Community News

Local Student Receives Bachelor’s Degrees from UMass Amherst

Lilliana Tirado Arteaga of East Boston was among the 320 students who received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst this September, 2019.

Grace Church Federated annual Festival

Grace Church Federated will be hosting their sixth annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, on Saturday, December 21st, at 4 PM, at 760 Saratoga Street. This is a traditional Christmas celebration in scripture and song that features readings that tell the story of the Nativity, interspersed with choral pieces and singalong carols in which the audience is invited to join in.   It takes place in the congregation’s historic shingle-style church, with seasonal decorations and candles.  Admission is free to all.  Reception will follow the service directly afterwards.

JPNA P and Z Meeting Agenda

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association

Planning & Zoning (P and Z) Agenda

Wednesday, December 18, 2019;  7 – 8:30 pm

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: Training Building

250 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change)

16 and18 Cottage Street – Add rear and 4th story additions & roof decks to both properties.

 362 Sumner – Erect a 3-unit residential dwelling

 159-165 Everett Street  – Erect a 7-unit residential dwelling with parking

We thank the EBNHC for letting us use the space.

We MUST be out of the building by 8:30PM.

2019 Planning & Zoning Meeting dates are available at

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Board of Directors:

Cindy Baxter | Rachel Blomerth | Mary Cole | Margaret Farmer | Andrew Pike.

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.

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.

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.

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