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Piping Plovers Come to South Boston

Lately, a persistent rumor has been circulating around South Boston: That the opening of the longawaited Curley Community Center has been delayed further by the presence of a dozen or so piping plovers, who migrated onto the Center’s beach in April.

Members of Boston’s City Council have informed us that the Center’s opening actually depends on receiving various permits, which are expected “Soon”. We have heard from environmentalists that a “Beach Management Plan” needs to be approved as well. Here in South Boston, two fenced-off areas have been established for

the piping plovers that arrived on the Curley Center beach. In the meantime, the completed Curley Center is undergoing a thorough cleaning, but no specific opening date has been set. The necessary paperwork by itself will likely take a few more weeks.

We are not sure if piping plovers will delay the Curley Center’s opening even more, but there’s no question that they are a species at risk. A sign posted prominently on M Street beach graphically requests, “Help us protect a very special bird”. Check it out for yourself. In addition to describing the bird, the piping plover sign also refers to “fences” and “protected areas”. As far as we know, the piping plover

Reading is Fun

A BIG Thank you to the Children’s Librarian, Danielle Crickman, (Librarian Dani) and to all those that work there for being so welcoming and helpful to everyone including the SBCA students, families, faculty and staff.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: OPEN DISCUSSION ON

FUTURE OF MCCA PARCELS ON D & E STREET

SOUTH BOSTON ONLINE THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2023 VOLUME XIX- ISSUE 74
On Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority will host a community discussion at the Condon School regarding the future of MCCA owned parcels on D & E Street by the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). MCCA officials will be presenting and available to answer questions.
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Piping Plovers

is the only New England bird that requires a separate, protected section of beach to nest on.

Perhaps unfortunately, piping plovers make their nests by scratching a hole in the sand above the waterline. That’s an essential part of the plovers’ mating rituals, but these really aren’t “nests” at all – the eggs sit on the sand after being laid. Plovers usually migrate here in April and hatch their eggs in May. The young plovers fledge and leave the nest during the

month of June. Right now, piping plover migration is at its height. When they land on a beach, the law requires this be reported and a “protected area” created for them. Massachusetts beaches from Duxbury to Wollaston have already been marked off; beaches all along the North Shore to the New Hampshire border are next. In the case of Wollaston, two large sections amounting to more than an acre have been fenced off. However, the word “fence” is deceptive. The protected areas are actually formed by small, triangular signposts in the sand, connected by waterproof twine – these can be hard to spot.

Piping plovers are larger than a common sparrow and smaller than a sandpiper. They are light gray with white breasts. They have orange legs and an orange bill with a black tip, and they are marked with a black neck ring and “eyebrow”. Their call sounds like a little bell, which leads to their name “piping”.

Piping plovers are actually widespread in the U.S. – along many northeastern beaches, on riverbanks

in the Midwest, and all around the Great Lakes. But their numbers are small – less than 10,000, and the mating pairs are far less than that. In the Midwest and in Maine and New Hampshire, piping plovers are listed as “endangered”. Massachusetts

has made some progress with piping plovers – around here they are listed only as “threatened”. Among their most dangerous enemies are dogs on the beach and feral cats –Castle Island had a large colony of feral cats about a dozen years ago.

advance for this webinar by scanning the QR code. This meeting will provide updates on the ongoing deconstruction at 776 Summer Street, including progress to date and the schedule of work in the near future. We will also discuss the East 1st Street sidewalk and parking lane take over. To submit questions or comments ahead of the meeting please reach out to HRPInfoNortheast@hilcoglobal.com.

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Closure (barely visible) on part of Curley Center’s beach. A piping plover warning sign on M Street beach.
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Plover closure on east side of Curley Center’s beach.
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Flynn Calls For Office of Pest Control in City of Boston

In a key effort to tackle the persisting issue of rats in the City of Boston, Council President Flynn is calling for a hearing on the creation of an Office of Pest Control to lead rodent mitigation operations. This follows a recent hearing in which Councilors Flynn, Breadon, Coletta and city officials at the Inspectional Services Department, Public Works and Code Enforcement discussed the City’s multi-pronged approach towards tackling pest control. Council President Flynn will introduce this hearing order at this week’s Boston City Council meeting.

