Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gove Street Citizens Association to meet on Monday, June 27

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:

  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects.
  • 161 Cottage St. – Proposal to renovate the existing building, build a new addition at the rear of the building with new handicap access, and change occupancy from 8 to 9 residential units (Penthouse). – Attorney Richard Lynds (1st Appearance / No vote to be taken)
  • 46 Geneva St. – Proposal to erect a 3 story, 3-family residential building, with a roof deck and head house. – Attorney Jeff Drago (1st Appearance / No vote to be taken)
  • Presentation of the Mayor’s Imagine Boston 2030 Initiative to establish the first comprehensive citywide master plan in 50 years.
MEETING DATE: Monday, June 27, 2016 

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION - The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way.                                                                                                                          

DRIVING – Free event parking available in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.                                                                                                                                                 

WALKING - Situated at the end of Porter Street, just a 4-minute walk from the Embassy Suites Hotel. 

Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month except for Holidays.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Events this month at the East Boston Library

Big Joe the Storyteller on Tuesday, June 14th at 4 p.m.
Big Joe the Storyteller has stories that will delight and amaze his audience.  Some stories are classics that are very familiar, some stories have never been heard, and some were written by Big Joe himself.  No matter what type of stories Big Joe tells, they all have one thing in common; they are fun and exciting.  Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Author Lecture:
Join biologist Nathan H. Lents on Thursday, June 16th at 6 p.m. for a discussion of his book, Not So Different:  Finding  Human Nature in Animals.  Through a mix of colorful reporting and rigorous scientific research, Lents describes the exciting strides scientists have made in decoding animal behavior.  Whether Lents is discussing love, grief, greed or envy, he provides ample evidence that animals have a rich inner life. Following the lecture, Prof. Lents will sign books.  A limited number are available for purchase on-site.

Facebook Workshop:
Join us for Intro to Facebook on Friday, June 17th at 10:00 am. We will go over all of the ins & outs of how to get the most out of your experience on the world's most popular social network. For more information, call (617)569-0271.

Irish Music Concert:
Join us on Saturday, June 18th at 3 p.m. for an hour of Irish folk music performed by Boston’s Erin Og.  The band’s repertoire includes songs of Ireland’s 800 years of oppression as well as a wide range of Irish folk music.

Movie Showing:
The Student Immigrant Movement is presenting Indivisible:  Love Knows No Borders at the East Boston Branch Library on Monday, June 20th at 6 p.m. This documentary is about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.

Teen Book Discussion and Movie:  The Hobbit
Join us as we discuss J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel on Tuesday, June 21 @ 2:30 pm. We will view the film on the next day, June 22nd, @ 2:30 pm. Refreshments will be served with the film on the 22nd. Copies of the book are available for checkout now at the library.

Matt Heaton Concert:
Matt  Heaton joins us for a rollicking children’s concert on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m. .  Mr. Heaton’s  music mixes surf, Amerian roots and Irish traditional.  It is delivered with a sense of humor, and is fun for both kids and adults.  For ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.

Matt Heaton

USCIS Immigration Information Session:
Saturday, June 25th  from 9-1.
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will be at the branch to answer questions on immigration issues including eligibility requirements; filing procedures; finding knowledgeable, low-cost and safe legal advice and how to avoid scams. This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, BPL and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.

A night with the musicians: June 18

Fun! All for Columbus Day Parade: Disco Diva Night June 25

Friday, June 3, 2016

This just in: Ward 1 Democratic Committee Announcements; May 26 wrap-up

A meeting of the Ward 1 Democratic Committee was held on  Thursday, May 26, 2016  at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club. The committee was joined by guest speakers Representative Adrian Madaro and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. They both provided the committee with legislative updates and discussed ways the committee can be more involved. The dialogue was very informative and productive.

The Ward Committee also took action on several items that included: establishing a process to fill  vacant seat on the committee, host a BBQ sponsored by  Representative Madaro, Councilor LaMattina and Senator Boncore, and took a vote to consider endorsing Democratic candidates for state and county offices appearing on the state primary ballot in September.

The Committee voted to consider endorsing democratic candidates seeking state and county offices in the September primary. An endorsement meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston. All Democrats are welcome to attend the endorsement meeting, but only current Ward committee members can vote on the endorsements. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of committee members present is required in order for a candidate to receive the committee’s endorsement. All Democratic Candidates will be invited and each candidate will  be  allowed to make a  five (5) minute presentation and five (5) minutes to answer questions from Ward committee members.

The BBQ being hosted by the Committee sponsored by Representative Madaro, Councilor LaMattina and Senator Boncore will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 2pm-5pm at the home of Representative Madaro, 140 White Street, East Boston.

A $25 donation to the Ward Committee is suggested. Checks can be made payable to: Ward 1 Democratic Committee. Democratic Candidates for state & county office will be invited as well as State Democratic Party Officials.

In order to fill a vacant seat on the Committee, the committee members would like to request resumes and a statement of interest. The statement of interest should be at least a paragraph in length, but no more the one (1) page. The statement of interest should explain why the applicant would like to serve on the Ward Committee. Resumes and statements of interest can be emailed to

The deadline to submit these documents is June 30th. The Committee will then decide which candidates to invite to meet with the Committee. Following the in person meeting the committee will vote to elect a new member to fill the vacancy.

Again, all Democrats are welcome to attend. However, only current members of the ward committee will be eligible to vote.

Questions? Contact Ward 1 Chairman Michael Sulprizio at  You can also follow the Ward Committee on Twitter @ward1demsEB or “Like” us on Facebook at

Source: Michael Sulprizio 6/3/2016