Community News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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East Boston Greenway Council meeting June 28

The East Boston Greenway Council will be meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the DeFronzo Center in Jeffries Point.

 

Celebrate Independence Day on

Nantucket/LV-112

Boston Harbor Fireworks: June 30

Salute ‘Old Ironsides’ passing by Nantucket Lightship: July 4

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 7pm to 10pm.

View the Boston Harbor Fireworks from Nantucket Lightship/LV-112: June 30

WHO’S INVITED: Anyone who wants to reserve a spot and join us on Nantucket/LV-112’s weather deck, with friends and family, to watch a spectacular fireworks display in Boston’s inner harbor. Nantucket Lightship/LV-112’s berth has one of the best views of Boston’s vibrant city skyline from the East Boston waterfront.

WHAT TO BRING: Picnic supper, your favorite beverages, beach/lawn chairs to sit on the decks of Nantucket/LV-112, which will remain at the dock. We’ll supply the ship, panoramic views and lively music, and the ship’s powerful rotating light beacon will be activated just before the fireworks begin.

WHY: This is a fundraising event for LV-112, for which we still have much restoration work to do; visit our Facebook page. The ship’s future solely depends on the generous contributions of corporations, private foundations, maritime enthusiasts and individuals such as you.

RESERVATIONS: We request a $25 donation per person. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on EventBrite.

WHERE: LV-112 is berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, MA; directions. There’s free parking at the marina, but it’s limited due to holiday weekend volume.

Best option is public transportation. MBTA Subway: take Blue Line to Maverick Station, walk to shipyard/marina (approx. 15 walk), view walking route. Water Taxi to Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, stop #68 view map.

For more information, contact: 617.797.0135 or email.

 

Social Centers Senior Lunch

If you are age 65+, The East Boston Social Centers at 68 Central Square in East Boston has a table and a meal waiting for you.  The Senior Lunch Program Sponsored by Kit Clark Senior Services provides a hot, nutritious lunch along with wonderful socialization Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.

 

Excel Academy Fundraiser

Reminder: there’s still time left to purchase your tickets!

Wednesday, June 27,

Cocktail Reception Featuring

Excel Academy Students and Live Music

Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Seated Dinner Starts at 7:00 PM

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Sam Kennedy, President and CEO

Boston Red Sox

Excel Academy Charter High School

401 Bremen Street, East Boston

For additional information about individual and corporate sponsorships, please contact:

Jake Foy, Manager of Development at Excel Academy Charter Schools

857-256-2449  |  [email protected]

 

 

East Boston    Tech Meetup

The purpose of the East Boston Tech Meetup is to build a community of people currently working in tech or those aspiring to move into a tech career who live or work in East Boston. These meetings will be held in the heart of Maverick Landing conveniently located steps from the Maverick T station, in the Maverick Landing Meeting House at 31 Liverpool Street.

 

Boston Public Library’s free homework help underway

Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program began and runs through May 24, 2018, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students at most BPL locations across the city. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union (BTU) tutors are also available during select weekdays from 4-6 p.m. for students in Grades K-12. Visit www.bpl.org/homework for complete information. Most homework help mentors and program participants are Boston Public Schools students, though it is open to all, and BTU tutors are either current or retired Boston Public Schools teachers.

 

Tech goes home

Tech Goes Home is a computer based program with the goal of ensure that all low-come residents of Greater Boston are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st-century skills development. The TGH program offers resident the ability to improve their quality of life as new member of the online community.

What’s included for Boston residents?

  • 15 Hours of Computer training
  • A web based curriculum designed to help you access resources throughout the Internet.
  • The option to purchase a brand new computer for just $50
  • Help accessing significantly discounted high-speed Internet for qualified participants

If you interested in participating or have any questions,Speak to a staff at ABCD East Boston APAC or Call 617-567-8857.

 

PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE SUMMER SPORTS CENTERS FOR    AGES 7 TO 14

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department announces the return of free youth Sports Centers at White Stadium in Franklin Park, M Street Park in South Boston, and East Boston Stadium featuring professional instruction in a number of popular sports from July 9 to August 17.

The Sports Centers are offered free of charge to Boston residents and open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14.  The program offers progressive skill development to city youth in July and August.

The East Boston Summer Recreation and Sports Center at East Boston Memorial Park is a full day drop-in program for Boston residents ages 7 to14.  Children may participate in a number of supervised activities including sports, games, and arts and crafts.  The program runs Monday through Friday from July 9 to August 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Pre-registration is recommended and space is limited.  For more information, please call (617) 961-3085 or email [email protected]

The South Boston Summer Sports Center at M Street Park is a full day drop-in program for Boston residents ages 7 to 14.  The program runs Monday through Friday from July 9 to August 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Children can participate in many traditional and non-traditional recreation activities.  Parents may register their children for one day, a week, or the entire summer. For more information, please call (617) 961-3084 or email [email protected]

The White Stadium Sports Center in Franklin Park will feature several sports Tuesday through Friday from July 10 to August 17, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with participants choosing a favorite to take part in each week.  The sports offered throughout the program include volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, Double Dutch, track and field, football, soccer, and baseball/softball.

The White Stadium Sports Center also hosts Monday workshops from July 16 to August 13 offering boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a five-week reading, writing, and math enrichment program.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  For more information on all White Stadium Sports Center programs, please call (617) 961-3092 or email [email protected]

Highly skilled clinicians will teach all Sports Center sessions.  Please note that lunch is provided at all locations but participants must provide their own transportation and pre-registration is required for both groups and individuals.  For more information or to register, please go to apm.activecommunities.com/cobparksandrecdepart/Home.

 

LEARN ITALIAN FREE

The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above.

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 p.m.

For information call 617-846-8538.