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Announcements from the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement - March 24, 2017

¡Sí, Se Puede!
Yes, We Can!
Join us for a Call to Action on
Cesar Chavez Day in Support of Immigrant Students’ Rights
On behalf of immigrant students' rights and in collaboration with Boston Public Schools, Office of English Language Learners,  Peregrinum presents another #IAM series event in honor of Cesar Chavez Holiday. All are welcome to join as one community to learn more about sanctuary schools, engage immigrant student voices,  develop plans to participate in "Day Without Immigrants" movement, create safe spaces in schools and understand immigrant students' rights.  
 
The event is open to Boston area educators, students, families and community members. All attendees will need to register via eventbrite link:goo.gl/xLMU26.  If possible, please support families and/or students to register and select preferred language for "Know Your Rights" workshops. Or you can help spread the word to students/families by printing and sharing the flyer with registration link. "Know Your Rights" workshop descriptions are made available via registration in Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, Portuguese, Somali, Arabic and Vietnamese.  
For further information or questions, contact Farah Assiraj at iam@peregrinum.org
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For other Know Your Rights Workshops visit:   https://goo.gl/vm34FV

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The Boston Women's Workforce Council (BWWC) is hiring an Administrative Assistantfor program support. This is a great job for someone looking for their first job and looking to gain experience with both the public and private sectors. As many of you know the BWWC is a public private partnership between the business community and the City of Boston. 
 
The BWWC is hosted by Boston University so this person would not work directly in my office,  but I work daily with the BWWC team. 
 
I would like to ensure a diverse pool of candidates apply  so please send this far and wide to your networks.
 
You can find the job description here
 
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me or MaryRose Mazzola, the Council's ED  MaryRose Mazzola at maryrose.mazzola@bostonwomensworkforcecouncil.org

Megan Costello
Executive Director 
Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
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Archipelago Strategies Group is Hiring a Bilingual Account Manager
Position: ASG Bilingual Account Manager
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Send Resumes to: info@DiscoverASG.com
Overview:
 
Archipelago Strategies Group is New England’s leading multicultural marketing firm. ASG offers a high-energy multicultural work environment in a renovated loft-style building on the Fort Point Channel near Boston’s South Station. Learn More
This is a bilingual position requiring fluency in both English and Spanish. The position oversees multiple client accounts. The three major proficiencies required are: marketing, public relations and community engagement.
Marketing Responsibilities:
 
Develop and execute marketing and advertising campaigns for multiple clients
Design and deploy multimedia content across digital and traditional media outlets
Track campaign metrics and prepare progress reports
Ensure campaigns are delivering and clients are satisfied with results
Public Relations Responsibilities:
 
Establish strong relationships with members of ethnic and mainstream media outlets
Write press releases and op-eds and pitch stories in English and Spanish
Serve as lead for events and press conferences
Serve as a spokesperson for clients, when appropriate
Maintain and grow client social media accounts
 Community Engagement Responsibilities:
 
Conduct research on community organizations
Forge relationships between community leaders and clients
Implement focus groups, surveys, and other tools
Coordinate and plan logistics for community meetings
Staff clients at events and other engagements 
Administrative Responsibilities
 
Serve as the link between assigned clients and ASG’s executive team
Report hourly time spent on client accounts
Use project management tools to track progress on client initiatives
Participate in mandatory, daily 9 a.m. staff meetings
Perform additional tasks to support the operation of the company, as needed
Send Resumes to: info@DiscoverASG.com
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The Children’s Law Center in Lynn is hiring a full-time immigration attorney for a one year term. The position description is posted on Idealist:  http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Knk54wxBftW4/
Please help us spread the word.
Contact:
Claire Valentin, Staff Attorney
Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
298 Union Street, 2nd Floor, Lynn, MA 01901
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Job opening at EBECC - TO START IMMEDIATELY
 
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC) is seeking an ESOL Teacher to provide beginning and mid-level instruction to adult English language learners. This position will be 18 hours a week including Teaching 12 hours a week during morning classes. Assist with outreach to recruit adult learners; conduct intake and placement activities; strengthen instructional curricula and program evaluation activities; maintain student files and program records. Attend monthly staff meetings. Support Adult Education Coordinator as needed.
 
Job Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Two years experience teaching adult learners at the beginning level or TESOL certificate. Experience in Best Plus is desirable. Curriculum development experience. Familiarity with a range of instructional materials.
email resume to Marcella Robinson:  mmrobinson@ebecc.org
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The Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement works to assist and strengthen Boston's immigrant communities. We remain committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protectsupport, and engage our immigrant residents - regardless of their religion, country of birth, or immigration status. Boston's past and future are inextricably linked to the immigrants that come, generation after generation, to fulfill their dreams and make our city thrive.
 
We continue to provide support and guidance:  Although we do not provide legal advice, we do hold a free legal clinic every other Wednesday where individuals can get a free consultation with a volunteer immigration attorney for 15 minute. Anyone concerned about the various immigration announcements or changes can attend one of these clinics (schedule below) or a "Know Your Rights" presentation at a community organization. You do not need an appointment as it is "first-come, first-served." 
 
Free Immigration Consultations with Volunteer Attorneys 2017 SCHEDULE 
 
BOSTON CITY HALL, ROOM 806
12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM
FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS OF EVERY MONTH 
 
March 1st and 15th 
April 5th and 19th 
May 3rd and 17th
June 7th and 21st

Flyers:  https://goo.gl/xs07T5
 
First-come, first-served (no appointments)
Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations
 
For more information, call (617) 635-2980
Facebook.com/BOSimmigrants
Twitter @BOSimmigrants
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QMAAAC Update – Feb 2017/ Quincy Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee
(To request to be removed from the email list, please write a note back.) 
1. Changes in the QMAAAC:
Entering the New Year, the Committee will adopt some new policies. A short survey conducted resulted in an agreement to continue producing the Eye on Quincy TV Show on QATV. The Show not only provides updated information on Quincy happenings, it also gives us, producers a chance to get closer to the community pluse. We certainly played a role in bridging gaps between Asians and non-Asians through the TV Shows, the monthly luncheon with some community activists, the annual Cleaner Greener Quincy event, many lunar new year activities and the August Moon Festival of the QARI's ... etc. We are working on expanding volunteer opportunities to reach out to the wider scope of community groups. We are looking for intern(s). Any person interested, please contact Betty Yau at byau@quincyma.gov. Bilingual is preferred but not necessary. Being social media savvy is always helpful. 
2. The Chinese/ English bilingual Quincy Service Handbook 2017
This popular publication has been updated recently. 
To request hard copies, please contact Betty Yau at byau@quincyma.gov
Digital copy is avaliable on-line on http://www.quincyasian.org

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3. "The Eye on Quincy TV Show" 
The Show is as strong as ever. Come join us to learn about basics of studio production and/or to watch us on QATV. 
(live broadcast on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 7pm on QATV, except holidays) 
The next live broadcast is scheduled to March 6, 2017 on QATV-8 at 7pm. 
For more INFO: http://www.quincyasian.org or on facebook: Eye on Quincy. 
4. Recent Quincy News Headlines:
on Quincy Sun: http://www.theQuincySun.com & on the City’s Web: http://www.quincyma.gov
* Mother, Grandson Victims of Houghs Neck Fire 


* Cajun Seafood Restaurant To Open In Quincy Center
   http://thequincysun.com/2017/02/08/cajun-seafood-restaurant-to-open-in-quincy-center/
* Welcome to the New City of Quincy website
   https://www.quincyma.gov/news/displaynews.htm?NewsID=267&TargetID=1
* Presidents Day Winter Festival (Mon., 2/20/2017, 4p - 7p at Hancock Adams Green, City Hall)
   https://www.quincyma.gov/news/displaynews.htm?NewsID=271&TargetID=1,2,3,7,8,6,11,12,13,14,5,15,16,4,17,18,19
5. The "Quincy Monthly Luncheon" 
The “Quincy Monthly Luncheon” is a self-pay luncheon which was started in Quincy by a group of Asian community workers in the early 1990s. "New comers" are welcome to join this informal social gathering. To request an evite to the luncheon to meet new and old friends, feel free to write an email to Betty Yau at Kfyau@aol.com or byau@quincyma.gov

6. The 29th Annual Lunar New Year Event organized by QARI, Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (2/12/2017)
We were there. It was another year of success. Congratulations!

