Community News Briefs

December 22, 2017

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church service

Christmas Eve at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church:   Lessons and Carols by candlelight. 5:30.

28 Paris St., East Boston (617) 569-6236



The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street Winthrop  for residents age 55 and above.

Whether you have Italian ancestry, or just want to learn one

of the world’s most beautiful languages, join us at  informal  and friendly

Italian language and culture classes.  Wednesday afternoons from 1 15 to  2 45 p.m.

For info call 617-846-8538


Boston Public Library’s free homework help underway

Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program began and runs through May 24, 2018, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students at most BPL locations across the city. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union (BTU) tutors are also available during select weekdays from 4-6 p.m. for students in grades K-12. Visit for complete information. Most homework help mentors and program participants are Boston Public Schools students, though it is open to all, and BTU tutors are either current or retired Boston Public Schools teachers.


Tech goes home

Tech Goes Home is a computer based program with the goal of ensure that all low-come residents of Greater Boston are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st  Century skills development. The TGH program offers resident the ability to improve their quality of life as new member of the online community.

What’s included for Boston residents?

  • 15 Hours of Computer training
  • A web based curriculum designed to help you access resources throughout the internet.
  • The option to purchase a brand new computer for just $50
  • Help accessing significantly discounted high-speed internet for qualified participants

If you interested in participating or have any questions,Speak to a staff at ABCD East Boston APAC or Call 617-567-8857


East Boston Social Centers to host a book signing by author Dr. John Christoforo

John Christoforo has recently published a new book about life in East Boston in the 50’s and will be at the East Boston Social Centers on Wednesday December 20th at 11am to talk about his book and sign copies for anyone wanting to purchase the book for $20 each.

The East Boston Social Centers will be celebrating 100 years of service to our community in 2018 and welcomes all who would like to share their memories throughout the years.

Dr. Christoforo has been writing for the Post-Gazette since 1991. His column, “Nanna and Babbononno,” is the depiction of the trials and tribulations of the generations of his Italian family in America. The weekly stories depict events he has experienced or stories he has heard from family elders, and is a cross section of Italian American life as experienced by the millions of people whose past generations decided on the United States as a place to live. A master storyteller, John captivates audiences weekly throughout the United States with his column.

John’s book is about growing up in East Boston – “True Short Stories, Boston English High – Ruminations of a 1956 Grad who got away with just about everything!”

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