News Briefs 

SHATTUCK CAMPUS RFP NOW AVAILABLE

The state’s Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) announced on June 14 that the Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released, seeking a redevelopment partner for the Shattuck Campus at Morton St. “We hope to identify a partner with development and healthcare experience, a mission and vision that are aligned with the inclusive public health purpose of the site, and the capability to execute this complex project,” DCAMM wrote in a recent email. More information can be found at  mass.gov/service-details/shattuck-campus-redevelopment-at-morton-street-proposal. 

EGLESTON FARMERS MARKET OPEN

The Egleston Farmers Market returns on Saturday, May 21, through Saturday, October 9, in a new location at the Community Servings parking lot. The market will bring fresh, local food back to the neighborhood along with low waste living resources. You can also drop off textile recycling every week Saturday and electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month.

LONG-TERM DEVICE LENDING PROGRAM

Boston Public Library President David Leonard and Mayor Michelle Wu have  announced the city-wide offering of over 2,000 home Wi-Fi routers and Chromebooks available through the Boston Public Library’s Long-Term Device Lending Program. The program is open to any adult resident of the City of Boston who does not otherwise have access to equipment or services sufficient to meet their educational needs. The program began with 3,000 routers and 3,200 Chromebooks and additional funding has been requested for an additional 3,000 Chromebooks to distribute to residents.  Learn about the Long-Term Device Lending Program and sign up for a Chromebook and/or LTE-enabled Wi-Fi router by visiting bpl.org/long-term-lending. Learn more here.

CALL FOR FARMERS MARKET VOLUNTEERS

The Mayor’s Office of Food Justice is looking for volunteers to support Farmers Markets this summer. Spend time outside and working with amazing farmers and vendors! If you’re interested, please submit this form: bit.ly/Volunteer-FM. 

Parks Department hosts summer   golf course concert series

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s live music offerings continue in 2022 with a series of Wednesday evening summer concerts on the patios at the City of Boston’s two golf course clubhouses.

Enjoy local folk and jazz artists at the George Wright Golf Course Clubhouse at 420 West Street in Hyde Park and the William Devine Golf Course Clubhouse at 1 Circuit Drive in Dorchester.

Held in July and August, the Golf Course Concert Series is part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s year-round ParkARTS program. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Additional support is provided by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

The George Wright Golf Course Clubhouse concerts begin July 13 with the indie-folk and rock-pop of Annie Cheevers and Ryan McHugh and continue July 27 with guitar, vocal, and violin trio It’s a “J” Thing, and August 3 with Western Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Grayson Ty.

The William Devine Golf Course Clubhouse concerts begin July 20 with singer-songwriter Daniel Gallagher and continue August 10 with folk, pop, rock, reggae, blues, and soul-influenced singer Kaliloops, and August 17 with New England-based solo acoustic artist Jon Hollywood.

All ParkARTS performances are free of charge. For more information, please visit boston.gov/golf-concert-series. Stay up to date with news, events, and improvements in Boston parks by signing up for our email list at bit.ly/Get-Parks-Emails and following our social channels @bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Register for the 34th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Registration is now open for the 2022 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Scheduled for Sunday, October 2, funds raised from the Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at one of the nation’s premier cancer centers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Details:

The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon course and participants have the flexibility to choose from four distance options:

5K Walk (3.1 miles from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

10K Walk (6.2 miles from Newton)

Half Marathon Walk (13.1 miles from Wellesley)

Marathon Walk (26.2 miles from Hopkinton).

Whatever route walkers choose, participants will be treated to 12 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk end at the Copley Square Finish Line with a celebration complete with food, music, and a speaking program.

If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has flexible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by “walking their way” from wherever they are most comfortable—in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail, or on a treadmill at home. Virtual programming and supporting materials will be available.

The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $155 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 33-year history. For additional information please email [email protected] or call 866-531-9255.

To register for the Jimmy Fund Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt.

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