News In Brief

Registration Now Open for Boston Parks Summer Sports Centers

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration is now open for summer Sports Centers at White Stadium in Franklin Park, Almont Park in Mattapan, East Boston Memorial Stadium, Garvey Park in Dorchester, and M Street Park in South Boston. 

Each location offers instruction in several popular sports from July 6 through August 20. All Sports Centers are offered free of charge to Boston residents and open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Parents may register their children for just one week or the entire summer. 

Please note that lunch will be provided, but participants must provide their own transportation. Pre-registration is required for both groups and individuals. For more information or to register online please visit

For more information about the White Stadium Sports Center and/or the Almont Sports Center, please call (617) 961-3084 or email [email protected]. For more information about the East Boston Sports Center, please call (617) 961-3083 or email [email protected]. For more information about the South Boston Sports Center, please call (617) 961-3039 or email [email protected]. For more information about the Garvey Park Sports Center, please call (617) 961-3093 or email [email protected].

The Sports Centers are operated in accordance with current public health guidelines. Children and staff must wear face coverings and maintain six feet of social distance at all times, activities are organized in groups of ten or fewer, and programs are held completely outdoors. For current social distancing guidelines in City of Boston parks please visit

JPNA April 11 Meeting Agenda

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) will meet Monday, April 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference


In order to speak aloud as an abutter, you must register for this meeting by Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

***PLEASE NOTE*** In order to qualify to vote at a voting meeting each person must be registered and join the meeting as an individual. You will not be counted as an attendee at a meeting should you participate in the Zoom call as a couple or family.

The following is the agenda for our upcoming monthly meeting:

AGENDA (subject to change):

• Greetings & Announcements

• Boston Police Update

• Nouria Corporation – Airport Starbucks

• Legislative Update – State Representative Adrian Madaro

• Legislative Update – State Senator Joe Boncore

• VOTE: 289 Sumner St – Renovate, erect addition with rear and roof decks and change occupancy to four residential units.

 Property Owner: 289 Sumner, LLC

Represented by: Richard C. Lynds, Esq

As a reminder, all questions will be handled via the Zoom chat feature. We ask all attendees to remain muted unless called upon to speak. Looking forward to “seeing” you all there! 

We are using eBallot to manage the voting process. Within 48 hours after the meeting, eligible voters will be emailed a link that will allow them to vote online. All votes must be cast by Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Late votes will not be accepted, no exceptions.

We hope you and your loved ones are well. We are all in this together as neighbors and friends. Please don’t be afraid to reach out.

 2021 meeting dates are posted at

City Golf Courses Open for 2021 Season

Mayor Kim Janey has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses are open for the 2021 season.

The City owns and operates the William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park designed by Donald Ross. Both have received national accolades as must-play courses when golfing in the Boston area.

Golfers can go to for tee times and rates. For updates, the City’s golf courses can be followed on Twitter @FranklinParkGC and @GeorgeWrightGC.

Founded in 1938, the 18-hole par 70 Donald Ross-designed George Wright Golf Course is a hidden gem in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston open seven days a week through November. Contact PGA Professional Scott Allen at 617-364-2300 for more information.

The second-oldest public golf course in America and part of the historic Emerald Necklace, the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester offers a pleasant golf experience only minutes from downtown Boston and is open year-round, weather permitting. The outdoor patio features chairs, tables, and umbrellas with seating for up to 100 people. Contact PGA Professional Kevin Frawley at 617-265-4084 for more information.

Under current public health guidelines the pro shop, restaurant, and bathrooms are all open, tee times are required in advance, masks are required unless you are seated at a table eating, all guests must observe distancing guidelines of six feet, and sanitation stations are provided throughout the clubhouse building.

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