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Got Food Scraps? City Launches Compost Program

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); From August through October, Boston residents can drop off their compostable food scraps for free at farmers markets in Dorchester, Allston and Jamaica Plain, part of Greenovate Boston. (Credit: City of Boston)

Food scraps and other compostable materials can be taken to farmers markets in Dorchester, Allston and Jamaica Plain through October.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 2, 2013 at 3:23 am

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What Got You Talking This Week: Trash Pilot Program

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Effective trash removal was a hot topic in the South End this week.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

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What Got You Talking This Week: Trash Pilot Program

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Hot topics in the South End this week included news of the revised trash pilot program that has been in place on some streets since March.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 18, 2013 at 2:49 am

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MBTA Expands Training Program for Seniors, People with Disabilities

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By: Bret Silverberg

Senior citizens and people with disabilities now have a chance to learn just how accessible the T, MBTA buses and other fixed route services can be to them.

The MBTA announced a partnership with Somerville based non-p
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

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Consalvo Calls to Save Boston Housing Program for Elderly

Boston City Council District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo

At Wednesday’s city council meeting,City Councilor Rob Consalvo called for stop gap funding to save the Boston Housing Authority resident services program that assists more than 3,500 low-income, elderly and disabled residents across the city.

“On May 1 the resident services program was ended due to cuts on the federal level that funded the program the and the impact of those cuts are being felt locally,” said District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo, during the meeting. “All resident service coordinators were eliminated…” In total, 40 positions are no longer being funded.

“This has a dire and serious impact on Boston people who are still going to live in public housing. [Resident Service Coordinators] work day-to-day to provide help on healthcare, nutritional services, substance abuse help, money management… and to keep people safe and people living a good quality life.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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Things to Know in the South End Today, May 28: Program for Seniors at BMC

Matter of Balance

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day, with a high near 72 degrees.

2. BMC Program: The folks at Boston Medical Center, (1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl.) are offering a free eight-week course to improve balance for older adults. The next session starts tonight at 6 p.m. See here for more information

3. New Community Editor: What’s better than having one South End Patch Editor? Having two, of course! Welcome to Molly Buccini, who is going to help me manage content on the site and free up more of my time to spend covering the South End neighborhood. Molly is going to specialize in helping you share your news including your announcements, events and blog posts. You can learn more about Molly here

4. Walking Tour of Bay Village: Join up with others and the Boston Center for Adult Education, (122 Arlington St.) for a walking tour of Bay Village and The Theatre District tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Once a major railroad transportation hub, the tour will start off in Park Square that is home to landmarks such as the Boston Park Plaza Castle, a massive granite building constructed during the 1890s, and the Park Plaza Hotel, Ending in the Theatre District, guests will take in the opulent theatres designed by Clarence Blackall, the murals of Old Boston in the lobby of the Little Building, as well as visit the only commercial building in Boston designed by prominent American architect H.H. Richardson. Cost is $ 20. See here for more information. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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South End’s Street Sweeping Program Expanded to Other Neighborhoods

Check your signs in March.

As the South End prepares for another year of its expanded street sweeping program, several other neighborhoods will implement changes pioneered in the South End this spring. 

In 2012, the South End was the first neighborhood to experiment with an expanded street sweeping schedule to include the months of December and March, pending weather conditions. 

This year, the program has expanded as of March 1st into the Beacon Hill neighborhood. 

“Keeping Boston clean has always been a top priority for my administration,” Mayor Thomas Menino said in a statement. “We’re always looking for ways to improve our operations and by aligning the street sweeping schedule to match weekly trash collection, we’re maximizing the potential of each program to keep our streets clean.”

Street sweeping during the months of December and March is weather and condition dependent and residents should sign up for “No Tow” alerts or check the City’s website for up-to-date information on sweeping schedules. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

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Week in Review: Trash Pilot Program, Crime Down in Neighborhood

Trash left out a day early, according to the report.

The following were the top headlines on South End Patch from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013: 

New Trash Pilot Program Starting March 1st

Some South End neighborhoods will test a new program aimed at decreasing the amount of time trash spends on the curb waiting for pickup.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

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New Trash Pilot Program Starting March 1st

Trash left out a day early, according to the report.

Due to efforts by neighborhood associations, the South End Public Works Forum and the city of Boston to improve cleanliness on South End streets, a new pilot program will begin this week to test one way to reduce unwanted trash. 

Under the new program, residents who live in the area between Tremont Street, East/West Newton Street, Harrison Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue will have from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. to put their trash on the curb before morning pickup. The pilot program starts March 1st. 

Currently, residents can put trash out at 5 p.m., but with trash sitting on the street for longer, there is more opportunity for scanvengers and litter, according to the city. Under the new pilot program there is a $ 25 file for being cited by the city’s Code Enforcement Police (CEP). 

“We’ve had a long term involvement with a number of the South End neighborhood groups, and one of the major issues that has been frequently discussed is about street cleanliness,” said Matthew Mayrl, spokesperson for the Department of Public Works. “This was brought to us as a concept, but  we took some time to think it through and talk through how we might do it  to see if we can make a dent in street cleanliness through reduced place out times.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

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Boston Schools Implementing New Single-Stream Recycling Program

Boston students, teachers and administrators are using National Green Week this year (Feb. 4th to 8th) to set up single stream recycling

Single stream recycling means paper, glass, plastic and metal can all be recycled together. The items are then sorted at a recycling center, which makes it simpler for residents to collect recycle materials and avoids excess waste being sent to landfills.

Through and extended day program offered by City Year, 322 students at the Blackstone, Hennigan, Holland, Marshall, Mattahunt, Orchard Gardens and Tobin schools will participate in Green Week lessons, activities and games to prepare them for successful single stream recycling at home and at school, according to Boston Public Schools.

The curriculum was selected by Green Education Foundation and Boston Public Schools to address concepts and themes such as hands on exploration, social equity, community leadership, physical activity, creativity, literacy and math. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm

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