Community News

St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Drive

The St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive and mini flea market to benefit St. Mary/ St. Lazarus St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 8am to 5pm and Sunday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It will be at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club parking lot on Byron St.

Boston Bubble Festival Coming to Boston Common May 11

 The air will be filled with fun as Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department bring the Boston Bubble Festival back to Boston Common on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Building on the popularity of “Bubble Guy” Jim Dichter’s presentations at previous Parks Department children’s events, the Boston Bubble Festival will offer free outdoor activities in and around the historic Parkman Bandstand at 167 Tremont Street.

 The celebration will include giant floating bubble demonstrations from various bubble performers, a DJ, live entertainment, giveaways, and more.

 The Boston Bubble Festival is presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with sponsors Uncle Bubble, HP Hood LLC, “A Dog’s Journey” in theaters May 17th,  “Spirit Riding Free” and “She-Ra and the Princesses Of Power” now streaming on Netflix, and partners Country 102.5, Ameriprise Financial, KIND Snacks, Polar Beverages, Power Crunch nutrition bars and “Bubble Guy” Jim Dichter.

 This event is weather permitting.  For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit or go to

East Boston Branch Library Happenings

365 Bremen Street

East Boston, MA 02128


ESOL Intermediate English Class

Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. 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 [email protected]

 Classes are free.

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Agenda

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

Brooke Charter School

145 Byron Street

Welcome/ Introduction (5min)

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

Announcements (5min)

Brad Young, new neighbor welcome. Sharing some home building experiences. (5 min)

Development Presentations

63 Horace Street 2nd presentation and VOTE. Owners: Terese & Richard Riamondi, Architect, Frank DelMuto and Attorney Richard Lynds

• Subdivide lot and build a 3 story, 2 Unit house next to existing owner occupied 2 family. (25 min)

Non-Development Presentations

Richdale Food Store, Director Barznab Khan. Presentation and discussion about being in the neighborhood and moving forward with new ideas. (20min)

New business

Next meeting: June 3, 2019

Visit us at:

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:

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

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.

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 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.

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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