Greenway extension about to commence

Courtesy of DCR

Courtesy of DCR

by Frank Schroth
On Monday the DCR will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the Ryan Playground in Mattapan to celebrate the beginning of construction on the extension of the Neponset River Greenway through Milton and Mattapan, This leg of the Greenway, more commonly referred to locally as the bike path, will extend from Central Avenue to Mattapan Square.

Milton Library Teen Book Club Announces January Selection

The Milton Public Library’s teen book club has selected The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green as its January pick.  “Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on loss, love, and life.” 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services at St. Michael’s Milton

On Wednesday, December 24, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Milton, MA will hold its Christmas Eve services with Holy Communion at 3pm, 5:30pm and 10:30pm. At 3pm, children of all ages will enjoy the family-friendly service and pageant that tells of Christ’s coming. The Cathedral Choir will sing Christmas selections and children and families are invited to donate an unwrapped toy to benefit children at the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center.

Forbes House Museum and Ireland’s Great Famine: Who Knows the Story? Part III

MyTownMatters and the Forbes House Museum are happy to offer a series of short stories and illustrations on Ireland’s Great Famine and its connection to Milton/Boston. Part I provided background information on Forbes House Museum’s association with the Famine. Part II introduced the illustrator, James Mahony (c. 1816- c.1859), hired by the Illustrated London News to document the Great Famine.

by Robin M. Tagliaferri, FHM Executive Director

The Forbes House Museum has been collaborating since 2011 with scholars and civic groups from the United States and Ireland, researching Ireland’s Great Famine, which took place from 1845 to 1852.

Photo for the day 12.18.14

Roy Chambers cught this shot of MHS cheeleaders in the holiday spirit Roy covers Milton High sports and does a great job. You can find his work here.

photo by Roy Chambers

photo by Roy Chambers

Meeting: Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on Thursday 12/18 at 7:00pm in the Cronin Conference Room at Town Hall. The agenda includes but is not limited to: approval of DPW budget, Memorandum of Understanding with the Milton Animal League, and 2015 Town Meeting Articles. You can find the full agenda here.