News in Brief

Mayor Janey Announces Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series

Mayor Kim Janey and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2021 Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series, in collaboration with Dunkin’, in local parks citywide from July 30 to August 27.

“I look forward to meeting residents one-on-one to discuss issues that interest them,” said Mayor Janey. “The Neighborhood Coffee Hours bring neighbors together to connect with one another and get to know a variety of the City of Boston officials who serve our communities. Come by for a beautiful morning in your local park with iced coffee, treats, fresh fruit, and flowers.”

Mayor Janey’s Neighborhood Coffee Hours are a unique opportunity to speak directly with the Mayor and staff from City departments about open space and other features in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions, and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Janey looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services.

Participants will enjoy Dunkin’ Iced Coffee and assorted MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats provided by Dunkin’. Fresh fruit will be provided by Star Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a free flowering plant provided by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, while supplies last. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’, including Dunkin’ swag and gift cards. 

All coffee hours will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m, weather permitting. The full schedule of Mayor Janey’s 2021 Neighborhood Coffee Hours is as follows:

Monday, August 9 – East Boston/Charlestown/North End

Puopolo Playground

517 Commercial Street, North End

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, on our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or by visiting

Gove Street Citizens Association Meeting Agenda

(GSCA) Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The agenda is as follows:

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM.  The meeting will be held on Monday, July 26 at 6:30 PM.  Registration is required.  If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to, send an email to [email protected] or contact (781) 951-4111.  

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

Attendance Roll Call

Welcome and Announcements

Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo

Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli

Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor

Project Presentations: 

Bremen/Orleans Housing Project – Natasha Perez

Project site:  156 – 158 Maverick; 75 – 115 Bremen; 135B Bremen; 147 – 163 Orleans; and 164 Orleans.

Developed into six residential buildings with approximately 426 residential units, 4330 SF for ground floor retail space and parking for approximately 172 spaces. 

167 Maverick Street – Additional Information – Jeff Drago, Esq.

The BPDA and ZBA suggested that he increase the number of units from 9 to 11 so “they could have an affordable unit.”   

We will not meet in August.

The next meeting – Monday, September 27, 2021

Edwards Names Michael Bonetti as Director of Constituent Services

 City Councilor Lydia Edwards has announced that Michael Bonetti will elevate to Director of Constituent Services for District One.  He first joined Councilor Edwards’ staff shortly after her inauguration in 2018 as her North End community liaison and took over the management of her schedule in 2019.  He has also led the office through outdoor dining in District One and has worked closely with many other departments in that process. As director of constituent services, Bonetti will oversee all constituent cases throughout the district and will manage community liaisons within the office.

“Micheal Bonetti is one of the hardest working people I know,” said Edwards. “He is kind, funny, and follows through. He is passionate about constituent services and will serve the entire district well.”

“I’m excited to serve the people of district one in this new capacity and look forward to the new challenges that come with this position,” said Bonetti.  “I look forward to meeting people and making new connections in East Boston and Charlestown while continuing my work in the North End. This is an exciting opportunity and I can’t wait to get to work!”

In addition to his job on Edwards’ staff, Bonetti serves as a Master of Ceremonies for his local parish of Saint Leonard’s in the North End, and is a proud member of the Saint Anthony Society that hosts the annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in the North End.  He is a life-long resident of the North End and currently lives there with his family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *