East Boston

Originally a center of shipbuilding, East Boston has always been a neighborhood of immigrants. Today its population is made up largely of Italian-Americans and immigrants from Central and South America and Southeast Asia. That diversity is reflected in the neighborhood's myriad of ethnic restaurants. The nation's first branch library was built in East Boston in 1870. The housing is a mixture of old and new, including many restored triple-deckers. Logan Airport, is located here, making East Boston a gateway to people from around the world. Located across Boston Harbor, East Boston residents enjoy fantastic waterfront views of the city skyline.

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Game of the Week: South Boston Knights vs. East Boston Jets - Thanksgiving Day
    We kick off your Thanksgiving with a heaping helping of BPS high school football, as the South Boston Knights take on the East Boston Jets on Thanksgiving morning for the 98th time. Watch Video »
  • Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing 11-24-15
    Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeal hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions. Watch Video »