Monthly Archives: November 2017

East Boston Artist Group Holiday Open House set for Saturday

November 29, 2017
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East Boston Artist Group Holiday Open House set for Saturday

Some argue that the sign of a strong community is a strong art scene. Over the past two decades East Boston has become a mecca of visual and performance art with the East Boston Artist Group (EBAG), Zumix, the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, HarborArts and the Institute of Contemporary Art all contributing the fabric...

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Zumix Launches Adult Music Lessons at Maverick Market

November 25, 2017
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Zumix Launches Adult Music Lessons at Maverick Market

By John Lynds What Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club is to Berklee School of Music, Maverick Market is to Zumix. For decades Wally’s has welcomed musicians studying at Berklee to come across the street and jam for hours on end. At Maverick Market during any given week instructors, students and supporters of Zumix can be...

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HYM Holds Walking Tour and Workshop at Suffolk Downs Site

November 25, 2017
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HYM Holds Walking Tour and Workshop at Suffolk Downs Site

By John Lynds Last Wednesday owners of HYM Investment Group LLC in conjunction with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a walking tour of the Suffolk Downs Racetrack site. HYM and BPDA invited East Boston community leaders and residents to tour the site with a focus on Suffolk Downs infield. With a...

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Many Turn Out to Wish Councilor LaMattina Farewell

November 25, 2017
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Many Turn Out to Wish Councilor LaMattina Farewell

By John Lynds When City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced in April he would leave public office, the shockwaves rippled throughout the community. After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, LaMattina said, “It’s time. It’s time to give someone else a...

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Rep Madaro to Host East Boston Thanksgiving Day Charitable Event

November 25, 2017
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Rep Madaro to Host East Boston Thanksgiving Day Charitable Event

By John Lynds When Rep. Adrian Madaro was elected to office three years ago, there was a holiday tradition started by his predecessor, Carlo Basile, that he vowed to continue. Madaro will again host East Boston’s annual Thanksgiving Day charitable dinner that has made the holiday a little more cheerful for hundreds of low-income,...

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Incident Puts Mario Umana Academy on Lockdown

November 25, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston Parents became alarmed last Wednesday as social media began to report that the Mario Umana Academy was on lockdown due to reports of a suspicious man outside the building with a firearm even before they received calls from the Boston Public School Department. According to police, a group of...

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EBNHC’s Winthrop Health Center Welcomes Dr Mothusi Chilume

November 25, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Winthrop Health Center (WHC) on Main Street welcomed the newest addition to its medical staff this month. Dr. Mothusi Chilume began seeing patients last week at the WHC located a few doors down from Belle Isle Seafood as one of four providers that see patients regularly....

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Landmarks Commission Places Two Year Moratorium on Maverick Square Project

November 25, 2017
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By John Lynds The Boston Landmarks Commission slapped a two-year moratorium on the demolition of two 19th Century brick bow-fronts on Maverick Street that some members of the community have been trying to preserve and be designated a ‘landmark’ status. As part of the project at 9 Chelsea St. developer Linear Retail Properties plans...

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East Boston YMCA, Stop & Shop Team Up Again for Turkey Express

November 25, 2017
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By John Lynds East Boston YMCA staff and Stop & Shop executives braved the cold temperatures last Tuesday night to help hand out free turkeys with all the fixings to low-income families. The Y families were once again the recipients of a generous holiday donation from Stop & Shop as the Massachusetts-based supermarket chain...

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Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...

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