Casino Traffic Flow/Tax Money Still Not Clearly Defined
Plans to open a $1.7 billion Wynn Casino in Everett is still pending on the need for a state sign-off to address environmental concerns related to increase traffic that the mega-resort will generate.
Officials told the State’s Gaming Commission they plan to make their Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act filing this summer but traffic issues still need to be ironed out in areas of Boston that will apparently generate the majority of increased traffic flow to the Casino.
In addition, the use of taxpayer dollars remains an issue as well.
More Mounted Street Cameras
A plan to mount cameras in crime ridden areas of the city and to give businesses city funds to install them has been suggested by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Police Commissioner William B. Evans.
The Mayor will turn to the City Council and Legislature to obtain money for the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development to make this happen.
The idea is more cameras on the street will help police solve crimes.
ABCD Head Start Celebrates 50 Years
The Head Start program of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) held a festive celebration on the Boston Common to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the revered program that has put 30 million low-income children and their families across America on the path to success in school and life since 1965.
ABCD Head Start has served tens of thousands of Boston children from disadvantaged families, making hope and opportunity a part of everyday life for those who struggle to make ends meet.
With its documented history of achievement, the national Head Start program has been applauded as one of the greatest success of America’s War on Poverty. Today it is considered the “gold standard” of early education programs and stands as a model for early childhood achievements nationwide and throughout the world.
BPL Announces Action Plans
Boston Public Library (BPL) announced action plans for the BPL’s collection management and systemwide safety and security. The plans include an expanded and accelerated inventory and assessment of Special Collections with a focus on the most important and valuable, the transfer of 24,000 paper catalog cards to the electronic catalog over 12 months, and a completed comprehensive Systemwide Safety and Security Plan by the end of July 2015.
The announcement was made the special meeting of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees at the Central Library in Copley Square. The meeting included an update on the ongoing investigations into two missing artworks, the recently released external Operational and Financial Assessment of BPL by Chrysalis Management, LLC, an overview of the library’s systemwide safety and security, and an overview of BPL collection management.
Boston Public Market Announces Second Round of Vendors for Permanent
The Boston Public Market announced twelve additional small businesses that will sell locally-produced goods in the new permanent, year-round market on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station.
Starting in July, the 28,000-square-foot Market will house over 35 farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England, selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods.
Dating Over Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse was the setting for the 84th Dating Over Dinner Party Event for Singles 45+ hosted by Introductions By Diana. More than 30 local singles gathered on Sunday evening, May 31st for fun, friendship, networking, or romance. Guests were welcomed with an hour long cocktail party where everyone was properly introduced. Upcoming singles events scheduled at Scullers Jazz Club on June 13th and Anthony’s Pier Four in Swampscott on June 25th.
For more info on these events visit: introductionsbydiana.com or Call 617-475-0423.
City Summer 2015 Events Line-Up
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment’s Summer 2015 lineup of free public events.
“We are committed to providing our residents, families and tourists with free events in the City throughout the summer,” said Mayor Walsh in a press release. “I am pleased with this year’s selection and am looking forward to a safe and fun summer.”
Donna Summer Roller Disco Party
The summer season will kick off on City Hall Plaza on June 19 at 6 p.m. with the Donna Summer Roller Disco Party. The event will feature music, dancing, roller skating and free skate rentals.
Friday Afternoon Concert Series
The Friday Afternoon Concert kicks off on July 10. Each Friday, a different local band will perform from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Sam Adams Park in Faneuil Hall.
Dororthy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series
The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert series is celebrating 43 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series. The series will consist of four shows all on City Hall Plaza: July 15, July 29, August 5 and August 12 at 7 p.m.
Caliente! will feature a variety of local and international talent performing the best of
Latin music and dance. It will be held on July 25 at 5 p.m. on City Hall Plaza. Caliente! is free and open to all ages.
The Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment is committed to producing fun, free public events for Bostonians and visitors to the City. For further information, the public should call 617-635-3911, visit boston.gov/summer. City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via Haymarket (Orange and Green), State Street (Orange and Blue), or Park Street (Green and Red).
Archaeological Dig at Old City Hall and Former Boston Latin School
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the City of Boston will be undertaking an archaeological survey in front of Old City Hall on the former site of the 17th century Boston Latin School and Schoolmaster’s house.
“It is an exciting moment for the City of Boston to potentially unveil an important part of Boston’s history and a piece of the Freedom Trail,” said Mayor Walsh, in a press release.
City of Boston Archaeologist, Joseph Bagley, is leading his volunteer team in the dig currently underway C. rews will excavate approximately 10 test trenches measuring 5x.5 meters (16×1.5 feet) throughout the month of June in an attempt to re-locate the foundations and yards of the 17th century Boston Latin School’s Schoolmaster’s house and other later structures. The courtyard of Old City Hall and businesses located within will remain open throughout the 4-week dig.