Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 4: East Boston Democrats to elect delegates to state convention

Registered Democrats in East Boston will be holding a caucus at the Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border Street, on March 4th at 11:00am to elect twenty (20) delegates and four (4) alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. 

“People are excited about politics and want to make a difference. Our caucuses are a great opportunity for those who are interested to get involved,” commented Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford. “Delegates will be voting on our Party Platform in Lowell, and we want to make sure that every Democrat has a voice. This is a time to come together and speak to our shared Democratic values.” 

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in East Boston, and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Pre-registered Democrats who will be age 18 by Sept 11, 2018, the anticipated date of the primary, will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate. 

Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at their caucus or online at www.massdems.org 

For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Michael Sulprizio at Msulprizio@comcast.net / 617-438-0952 or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ward1dems/ or  follow them on Twitter @ward1demsEB.

Source: Michael Sulprizio, 617-438-0952 or msulprizio@comcast.net

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb. 23 Meeting: Friends of the East Boston Greenway with the EB Greenway Council

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Anna DeFronzo Center
395 Maverick Street, East Boston
Near the corner of Jeffries Street


1.  Introductions 

2.  Greenway Safety and Security Update 
Boston Police Dept. District A-7 Community Services Sergeant Martin and Officer Simons

3.  Greenway Flooding:  Galen’s proposal for elevated walkway; Galen was to discuss with Parks Dept.

4.  Greenway Extension to Belle Isle Marsh and Winthrop
Mark Warren
Gretchen Schneider Rabinkin

5.  New Business / Old Business

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS: All meetings on 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM

Upcoming meetings: 2017:
Feb. 23, 
Mar. 23, 
Apr, 27, 
May 25, 
June 22, 
July 27,       
Aug. 24, 
Sept. 28, 
Oct. 26, 
Nov. 16 (note change), 
Dec. TBD

Events at the East Boston Branch Library

Bhangra Dance for Teens and Adults
Join us for our Bhangra dance class Mondays, February 27 and March 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bhangra has traveled around the world in pop culture, films and even electronic music.  Learn how to do bhangra dance, the traditional dance of the Punjab region of India.  We’ll celebrate our last class with traditional Indian refreshments, and students may choose to have their final class dance filmed to take home. 

Learn to Knit!
Learn basic knitting techniques and make your own blanket, hat or headband.  Bring your own needles and yarn - materials will not be provided. Knitting takes place on Mondays, February  28 and March 6th from 6-8. For teens and adults. Stop by the library or email mkelly@bpl.org for a list of suggested projects and supplies. 

English Conversation Group
Join us for English language practice with fellow language learners on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. 

ESL Intermediate English Class
A weekly adult intermediate English class for people with some English experience.  Meets Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mid-Winter  Storytimes at the East Boston Branch Library
Sing Along:  A weekly half hour of everyone’s favorite songs which meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.(Runs Feb. 7th-March 28th)   For all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Family Storytime on Tuesdays at 11:15 - This weekly storytime for ages 1-5, accompanied by an adult features books, songs movement, and a craft.  Groups please register in advance. (Runs February 7th-March 28th)

Baby Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30- Join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, songs, and activities.  For children under 2, accompanied by an adult. Runs Feb. 8-March 29.

Homework Help
High school students help children in grades K – 8,Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. A Boston Public School teacher provides homework help on Mondays and Thursdays from
 4 – 6 p.m.No registration is necessary. 

Yu-Gi-Oh Club
Are you a child or a teen who enjoys Yu-Gi-Oh! cards? Join us for our weekly Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming sessions on Saturdays at 1 p.m. We ask that individuals come with their own set of cards to play.  No previous knowledge of the game is necessary. For ages 6 and up. 

“Pajama Party on February 21st at 4 p.m.
Enjoy a waffle bar and decorate your own pillowcase. Wear your pajamas! For all ages. Please bring a pair of new pajamas for babies, children, or teens to donate to our pajama drive.

School Vacation Movie
. Join us for our special School Vacation movie, Star Wars:The Force Awakens on Wednesday, February 22nd @ 1:00 pm!!!

All-Ages Snow Bunny Crafternoon
Crafters from ages 5 to 95 can come make a snow bunny to keep or give away on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:00-7:30 p.m.Sew and no-sew versions will be available to make participation easy for everyone.We will provide patterns, fabric (you are welcome to bring your own, too!), a sewing machine, and sundries. Young crafters must be accompanied by a parent to help with craft materials

The Pineapple Project
Please join us on Friday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. for the Pineapple Project, an original play about gender, creativity, and each child’s freedom to be who they are. “The Pineapple Project was born during a moment of play between actor Mal Malme and her  niece in which her niece said” Boys Can’t be Princesses.!” As a gender non-conforming person and theater artist, Mal couldn’t ignore this statement. This led Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt to create a theatre piece for children ages 3-8 to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jeffries Point Meeting: February 13

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association
Meeting agenda for Monday Feb. 13th 7pm
Jeffries Point Yacht Club
565 Sumner street.

Agenda -

  • Police - Sgt Martin , Officer Simmons
  • JPNA presentation on Slow Streets
  • Loftel Hotel - New owners meeting residents and give updates