What we are talking about....
May Day, May Day!
Calling all neighbors to join us for the Neighborhood Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021! We hit the streets and sidewalks of our fabulous neighborhood for a much-needed cleanup. We really need your help so please, pitch in, mask up, and enjoy this fun and wonderful annual event. More friends make light work! Click here to see previous years' cleanups. More details to come soon ...
SBNA Spring 2021 Community Meeting
Thursday, April 8, 2021 6.30 pm
Thanks to all who joined us online! The minutes will be up soon!
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
Vaccinations - Need help with the process?
If you need help with getting a vaccine, you can reach out to the City of Boston's Age Strong Department.
If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine, here are some local options for booking an appointment in addition to the state online Vaxfinder registration:
South End Community Health Center
CVS in the South End
Whittier Street Health Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC)or call 617-638-9500.
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.
Don't be an April Fool - Move your car April 1st 2021!
Street sweeping and ticketing enforcement will resume in our neighborhood on April 1st. Additionally, the Boston Transportation Department will resume ticketing enforcement for expired inspection stickers and vehicle registration on March 1, 2021
You can sign up for street sweeping alerts
View a complete list of parking codes and fines at the City of Boston website
Did you know?
You can sign up for Towed car alerts!
Speaking of yard work, check out the fab Franco, bringing the butterfly garden back to life. Feel like helping? Check out our Southwest Corridor Park page.
Let's Celebrate our Stained Glass Heritage!
We have added a new page to the website check it out!
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.
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.
South West Corridor Park 30 years old this Year
In celebration, they have some 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......
Be a Healthy Hero!
Are you a new resident? We are sending you a big virtual hug to welcome you all - now put on that mask and keep your distance!
Be our Healthy Heroes and help keep our vulnerable neighbors safe and well. Please wear a mask and please keep your distance. Waving hello is encouraged and very welcome!
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
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
Please use the websites below as trusted sources of information related to COVID-19: