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Eagle Hill Civic Association April meeting agenda

The Eagle Hill Civic Association will hold its April Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at East Boston High School inside the cafeteria.

The agenda is as follows:

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

Matt Rogers: Love Your Block Community Clean-Up May 11th

NOAH Youth Updates: Gabriella

John Walkey: Eversource Update

Excel Charter School: Owen Stearns

Development:

Rashi Mangalick: McDermott & Quilty for Roberto Family

98 Prescott St. Construct a 5 story, multi-family dwelling with 12 rental units (2 affordable housing) with an at grade parking garage for 5 vehicles. INFORMATIONAL

Jeff Drago: (ALL 3 INFORMATIONAL)

44-46 Lexington St. Seeking to change the occupancy from a 3 to 4 family and to renovate the building adding a rear and 4th story addition.

46 Eutaw St.- Seeking to confirm the occupancy as a 2-family dwelling and store and then to change the occupancy to a 3 family dwelling. Also to add a 2-story addition and renovate the building.

50 Putnam St.- Seeking to extend the living space into the basement for unit 1. No work to be done.

Kentucky Derby Roof Deck Party

Cunard Tavern in East Boston will be officially kicking off roof deck season by opening Top Deck @ Cunard Tavern for the summer with their annual Kentucky Derby Roof Deck Party. All the TVs in Cunard Tavern will be airing the Derby, and there will be prizes for the title of “Best Dressed” and “Best Hat.” Attendees will enjoy Knob Creek whiskey specials and giveaways, and of course, sip on Cunard’s version of a Mint Julep, because what Derby would be complete without one?

While admission is FREE, guaranteed Top Deck access limited to first 50 people to arrive (space is limited). Additional space and seating is available throughout the restaurant and bar.

The party runs from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Cunard Tavern is located at 24 Orleans Street in East Boston.

East Boston YMCA Kicks-Off Summer Learning and Movement Programs

On Saturday, April 27, the East Boston YMCA is hosting a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active  at the YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day®, a national Y initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. The event, which is free and aims to awaken summer imagination, will feature free Y demo classes, interactive activities from partner organizations and much more! 

Healthy Kids Day, which is celebrated at more than 1,600 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long.  When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically – this summer learning loss is more pronounced among students from low-income families. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on “charging” kids up with enthusiasm for themselves and their potential.

“In the summer, we fill an enormous need for families,” said James Morton, the YMCA of Greater Boston’s President and CEO. “We are here for them on many levels with summer camps, child care, and programs that keep kids engaged, physically active, supported, and safe. Young people find strong mentors, intellectually-stimulating activities, and a fun place to spend their summer days. It’s a winning and healthy combination for families and the community as a whole.”

In celebration of Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

• High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.

• Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to – and with – your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.

• Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.

• Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.

• Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10 to12 hours of sleep a day for children, ages 5 to12, and seven to eight hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning, and other vital functions.

The East Boston YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 215 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and features fun, active play and educational activities. All kids deserve the best summer ever is proud to be the national sponsor of Healthy Kids Day, which kicks off a healthy, active and engaged summer for kids throughout the country. For more information, visit http://ymcaboston.org/healthykidsday.

Mayor Walsh Announces 2019 Coffee Hour Series

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 20th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from April 30 to June 19.

“I look forward to the Neighborhood Coffee Hours every year as a way to start the spring season by getting out to the neighborhoods to engage directly with our residents,” said Mayor Walsh.

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents the opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods.  Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services.

Participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Star Market.  In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh.  Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’ Donuts. Information will be available on City programs from the Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.  Locations are weather permitting. Dates for the full schedule of Mayor Walsh’s 2019 Neighborhood Coffee Hours are as follows:

Tuesday, April 30

O’Day Playground

75 West Newton Street, South End

Wednesday, May 1

Iacono Playground

150 Readville Street, Hyde Park

Thursday, May 2

Elliot Norton Park

295 Tremont Street, Bay Village/Chinatown

Tuesday, May 7

Martin Playground

95 Myrtlebank Avenue, Dorchester

Wednesday, May 8

McCarthy Playground

10 Eden Street, Charlestown

Tuesday, May 14

Symphony Park

39 Edgerly Road, Fenway

Monday, May 20

Walker Playground

550 Norfolk Street, Mattapan

Wednesday, May 22

Joe Moakley Park/Dorothy Curran Tot Lot

1005 Columbia Road, South Boston

Thursday, May 23

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

15P Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay

Tuesday, May 28

Marcella Park

260 Highland Street, Roxbury

Tuesday, June 4

Paul Revere Mall

370 Hanover Street, North End

Wednesday, June 5

Brighton Common

30 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton

Thursday, June 6

Ronan Park

92 Mt. Ida Road, Dorchester

Tuesday, June 11

Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot

369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury

Wednesday, June 12

Noyes Park

86 Boardman Street, East Boston

Thursday, June 13

Adams Park

4225 Washington Street, Roslindale

Wednesday, June 19

Mozart Street Playground

10 Mozart Street, Jamaica Plain

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, online at Facebook or Twitter @bostonparksdept, or by visiting www.boston.gov/parks.

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 www.gracechurcheastie.org or call the church at 617-569-5358 for more information.

East Boston Branch Library Events

365 Bremen Street

East Boston, MA 02128

617-569-0271

ESOL Intermediate English Class

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

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 literacyservice[email protected]

Classes are free.

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.

Learn Italian Free

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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