Volunteer This Weekend: One Boston Day – MR8

In conjunction with the Martin Richard Foundation, the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association has planned a weekend of service at Ryan’s Park (960 Dorchester Avenue). The schedule of events:

  • Friday, April 13th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm: with the assistance of employees of John Hancock and ATS Equipment, we will do the heavy lifting of preparing for planting and the critical prep work for a new paint mural.  All are welcome to assist! Other activities include painting, raking and mulch. Please meet at the park!
  • Sunday, April 15th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: we will paint the mural, plant a new tree and other plantings along with painting park benches, and retaining wall. All levels invited and BRING THE KIDS! Again, meet at the park and bring a water bottle.
  • Sunday, April 15th from 12:30 – 3:30 pm: listen to live music, paint for peace with Dot Art, and enjoy other activities for ALL AGES! This activity will occur in FIELDS CORNER at Town Field.

You can register in advance at: www.teammr8.org/onebostonday. You can also just show up… registration may close by end of day TODAY, but please show up Friday and/or Sunday.

More information visit: www.teammr8.org/onebostonday.

Why Is There A Supersized Bronze Pear In Dorchester?

Image of bronze pear in Edward Everett Square.

Bronze Pear in Edward Everett Square. Credit: Edgar B. Herwick III/WGBH News

Yes, there is a supersized bronze pear in Dorchester. Why is it there? When was it created? Who designed it? How tall is the pear? What is the history of the site?

Many of your neighbors have memorial bricks at the site. For answers to these questions and more, read this WGBH report.