Community News Briefs

East Boston    Tech Meetup

The purpose of the East Boston Tech Meetup is to build a community of people currently working in tech or those aspiring to move into a tech career who live or work in East Boston. These meetings will be held in the heart of Maverick Landing conveniently located steps from the Maverick T station, in the Maverick Landing Meeting House at 31 Liverpool Street.


Spring Fling

The Friends of the East Boston Library

Invite you to our

Spring Fling

May 17, from 6-7:45 at the East  Boston Library

365 Bremen Street, East Boston

*Enjoy Refreshments and mingle with friends and neighbors

*Listen to the music of Mr. Ed Meradith and our wonderful Touch of Class Singers

*Enjoy a dramatic reading by Kathleen Monteleone of the poem Invictus, written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley

*Preview  the Pirate Dhow a Frederick Leonard King painting from The History of Shipping series before its restoration

And participate in our Silent Auction and book sale

All proceeds go to support our local library programming


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.

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

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


Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association P&Z AgendaWednesday May 16, 2018 7pm


East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Training Building

250 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change)

277 Webster Street: 1st appearance. Proposal to expand living space into basement and construct new rear decks. Attorney Diane Modica.

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

9-15 Webster Avenue: 2nd appearance with changes to the following proposal: 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.

Narrow Gauge Tunnel Lots: 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 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


Orient Heights Meeting Agenda

Monday, May 21, 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 7:15pm– David Gottlieb Esq., 78 Horace Street, subdivide into two (2) and confirm occupancy as a legal two-family dwelling.

7:20pm to 7:45pm – Jeff Drago, Esq. – 58 Byron St, Existing vacant lot, erecting a 4-story building with 4 units and 4 parking spaces.

7:50pm to 8:15pm – Orient Heights Redevelopment project update

8:15pm to 8:30pm-  Members Business – looking for nominations, President, Vice President, Secretary

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

Next meeting: Monday, June 18, 2017

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