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OHNC Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will be Monday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA gym on 58 Ashley St.  For your information and so that you can post/share it, I’ve included the agenda below.

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

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

• Community Presentation – Annual update from the offices of Elected Officials Rep. Adrian Madaro, Councilor Lydia Edwards and Sen. Joe Boncore

• VOTE: New OHNC Policy – If passed will be new policy beginning in September

 In order to get on the agenda, a presentation must be submitted to OHNC Board 2-weeks prior to the meeting. Presentations will be added to the google drive, emailed agenda and Facebook page.

 In order for a project to be eligible to vote by the OHNC, the City of Boston Abutters meeting process must be completed. A request by the OHNC board will be made to the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services for a brief synopsis of the abutters meeting that will be read to the group prior to vote.

• Development Presentations – new and voting matters

 INFO: Faywood Ave. Addition to a 1-Family (Bellanti/Small)

 INFO: Boardman St. Renovate two existing 3-family homes and add a 3-family home with 6 garage spaces and 3 surface parking spaces (Nickpour/Small)

 INFO: Gladstone Lots, Create 75 units with 75 Parking spots (Merullo/Drago)

 INFO: 116 Waldemar Ave, Demolish the existing 1 family structure and erect a twenty unit residential building with fourteen parking spaces.(Drago)

Next meeting: Monday, September 16 (NO August meeting)

Harborkeepers Presents the Marine and Maritime Festival

On Saturday July 20, 2019 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. the Harborkeepers is presenting the Marine & Maritime Festival at DCR Constitution Beach Barnes Avenue East Boston.  

This event is sponsored by HYM, Channel Fish, Cape Air, Save the HarborSave the Bay Better Beaches Program and the Massachusetts DCR.

This event will feature Marine activities, Arts & Performances by Veronica Robles Cultural Center, The United States Coast Guard, Pirates, the New England Aquarium and many more engaging and fun things to do.   The Festival is free admission for all.

Harborkeepers is a 501(c)3 non-profit with  a mission to promote marine education, community engagement and environmental stewardship in our urban coastal neighborhoods and beyond.   Last year hundreds of people attended the festival and no waste was generated by single use beverage containers.   We welcome all to attend and encourage people to bring a reusable water bottle. Please visit for more info.

East Boston High Class of 1969 50th Reunion

September 28, 2019  

Winthrop Elks Lodge

191 Washington Ave.

Winthrop, MA 02152

7 p.m.-11 p.m.    $50 Per person

Any classmate who has not received a ‘save the date’ postcard, or for more info

Please contact  Corinne (Caggiano)  Barisano via email: [email protected]

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.

Grace Church News Services

Grace Church Federated is an Episcopal/United Church of Christ church located at 760 Saratoga St., 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 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.

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.

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