Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New EB Neighborhood Health Center medical building to break ground on June 14

EBNHC Maverick Square Groundbreaking Ceremony: Public Invited

EAST BOSTON, MA, June 8, 2010—The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is thrilled to announce that we will break ground on a new medical building at 20 Maverick Square, East Boston, on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

Governor Patrick and local officials will attend the groundbreaking and dedication ceremony. The public is warmly invited to join us.

Our new 49,000 square-foot ambulatory care facility will include clinical space for primary care, vision services, and dental care, as well as increased administrative offices. The beautiful new facility will anchor a revitalized Maverick Square and is expected to generate new investment in the area. The “green” building will be LEED certified, fully energy efficient, and has been designed to complement existing architecture.

The Maverick Square medical building project is funded in part by a $12M grant under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Facility Investment Program. The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is deeply committed to realizing the intent of this grant: increasing health care access to those who need it desperately, creating jobs in the short and long term, and revitalizing a depressed area of East Boston.

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has been a vital part of the community for 40 years, providing easily accessible, high-quality health care to all who live and work in East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Winthrop, without regard to age, income, insurance status, language, culture, or social circumstances. EBNHC is among the largest community health centers in the country, providing 300,000 patient visits per year—more than any other ambulatory care center in the Northeast. From day one, the health center has operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today we are the only health center in New England, and one of the few in the country, to provide continuous care. We deliver 1,000 babies annually at Boston Medical Center and our Pediatrics Department cares for almost every child living in East Boston.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Chelsea Street Bridge work continues through evenings, early mornings and all weekend

The Chelsea Street Bridge is shutting down, shutting down! But only temporarily, as anyone who's been using the bridge recently knows.  According to the Eagle Hill Civic Association, "for the remainder of this week the bridge nighttime closures will continue for the usual times, 8 PM through 5 AM.

For the upcoming weekend, June 12th and 13th, the bridge will be closed for both days on a 24 hour basis to complete some important structural installations."

Jeffries Point Meeting to hear from Museum about the Nantucket Lightship

Bob Mannino, President of the United States Lightship Museum will talk about the Nantucket Lightship  her history and future in a presentation before the JPNA at its next meeting on Monday, June 14.

(Photo courtesy Robert Strelitz.)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Recycle Fair at Harborside Community Center: June 10

Fundraiser for Harborside Programs
Come to the Summer Recycle Fair on June 10, Thursday 5-8PM

East Boston Harborside Community Center 312 Border St.
Old fashion fun. Demonstrations, Pasta making, diaper cake, craft, terrarium, compost, recycle. 
Food, jewelry crafts and more. 
Participate in the Cupcake contest. 
Submit 12 summer cupcakes by 5 PM or be a vendor. Call 617 635 5114 and ask for Elaine for more details. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Boston Typewriter Orchestra to perform on June 12

Boston Typewriter Orchestra

On June 12, 2010, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra is pleased to present “Type-In, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra’s 5th Anniversary show. The show will be held at 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center in East Boston.

The festivities will begin at 7:30 PM with an open practice for anyone who would like to play a tune with BTO. Audience participants are welcome to bring their own typewriter or share a BTO typewriter.
At 8PM, Jess and Keith from Mellow Bravo will be performing acoustic blues rock; to be followed by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra kicking out the Qwerty jams. DJ Jim Barnes, who will hoof it up from the New York office, will entertain throughout the evening on the decks with his unique vinyl sensibility. Cake and refreshments will be served after the show. For advance ticket purchase, go to http://typein.eventbrite.com/.

BTO began playing small parties in Cambridge and Somerville, but was able to achieve significant recognition as a result of a featured appearance at Somerville Art Beat in July, 2006. BTO has been featured on television several times including NBC Weekend Today and Chronicle. BTO has also been featured on NPR Radio and has performed live on WMBR. The group recently completed a successful run, opening for Le Cabaret Grimm at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Contact Boston Typewriter Orchestra at bto (-at-)bostontypewriterorchestra.com