Community News Briefs

SUMMER COOKOUT AT SACRED HEART PARISH

Sacred Heart Parish invites all residents to its Annual Cookout on Saturday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. There will be food, music, cornhole, and ladder ball games and beach balls and bubbles for kids. Tickets are $5 for adults (kids are free). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the weekend Masses at the Church.  Tickets can also be reserved by emailing [email protected] or by calling the rectory at 617-576-5776.  The Church is located at 303 Paris Street.

 

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association              P&Z Agenda

Wednesday July 18, 2018 7 p.m.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Training Building

250 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Narrow Gauge Lots – Discussion on possible development of four lots comprising the former former right-of-way of the Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Narrow Gauge Railroad. The four lots run from Maverick Street in the North to the Shipyard in the South.

8:00 – 8:15 p.m.: 30 Orleans Street – 4th appearance with updates.New construction of a residential building on open lot. Presented by Felipe Robiglio. Architect: Joy Street Design.

8:15 – 8:30 p.m.: 9-15 Webster Avenue – 3rd appearance. Proposal to erect vertical, third floor addition on existing building at 11-15 Webster Ave. to create a 4-unit residential building. Build new 2-unit, 3-story residential building on vacant lot at 9 Webster Ave. Project includes a total of 6 residential units. No parking proposed. Attorney Mark Lacasse.

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Board of Directors:

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

 

Gove Street Citizens Association

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Monday, July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room (formerly Noddle Island Community Room)

Logan Airport Rental Car Center

  • Welcome & Project Updates
  • GSCA Updates: Project tracker, website
  • City of Boston Office Neighborhood Services Updates
  • Project Presentations
  • 197-207 Maverick Street

This project consists of the demolition of the existing commercial structure containing Maverick Street Market (ask 205 Maverick) and construction of a new 5 story, community based redevelopment (without displacement) containing a new home for the existing marketing and potential laudromat operation, if desired, along with 55 residential units and 34 off-street parking spaces.

Attorney Joe Hanley, 2st presentation

  • 175 Orleans Street

This project consists of the rehabilitation of the historic structure at 175 Orleans Street into a 127 room loft style hotel. The rehab will include one additional story and 65 parking spaces with retail space on the bottom level. The owners will be present to provide updates on the status of this project.

Next Meeting date: Monday, August 27, 2018

Location: The Catherine Leonard-McLean (formerly 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.

 

Atlantic Works

Gallery anniversary celebration

Atlantic Works Gallery presents ‘15 Years on the Edge: Atlantic Works Gallery’s anniversary celebration’ featuring members of the gallery.

Receptions 6-9 p.m.

Now through August 16.

The Atlantic Works Building at 80 Border Street in East Boston is visible on maps as early as 1892, as part of a large parcel owned by the Atlantic Works Company. By 2001, the building consisted primarily of artists’ studios.

When a large room on the top floor became available in late 2002, a number of artists decided to pool their resources and rent it as a group, using the space both for exhibits and whatever creative endeavors seemed appropriate. This was the birth of Atlantic Works – A Collaborative Space for Art and Ideas. The inaugural exhibit was held in February of 2003.

Several of the original 22 people who were in the inaugural show are still active members today. Our newest members joined as recently as this year.

Join us for a show celebrating our 15 years as co-op gallery and space for nurturing and encouraging artists.

Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 2-6pm and by appointment.

Atlanticworks.org | 80 Border St., third floor, East Boston, MA 02128 [email protected] | 857-302-8363

 

BCYF Fun Stops Return for the Summer

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is pleased to bring back the annual “BCYF Fun Stops” offering free, daily, drop-in activities at five locations in Boston through August 17.

Children ages 8-14 are welcome to stop in and enjoy a variety of structured activities including board games, sports, arts and crafts and more from 12 noon to 5 p.m.* each weekday. No pre-registration is required, however, parents must fill out a brief waiver form that contains the necessary emergency contact information as well as allows youth to swim during scheduled times at the Fun Stop pool locations. Each Fun Stop is open on a first come, first serve basis, and is limited to 50 youth per day. Many of the Fun Stops are able to provide lunch through the Summer Food Service Program, but please confirm with the site.  Fun Stops begin on July 9 and will continue through Friday, August 18.

The Fun Stops are hosted in parks or open spaces adjacent to or near a BCYF community center. For more about the Fun Stops, contact the host community center listed below or visit Boston.Gov/BCYF:

BCYF Paris Street Community Center at Paris Street Park

113 Paris Street, East Boston, 617-635-5125/1410

About Boston Centers for Youth and Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program, the GIRLS Initiative, Camp Joy special needs program and many aquatic offerings.

 

Social Centers Senior Lunch

If you are age 65+, The East Boston Social Centers at 68 Central Square in East Boston has a table and a meal waiting for you.  The Senior Lunch Program Sponsored by Kit Clark Senior Services provides a hot, nutritious lunch along with wonderful socialization Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE SUMMER SPORTS CENTERS FOR    AGES 7 TO 14

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department announces the return of free youth Sports Centers at White Stadium in Franklin Park, M Street Park in South Boston, and East Boston Stadium featuring professional instruction in a number of popular sports from July 9 to August 17.

The Sports Centers are offered free of charge to Boston residents and open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14.  The program offers progressive skill development to city youth in July and August.

The East Boston Summer Recreation and Sports Center at East Boston Memorial Park is a full day drop-in program for Boston residents ages 7 to14.  Children may participate in a number of supervised activities including sports, games, and arts and crafts.  The program runs Monday through Friday from July 9 to August 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Pre-registration is recommended and space is limited.  For more information, please call (617) 961-3085 or email [email protected]

The South Boston Summer Sports Center at M Street Park is a full day drop-in program for Boston residents ages 7 to 14.  The program runs Monday through Friday from July 9 to August 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Children can participate in many traditional and non-traditional recreation activities.  Parents may register their children for one day, a week, or the entire summer. For more information, please call (617) 961-3084 or email [email protected]

The White Stadium Sports Center in Franklin Park will feature several sports Tuesday through Friday from July 10 to August 17, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with participants choosing a favorite to take part in each week.  The sports offered throughout the program include volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, Double Dutch, track and field, football, soccer, and baseball/softball.

The White Stadium Sports Center also hosts Monday workshops from July 16 to August 13 offering boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a five-week reading, writing, and math enrichment program.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  For more information on all White Stadium Sports Center programs, please call (617) 961-3092 or email [email protected]

Highly skilled clinicians will teach all Sports Center sessions.  Please note that lunch is provided at all locations but participants must provide their own transportation and pre-registration is required for both groups and individuals.  For more information or to register, please go to apm.activecommunities.com/cobparksandrecdepart/Home.

 

LEARN ITALIAN FREE

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 information call 617-846-8538.

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