Since the pandemic, pest control has become a major quality of life issue for residents as food sources moved from restaurants directly to residents’ homes, as well as an uptick of reports of rodent activity and sightings to the city. At the hearing, the Councilors noted that this issue of pest control has become a top constituent complaint across neighborhoods in Boston.

“We have to step up our efforts to address this serious public health and quality of life issue,” said Council President Flynn. “While I commend the

Public Works and Inspectional Services team for the great work that they are already doing, we need additional resources and to designate one point person in the City that has overall responsibility and authority on all matters relating to rats and pest control. The creation of an Office of Pest Control would provide the attention and oversight that our neighbors and taxpayers deserve to oversee the City’s rodent mitigation efforts.”

Council President Flynn noted that he is following the development of New York City’s rodent control plans closely and that he has spoken with Mayor Wu’s administration about the creation of a pest control office. Council President Flynn envisions that the responsibilities of this position would in large part include educational outreach, as well as collective coordination with several municipal departments, residents and neighborhood associations to address this public health emergency.

For more information, please contact Council President Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and Ed.Flynn@Boston.gov.

Polish Flag Raising at City Hall

11:00 am

Polish Flag Raising on City Hall Plaza - Reception immediately following in the Piemonte Room, City Hall, 5th floor

The South Boston Spring Stroll, Thursday, May 4, starting at 4 p.m. Shop, Sip & Save at the South Boston Spring Stroll

In a celebration of spring, the South Boston Chamber of Commerce and South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) are excited to promote the annual Spring Stroll on Thursday, May 4, starting at 4 p.m.

The Chamber and SBNDC invite you to come out that night and leisurely stroll along Broadway and beyond with your neighbors, friends, and family for an enjoyable evening of incredible discounts, refreshments, and other special promotions from boutiques, salons, and specialty shops. Start or end your evening with a bite to eat or a beverage at one of your favorite restaurants. This is a great time to start your Mother’s Day shopping!

This one-night event will feature the Late Risers strolling along East and West Broadway from 5-7 p.m. Free Pedicabs will be available from 6-8 p.m. to whisk you along Broadway and beyond to and from your favorite business establishments.

For more information and updates visit: southbostonchamber.org/spring-stroll

Participating businesses (with more to come):

Bohdii, 398 W. Broadway

Bringing Up Baby, 663 E. Broadway

The Broadway, 726 E. Broadway

City of Boston Credit Union, 455 West Broadway

Deirfiúr Home, 735 E. Broadway

Habit, 703 E. Broadway

HarborOne Bank, 14 W. Broadway

House of Ivy, 699 E Broadway

Indulge Day Spa, 637 E. Broadway

JP Licks, 397 W. Broadway

Love Child, 364 W. Broadway

LUXE Home Interiors, 66A L Street

Join Boston’s Polish-American community on May 21st, as we raise the Polish flag over City Hall Plaza. The flag will fly in honor of Polish Constitution Day and Polish Fest Boston. The event is sponsored and hosted by Erin Murphy, Boston City Councilor, At-Large.

12:00 pm

Polish Club Boston and the community will be recognized by Boston City Council on the council floor

Micro Plant Studio, 365 W. Broadway

The Paramount, 667 E. Broadway

The Point Clothing Lounge, 135 Emerson St. Publico, 11 Dorchester St.

Stapleton Floral, 635 E. Broadway

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It Takes a Community: Fran Dempsey

boss and neighbor. An employee, Junior, works at one of the two always busy bays, while Fran wrestles with a difficult tire. Junior speaks easily even as he focuses on a mass of auto parts. “Fran, I love the guy, everyone does. He is the best. He knows everyone and everything and is great to work for. He’s honest. How long have I worked here? Not long, just about eight years,” he said. There have been changes in the community and changes in cars over the years.

It is rare for a community to have an auto mechanic that seems to be universally trusted, and one in love what he has been doing since the early 1970’s. South Boston can count itself among the lucky with Fran Dempsey of Fran’s Auto Body on 43 Preble St.

“I’m a Southie guy,” said Fran as if this phrase alone told the story of his growing up on L. St., working at “Billy Higgins Exon” and Emerson Auto before opening his own place in 1993. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. “This is my town and I love what I have been doing, and all my customers. I do the right thing and word gets around.”

