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Wu Declares September 30 Local Music Appreciation Day

The Boston Local Music Festival is back! First hosted in 2017, the Festival gives a platform for local musicians to perform their original songs. The celebration will include 7 bands performing from 11 a.m. – 6p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common.

The artists represent a variety of music genres including rock, jazz, indie, blues, and punk. There is no cost to attend the family friendly event and the fun will go on rain or shine. Blankets, chairs, and picnics are encouraged, and dogs are enthusiastically welcomed.

This year’s festival will feature a full day of music from some of the best bands and solo musicians Boston has to offer. The eclectic group of acts includes Andrew Sue Wing, blindspot, Force us to Stop, The 94’s, How We Burn and Samposium.

The Parkman Bandstand is conveniently located near the Visitor’s Center, in between the Park Street and Boylston Street T stops.

Organizers encourage festival attendees to take public transportation to the event. For more information, please visit

The Boston Local Music Festival will take place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., September 30, at Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common. The event is free.

Harbor View Neighborhood Association Meeting agenda

The next meeting of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association will be on October 2, 2023, at 6pm. The meeting is In Person only but will be streamed via Facebook for archival purposes. Attendance on Facebook does not qualify for voting. The meeting will be held in the Salesian Boys and Girls Club cafeteria, across from the Brooke Charter School on Byron Street. You can access the meeting from the front door on Byron Street or from the rear door on Wordsworth Street, which is the handicap entry, to avoid the stairs. Since we are indoors, masks are optional for those in attendance.

La proxima reunion de Harbor View Neighborhood Association esta en segundo de octubre 2023 a las 6pm. La reunion esta en persona y via Facebook. La asistencia en Facebook no califica para vota. Llega a la cafeteria del Salesian Boys y Girls Club por la calle Byron al otro lado de Brooke Charter School. Pueda usar la entrada pricipal por la calle Byron o la entrada en calle de Wordsworth. La entrada de calle Wordsworth no tienne escaleras por personas con discapacidades. El cubre bocas sera opcional puesto que estaremos adentro.


Welcome/Introduction (5min)

ONS Manuela (Mela) VillaGomez (5min) Neighborhood announcements.

Announcements (5min) Greenway Council, Tree Eastie, Rockland Trust Shredding Day October 28th. 9-12. 5th Annual Swing Fore Kids, Salesian Host at Winthrop Golf Club, October 16th. BPDA Meeting on 141 Addison Street Project, October 5th. 6-8pm. Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Station 7 Police Report (15min) Captain Bickerton, Sgt. Cintolo, Officers Mosley, Alvarez and Figueroa.

OHNC and HVNA meeting with the BPDA on October 3, 2023, 6:15pm at the Madonna Shrine Function Hall. Focus on Plan: East Boston.

64 Homer Street (20min) Theresa Strachila, Program Manager Grow Boston: Office of Urban Agriculture, Office of Housing. She will continue our discussion on the future of the parcel. Updated feedback from neighbors and steps going forward.

58 Wordsworth Street (30min) 1st Presentation by Attorney and owner Jeff Drago. The proposal is to change the occupancy from a two-family to a three- family. Erect rear and third-story additions and rear decks. Renovate existing building.

The next meeting of the HVNA will be on November 6, 2023. Visit us at or check our website at

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