A dilapidated stable atop Savin Hill was torn down on Monday morning after city officials and the property owners reached an agreement in court last week to allow the demolition to proceed. A second structure at 24 Grampian Way— a three-story home that was once a stately mansion owned by 19th century sporting goods magnate George Wright— remains intact and will not be demolished “at this point”, according to a city spokesman. Read more
The owner of a historic Savin Hill house that could be soon designated as an official city landmark is seeking a permit to bulldoze the property instead. City officials will convene a community meeting on Thursday evening at the Dorchester Yacht Club to discuss the owner’s proposal to raze the house and adjacent stable at 24 Grampian Way.
A meeting notice obtained by the Reporter today stated, “The purpose of the meeting is to inform the community about the proposed demolition and to present alternatives to the demolition.”
The notice also makes it clear that Thursday’s meeting “does not take the place” of a Boston Landmark Commission public hearing— which has yet to be scheduled— to further discuss a petition to make the Grampian Way property a city landmark.” Read more
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
Aug. 19, 2013
(Updated on Wed., Aug. 21)— District 3 Councillor Frank Baker this week said he would recuse himself from an ongoing debate about whether a dilapidated home on Savin Hill should receive landmark status from a city commission. In an unusual step, Baker also asked that testimony he made before the Boston Landmarks Commission — in which he argued against a landmark designation for the property on Grampian Way— last week be “struck from the record.”
The move, along with a disclosure form filed with the city clerk’s office noting that his brother had previously made an attempt to purchase the property, came after a neighborhood activist raised questions about his comments to the commission at a City Hall hearing. Read more
Aug. 17, 2013
MBTA police are asking for the public's help in identifying two young men —shown in the video above— who allegedly robbed two women of their purses and cell phones in an incident on Tuesday night (Aug. 13) at Savin Hill MBTA station. Read more
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
It could be a case study in new-age civic activism. Or perhaps the perfect sub-plot for a "Parks and Rec" episode.
A few years ago, city workers yanked a dying oak tree from inside the perimeter of the tennis court in Savin Hill. A neighbor, Heidi Moesinger, wanted the tree— which she says offered welcome shade for tennis players without interfering in play—replaced. So she began the online application process to start the ball rolling. Others have since joined her cause. Read more
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
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