Gone baby gone – Milton’s disappearing history

Commentary by Frank Schroth

In the past year, two historic buildings have been torn down and there is a pending demolition order on what is believed to be the oldest commercial building in Milton. Meanwhile, a whale of a structure remains at the end of Eliot Street  like an abandoned rusting tanker marooned on a sand bar. Buildings that members of the community want to preserve are smashed while the one building many want removed stands still. 

Is this is a face you can say no to?

This is Zelda, a 2 year old female domestic shorthair and she would love a long term home. She is staying at the Milton Animal League shelter. She is an affectionate cat that adores people but doesn’t care for other cats. You can learn more about her and shelter by calling (617) 698-0413. You can find their web site here.


It’s cold and windy

Wind gusts are as high as 40MPH on Great Blue Hill. Among the many wonderful resources we have here in Milton is a weather observatory. You can check the local conditions on the top of Great Blue Hill here.

Milton Art Center sponsoring “Art in the Windows”

The Milton Art Center is seeking art from all Milton’s youth to feature in the windows of local businesses throughout the month of March for a town-wide art show ART IN THE WINDOWS. The Center is collecting work from Milton’s art teachers as well as holding a banner contest to celebrate YOUTH ART MONTH.

New date for Sweetheart Dance at Cunningham Hall

New Date! Sweetheart Dance – Saturday, March 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Cunningham Hall for Milton girls in grades K-5. . After the blizzard postponed the Sweetheart Dance, a new date has finally been set! Please join us on Saturday, March 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Cunningham Hall.

Notices from MPD: Weather advisory & phone scam

from The Milton Police Department

The National Weather Service in Taunton has provided the following forecast update on the winter storm that is moving into the state and will last into Sunday afternoon. Please note that the snowfall totals have been increased in some areas of the central, eastern and southeastern parts of the state. Please also note the snowfall rates and strong winds may cause white-out and near-blizzard conditions.

Wind turbine allowed, with restrictions

from The Boston Globe

An arbitrator’s decision has raised doubts about the future of a proposed wind turbine in Milton and increased interest in the school system’s solar energy project.  (Read the full story here.)

Democratic Caucus to elect delegates

The Milton democratic caucus to elect 20 delegates to the mass democratic state convention is re-scheduled for March 9th at the Milton public library 12:30. Contact Judy white for more information at jwhiteorlando@gmail.com or 617/698-1336. All registered democrats are invited to attend and participate.

Industrial yet redefined atmosphere

The Boston Globe’s Dining Out section reviews Steel & Rye

On a Saturday evening, Steel & Rye is bursting with energy. The tables are full, the bar area is bustling, and everywhere you look, people are deep in conversation, eating food from steel pans and off wooden boards, or sipping drinks and watching the Bruins on TV. (Read the full story here.)