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Community News Briefs | East Boston Times-Free Press

Community News Briefs

May 4, 2018
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East Boston Tech Meetup

The purpose of the East Boston Tech Meetup is to build a community of people currently working in tech or those aspiring to move into a tech career who live or work in East Boston. These meetings will be held in the heart of Maverick Landing conveniently located steps from the Maverick T station, in the Maverick Landing Meeting House at 31 Liverpool Street.

 

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting

May 7, 2018 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30)

NEW LOCATION: Brooke Charter School at 145 Byron Street

Welcome/Introduction/Announcements (5 min)

Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin, Officer Simons (10 min)

Non- Development Presentations

Kelly Gifford from ICA:  Present new plans for expansion of ICA to shipyard (10 min)

Development

78 Horace Street: First Presentation (20 min) Building two family on a driveway, rental units, two parking spots

116 Moore St: Second Presentation & VOTE Jeff Drago, Esq  (15 minutes) Owner to build four units on adjacent lot.  Must be a Harbor View resident AND have attended at least one of the last three meetings (Feb/Mar/Apr) OR be an abutter (300ft) to be eligible to vote

Non- Development Presentations

Board Nominations (10 min)

Update from local politicians: (City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Sen. Joe Boncore) (20 minutes)

 

Spring Fling

The Friends of the East Boston Library

Invite you to our

Spring Fling

May 17th from 6-7:45 at the East  Boston Library

365 Bremen Street, East Boston

*Enjoy Refreshments and mingle with friends and neighbors

*Listen to the music of Mr. Ed Meradith and our wonderful Touch of Class Singers

*Enjoy a dramatic reading by Kathleen Monteleone of the poem Invictus, written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley

*Preview  the Pirate Dhow a Frederick Leonard King painting from The History of Shipping series before its restoration

And participate in our Silent Auction and book sale

All proceeds go to support our local library programming

 

East Boston Branch Library

Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library

EAST BOSTON POP-UP CHOIR

A free 8-week choral program for children ages 7-12

Through May 24

Mondays and Thursdays from 5-6pm

East Boston Library – 356 Bremen Street, Boston, MA 02128

The Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) is excited to expand our programs to the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library! Geared towards children ages 7-12, these 8 weeks will be packed with skill-building, cultural exchange, and tons of fun, culminating in two performances in May. The East Boston Choir will perform in BCC’s Season Finale Concert at Dorchester’s Strand Theatre on Sunday, May 20 and in a community concert at the East Boston Library on Thursday, May 24.

For more information, please contact Jana Hieber at 617-245-6043 or jhieber@bostonchildrenschorus.org. Or visit our website at http://www.bostonchildrenschorus.org/our-programs/east-boston

For information any of these programs, call or come in to the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen Street, (617) 569-0271.

 

Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda

May 14th 7pm

Jeffries Point Yacht Club

565 Sumner st

Agenda-

Police updates  A7-  Sgt. Martin , Off. Simons

Liaison Jesus Garcia Mayors Office –  Community updates

Senator Boncore , State Rep Madaro , City Councilor Edwards -Updates to the community .

154 Maverick Market Place-  Update occupancy  VOTE

238 Webster st –  VOTE  .  Demolish existing structure and add 9 units with 8 parking spaces .   4th appearance  Atty Drago/Grossman

154 Maverick Market Place-  Melissa Tyler

 

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 www.bpl.org/homework 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

 

LEARN ITALIAN FREE

The class will be held at Robert DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., 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

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