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The East Boston Chamber of Commerce Commemorates the Observance of Patriot’s Day

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce placed a display of American flags to commemorate the Patriot’s Day that was observed on Monday, April 18, at the Daniel H Solari Square outside the Chamber of Commerce office at 464 Bremen Street.

Patriot’s Day commemorates the April anniversary of the very first Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord.  The battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolutionary War where the British Army set out from Boston to capture rebel leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington as well as to destroy the American’s store of weapons and ammunition in Concord.

Please note that the flags are for display purposes.  If anyone wishes to obtain a flag, please feel free to contact the Chamber at  You can take a selfie of yourself or others with the flag display and post it on social media with the hashtag  #eastbostonchamber to enter in a raffle for a free US flag like those found in the display.

We will announce the winner on the East Boston Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.

East Boston Social Centers Opens New Infant and Toddler Childcare Center

East Boston Social Centers, Inc. proudly opened the doors to a new infant and toddler program at the Barnes School after three years of planning and renovations (and delays from the pandemic). Led by Justin Pasquariello, the Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers; David Cali, the Director of Operations; Michele D’Ambrosio, the Director of Early Learning, and her wonderful staff of teachers, aides, and volunteers, their youngest participants and their families were welcomed into this beautiful state-of-the-art space. 

The Barnes School infant and toddler program serves several purposes. First, it accommodates 7 infants and 26 toddlers displaced from their early learning program at a Chelsea public housing facility, where they provided full-day childcare, due to demolition and renovations. It also doubles the number of infants they are serving—from 7 to 14 and adds one additional toddler spot to meet the childcare needs of working parents in the community. But most of all, it builds a foundation that prepares children for a lifetime of learning through high-quality, affordable programming.

“Our high-quality infant toddler child care promotes brain development learning experiences, giving young children opportunities to develop important skills for future success” said Michele D’Ambrosio, Early Learning Program Director.  Site Coordinator, Krysten Buccella, remarked that the staff was settling in perfectly and, “The team and I are very excited to finally be operating out of our new center.  We are all eager to make this space our own and welcoming. The children come in ready to learn and happy to see their teachers and friends.”

East Boston Social Centers, Inc. is a 501 (C) (9) multi-service agency, founded in 1918, serving culturally diverse families and individuals of all ages in East Boston and throughout Greater Boston.  The programs offered by the Social Centers are designed to meet people’s educational, social, and recreational needs and to build community and strengthen families.  As reflected in its motto, “When all give, all gain,” the Social Centers seeks to create a welcoming and supportive environment, characterized by a spirit of goodwill and caring, in which members of thecommunity are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives. 

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If you would like information on the Early Learners Program, please contact Enrollment Coordinator Carmen Oliva at [email protected].

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association will be on Monday, May 2, at 6pm. Please NOTE that the meeting will be In Person only. The meeting will be held in the Salesian Boys and Girls Club cafeteria, across from the Brooke Charter School on Byron Street. You can access the meeting from the front door on Byron Street or from the rear door on Wordsworth Street, which is the handicap entry to avoid the stairs. Since we will be indoors masks will be worn and the cafeteria is large enough for social distancing.

Our interpreter, Ricardo will be present for our Spanish speaking members.

La proxima reunion de Harbor View Neighborhood Association esta en el 2 de Mayo 2022 a las 6pm. La reunion esta solamente en persona. No hay un opcion remoto. Llega a la cafeteria del Salesian Boys y Girls Club por la calle Byron al otro lado de Brooke Charter School. Puede usar la entrada principal por la calle Byron o la entrada en calle de Wordsworth. La entrada de la calle Wordsworth no tiene escaleras por personas con discapacidades. Por favor, usa una mascarilla y hay espacio por la distancia social. Todos de los prestaciones estan en persona y tenemos interpretacion en Espanol de nuestro interprete, Ricardo.

Esa reunion esta solamente en persona. Por favor traje mascarilla.


Welcome/Introduction (5min)

Announcements (5min) 180th Anniversary of Ohabei Shalom Cemetery Tree planting, St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive May 21 and 22. HVNA Board elections at the June meeting.

Station 7 Police Report (15min) Sgt. Cintolo, Officer Domenico and Officer Mosley.

Piers Park 3 (15min)  Gabriela Ramirez, Trustees, Design Update and next steps on this amazing project.

Nominations for the HVNA Board (20min) Members will nominate candidates for the Board. The Board is made up of 5 members: two Co-Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer and one At Large member. The term is 2 years. Nominations will close on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 8pm.

490 Bennington Street (20min) Informational Presentation by Attorney Richard Lynds on this proposal to demolish existing home and erect a 4 story building with 7 Units and 5 parking spaces.This project was voted down by the neighborhood and by the ZBA. This project has been changed and has less units than previously presented. This is an informational presentation to let the neighborhood know what is planned to go before the ZBA for consideration and approval.

Reminder the meeting is In Person only, it will not be on Zoom. So plan accordingly

The next meeting of the HVNA will be on June 6, 2022

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