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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


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.


Mayor Walsh Announces Enrollment for BCYF’s Snap Shot Teen Photography Program

Mayor Martin J. Wash is encouraging Boston youth ages 16-18 to apply now for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Snap Shot Teen Photography Program. This unique summer job program is made possible via a partnership between BCYF and the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program.  The BCYF Snap Shot program teaches youth about photography while they explore Boston’s neighborhoods, museums and historic sites.  The young people also photograph many BCYF community centers, programs and events.

“This is a great summer employment opportunity for teens that are interested in learning photography while exploring our City and making new friends,” said Mayor Walsh. “Thank you to John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program for supporting this program.”

A professional photographer teaches the program. Participants learn about different techniques, equipment and concepts. They are also introduced to a variety of professional photographers through books, websites and exhibitions in art galleries and museums around Boston.  The program also includes field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston.  At the end of the summer, their work is showcased at an exhibition.

The program will run from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 18.  Participants will work 20 hours each week.  Interested young people can apply by visiting BCYF’s website at Boston.Gov/BCYF.  Deadline for applying is Friday, May 19. For more information, contact [email protected]

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