Friday, January 24, 2020

A great success: 2020 Taste of Eastie

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Atlantic Works' Christine Palamidessi to show work in South End's Galatea Gallery: February 5 - March 1

Icons & Talismans

Art inspired by the Byzantine frescos of Puglia, Italy
Christine Palamidessi, Artist
February 5- March 1, 2020
Gallery hours 12-5PM Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday 
Galatea Fine Art
450 Harrison Avenue,Boston 02118

Additional information available at 

Christine Palamidessi
Mass MoCA Artist-in-Residence, 2017
Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, 2017

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

In State of the City Address, Mayor Walsh announces East Boston Transportation Action Committee

BOSTON - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - Building on his commitment to ensuring Boston's streets are safe, equitable and reliable for all, Mayor Martin J. Walsh during his State of the City address tonight announced the creation of an East Boston Transportation Action Committee.

"This year, we will build on our community planning in East Boston, launching a Transportation Action Committee to address the traffic challenges there," said Mayor Walsh. "Transportation is crucial to ensuring our residents can get to their homes, their jobs and their schools, and my Administration will continue working hard to create the best transportation options for residents in Boston. I look forward to working with the East Boston community to make transportation better for all."

Important projects under consideration include improving bus reliability on Meridian Street, designing Bennington Street to be safer and more bike friendly, and re-imagining Day Square with additional public space.

In his speech, Mayor Walsh announced new efforts to reduce congestion and improve in Boston, including launching a Transportation Action Committee in East Boston to address the unique circumstances in the neighborhood. The committee will include local residents, advocates and stakeholders.

Since launching Boston's safety plan, Vision Zero, the City has cut fatalities on Boston roads by half. Mayor Walsh again called for Boston to have a seat on the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board, noting Boston is the largest payer into the MBTA--but doesn't have a voice at the table. In addition to this advocacy, Mayor Walsh urged Boston's partners at the Massachusetts Legislature to take up transportation financing, and enable Boston to use Regional Ballot Initiatives (RBI) to fund its transportation initiatives.

Last year, the Boston Transportation Department resurfaced over 30 miles of roads, repainted over 1,000 crosswalks, rebuilt sidewalks, installed safety signage all throughout Boston, cut the ribbon on North Square in the North End, and broke ground on new streets and sidewalks in Roxbury. The Boston Transportation Department has also worked to improve active transportation options, improving bike connections from Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, and the South End to downtown. Additional work includes rethinking how our connections operate, designing bridges in Charlestown, South Boston, Hyde Park and Long Island that work for everyone.

In November, Mayor Walsh announced a significant milestone reached on the implementation of the City's Go Boston 2030 transportation plan, with more than half of the 58 projects and policies identified in the plan currently underway. The comprehensive plan was unveiled in 2017 and is designed to provide, by the year 2030, a safe, reliable and equitable transportation system that also supports Boston's climate goals. In just two years, the Boston Transportation Department and its partners have made significant progress on their planning goals, designed to increase safety, accessibility, equity and affordability in transportation for all residents. Twenty-one projects are already in implementation and another 17 are in design.

Source: Mayor's Press Office

Monday, January 6, 2020

Taste of Eastie; The details on the 24th annual showcase of local food

The 24th Taste of Eastie on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020.

East Boston, MA (January 5,2020) – East Boston Main Streets is proud to present the 24th Annual Taste of Eastie on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Our Charismatic State Rep. Adrian Madaro, is going to be in charge as MC for this special evening, highlighting Eastie’s amazing restaurants.

East Boston Main Streets invites the public to the 24th Annual Taste of Eastie at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel on Thursday, January 23th 2020 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Food and fun highlight this wonderful evening including raffles and auctions. Over thirty local food merchants will showcase their delicious cuisine, including tastes from South and Central America, the Mediterranean, China, the Middle East, and Italy.

Tickets are $35.00 until 01/22/2020, and can be purchased online at Eventbrite  or in person in our office at 154 Maverick Street, as well as at the Maverick Cafe at 154 Maverick St.

For more details or questions please contact Gladys Oliveros at  or at 617-669 2544.

EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to create a more vibrant business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and do business in East Boston.

24th Annual Taste of Eastie Set for January 23, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

EB Residents Launch Grassroots Campaign for New Ward 1 Democratic Committee

(EAST BOSTON, January 2, 2020) - A grassroots group of civically-engaged residents have started a campaign to elect a new Ward 1 Democratic Committee in East Boston. The group, called “Fresh Slate Eastie,” includes:

Leaders of community organizations such as Airport Impact Relief (AIR) Inc., East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, Eastie Farm, Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, Golden Stairs Imigration Center, Harborkeepers, and What’s Up Eastie?

Representatives from all of East Boston’s neighborhoods including life-long and recently-arrived residents, 5 current Ward Committee members including City Councilor Lydia Edwards, and parents of students attending Boston Public Schools.

The group’s goal is to build a strong, open, and inclusive Democratic Committee. They envision fostering a rich discussion around issues most important to East Boston residents, resulting in greater community voice in city, state, and federal policy. The group’s principles include:

  • Transparency: holding widely advertised Democratic Committee meetings at times and places that maximize involvement from all East Boston residents
  • Diversity and Inclusion: engaging a diverse range of residents and community organizations
  • Community Voice: creating channels for the East Boston community to express its priorities on issues such as housing, transportation, climate change, and education
  • Independence: bringing a new perspective to the Ward Committee
  • Civic Engagement: increasing voter registration and participation in elections
The Ward Committee gives East Boston residents the opportunity to voice concerns by creating forums for conversation with elected representatives, endorsing candidates, and creating opportunities for civic participation. Voters will elect the next Ward 1 Committee during the next Democratic primary election on March 3, 2020.

“We are excited to launch Fresh Slate Eastie. Our goal is to revitalize the policy conversation in East Boston around issues that matter most to residents while creating a more transparent and inclusive Ward 1 Committee,” said Brian Gannon, one of the members of the group.

The following is the complete list of candidates making up the slate: 

Matt Cameron, 
Gabriela Coletta, 
Ben Downing, 
Victoria Dzindzichashvili (DiLorenzo), 
City Councilor Lydia Edwards, 
Margaret Farmer, 
Jo Ann Fitzgerald, 
Brian Gannon, 
Zachary Hollopeter, 
Lisa Jacobson, 
Giordana Mecagni, 
Gail Miller, 
Dionyssios Mintzopoulos, 
Sandra Nijjar, 
Heather O’Brien, 
Ricardo Patron, 
Jesse Purvis.
James Rosenquist, 
Aneesh Sahni, and 
Kannan Thiruvengadam. 

For more information contact: