News in Brief

East Boston Youth Basketball Season on Hold

The organizers of the East Boston Youth Basketball regret to inform everyone that the 2020/21 season is currently on hold indefinitely due to Covid 19. A spokesperson for the group said, “ we regret this and would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience. We would also like to say thank you to the following for their outstanding support of the program over the years Joe Ruggiero from Ruggiero Memorial Funeral Home, Joe Mario from Mario 21 Real Estate, and The East Boston Athletic Board. We also received a grant this past year from the East Boston Foundation. These contributions subsidize close to 200 participants each year. Finally, we would like to recognize our coaches and the staffs at Paris St. and The Marty Pino Center for all of their hard work. “

JPNA Meeting Agenda

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, December 14, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Zoom Video Conference.

AGENDA (subject to change):

• Greetings & Announcements

• Boston Police Update – TBD

• Lina Tramelli, Mayor’s Liaison

• New Board Member Swearing In – Karen Maddalena

• The Trustees of Reservations – Piers Park Phase 3 Update

• Tailwind Air – Seaplane Service in Boston Harbor Update

• VOTE: 156 Webster St – Request to change occupancy from a 3-Family to a 4-Family dwelling. Developer: Aaron Daigneault/Solskinn Properties

•       VOTE: 44 Cottage St – Raze Existing structures and erect a four unit residential dwelling with roof deck and parking for four vehicles. Developer: Crespo Construction. Represented by: Richard Lynds.

As a reminder, all questions will be handled via the Zoom chat feature. We ask all attendees to remain muted unless called upon to speak. Looking forward to “seeing” you all there! 

We are using eBallot to manage the voting process. Within 48 hours after the meeting, eligible voters will be emailed a link that will allow them to vote online. All votes must be cast by Friday, December 18th at 7pm. Late votes will not be accepted, no exceptions.

We hope you and your loved ones are well. We are all in this together as neighbors and friends. Please don’t be afraid to reach out. The JPNA will be posting activities on Facebook for the next three Wednesdays to promote community.

Registration Required!

We ask everyone to register 24 hours in advance to help us manage the meeting. 

PLEASE NOTE, In order to qualify to vote at a voting meeting each person must be registered and join the meeting as an individual. You will not be counted as an attendee at a meeting should you participate in the Zoom call as a couple or family.

2020 meeting dates are posted at

Trial Court Operations Through Jan. 8

In light of the major increase in COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts and experience with court staff testing and courthouse closures, the Trial Court will extend the reduction of in-person court operations begun on Nov. 27 through Jan. 8, 2021. Courthouses will remain open during this time, and Trial Court staff will be maximizing remote work and leveraging the technologies in place to conduct operations remotely.  

The reduction of in person hearings has the potential to significantly limit pre-symptomatic individuals from entering courthouses, and reduces the potential of those individuals infecting others.   

Trial Court leaders have concluded that this plan is the best approach to balancing the need to provide access to courts and protecting the health and safety of court staff and court users. 

To the extent possible, matters already scheduled during this time will be held as virtual proceedings. Parties, attorneys and court users with questions about matters scheduled during this time should contact the appropriate clerk’s, register’s, or recorder’s office.

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