Join Washington Gateway and Mayor Menino as we honor the businesses and volunteers of the year in the 20 Main Streets Districts. WGMS will be honoring M. Flynn as our business of the year and Board Treasurer, Michael Semizoglou as our volunteer of the year. Come mingle with the Mayor while enjoying great food! June 20th at the Strand Theater in Upham’s Corner, starting at 6pm.
For sixteen years Washington Gateway Main Street has worked hard to revitalize Washington Street and the surrounding area to shape it into the vibrant and creative community it is today. Our continued momentum and strength relies on dedicated supporters and volunteers like you and our Circle of Friends campaign is a great way to contribute to our efforts.
On April 15th the Richard Family’s lives were forever altered. 8-year-old Martin was killed by the explosions at the marathon and his younger sister and mother were very badly injured. Bill Richard is a long time board member of St. Marks Area Main Street a the former board chair. As a Main Streets organization our heart goes out to the Richard Family and we want to help them in anyway we can. Please consider donating to their fund, which will help pay for funeral services for Martin and medical expenses for his family. Please share this with others. We are so proud to be part of this wonderful community and the greater community of Boston. Let’s show our caring for St. Mark’s as well. You can make a donation at richardfamilyfund.org
The development of Ink Block, the 475-unit residential plus commercial project at the old Herald Building, has spurred even more development at neighboring properties. What does this mean for the neighborhood? For existing businesses? There are some differing opinions expressed in the BBJ artcile below. What do you think?