News In Brief

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting

The next meeting of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association will be on February 7, 2022 at 6pm. Please note that the meeting will only be on Zoom. There will be no In Person format this month. We hope maybe in March that we may be able to go back to a hybrid model once again.

So please go to our Facebook or website to access the link for the meeting. Our interpreter, Ricardo, will be present for our Spanish members.

 Agenda is as follows:


Announcements  180th Anniversary of Temple Ohabei Shalom, New ONS East Boston Liaison Nathalie Benitez, 56 Byron Street ZBA Hearing date. HVNA elections June

Station 7 Update (10min) Sgt. Cintolo, Officers Domenico and Mosley.

Senator Lydia Edwards (10min) To speak about her new job as our Senator and continuing as our City Councilor for a transition to the special election.

City Council Candidates (10min) Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio will each have 5 minutes to introduce themselves and speak about their mission to be our next City Councilor.

Trustees Piers Park 3 (5min) Gabriela Ramirez, Survey, Design update Virtual Meeting on February 16th at 5:30pm.

200 Byron Street (30min) 1st Presentation Paul Passacantilli representing the owner. Proposal is to change occupancy to a two family dwelling. Construct a third floor vertical addition and rear addition. Extend living space in the basement. Full interior renovations. Three off street parking spaces.

134 Wordsworth Street (20min) 1st Presentation Chris&Dana Griswold owners. Architect Diane Miller.Family has grown by 3 children and needs additional space. Proposal is to add a bedroom, bathroom, and play space. Replace old stairwell, old water heater and furnace shed.

Cargo Ventures (25min) Jacob Citrin Owner to provide update on McClellan High Way proposed development project.

 Please stay safe and we look forward to you attending our Virtual meeting.

The next meeting of the HVNA will be on March 7, 2022.

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Get in Shape with City of Boston’s Virtual Winter Fitness Series

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) recently launched the 2022 Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts with free virtual classes being held from now through April 30.  Everyone is welcome regardless of fitness level.

Current winter offerings led by certified fitness instructors include Afrobeats Dance, Chair Meditation, Chair Yoga, Dance Fit, Strength Training, and Zumba®. For class descriptions and more information including dates and times, please visit

The program is tailored to the various interests of residents with offerings including accessible, age-friendly classes as well as classes for those new to group fitness. By engaging in a citywide effort to increase opportunities for physical activity, BPHC and the Parks Department aim to further reduce barriers to active living and achieve the goal of ensuring that Bostonians have ample opportunities to be active year-round. 

Participants can visit Facebook and Twitter at @healthyboston and @bostonparksdept or call (617) 961-3047 for cancellations and class updates.

2022 Mass. Republican Convention

The 2022 Massachusetts Republican Party Convention will be held in Springfield Saturday, May 21.  The Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee encourages interested East Boston registered (as of December 31, 2021) Republicans to advise the Committee of their desire to be a delegate at the Convention. 

The Committee will meet and select the East Boston delegates Tuesday, February 8.  The meeting will be at Kelley’s Square Pub, 84 Bennington Street, starting at 6: 30 p. m.  (If postponed due to snow, et al. then the make-up meeting will be Thursday, February 10 at the same place and hour.)  Delegates will be selected from among those who have expressed their interest with one or more of the local party contacts listed below. 

Don’t just watch the convention on the news.  Experience it yourself!  Let the Party hear your voice. 

Text Vera at 617-909-5384

E-mail the East Boston Republican Committee at [email protected]

Paul Ronukaitus at [email protected] / 617-846-9331

Joyce M. Kelly at [email protected] / 617-697-4002.

Sacred Heart Parish in East Boston to Host an International Exhibit

Boston, Massachusetts, January 20, 2022 – Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in East Boston will host the International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles from February 5 to February 13, 2022 in its parish hall at 303 Paris Street, East Boston, Massachusetts.

The International Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit is a traveling display designed by Blessed Carlo Acutis. It contains an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions of Eucharistic miracles, recognized by the Catholic Church that have taken place throughout the ages all across the world.

The exhibit allows viewers to learn more about Carlo Acutis, deepen their understanding of Eucharistic miracles, and connect in a special way to the Eucharist during the Year of the Eucharist as designated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Carlo Acutis, was educated in Milan at a Jesuit high school. He was a kind boy, who supported his friends whose parents were divorcing and stood up for kids who were bullied. Outside of school, he did voluntary work with the homeless and poor. He was known as a “computer geek” who had a deep devotion to the Eucharist. As a result, he developed The International Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit, a website that catalogues Eucharistic miracles from around he world. He died of leukemia in 2006 and was beautified in 2020.

The Exhibit contains 159 panels, a story from the exhibit follows below. The panels take the viewer on a journey where they can virtually visit the places where the miracles took place.

Viewers can visit the Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit on their own or by guided tour. The Exhibit is open:

Saturday, February 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Opening event on February 5 at 2:15 p.m. with special guest speaker Antonia Acutis Salzano, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis who will join us virtually and Br. Jonas Verdeflor, OMV, who will speak about the meaning of Eucharistic miracles. The celebration of the Eucharist in the church will follow at 4:00 p.m.

5:00-6:00 p.m.                       Guided Tours 

Sunday, February 6, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

9:15-10:00 a.m.         Guided Tours

11:00 -12:30 p.m.      Guided Tours

Thursday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m.

6:30-7:00 p.m.                       Guided Tours               

Saturday, February 12, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

9:30 and 11.00 a.m.   CCD and parents group visits

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.         Guided Tours

Sunday, February 13, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.       Guided Tours

11:00 -12:00 p.m.      Family Time: Guided Tours for parents and children

A private tour of the Exhibit can also be arranged during the week by contacting the rectory at 617-567-5776.

Celebrate National Unclaimed Property Day by Visiting Find Mass Money

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators are celebrating National Unclaimed Property Day… and you should be too!

One in ten Massachusetts residents have unclaimed money including citizens like Kelly who recently discovered how easy it was to claim her money. 

“Checked my name and found money at” said Kelly. “Once I found money for myself, I started checking my family and friends…even work colleagues!  I found money for them too! With this ‘found’ money, we ordered take out from a local restaurant.  I didn’t have to cook, and we helped a struggling restaurant in our town.”

The Treasury is currently holding over $3.4 billion in unclaimed property. Treasurer Goldberg urges all citizens to check the comprehensive list for all amounts at or call our live call center at 888-344-MASS (6277).

“Take a minute on Unclaimed Property Day to check your name like Kelly,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “Our team is prepared to walk you through the claims process.”

 Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes. Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. In 2021, Treasury processed over 113,000 claims and returned over $174 million in cash and securities to its rightful owners.

There is no time limit for a person to claim this property and, in many cases, claimants will receive interest. Searching for unclaimed money is always free by using

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