Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Preserving East Boston's history

A meeting is scheduled
for December 8, to discuss plans and ideas on how to best preserve East Boston's landmarks.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Italia Unita Sponsors Gift Drive for The Italian Home for Children

Italia Unita is once again gathering gifts for children at the Italian Home For Children in Jamaica Plain. Remember all gifts should be unwrapped and they MUST be brand new.

Italia Unita will collect your items on December 11, 2010 at Italia Unita office: 35 Bennington Street, East Boston from 10AM-12 Noon. Refreshments will be served!

Thank you so much for taking part in our drive to make a child's Christmas special!

To learn more about the Italian Home for Children visit

Carlo Basile Needs Help With Thanksgiving Dinner

EaEach year State Representative Carlo Basile sponsors a Thanksgiving Dinner for those without a place to go on the holiday. The dinner is held at the Sacred Heart Church and Basile and organizers are looking for contributions to help defray the costs. Details at

Public meeting Dec. 16 on proposed new library for East Boston The city should declare
this building a landmark. But will it
William Rawn Architects will make a presentation on plans for a new East Boston library on December 16 at the current library (pictured left) on Meridian Street. Details available at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The story of the Luongo Fire of 1942

Local historian Michael Laurano recalls the devastating Luongo restaurant fire in Maverick Square that killed five firefighters 68 years ago.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How East Boston voted: State Election 2010 has published the latest election results for East Boston (Ward 1) covering most of the statewide competitive races and all three of the ballot questions.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chelsea Street Bridge to close this weekend; to close nightly for six weeks beginning Nov. 15

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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Public Health Commission to Host Health Forum in East Boston on Nov. 17

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 or Andrew Kenneally at 617-635-5114 or

Friday, November 5, 2010

How East Boston voted in the Governor's Race 2010

How East Boston voted in the Governor's Race 2010

With help from Mayor Menino, state workers and the Democratic GOTV machine, Patrick sails through with support from East Boston, (Ward 1-Boston).

The results,which include final tallies for Question 1,  are here. Results from other races will be forthcoming.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kiwanis Club of East Boston launches 2nd Annual Food Drive 11/03/2010: Kiwanis Club of East Boston launches 2nd Annual Food Drive

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!