Now at sixty-eight, a father of four and grandfather, this is not the first time Fran has been singled out. He was awarded an Unsung Hero award some years ago, and he knows, but doesn’t dwell on his outstanding ratings on every known auto repair review site. His customers with cars new and old are treated honestly and as he says services are offered “at a good price.” Quality and price, with concern for customers, are at the core of his business, but there is more.

Fran Dempsey is a beloved

“Cars are more complicated,” Fran explained, “but you have more information with computer systems.” The neighborhood has had some stark changes, too. “There are far fewer families and look around,” he said. “It is so different.”

Still, he thinks about cars and the mistakes people make and perhaps always have. “They neglect oil changes, and drive with engine lights on, and drive in overheated cars,” he said, naming but a few preventable repairs. His lot is filled several deep with Chevy’s, Jeep’s Toyota’s and an Audi on an ordinary day.

Fran, married to Maureen, graduated from South Boston High, and played ball at M. St. Park and hockey around town. His memory is sharp and experience with cars is unparalleled. In fact, if he can ever be convinced to retire, he has, along with a family, some antique cars and a Harley just waiting for his attention.

One quality unlikely to ever change is his motivation to “try like crazy to help.” On a given morning he had a thorny damaged tire on the vehicle of a woman needing to get to work, ceaseless phone calls with new jobs needing attention yesterday, and a full lot of cars left in his good hands. His conflict seems more in telling callers to “bring it in tomorrow” when he wishes he could do it immediately.

A neighbor, Roy Henderson, doing some painting, stopped to offer his view, as I wrote this interview on the go as Fran was over and under cars, and talking to waiting customers and his crew.

“I just want to say how much he helps the community. Take me, for example, He gave me this painting job when I didn’t have a dime in my pocket. He gave me work, and he is a wonderful guy. God bless him,” said Henderson.

There is a reason Fran

Dempsey earns five stars for services otherwise known to cause stress and dissatisfaction, when we all think our cars should run forever and at minimal expense. There is a reason someone who has known Fran from the old days, or who has moved in last week, or is passing through, notices his physical and mental energy. Meanwhile, he hints at retirement but, fortunately for South Boston people and their cars, it is a passing thought as an over-headed car is towed in.

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Neighbor Roy Henderson with Fran Customer Bridgette Jimenez with Fran Fran Dempsey

Remembering Bill Frew

In a charming anecdote, Nora told us about Bill’s Air Force assignment that involved refueling jet planes in the air. Bill willingly accepted this assignment, even though it was not as glamorous as flying the jets themselves, because it was both precise and challenging. Refueling aloft fit much better with his plans to become a commercial pilot. When he left the jet squadron, he patted one of the jets on the fuselage nose and said, “Goodbye” to it.

Bill Frew was a gifted human being – we have many recent memories of him. During an interview earlier this week, we asked Nora, Bill’s daughter, what she and Joe, Bill’s son, most vividly remember about him. She quickly replied, “His generosity! All someone had to do was ask him.”

He donated framed prints and paintings that he created whenever he was asked – to bazaars, fundraisers, and many charitable events. As a faithful member of Gate of Heaven Parish, he frequently picked up visiting priests from the airport when requested, and later would drive them so they could bring Communion to shut-ins. The heater on his car wasn’t working, so Bill also provided a thermal blanket to keep his priestly passengers warm.

Nora told us that Bill died while he was still quite active. He was found in the backyard of the home he inherited from his grandparents; he had been doing some kind of work on the trees there. This echoes the active nature of Bill’s grandfather, who once climbed a ladder at age 90 to clean second story gutters. Not only that, he inched along the roofline by “walking” the ladder from aloft. He didn’t bother to climb down to move it.

Bill retired after a long career, which he was truly passionate about. He then took the time to write extensively about being a pilot, both military and commercial, in his epic book, “A Pilot’s Life”. He spent an enormous amount of his time writing this book, which he did, “So my grandchildren will know who I was.” We understand this is a book that’s now been added to the Library of Congress Collection. He later spoke about his book at the South Boston Branch Library to an appreciative audience. Bill was also a charter member of the South Boston Writers Club.

Bill was a talented artist, too. We’ve taken the liberty of including photos of his work. For the most part, he was a painter of nature, using natural light from dawn to late afternoon. Another of his works was divided into a tabletop still life that looked out upon a landscape in the distance – a nicely composed painting that combined close detail with a distant view.

