East Boston Main Streets Announces East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and John Tyler as Business and Volunteer of the Year


BOSTON, MA (June 8, 2015) – On Thursday, June 25, East Boston Main Streets will join Mayor Walsh at the Strand Theatre on 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester to honor the 2014 recipients of the East Boston Outstanding Business Award and Outstanding Volunteer Award.  

“I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce this year’s award recipients.  Both the EBNHC and John Tyler have been tireless advocates for East Boston and their partnership and friendship has greatly enhanced the impact that EBMS has been able to have on the East Boston community,” says Max Gruner, Executive Director of East Boston Main Streets.

This year’s winner of the East Boston Main Streets Volunteer of the Year Award is John Tyler for his unfaltering support and tireless work on behalf of the East Boston business district.

In particular, EBMS would like to recognize John Tyler for his over 150 hours of volunteer time, his expertise and superior welding skill, as well as for opening up his work space to us in the construction from scratch of over a dozen magnificent tree-pit surrounds as part of a much needed and on-going beautification initiative in East Boston.

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is awarded the Business of the Year Award 2014.  The EBNHC, now in its 45th year, has been a tremendous partner to EBMS over the past 20 years.  In particular, we would like to recognize EBNHC’s untiring and innovative support of the Neighborhood Business Institute, an educational subsidiary of East Boston Main Streets.  We thank the Health Center for use of its training space and equipment, for sharing its staff’s expertise, and ongoing positive outlook and friendship of its administration throughout the planning and implementation of this unique and impactful program.

Both recipients will be honored by Mayor Walsh at the Annual Awards Ceremony which will take place on Thursday evening, June 25th at the Strand Theater in Upham’s Corner at 6:00pm.  “We encourage members of the East Boston community to join us for this truly fabulous event and to cheer on these two outstanding and well deserving award recipients,” says Jim Buckley, EBMS board chair.


EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Our mission is to create a more 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.