Virtual Meetings to Discuss Redevelopment of Mildred Hailey Apartments Oct. 22 & Nov. 5

There will be two virtual community meetings to discuss the proposed redevelopment plans of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The proposal is just Phase I of the redevelopment of the Mildred Hailey Apartments. It would include a 1-to-1 replacement of the existing 253 public housing units and add 435 more housing units. The 435 units would be deemed affordable and upper middle-income apartments. On Oct.


You Can Enter Boston’s Pumpkin Carving Contest Up to Halloween Night

Having no trick-or-treating this year has certainly put a damper on Halloween. But Mayor Marty Walsh and the city are trying their best to put a good spin on it by holding a pumpkin carving contest. Photo submissions for Boston's online pumpkin carving contest with photo submissions are allowed from October 14 until midnight on Halloween (11:59 pm on October 31). Complete rules and submission instructions are available at Entering your jack-o’-lantern into the contest will make you eligible for the chance to win one of three iPads provided by Xfinity.


Arborway Parkway Improvements Virtual Public Meeting Oct. 21

DCR will be hosting a virtual public meeting to discuss the Arborway Parkway Improvements Project on Oct. 21. During the meeting, slides showing the three proposed design alternatives for the Arborway Parkway Improvement Project. The public may ask questions using the “chat” function during and after the presentations. The presentation will be viewable after the public meeting on DCR’s website, and available by clicking here.


Early Voting Available at These Boston Polling Sites Oct. 17-30

Polling sites across the country are going to be packed this Election Day. But you can save yourself some time and vote early in October. Before you vote, check out your voter registration status click here. Early voting locations are all across the city, and will be available in individual neighborhoods on particular days. Early voting is available in Jamaica Plain on Saturday, Oct.


Watch Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s ‘Nature of Shakespeare’ at Arboretum Oct. 17

“Sweet are the uses of adversity and this our life free from public haunt finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything. I would not change it.” Duke Senior, As You Like It, Act II. Scene I

On one perfect day in late summer, a small troop of actors, a director, and videographer traveled through the Arnold Arboretum’s landscape—south to north, Peters Hill to the Maple Collection—to film selections from the works of William Shakespeare in seven different locations. The results of their work, incorporating scenes and sonnets with a focus on the natural world, marks the third collaboration between Actors’ Shakespeare Project and the Arnold Arboretum. The Nature of Shakespeare will be presented in two parts, each live-streamed via virtual platforms, with experts from the Arboretum illuminating each specific natural area featured.