Community News

Blood Drive

A Community Blood Drive  will be held at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 from 12:30  until 5:30 p.m.  The Elks is located at 191 Washington Avenue, Winthrop.Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome but you may experience a wait time. 

Chamber announces winners of 2019 “Deck the Windows” contest

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce held their 2019 “Deck the Windows” holiday window decorating contest the weekend of Dec. 13, 14, and 15.   Businesses participated by decorating their storefront windows with decorations of the season, by calling the Chamber and having a Chamber Board member take the photos, or by having their decorations photographed by a Chamber Board member, or directly submitting pictures of their decorations.

From the many contest entries, three winners were chosen (first, second, and third place) to be the best decorated windows by an East Boston business in 2019.  Certificates were awarded to the three winners along with a congratulatory letter from the East Boston Chamber of Commerce thanking each winner for their decorating and for demonstrating the spirit of the holidays in our community. 

Congratulations to:

1st Prize winner – La Chiva Restaurant on Bennington St.

2nd Prize winner – Italian Express Pizzeria decorations at “Ianuzzi’s square” on Bennington St.

3rd Prize winner – Jeveli’s Italian Restaurant on Chelsea St.

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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