Our Work


East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) aims to create a vibrant business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and do business in East Boston. Founded in 1995, EBMS is a nonprofit community improvement organization serving the diverse and densely populated Boston neighborhood of East Boston, with a focus on Maverick and Central Squares. During its 22 year history, EBMS has utilized the nationally established Main Street Four Point Approach to become an instrumental force in working to build relationships among business owners, residents, developers, and the City, in order to contribute to the physical and economic development of the neighborhood.

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“I definitely would recommend working with East Boston Main Streets to other businesses. It’s a no-brainer. I would say it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. The people care about the community and live within it and understand what the community needs.”
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“They brought my ideas to life. They built on my ideas and made them so much better than what I imagined. So different than experiences I’ve had in the past. They were really there to help me. It was genuine. I really felt supported. They are very conscious and respectful of our culture.”

What We Do



EBMS provides support to strengthen our neighborhood’s locally-owned businesses, improve streetscapes, and build community via promoting the neighborhood’s assets to those who live, work, and visit East Boston.

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Specifically We Focus On:

Ribbon Cutting

Help Businesses Grow

We help our small and micro-businesses grow and thrive by providing technical assistance and business support. This includes connecting businesses to programs that provide help with business planning, customer acquisition, inventory systems, marketing, English language learning for business owners, and more.


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Promote the neighborhood

Promote the Neighborhood

We promote the East Boston neighborhood via relationship and community building among businesses, residents, and visitors. Examples include our signature events: Taste of Eastie, Eastie Week, Eastie Shines, Countdown to Kindergarten


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Physical Improvements

We work to create physical improvements to the business district (East Boston’s ‘squares’) that makes the area welcoming to businesses, residents, and visitors. This includes storefront renovations to improve the look of businesses, as well as streetscape improvements like wayfinding signs, tree pits, and plantings.


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Latest Happenings

5 days ago

East Boston Main Streets

Head over to Piers Park, East Boston, Ma to check this out during #EastieWeek!Boston Music Awards "Best Hip-Hop Artist" winner Dutch ReBelle takes the stage this Sunday at ZUMIX's Summer Concert at Piers Park. Opening set by Project Method! Don't miss the fun from 6-8pm, free and all ages! More details here: ZUMIX Summer Concert: Dutch ReBelle ... See MoreSee Less

Head over to Piers Park, East Boston, Ma to check this out during #EastieWeek!

Day 2 of #EastieWeek: 3 great events! Head over to Eastie Farm for some breakfast and fun from 10-2. Bring the whole family to check out the ICA Watershed in the shipyard from 11-4. And finally, you definitely don't want to miss the ZUMIX pop-up event at Windy Films from 12-4.

And look ahead for tomorrow's activities and this coming week! Great activities sponsored by New England Aquarium, East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, Zumix, Boston Harbor Now, Mass Bay Lines, East Boston YMCA and more!

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Day 2 of #EastieWeek: 3 great events! Head over to Eastie Farm for some breakfast and fun from 10-2. Bring the whole family to check out the ICA Watershed in the shipyard from 11-4. And finally, you definitely dont want to miss the ZUMIX pop-up event at Windy Films from 12-4.

And look ahead for tomorrows activities and this coming week! Great activities sponsored by New England Aquarium, East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, Zumix, Boston Harbor Now, Mass Bay Lines, East Boston YMCA and more! 

http://eastieweek.org

1 week ago

East Boston Main Streets

Join Us at the Fair Housing Summer Open House this Saturday, July 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the BCYF Paris Street Community Center, located at 112 Paris St, East Boston, MA 02128. This event will provide constituents with the opportunity to learn about City and non-profit agencies that provide low income and affordable housing. We will also offer workshops, panel discussions, and outreach materials related to the many housing resources available in Boston. Additionally, residents will receive direct intake services and learn more about The Mayor's Office of Fair Housing & Equity and the Boston Fair Housing Commission, which investigates housing discrimination in accordance with the Fair Housing Laws. To RSVP for this event please use this link Fair Housing Summer Open House ( East Boston). ... See MoreSee Less

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Christine Kenney Burnham

Eastie Week is here!!! Get in on all of the fun this Friday through 7/21. First up, "How to Train Your Dragon" in Belmont Sq./Brophy park this Friday.

Thank you to Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Boston Police Department (Official) Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and East Boston YMCA. #EastieWeek

eastieweek.org/
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Eastie Week is here!!! Get in on all of the fun this Friday through 7/21. First up, How to Train Your Dragon in Belmont Sq./Brophy park this Friday.

Thank you to Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association, Boston Police Department (Official) Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and East Boston YMCA. #EastieWeek

 http://eastieweek.org/
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