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Back-to-school drive for Boston Public Schools students

Calling all families of Boston Public Schools students! Do you need school supplies for this new school year? Join the Office of Public Service and Community Outreach at one of their back to school kickoff events!

At our back-to-school drives, we're handing out backpacks full of supplies. These events are on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also register for our raffle. Please remember to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE DATES:
  • Saturday, October 17, 1 - 3 p.m. at Norfolk Street Park in Mattapan
  • Sunday, October, 18, 1 - 3 p.m. at Justice Gourdin Park in Roxbury
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Justice Gourdin Park
Roxbury, MA 02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Service Office
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
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Back-to-school drive for Boston Public Schools students

Calling all families of Boston Public Schools students! Do you need school supplies for this new school year? Join the Office of Public Service and Community Outreach at one of their back to school kickoff events!

At our back-to-school drives, we're handing out backpacks full of supplies. These events are on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also register for our raffle. Please remember to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.

Back-to-school drive dates:
  • Saturday, October 17, 1 - 3 p.m. at Norfolk Street Park in Mattapan
  • Sunday, October, 18, 1 - 3 p.m. at Justice Gourdin Park in Roxbury
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Norfolk Street Park
Mattapan, MA 02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Service Office
Neighborhood:
Mattapan
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Boston Police Task Force community listening session

The Boston Police Reform Task Force is hosting a listening session to gather community feedback on their initial draft recommendations.

The Task Force was charged with reviewing the Boston Police Department’s (BPD) current policies and procedures and then presenting to Mayor Walsh and to the public recommendations for reform. The Task Force focused on four main areas of review:

  1. Use of Force policies
  2. Implicit Bias Training
  3. the Body Worn Camera Program, and
  4. Strengthening the Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel (COOP) board.

Feedback from this session will guide the Task Force on their final recommendations on changes to BPD policies and procedures.

Join the virtual meeting

For ASL interpretation (offered simultaneously via Zoom): 
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 989 5950 3312
  • Passcode: 247838  

Want to Provide feedback?

The Task Force encourages you to please submit written comments or feedback on the initial recommendations, in any language, using the multilingual Google forms below. Written comments will be accepted for a two-week period, from September 14 - 25.

4:00pm
Virtual meeting
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Boston Police Reform Task Force
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Four Corners cleanup

All are welcome to help in a neighborhood beautification day event.

On Saturday, September 19, Love Your Block and Four Corners Main Streets will host a neighborhood cleanup from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. We will be meeting at 10 Harvard Avenue in Dorchester. Masks are required for participation and tools will be available.

Four Corners cleanup registration

11:00am - 3:00pm
10 Harvard Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Love Your Block
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Franklin Park ecology small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's Ecology analysis findings.

Register for the event

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park connections small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's Connections analysis findings:

Register for the event

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park history small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's History analysis findings:

Register for the event

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Mark Juneteenth with 'Poetry as Protest'

The Partnership to Renew the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial (the Museum of African American History, Friends of the Public Garden, the National Park Service, the Friends of the Public Garden, and the City of Boston) is excited to join the Royall House and Slave Quarters in presenting a special Juneteenth program.

Juneteenth 2020 coincides with a pandemic within a pandemic: the challenge of COVID-19 and America’s reckoning with its history of racism. Black Lives Matter.

Beyond the renewal of an iconic monument, we partners seek to educate, inform, and convene community conversations and special programs exploring history, race, and social justice. We hope these dialogues will lead to greater understanding — and ultimately social change which is long overdue. 

Register for the event

Visit the website for more information about the Restoration of the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial on Boston Common.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual via GoToWebinar
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Liz Sullivan
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Canceled:
BCYF Girls Open House

Reason for cancellation: Contact the organizer

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact erika.butler@boston.gov.

12:00pm - 3:00pm
BCYF Vine Street Community Center
339 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02118
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Erika Butler
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Roxbury
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration

The Veterans Services department and the USS Constitution are pleased to combine in a joint effort to commemorate the 79th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Join us for the 79th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration at the USS Constitution Museum. After the commemoration, there will be a wreath laying ceremony on the U.S.S. Cassin Young in Charlestown Navy Yard.

The treacherous Pearl Harbor attack initiated the entry of the United States into the greatest conflagration the world has ever seen. It is also served to unite all of America in an effort to defeat the forces of tyranny and preserve our freedoms. This program is dedicated in respectful remembrance and solemn gratitude to that which was lost, what was gained, and the careful attendance to what shall follow.

12:30pm - 4:00pm
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown, MA 02129
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Veterans Services
Neighborhood:
Charlestown
Event Type:
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