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Demolition Delay Application: 167 Maverick Street, East Boston

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) has received an application to demolish the commercial building at 167 Maverick Street in East Boston. 167 Maverick Street, East Boston, parcel #0105337000, demo application date is June 28, 2022. If the building is determined to be historically significant, the Boston Landmarks Commission will schedule...
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City of Boston 2022 July Fourth Weekend Traffic Advisory

The annual 4th of July celebrations will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022, bringing parking restrictions and traffic changes for the City of Boston. The City of Boston Transportation Department is implementing restrictions on the below streets to reduce congestion and illegal parking. People attending this and other events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found on the Bluebikes website, and information on the MBTA may be found on the T's website. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston. It is important to read all posted signs.
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Mayor Wu Announces Kiesha Santana as New Roxbury Liaison; Eric James as New Mattapan Liaison

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the appointments of Kiesha Santana as the Roxbury liaison and Eric James as the Mattapan liaison in the Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS). They will serve as the primary contact for constituents and businesses looking to connect with the Mayor's Office, and will facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with City departments.

Women's Advancement's Statement Regarding the Overturn of Roe vs. Wade

Read the following statement from Alexandra Valdez, the Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. In a devastating 6-3 decision on the case Dobbs vs. the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the US Supreme Court overturned the precedents of Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which protected women’s constitutional right to abortion. The decision had been leaked earlier last month but was not official until today’s ruling.
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ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts Begin July 11

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s 2022 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series offers top-notch musical entertainment in local parks from July 11 through August 10. The ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood summer concerts are presented in City of Boston parks and made possible by presenting sponsor Bank of America with additional...
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June 2022: Latest Updates from the Mayor's Office of Housing

Read the latest updates from the Mayor's Office of Housing. On May 20th, the City of Boston celebrated the groundbreaking of Morton Station Village, a new mixed-income housing development in Mattapan. When completed in the Fall of 2023, Morton Station Village will add 28 rentals and 12 affordable homeownership units, a total of 40 units that will serve a wide range of households with incomes from 30% of Area Median Income (AMI) to 100% of AMI.
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Tips for Faster Internet Speeds

There are many ways to improve your internet connection. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many folks to work, attend school and appointments, and communicate with loved ones from home. With more folks using the same in-home Wi-Fi connection, it has never been more crucial to have fast, reliable, and affordable internet. You should not have to worry about missing telehealth appointments while someone else is streaming a TV show or doing their homework online/in a Zoom meeting. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to improve your internet connection at home, many of which come at little to no cost at all.
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BCYF Mirabella Pool Opening Saturday, June 25, 2022

Swimmers looking to use the outdoor pool are asked to register ahead of time. The BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End will open for the summer season on Saturday, June 25, 2022. This outdoor pool, as well as several indoor pools across the City operated by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), are available to residents looking to cool off. Locations and hours of operation of the pools can be found at Boston.gov/BCYF-Aquatics.
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The City of Boston and the Fenway Community Development Corporation Celebrate the Acquisition and Renovation of the Newcastle Saranac Apartments

The renovation preserves 97 units of income-restricted housing in the South End. Building on the City of Boston’s commitment to preserving affordable housing in Boston, on June 7, Chief of Housing and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Sheila Dillon joined the Fenway Community Development Corporation (CDC), their development partner Schochet Companies, and South End/Lower Roxbury residents to celebrate the ribbon cutting on the renovations that preserved 97 units of affordable housing at the Newcastle Saranac Apartments located on Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street in the South End/Lower Roxbury.
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The City of Boston and B’nai B’rith Housing Celebrate the Start of Construction on Income Restricted Family Housing

60 Units to be Built in West Roxbury to Serve Low-Income Families. Building on a commitment to create and preserve affordable housing in Boston, officials from the City of Boston, B’nai B’rith Housing, local elected officials, and West Roxbury residents celebrated the groundbreaking for The Residences Off Baker, a 60-unit mixed-income, family and workforce, transit-oriented development on Friday, June 10.

Black Community Activism: Melnea Cass’s Early Beginnings

Melnea Agnes Cass dedicated her life to improving the world around her. Read more about the early life of this Boston champion. Melnea Cass's brilliant life started on June 16, 1896 in Richmond, Virginia. Melnea lived in Richmond until she was five years old. The Cass family left Richmond when her parents, Mary Drew Jones and Albert Jones, heard that Boston was a better place to educate their children and to find more work opportunities.
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Mayor Wu Announces Installation of Mural Honoring Rita Hester in Allston

The mural is expected to be completed by early July. Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission and Street Theory, today announced the start of installation of a mural honoring the life and legacy of Rita Hester at 506 Cambridge St. in Allston. The mural, titled Rita’s Spotlight, was proposed by former Boston Artist-in-Residence Golden, and the City of Boston commissioned artist Rixy to create the mural as part of the City’s Transformative Public Art Program.

City of Boston Traffic Advisory for Week of June 21, 2022

Events include the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Road Race, Fete de la Musique World Music Day, Trans Resistance March, and Annual BAA 10K. The annual JP will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 7:15 p.m. bringing traffic changes for the City of Boston. Approximately 5,000 participants will run or walk the racecourse that starts and ends on Charles Street between Boylston Street and Beacon Street.
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Demolition delay application: 1121 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) has received an application to demolish the commercial buildings at 1121 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester. 1121 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02125, parcel #1502521001, demo application date is June 21, 2022. If the building is determined to be historically significant, the Boston Landmarks Commission will schedule a...
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Demolition delay application: 31 Savin Hill Ave, Dorchester

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) has received an application to demolish the residential building at 31 Savin Hill Avenue in Dorchester. 31 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester, 02125, parcel #1502515000, demo application date is June 21, 2022. If the building is determined to be historically significant, the Boston Landmarks Commission will...
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Demolition delay application: 14 Euclid Street, Dorchester

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) has received an application to demolish the residential building at 14 Euclid Street in Dorchester. 14 Euclid Street, Dorchester, 02124, parcel #1701321000, demo application date is June 21, 2022. If the building is determined to be historically significant, the Boston Landmarks Commission will schedule a...
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Mayor Wu Joins State and City Officials to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Boston's First LGBTQ+-Friendly Affordable Senior Housing Community

Former Barton Rogers School will provide 74 mixed-income rental units for seniors, with over 10,000 square feet of community space. Mayor Michelle Wu today joined state and City officials, Pennrose, LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc., and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to break ground on The Pryde, Boston’s first designated LGBTQ-friendly housing development for older Bostonians. When complete, the renovations of the former Barton Rogers School in Hyde Park will preserve the original 1899 building and its two additions from 1920 and 1934 while creating 74 new mixed-income rental units that will be welcoming to seniors 62 years and older. All units will be deed-restricted in perpetuity and will provide affordable, safe housing for seniors across a wide variety of incomes.
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Title III RFP for 2023 now open

As Boston’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA), the Age Strong Commission annually awards Federal Older Americans Act (Title III) funds to area nonprofits who provide direct services to Boston’s older adults. Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023 Title III funds include additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The...

Farewell Kerry Jordan, We Will Miss You

After 15 years, Kerry Jordan, the Council’s TV Operations and Technology Manager will bang his gavel, ending his tenure with the Council. As a member of Central Staff, Jordan has been an essential component of the Council, televising the Council’s meetings and Committee hearings, and working above and beyond behind the scenes to assist this legislative branch of government with all of its technical needs.
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