2.7 min readBy Published On: April 1st, 2013Categories: Tips0 Comments on Top 5

Week of April 1st

It’s that time of year again! Birds are chirping.  It’s staying light out later. And the big yellow street sweeper will be cleaning your neighborhood streets.  So be warned, parking restriction associated with street cleaning begins this week. If you are parked on the wrong side of the street, you will receive a $40 orange ticket and your car will get towed.  And that’s no fun.  So check the parking signs on your street and figure out which side it is safe to park. So consider yourself warned!  A street sweeping schedule and information is available at www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sweeping.  At this web link, Southie residents can also register for “No Tow”, a service provided by the city for residents to be reminded by email when their street is scheduled for cleaning. That’s so helpful!  

Be informed.  Get involved.  The Fort Point Neighborhood Association along with the Fort Point Artists Community are hosting a meet the candidates night on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6pm at 30 Channel Center Street.  Come meet the candidates for the First Suffolk Senate seat including State Rep. Nick Collins (D), State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forey (D), Caught in Southie’s own Maureen Dahill (D) and Joe Ureneck (R).  
A special election will be held on April 30th.

Pink Barre at C2 Pilates.  Fact: About 1 in 8 US women (just under 12%) will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives. In 2011 alone, some 230,480 new cases of diagnostic breast cancer were diagnosed. Join C2 Pilates (840 Summer Street) for their Pink Barre Event on Saturday, April 6th in South Boston. Barre pilates classes will be held at the new C2 Pilates Studio at 11:30am, 12:45am and 2:00pm and an evening soiree will take place from 7:00-9:30pm. To sign up for classes or to volunteer, please visit www.pinkbarre.com or contact [email protected]  For more information about C2 Pilates visit: http://www.c2pilates.com/

Happy Birthday Boston Children’s Museum!  Help them celebrate with a fun Family Fest on Saturday, April 6th featuring cooking demos by Ming Tsai and Joanne Chang, WGBH characters including Arthur, Curious George, Buster and Peep, music, art, science, and parenting seminars.  This festival takes place from 10am-5pm and is free with price of admission.  For more information visit: www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

The Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston seems to be ever changing and growing these days.  The Bees Knees Supply Co., a gourmet food and specialty shop has opened its doors at 12 Farnsworth Street.  Southie resident, Jason Owens is the brains behind this delicious operation.  The new storefront carries farm-fresh local produce, cheeses, meats, ready to go prepared foods.   In addition, there will be an open kitchen and a  full-time chef preparing to-go meals and take-out dinners, cooking classes, and special wine dinners and tastings.  Blue Tierra Chocolates formerly of West Broadway has merged with  Bees Knees and is the exclusive chocolatier.  In addition, Jamaica Plain ice cream company Batch will be supplying the ice cream at The Bees Knees.  Stop by and check it out!


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