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Until next time.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Yau, (member)
co-writer: Tom Fabrizio of the City of Quincy
on behalf of
Fire Inspector Jimmy Wong (co-chair)
Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee
(producer of the "Eye on Quincy" TV Show:)
Vision:
to help create a unified community environment.
Mission:
to provide a bridge between the City and the Asian American residents
Who we are:
We are a dedicated volunteer group. Many of us are Chinese Americans and long time Quincy residents. Our enthusiasm on community matters makes us realize that civil responsibilities are as equally important as civil rights.
http://www.quincyasian.org

facebook: eye on quincy
617-376-1298









QMAAAC Update – December 2016 
(QMAAAC for Quincy Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee)
1. Constituent Services Updates:
The number of request to the Constituent Services is always growing. The nature of the calls often relates to non-City business also. Either it be on dispute between neighbors, issues with legal counsels, contractors and/or complaints on a missed trash pick-up ... etc., we will continue to be helpful in every way we can. 
2. Sad news 
We lost two great supporters of the Committee and in the community. Our dear friends, John J. Downey, Jr. Esq. left us on November 17, 2016 and George P. Knasas passed away on November 27, 2016. While sadness is still sinking in, we realize how fortunate we are to have nice and kind people around us. John and George gave back to the society selflessly with genuine love. They will be forever missed.
3. "The Eye on Quincy TV Show" 
The Show is going strong. Come join us in production or watch us on QATV 
(live broadcast on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 7pm on QATV, except holidays) 
The next live broadcast is scheduled to Dec. 19, 2016 on QATV-8 at 7pm. 
For more INFO: http://www.quincyasian.org or on facebook: Eye on Quincy. 
3. Recent Quincy News Headlines:
on Quincy Sun: http://www.thequincySun.com & on the City’s Web: http://www.quincyma.gov
* Quincy Medical Center Sold
* Adam/ Hancock Green & Downtown Construction Activities (Week of Dec. 4)
* New Quincy Center Lots Open
* Two Charged With Larceny From Local Churches
* Cantonese INFO line 617-984-8914
5. The "Quincy Monthly Luncheon" 
The “Quincy Monthly Luncheon” is a self-pay luncheon which was started in Quincy by a group of Asian community workers in the early 1990s. "New comers" are welcome to join this informal social gathering. To request an evite to the luncheon to meet new and old friends, feel free to write an email to Betty Yau at Kfyau@aol.com or byau@quincyma.gov
Until next time.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Yau, (member) 
co-writer: Tom Fabrizio of the City of Quincy 
on behalf of
Fire Inspector Jimmy Wong (co-chair)
Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee
(producer of the "Eye on Quincy" TV Show:)
Vision:
to help create a unified community environment.
Mission:
to provide a bridge between the City and the Asian American residents
Who we are:
We are a dedicated volunteer group. Many of us are Chinese Americans and long time Quincy residents. Our enthusiasm on community matters makes us realize that civil responsibilities are as equally important as civil rights.
http://www.quincyasian.org
facebook: eye on quincy
617-376-1298
What's New in Quincy, MA
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Environmental Treasures: Celebrating Quincy Quarries
Join us in celebrating the history of the Quincy Quarries!
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New Quincy Center Lots Open
Two new temporary parking lots on Hancock Street in Quincy Center are now open and offering free parking for evening visitors to bars and restaurants such as the Iron Furnace, Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza, Paddy Barry’s and all of the long-standing and new establishments in the Square
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New Pedestrian Safety Signals in Quincy Center
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Proposed Urban Redevelopment Plan Update
A copy of the latest amendment to the City's Urban Revitilzation and Development Plan is available. It creates the framework for the next set of potential major redevelopment projects in Quincy Center, with a focus on the Hancok Parking Lot. 
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2017 Budget Book
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Chinatown & Downtown Neighborhood News & Events

 

Community Alert
Residents and visitors to Chinatown should stay clear of the area of Washington Street and Stuart Street due to the water-main/fire emergency.

The City of Boston is opening a resource office at the Chinatown Main Street office at 2 Boylston Street for residents and business owners looking for assistance & information.
Please call 311 if you need more information.
Your Coordinator, Denny Ching:
I'm the Mayor’s Liaison to the Chinatown and Downtown neighborhoods. Born and raised in Chinatown at Tai Tung Village, I grew up playing sports at the Boston Commons and Pagoda Park (now renamed to Reggie Wong Memorial Park). A proud father of two, I'm very happy to raise my kids in the City and neighborhoods I love.

Office of Neighborhood Services Boston City Hall Room, Room 805, Boston, MA 02201 - 617.635.3891 -www.cityofboston.gov/neighborhoods

Mayor's Blog

Dear Residents,






Every vote counts! Each one of us has the ability to make a significant impact on our local and state governments by casting our vote. In addition to the presidential race and various state offices being decided next month, there are four ballot questions that each of us can weigh in on. Although we anticipate a higher than usual turnout for this election, in Massachusetts we may now cast our ballots even earlier than Election Day on November 8th.


To make voting more convenient for residents who may have difficulty getting to their polling location on Election Day, beginning Monday, October 24th through Friday, November 4th, residents will be able to vote in the City Council Chamber, 200 Pleasant Street, 3rd floor during regular City Hall business hours. Residents may also vote at our new Police Station over the weekend on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. Unlike absentee voting, early voting is available to every registered voter and voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early.


For additional information on early voting, absentee voting, voter registration or other election related questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at 781-397-7116 orelections@cityofmalden.org.  For Malden's early voting schedule click here.


Again, please vote and let your voice be heard!


Mayor Gary Christenson


City Hall Move Updates

At this time, nearly every City Hall department has moved to one of the City's two temporary locations on Pleasant Street. Only the Engineering Department remains at 200 Pleasant Street. Due to the extreme weight of that department's files and maps, including street layouts, property boundaries and drainage systems, concern developed about the ability of the space allocated at 17 Pleasant Street to house all of the file cabinets and their contents. Therefore, many of the documents are being scanned, which has been a time consuming process. It is anticipated that the Engineering Department will move to their new location by the first week of November.
Once City Hall is completely vacant, remediation work will commence to ready the building for demolition and then the new development by Jefferson Apartment Group will begin. The entire project is anticipated to take approximately three years to complete.


For a complete listing of City Hall office locations, click here.
New Police Station Ribbon Cutting

There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Malden's new Police Station on Saturday, October 22nd at 9AM at 800 Eastern Ave. Tours of the new facility will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony. Completion of the new Police Station is the first phase of the redevelopment of Malden's central commercial district. The demolition of the old Police Station and City Hall will contribute to the economic revival of Downtown Malden by ultimately reopening Pleasant Street and reconnecting Malden Center Station to the downtown area.

To learn more click here and to watch a video of how the project is progressing you can click here.


Become a Snow Removal Contractor 

To help residents who need assistance in complying with the City of Malden's Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks Ordinance, the City is working to compile a list of service providers who will perform snow and ice removal services for a reasonable fee.  Will you participate? For further details click here.

For more information contact Ron Cochran at 781.397.7000 or emailrcochran@cityofmalden.org.

If you have a vehicle suited for snow removal contact DPW Director Robert Knox at 781.397.7160 or email rknox@cityofmalden.org.


SeeClickFix Ticket Spotlight

Periodically, we like to highlight certain issues that were resolved using our resident issue reporting system known as SeeClickFix.  

As seen in Ticket #2984534, an eyesore was submitted by a conscientious resident who made use of our resident reporting tool. With a simple snap of a smartphone camera, SeeClickFix user "Malden24" was able to report a graffiti sighting.  Malden24 also used this as an opportunity to report a damaged American Flag located on City property. DPW Director Bobby Knox quickly went into action by taking care of the graffiti and by also making sure that the damaged flag would be repaired as well. 

If you haven't done so already, please sign up or download the mobile app so you canstart reporting issues now.
Boda Booooo

Malden's Boda Borg is hosting a 3-weekend long event! These days of fun spooky themed activities are for the whole family.

October 20th-22nd - Zombie Hunt and Costume Quest

October 27th-29th - Zombie Hunt and Costume Quest

With the wrist bands that Boda Borg will give out during these weekends you will receive different discounts from Dockside, El Potro, Oppa's, Ferry Street, Hugh O'Neills, and Sousaku Bistro.

