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Learn Italian Free

Learn Italian free at Robert DeLeo Senior Center

35 Harvard Street Winthrop

age 55+

Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1 15 to  2 45 PM.

For info call 617-846-8538


Congressman Mike Capuano hosts Community Meeting  in East Boston

On Thursday evening April 13th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Congressman Mike Capuano will host a community meeting at the East Boston High School auditorium. The high school is located at 86 White Street in East Boston.

“I hope you have some time to join us on the 13th to share your thoughts with me and our neighbors about the issues that most concern you,” stated Congressman Capuano.

Anyone with questions about the meeting can contact the Cambridge District Office at 617-621-6208.


Paul Pingaro Scholarship applications available

Applications are now available for the Paul Pingaro Scholarship at The Martin Pino. Thanks to a generous donation from the Salvator and Maria Pizzi Foundation, we will now be giving out two $1000.00 Scholarships this year. Eligibility requirements for Applicants are as follows: Applicant must be a resident of East Boston, a graduating High School senior, must be accepted into an accredited college or university and turn in a completed application no later than April 28, 2016. For More information please call 617 635-5121 and ask for Joe Weddleton.


Mayor Walsh Announces 2017 Coffee Hour Series

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from April 24 to July 20.

“Coffee Hours give me another opportunity to meet with residents, answer their questions and discuss all that the City of Boston has to offer,” said Mayor Walsh. “Our parks provide a great backdrop for conversation and I look forward to hearing from more of my constituents throughout the spring and summer.”

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas and city services.

All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win raffle prizes from Dunkin’ Donuts. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh’s 2017 Neighborhood Coffee Hours are below. Locations are weather permitting unless otherwise noted. Coffee Hours being held in conjunction with park openings are also noted.

Friday, June 2

Paris Street Playground

115 Paris Street, East Boston

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505 or on Facebook or Twitter @bostonparksdept.


City Golf Courses Now Open With Online Tee Times

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses – the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park – are now open for the 2017 season.

The City of Boston is excited to offer a new online tee time booking system beginning this year.  Please visit where an online booking option is located on the upper right hand corner of the home page.   Under the new system, tee times can be made seven days a week.  Season permit holders can book a tee time five days prior starting at 7 a.m.  Non-permit holders can book a tee time four days prior starting at 7 a.m.

Founded in 1938, the 18-hole Donald Ross-designed George Wright Golf Course is a hidden gem in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston.  The course is open seven days a week through November. This par 70 championship course is a challenge to golfers of any level.  PGA Professional Scott Allen is available at (617) 364-2300 to answer any questions.

In 2016 the George Wright was ranked #9 in Massachusetts Best Places You Can Play by Golfweek, the 4th best place to play public golf in Massachusetts by Golf Advisor, and one of the top five courses in the Boston area by the Golf Channel.  Phase I of the George Wright Clubhouse renovation project was completed including a new roof, external windows and doors, and a brand new clubhouse patio that serves both the restaurant and golf facility and will once again host a popular summer music series featuring local acoustic musicians.  The course was also improved with rebuilt bunkers around #17 green, a rebuilt tee complex on Hole #18, and a renovated tee box on Hole #4.

The second-oldest public golf course in America and part of the historic Emerald Necklace, the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester offers a pleasant golf experience only minutes from downtown Boston and is open year-round, weather permitting.  Food service will be offered at the clubhouse starting in mid-April with a new vendor, Maggie’s Grill.  Contact PGA Professional Kevin Frawley at (617) 265-4084 for more information or to book a tee time.

Golfers can access information on rates, season permits, and tournaments and register for special offers, monthly giveaways, online news, and specials at  Both courses are owned and operated by the City of Boston, open daily from dawn to dusk, and feature full pro shops, concessions, cart rentals, and lessons for all ages.  For updates, the City’s golf courses can be followed on Twitter @FranklinParkGC and @GeorgeWrightGC.

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