Community News

Greenway Council Meeting Set for Sept. 26

The next Greenway Council meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m.  at the Anna DeFronzo Center (395 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA). 

Below is the agenda.

AGENDA

Welcome and Introductions      (5 minutes)                                           

Police Report   (5 minutes)

Greenway renaming update + Event (October 26th ) (10 minutes)

Massport vehicles on the Greenway   (5 minutes)

Massport path markings    (5 minutes)

Byron St  Bridge   (10 minutes)

Gove Street Update     (5 minutes)

Greenway Extensions Update     (5 minutes)

Other Topics   (5 minutes)

Check Out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library

Little Groove Music

Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m.

Little Groove presents music classes for toddlers and preschoolers.  Come sing, move, play instruments and more. Ages 0-5, accompanied by a caregiver.  Groups welcome.

Jackie Robinson:  A Civil Rights Story

Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

In this lecture, Anthony Guerriero, historian and Massport’s Assistant Director of Community Relations will explore Jackie Robinson’s role and importance in the Civil Rights movement. Robinson is one of the iconic players in Major League Baseball History. His arrival in 1947 not only changed the game of baseball, it also changed American society. Yet, why is  Jackie Robinson  rarely mentioned as a key figure  in this  historic movement.Join historian Anthony Guerriero  as he explores the answers to this important question. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch LIbrary.

Generously Funded by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks

The Delvena Theatre Company will be presenting Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks at the Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch, 365 Bremen Street, Boston, MA on Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m..

On a scorching hot day in Fall River, back in August of 1892, a heinous crime occurred. Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried and acquitted of the vicious axe murders of her father and stepmother. This true unsolved mystery has fascinated people for over 100 years. Two people died on that day in 1892, but Lizzie continues to live on in American folklore.

An edutainment production, written by Fran Baron and directed by Joseph Zamparelli, the show will feature Lynne Moulton and Joseph Zamparelli in multiple roles.  The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie and deciding her guilt or innocence. Did she or didn’t she? You be the judge on October 3rd at the Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch.

Lynne Moulton has performed several roles for Delvena Theatre including her IRNE nominated Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Sissy in Piece of My Heart and also for numerous other theatre companies in the New England area.  She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art under the direction of Sir Robert Palmer and at Trinity Rep Conservatory.   

Joseph Zamparelli is a professional actor, director and producer.  A graduate of Boston College (Psychology/Theater Arts) he went on to the professional training program at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC.  In addition to commercial film and television work, he is Producing/Artistic Director of BostonAlive.

The Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 and has performed at various venues, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  The company was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

For more information, call the Library at (617) 569-0271.

Gove Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting Agenda

The next Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting is on Monday, Sept. 30, at 6:30-8:30 p.m., held in the Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room at Logan Airport Rental Car Center.

• Welcome & Announcements

• Boston Police Updates – Sargent Martin & Officer Simons

• Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli

• Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor

• Presentation:

• Plan: East Boston Update -Kristina Ricco, Jason Ruggiero

• Project Presentation:

• Combine 4 lots: 231, 233, 237 Maverick Street and 96

Cottage Street into the following:

96 Cottage St: Erect 4 story – 2 unit building.

233 Maverick St: Erect 4 story – 9 unit building.

231 Maverick St: Erect 4 story – 7 unit building.

2nd Presentation & Vote – Attorney Marc LaCasse

LOCATION: The Catherine Leonard-McLean (formerly Noddle Island) Community Room is located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center, situated at the end of Porter Street. Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.

The JPNA Fall Fling is Back by Popular Demand

By popular demand, the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association is bringing back the Fall Fling, their neighborhood cocktail party to encourage local residents to meet one another.

The Fall Fling will be on Thursday, October 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites at Boston Logan Airport. Tickets are on sale for a cost of $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite, or the JPNA webpage at, www.jeffriespoint.org. A variety of restaurants with easy access to Jeffries Point are being asked to participate, providing food tastings.

“Neighbors want the chance to meet other neighbors” stated Margaret Farmer, Co-Chair.

“Hopefully, everyone will meet someone on their street they didn’t know before!” JPNA Vice Chair Rachel Blomerth added, “We really appreciate the sponsorship of Embassy Suites, Portside Development and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to make this event possible.”

Ryan Persac of The Persac Group real estate is the “King of the Bar”, sponsoring an open beer and wine bar from 7 to 8 p.m. for all attendees. There will be a full cash bar available for the entire event as well. The event was last held in 2016, when residents gathered at CrossFit Jeffries Point.

“Funds raised will help us provide free events, such as the 3 movies we did this summer with NOAH, as well as neighborhood potlucks and park beautification” explained JPNA Secretary Mary Cole.

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 60 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 www.gracechurcheastie.org or call the church at 617-569-5358 for more information.

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