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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

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Dec 8

Public Improvement Commission Hearing

City Hall to Go Truck
Dec 15

City Hall To Go Cart: East Boston

City Hall to Go Truck
Jan 5

City Hall To Go Cart: East Boston

City Hall to Go Truck
Jan 19

City Hall To Go Cart: East Boston

Latest news

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Dec 7

Mayor Walsh breaks ground on redevelopment of Orient heights in East Boston

Neighborhood Development
Fixing Streetlights
Nov 7

Travel safely as Daylight Saving Time ends

Traffic Alert
Oct 5

Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, October 5 - Monday, October 10, 2016

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Sep 28

Imagine Boston 2030 announces Fall Engagement Team, Engagement Events

Mayor's Office