For any questions contact Boda Borg at 781-321-1081 or visit 90 Pleasant Street. For more information click here.
Torbert Hart Macdonald Memorial Stone Relocation and Rededication


Due to the impeding demolition of Malden City Hall, Torbert Hart Macdonald's memorial stone, which has sat in front of City Hall since the original dedication in 1984 by the Italian Heritage Society, has been relocated to Macdonald Stadium. It now sits next to his late father's own memorial stone. The rededication ceremony was held Friday, September 16th, where the Macdonald family was joined by Mayor Gary Christenson, Senator Edward Markey, State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative Paul Donato, members of City Council, School Committee, and the Stadium Committee.

To read  about the ceremony and for more information on Torbert Hart Macdonald click here.
13th Annual Malden Parade of Holiday Traditions & Christmas Tree Lighting



The City of Malden will kick off the Holiday Season with the 13th Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions on Saturday, November 26th at 2 PM. The Parade will lift off at the Salemwood School on Waite Street Extension, will bear left onto Maplewood Street, and will then travel down Salem Street. The Parade will conclude at the Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC) where residents will be invited in for hot chocolate and coffee. Santa Claus will be making a special visit - all children should bring their letters to Santa so that his helpers from the Post Office can collect and mail them to the North Pole! Upon the conclusion of the Parade, the Mayor will light the City Christmas Tree which will be located near Malden Square.

For groups wanting to participate in the parade, please fill out the Application to the 2016 Parade of Holiday Traditions which can be obtained by visiting click here. For information, please email kmanninghall@cityofmalden.org.
Winter Parking

Winter parking will go into effect starting November 1st until April 1st. To learn more click here

For questions or concerns call the Malden Traffic Commission at 781.397.7190.

Malden Events

Malden Chamber of Commerce's
5th Annual Comedy Night
Thursday, October 20th
6 PM
Mixx 360 Nightlife
665 Broadway

FOOGI 5k Haunt Jaunt
Saturday, October 23rd
10 AM 
Malden YMCA
99 Dartmouth Street

Free Flu Shots
Tuesday, October 25th
9-11 AM
Senior Housing
630 Salem Street
Monster Bash
Friday, October 28th
7 PM
Irish American Club
177 West Street

Trick or Trunk on the Bike Path
Saturday, October 29th
12noon-2:00PM
Bike Path (starting on Medford Street)





Malden Chamber of Commerce's
13th Annual Halloween


Trick or Treat

Monday, October 31st
3-5 PM
Malden City Hall Plaza



Winter Parking

Tuesday, November 1st

Pictures at an Exhibition - A Tribute to Friendships
Saturday, November 5th
4-6 PM
Jenkins Auditorium
77 Salem Street


Election Day

Tuesday, November 8th 
7:00AM-8:00PM


Veteran's Day Parade

Friday, November 11th
9 AM
American Legion 
368 Pleasant St



For more information about events or public meetings please visit cityofmalden.org/event
Community Event
Please join Mayor Walsh and celebrity Michael Bivens for a Basketball Court dedication!
Michael Bivins of the band “New Edition” who grew up in Roxbury will be honored with a basketball court named in his honor.  This park will soon receive a full renovation but this dedication will happen prior to that. 
When:Thursday, October 20th at 10:00AM-11:30AM
Where: Ramsay Park Basketball Court, 1917 Washington Street

Community Meetings

771 Harrison Avenue Public Meeting
Where: D4 Police Station, 650 Harrison Avenue
When: Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30PM

News from the City
MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES INCREASED HOURS AT CITY'S COMMUNITY CENTERS
Operational Shifts Will Provide Boston's Families With More Access and Programming
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced operational changes at the City's community centers that will increase operating hours and provide more opportunities for Boston's families. These changes take effect October 15.
"These operating shifts will allow our community centers to be open and fully staffed, offering programs when our families need them the most," said Mayor Walsh. "Our community centers are important resources for residents, and all across the neighborhoods I have heard from people who would benefit from having more access to their neighborhood centers."
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) operates 36 facilities, including 20 free standing community centers and pool buildings and 16 based in school buildings. Over 2,500 people visit BCYF community centers daily. Shifting employee hours and redeploying some staff will allow BCYF to keep all free-standing centers open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturdays, the centers will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five centers will be open seven days a week. BCYF centers in school buildings will operate from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Select school sites will be open on Saturdays.  Morning programs for children and seniors in school-based buildings will still be offered as will school vacation week and summer programs.
"Taking a critical look at our staffing levels and hours of operation yielded these changes which will add value for our participants, add value to the neighborhoods and add value to our staff whose time will be better utilized," said William Morales, Commissioner of BCYF.
An evaluation of BCYF programming found that the department could more effectively meet youth, families' and seniors' need for longer evening and weekend community center hours by redeploying existing resources.  With an increase of staff during peak operating hours, BCYF can provide higher quality programming for Boston's youth and their families.  Extending evening and weekend hours also provides a safe space for young people to gather and receive quality programming and provides working parents with peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe and healthy environment while they are working.   
BCYF streamlined the hours of operation at two school-based centers as a pilot last year. A review of school-based centers found that they are open early morning to late evening, stretching staff thin over 12 hours even though key programming hours in school-based buildings are later in the day from 1-9 p.m. Changing the hours at two centers during the pilot process allowed a supervisor to be on site at all times.  
Also announced as part of the FY17 City Budget were plans to transition the BCYF Grove Hall Community Center in Dorchester to a senior center and return the Mattahunt Community Center to BCYF. While BCYF offers senior programming across various sites throughout the City, they operate only one dedicated senior center, the Golden Age Center in Charlestown. The BCYF Grove Hall Community Center has already transitioned to a thriving senior center in a community that has both requested this and has a need for a dedicated senior space. The Mattahunt Community Center has been operated by Wheelock College for several years now but returned to BCYF on July 1.  
Below is the full schedule of new operating hours for the South End center:
BCYF Center
Hours
BCYF Blackstone Community Center
Monday-Friday 2:00-9:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Vote Early Boston

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Boston election officials today launched the "VoteEarly Boston" website (boston.gov/early-voting) which provides voters with important information about the City of Boston's new early voting initiative. "Vote Early Boston" begins Monday, October 24 and runs through Friday, November 4. During that time, registered voters will be able to cast their ballots for the November 8 Election.

"Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring voter turnout," said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage Boston voters to take advantage of all the resources the City provides during this election season."

"We expect that the 'Vote Early Boston' website will serve as an important resource for all voters interested in casting their ballots during the early voting period," said Boston Elections Chairman Dion Irish. "Early voting polling locations will be open at City Hall and throughout the nine city council districts allowing voters to vote at the most convenient location and times."

Voters may also request an early voting ballot by mail, and may return them in person at City Hall or by mail. Unlike Absentee Voting, an explanation is no longer needed to vote early. Any Boston voter who wishes to vote early may.

During the early voting period, City Hall will be Boston's main early voting site, with voting daily during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5p.m.). City Hall will also be open on five evenings for early voting.

Polling locations will also be available throughout the city on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, during the early voting period. Those locations will be open from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Saturday October 29, there will be nine early voting locations open simultaneously in each city council district from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

For a full schedule, voters are encouraged to visit boston.gov/early-voting.
Blackstone/Franklin Halloween Party!
  

Join the Friends of Hayes Park
      
Join the Friends of Hayes Park at their annual HarvestFest.

Interact with the Mayor's Office!
Follow us on twitter: @SEBVONS and marty_walsh
Your Coordinator, Sam Chambers:
I formerly served in Mayor Walsh's office as one of his Advance team members, where I assisted with planning events, coordinating the Mayor's event logistics and assisting the scheduling office. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science & International Relations from Kent State University in Kent, OH. I currently reside in South Boston, where I enjoy exploring the City's neighborhoods and participating in the city's vibrant arts and culture scene.
City Council Hearing on OneCard Municipal ID Program in Boston
The Boston City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 3:00pm in the City Council Chamber on the 5th floor of Boston City Hall regarding "Implementing a OneCard Municipal Identification Program in the City of Boston."

This is an opportunity to give your input related to the City of Boston making an municipal ID card program  available to Boston residents to be used for City purposes.
Please see the link below for the official notice of this hearing: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/city-councils-committe-healthy-women-families-communities-pressley
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2016 We Are Boston Youth Action Award Nomination

Nomination form: https://goo.gl/nxduhV

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND EMAIL TO:

Agnes Chang
Chief of Staff
Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
agnes.chang@boston.gov
617.635.1960 (w)
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We Are Boston Gala - SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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South End and Bay Village Neighborhood News & Events

 

News & Events


Community Meetings

Back Bay/South End Gateway Project C.A.C Meeting
When: Thursday, October 6th, 6:00-8:00PM
Where: Conference Rooms 1-3, 10 Park Plaza, Bay Village

212 W. Canton Abutters Meeting
When: Thursday, October 6th, 6:00-6:30PM
Where: Meet in front of 212 W. Canton
What: Applicant is seeking to legalize an EXISTING rear-deck.

