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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

Jul 16

BCYF Fun Stops 2019 - Paris Street

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Jul 16

Summer tennis and reading program (ages 11 - 18)

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Jul 16

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 16

Summer Fitness Series: Family Zumba in East Boston

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Jun 20

Free ParkARTS Children’s workshops in July and August

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Members of the BBR Reuse Center with Commissioner Carl Spector and Mayor Walsh
Jun 12

2019 Greenovate Award winners

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Jun 11

2019 City of Boston scholarship fund awardees announced

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Rendering of the bridge
Jun 10

Key state permit to rebuild Long Island Bridge received by City of Boston

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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.