Submitting Comments for the Theatre District Master Plan

If you have not already done so, you should send your emailed, written, or verbal comments about the Theatre District Master Plan to the city within the next TWO WEEKS.

The comments should be directed to:

Jackson Restrepo, 508-799-1400 x 262,

The next forum for public comment on the plan is when it is sent to City Council (and presumably the plan will have some of the comments received incorporated into it).

The plan will be presented to the City Council, will likely be referred to the Economic Development Subcommittee for fuller public comment, and then back to Council for a vote.

Earth Day Cleanups 2013

The Regional Environmental Council will once again be coordinating Earth Day Cleanups on Saturday, April 27, from 8:00am-noon.

If you are interested in becoming a site coordinator, or if you’d like to volunteer, please fill out the Site Coordinator and Volunteer Application.

As longtime readers know, this will be my sixth year coordinating the God’s Acre/Swan Avenue site for Earth Day cleanups.  (You can see the kind of work we did at last year’s Earth Day Cleanup here — I expect this year will have even less volume, and we don’t need any additional volunteers beyond the usual folks.  I’ll probably spend a couple of hours here and then finish up at another site.)

Consider Becoming a Site Coordinator

I’d also like to encourage folks to consider becoming a site coordinator.  Take a look at the location map from last year; if there’s a location you feel needs cleaning up and you don’t see it listed, there’s a good chance that we need you to take that on this year.

Three years ago, I wrote a short guide to beginning cleanups in your neighborhood, and I’ve listed some additional tips here and here.  If this sounds like something you’d like to do, call or email the REC.  If you have questions about how the process works, comment on this post or send me an email.

As always, I appreciate the work of the REC, the city, and others in organizing these cleanups, and the enormous effort volunteers put into cleaning up sites all around the city.