Community News

OHNC Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will be Monday, Dec 16, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA gym at 58 Ashley St.

Agenda is subject to change.

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

Public Safety – Station 7 Community Update: Sgt. Joe Cintolo & Officer Dan Simon

Community Presentation – Boston Water & Sewer Commission 

Development Presentations – new and voting matters

INFO: 839 Saratoga St, Proposal to raze existing building and erect a nine-unit residential dwelling with parking for nine vehicles.

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

 Next meeting: Monday, January 20, 2019.

Grace Church News and Events

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

EBCC’s Deck the Windows Contest

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce Announces the 2019 “Deck The Windows” Holiday Window Decorating Contest.

Awards will include First-, Second-, and Third-Place Best Decorated Windows by an East Boston Business.

Please contact the Chamber office to register: [email protected] or 617-569-5000 or Contact Shirley Fabbo at  [email protected]

Members of the Chamber Board will be visiting participating businesses the weekend of Dec. 13, 14, and 15. 

Happy Holidays and happy decorating!

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.

The East Boston Social Centers welcome seniors from our East Boston Community and surrounding areas.

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