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Boston to Offer Residents Weekend Curbside Textile Collection

Building on the success of the neighborhood textile dropbox program, Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the City of Boston will begin offering weekend curbside collection of household textiles at no cost to residents. The Boston Public Works Department has again partnered with Northeast textile recycling company, Helpsy, which will coordinate pick-ups across the city. Residents looking to schedule a pick-up can simply fill-out an online request form at boston.gov/textiles. Once a date is scheduled and confirmed, household textiles should be left on the curb by 7AM on the scheduled pick-up day.

Free Admission Week for Museum of African American History

The Red Sox Foundation is celebrating Black History Month with the Museum of African American History and providing free admission during the February public school break. From February 19-26, free reservations can be made on maah.org. Click here or the image below for the full flyer. The Museum of African American History on Joy Street in Beacon Hill is the largest and oldest institution in New England, sharing the rich legacy of African American accomplishment in shaping our nation’s democracy. The Museum connects colonial and early African American History and culture in Boston, Nantucket, and the larger New England area with the abolition of slavery and current explorations of race and the struggle for human rights.

Final Budget Listening Session to Be Held on Feb. 25

The Office of Budget Management (OBM) announced a series of listening sessions in partnership with the Boston City Council to both educate residents and solicit public feedback on the FY2023 Operating Budget and FY23-27 Capital Plan, ahead of the Mayor submitting each to the City Council. At the sessions, OBM will outline the budget process and highlight changes made through the recent ballot initiative vote. A series of listening sessions were held as part of this tour, organized by City Council district. The final listening session  will take place on Friday, Feb. 25 from 10-11 am and feature the At-Large City Councilors. Fore more information and to register for the listening session and/or take the survey, visit boston.gov/budget.

Fenway Corners Virtual Public Meeting

The BPDA is hosting a virtual Article 80 Public Meeting on Wed., March 9 from 6:00-8:00pm in connection with the Draft Project Impact Report (“DPIR”) submission for the newly renamed Fenway Corners project, which was filed with the BPDA by WS-Fenway-Twins Realty Venture LLC (the “Proponent”) on Monday, February 7, 2022. Chinese interpretation will be provided for this meeting. Should you require interpretation in a language other than Chinese, please contact Aisling Kerr ([email protected]) and allow a minimum of two (2) weeks’ notice. Please register in advance for this meeting through the following link:
zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItfuyqrDkvGHIhpFrOtyK0SsjVdhH81jo

80 East Berkeley Street Meeting Rescheduled

The BPDA meeting regarding 80 East Berkeley St. originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 23, 2022, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 14, 2022. The BPDA will be hosting a virtual Public Meeting in connection with the Notice of Project Change (NPC) and the First Amendment to the Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 95 (PDA Amendment) for the 80 East Berkeley Street Project located in the South End, received by the Boston Planning & Development Agency on January 31, 2022. Please register in advance for this meeting through the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscumppzMqGzkLXNZ0Q0FGSdTu3wC_Ouo

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