Eight Streets Neighborhood Association

Monthly Meeting Agenda

June, 2014

Announcements:

*     Stoop party Friday, June 13th on Waltham Street #s 84, 88, 89, 91, and 92

o      Follow the balloons to the host stoops

o      Rain day: Saturday June 14th, look to http://eightstreets.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-business-meeting.html by 5pm on the 13th for confirmation if the weather looks questionable

o      Any other questions related to this stoop party please contact Don Weber at donweber37@aol.com

*     June 14th Pride parade, look to City of Boston website for street closings

o      parade leaving Copley at 11am this year!

*     As of July 1st, 2014 the new trash contractor for Boston is a company called Sunshine

o      Recycling now on both days, twice per week

o      South End pick up at 7am, they are now discouraging the use of small blue recycling bins

o      Public alleyways are still covered in this new trash contract

*     Homes will be flyered by City to announce the trash changes formally

*     City trash website and trash regulations:

o      City trash web site: http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/RecyclingandSanitation/

o      Trash regulations: http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/RecyclingandSanitation/regulations.asp

Guest speakers: Eve Ward and Carlos Gonzales

Local business focus: South End Errands

www.Southenderrands.com

*     South End concierge and errands business

*     Owned and operated by local residents, Eve Ward and Carlos Gonzales

About South End Errands, taken from their website:

Our aim is to provide a friendly service that is professional and efficient.  We take a neighborhood approach to Errands and Concierge, building relationships locally that instill trust.  We ensure we understand your needs and wants from the everyday to the extraordinary.  We take a proactive approach; our focus is you, your family and your business.  To you we will feel like your local building concierge and be just as discreet.

We share a mutual love not only of the South End, but also of Community. This is what inspired us to create South End Errands.

 

The types of services offered by South End Errands are quite impressive, for a detailed list please visit their website noted above.   The services offered include errands related to but are not limited to:

*     Errands around the home

*     Errands for the family

*     Life Management

*     Pet errands

*     Relocation management

Guest speaker: Maryellen Hassell  - South End Historical Society

South End garden tour: a self guided tour of private and community gardens in the historic South End of Boston

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 - 10am to 4pm, rain or shine

*     Tickets $25 day of tour; $20 in advance

*     Children under 12 free

*     Tour starts at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library at Rutland Square and Tremont Street, Boston

*     Tour path: West Newton to Mass Ave, from Corridor to Tremont

*     Post tour reception at City Year Headquarters, 287 Columbus Avenue, Boston

*     Special new component this year: each garden will have an artist creating art from the garden, these will be made available for sale at the reception

*     30 garden sites on the tour

*     Tour takes about two hours

DONT MISS THIS EVENT

All proceeds from ticket sales come back into the neighborhood gardens!

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:  www.southendgardentour.org

House Tour

*     Fall, third Sat in October

*     Fundraiser for historical society

*     5 to 6 town houses this year

*     $25 in advance, $30 on the tour

This years tour will be Saturday, October 18th, 2014. All proceeds from the House Tour are used to support the Historical Societys ongoing efforts to preserve the neighborhoods architectural integrity and to promote its rich social history

For more information on the walking tour please log onto:

www.southendhistoricalsociety.org