Harrison/Albany Block I.A.G Meeting
When: Thursday, October 13th, 6:30-8:30PM
Where: BMC, 88 E. Newton Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room C/D


Mayor Walsh attends the Bay Village Block Party




IMAGINE BOSTON 2030 INTRODUCES FALL ENGAGEMENT TEAM AND ANNOUNCES LISTING OF ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

Imagine Boston 2030 today announced the creation of their new Engagement Team, building on ongoing engagement efforts to reach residents in every corner of the City of Boston.  Utilizing new engagement tools to encourage interaction and hands-on involvement, including Legos, the Imagine Boston Engagement Team will visit community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to seek feedback from residents on refined strategies for guiding equitable growth through 2030.

"I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030's engagement plan to make sure that all voices are included in our planning process," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "The best way to engage with residents is in their own neighborhoods, and by bringing the conversation to them we hope for many productive discussions that will help shape our city's future."  

Over the past year, Imagine Boston 2030 has engaged with more than 12,000 Bostonians, learning about their visions for Boston in 2030. After recording responses and working extensively within the community, Imagine Boston sent out a call to action in early September requesting community organizations throughout Boston to host the team at local events, and received a high volume of positive responses.

"We are excited to get Bostonians' input on how we should collectively shape Boston's future for 2030," said Rebekah Emanuel, Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030. "The Legos make the choices we are looking at together both concrete and hands-on."

At these events, Imagine Boston plans to host activities and discussions to engage with the attendees. These programs include:
Requests for resident input on areas where Boston can grow;
A presentation on types of ways to protect the Boston waterfront from the impacts of climate change;
An all-ages Lego activity to demonstrate key issues Imagine Boston is addressing
The current schedule of events is planned for the coming weeks, and Imagine Boston will add more as requests are received. To add your event listing, please click here.

All events are free and open to the public. The Engagement Team will be at events all around Boston from September 27-October 30, 2016.  Events near the South End & Bay Village neighborhoods can be found below:

Back Bay
Tues., Oct. 11
3-6pm
Copley Square Farmers' Market
560 Boylston St.

Tues., Oct. 18
3:15-5:15pm
Girl Scouts Meeting
107 Marlborough St.

Chinatown/Leather District
Wed., Oct. 5
6:30-8 pm
Chinese Residents Association Monthly Meeting
885 Washington St.

South End
Sat., Oct. 8
6-9 pm
Future Arts Fest
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.

Residents are encouraged to share their ideas and connect with Imagine Boston 2030 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #ImagineBoston.

About Imagine Boston 2030
Imagine Boston seeks to knit together citywide planning efforts, public engagement and feedback, and City priorities to guide our city into 2030. A citywide plan will serve to implement the ideas set forth and to offer additional ideas for the physical and economic development of Boston. Just as importantly, Imagine Boston 2030 will help Boston's citizens articulate a shared vision for equitable prosperity, innovation, education, health, equity and arts and culture.


MAYOR WALSH HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC SUCCESSES AND WORK TO CREATE A MORE  EQUITABLE BOSTON AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADDRESS

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today addressed the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, discussing the strength of Boston's economy and the work ahead to create a Boston that is prosperous and more equitable for all.

"Boston has reached a position of economic leadership that is unprecedented in our history," said Mayor Walsh. "We've let go of the insular culture and top-down leadership of the past. We've deepened our core strengths and we've built carefully and confidently beyond them. We are looking to the future and opening our arms to the world, and the world is responding."

Boston's Economy is Strong:

Since 2014, $12 billion worth of development has entered the pipeline. Right now there is $6 billion under construction in Boston.
There are 40,000 small businesses operating across the city, generating $15 billion in annual revenue and creating 170,000 jobs. Citywide, unemployment is below 4 percent.
Pitchbook confirmed that Boston is second only to the Bay Area for the total number of successful venture capital investments.

As of this month, nearly 10,500 units have been completed towards the goal of 53,000 in the Mayor's Housing Plan. Another 7,200 under are construction, and more than 17,000 in the pipeline - well ahead of schedule.

In recent weeks, companies including AutoDesk, Flextronics, and Continuum have moved to Boston and set up the kind of facilities that help bridge the gap between innovation and manufacturing in our economy.

Continued Focus on Creating Opportunity for all:

The Mayor discussed his commitment to a more open and intentional conversation about race in Boston in order to tackle the disparities that are rooted in Boston's history and continue presenting barriers today.

This fall the City will hold a series of public conversations on race and equity, to set up a more open dialogue in Boston about race. The City will provide a toolkit for anyone who wants to hold a conversation in their neighborhood or workplace.

To create equity, we must have digital infrastructure that gives residents and businesses the best possible access to the global flow of data. Under Mayor Walsh's leadership, Verizon has begun installing fiber cable that will reach every corner of the City.

There is a renewed focus on planning, and this fall, the Mayor will roll out key priorities in Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide plan in over 50 years. Already the City's planning work is bringing new community input and new investment to South Boston, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency:

The Mayor today officially launched the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the new vision and name of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Since the Mayor took office, he has focused on reforming the BRA to increase transparency and efficiency and create a more open, community-oriented culture.

Earlier this year, the BRA began work on a new identity to better reflect the work in its ongoing mission. The Boston Planning and Development Agency will be modern and state of the art, will understand what the Boston of today and tomorrow need, and will be innovative and inclusive about shaping development toward those ends.

After listening to residents, employees, business and community partners, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will continue reform work that has already begun over the past several years. The Mayor announced that the BPDA will continue this work with:

A redesigned community meeting format to provide more context and more clarity, and an online platform for neighborhood-specific updates and feedback. This will ensure that conversations are open, ongoing, and available to all.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency  will focus on comprehensive planning and responsible development for inclusive growth across the city.  Beginning this fall, planning and development review teams will visit Boston's neighborhoods together to talk about what the new process will look like.

BPDA+, a program to forge collaborations with nonprofits, businesses, universities, and startups; and host innovation fellowships for leading-edge global experts.
Adopt-a-school

Last year, Mayor Walsh called for a new Adopt-a-School initiative to engage organizations with the Boston Public Schools. Today, he thanked the businesses who answered his call for support, including: Delta Dental, General Electric, Goodwin Proctor, Levi's, RSM, Salsify, Whole Foods, and Vertex.

He also announced the launch of the InvestBPS online portal, created with the help of local innovator Intrepid. It will make it easy for companies to match their interests with schools' needs and begin providing unique learning experiences to Boston students.

Read the Mayor's remarks in their entirety here: https://www.boston.gov/news/mayor-walshs-speech-greater-boston-chamber-commerce


Blessing of the Animals in the South End



Street Pianos arrive in the South End & Bay Village

We are excited to announce The Celebrity Series of Boston is bringing back Street Pianos Boston from Sept 23-Oct 10, 2016.   The pianos are part of an exhibit called Play Me, I’m Yours, created by artist Luke Jerram.  There will be 60 pianos placed around Boston and Cambridge, including three pianos in the South End and one in Bay Village.  The pianos were all created by local artists and will be available for everyone to play and enjoy.  You can find out more about the project and where all the pianos are located at http://bit.ly/2bdEh3i   Share your photos at www.streetpianosboston.org and follow the conversation on social media at #StreetPianosBoston

Childe Hassam Park in the South End

O’Day Playground in the South End

Tremont Street in the South End

Statler Park in Bay Village


Latino Restaurant Week


Join us at the annual Neckties Gala: Support the Washington-Gateway Main Streets

Spark Boston’s: Field Day


Register Here:
Your Coordinator, Sam Chambers:
I formerly served in Mayor Walsh's office as one of his Advance team members, where I assisted with planning events, coordinating the Mayor's event logistics and assisting the scheduling office. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science & International Relations from Kent State University in Kent, OH. I currently reside in South Boston, where I enjoy exploring the City's neighborhoods and participating in the city's vibrant arts and culture scene.

