Community News Briefs

Orient Heights Meeting agenda

Monday, April 23, 2018 Agenda Meeting

Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street

6:15pm Registration

6:30pm to 6:40pm – Station 7 – Community Update –

Sgt. Jim Martin & Officer Dan Simon

6:45pm to 7:00pm – Nominations for Board Positions, President, Vice President, Secretary

Voting will be done at the May meeting

7:05pm to 7:15pm – Joshua Acevedo – 78 Waldemar Ave, lot between 64 & 80 Waldemar,  new construction single family home

7:20pm to 7:45pm – Suffolk Downs Presentation, traffic flow (part 1)

7:50pm to 8:00 pm – VOTE Jeff Drago, Esq – 116 Moore Street Combine 3 lots and to subdivide  into two lots A and B. existing house to remain on lot B. Existing above ground pool to be removed. Also Seeking to erect a 3 story building with 4 residential units and four parking spaces.

8:05pm – 8:30pm – Richard Lynds, Esq., 2 Ford Street -Proposal to demolish an existing auto repair shop, combine lots creating a new lot containing 9,417 square feet and erect a four-story mixed use structure containing 27 residential units (including 4 IDP Units), 1,590 square feet of retail at the ground level, and 23 garage parking spaces.

Project will be subject to Article 80E-2 (Small Project Review).

Meeting starts at 6:30pm – Agenda is subject to change.

Next meeting: Monday, May 21, 2017


East Boston Artists Group Open Studios

East Boston Artists Group will host its Open Studios on April 21 & 22, 2018, from 12-6pm each day. Our artists will open their studios to the public, showing and selling various artwork. The studios at 80 Border Street are a convenient 5-minute walk from Maverick station on the MBTA blue line.  Admission is free and all are welcome!


Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of The East Boston Library will meet on Thursday, April

19th, 6:30 pm at the branch library – 365 Bremen Street.  All are welcome.


Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Agenda

Jeffries Point Planning and Zoning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Logan Rental Car Center (Conrac Building), 15 Transportation Way

Cathy Leonard-McLean Community Room, lower  level.

AGENDA (is as follows)

91 Webster Street: 1st appearance. Proposal to construct a new roof deck. Robyn Antonucci, owner representing the condo association.

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.

159-165 Everett Street: 2nd appearance. Proposal to combine lots and erect a 9 unit residential dwelling with parking. Attorney Richard Lynds.

238 Webster Street: 3rd appearance. Proposal to demolish existing building and erect 9 residential units with 8 parking spaces. Attorneys Drago & Toscano.


Paul Pingaro Scholarship applications now available

Applications are now available for the Paul Pingaro Scholarship at The Martin Pino Center. Thanks to a generous donation from the Salvator and Maria Pizzi Foundation, we will now give out two $1000.00 Scholarships this year. 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 27, 2018. For More information please call 617 635-5121 and ask for Joe Weddleton.



On Thursday, April 19, the general public and current rink users are invited to attend the annual ice allocation meeting for the Porrazzo Rink. The meeting will take place at 5:00 PM in the lobby of the arena and will touch on the allocation process for ice time, review the 2017/18 season, and discuss the upcoming 2018/19 season.

The Porrazzo Rink is located at 199 Coleridge Street in East Boston, MA 02128 and is a public ice skating facility managed by FMC Ice Sports.

About FMC Ice Sports:

Facility Management Corporation is an innovative leader of public recreational facility management, specializing in ice arena operations. FMC has been operating community ice arenas since its inception in 1992. The primary focus of the company is the development and expansion of affordable skating opportunities and the extension of the operating season at the ice arenas, providing year-round programming to local skating enthusiasts. For more information, please go to or call 1-888-74-SKATE.


East Boston Branch Library

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


A free 8-week choral program for children ages 7-12

Through May 24

Mondays and Thursdays from 5-6pm

East Boston Library – 356 Bremen Street, Boston, MA 02128

The Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) is excited to expand our programs to the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library! Geared towards children ages 7-12, these 8 weeks will be packed with skill-building, cultural exchange, and tons of fun, culminating in two performances in May. The East Boston Choir will perform in BCC’s Season Finale Concert at Dorchester’s Strand Theatre on Sunday, May 20 and in a community concert at the East Boston Library on Thursday, May 24.

Interested? Join us on Monday, April 2 from 4-5 p.m. for a special kick-off rehearsal for parents and children. This event will include an orientation to BCC, time to meet and mingle with other families in the choir, BCC swag giveaways, and food from a local restaurant!

For more information, please contact Jana Hieber at 617-245-6043 or [email protected]. Or visit our website at

Mike the Bubble Man

Wednesday, April 18th at 1:30

Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive show about BUBBLES!

Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles-in all different shapes and sizes-come alive, sparking imagination and  wonder.  You’re never to old for a love for bubbles, especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside one.

Are We Climate Ready?

Saturday, April 21st at 11 a.m.

Join the Boston climate conversation to talk about what it means to be “climate ready”.  Meet neighbors and learn how climate change will affect our neighborhoods and the possibilities for our community to benefit climate action.  This will be a bilingual presentation in English and Spanish. To learn more contact Ruth Nieves at or call (617) 935-1483

For information any of these programs, call or come in to the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen Street, (617) 569-0271.


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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