Ice Center, Tewksbury MA

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)

Defeated in the Quarterfinal round.

Malden/East Boston 3, Lexington/Bedford 9
The Edge, Bedford MA

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)

Defeated in the Championship round.

Semi-Finals

Malden/East Boston 4, SMS 2
Valley Rink, Malden MA

Division Finals

Malden/East Boston 0, Belmont 2
Valley Rink, Malden MA

BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)

Defeated in the Championship round.

Semi-Finals

Malden/East Boston 3, Reading 1
O’Brien Rink, Woburn MA

Division Finals

Malden/East Boston 1, Methuen 3
Valley Rink, Lawrence MA

MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)

Valley League Champions!

Semi-Finals

Malden/East Boston 3, Woburn 1
O’Brien Rink, Woburn MA

Division Finals

Malden/East Boston 3, Shrewsbury 2
Valley Rink, Lawrence MA


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II: Legislation strengthens 2012 VALOR Act and enhances commitment to Commonwealth’s veterans

Source: Office of State Representative Carlo Basile

(BOSTON) – Representative Basile joined his colleagues in the Legislature to pass the VALOR Act II which builds upon existing legislation to expand opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families.

The legislation provides increased property tax relief and enhances employment, educational and healthcare support services. It creates a home modification program to help injured veterans stay in their homes and function independently, and authorizes the Secretary of Veterans’ Services to establish enhanced training and certification for veterans’ benefits and services officers.

“This legislation sends a message to our veterans that we appreciate their bravery, sacrifice and service,” House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said. “Most importantly, it aids those who have supported America during some of the country’s most difficult times by providing resources to help them build a bright future. I’m incredibly proud that Massachusetts leads the nation in aiding veterans and military personnel and I believe this bill furthers that commitment.”

“Massachusetts has long led the nation in recognizing and providing for our veterans, and I am proud that this bill will further these efforts,” Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said. “By working to expand benefits and services for veterans, we remind our men and women in uniform that their sacrifice does not go unnoticed and that the Legislature will continue to support them both abroad and at home.”

“Thanks to my colleagues in the House, the Senate and on the Committee of Veterans and Federal Affairs, today, with the passage of the VALOR Act II, we as a legislature have done more for our veterans and their families over the past few years than at any other period in last quarter century,”

Representative Carlo Basile, Chairman of the Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs (D-East Boston) said. “I am very proud of the process we have undergone to craft this bill. This legislation allows us to do our small part in helping those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our families and our way of life. The VALOR Act II is our way to honor veterans, the bravest men and women of the Commonwealth, and offer them in some small manner, our sign of appreciation.”
 

 “This bill expands on Valor Act I to provide benefits and services to our veterans, service members and their families,” said Senator Michael F. Rush (D-West Roxbury), Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs. “This legislature has enacted more meaningful services for our veterans’ community in the past few years than any other legislature in the country.   Our commitment to our veterans and their families has kept Massachusetts at the forefront in providing for those who serve.”
 

“Supporting our military should not end when service members return home from deployment,” said Senator Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre), Chair of Senate Ways and Means. “With a high unemployment rate among veterans, this bill will establish more training programs and career opportunities for those who have already sacrificed so much for our country.”
 

“This bill reaffirms our state’s commitment to all those who have worn the uniform,” said Mike Sweeney, Legislative Chair for the Massachusetts Veterans’ Service Officers Association. “We owe it to veterans and their families to not only maintain but strengthen these critical services at the local level. The VALOR Act II does this by providing enhanced training for our veterans agents and ensuring that every Massachusetts veteran can go into a city hall and find a knowledgeable veterans agent.”
The bill also includes the below provisions:

  • Allows students currently enrolled in college, who are called to active duty, to either complete their coursework without penalty following duty, or to withdraw and receive a tuition refund;
  • Increases penalties for disturbing military funerals or services;
  • Enacts provisions to guard against charity fraud;
  • Requires the Division of Professional Licensure to waive the initial application or certification fee for licensure for any veteran;
  • Establishes a post-deployment council to make recommendations and study mental health issues to support military members transitioning to civilian life after deployment;
  • Requires the Department of Public Health to issue guidance to acute hospitals and ambulance service providers to ensure the identification of veterans in emergency settings.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Malden/East Boston Mites Skate to Valley League Championship, March 23, 2014

