News in Brief

Paul Pingaro Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Paul Pingaro Scholarship Committee would like to announce that applications for the following Scholarships are available at The Martin Pino Community Center.

• The Salvatore and Maria Pizzi Foundation Scholarship awards $2,500 per year for four years.

• The Paul R Pingaro Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500.

Eligibility requirements for Applicants are as follows: Applicant must be a resident of East Boston, a graduating High School senior, must be accepted into an accredited college or university and turn in a completed application no later than April 23, 2021. For More information please call 617 635-5121 and ask for Joe Weddleton.

GSCA Monthly Meeting Agenda

March 22, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

The Gove Street Citizens Association GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM.  The meeting will be held on Monday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is required.  If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to, send an email to [email protected] or contact (781) 951-4111.  

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

• Attendance Roll Call

• Welcome & Announcements

• Boston Police Updates  

• Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli

• Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor

• Boston Groundwater Trust – Christian Simonelli, Executive Director.  Christian will present information about the Groundwater Conservation Overlay District (GCOD) as it relates to East Boston. It’s important we all, as residents and stewards of our neighborhood, understand why this infrastructure is needed to protect our community.

• PLAN:  East Boston – Jay Ruggiero

Project Presentation:  297 Maverick – Richard Lynds, Esq.

VOTE – Renovate, erect addition, and add roof deck. 

• Legislative Update – City Councilor Lydia Edwards

Mass National Guard to Provide Continued Assistance in Washington, D.C.

In response to a request from federal authorities for continued support, approximately 400 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will depart this weekend for Washington, D.C., to provide ongoing public safety support to local, state, and federal agencies in the region.

 As with earlier Massachusetts Guard assistance in the nation’s capital, the deployment falls under Governor Charlie Baker’s Jan. 25 activation order, which made up to 700 Massachusetts National Guard personnel available at any given time to augment the security and logistics capabilities of various agencies in the region. With the Governor’s consent, this second phase of the federally funded mission is expected to last for 10 weeks. Previously, around 600 Soldiers and Airmen were deployed to the support mission and returned home on Feb. 22.

 The mission will not interfere with the Massachusetts National Guard’s ability to respond to and assist in emergencies within the Commonwealth.  The Guard will ensure all appropriate health protection measures are implemented leading up to, and throughout, the mission. This includes pre-departure screenings, COVID-19 testing, and mandatory mask wear. Additionally, Soldiers and Airmen will have individual rooms while deployed to the D.C. area to further reduce risks during this pandemic.

 The Massachusetts National Guard trains regularly with military, law enforcement, and civilian agencies to provide a broad spectrum of services in support of security, logistics, disaster relief, and other missions. The Guard has a proven track record of success supporting civilian authorities and their frequent side-by-side training with state and local first responders makes them well-suited for this mission.

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