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Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting agenda

January 2019 Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting set for Jan. 7, 2018


Welcome/Introduction (5min)

Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin and Officer Dan Simons (10min)

Announcements  (5min)

112 Moore Street 1st Presentation Atty. Lorene Schettino  (20min)

Convert a single family to a two family.

631 Saratoga Street 3rd Presentation and VOTE Atty. Jeff Drago (20min)

Demolish an existing 2 family and build a 3 story 4 Unit structure.

704 Saratoga Street 1st Presentation Atty. Richard Lynds  (30min)

Convert a single family to a two family.

70 Wordsworth Street 2nd Presentation and VOTE Atty. Richard Lynds  (20min)

Build a 5 Unit building on a vacant lot with 4 parking spaces. Abutters meeting is pending scheduling with East Boston Liaison.

New Business (5min)

Next month at February meeting Short St. project will be updated and presented. Atty. Jeff Drago.

Two JPNA Board positions open

Two JPNA Board Members have recently stepped down leaving two open positions on the Board. Interested in joining the board? Here are the details:

Eligibility: Anyone who lives in Jeffries Point, both renters and homeowners, is eligible to join the JPNA board.

Nominations: We will collect nominations for the two open board positions at the January 14th meeting. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Voting: After briefly hearing from each of the nominated individuals, we will vote on new board members at the February 11th meeting. (Reminder: in order to be eligible to vote at this meeting, you will need to have attended at least one of the previous three monthly JPNA meetings).

Questions? Curious about what’s involved in serving on the JPNA Board? Contact current board members at:

[email protected]

 Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Board of Directors:

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

East Boston Chamber of Commerce candidates for the Board of Directors

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce announces the following candidates for the Board of Directors

Candidates for Officers 2019:

President: Jim Kearney

1st Vice President: Marita Palavicini, Vilma’s Boutique

2nd Vice President: Veronica Robles, VROCC

3rd Vice President: Shirley Fabbo, Massport

Treasurer: Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank

Secretary: Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Candidates for Directors 2019-2021:

Margaret Farmer

Amanda Donis, Logan Beauty

Paul Scott, Going Clear Interactive

Kathy Olando, Sulprizio Real Estate

Aldo Callejas, La Hacienda Restuarant

Vinny Qualtieri, NOAH

The elections will take place at the East Boston Chamber office at 175 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA, 02128, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. All East Boston of Chamber Commerce members in good standing are eligible to vote. Proxy voting and absentee voting are not allowed. All voting results will be counted and reported after 6:00PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Chamber office; results will then be made available on the Chamber website.

Please come to the Chamber office and Vote Thursday, January 31, 2019.

UFOs UnFinished Objects, An Atlantic Works Group Show

Join us at Atlantic Works Gallery for an Artists Reception on Thursday, Jan. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Gallery Hours will be Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. or by appointment

Put on your winter art-smart-fun hat and come on over to Atlantic Works Gallery to witness a superb collection of UFOs. With a bit of nudging, our artists have agreed to show the public works-in-progress. Not an ordinarygallery-going experience! You will have a unique behind-the-scene look at the process of making art, be invited to give us your two cents, and collaborate in constructive completion.

You’ll see a few extraordinary sculptures searching for the perfect base; a drawing that may be begging for one more line; an almost-done painting waiting for a few more dabs of yellow. We’ll have clipboards, pencils and paper for visitors to leave comments.

If you’d like to hear how artist’s critique fellow artists’ work, our Artist Reception on Jan. 17, will be both an opportunity to listen to thoughtful people and a warm winter party on the East Boston waterfront.


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 class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street 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.

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 Senior Lunch Program

If you are 60+ years of age, 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 ETHOS Congregate Meal Program provides a hot, nutritious lunch, along with wonderful socialization, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A suggested donation of $2 is asked.

We welcome seniors from our East Boston Community and surrounding areas.


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 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.

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