(HAVERHILL VALLEY FORUM) The Malden/East Boston Mites skated to a 3-2 overtime victory over Methuen in the Valley Championship. MEB spotted Methuen the first two goals before mounting a great come from behind victory. Jake Simpson had the first two goals with an assist to John Summers. Chris Cecca sent the boys home happy with a beautiful wrist shot 2 minutes into overtime that beat the Methuen goalie and sent the MEB skaters, coaches, and family members into a frenzy. Chris Hanifan was spectacular in net making 20 saves and helped shut down Methuen for the final two periods and overtime. The tone of the game changed on a Jonathan Monge checking penalty that seemed to send a message to Methuen that MEB should not be fooled with on this day. A strong defensive effort by Will Fosdick, Cristian Monge, Ryan Thomas, and Summers kept the Methuen forwards back. The backchecking and pressure of Anthony Messina, Ryan Jones, Joe Hurley, Lukas Deguire, and Chad Robertson kept Methuen on their toes all game.  The Mites were coached by Jon Fosdick, Bill Hanifan, Joe Hurley, and Tom Robertson. – Bill Hanifan.



      

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for last regular week of the season.

Playoff schedules are being calculated. It’s Go-Time.

MITE K (5-8 Years Old)

Mites are Valley League American - AAA Champions with a record of 6-2-2 in the modified American Development Model cross-ice format.

Malden/East Boston 3, Methuen 2
Valley Rink, Haverhill MA

Mites skated to an overtime victory in the Valley championship. Jake Simpson had the first two goals and Chris Cecca got the game winner in overtime. Chris Hanifan was great in net making 20 saves and helped shut down Methuen for the final two periods and overtime.

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)
   
Squirts took 3rd in the South National – AA regular season standings with a record of 17-9-1.

Malden/East Boston 6, Dedham 8
O’Brien Rink, Woburn MA

Malden/East Boston 6, Waltham 2
Valley Rink, Malden MA

Someone owes Brendan Curtis a couple of new hats as he scores 6 goals to help defeat Waltham. Assists went to Mathew Goggin, Nick LaConte, and Sean Horkan.

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)


Peewees ended the regular season 4-16-3 in the American – AA division.

Malden/East Boston 2, Lexington/Bedford 10
Valley Rink, Malden MA

Down 0-2 at the end of the 1st period, Marc Giordano put the Mustangs on the board with help from Ryan Gray and Branden Hurtado. At the hallway point in the 3rd period Giordano made it a game to get MEB within 3 goals but the Peewees couldn’t hold on.

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)

2nd overall in regular season in the South National – AA division going 21-5-1.
       
Malden/East Boston 2, Reading 0
Valley Rink, Malden MA

BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)

2nd overall in regular season in the Elite National division going 17-9-0.

Malden/East Boston 1, Methuen 3
Ranger Rink, Metheun MA

MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)

1st in the Tier 1 North – Full regular season with a record of 13-3-2.   
   
Malden/East Boston 4, Jr. Crusaders 2
Chelmsford Forum, Chelmsford MA
   
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Monday, March 24, 2014

East Boston Main Streets hires Michelle Brown-Droese as Director of the Small Business Institute


BOSTON, MA  (March 24, 2014) – East Boston Main Streets has hired Michelle Brown-Droese, MBA, as the Director of the Small Business Institute in East Boston.  Michelle is the founder of Surpass Business Alliance, a company dedicated to the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Michelle is a graduate of the Simmons College School of Management where she obtained her MBA with a concentration in Marketing. 

With over 20 years of experience consulting for a variety of businesses, including health care, non-profits, restaurants, state agencies, artist groups, landscapers and more, Michelle is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed.  Michelle is very active in her community where she has mentored young Latina women for over 17 years.  "We feel incredibly fortunate to have someone of Michelle’s caliber join our team at East Boston Main Streets," says Max Gruner, Executive Director of EBMS.

Michelle will be taking the lead on launching the East Boston Small Business Institute generously supported by Citizens Bank and the Boston Main Streets Foundation.  "The Small Business Institute will allow us to offer to our local micro-business community a year-long curriculum of classes that will be immediately relevant to the small business entrepreneur” explains Michelle.  'These classes will be delivered locally and in a manner that is culturally appropriate and in a language best commensurate with the needs of the first cohort of students," she continues.


