Community News

The November Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting

Members of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association will hold their November meeting on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Edward Brooke Charter School on Byron Street at 6:30 p.m. 

The agenda is as follows;

Welcome/Introduction (5min)

Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin and Officer Dan Simons (10min)

Announcements: Abutters meetings, McLean Park Petition, Holiday Party (5min)

By-Laws Vote (10min)

Halloween Contest Winners (5min)

437 Frankfort Street 3rd Presentation and VOTE, Attorney Richard Lynds and Owner Richard Belliveau

Erect a 6 Unit building with 6 parking spaces in an existing yard.  (25min)

Air Inc. Chris Marchi Present information on the  impact of Logan Airport on East Boston. (10min)

181 Coleridge Street New Proposal for 9 Units and 22 parking spaces, Ryan Acone, Rock Development. (30min)

125 Addison Street Informational exchange with HVNA. (20min)

Next meeting December 2, 2019

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Mixed Lodge Turkey Shoot

Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057 Order Sons and Daughters of Italy will hold their “7th Annual Turkey Shoot” as a fundraiser for their Scholarship Fund.

The “Shoot” will take place on Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 p.m., at Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 2nd floor.  Entrance fee is $5.00.

Join all for a night of fun, dessert/coffee, and winning gift cards, pies, and raffles including lottery ticket tree.  

Any questions, call Agnes Nobile, 781-910-8632 or Laura Lopez, 617-455-8471.

Pirandello Lyceum Wine Tasting

The Pirandello Lyceum will host a Wine Tasting featuring Wines of Sicily presented by Dr. Tino Valdesolo

The event will be on Sunday, November 3 from 5-8 p.m. at Spinelli’s Function Hall 282 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA

Tickets are $50 per person/ Make checks out to Pirandello Lyceum and  send to : Pirandello Lyceum, Wines of Sicily P.O. Box 565 , East Boston, MA 02128.

RSVP: Domenic Amara at [email protected].

YMCA of Greater Boston Junior Celtic’s Youth Development Basketball League Double Teams Life Skills and Drills

Calling all youth basketball players! The YMCA of Greater Boston, in partnership with the Boston Celtic’s Shamrock Foundation, is kicking-off the nonprofit’s fall youth basketball development league for youth starting at age 3 through the 4th grade with registration opening Oct. 21 through Nov. 1. The program begins Oct. 28. All YMCA members are invited to play in the eight-week program.

 The goal of the league is to teach youth players the values of the Boston Celtics with an emphasis on health. The clinic schedule includes a mix of large group activities and exercises, small break out drills, friendly competitions and improvement-based games.

 How it works: Premiere youth basketball coaches will divide participants into instructional and recreational teams based on age. A current Celtics player and other VIPs will be in attendance to engage with players and participate in activities. Sportsmanship, positive attitude, work ethic and primarily FUN is encouraged throughout the season. Each participant will receive a special edition Jr. Celtics reversible shooting shirt, access to special events with Celtic VIPs, two tickets to Celtics 2019 Open Practice and a team photo.

Participants who register prior Nov. 1 will save $10. For more information, to register, or to see if and when a clinic will be offered at a YMCA of Greater Boston branch near you, visit:

About the YMCA of Greater Boston

The YMCA of Greater Boston is one of Massachusetts leading nonprofits committed to strengthening communities by improving health, empowering youth and activating people for good. Every day, the Y works with thousands of men, women, and children to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has access to Y programs and services. As the nation’s fifth largest charity, the Y is creating a community of caring people through meaningful memberships. For more than 167 years, the Y has been developing skills and emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse populations, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities. The YMCA of Greater Boston is America’s first Y.

Cardona Wins First Prize in Poetry Competition

 Jane Cardona of East Boston, along with three other Emerson College students, participated in and took home a $1,200 first place cash prize from the 2019 VOX Pop Slam Poetry Tournament at Stark Brewing Company in New Hampshire this October.

The competition is regarded on a national level, and is judged through both scale ratings and audience reaction. Personal stories, vulnerability, and creative expression were all used in the slam poetry to bring the team to victory.

Cardona is majoring in Communication Studies and will graduate as part of the class of 2020.

About Emerson College Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 80 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China, and the Czech Republic. A new, permanent facility on Sunset Boulevard for its L.A.-based program opened in January 2014. The College has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit

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.

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.

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.

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