News in Brief

Gove Street Citizens Association Meeting Agenda

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Community Updates (15 min)

Updates from BPD (Sgt. Cintolo)

Updates from City Hall (Manuela Villa Gomez)

Announcements (15 min)

Strategic planning conversation from spring community meeting

Hybrid meetings for GSCA in the fall

Board elections

PLAN East Boston updates, impact on Gove St area, and Q&A (25 min)

Vote: 9 Geneva St. (25 min)

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GSCA Community Meeting – September 2023

Monday, September 25 · 6:30 – 8:00pm

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Wu Announces 2023 “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” Bulb Giveaway

Mayor Michelle Wu  announced that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will distribute over 15,000 daffodil bulbs for planting on public ways citywide through the “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” beautification initiative started in 2011.

Individuals, civic associations, church groups, sports leagues, scout troops, open space advocates, and parks friends are encouraged to sign up to participate. Last year, nearly a hundred community groups planted bulbs in neighborhoods across the City. 

Those interested in participating may fill out a form online at The online application form will remain open until late September on a rolling basis. Due to limited supply, groups are not guaranteed bulbs, but the Parks Department will strive to accommodate all requests. The application deadline is September 29 (or sooner if demand exceeds supply). 

The plantings are anticipated to take place in approved locations on the weekends of October 21 and October 28. The Parks Department will contact interested groups and provide bulb pick-up instructions and dates. Groups and individuals are asked to use their own tools. 

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department encourages volunteers to take photos of their groups on planting days and share them via social media using the hashtag #BostonBlooms. 

For more information on “Boston Blooms with Daffodils,” call (617) 961-3004 or email [email protected]. To stay up to date with news, events, and improvements in Boston parks, sign up for our email list at, and follow our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Daytime Bridge Machinery Installation at Chelsea Street Bridge 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be conducting work to install span guide roller machineries on the Chelsea Street Bridge in East Boston and Chelsea. This work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This work is schedule to begin on Monday, September 25 and will conclude on Friday, November 17. There will be no weekend closures during scheduled Sumner Tunnel closures. The work will require off peak temporary lane and sidewalk closures. The bridge will remain fully operational during the installation of the new machinery and pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained at all times. The schedule for this work is weather dependent and is subject to change without notice. 

Drivers who are traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution. 

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area. 

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to: 

• Download the Mass511 mobile app or visit to view live cameras, travel times, real-time traffic conditions, and project information before setting out on the road. Users can subscribe to receive text and email alerts for traffic conditions.   

• Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.    

• Follow @MassDOT on X, (formerly known as Twitter), to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.

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