"It is always an exciting time when you can launch a brand new initiative that truly has the potential of positively impacting the lives of the folks who own small businesses in Eastie and that might very well be replicable and scalable throughout Boston," explains Max Gruner.  


The Small Business Institute is currently recruiting students for the inaugural cohort and classes will commence in April, 2014.

Anybody interested in this program should contact Michelle Brown-Droese at michellebrown-droese@ebmainstreets.com.
 

For more details or questions please call Max Gruner, Executive Director of East Boston Main Streets at 617-561-1044.

EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Our 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.

Source: Max Gruner, East Boston Main Streets 3/24/2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

East Boston Malden Youth Hockey Week 23 Wrap up


Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 23 of the regular season. Playoffs are right around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form.

MITE K (5-8 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 8, Amesbury 2    
Valley Forum, Lawrence MA

In the Playoff quarter finals Chris Cecca led the team with the hat trick and an assist. Will Fosdick, Ryan Thomas (game winner), Jake Simpson, Ryan Jones, and John Summers also scored. Chad Robertson had 2 assists and Cristian Monge had 1. Chris Hanifan turned away a dozen shots, including a penalty shot in the 1st period.

Malden/East Boston 8, Peabody 3
Valley Forum, Lawrence MA

In the Playoff semi-finals, MEB trailed 3-0 early in the 2nd period before exploding for 8 straight goals!. Jake Simpson was unbelievable scoring the first 7 goals for MEB. Lukas Deguire added the other. Chris Cecca had 2 assists and Anthony Messina had 1. The defense of Will Fosdick, Ryan Thomas, Cristian Monge, and John Summers helped shut down the Peabody attack for the last two periods. Chris Hanifan slammed the door shut turning away 14 shots in net. The Mites play Sunday in the championship game.

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 3, Newton 2
Valley Forum, Malden MA

Nick Summers got MEB on the board, assisted by Brendan Curtis ½ way through the 1st period. Sean Horkan got a goal assisted by Curtis. Newton got one back seconds later to end the 1st period. The 2nd period Curtis get one of his own assited by Horkan. Newton fought through the 3rd and got on the board to make it 3-2 and that's where it ended up.

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 2, Wilmington 4
Valley Forum, Haverhill MA

Marc Giordano put MEB on the wall 1/2 way through the 1st. Wilmington came back with 2 minutes left in the 1st to tie it up. Middle of the 2nd saw Anthony Bocchino get fed by Giordano and found the back of the net. Wilmington got 3 in the 3rd priod including an empty netter. Kevin Ivany was solid in net despite the loss.

Malden/East Boston 4, Natick 1
Valley Forum, Malden MA

Ryan Gray lit the lamp for MEB in the 1st. Marc Giordano potted one in the 2nd. Natick got their only goal in the 2nd on a deflection and a quick stick. MEB found themselves with a 5-on-3 advantage for a minute and ½ and John Bernbaum took advantage sniping one in. Gray capped it with one more goal on a feed from Giordano. Strong netminding by Anthony Bocchino for the W.

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 3, Arlington 1
Valley Forum, Malden MA

BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 8, Reading 1
Valley Forum, Haverhill MA

MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 6, Shrewsbury 1
Valley Forum, Lawrence MA
   
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

‘City of Neighborhoods’ Exhibition Opens at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Exhibition tells the story of a “new” Boston 


BOSTON – March 12, 2014 – The exhibition City of Neighborhoods: The Changing Face of Boston opens at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, March 22, with an open house, tours, and activities for families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition examines the changing landscape of Boston’s neighborhoods; which, during the last decade, have become younger and more ethnically and racially diverse.

"City of Neighborhoods celebrates the diversity of the City and the traditions that are reflective of both Boston’s great history and those that are unique to each neighborhood," said Evan Thornberry, co-curator. "The exhibition explores not only the people, but the institutions in each community that grow and support the cultural identities of people from around the world who now call Boston their home."

The opening of the exhibition features activities for children ages 2-12 and include coloring, geography games and crafts, and story time, all to be held in the Boston Room and the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square. Boston-based band Cruzamante will perform Cape Verdean-inspired music and then lead a show and tell of their instruments and musical style. Guided tours of the exhibition take place at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.

