The Town of East Boston Massachusetts


East Boston is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, originally created by connecting several islands using landfill and then annexed by Boston in 1836. It is separated from the city proper by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere and the Chelsea Creek. In recent years, East Boston has become home to a wave of young professionals seeking residence in newly renovated condos along Jeffries Point, Maverick Square and the Eagle Hill waterfront. The neighborhood is a prime location in terms of access to downtown Boston via the MBTA Blue Line.

President John F. Kennedy addressed the people of New Ross, Ireland, in June 1963, with these words: “When my great grandfather left here to become a cooper in East Boston, he carried nothing with him except two things: a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty. I am glad to say that all of his great grandchildren have valued that inheritance.”

The Kennedy family lived on Meridian Street in a small home near the Meridian Street branch of the Boston Public Library. The family later moved to a larger home on Monmouth Street. In 1954, JFK famously paraded through East Boston with his wife, Jackie, in anticipation for his presidential campaign, to secure votes from the neighborhood. In a famous photograph, Kennedy is shown walking down Chelsea Street heading towards Maverick Square, waving to the crowd in front of Santarpio’s Pizza.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : East Boston, Massachusetts

A property manager’s role is to carefully and correctly care for a real estate asset, including managing the physical aspects of the building, caring for the tenants’ needs and ensuring that financial obligations are met. Property managers are intimately familiar with each property, knowing every physical detail and dollars in income and expenses. What they may not be as intimately familiar with, however, is the larger marketplace around them. Experienced leasing brokers working closely with the management team can supplement the property manager\'s efforts with an additional set of eyes and ears attuned to the larger marketplace around them. Consider the standard Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance clauses in most lease templates. A lease may require a landlord to maintain the common areas in compliance with current ADA regulations, which a tenant, the tenant’s representative and the landlord’s broker may consider innocuous and obvious. But the landlord’s broker may not be aware that the property is not required to comply with the most current ADA regulations whether because of age, use, waiver, hardship or any other reason. If this fact has never been conveyed to the broker or the property manager is not given the opportunity to review and affect the lease before execution, the landlord may be responsible for capital costs that could have been avoided. The landlord may even be subject to default in the event that there are physical limitations barring complete compliance.