Community News Briefs

Grace Church

Grace Church Federated is a United Church of Christ and Episcopal church located at 760 Saratoga Street, East Boston.   All are welcome.  Please join us for our Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a Food Pantry open to all East Boston residents, every Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon.  For additional information regarding our church services or food pantry, please visit our website:


The Gove Street Citizens Association

The Gove Street Citizens Association canceled it’s August meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled for September 24, at the Cathy McLean Community Room inside Logan Airport’s CONRAC building.



Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in 12 City of Boston parks during August and September.

All shows begin at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) and are sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Northeastern University in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment and HOT 96.9.  Free popcorn will be provided by AMC Loews Theatres.

Dates, locations, and movies are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 27

Brophy Park, East Boston

“Beauty & the Beast”

For more information please call (617) 635-4505 or visit the Boston Parks and Recreation Department online on Facebook or at


East Boston Social Center’s Senior Program now offering Spanish Language Classes

The Senior Program at the East Boston Social Centers is now offering Spanish Language Classes for adults over 60 years old.  Classes are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Room 209.  All are welcome to attend.  Class is taught by Mr. Montaro.  No need to register, just come by on Wednesday at 10 a.m. for this fun class.  The East Boston Social Centers is located at 68 Central Square.


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.


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 St.


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 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.



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


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

Teen Listening Skills Workshop

Saturday, August 25, at 2 p.m.

Sharpen your listening skills just in time for the school year with local educator Kim Kerrigan!

Bees & Honey / Abejas y Miel

Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:15 p.m.

Dave Strickler, an avid local beekeeper, will give a talk on honeybees in urban environment, what it’s like to raise honeybees in your backyard, and the small things you can do to help honeybees flourish. He’ll also bring a sampling of honeys for tasting that will delight your taste buds and change the way you think about honey.

Introduction to Genealogy

Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Interested in learning about your family history, but not sure how to begin? Getting Started in Genealogy will teach you the basics of genealogical research. Topics will include how to begin, how to find available resources, how to record and organize your research and much more.

Jeanne Belmonte is a board member of the of the East Boston Museum and Historical Society and a professional genealogist/family historian with more than 10 years of research experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library.

Birds of Prey

Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.

Mass Audubon Society returns to the East Boston Branch of the BPL with Birds of Prey.  Live birds will be present!!!!!

Orientation Workshop for Foreign-Trained Professionals

Saturdays, Sept. 22, and 29, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us for a New Immigrants Orientation Workshop! We are bringing in experts to answer questions and provide resources that will help recent immigrants build on their foreign training to reach their potential in the United States. Attendance is FREE.  Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Sponsored by the African Bridge Network and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement.

Book Discussion Club:  Substance Use Recovery Memoirs and Stories:

Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

For our September Book Discussion Club, we will be focusing on memoirs and stories that talk about substance use, addiction, and recovery as part of SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month.

Starting August 20, choose from a selection of titles ranging from graphic novels to fiction to first-hand accounts from people in recovery. Print, ebook and audiobook options are available. We will meet on September 27th to discuss the books we have selected while enjoying light refreshments.

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