The 45 photos, objects, and maps, many of which are based on recent census data, show where newer immigrant groups have settled and how the streets and features of a neighborhood reflect who live and work there. Today, more than 18,000 Bostonians were born in China, and nearly 9% of Boston’s total population is of Asian descent. Modern Central Square in East Boston is home to restaurants and businesses that illustrate the dynamic mix of cultures and the fact that East Boston’s population is almost 50% foreign-born, the highest percentage of all Boston’s neighborhoods. Those with Dominican Republic heritage make up the largest foreign-born group in Boston, with the largest communities in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester.

The maps and research featured in the exhibition include the Map Center’s historic map collection and items provided by Boston Redevelopment Authority, Research Division, Office of Digital Cartography and GIS, and the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians. Exhibition translations are available in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Chinese. The exhibition is curated by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center’s Michelle LeBlanc, Director of Education, and Evan Thornberry, Cartographic Reference Librarian. The exhibition runs through August 22, 2014, in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center inside the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

The Leventhal Map Center is open Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1– 5 p.m.

About the NORMAN B. LEVENTHAL MAP CENTER AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is ranked among the top 10 map centers in the United States for the size of its collection, the significance of its historic (pre-1900) material, and its advanced digitization program. It is unique among the major collections because it also combines these features with exceptional educational and teacher training programs to advance geographic literacy among students in grades K-12 and enhance the teaching of subjects from history to mathematics to language arts. The collection is also the second largest in the country located in a public library, ensuring unlimited access to these invaluable resources for scholars, educators, and the general public. The Leventhal Map Center, created in 2004, is a nonprofit organization established as a public-private partnership between the Boston Public Library and philanthropist Norman Leventhal. Its mission is to use the Boston Public Library’s permanent collection of 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases and a select group of rare maps collected by Mr. Leventhal for the enjoyment and education of all through exhibitions, educational programs, and a website that includes thousands of digitized maps at maps.bpl.org. The map collection is global in scope, dating from the 15th century to the present, with a particular strength in maps and atlases of Boston, Massachusetts, and New England.

http://maps.bpl.org/download?image=06_01_003889&full=0

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for Week 21

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 21 of the regular season. It’s a frantic time of year where make-up games pile on top of the end of the regular season. Playoffs are right around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form.

MITE K (5-8 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 3, Concord Carlisle 5
The Edge, Bedford MA

Jake Simpson had 2 goals, Chad Robertson 1 goal, and John Summers picked up an assist. Chris Hanifan kept the game close making 12 saves.

Malden/East Boston 6, Concord Carlisle 2
Valley Rink, Malden MA

The Mites were back in action on Sunday defending the Malden rink with a 6-2 victory over the same team that had beaten them 24 hours earlier. Jake Simpson had 4 goals, Chad Robertson had a goal, and Will Fosdick picked up the last goal. The defensive corps of Fosdick, Cristian Monge, John Summers, Ryan Thomas, Chris Cecca, and Lukas Deguire kept the puck out of the MEB end of the ice for most of the game.

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 7, Natick 5
Valley Rink, Malden MA

Malden/East Boston 6, Newton 4
Cronin Arena, Revere MA

Malden/East Boston 6, Stoneham 0
Allied Rink, Everett MA

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 2, Masco 7
Ranger Rink, Methuen MA

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 4, Lynn 1
Valley Rink, Malden MA
 
Malden/East Boston 6, Arlington 1
Valley Rink, Malden MA
   
MIDGET (15-18 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 6, Arlington 1
Valley Rink, Malden MA

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Malden East Boston Youth Hockey Week 20

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey attended the Central Mass Winter Classic over the weekend and it was a great time. The Bantam AA team skated to a tournament championship!

Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form.


MITE S (5-8 Years Old)

NESC Marlborough, MA

Malden/East Boston 0 Cyclones1 6
Malden/East Boston 1 Cyclones2 7
Malden/East Boston 0 Wilmington     6

MITE K (5-8 Years Old)

NESC Marlborough, MA

Malden/East Boston 7 South Shore Eagles 2

Jake Simpson had 4 goals, Chris Cecca had 2 goals, and Ryan Jones had 1 goal. Lukas Deguire had 3 assists, Cristian Monge had 2 assists, Joe Hurley and Ryan Thomas had an assist apiece. Great defensive effort by Will Fosdick and excellent goaltending by Chris Hanifan.

