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Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Planning & Zoning Agenda

We are holding two meetings in January to ensure that each project receives adequate time for community discussion.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020;  7 – 8:30 pm

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: Training Building

250 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change)

382 Sumner Street – Erect a 3-unit residential dwelling; 1st presentation.

 32 Orleans Street – Combine lots and erect a 5-story, 6-unit, residential building with parking; 2nd presentation.

 58 Everett Street – Extend Living Space into Basement; 1st presentation.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020;  7 – 8:30 pm

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center: Training Building

250 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change)

139 Everett Street – Revert from a single-family to a 2-family.  Add headroom to the upper floor. Add a roofdeck; 1st presentation.

 362 Sumner Street – Erect a 3-unit residential dwelling; 2nd presentation.

 159-165 Everett Street  – Erect a 7-unit residential dwelling with parking; 2nd presentation.

We thank the EBNHC for letting us use the space.

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

2020 Planning & Zoning Meeting dates are available at

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Board of Directors:

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

Shamrock Splash Kickoff Party

Join Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay in kicking off the 10th Annual Shamrock Splash on Thursday, January 30th from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Harpoon Brewery! Learn more about our plans for this year’s Splash, chat with people who have participated in the past, and enjoy free beer and pretzels from Harpoon Brewery. To RSVP for the kickoff email [email protected] or click the button below.


The 10th Annual Shamrock Splash will take place on Sunday, March 8th, at the BCYF Curley Community Center M Street Beach in South Boston. The Splash site is up, so you can register today for just $20 and help make this year’s splash the best ever!

Splash Registration

Day of check in will begin at 10:00 AM, the Splash will be at 11:00 AM, and Boston Harbor’s best winter beach party starts as soon as we’re all back on land! All proceeds raised by the Harpoon Shamrock Splash directly benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and DCR’s Better Beaches Program, providing FREE events and activities on our region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket.

Last year the Harpoon Shamrock Splash raised more than $50,000 to support free concerts and beach festivals, sand sculpting competitions, sand raking demonstrations and circus performances on the region’s public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.

This is our 10th Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash, and it’s going to be the biggest yet, bringing more people to the beach to enjoy a refreshing Harpoon beer and the cool clean water of Boston Harbor, along with the chance to win round-trip flights from JetBlue and other great prizes, all for a very good cause.

We can’t wait to kickoff the year with you! 

See you on January 30th at Harpoon and on the beach on March 8th!

OHNC Meeting agenda

The next meeting of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will be Monday, Jan 20, 2020, 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 – TREE Eastie 

Bylaws Vote – to amend bylaws and move “Holiday Monday” meetings to the following day.  If passed, would go into effect in February. 

Development Presentations – new and voting matters

INFO: 1088 Saratoga St, Proposal to change occupancy to 5 units and erect addition with parking for 3 vehicles.

VOTE: 837 Saratoga St, Seeking to change occupancy from 3-family dwelling to multi-family dwelling (8 units).  Erect rear addition and fourth-story addition.  Propose (6) parking spaces.

VOTE: 839 Saratoga St, Seeking to raze existing building and erect a 4-story, 9-unit residential dwelling with parking for 9 vehicles and roof decks.


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.  

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.



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.


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 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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