Office of Neighborhood Services Boston City Hall Room, Room 805, Boston, MA 02201 - 617.635.4517 - www.cityofboston.gov/neighborhoods



MAAAC Update – September 2016 
(MAAAC for Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee)
1. Upcoming event:
City of Presidents - 5k Run/Walk (昆士總統城:五公里慈善跑/慈善行) - 
Sun., 9 -25 -2016, Adams Field/ 1 Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, Start Time: 10:00am
(+ awards & post race activities, cookout by QPS Culinary, DJ, Bouncy houses,
games, face painting, fun for the whole family and more ...)
To register & for more information: http://www.cityofpresidents5k.racewire.com

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2. "The Eye on Quincy TV Show" 
(live broadcast on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 7pm on QATV, except holidays) 
The next live broadcast is scheduled to Sept 19, 2016 on QATV-8 at 7pm. 
For more INFO: http://www.quincyasian.org or on facebook: Eye on Quincy. 
3. Recent Quincy News Headlines:
on Quincy Sun: http://www.thequincySun.com & on the City’s Web: http://www.quincyma.gov
Voters Head To Polls Thursday In State Primary (9/8/2016)
   http://thequincysun.com/2016/09/07/voters-head-to-polls-thursday-in-state-primary/
Investigation Into Wollaston Woman’s Death Ongoing
Downtown Construction Activities Week Of Sept. 6
* Cantonese INFO line 617-984-8914

4. IMPORTANT date for Election 2016
STATE PRIMARY 州政府初選 - Thurs., 9 / 8 / 2016 (Polls open from 7AM to 8PM)
http://thequincysun.com/2016/09/07/voters-head-to-polls-thursday-in-state-primary/

5. The "Quincy Monthly Luncheon" 
The “Quincy Monthly Luncheon” is a self-pay luncheon which was started in Quincy by a group of Asian community workers in the early 1990s. "New comers" are welcome to join this informal social gathering. To request an evite to the luncheon to meet new and old friends, feel free to write an email to Betty Yau at Kfyau@aol.com or byau@quincyma.gov
Until next time.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Yau, (member) 
co-writer: Tom Fabrizio of the City of Quincy 
on behalf of
Attorney John Downey & Fire Inspector Jimmy Wong (co-chairs)

Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee
(producer of the "Eye on Quincy" TV Show:)

Vision:

to help create a unified community environment.

Mission:

to provide a bridge between the City and the Asian American residents

Who we are:

We are a dedicated volunteer group. Many of us are Chinese Americans and long time Quincy residents. Our enthusiasm on community matters makes us realize that civil responsibilities are as equally important as civil rights.
http://www.quincyasian.org
facebook: eye on quincy
617-376-1298


Here is a look at this week's highlights in the City of Quincy:
What's New in Quincy, MA
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19th Annual Quincy ArtsFest
The City of Quincy and the Quincy Art Association are proud to announce that the weekend of September 17th and 18th will be the 19th annual Quincy ArtsFest.
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City of Presidents 5k Run/Walk
This year's race will be in memory of Emily Zarnoch, a beloved teacher of Central Middle School, an avid runner, and overall incredible person
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New Pedestrian Safety Signals in Quincy Center
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Permanent Quincy Center Change, Friday, June 24
The permanent transformation of traffic patterns in Quincy Center – eliminating four lanes of traffic in front of the historic Church of the Presidents – will take place beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24
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Proposed Urban Redevelopment Plan Update
A copy of the latest amendment to the City's Urban Revitilzation and Development Plan is available. It creates the framework for the next set of potential major redevelopment projects in Quincy Center, with a focus on the Hancok Parking Lot. 
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What's New in Quincy, MA
Second "Brick Days" Scheduled
QUINCY – With a new Walk of Names returning to City Hall as part of the Hancock-Adams Green project, original engraved bricks will be available for pick-up at Park Department Headquarters at 1 Merrymount Parkway on the following days:
Pick Up at Quincy Park Department, 1 Merrymount Parkway.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 3 PM to 8 PM
Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9 AM to 4PM
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Donors may call or email with their name and requested brick to arrange for pick-up of the original bricks at one of the above days and times. General walk-in pick-up during the times listed below is allowed, however please leave time for sorting.
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL AHEAD TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BRICK IS READY
Call: 781-613-0627
Email: QuincyBricks@gmail.com

Future dates and times for brick pick up will also be announced. 
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New Pedestrian Safety Signals in Quincy Center
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Permanent Quincy Center Change, Friday, June 24
The permanent transformation of traffic patterns in Quincy Center – eliminating four lanes of traffic in front of the historic Church of the Presidents – will take place beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24
READ MORE
Get Your Bricks!
With a new Walk of Names returning to City Hall as part of the Hancock-Adams Green project, original engraved bricks will be available for pick-up at Park Department Headquarters at 1 Merrymount Parkway on the following days:
READ MORE
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Quincy Rocks!
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Proposed Urban Redevelopment Plan Update
A copy of the latest amendment to the City's Urban Revitilzation and Development Plan is available. It creates the framework for the next set of potential major redevelopment projects in Quincy Center, with a focus on the Hancok Parking Lot. 
READ MORE
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2017 Budget Book
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Ross Garage Closes May 23
The Ross Parking Garage will close permanently to be demolished on Monday, May 23.
A $5.8 million state grant is paying for the demolition, which comes at a time when the 1970s garage has surpassed its useful life, officials said.
A new surface lot will replace the garage and the City is also constructing two additional temporary parking lots in Quincy Center make up for the lost spaces.
The garage is anticipated to be fully demolished by the end of June and a new parking lot open by the end of the summer. 
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Coming Soon: Presidents No Longer In Traffic Pattern

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Quincy Center Update
The new traffic signals installed at the insersection of Hancock Street and the Quincy Center MBTA driveway are scheduled to be fully functional during the week of March 
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National Grid selects Quincy for Community Energy Efficiency Initiative
Mayor Koch Announces Quincy Saves Program
To boost home energy efficiency, Mayor Koch announced the City’s new Quincy Saves program, to encourage residents to take measures to reduce the electricity and natural gas used in your homes, while reducing drafts, energy bills and the possibility of ice dams in the winter. 
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2016 Property Tax Information
Click here for an outline of the City's financial position and property taxes for the upcoming year. 
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West of Chestnut Update
Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance and developer Gate Residential have created a website for construction updates on the first phase of downtown redevelopment, called West of Chestnut, the mixed-use residential and retail development in the heart of downtown.  Updates can be found here: http://westofchestnut.blogspot.com/
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Mayor, Developers Announce 3 Downtown Projects
Mayor Thomas Koch joined with three developers today to announce a proposed 15-story residential tower, a hotel, and a luxury condominium building that will anchor the next step of Quincy Center redevelopment.
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City Receives $5.3 Million West Quincy Flood Relief Grant
QUINCY – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and Mayor Thomas P. Koch today announced a $5.3 million federal grant to pay for a new flood-protection pump station in a West Quincy neighborhood with a decades-long history of severe flooding when the Furnace Brook overflows.
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What's New in Quincy, MA
Second "Brick Days" Scheduled
QUINCY – With a new Walk of Names returning to City Hall as part of the Hancock-Adams Green project, original engraved bricks will be available for pick-up at Park Department Headquarters at 1 Merrymount Parkway on the following days:
Pick Up at Quincy Park Department, 1 Merrymount Parkway.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 3 PM to 8 PM
Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9 AM to 4PM
Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Donors may call or email with their name and requested brick to arrange for pick-up of the original bricks at one of the above days and times. General walk-in pick-up during the times listed below is allowed, however please leave time for sorting.
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL AHEAD TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BRICK IS READY
Call: 781-613-0627
Email: QuincyBricks@gmail.com

Future dates and times for brick pick up will also be announced. 
READ MORE
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New Pedestrian Safety Signals in Quincy Center
READ MORE
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Permanent Quincy Center Change, Friday, June 24
The permanent transformation of traffic patterns in Quincy Center – eliminating four lanes of traffic in front of the historic Church of the Presidents – will take place beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24
READ MORE
Get Your Bricks!
With a new Walk of Names returning to City Hall as part of the Hancock-Adams Green project, original engraved bricks will be available for pick-up at Park Department Headquarters at 1 Merrymount Parkway on the following days:
READ MORE
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Quincy Rocks!
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Story Tour of North Quincy Small Businesses
When
Thursday July 14, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Add to Calendar

Where
Next to Burke's Seafood
61 Billings Rd
North Quincy, MA 02171



Driving Directions
Free public parking behind Burke's Seafood. 

