Community News Briefs

Recovery Thoughts 1st Annual Drug Awareness Walk

The first annual Recovery Thoughts’ Addiction Walk scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20th throughout the communities of Revere and East Boston. The goal of this walk is to raise funds for local recovery institutions and awareness programs within our neighborhoods, as well as provide information to participants about addiction and recovery services. Registration will open at 9:00am at Sammy’s Patio (63 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, MA) at $20 per person, with the walk kickoff at 10:00am and concluding at approximately 1:00pm at Piers Park (93 Marginal St., East Boston, MA). The end point of Piers Park will be host to a celebration with food, informational booths from various recovery, health, and non-profit institutions, and guest speakers sharing their addiction and recovery experiences. If you have any questions please email Julie at [email protected] or find us on Facebook.

MassDOT Secretary Pollack is guest speaker at Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host Stephanie Pollack, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, as guest speaker during a Division 14 interclub meeting set for Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s Function Facility in East Boston.

Secretary Pollack was appointed MassDOT Secretary in January by Governor Charlie Baker with the mission to find better ways to meet the state’s transportation needs, serve customers, spur the Commonwealth’s economy and reduce the state’s carbon footprint.

Before her appointment, Secretary Pollack worked on transportation policy, finance and equity as Associate Director for Research at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, where she also served as an adjunct professor. She also worked on strategic transportation issues at the Boston Transportation Department, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston.

The Kiwanis Division 14 interclub meeting will include members from clubs in East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Malden, Medford, Somerville and Stoneham. Members from the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, East Boston Main Streets, East Boston-Revere Rotary, East Boston YMCA and other local organizations are also invited to attend this meeting to hear Secretary Pollack.

Tickets to the meeting are $25 per person, and include dinner and a chance in the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are available by calling Kiwanis Club President Clark Moulaison at 617-699-7172 or by e-mailing him at: [email protected]

 Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The East Boston Kiwanis Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Spinelli’s in Day Square, East Boston.

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council Agenda

Monday, June 15, 2015.  Meeting Location: YMCA, 59 Ashley Street, 6:30pm – 6:50pm Station 7 – Community Update, 6:55pm- 7:15pm Gail Miller – presenting re: ABBA, 7:15 pm – 7:45pm Jeff Drago, Esq.,  – 49 Leyden Street/Boardman Street Project. Proposal to construct 6 residential condominiums with 9 parking spaces at 49 Leyden St., and two townhouses on the Boardman Street side. (vote required)  1016 Bennington Street (Informational) to discuss developing 9 Condominium Units above existing restaurant/variety store.  227 Gladstone Street. This is to discuss changes to proposed project. We came last time for 3 condo units. (Informational)   7:50pm – 8:15pm Mathieu Zahler, Trinity Financial re-developer of the Orient Heights project.  Trinity financial is in the process of conducting the alternative analysis for the site which includes: 1) a comprehensive modernization of the existing buildings; 2) a new construction scenario and; 3) a hybrid scenario. The decision of which alternative to develop will be determined by its cost and ability to meet the goals of the BHA and the other funding partner the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The study is expected to be completed at the end of July/beginning of August. They are coming before the community to discuss the work done to date and the plan for work going forward.New Business/Closing Remarks – Joseph Ruggiero Note: Agenda items subject to change. NEXT MEETING: July 20, 2015

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