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Massport Initiatives


Working together with government, community and civic leaders, Massport actively seeks to improve the quality of life for residents living near Massport’s facilities.

Without the sacrifices our neighbors make every day, Massport would be unable to deliver important transportation services to families and businesses throughout New England. Massport has undertaken several key initiatives to support our surrounding neighborhoods.

Cathy Leonard-McLean Community Room

The Cathy Leonard-McLean Community Room, previously the Noddle Island Community Room, was renamed in 2015 to honor the former Assistant Director of Massport’s Government and Community Affairs Department. A longtime Massport employee, Leonard-McLean was an advocate for change, both at Massport and in the East Boston community, and this community room continues to honor her legacy.

The Cathy Leonard-McLean Community Room is located on the lower level of the Rental Car Center at Boston Logan International Airport. It is available for use by community and civic organizations within Massport's impacted communities only. The room is available for use between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM Monday through Friday, by reservation only.

Interested in hosting a meeting at the Cathy Leonard-McLean Community Room?
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Cathy Leonard-McLean Community Room 
Rental Car Center  
15 Transportation Way  
East Boston, MA 02128 

Maverick Street Gate

The Maverick Street Gate was implemented to reduce traffic, especially airport-related commercial vehicles, on the residential streets surrounding Boston Logan International Airport.

All East Boston residents are eligible to receive a Maverick Street Gate card to access the gate by filling out an application form and providing the necessary supporting documentation. When submitting your application, please be sure to include a copy of your vehicle registration and proof of East Boston residency.

Application - English 

Application - Spanish

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at or by calling the Maverick Street Gate Message Center at 617-568-3718

Maverick Street Gate Frequently Asked Questions

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All East Boston residents with vehicles registered to them at their East Boston address are eligible to receive a card.

A utility bill, phone bill or car insurance bill with your name and East Boston address as proof of residency. Please do not send copies of bank statements, credit card bills or any other documents that may contain personal or financial information (e.g., Social Security or credit card numbers). We will also need a copy of your vehicle registration* (and lease agreement, if the vehicle is leased).

*If your vehicle registration does not list your East Boston address, you will need to submit another document as proof that the vehicle is garaged in East Boston. One of the following documents will be accepted: a copy of the car insurance policy, a copy of an excise tax bill, an E-ZPass customer report, or confirmation of an address change with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

You may include all vehicles that are registered to you at your East Boston address on your application. You will need to include a copy of each vehicle’s registration as well.

You will have to call 617-568-3718 or email to report the card lost or stolen, and send a letter that includes the cardholder’s name, address, license plate number, telephone number, and the reason why you need a replacement card. Also, send a copy of the vehicle registration so that our files are up to date.