Codman Square

Colonial Avenue fire displaces 14 in two homes; smoker blamed

Colonial Avenue fire.

46 Colonial Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rushed to 46 Colonial Ave. around 1:40 a.m., Sunday, for a fire that eventually went to four alarms and consumed parts of each of the building's three floors - and part of the exterior of the neighboring 42 Colonial Ave.  Read more

Meet The Next Mayor on BNN TV

Boston's Race to City Hall

12 candidates, each determined to make it through the primary election on September 24, are what remain after 24 sought to win a nomination on the ballot to fill the seat of incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. The diverse field of candidates, made up of City Councilors, State Representatives, organizers, activists, non-profit leaders, and small business owners, are featured in the newest Boston Neighborhood Network Television series, “Meet the Next Mayor”.  Read more

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Volunteer with FriendshipWorks

FriendshipWorks is looking for volunteers who want to help elders living in Boston or Brookline. Our volunteers help make a difference in the lives of elders every day through friendly visiting and/or providing short-term assistance. Whether you can spare one hour a week or one hour a month, we have an opportunity for you! Help us in our mission to reduce social isolation by replacing it with the warmth and comfort that only a caring and dedicated friend can provide.  Read more

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Friendly Visiting Department

Two shot in different areas within 30 minutes

Police are investigating two separate shootings between 9 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

In the more serious incident, a person was taken away in critical condition after a shooting at 107 Columbia Rd.

A suspect and a gun were found on Rosedale Street near Codman Square.

A man was shot in the back on Marden Avenue.

Family Variety Fridays

Every Friday evening the Anthony D. Perkins Community Center hosts “Family Variety Fridays”. This is a FREE weekly Friday event open to family, friends of all ages and the community-at-large, all summer long. No membership or registration required.

Activities include but are not limited to movie nights, pool parties, carnival nights and talent shows.

Please come enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages while viewing a family friendly film.

Start Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
End Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

nancy.rousseau@cityofboston.gov, (617) 635-5146
Nancy Rachel Rousseau

"Boston's Next Top Model"

Boston’s Next Top Model is a self-esteem and self-care program designed to build confidence and social awareness in girls between the ages of 11-17. Through learning to model, the girls will have the opportunity to learn how to posture themselves, both figuratively and literally.  Read more

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Al Copeland

Audition for Boston City Singers!

Boston City Singers is holding auditions in June for the 2013-2014 season. All young people ages 4-18 are invited to audition, and no previous singing experience is required.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jane Money at (617) 825-0674 or send an email to jmoney@bostoncitysingers.org.

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Jane Money

Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino at Interfaith Service

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Reporter Staff
Apr. 18, 2013

The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read more

Fitting tribute to a Codman Square hero

Walczak building dedication on March 19, 2013: from left, Codman CEO Sandra Cotterell, Mayor Tom Menino, Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, executive director of Codman Academy. Photo by Ed ForryWalczak building dedication on March 19, 2013: from left, Codman CEO Sandra Cotterell, Mayor Tom Menino, Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, executive director of Codman Academy. Photo by Ed Forry

Nobody told Bill Walczak that his name would adorn the façade of a Codman Square’s newest building. The board at Codman — the health center that he founded and led from the 1970s until two years ago— wanted to surprise him. Like most people, Walczak knew nothing about the honor until he arrived to see the finished product during an open house a few months ago.

“The William J. Walczak Health and Education Center” —which houses elements of the health center and the Codman Academy Charter Public School— was officially dedicated in a Tuesday morning ceremony. A large crowd assembled in the building’s black-box theatre as Mayor Thomas M. Menino cut the ribbon and lavished much-deserved praise on Walczak, the center and the school.  Read more

Mayor dedicates William J. Walczak building at Codman Square

From left to right: Codman Square Health Center President/CEO Sandra Cotterell, Mayor Tom Menino, Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, executive director of Codman Academy Charter Public School. Photo by Ed Forry

Mayor Thomas Menino was on hand for this morning's official dedication of the William J. Walczak Health and Education Center—which houses elements of the health center and the Codman Academy Charter Public School—. A large crowd assembled in the building’s black-box theatre as Mayor Thomas M. Menino cut the ribbon and lavished much-deserved praise on Walczak, the center and the school.

The 34,000 square brick-and-stone building has transformed the corner of Norfolk and Epping Street. The $18 million project— boosted by nearly $8 million in federal stimulus dollars— gives Codman the capacity it needs to serve up to 30,000 patients per year. It also will allow Codman Academy— acclaimed for its academics and theatre/arts training— to grow and thrive.  Read more