Community News

OHNC January Meeting

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the YMCA 58 Ashley Street. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm 

Agenda is as follows and is subject to change.

• Introductions – Welcome and report from the board (President, VP, Secretary)

OHNC email list sign-up.

• Public Safety – Station 7 Community Update Sgt. — Jim Martin & Officer Dan Simon

• Development Presentations – New and voting matters

VOTE: 56 Faywood Ave., Add a second floor w/additional living space to existing 2-family house

VOTE: 35 Leyden St., Raze building and erect new 9 unit dwelling w/ off street parking

INFO: 172 Gladstone., keep existing building and add second 3-story building w/8 units and  off-street parking

INFO: Gladstone Lots, Proposal to erect a 4-story building with 79 units and 80 parking spaces plus 8 on-street spaces and maintaining of open and public greenspace

Next meeting: Monday, February 18, 2019

UFOs UnFinished Objects, An Atlantic Works Group Show

Join us at Atlantic Works Gallery for an Artists Reception on Thursday, Jan. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Gallery Hours will be Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. or by appointment

Put on your winter art-smart-fun hat and come on over to Atlantic Works Gallery to witness a superb collection of UFOs. With a bit of nudging, our artists have agreed to show the public works-in-progress. Not an ordinarygallery-going experience! You will have a unique behind-the-scene look at the process of making art, be invited to give us your two cents, and collaborate in constructive completion.

You’ll see a few extraordinary sculptures searching for the perfect base; a drawing that may be begging for one more line; an almost-done painting waiting for a few more dabs of yellow. We’ll have clipboards, pencils and paper for visitors to leave comments.

If you’d like to hear how artist’s critique fellow artists’ work, our Artist Reception on Jan. 17, will be both an opportunity to listen to thoughtful people and a warm winter party on the East Boston waterfront.


Community Supper

Grace Church Federated, 758 Saratoga Street, East Boston invites residents to a community supper at the Church on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5 PM.  For more information, call the  Church at 617-569-5358 or visit the Church web site at


Grace Church Federated is an Episcopal/United Church of Christ church located at 760 Saratoga Street in East Boston.  All are welcome.  Please join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 AM, followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a food pantry on Saturdays from 10 AM until noon in the church basement.  There are a number of ways you can help us to serve East Boston.  Volunteer at or contribute to the food pantry.  Sing with the Festival of Lessons and Carols choir.  Bring a dish to the monthly Sunday evening community suppers.  Participate in the Sunday worship service.  Help with SundaySchool.  Visit the Grace Church web site at or call the church at 617-569-5358 for more information.

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.

East Boston Chamber of Commerce candidates for the Board of Directors

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce announces the following candidates for the Board of Directors

Candidates for Officers 2019:

President: Jim Kearney

1st Vice President: Marita Palavicini, Vilma’s Boutique

2nd Vice President: Veronica Robles, VROCC

3rd Vice President: Shirley Fabbo, Massport

Treasurer: Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank

Secretary: Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Candidates for Directors 2019-2021:

Margaret Farmer

Amanda Donis, Logan Beauty

Paul Scott, Going Clear Interactive

Kathy Olando, Sulprizio Real Estate

Aldo Callejas, La Hacienda Restuarant

Vinny Qualtieri, NOAH

The elections will take place at the East Boston Chamber office at 175 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA, 02128, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. All East Boston of Chamber Commerce members in good standing are eligible to vote. Proxy voting and absentee voting are not allowed. All voting results will be counted and reported after 6:00PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Chamber office; results will then be made available on the Chamber website.

Please come to the Chamber office and Vote Thursday, January 31, 2019.

East Boston Senior Lunch Program

If you are 60+ years of age, 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 ETHOS Congregate Meal Program provides a hot, nutritious lunch, along with wonderful socialization, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.

We welcome seniors from our East Boston Community and surrounding areas.

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.


The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street 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 info call 617-846-8538.

Community Calendar

Community Meetings

Harbor View Neighborhood Association

First Monday of every month

6:30 p.m. at the Edward Brooke Charter School, 145 Byron St.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association

Second Monday of every month.

6:30 p.m. at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club, 565 Sumner St.

Orient Heights Neighborhood Association

Third Monday of every month.

6:30 p.m. at Ashley Street YMCA, 54 Ashley St.

Friend of the East Boston Greenway

Fourth Thursday of every month.

6:30 p.m. at the Anna DeFronzo Center, 395 Maverick St.

Central Square Flats Civic Association

Third Wednesday of every month

7 p.m. at Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris St.

Gove Street Citizens Association

Fourth Monday of every month

6:30 p.m. at the Noddle Island Community Room, Logan Rental Car Center

Eagle Hill Civic Association

Last Wednesday of every month 7 p.m. at East Boston High School Cafeteria, 86 White St.

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