Beginning in July, Neal Friedlander, Doug Kelso and Lee Tawney undertook a census of the neighborhood parks and gardens and are doing an update to the city survey of tree wells, the spaces alongside sidewalks where trees exist.
After a month of spotty and missed pickups in our part of town, the Department of Public Works on Aug. 31 suspended the collection of recycling materials in residential neighborhoods citywide, citing absenteeism because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After eight months of pandemic, we all yearn to see better days return. Then thoughts turn to the question, “What can I do to help now?” Start at home by supporting the organizations that serve our community. And as with all non-profits these days, they need our support this fall more than ever.
Close your eyes and imagine, just across North Avenue, a newly built development bordering on Bolton Hill and Reservoir Hill that could include several hundred market rate and affordable apartments and town houses, a grocery store and other retail, a health care facility and possibly some sort of innovation hub to help young entrepreneurs get started.
Leon Fleisher, a leading American pianist in the 1950s and early ’60s who was forced by an injury to his right hand to channel his career into conducting, teaching and mastering the left-hand repertoire, died in August at a nearby hospice.