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East Boston

East Boston

The vibrant neighborhood features restaurants, shops, and one of the most beautiful waterfronts in the City.

East Boston was once a center for shipbuilding, but it has always been a neighborhood of immigrants. You can see the diversity in the neighborhood’s many ethnic restaurants. Today, its population is mostly:

  • Italian-Americans
  • immigrants from Central and South America, and
  • immigrants from Southeast Asia.

East Boston is home to the nation’s first branch library, built in 1870. You’ll also find Logan Airport here. Neighborhood homes mix the old with the new, and include many restored triple-deckers. Residents enjoy waterfront views of the City skyline from across Boston Harbor. They also now have access to the beach by way of a brand new and beautiful greenway.

Upcoming events

Pics in the Parks logo
Mar 26

Pics in the Parks at LoPresti Park

Small business resource workshop
Apr 5

Contracting with the City Info Session

Employees of diverse backgrounds
Apr 20

Diversity Office hours

Kitten sitting on a window sill
Apr 29

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Latest news

BCYF Bee Top Three
Mar 20

Boston’s Best Spellers Celebrated at 10th Annual Citywide Spelling Bee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh greets children as he enters a school.
Mar 17

2017 City scholarship applications now available to Boston residents

Education Cabinet
Pics in the Parks
Mar 9

Pics in the Parks returns March 26

Parks and Recreation
Mayor Walsh spoke at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau Shattuck Awards
Mar 1

Mayor Walsh's remarks to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau

Mayor's Office