Community News Briefs

Gove Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting Agenda – March 26

Gove Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting:

Monday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm

The Noddle Island Community Room – Logan Airport Rental Car Center

Boston Planning and Development Agency

The BDPA community planning staff will discuss their role in the community planning and development process and will answer questions residents might have about the community planning and development process.

Community Preservation Act

Kannan Thiruvengadam, member of the Community Preservation Committee, will briefly discuss the Community Preservation Act which funds historical preservation, parks and affordable housing and how one can apply for funding.

Project Presentations

  • 173-177 Maverick Street (formerly DeAngelis Bakery)

A complete rehab of three buildings into a proposed occupancy of a single retail space and 9 dwelling units.

Attorney Richard Lynds 2nd presentation/VOTE to be taken

  • 128 Gove Street/Mt. Carmel

A proposal to demolish the existing structures on the Mt Carmel property and to build new housing structures on the vacant lot on Frankfort Street for a total of 115 units. Project consists of 50% condos and 50% rentals.

Attorney Jeff Drago, presenting updates/No vote

  • 28-30 Geneva Street

Attorney Jeff Drago, 1st Presentation/No Vote

Location: The Noddle Island Community Room is located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center, situated at the end of Porter Street. Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.LOCATION – The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center situated at the end of Porter Street. Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.LOCATION – The Noddle Island Community Room located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center situated at the end of Porter Street. Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.


Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association P&Z Agenda

Wednesday March 21, 2018 7pm

Jeffries Point Yacht Club

565 Sumner street

AGENDA (subject to change)

283 Webster Street: 1st appearance. Proposal to extend living space into the basement of existing 3 unit dwelling and add rear decks and roof deck. Attorney Richard Lynds.

159-165 Everett Street: 1st appearance. Proposal to combine lots and erect a 9 unit residential dwelling with parking for 4 vehicles. Attorney Richard Lynds.

238 Webster Street: 2nd appearance. Proposal to demolish existing building and erect 9 residential units with 8 parking spaces. Attorney Drago.

9-15 Webster Avenue: 1st appearance. Proposal to erect vertical, fourth floor addition on existing building at 11-15 Webster Ave. to create a 6-unit residential building. Build new 3-unit, 4-story residential building on vacant lot at 9 Webster Ave. Project includes a total of 9 residential units. No parking proposed. Attorney Mark Lacasse.

30 Orleans Street: 3rd appearance with changes. New construction of 3 unit residential building on open lot. Joy Street Design.

Narrow Gauge Tunnel Lots: Continued discussion of potential development on four vacant lots between Maverick and Everett, Everett and Sumner, Sumner and Webster and Webster and Marginal. Developer: MG2, Attorney Richard Lynds.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Board of Directors:

Renee Scalfani | Dan Bailey | Cindy Baxter | Mary Cole | Andrew Gelling


Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee meeting April 3

East Boston Republicans will meet Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Jeveli’s Restaurant at Day Square in East Boston.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p. m.  East Boston voters registered as “unenrolled” or as Republicans are encouraged to join us at this meeting.

Discussion at the meeting will be about the Massachusetts Republican Convention in Worcester in late April.

For more information please call Chris Morton at (617) 569-4075 or e-mail us at [email protected].



Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament in partnership with the Boston Bruins on April 17, 18, and 19 during the April public school vacation week.

“Every year, young players from neighborhoods across Boston compete in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament for the title of ‘Boston’s Best,’” said Mayor Walsh. “This is a great competition that many look forward to every year, and I thank the Boston Bruins for their partnership and support and wish this year’s players all the best of luck.”

Additional support is provided by P&G Gillette.  Teams will compete in two regions in Mite (ages 7 to 8) and Squirt (ages 9 to 10) divisions.   Please note that pre-registration for teams is required with a limit of eight teams per regional division.

Region 1 playoffs will take place Tuesday, April 17, at Fallon Field located at 910 South Street in Roslindale.  Region 2 playoffs will take place Wednesday, April 18, at Garvey Playground located at 340 Neponset Avenue in Dorchester.  Winning teams will meet for the finals at Ryan Playground, located at 74 Alford Street in Charlestown, on Thursday, April 19.

To register or for more information, please contact Billy Sittig at [email protected] or call (617) 961-3082.



Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The free four-day event will take place April 17 to April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

“Young women from all over Boston are invited to come join our Parks Department for our annual festival of sports clinics and life skills workshops during April school vacation week,” said Mayor Walsh. “It’s a great time to have fun, make new friends, and develop new strengths that will help our students grow and learn in the years to come.”

Activities will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College, 1350 Columbus Avenue, and the nearby BCYF Madison Park Community Center, Building 4, 55 Malcolm X Boulevard.  The All Girls Sports Festival features a variety of sport clinics and health and wellness workshops supported by local colleges, non-profits, and City of Boston agencies.  Free lunch will be also be provided.

Participants will find a variety of fun ways to exercise mind, body, and spirit and try out a variety of sports with expert instructors including basketball, tennis, Double Dutch, step dancing, track, swimming, rugby and soccer.  Participants must be Boston residents ages 11 to 14 and should wear activity-appropriate clothing.

To pre-register go to  For more information, please contact Barbara Hamilton at (617) 961-3093 or by emailing [email protected].


East Boston Social Centers to Hold Annual Pizza and Comedy Fundraiser April 12

The East Boston Social Center will hold its Annual Spring Fundraiser, a Pizza and Comedy night at Prince Restaurant in Saugus, on the evening of Thursday April 12th, 2018 – doors open at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you and sharing a great night of laughs, pizza and friendship.

