Community News

Greenway Council meeting Agenda

The next Greenway Council meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Anna DeFronzo Center (395 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA).

Police Report   
RisingEMOTIONS Art Installation Events Recap + Breakdown   
Wayfinding Signs                      

Events in 2020  
Byron St – Proposed new entrance    
Greenway Extension Update     

Other Topics            
2020 Council Meeting Dates
*4th Thursday of each month
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
August – TBD
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020 
December 2020 – NO MEETING

Upcoming Events
RisingEMOTIONS : Breakdown Day
Breakdown Date: TBD

Gove Street Citizens Association meeting agenda

Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) next monthly meeting is Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room, Logan Airport Rental Car Center.

• Welcome & Announcements

• Boston Police Updates – Sergeant Cintolo and Officer Simons

• Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli

• Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor

• Project Presentations:

The proposal before the Zoning Board of Appeal is to amend the zoning authorizations for the 20 Maverick Square and 10 Gove Street East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) facilities to remove the references to the provision of ancillary parking at the following off-site lots:  75-115 Bremen Street, 164 Orleans Street, and 147-163 Orleans Street.  We will also authorize existing parking spaces located at 21 Gove Street and 79 Paris Street for use ancillary to the EBNHC facilities.   The purpose of this amendment is to allow for the release of liens on the off-site lots.  EBNHC is not requesting authorization to develop the off-site lots; any future development on the off-site lots would require full public and community review through the City’s Article 80 process.

198 & 200 Maverick
The proposals are to change the occupancy of the three-family residential dwelling to a four-family residential dwelling. 

14B Geneva
The proposal is to erect a four-family building with four parking spaces.  Abutters’ meeting is scheduled for January 22.  EBNHC Education and Training Institute, 6:50 PM.  

279 Maverick 
Brief Update 
LOCATION: The Catherine Leonard-McLean (formerly Noddle Island) Community Room is located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center, situated at the end of Porter Street. Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.

Shamrock Splash Kickoff Party

Join Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay in kicking off the 10th Annual Shamrock Splash on Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 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 8, 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 a.m., the Splash will be at 11 a.m., 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 30, at Harpoon and on the beach on March 8th!

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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