Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians March 29, 2013 Announcements

March 29, 2013 Announcements

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Enclosed are this week announcements for your sharing with your networks. Please forward any of your announcements to [email protected] and we will be happy to post them on.

All the best,
Reverend Cheng Imm Tan

Street Cleaning Begins April 1
City continues to implement changes to
The Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program has updated street sweeping days in many neighborhoods to better align the sweeping schedule with trash and recycling days in an effort to boost the impact of the City’s cleanup services and reduce neighborhood trash and litter.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the City of Boston’s No-Tow automated alert system that emails users a reminder to move their cars the night before their street is swept so they are not towed.  No-Tow registration and comprehensive street sweeping schedule information is available at: Residents can also call the Mayors Hotline at 617-635-4500 for sweeping information.

The extended program in Beacon Hill includes an expansion into March and December and onto the fifth week of each month, at the request of the neighborhood.  By moving the sweeping day to follow trash collection more closely, the new schedule will alleviate litter generated from this collection in a more timely and effective manner.

The Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program is a cooperative effort of the Mayor’s Office, the Public Works Department, the Transportation Department, and the Department of Innovation and Technology.  Neighborhood streets throughout the city will be swept clean on a rotating schedule each week through November 30th.  Vehicles are required to be moved in accordance with the posted Street Cleaning regulations.  Since parked vehicles prohibit the equipment from getting to the curb, the street cleaning parking regulations are strictly enforced.  Vehicles parked in violation of the posted regulations are subject to a $40 ticket as well as towing.  All towing for street cleaning violations is conducted by private tow operators at the sole expense of the vehicle owner.

Additional tips for residents:

Signs for both day and night sweeping are posted in your neighborhood, a minimum of one per block, and indicate the days and hours that parking is not allowed. Residential streets are typically swept during the day program. Main arterials and the downtown areas are swept in the night program.
PWD has changed the 2013 posted days/hours for many residential streets to provide more effective street sweeping. It is important to note the posted signs in your immediate neighborhood since they may have changed since last season.
The night posted restrictions in all neighborhoods are in effect year round with the exceptions of weather-related cancellations.
The Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program runs from April 1 through November 30, except in Beacon Hill, North End and South End which have been extended into December and March by neighborhood request.
Both the night and day sweeping programs will be enforced, which includes fines for illegal parking as well as towing.
Comprehensive street sweeping information can be found at You can also register for posted street sweeping electronic reminders and cancellations by accessing the NO-TOW link at that web site. Inquiries can also be directed to the Mayors 24-Hour Service at 61-635-4500.

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and The Haitian Artists’ Assembly of Massachusetts
Invite You To:

“The Colors of Resilience”
An Art Exhibition featuring Haitian artists of Jacmel and New England
In support of the Jacmel Artists’ Network

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30-8:00 pm
Come meet the artists and enjoy some food and music!
MSPP, One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
This exhibit will be open to the public until May 24th

For hours and more information, please contact Gretchen Nash
(617) 564-9418, [email protected]



2nd Annual Conference on Haitian Mental Health
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Conference on Haitian Mental Health will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2013 at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, located at One Wells Avenue in Newton, MA. 

Attached is a flyer, which contains updated information about the event.  We appreciate your help in sharing the flyer with others in your network who may be interested in attending the conference.

Please note that all conference-related details are now available on our website, including the Conference Program, Abstracts, Biographies of Presenters, Registration Fees, and information about Travel & Lodging.  Visit to learn more.

In addition, to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month, the Conference Closing Ceremony will feature local Haitian artists Pierre Gardy Fontaine, Mirlande Butler, Gifrants, and the OAMEC Ensemble.  Register today and join us for this exciting event! 

