Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stir a memory, a food memory that is!

EAST BOSTON: When did you devour your first pupusa? Whether it was last week or on your third birthday, the leaders of the Community Food Workshop Series want to know. Following up last month’s successful “Power of Local” workshop, this month’s theme will turn towards how food affects our emotion and health.

The “Stir a Memory” workshop, happening Thursday, April 7 at the Harborside Adult Education Center, will include a “food memory postcard” making activity and a healthy pupusa cooking demonstration – and of course, lots of pupusa eating!
Held on the first Thursday night of each month at Harborside Adult Education Center, the Community Food Workshop Series are an opportunity for discussion about food system issues relating directly to East Boston and will provide opportunities for participants to get involved in urban gardening and public health initiatives. Future topics include “Food Justice 101”, and “Container Gardening”.

Led by community members, the workshops are open to all and promise to be an engaging mix of hands-on education and fun! Stir a Memory will engage participants in artistically expressing a favorite food-related memory and explore the cultural link between food and good health. “Food is such an important part of community, and East Boston is no exception,” said Cait Van Damm, co-coordinator of the Community Food Workshop Series. “We hope these events will be allow us all to come together, be inspired and learn something new – and yummy!”

The series is sponsored by Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu T tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores. For more information regarding the Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda project or the Community Food Workshop Series, contact Cait Van Damm at 617-568-4028 or

Dates and workshop descriptions are listed below:
• April 7 – Stir a Memory: explore the artistic and emotional connection between culture, health, and food! Local artist Krina Patel will be facilitating a public recipe art project. Cooking demonstrations and games will also add to the fun!
• April 21 - Food Justice 101 and more: explore how different social circumstances often dictate health through food, and fun ways to help fix this problem!
• May 5 – Container Gardening and Seed Starting!: community leaders will delve into the basics of how to get growing in your own backyard and provide a source of food, community, health and fun!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Move that car or get a ticket! It's Street Cleaning Season in East Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today reminded residents that Boston’s Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program will kick-off for the season on Friday, April 1, 2011. After an especially harsh winter, the Mayor last month implemented an early and aggressive cleanup plan, directing city agencies and departments to work together and with businesses and residents in a more coordinated approach to ready the City of Boston for spring. Read more at

Friday, March 25, 2011

EB High Annual Fundraiser and Raffle

East Boston High School to hold annual fundraiser and gala, April 29. Would you like the chance to win $10,000? Learn how.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ITAM sponsors Vinnie's Run, Sat. April 23

East Boston Post  - ITAM:

The Italian American War Veterans is a federally chartered non-profit veteran’s organization that was started after WWII. Part of its mission statement is:
  1. To aid and assist veterans and their families.
  2. To assist public and private agencies and institutions endeavoring to promote the public welfare.

In keeping with that mission, the East Boston Post of ITAM will be holding a motorcycle bike rally on Saturday, April 23 for Cpl Vincent Mannion -Brodeur who was disabled in Iraq in 2007.  More at

Monday, March 21, 2011

Latest news from EB Kiwanis

East Boston Kiwanis plans a clean-up day at Belle Isle Marsh on April 2.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Move that car on Wednesday!

The City of Boston will conduct mechanical street sweeping on many of the Eagle Hill streets on Wednesday, March 16. This is an effort to remove much of the debris that have accumulated under vehicles during the Winter months as we await the onset of our regular posted street sweeping program which begins April 1. Read more at

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Book Discussion on Oscar Handlin, historian, at the East Boston Branch of the BPL, April 4 3/9/2011: Upcoming events at the East Boston Library


Book discussion on the works of the noted historian, Oscar Handlin and immigration at the East Boston Branch of the Public Library on Monday, April 4.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Google Ads to help EBNASA News 11-0307: EBNASA Receives Google Grant

East Boston, MA - East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) has been given a Google Grants award for free Google AdWords advertising. Additionally, Google has also arranged for Emerson College students to partner with EBNASA to start and manage these ads. More

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gene Sharp interviewed

Reason Magazine, the libertarian monthly and website,  interviews democracy activist and theoretician Gene Sharp of East Boston.

Busy agenda for March 14 JPNA meeting

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association March Meeting:
  • John Riberio-Neighbors of Suffolkdowns
  • Massachusetts Port Authority- Update demolition Immigration Building
  • City Councilor Felix Arroyo will be presenting his “Year in Review
All residents are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

East Boston Tee Ball Registration Time is Here

The time to register for the East Boston Tee Ball League has arrived.

The dates are March 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th,
April 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, and April 15th

Ages 3 to 7 Years Old

The league welcomes all players from all communities!

Registration takes place at the Burger King Restaurant
Bennington Street  (Orient Heights) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Registration fee is $60 for the first sibling and $30 each additional sibling
(All Parents will receive Raffle tickets to sell and will be allowed to keep money in exchange for registration so it will make your registration fee free.  But you must pay fee in advance!)

Any questions please feel free to contact Nick Moulaison by phone 857.236.4172 or email:

More  information is available at

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

East Boston Land Use Council: Process for Lenny Florence Grant opens

The East Boston Land Use Council will hold a meeting next week that will announce the application process for for the Leonard Florence Grant Program.