What we are talking about....
Stained Glass Project
Thanks to Brooks and Savannah Karger for cheering on Dan d'Heilly, as he performed some brave contortions, getting the right photo of their Stained Glass Transom for his stained glass magnum opus! (check it out here) Mom Ashley, remained calm and gracious as her hall was "rearranged" to accommodate ladders and lights. Thank you Ashley! Keep checking the Stained Glass page for new photos coming soon!
Boston Landmarks Commission's 6-8-2021 held a public hearing about One Cumberland. This hearing was held virtually. For more details, go to our construction page and scroll to the Midtown Project
It's about time for a PARTY! Want to help us plan it?
It's time to start planning a summer social event for the neighborhood now that Covid restrictions are being relaxed. We are inviting YOU to join our social committee to come up with a plan. If you are interested or have some ideas, we want to hear from you! Email President@stbotolph.org. Whether it's the social committee or another role that interests you, please join us! We'd love to hear from you and have you get involved a little or a lot! Just because the worst of the pandemic seems behind us, we're still in this together...
literally, we are in this neighborhood together!
So, let's get together, have some laughs, make great friends and chip away together at the challenges in front of us.
A Touch of Glass
Congratulations to Dan D’Heilly and all of his herculean efforts to design, write content, and launch a Saint Botolph Stained Glass website
Read here the recent article in the Boston Sun.)Do have a look - it makes for a fascinating and insightful read and,
keep checking back to Dan's website as he continues to add content and develop the website. Thank you Dan for all your hard work. If you haven't already contacted Dan about your stained glass window in your building, get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor’s Garden Contest
Calling all green thumbed garden enthusiasts! Now is your chance to show off your hard work! This event is a city wide celebration of urban gardening.
Eligibility, judging criteria, categories, and application instructions are available online here: boston.gov/mayors-garden-contest (Entry Deadline is WEDNESDAY July 8th)
The city wants to see your progress, before you officially submit your photos for consideration! Post your work in progress on social media and make sure to tag the city @BostonParksDept and use #MayorsGardenContest and they may share your posts!
Additional questions can be sent to: GARDENCONTEST@BOSTON.GOV
Copley Sq Farmers Market is back!
Tuesdays and Fridays
11am - 6pm
This is a great local resource and worth supporting. You can also pre-order !
Click on the map above for their website. The first 30 minutes of each market will be reserved for seniors and those at high risk for COVID-19.
When Neighbors come together..
Just a quick note of thanks to all who showed up to help at the St Botolph Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday, May 1st! As part of the city of Boston's "Love Your Block" program, our friends and representatives at the Office of Neighborhood Services, the Dept of Public Works and Transportation provided tools, mulch, and street sweepers. Thanks to the Colonnade Hotel and Copley House for providing tables and beverages and extra elbow grease!
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. 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.
SBNA Spring 2021 Community Meeting
Thursday, April 8, 2021 6.30 pm
Thanks to all who joined us online! Click here for the minutes
Parking at meters available to residents
As a reminder, residents with resident parking permits will continue to be allowed to park at meters within their neighborhood without having to abide by the time limits or pay the meter. For more details click here.
For safety tips, and updates of incidents and issues, head to our safety page.
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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 click on the images below
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Delivery Theft Call 911!
Captain Sweeney at Police District 4 has asked that every neighbor report every package theft to 911 as quickly as possible after discovery. This will allow rapid deployment of officers to look for thieves while they are still in the neighborhood before they have a chance to stash stolen items to be sold or bartered later. Captain Sweeney will alert the entire D4 force to look at these property crimes as increasing concerns and ask patrols to respond quickly. Immediate 911 calls with good descriptions will help apprehend the culprits.
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The Trash Task Team has been activated! They are identifying problem areas and seeking solutions for persistent trash problems. You can help straight away by ensuring your trash is put out in secure covered bins and your recycles are placed in a secure covered blue recycling bin. If you are renting, your Landlord must provide adequate bins for disposal. Our Trash Tzar is our Vice-President Gisela Griffith and she is happy to hear from you on all things trash.
FREE large blue recycling bin
If you live in a building with fewer than 6 units, you can request a free 64 gallon recycle bin from the City of Boston. You can place a request through the App BOS:311, or call them at 311 or 617-635-4500.
Please put your trash behind your own building and not on the street.
Speaking of cleaning up, check out the fab Franco, bringing the butterfly garden back to life. Feel like helping? Check out our Southwest Corridor Park page.
South West Corridor Park was 30 years old last Year
Continuing the celebration, they have more ambitious restoration and gardening plans in store. As a volunteer organization, 100% of all funds go directly to maintaining the Park. Your continued support is deeply appreciated and will help keep the Park looking beautiful and a place of enjoyment for all.
For More Details Click Here
To donate by Pay Pal: swcpc.org
By check: Payable to SWCPC; Box 171553, Boston, MA 02117
Can Trash Cans make you happy?
Click here to check out who's painting the trash cans on the corridor......
Councilor Ed Flynn filed a hearing order at the City Council on Property Taxes increases, as well as assistance programs for seniors and long-term residents, including potentially doubling the elderly exemption. The hearing took place virtually at the Boston City Council Friday, February 5th at 9am.
The Assessing Department currently provides programs such as tax abatement, residential exemption, personal exemption, as well as tax deferral programs. You can find more information on the City’s Assessing website: https://www.boston.gov/departments/assessing
Membership Drive Time!
Annual dues are $20 per year per person or $40 per year per household (April to April). Additional contributions are sincerely appreciated to defray operating costs such as communications, events and refreshments. For more details click here
Remembering John Morse..
John Morse, a longtime resident and neighborhood friend passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. He represented the best example of who we are, and we remember him here.
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 2020
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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