Love gardening? Whether you are an experienced or aspiring gardener, the Trustees Boston Region could use your help growing produce for donations to local food pantries and maintaining our Learning Garden. Volunteer hours are held every Tuesday morning throughout the summer and fall and some Saturday afternoons, at City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive in Mattapan. Families are welcome. Come learn, relax, and help out!
Name-checking the successful grassroots effort that stopped the Southwest Expressway, City Councilor Charles Yancey told a sometimes raucous crowd of about 175 that he wants to make sure neighborhoods outside JP, notably Mattapan, don't suffer from ills he sees in the massive project. Yancey, who represents District Four, said he'd soon announce a date for a City Council hearing he's sponsoring for an "urgent review of the impacts" on the city's neighborhoods. Yancey was among the many voices at Thursday's construction information meeting at English High School who called the whole effort into question. Transportation officials have struggled at each of the three construction meetings this year to limit discussion to practical questions about carrying out the project. The District 4 councilor wants a series of public hearings on the traffic and environmental impacts of neighborhoods all along Route 203.