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Mayor Menino Talks at NECC Breakfast; Proposes Closing Traffic on Hanover St.

Mayor Thomas Menino used a breakfast gathering of the North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) to propose a new initiative to close Hanover Street to traffic on certain weekends or one day per week, such as Saturdays. Labor Day weekend was suggested by the Mayor as a slow weekend in the City and/or during the Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Tree Grants for Non-Profits

Are you a non-profit that wants to plant trees?

The Grow Boston Greener initiative is offering grants of $250 to $2,500 to plant and maintain new trees for non-profit organizations such as community development corporations, school foundations, community health centers and local open space and environmental groups.

Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2010.  Awardees are encouraged to plant trees of a minimum of 2” caliper.  Trees must be planted by June 1, 2010.  For more information including applications, planting tips, and a list of suggested tree species appropriate for Boston’s climate, please go to


Ward Three Democrats Endorse Menino

News From Ward 3 Chair, Jason Aluia:

Citing his strong record of accomplishment over the past 16 years, the Ward Three Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Mayor Thomas M. Menino for re-election.

Representing one of the most culturally diverse sections of Boston, Ward Three includes the North End, West End and Waterfront, Beacon Hill and Downtown, Chinatown and the Leather District and parts of the South End.

“The members of the Committee recognize Mayor Menino’s continued commitment to our neighborhoods,” said Ward Three Chairman Jason A. Aluia, “this endorsement acknowledges the progressive vision and positive agenda for the future of our city under his leadership.”

Community Real Estate

B&T: Menino Halts Development Decisions Until After November Election

All the proposals, meetings and comment letters for new development may be for naught, at least until after November. According to a Banker & Tradesman article (subscription required), Mayor Menino will halt decisions on any controversial developments until after the November election. In and around our neighborhood, we have three major projects on the drawing Read More…