Thursday, August 1, 2013

George Wright House, Savin Hill: potential Boston Landmark

George Wright, (1847–1937)
The Boston Landmarks Commission Study Report on the Kehew-Wright House, 24 Grampian Way, Savin Hill will be presented at a BLC public hearing on August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm, Room 900, Boston City Hall. The house has several prominent owners, most famously George Wright (1847–1937) a pioneering sportsman and Baseball Hall of Famer with many, many outstanding sports accomplishments. In 1871 Wright founded the Boston Red Stockings, who became the Boston Braves, now Atlanta Braves "the oldest continuously playing team in major North American sports." The BLC study report link can be found at this link.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Arts & Culture all over Boston, for free!

A sample of the free events & activities in July:
July 6 - 28, Shakespeare on the Common.
Friday July 12, 5:30pm, Salsa @ Boston City Hall, also The Proclamation Project 7pm, The Strand Theatre.
Saturday July 13 - 21, Outside the Box Festival 9 days of free music & performing arts at various venues in Boston.
Saturday July 13 & 20, Summer Movie Nights starts 4pm, The Strand Theatre.
Saturday July 13, Caliente: A Celebration of Latin Music 7-9pm, Boston City Hall Plaza.
Sunday July 14, Open Streets on The Avenue of the Arts, 11am-4pm, Huntington Avenue.
Saturday July 26, Berklee Jazz Fest with a Taste of the Caribbean 7:30pm, The Strand Theatre.
Check here for more fun activities!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Common Boston activities in Dorchester

Some really fun activities going on in Dorchester this weekend! Common Boston, a volunteer program of the Boston Society of Architects, is the city's only free festival of architecture, design and neighborhoods. Designers and the public can interact, create dialogue that inspires a more sustainable, equitable, and creative urban environment.
Saturday June 8th & Sunday June 9th -
June 8, 1:00pm - Picnic Lunch in the Park
June 8, 4:15pm -The Carruth Building

Participate! and tell us how you liked it...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

a time to mourn...

April 16, 2013: "The Peabody Square Clock in Ashmont, Dorchester MA will be stopped indefinitely in honor of those who were injured or died in yesterday's Boston Marathon bombing, and in support of the Richard family, who have done so much for our community. The first bomb exploded at 2:50PM, but its impact on our neighborhood and our city will last forever."

Our community's historic clock bears an eloquent public homage, and has become the focal point for quiet contemplation, memorial flowers, as well as messages of grief, support and love. We'll endure.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Development & Preservation: positive potential for Dorchester's historic commercial centers

http://www.dotnews.com/2012/key-fields-corner-building-eyed-possible-re-use-restoration
The Historic Boston Inc.Neighborhood Centers program did great work in Fields Corner and pointed the way for future exciting projects, such as the O'Hearn Storage Building, pictured. HBI developed Commercial Casebooks for two other Main Street districts in Dorchester - Ashmont/Peabody Square (St Marks) and Upham's Corner - to highlight buildings that are significant locally and whose preservation may restore an important historic resource or expand economic opportunity in the neighborhood. The information in these documents guides the development of HBI’s pipeline of potential Historic Neighborhood Centers projects, and is intended to help neighborhood leaders and property owners identify opportunities for investment by the private and public sectors. Presented in light of major development potential and planning underway in these and other areas of Dorchester in time for May, which is Preservation Month.