Community news 2-26-2020

March Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting
March 2, 2020 Harbor View Neighborhood Association
Brooke Charter School 145 Byron Street East Boston, 6:30pm, (doors open at 6pm)
Agenda
Welcome/Introduction (5min)
Station 7 Update Sgt. Cintolo and Officer Simons (10min)
Announcements: Board Nominations: nominations in May, Elections in June; 7th Annual Campfire Festival at Constitution Beach.; Update on Food for Thought at Carlo’s.; Annual Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner at Grace Church.(5min)
New Pastor at Grace Church Federated: Pastor Liz Georgakopoulos introduction and welcome to the neighborhood. (5min)
655 Saratoga Street, Eric Zachrison, Context for Khanh Duong. To maintain Corner Store but erect 4- 2 bed and 2 bath units on level two and three above the garages on Curtis Street. The garages will be renovated to accommodate 5 motor vehicles.Multiple variances needed: multi-family use, roof structure restrictions, parking, FAR, Height, stories 3, front, side,rear setback, and change in non-conforming use. Abutters meeting held in February. Only project for owners but Eric Zachrison has worked on several projects in East Boston. A few in Harbor View: 55 Byron Street and 839 Saratoga Street. (30min)
597 Saratoga Street, Leakhena Chan, Project is to install 1st and 2nd floor decks on house at the corner of Saratoga and Swift Street. Variance for non-conforming use. Abutters meeting held in February. (20min)
Next Meeting April 6, 2020
Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/harborviewna/

Friends of the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway meeting
AGENDA
Intros (2 minutes)
Police Report (5 minutes)
East Boston Health Center Parking Lots Redevelopment (15 minutes)
Guests: Cargo Ventures (20 minutes)
Events in 2020 (10 minutes)
Greenway Extension Update (3 minutes)
Other Topics (5 minutes)
Post Meeting – Greenway Extensions Meeting (7:30 to 8:00)
• Discussion about the Greenway Extensions with a cocus on upcoming Winthrop Feasibility Study.
• Anyone interested is welcome to join.
2020 Council Meeting Dates *4th Thursday of each month • 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
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.

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 www.gracechurcheastie.org or call the church at 617-569-5358 for more information.
Upcoming Events at the East Boston Branch Library
SAT Prep Workshop Series
Thursdays, through March 12 at 6 p.m.
SAT course designed for high school students who need an efficient preparatory class in a condensed amount of time. The course will focus on test topics that will impact your score the most. Students will learn test strategies to help tackle different types of test questions and how to put it all in context with your college goals. This program will run for five weeks and has limited seating. There will be no class during February school vacation week. To reserve a spot, please contact the East Boston Branch at 617.569.0271 or email [email protected]
Music As Art Gallery Presents: Free Winter Concert at the East Boston Branch Library.

Adult Italian Classes
 Adult Italian classes will be offered by the Appian Club of Stoneham starting on Tuesday evenings, March 17. A beginners class will start with the basics (pronunciations, phrases, etc.) and give you a firm foundation for the language. A more advanced class will also be available on Tuesday evenings for those with knowledge of Italian. The eight week classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in Stoneham and the cost is $150 plus a $20 text.
 Instructor is Tiffany Bistocchi Murphy, graduate of Dickinson College (2003) with a major in Italian and a Master’s in Italian from Middlebury College (2006). She has traveled extensively throughout Italy and has taken courses there. The class is casual, interesting and the experience will be enjoyable. If you are traveling to Italy or just want to relive your heritage roots, this class is for you.
 Contact coordinator John Nocella for further details at 781-438-5687 or, preferably, by email, at [email protected] Please pass along to other family members, friends and neighbors.
 The class is sponsored by the Appian Club of Stoneham, a non-profit, social charitable 503(c)(7)organization whose mission is to promote Italian culture and heritage.

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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