News Brief

The GSCA monthly meeting agenda

The Gove Street Civic Association (GSCA)monthly meeting will be held ONLINE via ZOOM.  The meeting will be held on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 PM.  Registration is required.  If you have not received an  invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please send an email to  [email protected]

Though the agenda is subject to change, Boston Police updates from Sergeant Cintolo and Officer Simons as well as Neighborhood Services updates from  Lina Tramelli.  Jeff Drago will oversee the project presentation regarding  303 Maverick Street.  We will end with a general discussion regarding the Davis Companies/EBNHC proposed construction projects along Bremen and  Orleans Streets.

OHNC holds successful  zoom meeting

The Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) was able to pilot a Zoom meeting on Monday, July 20.  Approximately 45 people signed in to the meeting.  For those who were unable to attend, or for those who would like to continue to ask questions and share feedback to the developers regarding the projects discussed, please go to https://tinyurl.com/y5hmsweq where we will post a copy of the agenda, the developers’ presentation slides, and meeting minutes.  These items will be added to the online folder over the coming week, so please keep checking back.  Residents wishing to contribute comments or questions can send them via email to [email protected] and/or message us on our Facebook page (@OrientHeightsNC).  Thank you! ~ OHNC Board.

MBTA to Resume Fare Collection on Buses, Trolleys, and Commuter Rail

 The MBTA has resumed fare collection on buses, on trolleys at street-level stops on the Green Line and Mattapan Line, and on the Commuter Rail.

 Customers are encouraged to pay with a preloaded CharlieCard or CharlieTicket on buses and trolleys. Customers may also pay with cash. Commuter Rail customers are encouraged to use the mTicket app for payment or purchase the new Five-day Flex Pass on the mTicket app. The Five-day Flex Pass is a bundled fare good for any five days of travel within a thirty-day period. Fairmont Line customers also have the option to pay fares with CharlieCards at Zone 1A stations.

On MBTA buses, to avoid overcrowding, operators have the discretion to bypass a stop. If a customer with a disability is able to be identified while waiting at a stop to be bypassed, the bus operator alerts the Control Center, will notify that individual that the stop is being passed due to crowding, and will alert the customer to the approximate time of the next available bus that can accommodate them.

Customers should continue to make efforts to distance and are reminded that face coverings are required while onboard vehicles and within the MBTA system. For more information, please visit mbta.com/coronavirus, mass.gov/COVID19, or connect with the T on

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