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Mayor Wu Announces 2023 Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2023 Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in partnership with Dunkin’® in parks citywide from May 2 to June 21. Visit for more information.

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

Participants will enjoy Dunkin’ Iced Coffee and assorted Dunkin’ MUNCHKINS® Donut Hole Treats along with fresh fruit from Star Market. Additional support is provided by City Express courier service. Each family in attendance will receive a free flowering plant from the Parks Department, while supplies last. Residents at each event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’. 

All coffee hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., weather permitting. The full schedule of Mayor Wu’s 2023 Neighborhood Coffee Hours is as follows: 

Tuesday, May 2

Elliot Norton Park

295 Tremont Street, Bay Village/Chinatown 

Wednesday, May 17

Noyes Playground

86 Boardman Street, East Boston

Friday, May 19

City Hall Plaza

1 City Hall Square, Boston

Wednesday, May 24

Langone Park

529 Commercial Street, North End

Thursday, May 25

Hayes Park

158 Warren Avenue, South End

Tuesday, June 13

Symphony Community Park

30 Edgerly Road, Fenway/Kenmore

Wednesday, June 21

Commonwealth Avenue Mall (Arlington Street entrance) 

15 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay/Beacon Hill

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

Gove Street Citizens Association Meeting Agenda

The Gove Street Citizens Association will be holding a virtual meeting on Monday April 24 starting at 6:30 p.m.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


• Community updates:

 BPD updates from Sgt. Cintolo

 Updates from City Hall liaison to East Boston, Nathalia Benitez-Perez

• Announcements:

 PLAN East Boston outreach meeting in Spanish

 Upcoming community strategic planning for GSCA in May 2023

• Community update on upcoming summer 2023 closure of Sumner Tunnel with Project Community Outreach Specialist, Taylor Miller (tentative)

• New project: 137 Cottage St. Register for virtual meeting on our website:

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