Community News Briefs

East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) hosted Merchant Meeting on Liquor Licenses

East Boston Main Streets hosted its monthly Merchant Meeting last Wednesday, September 23rd at the Community Room at 127 Maverick St.  This was the final in a series of monthly meetings to discuss liquor licenses.  Bringing together over 35 attendees representing 18 distinct East Boston businesses, EBMS presented the business community with an extraordinary roster of speakers including Pamela Carver, Executive Director of Operations for the City of Boston Licensing Board, Investigators Rose Egan-Bailey and Brad Doyle from the State of Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Representatives from On Point Security Systems, Claudia Correa from Mayor Walsh’s Office of Neighborhood Services, as well As Cpt. Kelly McCormick and officers of the Licensed Premises Unit.

Attendees were informed about the correct process to apply for liquor licenses, change their current licenses, as well as duties and responsibilities as the holder of such licenses to ensure the safety of their guests and success of their business.

Please join EBMS and local merchants at October’s Merchant Meeting on Wednesday the 22nd at 127 Maverick St. to discuss Holiday Marketing for the coming Winter Holiday Season.

For more information contact the East Boston Main Street office at 617.561.1044.

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.

Cancer fundraisers to raise money by pulling planes at Logan

The American Cancer Society today announced that it has teamed with Massport and JetBlue for the inaugural Pulling For Hope of Boston event Sunday, Oct. 18 at Logan International Airport, during which fundraising teams will be tasked with pulling a JetBlue A320 aircraft 12 feet in the fastest time.

The pull, which is limited to 25 teams of 20 people, includes opening and closing ceremonies and prizes for several “divisions” of teams – open, schools, businesses and fitness facilities.

The Boston Police Department team was the first to sign up officially and accept the challenge. Other teams already committed include the Winthrop Fire and Police Departments and a group of American Cancer Society-funded researchers from Boston medical and teaching insitutions.

The Boston Bruins are an event gold sponsor.

Funds raised will benefit American Cancer Society-funded research and free services offered to cancer patients, including rides to and from cancer treatments, lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel a great distance for lifesaving treatment, health insurance assistance, support groups and financial services through the Patient Advocate Foundation.

To register your team or for more information, visit or call 508.270.4763.

East Boston Social Centers fundraiser

Only a few more days till the East Boston Social Centers Groovy 70’s Disco Dinner/Dance and Raffle Fundraiser on Friday October 2nd, 2015, at the Beachmont VFW, 7pm – 11pm

A big thank you to our first 4 Sponsors: Bronze Sponsors EAST BOSTON SAVINGS BANK and ALPHA PENSION GROUP, and Supporter sponsors Elliot Whittier Insurance and Rainbow Cleaning Company!

If you want a chance to win one of the 5 CASH Prizes (Grand Prize is $2,500!) the chance is $50 per person and only a limited number will be sold, so your chances are great to win one of the cash prizes.  You can split the cost and split the winnings with as many people as you like.

If you want to dance the night away to the iconic tunes of the 70’s with DJ Michael Anthony Gaeta the dinner/dance tickets are only $35 per person.

You also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a multitude of other gifts donated by local area businesses and supporters – including a tree full of lottery tickets, 2 night stay at a Cape Cod resort, restaurant gift certificates, gift cards, baskets and much more – those raffle tickets are 10 for $20 and can be purchased at any time, even prior to the event – you don’t need to be present to win any of the raffles.

The East Boston Social Center is a non profit 501(c) (3) in operation since 1918, with a variety of programs that serve over 3,000 culturally diverse, low-income children and families in East Boston and surrounding communities. This fundraiser will help to raise much-needed funds that will allow the Social Center to continue its work.

To reserve your $50 chances for the cash prizes, or purchase dinner/dance tickets at $35 per person, or the $20 raffles, please contact Marisa Di Pietro or any one of our Board of Directors today!

Please call Marisa at the East Boston Social Centers, (617) 569-3221 ext 107 or email [email protected]

You can also purchase tickets and/or raffles on your website at:

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