The Boston String Academy invites all to the 1st Annual benefit Holiday concert featuring the BSA Children’s String Orchestra in a celebration of Holiday favorites at St. Stephen’s Church, 401 Hanover St., North End, Boston. The performance will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
The North End in August is aglow with the lights of the feasts! Frankie Boyer’s photo shows the Fisherman’s Feast ready to honor La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca this weekend with decorative lights across North Street. Set to the backdrop of Boston’s lights, this photo captures local tradition within the larger city life. “Neighborhood Read More…
Our new Greenway parks are at risk of being “rented-out”. As discussed in a previous post, the Greenway Leadership Council (GLC) is reviewing draft guidelines for the Greenway’s Public Programming, Special Events and General Use. Approving these “rules & regulations” is one of the most important functions of the GLC as assigned per State legislation. Chapter 306 of the Acts of 2008 created the GLC as a governing body over the private, non-profit Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. A list of current GLC members can be accessed here.
My comment letter strongly opposes the “renting out” of the Greenway parks for large, semi-private events that could destroy the parks and the hurt the character of the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. Turning the Greenway into an outdoor convention center goes against the desired public use nature of these long-awaited parks. Click here for a PDF version of my comments.
The GLC is accepting public comments through July 15, 2009 before considering the final version of the guidelines at their next private meeting. I hope you will take a minute and submit your own comments via email to: email@example.com.
It is a good idea to cc/copy your comments to public officials. Their emails can be found on our Resources/Links page.
Anyone is welcome to copy/paste parts of my letter at the link below.
This video highlights Opening Night, July 27th at the 2012 Saint Joseph’s Feast on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. The ceremonies included the entrance of the statue of St. Joseph from the club to the feast chapel on Hanover Street, followed by a short procession with the North End Marching Band and the Italian Read More…