Hub on Wheels and other special events taking place on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, will impact traffic and parking in the City of Boston. Those attending the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found at www.theHubway.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com . For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to travel around Boston.
Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17
Hub on Wheels related events will take place on City Hall Plaza on both Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17. The Hub on Wheels bike ride through Boston will take place on Sunday only, beginning at 8 AM on Congress Street behind Boston City Hall. For detailed information regarding Hub on Wheels, including planned bike ride routes and a car free Storrow Drive, please see http://tdhubonwheels.com/ .
On Saturday, September 16, traffic delays should be expected from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM near City Hall Plaza on Cambridge, Sudbury, Congress, State and Court Streets, for a Hub on Wheels related event.
On Sunday, September 17, the following City of Boston streets will be closed to traffic from 7 AM to 9 AM.
- Congress Street, between New Sudbury Street and State Street (southbound lane)
- Cambridge Street, between Court Street and New Sudbury Street (northbound lane)
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday and Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Cambridge Street, both sides, Court Street to New Chardon Street
- Congress Street, City Hall side, North Street to State Street
- Court Square, both sides, the entire length, inbound and outbound
- Court Street, both sides, Washington Street to Cambridge Street
- New Chardon Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street
- New Sudbury Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Congress Street
- State Street, both sides, Congress Street to Washington Street
- Washington Street, both sides, Water Street to Court Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Congress Street, City Hall side, New Sudbury Street to North Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Cambridge Street, odd side, New Chardon Street to Charles Circle
Saturday, September 16
The South Boston Street Festival
- East Broadway, between I Street and L Street, will be closed to traffic from 7AM to 6PM.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- East Broadway, both sides, I Street to L Street
- L Street, odd side, L Street heading south for the first two street lights
- Municipal Parking Lot, #650-652 E. Broadway, all spaces in the parking lot
The Uphams Corner Street Festival
Stoughton Street, between Columbia Road and Pleasant Street, will be closed to traffic from 9 AM to 5 PM
“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
- Stoughton Street, both sides, Columbia Road to Everett Avenue/Sumner Street
The ABCD All Bright Community Center Grand Opening
- Commonwealth Avenue Carriage Road, from Spofford Road to Long Avenue, will be closed to traffic from 12 PM until 5 PM
Sunday, September 17
The Boston Local Food Festival
- Milk Street, from Surface Road to Atlantic Avenue, will be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 8 PM
The South Street Diner Customer Appreciation Day
- South Street, from Beach Street to Kneeland Street, will be closed to traffic from 10 AM to 6 PM
Your parks need your voice!
The BRA will be making a crucial decision about the proposed residential development at 171-172 Tremont Street.
This project, as it is currently proposed, will exceed existing zoning laws protecting Boston Common from excessive shadow and wind.
Parks greatly improve the quality of city life and build community. The time is now to share your voice on their behalf.
The time is now to share your voice on their behalf.
Will you take 5 minutes this week to send an email to BRA Director Brian Golden?
- Send an e-mail to Brian.Golden@boston.gov and be sure to copy email@example.com.
- What to say: See below for sample message, which we encourage you to personalize.
- Please send your message by June 6, 2016, the deadline for comments to the BRA about this project.
Meet new people and enjoy an evening connecting with old friends while learning about how you can help the Friends of the Public Garden.
Stewardship of our greenspace is essential to the future of Boston. You can help the Friends with our work to preserve and enhance the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Mall.
Join us May 24, 6:00 – 9:00pm at Abby Lane, 253 Tremont Street, Boston
Light appetizers included
Sherif Nada and his wife Mary moved to their home across from the Public Garden 11 years ago, a home they selected partly because of a connection they felt to the Garden. The couple had always appreciated the Garden for its historical significance, public art, horticulture, and overall beauty but since becoming its neighbor their feelings for this special place became stronger, and for Sherif, his connection evolved over time.
During several years of traversing the paths through the Public Garden and the Boston Common to and from business meetings downtown, something continually captured Sherif’s attention – people. “I always saw people working in the parks. They were caring for these places in many ways, taking care of the roses, fixing statues,” he said.
He learned about special projects and routine maintenance done by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Public Garden, and watched first-hand how the two entities worked together as partners. “I was impressed at how well they come together to care for the parks,” he said.
As Sherif got to know the Garden and the Common on his frequent walks, he began to have a deeper appreciation for their unique qualities and gained an understanding of how much care they needed. As he spent more time in them, not unlike how many meaningful relationships evolve, his desire to become closer to them grew. “We are so intimate with these places and I wanted to get even closer to them,” he said.
Soon Sherif was asking people he knew that were Members of the Friends of the Public Garden about opportunities to become involved as a volunteer. He was asked to join the Council and shortly after was asked to join the Board of Directors, on which he currently serves. He is a member of the Governance Committee where he lends his experience working with nonprofits to develop the Friends leadership and plan for its future.
He gives much credit to the many people who have been involved with the Friends for decades, saying “they are involved at a much deeper level than I ever anticipated. They are incredibly sincere about protecting these greenspaces in the city for all to enjoy.”
Sherif brings a wealth of experience to the Friends. He retired as president of Fidelity Brokerage Group and member of the company’s operating committee. Prior to Fidelity, he held executive positions at Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Sherif received a B.A. from Duke University where he met his wife, Mary. In addition to contributing his expertise to the Friends of the Public Garden, he is currently a trustee of the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower foundation, a Director Emeritus of Citizen Schools and of the Boston Lyric Opera, and an honorary trustee of the Boston Children’s Museum.
Come to a hearing on the Community Preservation Act at Boston City Council Chambers in City Hall on Tuesday, March 29th at 1:00 pm. The Community Preservation Act (CPA)is being considered for the ballot this November by the City Council.
CPA is a state program that would allow Boston to raise $20 million/year for parks and recreation, historic preservation and affordable housing by adding a 1% surcharge –a $23.09 average annual cost to a Boston homeowner–to property tax bills. Boston can join 160 cities and towns in Massachusetts that have already passed the CPA and have raised a total of $1.4 billion to develop and restore parks and playgrounds, build affordable housing and rehabilitate historic buildings.