Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nov. 10: Care Dimensions recognizes local citizens for their commitment to veterans

Care Dimensions recognizes local citizens for their commitment to veterans

October 20, 2015 — Care Dimensions is pleased to announce that their North Shore We Honor Veterans Award Recipients for 2015 are Kristine Babcock of Danvers and Jacob Burridge of Ipswich. Honorable mentions are also being given to John Crowley of Marblehead, John Doherty of Andover, Rose Mazzuchelli of Winthrop and Myron Stone of Swampscott. These individuals were nominated by members of the community for their commitment to improving the lives of veterans. All recipients will be honored at an awards breakfast on November 10, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street in Danvers. The breakfast is generously sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank and the bank’s President Richard Gavegnano will offer opening remarks.

As a Level Four Partner of the We Honor Veterans program, Care Dimensions has joined together with the U.S. Department of the Veterans’ Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement – to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma.

 “Care Dimensions is dedicated to promoting and providing the highest quality end-of-life care for our Veterans and to educating community organizations who also provide services for Veterans,” said Sheryl Meehan, director of volunteer services and chair of the Veterans committee at Care Dimensions. To register for the breakfast, please contact Mark Ledewitz, Care Dimensions Volunteer Coordinator by November 3 at 978-750-9338 or

Source: CareDimensions

Friday, October 23, 2015

Join the Health Center's “The Rhythm of Good Health” on Tuesday, November 24th

Time:  12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Zumix Firehouse  - 260 Sumner Street!

This is a FREE event for all!  Enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch over wonderfully diverse forms of Art.  Join us for a brief live performance from one of Boston's best local musicians and songwriters, Will Dailey.  Wi

ll was awarded with Best Songwriter and Best New Album at the 2014 Boston Music Awards and he is an incredible talent. 

Also enjoy meeting and hearing from Regina Marchi, author of the book “Local Legends of East Boston”. 

And last but certainly not least, enjoy a display of the photographic art collection “Colors” by EBNHC's own Marcela Chacon. 

It will be 60 minutes of pure fun and community engagement. To register visit:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

EB Kiwanis to hold Halloween "Monster Mash" : October 28

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host a Halloween “Monster Mash” costume party on Wednesday, October 28th, from 7-11 p.m. at the Beachmont VFW, 150 Bennington St. in Revere. The party will feature the music of DJ Michael Anthony Gaeta.

Tickets to the Monster Mash are $20 per person, and include light refreshments, raffles, a cash bar and a Halloween Costume Contest with prizes.
The public is invited to attend, and tickets can be obtained from Kiwanis Club members, including club President-elect John Schwagerl at 617-592-6773.
Any funds raised by the club during the Halloween Monster Mash will be used for the club’s charitable activities in East Boston. So please join the club for a ghoulishly good time!
Kiiwanis 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.

Italian American Book Store to open in North End: October 29

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Advisory: Healthcare workforce training graduation at EBNHC

This just in:


"Train To Attain" is a new recruitment, screening, and training model to meet employer’s hiring needs. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) partnered with JVS to place highly qualified candidates into their patient access call center - entry-level positions, with rigorous hiring requirements, including bi-lingual fluency. The Train To Attain model includes contextualized job training and the support necessary to reduce turn over.  More than half of the graduates are East Boston residents who were trained in East Boston, and will serve East Boston residents. 

WHO: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, President & CEO, Manny Lopes
             JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) COO Carol Grady
             8 training graduates/EBNHC’s newest employees

WHAT: Train To Attain, a 4-week paid training program for individuals recruited by JVS to work for East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 

WHERE: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 20 Maverick Square (4th Floor), East Boston, MA 02128

WHEN: Friday, October 16th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

October 26: Gove Street Citizens Association Meeting

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:


  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects.
  • State Representative Adrian Madaro – Update on Legislative issues.  
  • 80 Everett Street – Proposal to erect a 3 story residential dwelling on a vacant lot. (2nd appearance / Vote to be taken) Atty. Richard Lynds
  • 175 Orleans Street Loftel Boston Hotel - Proposal for a 127-room boutique hotel (Former Picariello and Singer factory building). (2nd appearance / Non-Vote) Senior Vice President Yanni Tsipis

MEETING DATE: Monday, October 26, 2015 

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: DRIVING - The Noddle Island Community Room is located on the first floor of the Logan Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way. Parking available in the Porter Street lot adjacent to the building. WALKING - Situated at the end of Porter Street, just a 4 minute walk from the Embassy Suites Hotel.  

All meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the above location except for Holidays. Meetings will then be held on the following Tuesday.

Source: Jack Scalcione

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct. 13: Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting
Tuesday October 13th 7pm 

at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club 565 Sumner Street

Agenda -
  • Police JPNA Updates
  • Downeast Cider House
  • Annissa Essaibi George, City Council Candidate, At-Large
  • 294 Sumner street - Long term use. Reviewing and voting on proposals for the site. 
  • Senator Anthony Petrucelli, State Rep Adrian Madaro, City Councilor Sal Lamattina  (Giving legislative updates and taking questions.)