Blue Hill Corridor

City putting together Blue Hill Avenue advisory group

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jun. 5, 2013

The city agency tasked with planning and economic development is setting up an advisory group for improving the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway area, which is plagued by blighted properties, that will work with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and other city agencies to come up with development guidelines for the properties.

The group, which will have eight to twelve members appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino, is part of a larger effort to plan out the future of the Fairmount corridor.  Read more

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

By 
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

Join Grove Hall & Bowdoin-Geneva Residents & Community Organizations in Transforming Vacant Lots into Public Gardens of Beauty & Learning!

Come Garden & Engage in Community Transformation!
Thanks to: Grove Hall & Bowdoin-Geneva community residents & congregations, Greater Bowdoin-Geneva Neighborhood Association, Masjid AlQur'an, Mt. Calvary Holy Church, Pine Street Inn, Coleman Street Neighbors Association, Neighborhood Development Corp. of Grove Hall,
Nuestra Communidad, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Project R.I.G.H.T., The Ten Point Coalition, Mayor Menino's Neighborhood
Response Team, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, Dorchester Gardenlands Preserve, First Parish Church of Dorchester, First  Read more

617.436.0527

As an undecided Arroyo fundraises, Rep. Walsh walks back pronouncement

City Councillor-at-Large Felix Arroyo: Letter signals potential mayoral bid.City Councillor-at-Large Felix Arroyo: Letter signals potential mayoral bid.City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo sent out a fundraising plea on Tuesday, saying he is “seriously considering” a mayoral run, while state Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester appeared to walk back statements saying he was officially in the race for City Hall’s top job.

In a statement blasted out on Tuesday afternoon, a Walsh spokeswoman said media reports “arrived at an inaccurate conclusion claiming that Rep. Marty Walsh formally announced his candidacy for Mayor of Boston. While Marty continues to talk to his family and friends and to listen to constituents about what they are seeking in the next mayor of Boston there has been NO formal announcement of his candidacy.”  Read more

Police: Bandit may be targeting passengers leaving Red Line

Boston and MBTA Police are stepping up patrols this week and warning the public after a flurry of street robberies targeting women that may be the work of a single, armed bandit. The incidents have all targeted women who were walking home from Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.

“We’re concerned about it,” said Captain Richard Sexton, commander of the Area C-11 police district. “It seems like it’s one person right now. We’ve had a few others on the district recently, but there’s definitely a pattern going here along the Red Line.”  Read more

Holidays Choir Concert in Mattapan Square

Holidays Choir Concert, Mattapan – St. Angela’s Parish, Mattapan will hold its Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 from 6:30PM until 9:30 PM at St. Angela’s Church on Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan Square. Proceeds will benefit St. Angela’s Church building repairs and improvement. Come and bring family and friends along to enjoy a memorable evening with inspiring worship music, songs and hymns in Haitian French, Creole, English and Latin. Please visit parish website at www.StAngelaParish.org for additional information or to download copy of the flyer and event updates.

publisher@stangelaparish.org
Mrs. Roseline Aurelien

ABCD needs you to Volunteer! (Volunteer Tax Preparer Training)

ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
We are looking for special people like you to volunteer with the Financial Futures Initiative at ABCD this upcoming tax season to:

• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
• Save thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees; and
• Make a difference in their lives.

By volunteering your time, you get to

• Learn new skills
• Make new friends; and
• Become a certified IRS tax preparer  Read more

communityresource@bostonabcd.org
Bindu Vedagiri

Boston Votes 2012, By the Numbers

Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (www.cityofboston.gov).

So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:

-- Thanks to the ballot questions, the ballot will be 18 inches long.  Read more

Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club

The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.

617-288-3230
Rosemary Gallagher

Blue Hill Ave. eatery shuttered by city inspectors

This restaurant was shut down by city inspectors on Sept. 19.

A Blue Hill Ave. restaurant was abruptly closed today after a city task force discovered filthy conditions and a dangerously clogged air vent above the stove. City officials — who descended on the 300 block of Blue Hill Ave. this week to focus on a burgeoning rat problem — were alarmed by what they found inside the Star Island Restaurant at 375 Blue Hill Ave.  Read more