Good Luck Milton Marathoners!

There are 84 Milton residents entered in the Boston Marathon. The 118th running of the race takes place tomorrow and it will be special. We all know that. Let’s hear it for the runners! Best of luck – and to all attending, cheering and watching this very unique and wonderful Boston tradition – Have fun! Here is a list of Milton runners:

“Run Again” project to take field at Fenway

The Piece chorus students who recently recorded the tribute “We Will Run Again” will be taking field at Fenway Park early this early this evening just before the game. The students will be carrying banners across the field in advance of the first pitch as part of the Red Sox Marathon Remembrance. They pile on the buses this afternoon and will head off to an awesome experience. It’s great to see their touching tribute receive a warm welcome on such a large stage. Go Sox!

Dayspring: A Concert of Courage from Around the World

Fantastic Boston-area concert benefiting young survivors of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago. Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. in Milton, MA. Live music and dance performances. Unique silent auction items. Dessert reception. Free parking. All proceeds benefit the Rwandan Youth Healing Center, a national charity in Rwanda.

Poem for the day 04.20.14 – Prayer of St. Francis

Posted in celebration of national poetry month. This is a prayer, but a poetic prayer and seems fitting for the day. It is attributed to St. Francis but in fact the author is not known. You can learn more about this prayer here. Have a favorite poem you have read or written? Please email it to frank@mytownmatters.com.

A Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;

Election 2014: Library Board of Trustee Candidates

There are five candidates running for three seats on the Library Board of Trustees. They are Edward Duffy, Sheryl Fleitman, John Folcarelli, Kristine Hodlin, and Frank Schroth. All the 3 seats are for three year terms. Following are the closing statements made by the candidates at the recent Milton Matters forum held at Fuller Village. Note, Mr. Folcarelli who could not attend, had his statement read by Chris Dsida of the Milton High School Debate team.

Town Hall notice: Absentee voting for annual town election

from the Office of the Town Clerk

The Town Clerk would like to remind all registered voters that the 2014 Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Over the counter Absentee Voting for the Annual Town Election is available and will continue through noon on April 28, 2014.

Meeting: Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30pm in the Cronin Conference Room at Town Hall. The agenda includes but is not limited to a 131 Eliot Street hearing, FAA comment letter, Hendries 40B comment letter, and a joint meeting as Trustees of Gov Stoughton Trust with the Conservation Commission to discuss the town farm. You can find the full agenda here.

Granite Ave Committee dismisses hotel option

by Frank Schroth

In a vote taken at their meeting on Tuesday night the Granite Avenue Study Committee agreed not to recommend a hotel development on as an appropriate use for the DOT lot that may be acquired by the town. The vote was the result of strong opposition from the neighbors who have been routinely attending the sessions and expressing their concerns.