We mentioned Bill was gifted. He possessed an astonishing memory that simply did not forget anyone or anything. Here’s an excerpt of a poignant, personal memory from his life, after he returned to his hometown of South Boston to live:

While watching the Washington, D.C., Memorial Day observances in 2018, Bill

decided to write about two Air force friends he had lost. Bill also recalled – very vividly, in fact – his much younger days managing a South Boston Little League team. Bill had placed one of his players on third base. He was a 12-year-old who had gone through a growth spurt; third base allowed the young athlete to take full advantage of his new-found (but awkward) strength. His name was Charles A. Bazzinotti. In a climactic, end-of-season game, Charles got two hits that helped Bill’s Little League team reach the playoffs. However, Bill had to report to the Air Force before the playoffs began. Years later, after Bill had returned to South Boston and started flying

for TWA, he was shocked to see the Gold Star Bazzinotti Square at N and Seventh Streets. Charles A. Bazzinotti, U.S. Army, is one of the 25 U.S. casualties who are now enshrined on the South Boston Vietnam Memorial in Medal of Honor Park. Remembering Charles 50 years later, Bill then wrote, “I still always picture him with his happy smile of success after that big game”. For his entire life, Bill was completely devoted to his hometown of South Boston. He was born, raised, and returned here to live in the family residence. He served South Boston at every opportunity. We will remember Bill Frew – a true son of South Boston.

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Bill Frew Bill Frew pictured on April 27th, 2018 at the South Boston Branch Library discussing his book “A Pilot’s Life” with Former Mayor Ray Flynn. Last Rays of Summer”, by Bill Frew

Cisco Brewers Seaport Opens

This month, Cisco Brewers Seaport (despite a few untimely April showers) returned for another springsummer-fall season that extends until October 15. The Cisco facility in South Boston’s Seaport District is a branch. Cisco Brewers original brewery, head office, mother ship, whatever, was founded in 1995 on the island of Nantucket – well south of here, across 30 miles of open water. They claim they have bottled the energy from “the happiest place on Earth” into every one of the beers they brew and serve.

Cisco Brewers offers many craft beers. Some of their exotic names are Grey Lady Wheat Ale, Wandering Haze Hazy IPA, Gripah Grapefruit IPA, Shark Tracker Light Lager, Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, and Nantucket Rise and Pina. This year, classic craft cocktails at Cisco’s feature spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. A menu of wines from

Nantucket Vineyards is available as well. A variety of foods will be served at the Cisco Kitchen Bar. Pick them up yourself and then dine on the outdoor tables at Cisco Brewers Seaport. You’ll find a classic New England clam shack, a sushi bar, and a taco truck. You can enjoy salmon or tuna poke bowls, lobster or fried clam rolls, and (of course) burgers of all descriptions.

As an added perq, Cisco Brewers Seaport will feature live music from local artists every day. They welcome parties and anniversary celebrations, too.

We’ll quote a news release from Jay Harman, the CEO of Cisco Brewers: “We are super excited about the new food offerings from Cisco Kitchen Bar … to complement all the products from Nantucket. We have also worked hard to route New England’s best musicians through the Seaport this summer to

elevate our beer garden experience. We hope everyone has a fun time!”

Cisco’s Seaport location is approximately an acre in open air, although there’s a tented enclosure if the weather strikes. It is sited at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Pier 4 Boulevard. It’s open six days a week – Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Friday, 3 to 11 p.m.; Saturday/ Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. Cisco’s will be closed Mondays but open on holidays – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples Day. Stay updated at www.ciscobrewers.com.

We’ll conclude with a suggestion. Certainly, you’ll be delighted with your visit to Cisco Brewers Seaport. But while you are there, think about visiting other attractions in South Boston’s Seaport District. These range from superb (and unique) views of Boston Harbor and its nautical traffic to places like the ICA (institute of Contemporary Art), Porter Square Bookstore, Grub Street, and several magnificent green spaces. And these are all within easy walking distance of Cisco Brewers Seaport.

