Community News Briefs

August 2, 2018
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August 2018 Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting

August 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Brooke Charter School

145 Byron Street

Agenda

Welcome/Introduction (5min)

Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin , Officer Simons (10min)

Announcements/Slow Streets Update (5min)

Development

78 Horace St Third presentation and VOTE (15 min)

Atty David Gottlieb, Subdivide into two lots, erect two family house (78 will be two condos, 76 will be two rentals)

70 Wordsworth St First Presentation (15 min)

Atty Richard Lynds, erect 5 unit building with 4 parking spaces

181 Coleridge St Third Presentation (10 min)

Atty Dennis Quilty / Developer Ryan Acone | Vote in September

181 Cowper St Third presentation and VOTE (15 min)

Atty Jeff Drago, demolish existing structure and erect 9 unit building with 14 parking spaces

1 Short St First presentation (15 min)

Atty Jeff Drago, 24 units, 45 feet high, 4 stories, 21 parking spaces, rental units

58 Byron St First presentation (15 min)

Atty Jeff Drago, erect 4 story, 4 unit building on vacant lot, 4 parking spaces.

 

Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library in August!

Summer Eats at the East Boston Branch Library.

Monday-Friday, lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. and snack 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This summer, children and teens can enjoy free, healthy meals at the East Boston Branch Library through the Summer Eats Food Service Program. Children are also invited to join in the fun at the library during this time which includes Read Boston on Mondays in July and drop-in arts and crafts and board games Tuesday through Friday in July and Monday-Friday in August.

A nutritious snack will also be served at 3:30 p.m. each weekday.

Summer Eats will provide nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under through the federal Summer Food Service Program. Working in partnership with local communities, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Project Bread – a leading statewide anti-hunger organization – support Summer Eats programs across the state to reach as many children and teens as possible.

Breakdancing with the Floor Lords Crew

Saturday, August 11th from 1-4 p.m.

The Floor Lords Crew will be showcasing the foundational  steps and history of hip-hop culture in Boston here at the East Boston Branch at 1 p.m. on Saturday August 11, at 1 p.m.

The Floor Lords was established in 1981 at the adolescence of the Hip-hop culture. Two groups formed into one, to create a powerhouse crew. Since then, they have played a significant role in the growth of Hip-hop culture, contributing wholeheartedly by helping to define and ultimately expand upon the art of break dancing or more commonly known as “B-boying” around the world.

Historic New England:  The Magic of Music:  Melba’s Triumph

Friday, August 10, at 3 p.m.

Historic New England invites students to explore the life of Melba Liston. Using the book, Little Melba and her Big Trombone, students will meet Melba, an extraordinary jazz trombonist who faced numerous challenges in her life to create toe-tapping tunes. Students will look at instruments from the past, listen to Melba’s music, and create a musical instrument to take home with them.

For ages 6-12.

Senior Sock Hop

Thursday, August 16th from 1-4 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the 1940’s and 50’s! Strike a pose at our  photo booth, test your knowledge of all things 50’s in a fun trivia game and dance the afternoon away!

 

Purple Heart Day is August 7

There are so many days of remembrance on the calendar its no wonder many can be forgotten. Our Auxiliary has chosen Purple Heart Day Aug. 7, as our date of remembrance. Each year Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 shall try its best to Honor community recipients on this very day with a simple message of appreciation, a warm meal and a thank you. This by NO means compares to the sacrifices a veteran gives to our country.

The Beachmont Auxiliary/VFW 6712 shall honor local purple heart recipients on Purple Heart Day. We will host an Italian style dinner on Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. The Purple Heart recipient and one invited guest are Free. Those who wish to attend please purchase tickets at the VFW at $10 each be sure to write your numbered tickets and your purple heart friends name in book for seating arrangements. Community Donations are also welcomed to Sponsor the cost of Purple Heart Recipient Dinner.

Do you know someone who has a Purple Heart medal?  The Purple Heart medal is awarded to military servicemen wounded while serving our country. Our VFW 6712 and Auxiliary and community recognizes these veterans as United States of America’s greatest Heroes.  If you know of a Purple Heart recipient, please contact the VFW so we can invite them. 781–284–9724.  To Sponsor a Purple Heart recipient payable to Aux/ VFW Post 6712 at 150 Bennington St., Revere, MA. 02151.  The VFW and Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization.  Nobody does more for our Veterans. www.vfw.org Thank you!  GOD bless America.

 

East Boston Social Center’s Senior Program now offering Spanish Language Classes

The Senior Program at the East Boston Social Centers is now offering Spanish Language Classes for adults over 60 years old.  Classes are held every Wednesday at 10am in Room 209.  All are welcome to attend.  Class is taught by Mr. Montaro.  No need to register, just come by on Wednesday at 10am for this fun class.  The East Boston Social Centers is located at 68 Central Square.

 

MAYOR WALSH’S MOVIE NIGHTS RETURN AUG. 2

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in 12 City of Boston parks during August and September.

All shows begin at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) and are sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Northeastern University in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment and HOT 96.9.  Free popcorn will be provided by AMC Loews Theatres.

Dates, locations, and movies are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 27

Brophy Park, East Boston

“Beauty & the Beast”

For more information please call (617) 635-4505 or visit the Boston Parks and Recreation Department online on Facebook or at www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation.

 

Atlantic Works

Gallery anniversary celebration

Atlantic Works Gallery presents ‘15 Years on the Edge: Atlantic Works Gallery’s anniversary celebration’ featuring members of the gallery.

Receptions 6-9 p.m.

Now through Aug. 16.

The Atlantic Works Building at 80 Border Street in East Boston is visible on maps as early as 1892, as part of a large parcel owned by the Atlantic Works Company. By 2001, the building consisted primarily of artists’ studios.

When a large room on the top floor became available in late 2002, a number of artists decided to pool their resources and rent it as a group, using the space both for exhibits and whatever creative endeavors seemed appropriate. This was the birth of Atlantic Works – A Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas. The inaugural exhibit was held in February of 2003.

Several of the original 22 people who were in the inaugural show are still active members today. Our newest members joined as recently as this year.

Join us for a show celebrating our 15 years as co-op gallery and space for nurturing and encouraging artists.

Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 2-6 p.m. and by appointment.

Atlanticworks.org | 80 Border St., third floor, East Boston, MA 02128 [email protected] | 857-302-8363.

 

BCYF Fun Stops Return for the Summer

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is pleased to bring back the annual “BCYF Fun Stops” offering free, daily, drop-in activities at five locations in Boston through Aug. 17.

Children ages 8-14 are welcome to stop in and enjoy a variety of structured activities including board games, sports, arts and crafts and more from noon to 5 p.m.* each weekday. No pre-registration is required, however, parents must fill out a brief waiver form that contains the necessary emergency contact information as well as allows youth to swim during scheduled times at the Fun Stop pool locations. Each Fun Stop is open on a first come, first serve basis, and is limited to 50 youth per day. Many of the Fun Stops are able to provide lunch through the Summer Food Service Program, but please confirm with the site.  Fun Stops will continue through Friday, Aug. 18.

The Fun Stops are hosted in parks or open spaces adjacent to or near a BCYF community center. For more about the Fun Stops, contact the host community center listed below or visit Boston.Gov/BCYF:

BCYF Paris Street Community Center at Paris Street Park, 113 Paris St., East Boston, 617-635-5125/1410

About Boston Centers for Youth and Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program, the GIRLS Initiative, Camp Joy special needs program and many aquatic offerings.

 

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 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.

 

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 St.

 

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 Aug. 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 to 14.  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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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.