Public Transportation: Accessible by Red Line (North Quincy Stop)  




For accessibility needs, contact Renato Castelo at 617-933-0706 or rcastelo@mapc.org
Friends,
Small businesses are essential to local economies, and behind every local entrepreneur is a story - often of adversity, growth, and innovation.

Join us for the North Quincy Story Tour to hear first-hand stories of entrepreneurship; explore North Quincy's diversity of people, products and services; and meet special guest Nam Pham, Massachusetts Assistant Secretary of Business Development. 

Schedule

9:30 a.m.   Registration and light refreshments

10:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks from
                 Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch

10:30 a.m. Small Business Story Tour

11:35 a.m. Lunch

12:00 p.m. Participant dialogue

12:30 p.m. Conclusion 
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Sincerely,
Maureen Geary
Economic Development Coordinator, City of Quincy
617-376-1266

Renato Castelo
Community Engagement Specialist, MAPC
617-933-0706
*The Story Tour is sponsored by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Quincy's Economic Development Department, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

MAAAC Update, May 2016 - (MAAAC for Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee)
1. MAAAC - leadership & partnership: 
The Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee was formed in early 2008. The vision is to help create a unified community environment. The mission is to provide a bridge between the City and the Asian American residents. At first, the Committee struggled to define the advisory role. Early on, we know clearly that it is imperative to be well informed before we can provide sound advice. Since 2009, the Committee decided to focus on the Eye on Quincy TV Show production on the local community access channel, QATV. The content of the Show is all about Quincy. The language used is Cantonese/ Mandarin and occasionally English. We try to learn about the happenings in Quincy and to help spread the necessary information. 
Our ultimate goal is to reach out and to engage all Chinese residents in the City, to nurture leadership and to cultivate partnership. As philosophical as it may seem, it is hard to imagine that it will ever touch ground. Over the past 7 years, however, for a minimum of 20 shows per year, it is not exaggerating to say that we have ENGAGED over 1,500 community members so far! 
i.e. 20 shows x 7 years x minimum 10 crew members/ viewers per show. 
To carry on the efforts, we urge everyone not to second guess what YOU can do. Come join us to rejuvenate our energy and to continue becoming important fabric of the City by active participation.
To join and to learn more about the Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee, please click:
http://www.quincyasian.org or on facebook: Eye on Quincy

2. "The Eye on Quincy TV Show" 
(live broadcast on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 7pm on QATV, except holidays) 
The next live broadcast is scheduled to June 6, 2016 on QATV-8 at 7pm. 
For more INFO: http://www.quincyasian.org or on facebook: Eye on Quincy. 
3. Recent Quincy News Headlines:
on Quincy Sun: http://www.thequincySun.com & on the City’s Web: http://www.quincyma.gov* Ross Garage closes May 23, 2016
   http://www.quincyma.gov/Utilities/news.cfm?news_story_id=653
* Flag Day Parade and Celebration - Sat., June 11, 2016
* City, Boston Scientific To Discuss Signage
* New North Quincy Hotel Approved
* Cantonese INFO line 617-984-8914
4. The "Quincy Monthly Luncheon" 
The “Quincy Monthly Luncheon” is a self-pay luncheon which was started in Quincy by a group of Asian community workers in the early 1990s. "New comers" are welcome to join this informal social gathering. To request an evite to the luncheon to meet new and old friends, feel free to write an email to Betty Yau at Kfyau@aol.com or byau@quincyma.gov
The next scheduled luncheon: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Quincy China Pearl at 12pm. 
Until next time.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Yau, (member)
co-writer: Tom Fabrizio of the City of Quincy
on behalf of
Attorney John Downey & Fire Inspector Jimmy Wong (co-chairs)
Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee
(producer of the "Eye on Quincy" TV Show:)
Vision:
to help create a unified community environment.
Mission:
to provide a bridge between the City and the Asian American residents
Who we are:
We are a dedicated volunteer group. Many of us are Chinese Americans and long time Quincy residents. Our enthusiasm on community matters makes us realize that civil responsibilities are as equally important as civil rights.
http://www.quincyasian.org
facebook: eye on quincy
617-376-1298

34th Annual Quincy Senior Olympics May 9, 2016 to May 19, 2016

The Olympic Creed The most important thing in the Olympic games, is not to win, But to take part: Just as the most important thing In life is not the triumph, But the struggle: The essential thing is not to have Conquered, But to have fought well. For additional information, Please contact: Quincy Council on Aging, Department of Elder Services (617) 376-1245 Quincy Recreation Department (617) 376-1394 Quincy on the Go… A Healthy Place to live! 

34th Annual Quincy Senior Olympics May 9, 2016 to May 19, 2016 Thomas F. Clasby, Jr. Director of Elder Services Barry J. Welch Director of Recreation Presented By: The City of Quincy Sponsored By: Supported By: 34th Annual Quincy Senior Olympics May 9, 2016 to May 19, 2016 GENERAL INFORMATION Open to Men and Women age 55 and over. REGISTRATION:  $15.00 for all events AND:  An official 2016 Olympic T-Shirt  Entrance to the Sportsmanship Luncheon Hosted by Brookdale  The Awards Collation  Additional fees apply for bowling and golf.  Registration Deadline: May 2, 2016.  Registrations can be mailed or dropped off to: Quincy Recreation Department One Merrymount Parkway Quincy, MA 02170  Checks made payable to: Quincy Recreation Department AGE GROUPING & MEDAL POLICY  Competition will be judged by age categories in 5-year increments: 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and so on.  7 or More Competitors in an age group, 3 Medals will be awarded; Gold, Silver, Bronze  4 to 6 Competitors in an age group, 2 Medals awarded; Gold and Silver  3 or Fewer Competitors in an age group, 1 Medal; Gold EVENTS: LISTED BY DATE MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 One Mile Walk – 6:00 p.m. Men & Women Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. Opening Ceremony – 6:45 p.m. Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. Celebrity Exhibition Volleyball Game- 7:15 p.m. Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 Bowling – 1:00 p.m. Men & Women Olindy’s Lanes, 170 Quincy Ave. Swimming – 6:00 p.m. Men & Women Lincoln Hancock Community School Pool, Enter on the Water Street side of the school  Free-Style, Breast Stroke, Backstroke  Ages 55-69 Swim 100 yard events  Ages 70+ Swim 50 yard events  Distance Free Style – 500 yards WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016 Darts – 9:30 a.m. Men & Women Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. Billiards - 8 Ball – 1:00 p.m. Men & Women Olindy’s Lanes, 170 Quincy Ave. THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 Bocce – 9:00 a.m. Men 11:30 a.m. Women Torre Dei Passeri Club, 252 Washington St. FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 Three Mile Walk – 9:30 a.m. Men & Women Richard J. Koch Recreation Complex, One Merrymount Parkway Rotation Events – 11:00 a.m. Men & Women Fenno Street Basketball Courts  Horseshoe Pitching  Basketball Free Throw Sportsmanship Luncheon – 1:00 p.m. Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 Track & Field Events, Men & Women *Faxon Field Track, 102 Coddington St.* One Mile Run – 9:00 a.m. Half Mile Walk – 9:15 a.m. Rotation Events – 9:30 a.m.  Softball Throw, Standing Long Jump  Javelin Throw, Shot Put, Discus  Golf Putting Competition MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 Golf Tournament – Men & Women T-times begin at 8:00 a.m. President’s Golf Course, West Squantum St. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 Pickleball Tournament – Two player teams submitted by participants 9:30 a.m. Men 12:30 p.m. Women Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 Awards Night – 6:00 p.m. Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St.  Refreshments – 6:00 p.m.  Awards Ceremony – 6:30 p.m. 
South End and Bay Village Neighborhood News & Events

 

News for South End & Bay Village

MAYOR WALSH LAUNCHES 'NEAT STREETS' TO TARGET CIGARETTE BUTTS ON BOSTON STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched 'Neat Streets,' an interactive public space installation, which aims to deter littering behaviors among residents and visitors who smoke cigarettes.
"Boston is a beautiful city, but to keep it that way we must all do our part to keep our streets clean," said Mayor Walsh. "This smart and innovative effort incorporates a public polling process to engage our residents and visitors in protecting our environment."

