CityRoots coming back to Everett Street

The CityRoots organization was a great source of financial and technical support when the Everett Street slope between Lincoln and Aldie streets was beautified over the past few years. Now CityRoots is coming back to help improve the Everett Street slope on the south side of the Pike.

Join them next week to learn more!

Do you enjoy nature in the city?
Volunteer for this year's CityRoots Project!

Participants will:
       Learn the importance of trees and birds in our cities
       Tour local green spaces and green roofs
       Research urban ecology with Boston University faculty    and students
       Design and develop green space along Everett St.
       Improve the neighborhood through urban plantings

Join us for an information session!

Where: 95 Everett St, Allston, MA
                                (In case of inclement weather, info sessions
                                will be held  in the lower level of 57 Everett St)
When:  Monday, June 4 from 6-7 pm (led in Spanish)
                                Tuesday, June 5 from 6-7 pm (led in English)
Light refreshments will be served!

For more information, please contact:
Victoria Wolff at

Book Sale & Fun @ Mellone Park

Mark your calendars  Saturday, June 9  for two events:

The Friends of the Honan-Allston Library Book Sale,  300 North Harvard St, Allston 10:00 am-2:00 pm RAIN OR SHINE
All Books - .10 cents to $3.00  -  All proceeds directly benefit the Honan-Allston Branch Library
Visit the new Teen Area in the Library.

from the Friends of the Honan-Allston Library

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A Day of Fun in Ray Mellone Park, 12 Noon-3:00 PM.   Park located in the rear of the library – NO RAIN DATE
Face painting, ice cream, balloons and  Musical Entertainment by Tim McHale
Come and enjoy the new park and meet your neighbors.

from the Friends of the Ray Mellone Park

It will be a fun day and we look forward to seeing you!!

Weeks footbridge accessibility meeting tonight

Thursday, May 17, 2012

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Harvard Business School – Cumnock Hall, Room 102
33 Harvard Way, Cambridge, MA  

At the meeting, DCR staff will present a project overview and alternatives for improving accessibility to the John W. Weeks Footbridge over the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge, while maintaining its historic character.  The meeting will include an opportunity for public questions and comment and will be followed by two additional public meetings regarding project design and construction plans.

Anderson Bridge construction starts this month

If you are travelling between Allston & Harvard Square, you might want to find a different way to get there.

Traffic Information - Charles River Basin Project: "Starting Tuesday, May 29, 2012, MassDOT crews will begin road work required as part of the Anderson Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Project. During the work, the downstream sidewalk will be closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the bridge."

A Science Complex Update from President Faust

"Isaacson then read out the first alumni question, a brief one on the status of the Science Center at Allston, and the cognoscenti leaned forward to hear her response. President Faust gave a long answer, taking up a big piece of the discussion period, referring to the impact of the global financial meltdown, which seriously affected the size of the University's endowment. 
A new plan for the Center is being refined, reports President Faust. It will encourage both a greater concentration of scientific talent in the science center and will establish designated locations for nearby private businesses to create spaces for commercializing new ideas."

New springtime babies

The parent robins built this nest in the climbing Hydrangea in our backyard and now they have what looks like 3 very new children!