Saturday, April 27, 2013
Volunteer, say hello, say thank you, to at least two Boston Shines groups cleaning up West Roxbury today.
This weekend is Boston Shines, with two big spring clean-ups happening in West Roxbury - and you can still help today! There will be a clean-up of the Centre Street business district today (Sat. April 27). Be at the corner of Hastings and Centre streets at 8:30 a.m. sharp to determine how you can help. Light refreshments will be available. Please wear proper attire. This cleanup is going until 2:30 p.m., but volunteering for a shorter time is possible. Also the annual Bellevue Hill Improvement Association Spring Clean-up is on Saturday. Volunteer to clean up trash, light debris only (no heavy lifting) within the Bellevue Hill section of Stony Brook Reservation. T-shirts, work gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Please wear proper …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association organized old-school caroling this past Sunday.
Check out these photos of some old school caroling on Robin Street in West Roxbury from this past Sunday. The caroling event was organized by the Bellevue Hill Improvement Assocation and they thanked the Gillis Family on the organization's Facebook page (linked above). Were you there? Did you hear them? Let us know what you thought in the comments section below.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association is hosting its first membership drive and neighborhood party on Saturday.
This isn't your father or mother's Bellevue Hill Improvement Assocation block party. On Saturday, the 1st Annual BHIA Membership Drive and Neighborhood Party is going to be headlined by a live performance by the only all-female Queen tribute band - Gunpowder Gelatine! It's also a potluck! Starting at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Robin Street from Bellevue Street to Wren Street will be blocked off to traffic. Neighbors are welcome to come, meet more neighbors, listen to some music, and join the Association with a mere $5 per year. The party is also a potluck, so please bring a dish to share, or beverages you may want for you and your family. Bringing a chair for sitting is another suggestion. "We are hoping to make this party a tradition so come …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association met on Monday night, and all members were offered a free petunia plant.
State Sen. Mike Rush presented a PowerPoint slideshow on his 8-month deployment to Iraq as an intelligence officer in the US Naval Reserves, at Monday's Bellevue Hill Improvement Association spring meeting. "I was part of the last wave of service members to be in Iraq," said Rush, a lifelong West Roxbury resident. Rush said he is one of four current Massachusetts state legislators who have been mobilized for the military. Rush talked about the cultural clashes the miltary transition teams dealt with while working with their military Iraqi colleagues, "I certainly learned a lot and I hope they did, too." He added that while he wore military garb, the higher ranking Iraqi military members preferred to wear suits when possible, to present …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Come to tonight's meeting to hear about some of the new West Roxbury restaurants, the Bellevue Hill cleanup and more.
No, it's not the last Bellevue Hill Improvement Assocation meeting ever. That would be crazy talk! But tonight's BHIA meeting will be very information for all West Roxbury residents. Several elected officials will provided updates on what they're working on; And an update will be provided about some of the new West Roxbury restaurants. The Belleve Hill-area cleanup will also be discussed. Also, flowering plants will be handed out at the meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m at St. George Orthodox Church. Editor's note: Thank you to BHIA members who posted the meeting on the West Roxbury Patch calendar.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Volunteers are welcome at all of the scheduled neighborhood cleanups.
West Roxbury is really going to shine after this weekend thanks to several scheduled Boston Shines cleanups in the neighborhood. The 10th Annual Boston Shines is happening around Boston neighborhoods this weekend, specifically on Saturday in West Roxbury. Many groups and individuals have already registered to help make West Roxbury shine. The biggest cleanup is of Centre Street, and volunteers are welcome to show up on Saturday to get their hands dirty. "If you do not have a project in mind but would like to participate, please come down to the Hastings Street Municipal Lot," said Christopher Tracy, West Roxbury Coordinator of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services. The lot is at the corner of Hastings and Centre streets. Meet there…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Boston Shines is this weekend, let's make West Roxbury shine!
As a part of Boston Shines, the Bellevue Hill Improvement Association will be conducting a cleanup of the Stony Brook Park on Bellevue Hill this Saturday. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m. and go until noon. All those interested should plan to meet at the west side of the Bellevue Hill water tower by the steps leading up from Bellevue Hill Road. Please plan on wearing proper cleanup attire, bring your own gloves and water bottle. Trash bags will be provided. There are also several other Boston Shines cleanups happening in West Roxbury, including a cleanup crew meeting at the Hastings Street parking lot on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston will be cleaning up Millenium Park on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Bellevue Hill residents expressed great frustration with the Department on Conservation and Recreation in the quality of roads and sidewalks at recent meeting.
Last Wednesday's Bellevue Hill Improvement Assocation's meeting was sparsely attended, but ripe with passion. Daniel Hunt, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), attended the meeting and heard from numerous residents regarding frustrations that have mounted through the years. Several residents complained about DCR's lack of tending to sidewalks and roads in the Bellevue Hill area, specifically Bellevue Hill Road. Several times Hunt blamed the problems on a lack of funding. Hunt was chastised by Athena Yerganian, vice president of the Bellevue Hill Improvement Association, saying neighbors have heard DCR's excuses about not having funding for years. She added that her wheelchair-bound …