Community: News Briefs

March 25, 2015

East Boston “K” Trust 2015 College Scholarships

The East Boston “K” Trust is now accepting college scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors.   Applications are accepted from all high school seniors who are East Boston residents (one year minimum) regardless of where they attend high school. The only residency exception is for seniors who are members of the Key Club of East Boston High School.  Scholarships are awarded to students based on their scholastic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

Applications with complete instructions are available at all area high schools (please see Guidance Counselor for an application).  Applications are also available at the EB Social Centers, 68 Central Square in East Boston (contact Marisa Di Pietro,  or 617-569-3221 ext. 19).

All applications must be completed and submitted by Friday April 17th, 2015 to:

East Boston K-Trust

ATTN: Marisa Di Pietro

East Boston Social Centers

68 Central Square

East Boston, MA 02128

Applicants will be interviewed at Spinelli’s in East Boston on Wednesday April 29, at 5:30 p.m.

Scholarship winners will be honored during a special East Boston Kiwanis and East Boston “K” Trust Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00pm at Spinelli’s in East Boston.

Gove Street Citizens Association to meet

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda for the March 30 meeting is as follows:

Project presentations:

175 Orleans Street Loftel Boston Hotel – proposal for a 127-room boutique hotel (Former Picariello and Singer factory building) (1st appearance)

205 Maverick Street Market – proposal for a retail alcohol license (1st appearance)

97-99 Everett Street – proposal for an 8 residential unit with garage (1st appearance)

DATE: Monday, March 30, 2015

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Driving-The Noddle Island Community Room on the first floor of the Massport Rental Car Center at 15 Transportation Way. WALKING- Situated at the end of Porter Street just past the Embassy Suites Hotel.

All meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the above location starting at 6:30 pm.

Programs planned at Belle Isle Marsh

The following programs will be held at the Belle Isle Marsh:

Signs of Spring Safari*

Saturday April 18   11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

We’ll enjoy a spring safari at the marsh looking and listening for signs of spring.  Appropriate for children accompanied by an adult.  Bring binoculars only if you have them.

Meet at:   Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, Main Parking lot near the Bulletin Board, Bennington Street, East Boston.

* In the event of inclement weather, please call 781-485-2804 ext. 105 where cancellations will be announced by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before the program.

Migration Surprises Safari*

Saturday May 16   9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m.

We’ll enjoy a safari listening and watching the many birds that have migrated to the marsh.  Appropriate for adults and children. Bring binoculars only if you have them.   Meet at:   Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, Main Parking lot near the Bulletin Board, Bennington Street, East Boston.

Friend of Sea Turtles**

Last Saturday of the Month, May through October, 2015

May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26 and Oct. 31       10 a.m. to noon

Learn how to help marine animals by using a nifty nabber to safely clean up litter. Feel free to wear your favorite costume on Oct. 31st.

Meet at:  Revere Beach, in front of the Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach Boulevard. (Across from 300 Ocean Avenue, Revere)  For more information contact  or 781-485-2804 ext. 105

*All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Participants will need to bring a completed volunteer release or permission form that can be found online at

In the event of inclement weather, please call 781-485-2804 ext. 105 where cancellations will be announced by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before the program.

Visit   for updates and additional programs

Greenway Committee to meet

The Greenway Committee will meet ing on March 26 at 365 Bremen Street, East Boston

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Introductions
  2. Greenway Safety and Security Update
  • Boston Police Dept. –Community Service Officer Dan Simons, District A-7
  1. Continuing the Greenway
  • Narrow Gauge Section to Constitution Beach

Rich McGuinness, Boston Redevelopment Authority (invited)

Project update and construction timeline

  1. BNAN / The Trustees of Reservations – Leadership Update
  • Announcement of new Boston Regional Director
  1. Abutting Development Updates
  2. Programs and Announcements
  • Teen Summer Job registration with SuccessLink – closes March 27th! . Then teens can apply for East Boston Youth Conservation Corps at
  1. New Business

Calendar of meetings

All meetings on fourth Thursday at 6:30 PM, Meeting locations TBD

Upcoming meetings:

April 23, 2015

May 28, 2015

June 25, 2015

EBSC Pizza and comedy fundraiser

It’s time to shake off the winter blues, come out of hibernation, and enjoy a snow-free night of food and laughter with friends and family for a great cause!  The Social Center is planning the Annual Spring Fundraiser, a Pizza and Comedy night at Prince Restaurant in Saugus, to be held on the evening of Thursday April 9th, 2015. We hope you can join us for this fun night.

Tickets are only $30 per person and include unlimited cheese pizza and soda (there are also other menu items available for purchase and a cash bar).  All this and a comedy show featuring at least 3 great stand-up comedians (we never know how many might stop by…).

There will be a raffle with a chance to win Red Sox Tickets, a 2 night stay at a Cape Cod hotel, as well as other great prizes, baskets and Gift Certificates from our generous supporters – local & not-so-local businesses, Board members, staff, and individuals.  You need not be present to win so come by the Social Centers and buy your chances!

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Social Centers’ programs that serve more than 3,000 children, families and senior citizens each year. The Social Centers has been a part of the East Boston community since 1918 and currently provides fully licensed and accredited childcare for children ages two months through fourteen years, free after-school programming for at-risk teens, summer programming, nutritional, social and recreational programming for the elderly, and community space for numerous advocacy, self-help and community groups.   Our fundraiser and raffle will help to raise much-needed funds that will allow us to continue our work.  For more information, please contact Marisa at (617) 650-3442 (cell), 617-569-3221 x 19 (office) or

Evening prayer service scheduled

Evening Prayer Friday, 6:30 pm. Please join us for this quiet, candle light worship.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 28 Paris Street (617) 569-6236

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