News in Brief

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce Commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce will be placing a display of American flags to commemorate the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, 1/18/21 at the

Daniel H Solari Square outside the Chamber of Commerce office at 464 Bremen Street.

Martin Luther King Jr. exemplified organized protests to voice his concerns in a peaceful way, without violence.  He will forever be remembered for advocating for meeting with violence in non-violent ways while voicing his concerns through protests.

Please note that the flags are for display purposes.  If anyone wishes to obtain a flag, please feel free to contact the Chamber at  You can take a selfie of yourself or others with the flag display and post it on  social media with the hashtag  #eastbostonchamber to enter in a raffle for a free US flag like those found in the display.

We will announce the winner on the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.

OHNC January 19, Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) will be Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For your information and so that you can post/share it, here is the agenda:

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council Meeting Agenda – Tuesday January 19th, 2020

Location: Zoom 

Meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but the Zoom link will open at 6:00pm to get acclimated. The meeting will automatically be recorded.

Zoom meeting information:


• Public Safety   

 Station 7 Community Update: Officer Dan Simons

• Announcements & General Presentations

 COVID Testing Efforts in East Boston

 East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s has a walk-thru testing site at 79 Paris St. You do not need to have symptoms or be a patient at EBNHC. Call 617-569-5800 to pre-register.

 Monday-Friday: 8am-11:30am and 1pm-4:30pm

 Saturday: 10am-1:30pm

 See for more information.

 Orient Heights Design Review Committee

 Formation of a new committee that will meet with developers/attorneys prior to their presentation at an OHNC meeting to review their proposal and provide feedback.

• Development Presentations


 6-8 Andrew Road – Renovation of existing rear deck. Scope includes extending deck to upper floor, addition of an egress stair, and extension of first floor portion of deck. Renovation of rear basement access stair/door also included.

 90 Ashley Street – erect a two-family dwelling on a vacant lot.


 1209 Bennington Street – Raze existing building and erect a four (4) story seven (7) unit residential dwelling with parking for five (5) vehicles. 

• Adjournment

 The next OHNC meeting will be held on Monday, February 15.

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