Thursday, September 29, 2016

October 13: North Suffolk to offer Community Education Forum for Families Marijuana’s Effect on the Developing Brain

Chelsea, MA (September 22, 2016)- North Suffolk Mental Health Association, with support from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and the East Boston Substance Abuse Coalition will be offering a Community Education Forum for parents and early teens to learn about marijuana and its effects on the developing brain at the Mario Umana Barnes Middle School on Thursday, October 13th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. 

This completely FREE event will offer dinner, translation services, childcare for children 3-10 and a presentation by Rick Cresta, a social worker from Boston University. This free event is open to everyone in the community.

This forum is in response to the recent MGH Youth Risk Behavior Survey which polled students at the East Boston High School. The survey showed a majority of students had tried marijuana, and a significant number are regular users. Rick Cresta focuses on Marijuana and Adolescent Substance Use. He doesn’t argue with those who say that marijuana causes less harm than other drugs. “That, however, does not mean it’s harmless,”

The schedule for the evening has a resource fair and dinner being served from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the Umana cafeteria. At 6:00 pm, childcare will start while Rick presents to parents and kids above 10 in the multi-purpose room. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions directly, and learn about how to talk with their kids about what they have learned.


Margaret Farmer

October 5: Dancing Elotes at East Boston Farmer's Market

New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program Announces DANCING ELOTES
An Interactive Public Art Installation by Carolyn Lewenberg and Veronica Robles

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 3-6pm | East Boston Farmer’s Market

Part of Creative City Grant Programs throughout Boston Neighborhoods
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[Boston, MA—September 27, 2016] The New England Foundation for the Arts announces Dancing Elotes, a multi-media interactive art experience celebrating traditional Mexican food, art, and dance cocreated by Carolyn Lewenberg and Veronica Robles. Over the summer, the artists have hosted a bicycle cart at East Boston Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons, where they sell elotes (traditionally-prepared Mexican street corn), host poetry readings, and dance sessions. 

Over the weeks, with the artists, visitors have collaboratively helped assemble life-size sculptures from the corn husks and cobs, and on Wednesday, October 5, from 3-6pm, the finished full sculptures will be revealed and on view. 

In addition, the celebration will feature “La Danza del Permiso,” a live traditional Mexican dance, requesting permission from mother earth to work the soil. Each dancer will perform around alters at the bases of the sculptures. 

The East Boston Farmers Market is located at the Lewis Mall, behind the Maverick MBTA Station, at 209 Sumner Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 26: Gove Street Citizens Association Meets

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:
  • Update on current status of GSCA area projects
  • 157 Cottage St. – Proposal to increase living space by combining 1st floor with basement. – Brian Scagliola (3rd Appearance / Vote to be taken)
  • 10-16 Everett St. (Ani’s Auto Body) – Proposal to erect a five-story, residential building, with 20 market-rate condominium and 21 parking spaces located on the ground floor. (Article 80 Small Project Review Process) – Attorney Jeffrey Drago (3rd Appearance with proposed project changes / No vote to be taken)
  • 114 Orleans St. (Rick’s Auto) - Proposal to erect a six-story, with setback, residential building, with 28 market-rate condominiums and 15 parking spaces located on the ground floor. (Article 80 Small Project Review Process) – Attorney Jeffrey Drago (1st Introductory Presentation / No vote to be taken)
MEETING DATE: Monday, September 26, 2016  

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION - The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center situated at the end of Porter Street, just a 4-minute walk from the Embassy Suites Hotel.          

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