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Last updated: 5/15/19

East Boston

The vibrant neighborhood features 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.

East Boston
Boston, MA 02128
United States

Upcoming events

We Are Boston: United We Thrive
Nov 22

We Are Boston 2019: United We Thrive

Nov 23

STEAM Saturdays at BCYF Paris Street

Enchanted Trolley Tour dates
Dec 8

2019 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 3

Dec 28

STEAM Saturdays at BCYF Paris Street

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Oct 30

Halloween Street Closures in Boston's Neigborhoods

119 Barnes Avenue
Oct 28

Demolition Delay Application: 119 Barnes Avenue, East Boston

Landmarks Commission
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Oct 26

East Boston Greenway dedicated to local leader

Parks and Recreation
Oct 16

Celebrate Halloween 2019 with BCYF

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Neighborhood features

Today, East Boston's 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.