Friday, March 22, 2013
The snow will melt eventually, and the city is looking at ways to clean up trash on the streets in the warm months.
The merchants of Jamaica Plain have begun a push to clean up trash on the streets – primarily Centre Street. But as it turns out, readers feel the rest of Jamaica Plain need more attention. Reader Michael said: "With all due respect, we need street sweeping on Washington Street in Stonybrook/Egleston FAR worse than Centre Street." Reader Eddie G. said: "South Street after the Harvest and Fiore's all the way to Forest Hills could use a regular sweeping." Jullieanne Doherty, mayor’s office liaison for Jamaica Plain, said at a Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association meeting Wednesday that street sweepers – humans, (not machines), known colloquially as “hokeys” – will be deployed by the city’s department of public works throughout…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Boston’s Department of Public Works may provide additional cleanup in Boston’s neighborhoods this summer.
Jamaica Plain could see the return of “hokeys” this summer. Jullieanne Doherty, mayor’s office liaison for Jamaica Plain, said at a Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association meeting Wednesday that street sweepers – humans, (not machines), known colloquially as “hokeys” – will be deployed by the city’s department of public works throughout Boston’s neighborhoods this summer. The hokeys will not be assigned to specific neighborhoods, but instead will operate on a schedule which will rotate them from neighborhood to neighborhood including West Roxbury, Roslindale, Dorchester and others, Doherty said. The number of street sweepers, along with the possible addition of BigBelly solar trash containers along Centre Street, is dependent …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Current Boston EMS Superintendent Dianne Cavaleri remembers medicine being delivered to residents by snowmobile, including insulin to diabetics.
Thursday, February 7
The following was written by Jennifer Mehigan, Director of Media Relations for Boston EMS. Thirty-five years ago this week, Boston was engulfed in snow. More than 27 inches fell in a 24-hour period at one point. The snow, and in particular the wind, crippled the city and the region. For many residents, it was an adventure. For members of Boston EMS, it was an experience of a lifetime. “We worked for four days, 24-plus hours straight that first day and then double shifts,” recalls Superintendent Dianne Cavaleri, who was a 23-year-old EMT at the time. “Ambulances were stopped, physically couldn’t move, after the 26th hour.” Depending on what area of the city you worked would dictate how busy you stayed. In the inner city Boston EMS was …