Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My analysis of last week's MA Jobs Number and URate.  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 27: Friends of the East Boston Greenway with the East Boston Greenway Council

Meeting Notice

Thursday, Apr. 27, 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
Update from Robert Rottenbucher, City of Boston, Parks Dept. Chief  Engineer
Update from Kannan:  Flooding Exacerbation (Editorial note: 
Rottenbucher, will give a brief presentations about the flooding on the Greenway causes and solutions.)

4.  Youth Conservation Corps
    Linton Harrington, The Trustees

5.  New Business / Old Business
Laura Jasinski and Vidya Tikku, The Trustees:  Waterfront Initiative Connection
    E-mail update from Massport

All meetings on 4th Thurs at 6:30 PM

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


Friday, April 21, 2017

My latest piece over at

Titled, "Ambitious City Projects Benefiting from Building Boom in Boston,", the article examines the good luck Boston's enjoying as a result of the building boom. 

Gove Street Citizens Association to meet Monday, April 24

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda:

* Update on current status of GSCA area projects.

* Additional Dwelling Units Pilot Program Update – ISD Commissioner William Christopher

* 287 -293 Maverick St. (Pickle Factory)- A proposal to demolish an existing vacant industrial building and erect a 6 story (with set-back) mixed-use development of 37 multifamily residential units and café/restaurant at ground level with 31 on-site parking spaces. This project is subject to a BPDA Article 80E-2 small project review. - Attorney Richard Lynds (1st presentation / No vote.)

MEETING DATE: Monday, April 24, 2017  
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 – Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

News Advisory: Boston’s “CityKids Skate Jam” this Saturday (4/22)

What: CityKids, the community service initiative for Boston youth and children sponsored by City Realty, joins up with Orchard Skate Shop to host a non-competitive skateboard event for youths of all ages.

When: Saturday, April 22  from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: East Boston Skate Park, Umana Academy, 312 Border Street, Boston


Some of the city’s finest skateboarders will swap turns with kids who are “just learning” on a five-obstacle course at the CityKids Skate Jam this Saturday at Umana Academy’s Skate Park.

Contests, raffles and refreshments will be made available to participants. The event is free to skateboarders and spectators.

The first-time event is sponsored by City Realty, Orchard Skate Shop, New Balance, and Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing.


Media Relations: Andrew Scherding
(508) 246-6664

City Realty Event Coordinator:
Kristi Martorana
(617) 637-0306

Thursday, April 13, 2017

David Arinella speaks at Mayor's East Boston press conference announcing local capital improvements

From today's press conference in Central Square announcing the city's capital plan for FY 2018 to FY2022.
"I want to give a shout out to Mayor Walsh for not forgetting us on this side of the water and for making East Boston more than just viable. It's now HD. HD is not high-def. East Boston is highly desirable." -David Arinella, East Boston Foundation and East Boston Athletic Board. 
Video from   Text of remarks. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda: April 11

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda
TUESDAY April 11th 7pm  ( Because of Passover)
Jeffries Point Yacht Club
565 Sumner Street.


  • Police -  Updates by Sgt. James Martin & Officer Danny Simmons .
  • Commissioner William Christopher from ISD ( Inspectional services dept.) - To discuss the City's Pilot of an Additional Dwelling Units (ADU) program. 
  • 287 Maverick Street ( Vote ) - Demolition of existing buildings. New construction of mixed-use building with 37 condos, commercial space (coffee shop) plus residential parking. Atty R. Lynds/ Developer MG2

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Discover East Boston at the 17th Annual Open Studios Weekend

The 17th annual East Boston Open Studios takes place on Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd from noon to 6 pm at the Atlantic Works artist studio building located at 80 Border Street in East Boston.

East Boston Open Studios is an annual arts event that gives the public and artists an opportunity to connect, converse and see original art work. The Atlantic Works artist studio building is a community of professional artists with works on view and for sale, including: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, and more. 

The Open Studios weekend will also include music, performances and artwork at ZUMIX at 260 Sumner Street (open Saturday only), artwork celebrating Earth Day created by the kids from the Shining Star Day Care Center, working with the National Art Honor Society students from Revere High School on display at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 28 Paris Street and artwork on display at the office at 42 Maverick Street. 

On view at the Atlantic Works Gallery at 80 Border Street will be “Landscape of Memory” by Melissa Shook  and  “…And Things That Remain” by Walter Kopec.  

The Open Studios event is supported by a grant from the East Boston Foundation with administrative support from ZUMIX and with generous sponsorship from the East Boston Savings Bank, Trinity Development - Boston/East and Eastie/Fast Forward Realty 

Come see what makes East Boston shine: the art and the people; a diverse, cultured community on Boston Harbor. Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art recently announced plans to expand to an industrial site in East Boston stating that they “are honored to be a part of the East Boston landscape, a community that has long championed the arts, public parks, and the waterfront”.

The Atlantic Works building at 80 Border Street is a quick 5-minute walk from the Maverick Station on the Blue Line. If driving, there is plenty of free on-street parking. 

For more information, a list of participating artists, and directions to the studio building, visit our website at You can email us at, and follow us on Facebook @East Boston Artists Group, or on Twitter @eastbostonart.