From 6:30 a.m .to 5:30 p.m on Saturday and Sunday (November 13 and 14) the Chelsea Street Bridge will be closed for construction.
Next week the closings will become more frequent. Starting on Monday, November 15, the bridge will be closed each night from Monday through Friday, 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM for approximately the next six weeks. Residents are urged to watch for messages on the variable message electronic board next to the bridge for any last minute changes.
BOSTON – The Boston Public Health Commission, in partnership with the East Boston Adult Education Coalition, the East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA), and the Boston Alliance for Community Health, is hosting a community dialogue on the health status of East Boston residents. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 17 at the Umana Middle School Academy cafeteria, 312 Border Street, East Boston.
The third in a series of 2010 health forums, the meeting is a platform for people living and working in East Boston to discuss health issues specific to their neighborhood. Participants will learn about the findings of the latest Health of Boston report, and will have the opportunity to discuss two key health issues affecting their neighborhood – substance abuse and obesity.
“This dialogue presents a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to brainstorm new ways to address health challenges,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission. “Everyone has a role to play in making our neighborhoods healthier.”
The Commission, the East Boston Adult Education Coalition, EBNASA, and the Boston Alliance for Community Health are working collaboratively with residents, businesses, community agencies, faith-based institutions, elected officials, and others to develop creative ideas that will help build a stronger, healthier East Boston.
“The impact these issues have on our community, which are by no means limited to East Boston, cannot be overlooked. I encourage all East Boston residents to attend this community dialogue to learn about these issues and how we – as a community – can work together to address them and make East Boston a healthier place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Andrew Kenneally, EBNASA coalition coordinator.
The event is free and open to the public. Dinner, childcare, and interpreter services (Spanish and Portuguese) will be provided at no charge. For more information, contact Pam Jones at 617-534-7195 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Kenneally at 617-635-5114 or email@example.com.
As with last year, the need to help those who help others with the gift of food is greater than ever! They say unemployment is down….but that does not take into account those that have expired their benefits or those whom are now under employed!
The Kiwanis Club of East Boston along with the support of East Boston Savings Bank is running its 2nd Annual Food Drive to benefit the Grace Federated Church and the Fran Rowan Meridian House.
Here are some good examples of what would be most appreciated for donated goods:
1.) Any canned food 2.) Cereal 3.) Powdered Milk 4.) Bagged or Boxed Pasta and/or Rice 5.) Macaroni and Cheese 6.) Pancake Mixes 7.) Condiments 8.) Flour, Corn Meal 9.) Cooking Oils
Any other non-perishable items that you think might come to good use. Note: Please make sure items donated are NOT expired! If you wouldn’t consume it yourself, don’t donate it!
Bins will be set up by this Friday, November 5th at the following locations:
4 East Boston Saving Bank locations: 1.) 10 Meridian Street East Boston, MA 2.) 1 Bennington Street East Boston, MA 3.) 856 Bennington Street East Boston, MA 4.) 67 Prospect Street Peabody , MA
A collection bin will also be set up at the East Boston Main Streets office located at 146 Maverick Street East Boston, MA
Organizers say last year's effort was a great success and with YOUR generosity we helped feed many families and individuals! Let’s do it again!