MASSPORT AIRPLANE NOISE COMPLAINT LINE
Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.
ANNUAL HOMELESS CENSUS
On January 31, 2018, volunteers will gather at City Hall to help the city better quantify homelessness in Boston. From there, volunteers, along with Mayor Martin Walsh, will go out through all the neighborhoods of Boston to survey and offer shelter and services to people staying on the street.
To end chronic homelessness, the city needs to understand the scope of the problem. To do that, each year the City of Boston conducts a Homeless Census, where the city tally’s the number of people living on the street, in shelters, or in living situations other than permanent housing.
The data helps the city understand who they are serving and what gaps there are in the services they provide. Census results also inform federal funding, and help measure progress in the city’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
To register to volunteer visit: boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-deveopment/annual-homeless-census.
BPL TOP BORROWED TITLES 2017
Boston Public Library’s top borrowed adult titles of 2017 feature a range of acclaimed, prize-winning, and bestselling works by talented writers.
“Bostonians continue to value staying up to date with popular media and culture; three of our top ten books were recently adapted to film or television, while Hillbilly Elegy addresses current political and social issues,” said Jessica Tackett MacDonald, Collection Development Librarian. “Cardholders also love a good Pulitzer Prize winner. The Underground Railroad, All the Light We Cannot See, and The Goldfinch were all given this honor.”
Top Borrowed Adult Titles:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
Truly madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Girls by Emma Cline
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
In 2017, the BPL added 82,911 new library card holders, loaned more than 4.9 million items, and had 1.6 million downloads of e-books and audiobooks.
JPNA TO MEET ON JANUARY 9
Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) will hold a meeting on January 9 .at 7 p.m. at Jeffries Point Yacht Club 565 Sumner st
Police updates – Sgt Martin , Off. Simon
375 Maverick st . Demo of existing 2 family to construct 3 family Abdel Krikib. VOTE
81 Webster st . Add living space and expand rear , also add parking to rear.
Mark Miller . VOTE
331 Sumner st. – The Quiet Few , Josh Weinstein . Atty Kristen Scanlon
Mike Manning/Erik Bankey: Friends of Boston Harborwalk, East Boston Harborwalk Cleanups
Liz Weaver: Friends of Boston Harborwalk, East Boston Harborwalk Interpretive Signage
HVNA TO MEET ON JAN. 8
Harbor View Neighborhood Association(HVNA) will hold a meetin on January 8 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) East Boston Yacht Club 1 Rice Street.
The following is the agenda:
Welcome/Introduction (5 min)
Station 7 Update Sgt. Martin, Officer Simons (10 min)
Announcements (5 min)
Poetry Streets Volunteers
Arborist, Steven Kendall, Boston Parks & Recreation
Street Captain Update
East Boston Neighborhood Associations Joint Board meeting
Annual financial update from HVNA Treasurer
Suffolk Downs IAG meeting
55-57 Chaucer Street (20min) VOTE (Must have attended at least one of last three meetings (Oct/Nov/Dec ’17) or be an abutter to be eligible)
Owner R. Sferrazza to subdivide parcel, no work on #55: renovate & expand #57 as a single family
181 Cowper Street Second Presentation Jeff Drago, Esq. (25min)
No vote, redesign with reduced unit count
181-183 Coleridge St. 1st Presentation Dennis Quilty, Esq. (25 min)
Owner Ryan Acone, Rock Development
Proposal to build 3 story building with 22 units, 22 parking spaces
Possible vote on 656 Saratoga St.
New project: 116 Moore St.
BTD and public works improvements planning session