We thank you for your support and participation, and look forward to seeing you in May!  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

The Conference Planning Committee
Haitian Mental Health Network
Boston, MA
[email protected]


Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Immigrants’ Day at the State House 2013!
Monday April 8th, 2013
Massachusetts State House
Gardner Auditorium – 9:30am to 12:30pm

This year the space will be limited, please RSVP
If you are bringing a group: RSVP here
To join individually: RSVP here

For more information contact us at: 617-350-5480
Renato Castelo at [email protected] / ext. 217
Cristina Aguilera at [email protected]  / ext. 206


The East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library is hosting an event known as Know the 10 Signs Early Detection Matters hosted by Michael Kincade, Manger, Community Programs Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. This programs for those in the community either health organization or individuals who know someone who is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes. It’s time to learn the fact, Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. This event will take place on Monday, April 29th at 6:00-7:30p.m.

If you are requiring more information please call the library.

Matthew Krug
Generalist Librarian
East Boston of the Boston Branch Library
276 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 569-0271 ext. 1158
[email protected]


The Haitian Health Institute at Boston Medical Center is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to attend the 12th Annual Haitian Health Conference. It will be held at the Boston University School of Medicine on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The theme this year is ‘Worsening Poverty in Haiti: Implications for the Health of Women and Children’.
Please help us in distributing the enclosed registration forms to those who have an interest in health careers and attending our conference.

Professionals may register here:

Students may register here:

Vicky Baudin
Haitian Health Institute Conference Coordinator
Haitian Health Institute
771 Albany Street
Dowling 4, Room 4416
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-414-7702
Fax: 617-414-5955
“For more information, visit:

Walgreens is hiring now for their Boston’s Flagship location near Downtown Crossing on the corner of Washington and School.   The Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians will be working in collaboration with Walgreens to reach out to for perspective employees.

We are contacting community based organizations that work with the diverse communities of Boston to refer interested qualified candidates to apply for these positions that will be available at this store scheduled to open on May 1st.

Please forward the names of applicants that you know are applying for any of these positions and, we will follow-up with Walgreens to have these applicants to be considered for interviews so they are not lost in the multitude of applicants.

For more information please contact Mayra Canetti at the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians at 617-635-1959 or e-mail at [email protected].
Included below are a series of opportunities being offered by Walgreens. To apply or learn more about these positions, you may go to

At Walgreens, our stores offer you numerous and varied career paths. From beauty advisor to assistant manager and photo tech to opportunities in Pharmacy, we depend on our team members to be the face of Walgreens. In return, each job offers you the potential for growth and a clear path to advancement – both within the store environment and beyond. It’s a diverse atmosphere in which you’ll find supportive co-workers, a positive environment and the tools you need to pursue your interests and grow your skills.

We currently have full and part time opportunities for:
•        Service Clerks
•        Photo Specialists
•        Beauty Advisors
(Descriptions and Benefits included below)

•        Beauty Specialist
Walgreens beauty advisors provide customers with valuable cosmetic service and information by providing excellent customer service, including helping customers locate the right products quickly and easily.

As a beauty advisor, your role is to answer product related questions to help our customers understand how to use our products and gain the full product benefits. Beauty Advisors are also eligible to earn extra income incentives for selling designated merchandise.

Our beauty advisor’s responsibilities include:
•        Providing friendly cosmetic service and advice with a smile
•        Specializing in and promoting the latest beauty trends
•        Creating and maintaining promotional and seasonal displays
•        Photo Specialist
At Walgreens, we provide expert film, camera, and photo-finishing services. Our photo specialists are trained to provide excellent customer service and help customers capture the best images possible.

Customers turn to our photo specialists for accurate and complete information to meet their photo processing needs.

Our photo specialist’s duties include:
•        Providing friendly photofinishing service with a smile
•        Specializing in and promoting the latest digital trends
•        Becoming an expert in photo lab equipment operation
•        Working with cutting-edge technology
•        Service Clerk
Walgreens service clerks provide friendly, courteous, and efficient service to our customers. We’re seeking enthusiastic, detail-oriented people who can thrive in the fast pace environment of retail.

