What we are talking about..
Thank you for supporting the Southwest Corridor Plant sale !
and those great green thumbed volunteers who organized the plant sale on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Reports are coming in that it was a huge success with many neighbors for coming out to support this worthy event. If you missed it but would like to donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS:
SBNA FOOD DRIVE
Saturday April 9 & Sunday April 10 2022
SBNA/ Community Fridge Drive was a huge success!
A big thank you to all of our neighbors who donated to the food drive this weekend. Our neighborhood organizers and volunteers stocked the fridge and pantry at 549 Columbus Ave with over 50 bags of donations. Neighbors of all ages donated to the drive including eight year old Henry of Saint Botolph Street (parents: Doug and Dorsey). Henry used his tooth fairy money to purchase food at the South End Emporium. He was 67 cents short and the Emporium donated the amount.
A special thanks to Councilor Flynn for bringing a donation and for his support to the Fridge, to Jennifer, who brought sandwiches for the volunteers, to Claire, our marketing genius behind the event, (and flyering)
and to Kathie and Lorraine for organizing the drive.
If you were unable to participate over the weekend and would like to
donate, you can drop off your donations at the Community Fridge 24/7. Food insecurity is very real and every donation goes a long way. Go to South End Community Fridge Pantry to participate in a food drive. For more details click here
Thanks for supporting the SBNA Community Meeting!
Thank you all for joining us on Tuesday April 5th at 6:00pm for our annual Spring Community Meeting! We were so pleased to be able to gather in person, reconnect with our neighbors and talk about our concerns in the neighborhood. The minutes will be up on the website soon. And a big thanks to The Colonnade for hosting us in their ballroom and providing coffee and treats at no charge. What a great neighbor! Lucie, their restaurant is now open for breakfast and dinner so check it out!.
Boston Groundwater Trust
The next meeting date is scheduled for:
May 12th, 2022, 4pm at the Lenox Hotel
Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted on the City of Boston website here.
Welcome to the Saint Botolph Neighborhood Association!
We are the Association of The St. Botolph District which was developed in the 1850's as a residential neighborhood and is a historical site protected by the St. Botolph Historic District Commission. It consists of 8 blocks east to west, and its boundaries are Huntington Avenue, Copley Place, the Southwest Corridor Park and Massachusetts Avenue. The St. Botolph area was formed during the large-scale reclamation of Boston tidal lands which took place during the Nineteenth Century. In the 1850's the decision was made to fill in the Back Bay area to provide space for the expansion of the city. The filling of Back Bay, including the St. Botolph District, provided the opportunity for urban planning and residential design as it had never been previously known in Boston. Situated in the Back Bay and bordering the South End (via the Southwest Corridor Park), St. Botolph residents enjoy the benefits of easy access to many thriving commercial areas while enjoying the quiet ambiance of a comfortable residential neighborhood.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead.
We are a small and vibrant community where racism and violence has no place. We welcome open dialogue about how we can, as a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens help change the issues that directly affect our community. We welcome your thoughts. President@stbotolph.org
Who was St. Botolph?
It's believed that the word "Boston" is a contraction of Saint Botolph's town. Saint Botolph is the Patron Saint of Travelers and was a Benedictine monk who traveled in England in the 7th Century. His feast day is celebrated on the 17th of June! And did you know , he was a great fan of Facebook - and encourages everyone to like our Facebook Community Page - for more details join our mailing list at the bottom of the page.
But wait... there's more.....
New Trees on the block!
What a welcome sight to see on Monday morning Dec 5th, 2021, a team from the city busy planting trees in the neighborhood. We urge everyone who has a new tree on their block to throw some water in the green water bag to give the young trees the best chance of survival. For more tips on tree care click here for the City of Boston website. Want to know the names of trees in Boston? Check out this fascinating survey on the Urban Forest
Street Cleaning begins - Move your car!
Street cleaning begins! To sign up for reminders click here
When Neighbors come together..
As part of the city of Boston's "Love Your Block" program, we look forward to the 2022 event. The dates have not been published yet. We'll keep you posted !
And a HUGE thank you goes out to our friends and neighbors at The Northeastern University for donating 25 rolling trash bins for us to distribute to residents in 2021. These bins allow us to improve the trash practices in our alleys, thus discouraging the rodent population and helping keep things beautiful. Thanks again, everyone!!
Click here to see previous years' cleanups
Redistricting - what it means for our neighborhood
Every ten years, the legislature has to redraw its districts.
Our previous Senator, William Brownberger's district has been redrawn and so he is no longer our senator. Click here for more details on the new redistricting maps. Our new senator for the 9th Suffolk district is Senator Nick Collins
What districts are we in?
We straddle two districts District 2 and District 7. District 2 covers from West Newton to Harcourt Street and the streets between and District 7 covers the neighborhood from West Newton to Mass Ave and the streets in between. For more details on our government representatives, click on our Government page
Whether you're planning your move, or have just arrived, check out these helpful resources below. If you are looking to reserve parking for your moving day, want to learn about resident parking permits, trash and recycling, rights and responsibilities as a resident, or voter registration, check out this helpful City of Boston resource. For safety issues click on the news updates from the Boston Police. To report something to city click on 311.
Useful Resources & City of Boston Services
NEW !the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating/energy bills.
For more details click here
Trash and Recycling:
Missed pick-up: 617-635-7573
Improper disposal: 617-635-4896
Electronics/fridge pickup: 617-635-7574
Boston Recycles: 617-635-4959
Boston Water and Sewer: 617-989-7000
Street and Sidewalk Repairs:
Department of Transportation Missing Street Sign: 617-635-3124
Department of Public Works Potholes: 617-635-3050
Sidewalk issues: 617-635-7555
Other City Services:
Rodent Control: 617-635-5352
Noise Complaints: 617-635-3850
Graffiti Removal: 617-635-3850
Leaf and Yard Waste
Public Works picks up leaf and yard waste from April to December on scheduled days. They also hold drop-off events during the year. Leaf and yard waste will not be collected curbside on non-collection weeks. At this time, curbside collection remains on schedule.
Official Sources of Coronavirus information
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