Malden/East Boston 5 Wilmington 2

Chris Cecca stayed hot scoring 3 goals, Jake Simpson had 2 goals and an assist, with Anthony Messina adding an assist. Chris Hanifan played well in goal stopping a dozen shots.

Malden/East Boston 0 Ludlow Wildcats 6

The Mites kept the game close holding Ludlow scoreless for the first period and a half. Strong defense by Will Fosdick, Jake Simpson, and Cristian Monge.  

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)


NESC Marlborough, MA

Malden/East Boston 1 NJ JR Titans   1
Malden/East Boston 5 Holy Name Stars 6
Malden/East Boston 8 WYHA Jr. Bombers 5

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)



NESC Marlborough, MA

Malden/East Boston 4 Wilmington 3
Malden/East Boston 0 Burlington 6
Malden/East Boston 2 Coastal Stars 4

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)



NESC Marlborough, MA

Malden/East Boston 6 Coyotes2 0
Malden/East Boston 6 Norwood Nuggets 2
Malden/East Boston 7 LBYH Bantam C 1

Malden/East Boston 4 Coyotes 1

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!

BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)

NESC Marlborough, MA

Malden/East Boston 6 WHK Hawks 0
Malden/East Boston 5 South Shore Eagles 1
Malden/East Boston 0 Wonderland Wizards 2

Malden/East Boston 1 Wonderland Wizards 2

The Bantam AAA’s were defeated in Double Overtime

TOURNAMENT RUNNER UPS!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Land Use Council accepting grant applications for 2014 Leonard Florence Fund

The East Boston Land Use Council is proud to announce that we are accepting grant applications for the Leonard Florence grant program and the East Boston Bulgroup Properties Tuition Grant Program!

Due to the huge demand, it is important that you send ALL documents needed, or the request will be DENIED!
                                              
Each year we get a check for $20,000.00 dollars from The Leonard Florence / Bulgroup Properties Trust Fund.

ALL $20,000.00 is given to E.B. Residents .

The East Boston Land Use Council is FORBIDDEN from taking a single penny from this Trust. 


In fact LUC pays for the paper, envelopes, postage etc. from its  Petty Cash Fund.

We are giving out 10 - $500.00 Dollar “Tuition Grants”, and 15 - $1000.00 “Regular Grants”

** THE DEADLINE TO FILE AN APPLICATION IS THURSDAY APRIL,3RD,2014 **

Here are the Rules to Apply for a Grant:

1-You just send a one page letter telling us what you need the Grant for, along with ALl of the Required documentation listed below.
2-You Must provide proof you are an East Boston Resident (Drivers License ,Mass I.D.).
3-You Must provide the exact name, and address of the Vendor, such as your school, bus company, restaurant, that you are getting the Goods, or Services from.

WE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS DIRECTLY TO THE VENDOR, NOT YOU!

4-You Must send us a Daytime phone number (I do not accept Private / Unknown calls) Please dial *82 on your House #, or Release your cell phones Caller I.D..

5-These funds cannot Subsidize any City, State, or Federal program.

5a-Events, or Groups that sponsor the selling, promoting of, or giving away of Alcoholic Beverages is NOT eligible for a Grant.

Please mail your requests for a Grant to the following address:

John W.Chefro
President E.B.L.U.C.
2 Neptune Road Suite 352
East Boston, Ma.02128

If you have any questions :E-Mail Us eblandusecouncil@aol.com  
No Hand or Fax Deliveries are allowed!
Thank You and God Bless All !

Source: EBLUC

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Town Meeting about street safety for East Boston

This just in: 
In the wake of the multiple assaults in our community, concerned residents of East Boston have called a town meeting to discuss the recent assaults, ways to make a safer community, actions by elected and our police and to answer any questions that residents may have.
 