Our service clerk’s responsibilities include:
•        Providing customer service with a smile
•        Being friendly and efficient
•        Entering sales on the cash register
•        Maintaining store signage and displays
•        Medical Plan
•        Prescription discount
•        Dental coverage
•        Personal accident insurance
•        Life insurance
•        Personal/funeral leave
•        Profit Sharing Plan
•        Employee Stock Purchase Plan
•        Employee discount
•        Holiday and vacation pay
•        Flex Pay
•        Family leave
•        Full- and part-time opportunities
•        Flexible hours
•        Convenient store locations
**Benefit eligibility varies based on the average hours worked per week and the length of employment. Some of our benefit plans provide enhanced coverage after 5 years of service. This benefit information is summarized and does not include all of the details about Walgreens compensation and benefits. In some cases, there are requirements for length of service. In case of a conflict between this information and the legal text of any benefit plan, the legal text governs.**

Join the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts for the 2nd Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Community Conference and Career Fair.
This signature event is one of the largest of its kind and attracts over 40 employers in high demand industries.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
88 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119
ph: 617.442.4519

Below is a full list of vendors that will be on the Greenway for the 2013 season. Check out their websites & Twitter feeds for more info & schedules.

A4 Truck*/ @area_four
Baja Taco Truck* / @bajatacotruck
Beantown Franks ‘n’ Spuds
Bon Me / @bonme
Boston Harbor Ice Cream Company
Boston Shuckin Truck* / @BosShuckinTruck
Chicken and Rice Guys/@CnRG_Boston
Chubby Chickpea* / @ChubbyChickPea
Clover Food Lab/ @cloverfoodtruck
The Coffee Trike*/ @TheCoffeeTrike
Cookie Monstah / @MonstahTruck
Cupcakory / @cupcakory
Kick*ss Cupcakes / @kickasscupcakes
Mei Mei Street Kitchen / @meimeifoodtruck
Momogoose* / @momogoose
Paris Creperie / @ParisCreperie
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese / @RoxysGrilledChz
The Taco Truck / @TheTacoTruck

(*new to the Greenway, stop by and say hello!)

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
185 Kneeland Street, 2nd Floor
Boston,MA  02111

Summer jobs opportunity

Kerry Ryan
Community Engagement & Collaboration
Boston Police Department
20 Vine St.
Charlestown, Ma. 02129
Office: 617-343-4345
Cell: 617-594-5443
Fax: 617-343-4390
[email protected]

Enclosed is the information to apply for the Summer of Opportunity Jobs Program.  Please share with community members/groups/associations and ask them to share with those who may have interested applicants.  We are seeking applicants that are highly at risk.

Application for Summer of Opportunity Jobs Program….Deadline Extended!

The Summer of Opportunity (SOO) employment program for Boston youth is back for its twentieth year! This great program is sponsored by the City of Boston, the Boston Police Department, John Hancock Financial Services, and the Boston Police Foundation.

SOO will last from July 1, 2013 to August 9, 2013, taking place on Mondays through Fridays from 10AM to 4PM. Over these six weeks, young people from the ages of 15 to 17 will learn valuable leadership and life skills in a structured environment while earning a weekly stipend!

Additionally, participants who complete the summer program may be recommended for future opportunities during the school year! These include attendance to monthly SOO meetings and an interview for a SOO internship.

Please save, print, and fill out the application (attached) To be reviewed, submissions require all of the following:

• Completed application (no blanks!).
• Letter of recommendation from the individual referring the applicant.
• Copy of their most recent academic transcript.
• An updated health/medical report from 2012-2013.
• Personal statement responses.
• Signed CORI Check Consent form and Authorization for Release of Information form.

Please deliver these materials via mail or in-person  to:

Summer of Opportunity
Boston Police Headquarters
c/o OPC
One Schroeder Plaza
Boston, MA 02120

For more information please visit: