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.
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!
What we're talking about ...
Delivery Theft - call 911!
Our police department at D4, Captain Sweeney 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. But D4 needs immediate 911 calls with good descriptions.
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 newly appointed Vice-President Gisela Griffith and she is happy to hear from you on all things trash.
From Wednesday, May 6th every Tom , Dick and Harriet over the age of two, will be required to use a face covering or mask in public. If, like many of us, you are challenged in the sewing department, contact us - many generous neighbors are happy to share their designer efforts. If you have extra face masks to share, we'd love to hear from you.
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.
Leaf and Yard waste pick up started April 2020
Yard waste collection is on the first recycling day of the week. For more details click here
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
New to the Neighborhood?
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
Police: 911 or 617-343-4250
Fire: 911 or 617-536-1500
617-635-7576 or 617-635-7500
Power Outage: 800-592-2000
Gas Leak: 800-572-9337
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. COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the ongoing public health emergency, they have canceled our April leaf and yard waste drop-off dates. At this time, curbside collection remains on schedule.
Meet our New Executive Officers and Board Directors
Despite the dreariness of most of the Media reports, we have exciting news. The St. Botolph Neighborhood Association has elected a new Board of Directors and Executive Officers to revitalize the organization and renew our commitment to the people who reside on and along St. Botolph Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Hartcourt Street from Huntington Avenue to the beloved Southwest Corridor Park. Here are the new executive officers and board directors as of April 1, 2020.
Official Sources of Coronavirus information
Please use the websites below as trusted sources of information related to COVID-19:
- City of Boston: boston.gov/coronavirus
- Boston Public Health Commission: bphc.org/coronavirus
- US Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
- Federal Trade Commission Coronavirus Scams Page: ftc.gov/coronavirus