Community News Briefs

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda

TUESDAY Oct. 9,  2018  7 p.m.  – doors open at 6:30 p.m. to sign in.

Jeffries Point Yacht Club

565 Sumner st.


Police updates – Dog’s off leash in Brophy Park.   Sgt Martin, Off Simon.

Liasion Jesus Garcia –  Mayor’s office updates.

Boston Transportation Department.

Suffolk Downs –  HYM

BPDA –   Presentation of IPOD.  Kristina Ricco,  Jay Ruggerio.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.



On Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-3:30 p.m., Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart will host its annual Open House. The event will provide prospective students for grades 5-12 and their families the opportunity to tour the school, meet students and faculty members from all departments, see the Martin Athletic and Wellness Center in action, and hear from Headmistress Sister Barbara Rogers. There also will be Middle and Upper School student panels at which families can learn more about Newton Country Day’s balanced program of academics, arts, athletics, and community service.

For more information and to register, please contact the Admission Office at (617) 244-4246 or visit

Newton Country Day School is located at 785 Centre St., Newton, Mass. 02458.


LOCAL STUDENTS attend Lasell College

Lasell College enters its 167th year with an incoming class of 564 new students from 18 states and 12 countries. Among those students are:

Gina Munoz of East Boston (02128)

Kaylene Sheran of East Boston (02128)

Abel Solomon of East Boston (02128)

Lasell is an independent coeducational college that emphasizes a combination of immersive learning and social and civic responsibility in both its graduate and undergraduate programs. Established in 1851, the institution is located on a 53-acre campus adjacent to a hub of professional and educational opportunities in Greater Boston. The school’s faculty practitioners offer rich industry expertise across more than 50 academic programs in areas including athletic training, business, criminal justice, health sciences, information technology, fashion, and hospitality management.

For more information contact: Samantha Mocle, assistant director of communications at [email protected] or at 617-243-2386.



Area students named to the UMass Dartmouth Spring 2018 Chancellor’s and Dean’s List

Students named to the Chancellor’s List in recognition of earning a semester grade point average of 3.8 or higher of a possible 4.0:

Felicia Imbriano

Inga Macedo

Students named to the 2018 Spring Dean’s List in recognition of earning a semester grade point average of 3.2 or higher of a possible 4.0.

Claudia Franco

Joseph Manta

Michael Marte



Local residents have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Among those recognized for achieving academic distinction for the spring 2018 semester at UMass Lowell are:

  • * Fernando Escobar of East Boston, majoring in plastics engineering
  • Diana Pizarro of Boston, majoring in civil engineering
  • * Wilnyde Saintus of Boston, majoring in liberal arts
  • * Musah Suhununu of Boston, majoring in biology
  • * Lisa Ta of Boston, majoring in business administration
  • * John Tabares of Boston, majoring in electrical engineering
  • * Raul Toro of Boston, majoring in computer engineering

To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade-point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be leaders in their communities and around the globe.

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