Things to note, vaccine info, new links, and Pasta Primavera w/ Asparagus & Peas.
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APRIL 2021 CenterNews

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The City of Boston has moved into a modified Phase 4, Step 1 of the state’s Reopening Massachusetts plan, effective Monday, March 22, 2021.

The City will not advance beyond the current reopening steps until the citywide testing positivity rate stays below 2.75% — as calculated by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) — for two consecutive weeks.


Vaccination Schedule:

These Phase 2 and Phase 3 groups will be eligible next:


Steps to get your vaccination

Step 1: Check your eligibility below or use our tool

Step 2: Preregister for a mass vaccination location or find a location and schedule your appointment

There are different ways to find a vaccine appointment:

  • Preregister at to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at one of 7 mass vaccination locations: Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Natick Mall and former Circuit City in Dartmouth.
  • Use to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations

Massachusetts’ preregistration system makes it easier to request and schedule an appointment at one of the 7 mass vaccination locations. People can preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at mass vaccination locations only. More locations will be added to the system in April.

Once you sign up for preregistration, you’ll receive weekly status updates. You can opt out at any time if you find an appointment elsewhere. Once an appointment is available, you’ll be contacted with the opportunity to book the appointment and have 24 hours to accept it.

Massachusetts receives a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government each week. Due to high demand and very limited supply, it may take several weeks to schedule an appointment or to be notified that an appointment is available at mass vaccination locations. 

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Additional details about the current state of reopening can be found on

If you haven't done it yet, you can SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS

Text BOSCOVID to 888-777 to opt-in for alerts in English. We also have text alerts in 10 other languages.

Here is a preview of a program that is in the works!

The City of Boston is trying to help businesses, and are taking applications now.

When it’s our turn, we will earn rewards when we shop local, and the businesses will redeem the rewards, and the City will reimburse them!

Encourage your favorites stores & restaurants to check out this program!

April is here,
and Spring has started to bloom!  We hope you are enjoying the holidays that are upon us, which ever ones you celebrate!  

The Marathon has been postponed until October 11th, and the tax deadline is pushed until May 17th, but you can still participate in One Boston Day safely, with their suggestions on their checklist and share your acts of kindness with the world using the hashtag #onebostonday.  Or join Boston Earth Day virtually on April 22nd from 7-8pm.

We hope that we will be able to bring our Annual Spring Hunt, as well as many of our other annual activities back next year.  This year, we will keep planning for the future!  If you have ideas, or things you would like to see come back, or something new to start, we would love to hear your ideas!  Please EMAIL us! 

Keep wearing your masks!

  ~The West End Community Center


Things to Note!
  • A & B Burger is back open! 
  • April 1st is Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles  . With festivities starting at 1:40, and the first pitch at 2:10.  Tickets are being sold in groups of two and four.
  • Or take in a Bruins or Celtics game at the TD Garden before their seasons end.
  • April 1st is also the day Boston Duck Tours begin again
  • This month begins the season of early sailing.  A perfect activity for these days of covid. Take some lessons and head to the water.
Links to Check out

FREE ICA Admission for Bank of America Cardholders

Bank of America cardholders are eligible for one free admission ticket during the first full weekend of every month through Museums on Us. 

Timed tickets are required and subject to availability.
Sat, Apr 3 11 AM – Sun, Apr 4, 5 PM
Sat, May 1 11 AM – Sun, May 2, 5 PM

Boston Jazz: A Free Live Outdoor Concerts in Watertown

April 3: Eric Zinman (synthesizer), Glynis Lomon (cello, voice), Ellwood Epps (trumpet), Matt Crane (drums). NEW LOCATION: Veteran’s Memorial, Watertown Square. 4pm. Free (donations gratefully accepted).

April 17: Togetherness!: Ellwood Epps (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jorrit Dijkstra (saxophones), Nathan McBride (bass), Curt Newton (drums), Matt Crane (percussion). Veteran’s Memorial, Watertown Square. 4pm. Free (donations gratefully accepted).

Family Puppet Comedy Festival
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

Join us for our LIVE online performance series for kids and families. Audiences of all ages can delight in imaginative, innovative shows, created and performed by professional puppeteers, and streamed to you over Zoom from our historic Station Street theater. RSVP for your link to join the fun! Shows are FREE, but donations are welcome. Thank you for your support!

Laughter is the best medicine! Join puppeteers from across the country for a one-of-a-kind weekend of silliness, fun, and hilarity April 9-11, 2021.


Celebrity Series at Home: Women of the World: Global Voices United
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 7:30p -8:30p

Women of the World -- four vocalists from around the globe who come together in friendship and music-making -- return to the Series for a performance that celebrates the beauty in the diverse ways that people from cultures all over the world express themselves through song. 

Pasta Primavera With Asparagus and Peas

By Melissa Clark at New York Times Cooking

  • ¼ pound sugar snap peas, stems trimmed
  • ½ pound asparagus, ends snapped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup fresh English peas
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced spring onion, white part only (or use shallot)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, more as needed
  •  Black pepper, more as needed
  • 12 ounces fettuccine or tagliatelle, preferably fresh (see recipe)
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, at room temperature
  • ½ cup crème fraîche or whole milk Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped tarragon


  1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. While the water is coming to a boil, slice snap peas and asparagus stems into 1/4-inch-thick pieces; leave asparagus tips whole.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add snap peas, asparagus, English peas and onion. Cook until vegetables are barely tender (but not too soft or mushy), 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  4. Drop pasta into boiling water and cook until al dente (1 to 3 minutes for fresh pasta, more for dried pasta). Drain well and transfer pasta to a large bowl. Immediately toss pasta with vegetables, Parmigiano-Reggiano, crème fraîche and herbs. Season generously with salt and pepper, if needed.
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