Modeled after a similar initiative in London, the Neat Streets initiative is aimed at decreasing litter on the streets in an interactive manner. One facet of the initiative is the cigarette butt receptacle, which prompts smokers to dispose their cigarette in a slot on a board by voting for the question being posed at the top of the board.  For example, "More essential Boston winter gear? Hats or boots?" Residents and visitors are encouraged to submit questions to @CityofBoston on Twitter, using hashtags #NeatStreets or #NeatStreetsBos, through March.

Cigarette butt receptacles will be located throughout the city at locations chosen based on maximum foot traffic. Neat Streets will be installed by the end of February. danger!awesome, a makerspace, helped in tailoring the boxes for Boston streets.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. Smoking causes immediate damage, which can lead to long-term health problems.

The Boston Public Health Commission offers online resources and features a number of programs that offer convenient, low-cost tobacco treatments to help with cessation. For more information, visit: http://ow.ly/Y8z02.



MAYOR WALSH OPENS ENROLLMENT FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. Registering also allows applicants to connect with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment's full menu of services, including connection to peer-led personal and career development workshops, scholarships, civic engagement opportunities and more. The SuccessLink replaced the Boston Youth Fund's HOPELINE in February 2015.

"The city's summer jobs program makes a difference in the lives of our young people, and I encourage all those who are eligible to apply for this program," said Mayor Walsh. "By providing our youth with great opportunities to gain valuable work experience and participate in career development, we are helping to put them on a pathway to success that will help shape their future."

The SuccessLink application will be available until 11:59 pm on Friday, March 25. Teens can apply 24 hours a day on the Youth Engagement and Employment website:  youth.boston.gov.

Boston is a leader in youth employment across the nation with a focus on offering meaningful employment opportunities to young people ages 15-18. Opportunities include paid positions with the Boston Police Department, New England Aquarium, Zoo New England, radio stations and Boston municipal government departments.
Through SuccessLink, young people can register for the Youth Employment Program, partake in personal and career development workshops, get connected to resources, and join in on civic engagement initiatives designed to empower youth all in one place. New to the process this year, SuccessLink registrants will be able to apply directly to organizations immediately after registering, while also having an online dashboard where they will be able to access and review the application status for any opening that they expressed interest in. Applicants will also be able to manage and update their information with a self-created username and password.

"Through my job, I know I'm actually having an effect on my community and giving people a chance to make a difference,"said Stephen Lafume age 17, a Youth Budget Specialist responsible for collecting ideas on how to make Boston even better and turning those ideas into project proposals to be voted on by young people in the spring. "SuccessLink helps people get work experience and it's also a crucial source of income for some young people. It feels really empowering."

Teens interested in applying:
Must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston;
Must turn 15 years old, on or before Sunday, July 5, 2016;
Cannot turn 19 years old, on or before Friday, August 12, 2016;
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Applicants can visit BCYF's Division of Youth Engagement and Employment at 1483 Tremont Street, Roxbury, or call 617-635-4202 for assistance with the application.
Applying for a summer position with SuccessLink does not guarantee a job, but young people can take steps to increase their chances of employment. BCYF DYEE will host the 4th annual Teen Job Fair at the BCYF Tobin Community Center in Mission Hill on Saturday, February 20 from 12 to 3 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to meet potential summer employers, win prizes, interview for positions, and more. Interested applicants can also apply directly to sites to increase their chances of employment.  Teens interested in attending the job fair can pre-register for the event and get more information at: http://successlinkfair2016.eventbrite.com





















MAYOR WALSH ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO PARTNER WITH THE CITY TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC SAFETY ON BOSTON'S STREETS

Outlines Progress Being Made by City of Boston Vision Zero Task Force

Citing an increase in traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today urged people who drive, walk and bicycle in the City of Boston to stay safe by paying attention to the rules of the road and being aware of others who are also traveling on local streets.

"With a recent uptick in traffic-related injuries, it is critically important that people be very careful and obey the rules of the road to keep not only yourself but your fellow travelers safe," said Mayor Walsh. "Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our residents, but we need the public's support to help us eliminate all traffic-related fatalities on our streets. I thank the members of the Vision Zero Task Force for their work in identifying opportunities to improve roadway safety and I look forward to implementing the next steps in the Vision Zero Action Plan to create safer streets across our city."

Last spring the City of Boston adopted Vision Zero, a national movement with a goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries from crashes. A Task Force was appointed that includes representatives from relevant city agencies and advocacy groups.  In December, the Task Force released a detailed Vision Zero Action Plan that in part outlines two major initiatives:
The new Neighborhood Slow Streets Program to be piloted in Dorchester's Talbot Norfolk Triangle and the Stony Brook neighborhood in Jamaica Plain, will introduce a variety of traffic calming and safety measures;
Two Vision Zero Focus Areas, Dorchester's Codman Square and a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue, where measures will be implemented to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

The Task Force also formed a Rapid Response Team that is quickly responding to serious crash locations to analyze the cause and gain insight to take correction.

In addition, WalkBoston, in partnership with the Elderly Commission, recently received funding from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to implement "Safe Routes for Seniors," a project with the goal of supporting safe walking for older adults.  As outlined in the Vision Zero Action Plan, an educational campaign is currently being developed.  The campaign will strive to reach a broad population, including the 100,000 older adults living in Boston.  This will work to further the city's commitment to making Boston a more age-friendly city by fostering an environment where everyone feels safe to walk in Boston, regardless of age or ability.

"Making Boston a safe place to walk is key to the City's equitable access to opportunity, to long-term economic vitality, to fighting climate change and creating a resilient city, and to making Boston a great place to live, work and play," said Wendy Landman, Executive Director of WalkBoston. "We are pleased to be working with the City of Boston and state agencies on this very important issue."

According to Vision Zero, all drivers should know that driving over 25 mph greatly increases their chance of killing or severely injuring a person if they hit them, and it makes it less likely that they will see someone about to walk in the street.  Traffic crashes do more than hurt those physically impacted.  Like suicides, homicides, drug overdoses and other preventable tragedies, traffic crashes are traumatic experiences that have lasting impact on the people involved, as well as their families, witnesses and members of the community where a crash occurs.  When a serious traffic crash takes place locally, the City of Boston has resources available to support people, including trauma specialists with the Boston Public Health Commission and staff from the Elderly Commission who help people to make sense of what happened and begin to heal.

Last month, Mayor Walsh announced the launch of the Vision Zero Boston Safety Concerns Map, an online tool that allows people to identify locations where they have concerns about transportation safety. Boston residents and visitors are encouraged to visit visionzeroboston.org/input, select the location of their concern, and add it to the map. People can also enter additional comments to concerns that were reported by others.

Mayor Walsh also announced that the City of Boston was recently chosen as one of ten cities selected by the National Vision Zero Network to participate in their new Focus Cities Program. The selection was based on the effort that the City of Boston has put into working toward the goals of Vision Zero and the progress that has been made toward maximizing safety on Boston's streets.

Please visit www.visionzeroboston.org to get involved and learn more about the City of Boston's commitment to traffic safety.

Vision Zero Boston is an early action item of Go Boston 2030, the City of Boston's citywide transportation plan for the next 5, 10 and 15 years.  Using an unprecedented public engagement process, the Boston Transportation Department, in collaboration with other government agencies and stakeholders, is using data gained through the Go Boston 2030 process to identify and implement improvements designed to provide a strong, comprehensive transportation system that will serve the City of Boston well into the future. To learn more about Go Boston 2030, please visit www.goboston2030.org.




IMAGINE BOSTON COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS






MORE THAN WORDS BOOK SALE!!!


SWIM FOR SAFETY!

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

BLACKSTONE POOL HOURS: VACATION WEEK

 

Firefighter Exam 2016

 

Civil Service will administer the written exam for firefighter on April 16, 2016. There will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after March 1, 2016 and no applications will be accepted after March 21, 2016.

To apply online please visit our website at www.cityofboston.gov/fire Boston Fire will host a series of open houses to provide more information and answer any questions you might have. Open houses will be held on Saturdays from 10 AM- 12 PM on the following dates at the listed locations:
  • January 9, E41 & L14, 460 Cambridge St Brighton
  • January 23, E9 & L2, 239 Sumner St East Boston
  • February 6, E24 & L23, 36 Washington St Dorchester
  • February 13, E28 & TL10, 746 Centre St Jamaica Plain
  • February 20, E14 & L4, 174 Dudley St Roxbury
  • February 27, E48 & L28, 60 Fairmont Ave Hyde Park
  • March 5, E52 & L29, 975 Blue Hill Ave Dorchester

We will also host a test preparation session at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St, Dorchester on March 29, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM. All events are free and open to the public. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on our facebook page at facebook.com/bostonfiredepartment.




