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O'Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program & Youth Soccer

This year's bilingual O'Donnell Schoolyard Summer Program in East Boston is now accepting registrations! The dates are from July 6th to August 20th, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM, with breakfast and lunch included. All East Boston children ages 6 through 12 are eligible. Arts and crafts, games, sports and more! Staff members speak both English and Spanish.

The bilingual East Boston Community Soccer/Futbol Program is also accepting registrations for the children and youth Community Soccer Program. The program is open to all East Boston children and teens. This year, we are adding an all-girls team for young women ages 12 to 18. The Program will run from July through August on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30 to 6 PM, at the American Legion Field on Condor Street.

Please call 617-418-8242 or 617-418-8248 for more information.

Free Financial Education Class!

Register now for our next free Financial Capability Workshop on June 9, 10, 11 & 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at our offices at 143 Border Street, East Boston. RSVP by calling Carrie Tennant at 617-418-8264 or emailing ctennant@noahcdc.org. Topics include: establishing financial goals, managing your budget, establishing or improving credit, consumer banking, insurances, retirement planning, and tax preparation. Join us!

Memorial Day Holiday

NOAH's offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25th. No classes or foreclosure prevention workshops will be held.

The Battle of Noddle Island!

THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who helped at the first 'Noddle Island Community Regatta and Battle Reenactment' on Memorial Day, May 25th, in East Boston! After the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the British Navy still controlled the waters around Boston, and were able to take cattle for food from both Noddle Island and Hog Island (areas of modern-day East Boston). And thereby hangs a tale... of a secret Colonial plot to break the British supply lines by clandestinely rounding up the cattle and driving them off-island during low tide, and to burn anything left that the British could use. Seeing the smoke, however, the British sent 400 Marines and the HMS Diana to stop this maneuver, and cut off the militiamen; and so the forces engaged in battle. The HMS Diana eventually was forced to run aground in the Mystic River (in the modern Chelsea Creek area), and was boarded by the Colonials, who stripped her of her mast, etc.  Pictured above: George Washington raising the first American Flag on Prospect Hill, using the Diana's 76' mast.

Activities included a regatta, a Grand Union flag raising at Condor Street Urban Wild, and a Battle Reenactment, followed by cook-out, music and activities at Condor Street Urban Wild. The event was supported by MyRWA funds and coordinated by NOAH's CBE Department to raise awareness of East Boston's history and its great water resources, as well as to promote new ideas about the uses of our changing waterfront. Please call 617-818-4583 or 617-418-8242 for more information. Below, two of the event photographs.

 

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