The East Boston Social Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit multi-service agency that has served the children, families, and senior citizens of East Boston since its founding in 1918. That’s 100 years!  Stay tuned for our Anniversary Gala later this year.

Net proceeds from this event will support the Social Centers’ programs, which serve over a thousand members of the East Boston and Greater Boston community each year. The Social Centers provide fully licensed and accredited Early Learning and After School programs for children ages two months through fourteen years, free after-school programming for at-risk teens, a Summer Program, as well as nutritional and social and recreational programming for the elderly, and community space for advocacy, self-help and community groups.

Ticket price of $35 per person includes all you can eat cheese pizza, free soft drinks and a hilarious comedy show with some of the area’s best comedians.  Other menu items and a cash bar are also available for purchase.

There is also a Raffle for4 Red Sox tickets, an assortment of gift certificates, baskets and much more.  Chances are $20 for a book of 10 (Need not be present to win).

Thank you for your continued generosity to the East Boston Social Centers and support of the community of East Boston. We look forward to seeing you on April 12th!

To purchase tickets for the event or for raffle chances, please call Marisa at (617) 569-3221 ext. 107, email at [email protected]  – or contact any of our Board members.

You may also purchase tickets online at:



The East Boston “K” Trust is now accepting college scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors.   Applications are accepted from all seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum) regardless of where they attend high school. The only residency exception is for seniors who are members of the Key Club of East Boston High School.  Scholarships are awarded to students based on scholastic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

Applications with complete instructions are available at all area high schools (please see guidance counselor for an application*).

All applications must be completed and submitted by Thursday March 29 to:

East Boston K-Trust

ATTN: Marisa Di Pietro

East Boston Social Centers

68 Central Square

East Boston, MA 02128

Applicants will be interviewed at Spinelli’s in East Boston on Tuesday April 10, at 5:30 p.m.

Scholarship winners will be honored during a special East Boston Kiwanis and East Boston “K” Trust Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30pm at Spinelli’s in East Boston.

Dinner cost is $25 per person and RSVP’s are required.  *Applications are also available at the EB Social Centers, Room 103, at 68 Central Square

Contact Marisa Di Pietro, [email protected]  or 617-569-3221 ext. 107


East Boston Branch Library

Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library

Family Story Time – This weekly story time features books, songs, and movement. Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. (runs through May 24. No story time on May 10). For ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

Baby Lapsit – Join us for bounces, rhymes, stories and activities. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (runs through May 25). For children under 2 accompanied by an adult.

Countdown to Kindergarten Playgroup

Fridays at 10 a.m.

For children 1-5 years of age.Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

Children will start to build on their school readiness skills.Para niños de 1 hasta 5 años.

¡Damos la bienvenida a los padres, los abuelos y otros adultos que cuiden a los niños!

¡Los niños comienzan a desarrollar sus habilidades de preparación para la escuela!

Need Homework Help?

Come to the library’s free homework help program.

High school students help children in grades K – 8,

Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

A Boston Public School teacher provides homework help on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m.

No registration is necessary.

Drop-In Tech Help for Adults & Seniors

Mondays from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Tech confusion? We can help!

If you have questions about a laptop, Chromebook, Android or iPad tablet, Kindles and eBook readers, iPods, or about smartphones of all sorts, drop by with your fully-charged device and we can help you learn a new technique or trick to get your tech device working for YOU!

Yu-Gi-Oh Club -meets every Saturday from 1:30-3:30.

English Conversation Groups Mondays at 6:30 and Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Come practice speaking English with our conversation group.  It meets  meet on Mondays.These groups are free and open to the public.  No registration needed.

Monday Night Knit-in at the East Boston Branch Library

First Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

Unwind with your knitting at this monthly drop-in knitting session. Join us to meet new people, share ideas, get tips, learn from each other and have fun! Bring a project to work on. All skill levels welcome.

USCIS Information Session at the East Boston Branch Library

Thursday, March 22nd from 3-6

In this drop-in session, a USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration) officer will answer questions about immigration issues, including:

An Officer will provide information and answer your questions about: • Naturalization and Citizenship • Permanent residency •Immigration benefits •Avoiding immigration scams • Finding low-cost and safe legal advice NOTE: Staff will not address case specific inquiries. If you need case-specific information, call USCIS Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or visit your local USCIS office.

ESL Intermediate English Classss

Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

This is an adult ESL Intermediate English class for people with some English experience. Registration is required. To register and for more information, please visit us, call 617.859.2446, or email [email protected].

Classes are free.

For information any of these programs, call or come in to the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen Street, (617) 560-0271.


Boston Public Library’s free homework help underway

Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program began and runs through May 24, 2018, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students at most BPL locations across the city. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union (BTU) tutors are also available during select weekdays from 4-6 p.m. for students in Grades K-12. Visit for complete information. Most homework help mentors and program participants are Boston Public Schools students, though it is open to all, and BTU tutors are either current or retired Boston Public Schools teachers.


Tech goes home

Tech Goes Home is a computer based program with the goal of ensure that all low-come residents of Greater Boston are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st-century skills development. The TGH program offers resident the ability to improve their quality of life as new member of the online community.

What’s included for Boston residents?

  • 15 Hours of Computer training
  • A web based curriculum designed to help you access resources throughout the Internet.
  • The option to purchase a brand new computer for just $50
  • Help accessing significantly discounted high-speed Internet for qualified participants

If you interested in participating or have any questions,Speak to a staff at ABCD East Boston APAC or Call 617-567-8857



The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above.

Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one

of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly

Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 to  2:45 p.m.

For info call 617-846-8538

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