IMAGINE BOSTON VISIONING KITS!
Office of Neighborhood Services Boston City Hall Room, Room 805, Boston, MA 02201 - 617.635.3485 - www.cityofboston.gov/neighborhoods
Your Coordinator, Sam Chambers:
I formerly served in Mayor Walsh's office as one of his Advance team members, where I assisted with planning events, coordinating the Mayor's event logistics and assisting the scheduling office. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science & International Relations from Kent State University in Kent, OH. I currently reside in South Boston, where I enjoy exploring the City's neighborhoods and participating in the city's vibrant arts and culture scene.

Beacon Hill & Back Bay Neighborhood News & Events

 

News and Information for Beacon Hill and Back Bay
Children’s Winter Festival on the Boston Common




Learn about Mayor Walsh’s New Affordable Housing Policy


When: Tuesday, February 16th  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Learning Project, 107 Marlborough Street

Learn about Mayor Walsh’s Inclusionary Development Policy to preserve access to affordable housing opportunities in all of Boston's neighborhoods.

Hear from:
Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing, City of Boston

and

Phil Cohen, Project Manager, Boston Redevelopment Authority

For a powerpoint presentation on the Inclusionary Development Policy click here. Click here to read more detail on the Inclusionary Development Policy, as well as the policy itself, on the website of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Boston Redevelopment Authority Open House on Mayor Walsh’s New Affordable Housing Policy

When: Wednesday February 17th - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: BRA Board Room, 9th Floor, Boston City Hall (enter from Congress Street)

Can’t make Tuesday’s event with Sheila Dillon at the Learning Project? Join Boston Redevelopment Authority Housing Policy Expert Tim Davis for an open house to learn more about recent changes to Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy, which creates income-restricted housing for moderate- to middle-income households in private developments. There will be a brief presentation, a question and answer period, as well as more informal time to ask BRA staff about the policy.


Save Money and Save Energy with Renew Boston - Workshop at West End Library

When: Thursday, February 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: West End Library, 151 Cambridge St.


Now’s a great time to check your home for cracks and gaps where cold air can sneak in and hot air can leak out. Whether you rent or own, stop by a Renew Boston workshop to hear an informative presentation on ways you can stop wasting energy. Come to the Renew Boston workshop to learn about:

  • Energy-saving light bulbs, power strips, and showerheads with your no-cost Home Energy Assessment!

  • Rebates for new heating systems

  • Discounts on insulation

  • 0% interest loans

  • Grants for qualified wiring upgrades and asbestos removal

Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Children welcome.

Energy-saving door prize. No income qualification.

To reserve your place, call Lourdes Lopez at 617-635-4189 (en inglés o español). Visit us at RenewBoston.org or call 617-635-SAVE (7283)


Both tenants and property owners can receive Renew Boston services, and there is no upper income limit. Services for low-income tenants are based on their income (not the landlord’s), so units with tenants or owners who receive fuel assistance or the utility discount rate will be referred to ABCD (617-357-6012) for no-cost energy efficiency services and weatherization.

Renew Boston is a partnership among the City of Boston, Eversource, National Grid, & Mass Save.

Myra Kraft Open Classroom - Meeting the Mobility Challenge
When: Wednesday February 24th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Northeastern University, West Village F, Room 20

As always, Free and Open to the Public

Join the free and open to the public lecture series at Northeastern that’s focusing on Imagine Boston 2030.

This session will focus on key transportation issues in Boston, and reflect the fact that the city and the state share responsibility for addressing many of those pressing issues.

Panelists:

Stephanie Pollack - Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Gina Fiandaca - Commissioner, Boston Transportation Department

Rep. Russell Holmes - State Representative and Co-Chair of Mayor Walsh’s Mobility Plan Advisory Committee (GoBoston2030)



Boston Common Visitor Information Center Community Meeting #1
Join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the first community meeting about changes to the Boston Common Visitor Information Center.

When: Thursday February 25th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Emerson College, Little Building, 80 Boylston Street

For more information contact Marchelle Jacques-Yard at marchelle.jacques-yarde@boston.gov.



Community Conversation: Triumphs and Challenges of Black Boston
The City of Boston will be holding a series of free events for Black History Month at the Tobin Community Center.  


Movie Night: Celebrating Black Film History
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:30PM
BCYF Tobin Community Center

There will also be a series of musical and theatrical performances held across the city. Please visit Calendar.ArtsBoston.org/BlackBoston for more information.

Imagine Boston Workshops Coming This March!


MassDOT Update: Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction

Reminder: Stage 3 Construction to Begin February 11, 2016

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates implementing the final configuration of Stage 3 before the end of the day on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the MBTA Red Line tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of weekend diversions, and relocation of the large barrier fence along the tracks is now complete. The installation of the upstream “Salt and Pepper” towers, hampered by the cold temperatures of mid-January, is complete with the last stones installed during the week of January 25. With the completion of the towers, the scaffolding was removed and the concrete sidewalks and curbs adjacent to the towers were set. Once the sidewalks and curbs are cleared and lane markings installed, the final sections of temporary fence needed for the new upstream bicycle lane will be installed.

WSC anticipates the final set up for the upstream bicycle lane will be complete by 3:30 PM on Thursday, February 11, 2016, when inbound and outbound bike travel is shifted. Stage 3 work to rehabilitate the bridge under the old inbound Red Line track will take approximately eight months to complete. View the Stage 3 Graphic for travel space configuration along the Longfellow Bridge.

Travel Configuration

All bike travel, both inbound and outbound, will be shifted to the sidewalk on the upstream side of the bridge on February 11. During this stage, inbound vehicles and all pedestrians will continue to use the downstream side of the bridge. Visit the project website to learn more about the Stage 3 bike routes and to view the bike route maps for the Boston Approach and the Cambridge Approach.

Red Line Configuration

The construction of the temporary outbound Red Line track (called a “shoo-fly”) on the roadway is complete. The outbound trains were shifted to the shoo-fly track and the inbound trains were shifted to the old outbound track in mid-January. This shift allows WSC to rehabilitate the bridge under the current location of the MBTA inbound tracks.

The Cambridge-bound detour remains in place using the existing signed route from Charles Circle following Charles Street to Leverett Circle, Monsignor O’Brien Highway (Route 28)/Charles River Dam Road and Land Boulevard.

For more information, visit the project website at www.mass.gov/massdot/longfellowbridge. For questions or issues and concerns related to construction, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email longfellowbridge@state.ma.us. View construction progress photos on MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Flickr Album.

MassDOT’s contractor WSC encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution. The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.


Help Shape the City of Boston’s New Website

The City of Boston is currently testing a new website design. Please visit PILOT.BOSTON.GOV to check out the new design.

The new organization of content on Boston.gov should make news and information easier to locate or discover. However, what we call items in our navigation will be equally critical in helping you find what you need—this is where we need your help.

Once you spend some time navigating the site, please complete this quick survey and give us your opinion. You will be asked a series of questions and shown screenshots of the new Boston.gov. The questions will all ask the same basic thing: if you were searching for something on the new site, where would you look?

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It ensures the new Boston.gov will be centered around residents' needs and won't leave anyone out in the cold.




United States Postal Service Now Hiring
United States Postal Service now hiring City Letter Carriers (CCA)
Text 313131 or apply online at www.usps.com/careers

Boston Winter Weather Guide 2015-2016









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Host an Imagine Boston 2030 Visioning Session
As part of the City of Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years, Imagine Boston 2030, visioning sessions will be taking place across the city. If you would like to host a visioning session, please give me a call at 617-635-2679.





Office of Neighborhood Services Boston City Hall Room, Room 805, Boston, MA 02201 - 617.635.3485 - www.cityofboston.gov/neighborhoods
John Laadt
Your Coordinator, Jacob Wessel:
I previously served as Research Director for the Massachusetts Democratic Party and worked as a field organizer for Senator Ed Markey and as an intern for Participant Media. I'm a graduate of Tufts University where I led a non-partisan organization that coordinated voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts on campus. Originally from Los Angeles, I now live in Beacon Hill.

Office of Neighborhood Services Boston City Hall Room, Room 805, Boston, MA 02201 - 617.635.2679 - www.cityofboston.gov/neighborhoods