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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  • Game of the Week: East Boston Jets vs. South Boston Knights
    Game of the Week: East Boston Jets vs. South Boston KnightsWatch Video »
  • Remembering Mayor Thomas M. Menino
    Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino was remembered today at his funeral mass at his boyhood church, Most Precious Blood Church, in Hyde Park. A funeral procession preceded the mass, which encompassed a wide range of his favorite places in his city, lined by residents and friends saying goodbye.Watch Video »