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Friends of East Boston Greenway Council meeting agenda

The next Friends of East Boston Greenway Council will be on Thursday, March 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Anna DeFronzo Center (295 Maverick Street, East Boston).

Below  is the March agenda.

1.  Police Report   (5 Minutes)

 2. Naming of Greenway   (5 Minutes)

 3.  BPDA East Boston Planning    (15 Minutes)

 BPDA neighborhood-wide planning study + East Boston Open Space Meeting recap

 4.  MassPort     (10 Minutes)

●       Update on Piers Park II and upcoming charrette

 5. Maintenance   (15 Minutes)

●       Study ongoing: Flooding along Boston Parks Department section

●       Bulletin Board Installation

 6. Barr Foundation Waterfront Initiative Grant Update + Discussion  (10 Minutes)

●       BSLA Design Challenge update

●       Spring / summer activities

EHCA  meeting agenda

The Eagle Hill Civic Association will hold its March Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at East Boston High School inside the cafeteria.

The agenda is as follows:

* Officer Danny Simons & Sgt. Jim Martin: Station 7 Updates

* Lara & Ryan: EHCA Beautification Committee Update

* Gaby Thurston: Community Outreach, MBTA

* Neenah Estrella-Luna: Cimate Change & Art in Eastie (survey)

* Massport: Alina Coppola & Stewart Dalzell

* Christine Poff, Director: Community Preservation Act


Rich Jeffrey: 63 Marion St. Change from a 3 family to a 2 and add a roof deck. Owner occupied    VOTE

David Lyons: 216 Brooks St. Change roof from pitched to flat to add space. Owner occupied    INFORMATIONAL

Jeff Drago: 197 Condor St.Demolish existing structure & erect a 4 story building with 6 Parking spaces  VOTE                   

88 White St. Restore historic buildings (red house and carriage house) and add an addition to carriage house creating 2 additional units.  VOTE

Richard Lynds: 104 Princeton St. Renovate, erect addition with roof deck, extend living space in to basement and erect rear decks. INFO.

34 W.Eagle St. Renovate, erect addition with roof deck, extend living space in to basement and erect rear decks. INFO.

199 Trenton St. Erect addition with a roof deck, extend living space and change occupancy from 2 to 4 units. INFO.

Grace Church News Services

Grace Church Federated is an Episcopal/United Church of Christ church located at 760 Saratoga Street in East Boston.  All are welcome.  Please join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  We also have a food pantry on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon in the church basement.  There are a number of ways you can help us to serve East Boston.  Volunteer at or contribute to the food pantry.  Sing with the Festival of Lessons and Carols choir.  Bring a dish to the monthly Sunday evening community suppers.  Participate in the Sunday worship service.  Help with SundaySchool.  Visit the Grace Church web site at or call the church at 617-569-5358 for more information.

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Agenda

April 1, 2019 HVNA Meeting At 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6pm)

Brooke Charter School

145 Byron Street

Welcome/ Introduction (5min)

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

Announcements (5min)

Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna, Climate Change Survey (15min)

Massport Update,  Anthony Guerriero Assistant Director Community Relations (5 min)

Development Presentations

198 Byron Street 2nd Presentation and VOTE Owners: Mattye DeWhirst and Derek Curley, Architect Frank DelMuto

• Put an addition on existing single family home (20min)

37 Horace Street 1st Presentation Owner Joseph Trichillio, Atty. Richard Lynds

• Demolish existing 3 family home to build a 9 Unit structure with 9 parking spaces (30min)

704 Saratoga Street 2nd presentation Owner Matt Kramer,  Atty. Richard Lynds

• Project update (20 min)

61-63 Horace Street 1st Presentation, Owners: Terese and Richard Riamondi. Architect Frank DelMuto

• Subdivide lot and build a 3 story 2 unit house next to existing owner occupied 2 family house (30min)

Next meeting May 6, 2019

Visit us at:

East Boston Branch Library


365 Bremen Street

East Boston, MA 02128


 ESOL Intermediate English Class

Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starting on February 6.

This is an adult ESL Intermediate English class for people with some English experience. You will review grammar basics, learn how to offer and request advice, talk about future hopes and plans, and fix common mistakes in English pronunciation!

Registration is required. To register and for more information, please visit us, call 617.859.2446, or email [email protected].

 Classes are free.

East Boston Social Center Pizza and Comedy Fundraiser

East Boston Social Centers to Hold Annual Pizza and Comedy Fundraiser April 11.

The East Boston Social Center will hold its Annual Spring Fundraiser, a Pizza and Comedy night at Prince Restaurant in Saugus, on the evening of Thursday April 11, 2019 – doors open at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you and sharing a great night of laughs, pizza and friendship.

The East Boston Social Center is a 501(C) 3 non-profit multi-service agency that has served the children, families, and senior citizens of East Boston since its founding over 100 years ago, in 1918.

Net proceeds from this event will support the Social Centers’ programs, which serve over a thousand members of the East Boston and Greater Boston community each year. The Social Centers provide fully licensed and accredited Early Learning and After School programs for children ages two months through fourteen years, free after-school programming for at-risk teens, a Summer Program, as well as nutritional and social and recreational programming for seniors, and community space for advocacy, self-help and community groups. 

Ticket price of $35 per person includes unlimited cheese pizza and soft drinks and a hilarious comedy show with some of the area’s best comedians.  Other menu items and a cash bar are also available for purchase.

There is also a Raffle for an assortment of gift certificates, sports tickets, baskets and much more.  Chances are $20 for a book of 10 (Need not be present to win).

Thank you for your continued generosity to the East Boston Social Centers and support of the community of East Boston. We look forward to seeing you on April 11th! 

To purchase tickets for the event or for raffle chances, please call Marisa at (617) 569-3221 ext. 107, email at [email protected]  – or contact any of our Board members.

You may also purchase tickets online 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.

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.


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    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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