December is here and it’s prime time for hockey. Don’t forget that the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th and make a great Christmas gift. See our website for details.Mite S (5-8 Years Old)Malden/East Boston 1, Stoneham 5Stoneham Arena, Stoneham MAPreston Tully made a great effort in net and Lucas Laver...
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(BOSTON- November 25, 2013) Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the City of Boston will once again be providing parking incentives for local drivers during the holiday season. Boston drivers will be offered two hours of free parking at the City’s 9,000 metered spaces, the opportunity to participate in the popular “Toys for Tickets” program and the chance to purchase a Boston Meter Card at 20% off the face value of the card.
“The City of Boston is fortunate to have an abundance of wonderful shops and restaurants and the holiday season is a terrific time of year to stroll around, enjoy the festive sights and sounds, and visit them all,” Mayor Menino said. “These parking incentives are a way to accommodate those who want to take advantage of all that Boston has to offer and prefer to have their car nearby.”
Two Hours of Free Metered Parking
The City of Boston will be offering two hours of free parking at the City’s parking meters on the following six days this holiday season.
1) Friday, November 29.
2) Saturday, November 30
3) Saturday, December 7
4) Saturday, December 14
5) Saturday, December 21
6) Saturday, December 28.
While payment at meters will not be required on these six days, the time limit on the meters will be in effect and enforced in order to give as many visitors as possible a chance to take advantage of this opportunity. Parking at the vast majority of Boston’s parking meters is limited to two hours. However, at parking meters where the time limit is four hours, vehicles may park for free for up to four hours on these six days.
Toys for Tickets
Any driver issued a non-public safety parking ticket on Boston’s streets from Monday, December 2, through Wednesday, December 4, may choose to resolve the ticket by providing a non-violent, unwrapped toy of equal or greater value than the ticket fine. To participate, drivers must bring the parking ticket, as well as a receipt for the toy.
Toys and tickets will be collected from Thursday, December 5, through Friday, December 13, at the following three locations.
1) Weekdays, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., in front of the Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224, Second Floor of Boston City Hall.
2) Weekdays, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., and Saturdays, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the BTD Tow Lot, 200 Frontage Road.
3) Thursday, December 5, through Friday, December 13, (excluding Sunday, December 8, and Monday, December 9) at the City Hall To Go Truck. Please log on to www.cityofboston.gov/cityhalltogo for the truck’s schedule.
The following Public Safety related parking tickets are excluded from this program.
HP-DV Parking Only
Less Than 20 Ft/Intersection
No Stopping/No Standing
Over One Foot from the Curb
Boston Meter Card Holiday Sale
The Boston Transportation Department is selling Boston Meter Cards at a discounted rate this holiday season. The cards are available in denominations of $5, $25, $50, $75 and $100, and all are discounted 20 percent From Friday, November 29, through Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Boston Meter Cards may be used to pay electronically for parking at most of the single space meters located on City of Boston public streets. The cards are available for purchase online at www.cityofboston.gov/parking. The cards may also be purchased at the following locations.
1) Weekdays, between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM, in front of the Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224, Second Floor of Boston City Hall.
2) Weekdays, between the hours of 7 AM and 11 PM, and Saturdays, between the hours of 8 AM and 1 PM, at the BTD Tow Lot, 200 Frontage Road.
3) From Friday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 31, from the City Hall To Go Truck. Log on to www.cityofboston.gov/cityhalltogo for the truck’s schedule.
Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted at the Office of the Parking Clerk and the Tow Lot. Debit, MasterCard and Visa Card only are accepted at the City Hall To Go Truck.
Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Thomas J. Tinlin said, “Curbside metered parking is both convenient and free for two hours this Friday and Saturday, as well as every other Saturday prior to New Year’s Eve. Please remember that on Sundays meters are always free in Boston and the two hour limit is not in effect.”
Turkey Express is just one of many ways the supermarket will share meals and give thanks
this holiday season
Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and 12 across the Northeast.
According to a recent survey by the Boston Medical Center, East Boston showed the highest rate, at 25.4 percent, of childhood food insecurity out of the 10 Boston zip codes. Within Boston, there is a high demand for donations to local food banks and Stop & Shop’s donation to the YMCA of East Boston will help to feed more than 1,000 people.
"We strive to be a better neighbor both in and out of our stores and we are committed to fighting hunger in our communities year round” said Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop New England. “We understand that the holidays can be particularly difficult for families in need, so we encourage everyone to share a meal and give thanks this holiday season. Together, we can help support the families who depend on hunger relief organizations when they need it most."
This November, Stop & Shop will donate more than 21,000 turkeys to local food banks throughout the Northeast with its Turkey Express program. Deliveries will run through Thanksgiving.
WHEN: Thurs., Nov. 14
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
(Turkey Express truck arrives at 4:15 p.m.)
WHERE: 215 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128
Innovative program encourages care of young street trees through citizen engagement
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the debut of Adopt-a-Tree, a pilot program to encourage stewardship of young street trees planted by the City of Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department. These trees, which are less than seven years in age, are the most vulnerable to water loss, weeds, and damage from the urban environment. Through the program’s partners and interactive website, adoptatree.greenovateboston.org, residents can find a tree to adopt and join a community of tree adopters in improving the streetscape.
"I’d like to thank all the residents who will become stewards of our street trees through Adopt-a-Tree," Mayor Menino said. "By helping preserve our tree cover, they are playing a huge role in improving our city’s health, increasing pride in their neighborhoods and ‘greenovating’ Boston for future generations."
To use the program, residents can visit the website and select a street tree in three pilot neighborhoods: Mattapan, South Boston and Roslindale. Users can also add a young tree that they know the City of Boston has planted, in any neighborhood, but which does not yet appear on the map. Adopters will also receive a tree care guide and a street-level sign that recognizes their participation and encourages others to follow suit.
This program supports the Mayor’s sustainability initiative Greenovate Boston, which encourages residents to take actions to help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, including protecting green spaces and trees.
"Adopt-a-Tree is one more innovative way that we are encouraging residents to beautify our city while fighting both the impacts and the causes of climate change," said Chief of Environment and Energy Brian Swett. "Our Parks Department works hard to increase and preserve Boston’s tree canopy, and this new program allows residents to help the City in a hands-on way."
Adopters may also receive one of fifty tree care kits, which the Home Depot store of Dorchester has donated to the program. Each kit includes gardening gloves, a trowel, a soil cultivator, a tree guard, and a watering can.
"The Home Depot is committed to serving the communities in which our associates and customers live and work,” says Bob Lundy, district manager for The Home Depot. “Through Greenovate Boston’s Adopt-a-Tree program, we’re able to share the resources and expertise we have at The Home Depot with community residents and directly impact the beauty and vitality of a city we all call home."
The non-profits Boston Natural Area Network (BNAN), Southie Trees, Greening Rozzie and Roslindale Green and Clean will be coordinating neighborhood outreach, which will include a young street tree workshop hosted by BNAN on November 5, 2013.
"BNAN has always supported and promoted the City of Boston’s goals to protect Boston’s green spaces, including our trees, for the public’s enjoyment," said BNAN Director of Property and Horticulture Jeremy Dick. "Our promotion of Adopt-a-Tree is just one more way that we’re happy to be involved in this common goal."
Visit adoptatree.greenovateboston.org to learn more and get started.
About Greenovate Boston
Greenovate Boston is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for the city by meeting Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Propelled by creativity and drive, Greenovate Boston will encourage continued sustainable growth within the city, making Boston the greenest in the United States. Visit http://greenovateboston.org for details.
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