News in Brief

Eastie man pleads guilty

Alvaro Larrama, 40, of East Boston pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the March 2022 stabbing death of Marine veteran Daniel Martinez, 23, who was in Boston with friends for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  The stabbing occurred outside of the Sons of Boston bar, where Larrama was working as a bouncer.  Judge Josh Wall sentenced Larrama to 17-20 years in prison.  Many of Martinez’s family members and friends were present at the hearing and delivered impact statements, which are attached. 

“The loving memories expressed today by so many of Daniel’s family and friends point to a young man very loved and very missed, a person who served his country honorably and gave unselfishly to his family, friends and community at all times.  I extend my most sincere sympathies to Daniel’s loved ones and I thank them for their moving words today,” District Attorney Kevin Hayden said.

Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Grasso represented the Commonwealth. Larrama was represented by Attorney Gerasimos Antzoulatos.

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting

The next meeting of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association will be on May 6, 2024, at 6 p.m. The meeting is In Person only but will be streamed via Facebook for archival purposes. Attendance on Facebook does not qualify for voting. 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 are indoors, masks are optional for those in attendance.

La proxima reunion de Harbor View Neighborhood Association esta en  6 de mayo a las 6pm. La reunion esta en persona y via Facebook. La asistencia en Facebook no califica para vota. Llega a la cafeteria del Salesian Boys y Girls Club por la calle Byron al otro lado de Brooke Charter School. Pueda usar la entrada pricipal por la calle Byron o la entrada en calle de Wordsworth. La entrada de calle Wordsworth no tienne escaleras por personas con discapacidades. El cubre bocas sera opcional puesto que estaremos adentro.


Welcome/Introduction (5min)

ONS Manuela (Mela) Villa Gomez (5min) Neighborhood announcements.

Announcements (5min) Greenway Council, Tree Eastie, Love Your Block Thanks. St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive at St. Lazarus Parking Lot, May 4th and May 5th.  ZBA hearing on 682 Saratoga Street, May 7th 1pm.  Salesian Boys and Girls Club 15th Annual Summer Camp Scholarship Auction Fundraiser, June 20, 2024, at 6pm.  

Station 7 Police Report (15min) Captain Bickerton, Sgt. Cintolo, Officers Mosley, Alvarez and Figueroa.

Brooke Charter School (15min) Mark Loring, COO, Brooke Charter Schools. VOTE on plans for 609-611 Bennington Street.

Boston Scores (15min) Kathryn Fenneman, Director of Communications to meet HVNA and share progress of the ongoing project.

Energy Savings (15min) Sarah, energy advocate, City of Boston, will present some energy saving opportunities.

The next meeting of the HVNA will be on June 3, 2024. Visit us at or check our website at or [email protected]

Free Appraisal Day by Manzi Appraisers

Calling all Boston design enthusiasts! Dust off your heirlooms, polish your collectibles, and get ready to VALUE the Things You LOVE with us at the SoWa Art & Design Center!

Join us for a FREE Appraisal Day hosted by Manzi Appraisers & Restoration, David Manzi, the company’s founder, will be offering verbal market evaluations of your cherished possessions.

Date: May 2

Time: 12 PM – 5 PM (Stop in anytime!)

Location: SoWa Art & Design Center Lobby, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

What to Bring:

Up to 2 heirlooms, collectibles, furnishings, or artwork (hand-carried only)

For larger pieces, bring detailed photos

No RSVP required!

Learn the potential value of your treasured items.

Get expert advice on restoration from Manzi’s team.

Explore the vibrant SoWa Art & Design Center, where numerous showrooms wilt be open to the public!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to rediscover the value in your cherished possessions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Call us at 617-948-2577 or visit our Facebook page at

Let’s value what matters, together.

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