The Law Office of Virtual Public Meeting

Paul J. Gannon PC

617 Dorchester Ave f/k/a 20 Boston St

Project Proponent: Mark Little

Project Description:

The information at this meeting is crucial to you as a City of Boston resident, and s takeholder. Interpreting services are available to communicate the content of these documents at no additional cost to you. If you require translation services, please contact the following: Tyler.C.Ross@boston.gov. The meeting is scheduled for 5/10/2023. Please request interpreting services no later than 5 days before the meeting date. Meeting of the general public to review 617 Dorchester Ave f/k/a 20 Boston St.

This meeting will be focused on the proposed 617 Dorchester Ave f/k/a 20 Boston St project. Please note that this is a Public Meeting. The meeting will begin with a 45-minute presentation of the project by the development team, followed by 45 -minutes of public Q& A.

mail to: Tyler Ross

Boston Planning & Development Agency

One C ity Hall Square, 9th Floor Bos ton, MA 02201

phone: 617.918.4214

email: tyler.c.ross@boston.gov

website: www.bit.ly/617DorchesterAve

@BostonPlans BostonPlans.org

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Last Saturday was April 22. That was the day in 2023 when the Boston Police Department publicized their police station lobbies as secure places where you could deposit your unused medicines – especially legitimate prescription drugs you didn’t need any longer. Our Station C-6 lobby at 101 West Broadway was open for disposal all day long. Getting rid of your unused medicines safely and securely is an important battlefront in the war against drug abuse. We are fighting this war nationwide, as well as here in South Boston. If you need proof of that, just walk by Mass/Cass any day and see what it looks like.

Coincidentally, April 22 was also Earth Day 2023 – a day commemorating the enormous oil spill that took place off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. In 1970, some 20 million (20,000,000) people demonstrated

A Brief Reminder

against pollution and global warming on April 22, in what many think was the largest single protest that has ever happened. Earth Day has been observed for 53 years ever since then.

So what is the connection, other than this being an interesting coincidence? Our answer is that drug abuse and global warming are both serious problems here in South Boston. Please be aware that you can dispose of unused medicines anytime at Station C-6. We purposely included a photo of Moakley Park in this editorial because it has become susceptible to flooding. Simply stated, drug use and global warming will affect South Boston now and in the near future.

Both of these problems need your attention right now, so please get involved: Help save our people! And help save our planet!

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It is easy to say that the students, families, faculty and staff at South Boston Catholic Academy love going to the Library, especially to the South Boston Branch Public Library. A BIG Thank you to the Children’s Librarian, Danielle Crickman, (Librarian Dani) and to all those that work there for being so welcoming and helpful to everyone including the SBCA students, families, faculty and staff.  Our students love going on class field trips to the South Boston Branch Library to get their new Library Cards, to sit and listen at Storytime, to borrow great books to take home and read with their families and friends and so much more things to do at the Library.  Librarian Dani has also come to SBCA to visit with the students and to explain what makes the Library so special and the importance of reading. She comes and reads great stories to them, too.  She teaches them how to find books in the Library that they are interested in, books they need

to help with classroom projects and book reports, etc...  Whether you are young, middle aged or older, there is always something for everyone at the Library. We are all grateful and lucky to have such a great local Library to go to in our neighborhood.

“The most important asset of any library goes home at night—the library staff.”—

The Reverend Timothy S. Healy, SJ “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” —Albert Einstein

“Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world.”

—Lauren

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”—Sidney

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Council President Flynn Announces $8.5 million in Community Preservation Act Funding For District 2

The Community Preservation Committee awarded a total of $40 million to 56 projects for this year’s round of Community Preservation funding. Seven projects in District 2 received funding in the categories of affordable housing, historic preservation and open space, parks and recreation, for a total of $8.5 million.

In South Boston, $2.5 million was awarded to repurpose the McDevitt Hall on E Street into affordable senior rental housing, which includes 35 units of affordable housing for neighbors ages 62 and over. In the Fort Point

neighborhood, $395,500 was awarded to the historic Congress Street Fire Station for exterior restorations, which includes repair and repointing of masonry at the side and rear elevations of the Firehouse.

In Chinatown, a total of over $4.2 million was awarded to partially fund the creation of 44 units of affordable homeownership housing and 66 units of affordable rental housing at Parcel R-1 at Tyler and Hudson Street. St. James the Greater Church also received $400,000 in grants for restoration of the historic exterior structure of the Church and masonry and drainage system repairs.

