Cool Hand Luke to be screened at MPL

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the Milton Public Library offers up a screening of the 1967 Paul Newman film “Cool Hand Luke,” as the last one in our spring series “Movie Masculinity.”

Luminaria Shares Gift of Healing through Song

from The First Parish Church

Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 8.41.16 AMLast year, several Milton women got together to form Luminaria, a women’s a capella singing group dedicated to performing for people too ill to attend a live musical performance. On March 10th, the group made an exception in order to share their musical talents with the congregation of First Parish in Milton.

Opposition to proposed Brush Hill 40B is loud and clear

by Frank Schroth

photo by Tom Palmer

photo by Tom Palmer

At the last week’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen they may have given the impression, intended or not, that they were resigned to the development proposal from Mill Creek to build a large apartment complex on Brush Hill Road across from Fuller Village. That might account for last night’s spillover crowd at the Council on Aging that made it abudantly clear they opposed the development.

Phelan finalist for Superintendent job in Medfield

Wicked Local Milton is reporting this morning that Milton’s Assistant Superintendent, John Phelan is a finalist for the Superintendent’s position in Medfield. The other finalists are Glenn Brand, assistant superintendent in Sharon and Jeffrey Marsden, superintendent in Wrentham.

Milton Speaks Candidates Night

It’s election season and the first of three candidate events, The Milton Speaks Candidates Night, will be held on Tuesday, March 26th @ 7:00pm. The event will be broadcast live in Milton Access Television. You can find the program guide here.

Brief bit: Selectmen appoint Granite Ave Study Committee

Senator Brian A. Joyce is working to secure a deal with the state to acquire between 6 – 11 acres of land on Granite Avenue, a lot belonging to the Mass DOT. At a recent meeting of the Board of Selectmen some concern was voiced about what might be done with the lot. It has come under discussion at recent Master Plan forums.

Joyce Reminds Residents of Tax Aide Availability as Tax Day Approaches

New release from the Office of Senator Brian A. Joyce

Senator Brian A. Joyce is reminding residents that the filing deadline for taxes, Tuesday, April 16, is rapidly approaching and wants constituents to know of potentially free assistance through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Assistance is available to help residents with basic federal and state income tax returns and is available to middle- and low-income taxpayers with special attention given to those 60 and older.

Milton Players leaving the Women’s Club

by Frank Schroth

The home of the Milton Players, the Women’s Club on Reedsdale, is being sold. While details of the sale have not know, a P&S is expected to be signed soon, the Players have to be out by June. The Unexpected Guest, directed by Frank Moffett and scheduled for an April run, will be there last show at the location. 

Update: Quick snapshot of Hendries 40B plan

Update 03/21/13 @ 2:25pm –  The complete proposal for the Hendries 40B development can be found here.

Front of proposed 131 Eliot Apartments

Front of proposed 131 Eliot Apartments

by Frank Schroth

The proposed 40B development for the Hendries site would consist of a single 6-story apartment building of 72 units, 18 of which would be affordable. (Note – Click on any image for a larger scale view.)