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Edwards to Host Neighborhood Coffee Hours

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards will be hosting a neighborhood coffee hour at Pazza on Porter in East Boston this Saturday May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pazza is a locally owned restaurant specializing in Italian food. After the coffee hour, Councilor Edwards and volunteers will canvass the neighborhood to collect the required signatures of registered voters for Councilor Edwards to appear on the ballot for this fall’s municipal election. 

In announcing these coffee hours, Councilor Edwards expressed her excitement to safely meet with community members one-on-one in an informal setting in order to address concerns and improve the quality of life for residents. Coffee will be provided and all are welcomed to attend. Covid protocols will be followed. Those interested in volunteering to collect signatures can sign up at

May Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting

The next meeting of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association, (HVNA), will be on May 3 at 6 p.m. Please note this meeting will be presented in English and Spanish for our Harbor View residents. The meeting will be on Zoom. Please check the website ( for instructions to participate by video or telephone. HVNA will continue to stream the meeting via facebook live as well as Facebook,


Welcome/Introduction (5min)

Announcements   Love Your Block, HVNA Garden and Birthday wishes. (5min)

Boston Police Station 7 Update Officer Dan Simons and Sgt. Cintolo

490 Bennington Street – Second Presentation and VOTE, Attorney Richard Lynds for EB MHRC Holding LLC. Demolish existing single family home and erect a four story mixed use building with retail space on the ground floor level. 9 Units with roof decks and 6 parking spaces. (25min)

117 Coleridge Street – Second Presentation and VOTE, David Choi, Architect for owner Jorge Betancur. Proposal to expand the rear porches and construct new side porches. Also to renovate the existing basement, legalize it and change occupancy from 3 to 4 Units to be sold as condos. (25min)

184 Cowper Street 1st Presentation, Attorney Richard Lynds for owner 184 Cowper Nominee Trust. Proposal is to demolish the existing 2 family home and erect a 3 story, 8 Unit dwelling. Anticipated variances IPOD, Use, FAR, Stories, Side Yard, Rear Yard and Parking. (30min)

The next meeting will be on June 7. 

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