In Downtown, Tremont Temple

Baptist Church received $750,000 in restoration funds for masonry and building repairs. On Beacon Hill, Peter Faneuil House received $280,000 in funds to rehabilitate the basketball court and to perform masonry repairs.

“I would like to thank Mayor Wu, Councilor Flaherty, and the Community Preservation Committee for their steadfast leadership and the work of neighbors and civic organizations who continue to apply for this critical funding. Over the past five years, we have continued to enhance our neighborhoods and city through CPA funds,” said Council President Flynn.

“I am excited that over $20 million will go towards funding affordable housing across the city this year, including over $4 million to create 110 units in Chinatown to support our immigrant neighbors and working families, and $2.5 million to create affordable housing for seniors at the McDevitt Homes in South Boston. CPA funding will continue to play a key role in helping our city to provide affordable housing for both low and middle income residents, our seniors and working families.”

Contact Council President Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and Ed.Flynn@Boston.gov.

Expansion of Curbside Food and Waste Collection

Program will service up to 30,000 households across the City

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22) and building on her commitment to make Boston a greener and more sustainable city, Mayor Michelle Wu and the Public Works Department today announced the expansion of the food waste curbside collection program, increasing from its current capacity servicing 10,000 households to 30,000. Since launching

in August 2022, the program has allowed residents to conveniently dispose of their household food waste, while also reducing the City’s reliance on landfills and incinerators. The curbside food waste collection program was initially announced last May. The City is now surpassing the original expansion goal for the second year of the program, due to high interest from residents. To date, the program has collected over 800 tons of curbside food waste at no cost to residents.

“The strong interest in our pilot program gave us a clear sign that residents

are eager to participate in curbside food waste collection if the resources are available. This expansion will make it easier for more residents to help our City fight the effects of climate change.”

“I look forward to the expansion of the curbside food waste collection program to more of our households. I have been working closely with my Council colleagues on the issue of pest control, and I believe this program is part of the solution for cleaner streets as we separate food sources from our trash,” said Council President Ed Flynn. “This is much better for the environment and will help improve the quality of life for all our residents.”

Beginning in July, the City’s Waste Reduction Division will begin onboarding new households into the program, and will continue to add households each month until its capacity of 30,000 is reached. Residents who were previously placed on the waiting list for pick-up service will be enrolled first in the program. Residents who have not previously signed up but want to can do so here. Food waste curbside pick-up will continue to align with residents’ scheduled trash and recycling collection days.

“The interest in the curbside food scrap program has been remarkable, so expanding our service capacity and offering the program to more residents was an easy decision,” said Chief of

Streets, Sanitation and Transportation Jascha Franklin Hodge. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the community as we work together to achieve our Zero Waste goals.”

Any Boston resident who lives in a residential building with six units or less is eligible to enroll in the program. The City is prioritizing enrollment in the program to residents in environmental justice communities, based on the state’s criteria for such communities coupled with proximity to a Project Oscar compost drop-off site. In June, compost bin “starter kits’’ will be delivered to residents whose curbside pick-up service begins in July. Another batch of curbside bins will be delivered in July with service beginning in August. The “starter kits’’ include an onboarding manual, a roll of liners, kitchen bin, collection bin, and a magnet outlining what food scraps are and are not accepted in the program. Accepted materials include common household food scraps such as coffee grounds, fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood, and eggs.

In addition to this program, the City recently expanded its food waste drop off program known as Project Oscar. To find the drop-off location nearest to you visit https://www.boston.gov/ departments/public-works/food-waste

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CITATION ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME

CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION

Docket No.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Trial Court

SU23P0878EA Probate and Family Court

NOTICE AND ORDER: PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN

Estate of:

George Robert Slattery

Date of Death:

03/26/2023

To all interested persons:

Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617)788-8300

A Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Dexter House Healthcare of Malden MA

requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that:

MA Sharon of Karen Lavoie be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With Personal Surety on the bond in unsupervised administration

IMPORTANT NOTICE

You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 06/02/2023

This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.

UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC)

A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

WITNESS, Hon. Brian J. Dunn, First Justice of this Court.

Date:

April 21, 2023

Vincent Procopio, Register of Probate

PUBLISH ONLY THE CITATION ABOVE

NOTICE AND ORDER: PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN

Melissa S Wyckoff, Esq. LTC Matters 971 Iris St Manchester, NH 03102

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