News in Brief

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce Commemorates the Observance of Flag Day

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce will be placing a display of American flags to commemorate the upcoming Flag Day observed on Tuesday, June 14, at the Daniel H Solari Square outside the Chamber of Commerce office at 464 Bremen Street.

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14.  It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

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.

Nota de Prensa

Cámara de Comercio de East Boston 4 de junio de 2021 (para la edición del 9/6/21)

Veronica Robles/Shirley Fabbo 617-308-2314/617-590-3982

La Cámara de Comercio de East Boston conmemora el Día de la Bandera.

La Cámara de Comercio de East Boston colocará una exhibición de banderas estadounidenses para conmemorar el próximo Día de la Bandera que se observará el martes 14 de junio de 2022 en la plaza Daniel H Solari, frente a la oficina de la Cámara de Comercio en 464 Bremen Street.

En los Estados Unidos, el Día de la Bandera se celebra el 14 de junio. Se conmemora la adopción de la bandera de los Estados Unidos el 14 de junio de 1777, por resolución del Segundo Congreso Continental.

Tenga en cuenta que las banderas son para fines de exhibición. Si alguien desea obtener una bandera, no dude en comunicarse con la Cámara en 

Puede tomarse una selfie de usted o en compañía de otras personas enfrente de  las banderas y publicarla en las redes sociales con el hashtag #eastbostonchamber para participar en un sorteo de una bandera estadounidense gratuita como las que se encuentran en la pantalla.

Anunciaremos al ganador en la página de Facebook de la Cámara de Comercio de East Boston.

Free Children’s Arts & Crafts Workshops Begin July 5

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS participatory program is pleased to announce the return of its series of Arts & Crafts Workshops giving children the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. From East Boston to West Roxbury, kids ages three to ten can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities at the workshops held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in parks across the city. 

Participation is free and all materials are provided, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more must pre-register by calling the Parks Department at (617) 961-3082 or emailing [email protected]. In addition, the Marionette Puppet Show series will return in July and August at 11 a.m. at various children’s workshops. See Boston’s parks come alive with Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore. 

Arts and Crafts Workshops dates and locations are as follows, 10 a.m. to 12 noon:

Wednesdays, July 6 and 13

Mary Ellen Welch Greenway, East Boston (meet at the caboose)

Wednesday, July 20 and 27

Sumner-Lamson Playground, East Boston

Thursdays, August 4 and11

Langone Park/Puopolo Playground, North End

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, on our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or by visiting 

Boston Common Frog Pond Summer Spray Pool Opens June 28

Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods, and The Skating Club of Boston are pleased to welcome children and their caregivers to kick off the 2022 summer wading season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Tuesday, June 28. The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed by the opening of the spray pool. For more information visit

In addition to activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents can enjoy a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie and tasty treats from sponsors including Hood Ice Cream Sandwiches from HP Hood LLC and Polar Beverages. Event partners include the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston Police, Mass Horticulture, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, Mass Audubon, and the Boston Public Library.

Additional sponsors include REI, whose bike techs will be on-site offering free quick fixes and safety checks; youth orchestra musicians from Boston Music Project, performing and hosting a string instrument petting zoo for all ages; Boston Moms will provide fun activities and giveaways; IMPACT Melanoma will offer sun safety tips and giveaways; and shade will be  provided by shade-on-the-go sun screens provided by Zinnia Sun Shades.

New England Dairy, a non-profit education organization that serves as the voice of local dairy farmers, will be on site to celebrate all things dairy – farming, food, nutrition, and wellness. Stop by their Mobile Dairy Bar to enjoy specialty milk flavors while learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and all things dairy.  

Families will also be able to enjoy a ride on the Boston Common Carousel. The Carousel is handicapped accessible and has height requirements: anyone 42” or taller can ride alone; anyone under 42” requires the presence of an adult. Admission for the ride is $4 with 10-ride cards available for $30. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

A year-round recreational facility, the Frog Pond offers ice skating in the winter, a spray pool and supervised wading for youth in the summer, and the Carousel from spring through fall. Information on additional activities offered at the Frog Pond can be found by visiting 

The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day. The facility is managed by The Skating Club of Boston and staffed by youth workers from the Boston Youth Fund. For further information, please call the Frog Pond at (617) 635-2120.

To stay up to date with news, events, and design and construction work in Boston Parks, sign up for our email list at and follow our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

JPNA Monthly Meeting Agenda

In order to speak at the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting aloud as an abutter, you must live within the 300’ radius from the subject property AND you must register for this meeting by Sunday, June 12th at 7pm.

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.

The following is the agenda for our upcoming monthly meeting:

AGENDA (subject to change):


Police Update

Nathalia Benitez-Perez, Mayor’s Liaison

Presentation by Board Candidates VOTE

230 Everett Street, VOTE – Presented at 3 JPNA Planning and Zoning Meetings. Proposal to erect a 5-unit residential dwelling.

Developer: Karina Mejia, represented by Richard C. Lynds.

62 Haynes Street, VOTE – Presented at 1 Planning and Zoning Meeting. Proposal to renovate existing structure and change occupancy from three (3) to four (4) units with roof decks for units 3 and 4.

Developer: Lightning Realty, LLC   Represented by: Richard C. Lynds

231 Everett Street, VOTE – Presented at 1 planning and zoning meeting. Proposal to erect a new residential structure with 4 units and two roof decks.

Developer: Crespo Group LLC, represented by: Drago + Toscano LLP

377 Maverick Street, VOTE – Presented at 1 planning and zoning meeting. Proposal to change occupancy to 5 units, renovate the existing structure, extend living space into basement, erect a rear addition with rear and roof decks.

Developer: 377 Maverick, LLC, represented by: Richard C. 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, June 17th at 7pm. Late votes will not be accepted, no exceptions. Please be sure to check your spam folder as the e-mail frequently ends up there for many residents.

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.

 2022 meeting dates are posted at

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