Community News

St Anthony Spaghetti Dinner

Please join us on Tuesday, June 11, for our annual St. Anthony Spaghetti dinner.  The evening begins with a special Mass in honor of St. Anthony at 4:30 p.m. Following Mass, join us in the Parish Hall for a delicious home-cooked spaghetti and meatball dinner, salad, and dessert. And get your feet moving with live accordion polka music that will be played during dinner.

Tickets are $12 per person, $6 for children. Tables of 10 are also available for $120. Tickets will be sold after the weekend Masses. They can also be reserved by contacting the rectory at 617-567-5776 or by email [email protected]

 Please join us for an evening of fun, delicious food, music, and raffles.

Grace Church Flea market

The Grace Church is having a  Flea Market/Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.  till 2 p.m., at 760 Saratoga Street, East  Boston.

Trip to Foxwoods

The Joe Guarino/ St Lazarus Bowling League is having a day trip to Foxwoods on Sunday June 9.

The buses leave at 7:45 a.m. from St. Lazarus Church on Ashley Street East Boston.

The cost is $30 per person which includes a $10 food coupon and $10 in slot play.

Muffins, turnovers and juices are served on the bus.

For tickets call: Nunny Celona at 781-245-6622.

OHNC May  Meeting agenda

Monday, May 20, 2019 Meeting Agenda.

Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street.

Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. – Agenda is subject to change.

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

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

Community Presentation – PLAN: East Boston multi-modal transportation survey

Development Presentations – New and voting matters

INFO: 115 Leyden St, Erect 9-unit dwelling with parking for 9 vehicles

VOTE: 192 Gladstone St, Proposal to erect a 6-unit residential building with roof deck and 6 underground parking spaces

VOTE: 18 Crestway Rd., Demolish existing single family and erect  3-story 9-unit building with 12 off-street parking spaces. [Note: this is project is revised]

VOTE: 154 Bayswater, Change 2-family status to 3-family by renovating basement space for additional apartment unit.

Next meeting: Monday, June 17, 2019.

East Boston Branch Library Happenings

365 Bremen Street

East Boston, MA 02128


ESOL Intermediate English Class

Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is an adult ESL Intermediate English class for people with some English experience. You will review grammar basics, learn how to offer and request advice, talk about future hopes and plans, and fix common mistakes in English pronunciation!

Registration is required. To register and for more information, please visit us, call 617.859.2446, or email [email protected]

 Classes are free.

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards to Celebrate Working Families

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, serving Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End, is hosting a community brunch in honor of International Workers’ Day and the Fight for Fifteen. The brunch will be held at The Tavern at the End of the World, 108 Cambridge Street in Charlestown, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2019. All are invited.

International Workers’ Day, often called May Day, is typically celebrated on May 1 by countries around the globe, honoring the collective strength of laborers and the working classes, their rights as workers, and their critical  contributions to their countries’ economies.

The Fight for $15 is an American movement advocating for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15 per hour. The federal minimum wage was set at $7.25 per hour in 2009, and has not been increased since.

This is a family-friendly event and seniors eat free. Suggested contribution is $15/person.

Mayor Walsh Announces 2019 Coffee Hour Series

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 20th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide through June 19.

“I look forward to the Neighborhood Coffee Hours every year as a way to start the spring season by getting out to the neighborhoods to engage directly with our residents,” said Mayor Walsh.

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents the opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments 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.

Participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Star 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 a raffle prize 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 to 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.  Locations are weather permitting. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh’s 2019 Neighborhood Coffee Hours are as follows:

Monday, May 20

Walker Playground

550 Norfolk Street, Mattapan

Wednesday, May 22

Joe Moakley Park/Dorothy Curran Tot Lot

1005 Columbia Road, South Boston

Thursday, May 23

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

15P Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay

Tuesday, May 28

Marcella Park

260 Highland Street, Roxbury

Tuesday, June 4

Paul Revere Mall

370 Hanover Street, North End

Wednesday, June 5

Brighton Common

30 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton

Thursday, June 6

Ronan Park

92 Mt. Ida Road, Dorchester

Tuesday, June 11

Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot

369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury

Wednesday, June 12

Noyes Park

86 Boardman Street, East Boston

Thursday, June 13

Adams Park

4225 Washington Street, Roslindale

Wednesday, June 19

Mozart Street Playground

10 Mozart Street, Jamaica Plain

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, online at Facebook or Twitter @bostonparksdept, or by visiting

Grace Church News Services

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 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a food pantry on Saturdays from 10 a.m. 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.

Learn Italian Free

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.

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.

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