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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

Climate Ready Boston presents a lunchtime webinar, April 26th at 12PM
Apr 26

Climate Ready Boston webinar

Kitten sitting on a window sill
Apr 29

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Historic Windows
May 1

Historic Window Restoration Talk

City Hall to Go Truck
May 4

City Hall To Go Truck: East Boston

Latest news

Summer Grant Photo
Apr 19

2017 BCYF summer grants now available for local agencies

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh delivers his budget presentation in 2014
Apr 13

Imagine Boston Capital plan moving residents' priorities from idea to action

Budget
BCYF April Vaca
Apr 5

BCYF offering April vacation week activities

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF Bee Top Three
Mar 20

Boston’s best spellers celebrated at 10th annual citywide spelling bee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families