The Milton Historical Society has received a donation of 2 mid-19th century portraits of Milton residents William Davis and his sister Mary Davis by artist Isaac Wetherby, a well known artist who resided in Milton at the time. Mr. Davis, who lived on Canton Avenue, was a prominent citizen active in the anti-slavery movement. In 1931 the portraits were willed by Mrs. Josephine Davis Emerson to her nieces with the stipulation that they ultimately would come to the Society. The donor, Jane Johnson of New York, the great great granddaughter of William Davis, recently delivered the portraits to the Society at the Suffolk Resolves House where they will hang.
Mary Davis portrait with Eva Styles, Linda Pirie (Milton Historical Society President) and Jane Johnson (Donor)
William Davis portrait with Eva styles, Linda Pirie (Milton Historical Society President) and Jane Johnson (Donor)
Check the Milton Historical web site miltonhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
release from Milton Public Schools
Dr. Arangio previously served as Principal of Milton High School from 1997 to 2002. His career highlights include high school principalships in West Hartford, Connecticut; McLean, Virginia and at Boston Technical High School. In addition, Dr. Arangio has served on the Massachusetts Board of Education, the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Continue reading
Last Thursday the Planning Board discussed three ongoing developments in Milton: 36 Central Ave, 310 Granite Ave, and 683-685 Brush Hill Road.
Paul Sullivan, who is representing Oranamore the developer of 36 Central Ave before the Planning Board, reviewed modifications that were being considered. In what is becoming a municipal version of From Here to Eternity Mr. Sullivan gave an update on changes. Continue reading
Yesterday hundreds (thousands?) of people walked through Milton in support of defeating breast cancer and those lost or in recovery. This was the 9th annual walk here in Boston. And as is his tradition, Joe Debesse and his family supplied ice pops. “I look forward to you every year!” one walker exclaimed. The hula girls were back at Shields Park dancing in encouragement. Photos follow.
Luxurious getaways and coveted box seats for the Red Sox will be among the hot items available at Milton Hospital’s Annual Spring Fundraising Gala to be held Thursday, May 26 at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Mass. Continue reading
Those of you who follow MHS basketball will remember Renee Castro. He transferred to Beaver Country Day but he is still a force on the court. Lucas Shapiro, an MHS student and sports journalist, has been following Castro. Please click “Read more” for a video profile of an outstanding young player. You can find more of Mr. Shapiro’s work here.
The Milton Police Department note that today, Sunday May 15th, is National Police Memorial Day. Last year (2010) was a very deadly year for law enforcement. All of this week is dedicated to the men and women who protect our freedom each day. Theirs is a dangerous profession. Please join with us in recognizing the sacrifice of the nearly 15,000 policeofficers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in America for your freedom. You can learn more about National Police Week here.
Rich Hill pitched the 9th in last night’s game against the Yankees and put the fnal touches on a 6-0 win. You can learn more from Bosotn.com’s Extra Bases here.
Milton’s 350th Anniversary Committee is planning a year-long celebration in 2012.
Much help will be needed organizing events, along with donations, sponsorships and ideas. The committee began meeting on a twice a month schedule in March. Continue reading
Release from Howard Stein Hudson
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the Town of Milton will hold the last of a series of three community meetings associated with the East Milton Square Parking and Access Study. The public meeting, which will take place at Cunningham Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will provide an important opportunity for Milton residents and business owners to voice their opinions on how to enhance East Milton Square’s character as one of Milton’s business districts, and to provide their input on the report the Business and Citizens’ Advisory Committee (BCAC) will submit to the Board of Selectmen at the end of the month. Cunningham Hall is located at 75 Edge Hill Road in Milton. Continue reading