Monthly Archive for June, 2005

Greening Commonwealth Road

At the block party
we collected money for planting new trees on our street. The first step is to
give the trees a place to grow and that means turning the asphalt strips between
the sidewalk and the street into soil again. Trees don't like it when their
roots are covered with asphalt. Also
I talked with a number of people at the block party who
said they wished there was a grass strip in front of their house instead of
Today I called the
DPW and talked to Ed Baptista who told me I just had to put in the request and
they would come and rip up the asphalt and put down soil and seed it.

Commonwealth Road Block Party

We had a block party on Commonwealth Road today and more than
85 people showed up (representing more than half
the households on the street) including a 1–month old, a 2–week old,
and one due any minute. The weather was perfect and there was an
abundance of good food and beer. Special thanks to Kevin Sutter, Jason Kennedy and Earl Kadiff who
stood over hot grills in 90 degree heat and to Varter Sirinoglu for
bringing back all the rental tables and chairs.

I’m so happy it turned out a success and I will gladly organize the next one!

Here are some photos courtesy of Jonathan Hale. I'll try to caption them when I get a chance. (view photos)

And here are some photos from Jennifer Hicks (view photos)

Apartment in Watertown

Our first floor apartment will be available September 1.
Watertown, next to Oakley Country Club.
Beautifully renovated two bedroom, first floor of two family. Large living room with fireplace, dining room, large eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, disposal, microwave. Washer and dryer. Hardwood floors. Large front porch. Storage in basement. Very quiet and safe neighborhood. #73 Bus to Harvard Square/Waverly at corner. Free high-speed Internet access.
No smoking. No pets.
$1500 plus utilities (oil heat) – negotiable
Will trade babysitting for reduction in rent.

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