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Sacred Heart Church Christmas Bazaar

The Sacred Heart Church Annual Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 23.

We begin the day from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with pancakes and photos with Santa Claus. The

Bazaar officially opens at noon. Drop by and support Sacred Heart Church! Play the toy game or take a chance for the Chinese Raffle, Big Ticket Raffle, 50/50 and more! Do some shopping from Christmas at our White Elephant Table, Christmas Table, or one of our vendors! Delicious food awaits you as well.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Planning & Zoning Agenda

The next Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Planning & Zoning (P&Z) meeting is on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019;  7 – 8:30 pm at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: Training Building

250 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change)

16 &18 Cottage Street. – Add rear and 4th story additions & roof decks to both properties.

 182 Webster Street – Change occupancy from 3-family to 4-family, construct rear addition on 4th floor, construct exterior rear-deck and stairway and extend Unit #1 living space into the basement.

 32 Orleans Street – Combine lots and erect a 5-story, 6-unit, residential building with parking.

OHNC November Meeting

The next meeting of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will be Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA gym on 58 Ashley St. 

The agenda is:

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

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

OHNC By-Laws – Discussion and votes on two proposals:

VOTE: Typographical Edits (e.g. typos, formatting, clarifications)

VOTE: Substantive Edits (e.g. proposed policy changes, removal of the “treasurer” role, etc.)

Questions for the Mayor – As a follow up to the Mayor’s visit at last month’s meeting, questions will be collected to pass along to his staff in preparation of a return visit. 

Development Presentations – new and voting matters.

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

INFO: 837 Saratoga St, Seeking to renovate existing building, erect addition, change occupancy from 4 to 8 units with parking for 6 vehicles.

 Next meeting: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

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, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., at Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 2nd floor.  Entrance fee is $5.

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.

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 Sunday School.  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.

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.

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