â€œOh, hush, my heart, and take thine ease,
For here is April weather!
The daffodils beneath the trees
Are all a-row together.â€
by Lizette Woodworth Reese Read more
â€œApril hath put a spirit of youth
By William Shakespeare
Our yard is certainly youthful. All the young plants are emerging. Our rose bushes are leafing out. Ther forsythia bushes are flowering. The daffodils have opened, much to our delight. In among the bright yellow daffodils are two white ones with vivid orange centers. One rosebush sits in a bucket of water on the porch waiting to be planted when the ground gets a little softer. Read more
Boston Police relay news of an early morning arrest of a South Boston man, who apparently thought neighbors on Neponset Ave. would snooze through his glass-shattering antics. Police caught up to the 23 year-old suspect on Train Street and returned to the scene, where the victim positively identified him as the man who just plunged his hand through her car window.
Just as parents and neighbors have activated en masse to boost the Murphy Community Centerâ€™s use by local teens, the city is finally getting around to making a few crucial repairs that will cause it to close down for the entire summer.
The move, which was announced last week, came as a shock to parents, particularly those involved in a recent surge of community involvement in the center, which produced 19 new members for the centerâ€™s site council in January. Read more
â€œAll through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy and my spirits soar.â€
Helen Hayes Read more
City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer. Read more
â€œApril winds blow,
Dance in gowns
with yellow frills,
bare branches of trees,
Flowers bud from under
By Dorothy Oâ€™Neill Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino reiterated a promise by his staff that preschool programs would continue at the Murphy Community Center and eight other community centers this week, saying there were state slots available for the children if funding for the teachers, who will not be paid by the city in next yearâ€™s budget, cannot be found elsewhere. Read more