Community News Briefs

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.


BCYF Fun Stops Return for the Summer

ÊBoston 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.

ÊChildren 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-served 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.Ê Fun Stops begin on July 9 and 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:Ê

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

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.


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 10 a.m. in Room 209.  All are welcome to attend.  Class is taught by Mr. Montaro.  No need to register, just come by on Wednesday at 10 a.m. for this fun class.  The East Boston Social Centers is located at 68 Central Square.


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.



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 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 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 Aug. 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



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 ÊinformalÊand friendly

Italian language and culture classes. ÊWednesday afternoons from 1:15 to Ê2 45 p.m.

For info call 617-846-8538



Next meeting:

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

7 – 8:30 p.m.

EBNHC Training Building

250 Sumner St., East Boston


AGENDA (subject to change):

Police Updates Ð Sergeant Martin, Officer Simons

Community Updates Ð Jesus Garcia-Mota, Office of Neighborhood Services

East Boston Greenway Update Ð Kannan Thiruvengadam

Energy Efficiency and Household Hazardous Waste Ð Gabriela Boscio, NOAH.

Boston Community Preservation Program Ð Update on the implementation of the Community Preservation Act in Boston, which funds historic preservation, open space, and affordable housing across the City. Christine Poff, Community Preservation Director.

Casa Romero, 303 Sumner St.Ð Informational presentation on a new restaurant that is considering occupying the vacant space at 303 Sumner. Nicole Monis, General Manager.

Somalian Cafe, 389 Maverick St. Ð Informational presentation on a new restaurant that plans to open at 389 Maverick. Yahya Noor, owner.

9-15 Webster Ave. Ð Proposal to erect vertical, third floor addition on existing building at 11-15 Webster Ave. to create a four-unit residential building. Build new two-unit, three-story residential building on vacant lot at 9 Webster Ave. Project includes a total of six residential units with no parking due to location on Webster Ave. Attorney Mark Lacasse. VOTE

210 Webster Street Ð Proposal to expand rear addition. Architect, Lyle Bradley. VOTE

30 Orleans Street: Proposal to erect a new, 2-family residential building with two parking spaces on a vacant lot. VOTE.



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


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

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 Ð a leading statewide anti-hunger organization Ð support Summer Eats programs across the state to reach as many children and teens as possible.


Breakdancing with the Floor Lords Crew

Saturday, Aug. 11

 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 Aug. 11.

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, Aug. 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, Aug. 16

from 1-4 p.m.

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

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