News Briefs

South End Forum to Meet

The South End Forum will meet online on Monday, Oct. 5. at 5:30 p.m. Some of the potential issues will include COVID-19 responses, Mass/Cass, the LIHC project, the upcoming SEBA/Forum merger and also the merger of the South End Community Health Center/East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Fox said the meeting will not be dominated by Mass/Cass and though it will be talked about, there are many other issues that need to be addressed. There have been many guests invited, including Mayor Martin Walsh.

Once the agenda is posted, questions will be taken in advance and many will be answered in advance as well.

Mayor Martin Walsh has come to the South End Forum to meet every year in the fall since being inaugurated, and Fox said in that light an invitation has been extended to the mayor for this meeting. Plan on the meeting lasting until at least 7:30 p.m., Fox said.

Peters Park Clean Up

Several neighbors and neighborhood associations will pitch in on Oct. 3 for a Peters Park Beautification Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Gather for coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. on the lawn next to the Dog Run. Tools will be available at the park, but please bring gloves and masks. Masks will be required to help and there will be social distancing in doing the clean-up work. Rain Date is Oct. 4.

South End Writes

On Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. South End Writes is hosting on Zoom Dorothy Keeney, author of The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses 1905-1988. A South End resident, Keeney will talk with FOSEL’s Yvette Jarreau at South End Writes via ZOOM about the history of Boston public school nurses, The Untold Story of Annie McKay and the Boston Public School Nurses, 1905-1988. Herself a retired public-school nurse, Keeney spent many years researching the subject, and wrote about it for, among other outlets, the Boston Union Teacher; the South End Historical Society Newsletter; and professional nurses’ publications. Keeney became the unofficial historian for the Boston School Nurses and was the former historian for the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization.

TO CONNECT VIA ZOOM: Email [email protected] and you will receive the ZOOM info. FOSEL subscribers will receive the ZOOM link in our Mailchimp newsletter just before the event.

East Berkely Meeting

The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, on Zoom at 6:30 p.m.

The agenda will include Mayoral Liaison Faisa Sharif, and Councilor Annissa Essaibi George. There will also be a report from South End restaurateur Jeff Gates, who is also the chair of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Finally, EBNA will hear an update from The Quinn about their development project that is coming into the final stretch of construction.

Eight Streets

Members of the Eight Streets Neighborhood Association (ESNA) are celebrating a new stop sign at the intersection of Milford and Shawmut Avenue. In addition, ESNA will hold its Fall meeting on Oct. 13 via Zoom at 7 p.m. The agenda will include having Councilor Ed Flynn answering questions on neighborhood priorities. There will also be a detailed report from the Friends groups.

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