Please come this Thursday, March 6, 7:00 at East Boston High School, We look forward to your presence at such a difficult time in our community and look forward to your support in healing our community. Translation will be provided.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Main Streets to host 3/12 meeting on Bremen Street Development


East Boston Main Streets Invites the East Boston community to a Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 12th, from 6:00-7:00pm at The Market Place, 154 Maverick Street to hear about proposed mixed-use development at
70 Bremen Street

BOSTON, MA  (February 3, 2014) – The community is invited to join East Boston Main Streets to learn about, ask questions, and discuss the proposed mixed-use development at 70 Bremen Street.  Interested community members will meet at 6:00pm at the Market Place at 154 Maverick Street.

For more details or questions please call Max Gruner, Executive Director of East Boston Main Streets at 617-561-1044.

East Boston Main Streets is a public/private partnership initiative of Boston Main Streets, which was established by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The program has been operating in East Boston since 1995 to create a 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.  East Boston Gateway, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization Recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Malden/EastBoston Youth Hockey Round Up Week 19

Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Round Up for week 19 of the regular season. Playoffs are right around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to win $10,000 in the MEB 10K Raffle and Dinner, March 21st at the Malden Moose. Only 200 tickets will be sold. See www.mebhockey.com/Fundraising_Events.html for details and ticket form.

MITE K (5-8 Years Old)

Malden/East  Boston 4, East Coast Wizards 4
The Edge, Bedford MA

Jake Simpson had the hat trick and Chad Robertson added the other goal in a Saturday contest.

Malden/East  Boston 7, Methuen 9
Ranger Rink, Methuen MA

Sunday morning the Mites lost their first full ice game of the season 9-7 to a tough Methuen team. Jake Simpson had 6 goals, Will Fosdick had a goal and assist, with Cristian Monge adding an assist. 

Malden/East  Boston 8, Amesbury 2
Valley Rink, Haverhill MA

The Mites finished the long weekend with a Monday matinee versus Amesbury. The game started slow with the Mites trailing 2-0 after the 1st period. The squad answered with 8 straight goals to take the victory 8-2. 
Chris Cecca had a monster game with 4 goals and an assist. Jake Simpson added 2 goals and an assist, Lukas Deguire had a goal, and Will Fosdick and Chad Robertson each had an assist. Ryan Jones scored his 
first goal of the season to round out the scoring for the Mite Valley team. Chris Hanifan was solid between the pipes in all three games. 

SQUIRT (9-10 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 2, Belmont 3
Valley Rink, Malden MA

PEEWEE (11-12 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 0, Wilmington 2
Cronin Arena, Revere MA

Despite great skating, defense, and goaltending the Mustangs let their guard down for a total of 9 seconds and that was all it took for Wilmington to score two quick ones in the middle of the 2nd period. 

BANTAM AA (13-14 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 3, Woburn 0
Valley Rink, Malden MA
Malden/East Boston 2, Starhawks 0
Breakaway Arena, Tewksbury MA
   
BANTAM AAA (13-14 Years Old)

Malden/East Boston 4, Reading 1
Connery Arena, Lynn MA

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Monday, February 24, 2014

East Boston Main Streets to Host SBA Training: March 4

(East Boston, MA) February 24, 2014....On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, East Boston Main Streets will host a Spanish language training by the Small Business Administration (SBA) at the Small Business Incubator at 154 Maverick St. from 6:00pm – 8:00pm – refreshments will be provided.

Are you interested in starting your own business?  Do you wonder what it may take to get into business for yourself?  Are you currently a small business owner and thinking about expanding or changing?  

Whether you are new to the world of small business or whether you have been at it for a while, come meet the folks from the Small Business Administration and hear about the numerous resources available to help you achieve your goals.

From assessment tools that will help you think through your next steps to a better understanding of loans and other access to capital, come and learn about the programs, trainings, and supports available to you.
For more information call the East Boston Main Streets office at 617-561-1044.

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East Boston Main Streets is a public/private partnership initiative of Boston Main Streets, which was established by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The program has been operating in East Boston since 1995 to create a 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.  

East Boston Gateway, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization Recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Source: Max Gruner




Friday, February 21, 2014

Revere Casino Opponents Plan March, From Parish Church To City Hall on Sunday, Feb 25

(REVERE, MA) With the Feb. 25th casino referendum just days away, Don’t Gamble on Revere and Friends of Revere have called for a public march this Sunday, Feb. 23rd, from Immaculate Conception Parish Church to Revere City Hall.

