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JPNA Jan. 14 Meeting agenda

Monday, January 14, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Jeffries Yacht Club

565 Sumner Street

AGENDA (subject to change):

Police Updates – Sergeant Martin, Officer Simons.

Community Updates – Jesús García-Mota, Office of Neighborhood Services.

State of the JPNA – A 2018 year in review presentation from the JPNA Board.

Nominations for Open JPNA Board Positions – There are two open positions on the JPNA Board. Nominations will be taken at this meeting with a vote for new board members at the February meeting. Interested in joining the Board? Full details here.

Jesse Schomer – Jesse is an East Boston resident who is applying for a position on the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal. He’s seeking neighborhood support for his application.

Downeast Cider – Downeast is seeking a full pour alcohol license for their shipyard location. There will be an informational presentation on Downeast’s plans at this meeting followed by a vote in February. Nick Sudheimer.

East Boston Bloom Marijuana Dispensary – Informational presentation on plans to open a recreational marijuana dispensary in Maverick Square. Sal LaMattina.

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.

JPNA Board Member positions available

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

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.

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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