Community News

ONHC Meeting set for Sept. 16

The next meeting of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will be Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA gym on 58 Ashley St. 

The agenda is as follows:

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

Calendar of meetings for 2019-2020 year (third Mondays; no August meeting)

New email address: [email protected]

Reminders of new policies: 1) developers must email past/present project information two weeks before a meeting to be considered for the agenda; 2) abutters’ meetings must take place prior to project votes.

Public Safety – Station 7 Community Update: Sgt. Jim Martin and Officer Dan Simon

OHNC By-Laws – proposed amendments: Discuss now, vote in October

Community Presentation – PLAN: East Boston update: Jason Ruggiero & Kristina Ricco, Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)

Development Presentations – new and voting matters

INFO: 170-172 Gladstone St, Seeking to erect a three-story residential dwelling with six residential units and four parking spaces.

INFO: 16 Whitby St, Seeking to erect a four-story residential dwelling with ten residential units and ten parking spaces.

INFO: 1188 Bennington St, Erect a 45-unit residential dwelling with parking for 37 vehicles.

INFO: 18 Crestway, (updated) Erec a three-story, five-unit residential building with ten garage parking spaces.

VOTE: 115 Leyden St, Erect 8-unit dwelling with parking for nine vehicles.

 Next meeting: Monday, October 16, 2019

East Boston Social Center’s Senior Program 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.

EBHS 50th Reunion on Sept. 28

The East Boston High Class Of 1969  will hold its 50TH reunion on Sept. 28 at the Winthrop Elks Lodge, 191 Washington Ave. Winthrop, from 7 -11 p.m..  The cost is  $50 per person.

Any classmate who has not received a save the date postcard, or for more information

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

Grace Church News and Events

 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.

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