Monday, October 10, 2011

Angling Under the B.U. Bridge

It's all angles on the bridge under the trestle under the BU bridge.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Two Really Good Signs in Dudley

Walking to the  Eustis Street ribbon cutting on Wednesday there was this sign on Warren Street.

 And pre-construction testing being done at the Ferdinand's, er, Dudley Municipal Office Building site.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hubway Day in Roxbury This Saturday

Learn what those Hubway bikes in Dudley are all about.  Sign up for a discounted membership (if your income is low enough).  Take a ride.  Everyone, including people who have their own bikes or already have Hubway memberships,  is invited.

From "Madison Park's Complete Streets":

"Have you seen the new Hubway bikes downtown and in Dudley Square?

     Did you know you may qualify for a $5 membership for the whole year – including a free helmet?

          Want to know more about it how it works?


Madison Park’s Complete Streets team invites you to our firstHubway Day
Saturday, October 8th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
to promote access to Boston’s new bike sharing system

Join us to…
à Get your $5 membership & a FREE bike helmet!*
à Learn about bike safety & how the Hubway works.
à Take a ride on a New Balance Hubway bike!
à Enjoy raffles, refreshments, and more.

Meet at Madison Park Public Internet Center (40 Raynor Circle, near Ruggles & Tremont) for refreshments, resources, and membership sign-ups before we head to the Hubway Station at Ruggles T and take a ride together on a nearby bike path.
RSVP and spread the word on facebook:
Contact Angela to RSVP or learn more:, 617.849.6234, or 508.345.4699 (day of event).

Individuals who already have a bicycle and/or a Hubway key are encouraged to attend!
Walkers and new-bicyclists / non-bicyclists are welcome to participate, as well!

*Subsidized $5 memberships and free helmets are only available to low-income individuals (aged 17+) who qualify. Visit for details or call 1-617-534-5690 to learn more. *PLEASE NOTE: You will need to know your cell phone #, email address, and have your credit/debit card with you in order to activate your membership. If you don’t have an email address, you can create one at the event."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Eustis Street Firehouse Ribbon Gets Cut

A ribbon cutting and open house of the newly renovated Eustis Street Fire House were held today in Dudley Square. The building is the new headquarters for Historic Boston, Inc. and Timothy Smith Network.

Sculpture fence by Boston artist John Tagiuri.

The view from Eliot Burial Ground.

Ayanna Pressley, Felix Arroyo, Byron Rushing, Gloria Fox, Mayor Menino listen to HBI Executive Director Kathy  Kottaridis

Grilled Cheese Nation grilled lunch.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And the Winner (of the Dudley Designer Selection Charrette) Is...

Sasaki Associates was the top pick in the Ferdinand building or rather, "Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility" charrette.  As the architectural community has known since mid - June,  Chan Krieger NBBJ Ltd.took spot number two and new Roxbury Neighborhood Police Station designers Leers Weinzapfel came in third.  None of this is official, of course, until the fat lady s.., er, City makes an announcement. It has been conducting its due diligence since June 13 when "A Request for Qualifications for Owner's Project Manager Services (was) made available at the City of Boston Public Facilities Dept. Bid Counter, " according to the BRA's development website. This means the City and Sasaki are determining whether or not they really are able and want to work together on this project.

Ferdinand's Building in August at the golden hour

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Art Rox Roxbury

It's not too late to catch Roxbury Open Studios tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Olde Town Trolley is running a FREE shuttle all through the neighborhood. The trolley runs up Huntington Ave with stops at Northeastern, the MFA, MassArt, and Brigham Circle. It cuts down Tremont to Roxbury Crossing, up Roxbury Street through Highland Park, over to Amory Street and Egleston Square, up School Street to Walnut, then Crawford and Quincy Streets and part of Blue Hill Ave., back to Warren and down through Dudley Square, across Northampton Street to the Piano Factory, the Mass. Ave T stop and more.  In short, you can get a ride.

Derrick Z. Jackson (yes, that Derrick Z. Jackson) is showing photographs of nature and historical figures.  Proceeds from his sales go to youth groups.

Here's a teensy sampling of some artists, their work, and some guests.

Kirsten Borror of Marshfield and artist Deta Galloway at the Edward Everett Hale House, owned by Napolean Jones-Henderson
James A. Pierre, Discover Roxbury Program Manager with his work

"Celebutard" by teacher and artist Barrington Edwards

Kirsten Borror and Napoleon Jones-Henderson with his work

Another " Zombie Free Zone" work by Barrington Edwards

Rufus Faulk and "The Wedding"

Wendy Ellertson with some of her magical creatures

The following pictures are from last year's ROS but these artists are exhibiting this year, too.

Lee Farrow of Do Right Ministries with art made by prisoners serving life terms. Proceeds of art sales go to victims' families.

Derek Lumpkins

 Eada Fashions