City Opens Counseling Center on Columbus Avenue

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will host an abutters meeting May 1 prior to a vote by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Mayor Thomas Menino announced that City of Boston will staff a resource and counseling center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.n. at the officers of City Year at 287 Columbus Ave.

According to a press release, workers from Boston Center for Youth and Families and the Boston Public Health Commission will be on hand to provide information, assistance and counseling services to anyone in need as a result of the bombings on Monday at the Boston Marathon.

If anyone would like to seek assistance by phone, please call the Mayor’s 24 hour hotline at 617-635-4500. To speak to a counselor by phone, please call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050. This counseling and resource center has been relocated from The Castle building on Columbus Avenue which served as the Center since Monday afternoon.

The City of Boston’s Business Assistance Center has opened a response center in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel to respond to any business, employee or vendor inquiry. This officer will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

City officials from the Inspectional Services Department, the BRA and the Department of Neighborhood Development will be issuing building permits, responding to questions about reopenings and required inspections as well as other additional business services.  

South End Patch