The police log: wood chipper on fire; light post went missing

from Boston.com – Your Town Milton

Here’s a look at some incidents reported to the Milton police this week. A full list is available at police headquarters, 60 Highland St.

On March 30 at 11:01 a.m., a resident on Pleasant Street reported that when he arrived home, he found a back window open. Officers responded and confirmed that the home had been entered and several items were reported missing. (Read the full story here.)

Fontbonne students present social justice projects

News release from Fontbonne Academy

Fontbonne Academy hosted its 5th annual Social Justice Fair on Thursday, April 5. The fair showcased capstone projects of the senior class, which are the culmination of Fontbonne’s Theology curriculum. Students presented their projects to the entire school as well as many parents and guests. The Social Justice Program was recently celebrated at Fontbonne’s 13th annual gala,

Jazz Trio to perform “American Songbook Beyond at Library

News release from Milton Public Library

On Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2 PM, the Milton Public Library offers up the last concert in their spring series by hosting the acoustic trio known as “Too Human.” The band is Ellen Bruno, a talented vocalist, and her husband Roger Bruno, percussionist. The trio is then completed by an upright bass player, and their repertoire follows primarily jazz standards for a program they call A Celebration of Song: The American Songbook and Beyond.

Poem for today – The Age Of Flowers

During April, National Poetry Month, we are posting a poem a day. If you would like to suggest one, please email it in. The following poem was written several years ago by Michael Higgins, now the President of Ireland. It was submitted by Catherine King who notes, “It is a coming of age poem he wrote for his daughter Mary Alice.”

The Age of Flowers, by His Excellency Michael D. Higgins

My child woman daughter
Has been given a gift of flowers
But she wants to go gather balloons

Civilian Conservation Corps tour in Milton Saturday

from Wicked Local Milton

Here is a really interesting two-part program that begins this weekend.

Take a walking tour Saturday in the Blue Hills of what remains of structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression from 1933-1937. (Read the full story here.)

A tale of liberation

by Frank Schroth

This evening Passover begins. It is a very special time for Jews, and as with many special days that are observed by one relegion or another there is, perhaps a lesson for all.

Rabbi Brad Hirshfield, an author and commentator for The Huffington Post, writes “Passover .  .  .   is a roadmap to liberation, both personal and global, and who doesn’t want, and deserve, to be free?”

Recently a Milton man told me a tale of liberation. This is it.

A Milton treasure talks about Milton’s past

Anthony Sammarco returned to Milton this week to give a talk at the library. Mr. Sammarco, who recently moved away, is well known to the town and expert on it. He spoke about Milton’s industrial past. With him here are just two of the many who were glad to see him.

Pat Desmond, Anthony Sammarco, and Carolyn Savage

2 Milton High students place third in state debate competition

from Boston.com – Your Town Milton

Two Milton High School debate team members recently took third place in the Massachusetts Forensic League State Championship Tournament.

Junior Ailsa Jeffries and sophomore Chris Dsida are now considered “the third-best team in the state,” a memo from coaches Nick Fitzgerald and Nancy Warn said. (Read the full story here.)

Poem for today – Peace: A Beginning / Peace: An End

During April, National Poetry Month, we are posting a poem a day. If you would like to suggest one, please email it in. Pete Jackson submitted the two following poems. They are lyrics from the band King Crimson and were written by Peter John Sinfield and Robert Fripp. The songs serve as book ends their album In the Wake of Poseiden.

Peace: A Beginning, by Peter John Sinfield and Robert Fripp

I am the ocean
Lit by the flame
I am the mountain
Peace is my name