Community News Briefs

Orient Heights Sept. 17 meeting

Monday, Sept 17, 2018 Agenda Meeting

Location: YMCA 58 Ashley Street

6:15 p.m. Registration

6:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. – Station 7 – Community Update –

Sgt. Jim Martin & Officer Dan Simon

6:45 p.m. – Members Business – Nominations and Vote for New Board

President, Vice President, Secretary

Committee for Reviewing/Updating the By-laws and Boundaries

Raoul Goncalves 100 St Andrew Road, adding a dormer to the house

Jeff Drago Projects:

New 631 Saratoga Street, demolish the existing structure and erect a three-story building with 4 residential units.

Richard Lynds Projects:

New 235 Leyden Proposal to erect a two (2) unit residential dwelling with parking for two vehicles

New 35 Leyden Proposal to erect a nine (9) unit residential dwelling with parking

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

Next meeting: Monday, October 15, 2018


Grace Church  Community Potluck

Grace Church Federated, 758 Saratoga Street, East Boston is inviting all community residents to a pot luck supper at the Church on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 5 PM.

Bring a favorite dish to share if you are able.  Set up and clean up volunteers would be greatly appreciated.  For more information, call the  Church at 617-569-5358 or visit the Church web site at


WINARC Fall Activities

WINARC is a local organization that offers social, educational, and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Their fall schedule is set, and they welcome new members from Winthrop and surrounding communities to join in the fun. Here’s their schedule:

Special Olympics: Sept. 30

Hip Hop: Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24

Bingo: Oct. 12

Halloween Dance: Oct. 27

Craft Night: Nov. 16

Bowling: Dates to be Announced

For further information contact Nancy Guiffre (WINARC Co-President) at (617)640-4292.



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


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 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.


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.


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:


Check out What’s Happening at 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 27, to discuss the books we have selected while enjoying light refreshments.

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