The Salvadorian Marching Peace Band will be leading the lively procession, and a brief rally in front of Revere’s City Hall will include a program of speakers encouraging Revere residents to vote ‘No’ on Feb. 25 and to not be intimidated by pro-casino forces.

“In the span of thirty years” explains Tim Bogertman, Associate Pastor at First Congregational Church and one of the organizers of Sunday’s march, “Revere has gone from being one of the least diverse cities in the state to perhaps the most diverse.  Many of our residents immigrated to the United States from countries where opposition to the political establishment simply did not exist, and we want to assure our friends and neighbors that they are free to vote their conscience next Tuesday, regardless of official voices urging them to support the proposed casino.”

“Predatory gambling is simply not in the best interest of our community,” states Father George Szal of Immaculate Conception Parish, where Sunday’s march will commence, “and Tuesday’s vote is far from a done deal.”

Sunday’s march starts at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish Church (127 Winthrop Avenue), and will end with a rally at Revere City Hall (281 Broadway).

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Revere Anti-Casino Groups Express Concerns About ‘Free And Fair’ Election On Feb. 25

(Revere, MA, February 20, 2014) – With less than one week to go until the casino referendum, Don’t Gamble on Revere and Friends of Revere express significant concern about what they describe as an “environment of fear and intimidation” that is being created in Revere surrounding the casino issue.

The casino opponents specifically point towards a Channel 5 investigative report regarding Revere City Councilor Ira Novoselsky approaching and intimidating immigrant business owners to replace anti-casino signs with pro-casino signs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D--kiwo2wz4), as well as Mayor Dan Rizzo sending multiple letters to Revere citizens on behalf of Mohegan Sun.

Joseph Catricala, spokesperson for Don’t Gamble on Revere, states, “Weekly letters paid for by Friends of Mohegan Sun are being sent out with Mayor Rizzo urging citizens to vote ‘Yes’ and claiming if citizens vote ‘No’ then they don’t support Revere.  “These actions,” Catricala explains, “are creating an environment of fear and intimidation for voters and business owners within the city to ‘toe the line’ when it comes to the vote, or face the consequences.”

The casino opponents claim that what is at stake in Tuesday’s election is much larger than the ill effects of a casino.  “If official intimidation is to stand as the status quo now, what will happen if Revere becomes a casino town?” asks Pastor Tim Bogertman of Revere’s First Congregational Church, a founding member of Friends of Revere.  “We have called the Attorney General’s office about these issues, and they have promised to look into the matter further.”

Multiple faith leaders from Revere – including Catholic priests, Protestant pastors, a Rabbi and an Imam – led a rally at Revere’ Immaculate Conception Parish this past Sunday to encourage residents that they can vote ‘No’ on Tuesday, and to assure them that clergy and others are standing with them in their opposition to the proposed casino.

The casino opponents are also sending open letters to William Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, and to Martha Coakley, the Attorney General, regarding their concerns and they are requesting official monitoring of the polls on the day of the vote.

Source:  Joseph Catricala 781-727-6099 / dontgamblerevere@gmail.com
           Timothy Bogertman 617-895-7907 / tbogertman@firstcongrevere.org

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Feb. 22: Local Democrats to elect delegates to state convention

Democrats in East Boston will be holding a caucus at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston at 150 Byron Street on February 22, 2014 at 10:00 am, to elect seventeen (17) delegates and three (3) alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office. The convention will be held on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

"This is going to be an exciting year as we build on our recent successes and prepare for the elections in 2014," said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Senator Tom McGee. "Caucuses are the next step in growing our community organizing strategy for victory. People who were part of candidate campaigns in 2012 and 2013 have the opportunity to become part of their local Democratic Party organizations."

"We have a lot of great candidates running for statewide office,'' Senator McGee added. "Anyone who is interested in getting involved in a campaign for Governor, Lieutenant Governor or any other statewide office, can attend their local caucus and learn how to get involved.   

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in East Boston (Ward 1), and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be "add-on" delegates. The Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston is handicapped accessible (Please use Wordsworth Street entrance). Details on the rules can be found at www.massdems.org

For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Ed Deveau at ewdeveau@gmail.com. For general information on the Convention or the Democratic Party please contact 617-939-0800 or contact @massdems.org


Source: Ed Deveau