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Gardens take (almost) final step

After about five years of preparation, the Summit Neighborhood Community garden has finally gone to seed. On Earth Day – Saturday, April 22 – the hardy gardeners braved a slight drizzle to distribute mulch along the paths between the raised beds, which had been filled with soil the previous weekend. In addition to the mulching, […]

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Community gardens get new bedding

The gardeners dedicated to the community plots in the Summit Avenue “tot lot” dished some dirt on Saturday. Working in two shifts, about 20 people used wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes to move truckloads of earth to the raised beds the workers had constructed the week before. Because one dump truck was too big to get […]

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Public notice from Miriam Hospital

Dear Neighbors, Please be advised that on Saturday, April 15, Otis Elevator, Bay Crane, with support from Advanced Building Concepts, will remove one of our old Elevators and replace with a new one. The crane will be positioned in the receiving area on Highland Avenue.  Start time will be 8:00 am, with anticipated completion about […]

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Join us to help shape your neighborhood

Dear Summit Neighbors, The annual membership meeting of the Summit Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Monday, May 1, at 7 pm at the Highlands on the East Side, 101 Highland Ave. As usual, a key agenda item will be the election of new Board of Directors for 2017-2018. While a number of Board members will […]

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Yard waste pickup begins April 10

The city will start picking up yard waste at curbside on April 10. Residents are instructed to place yard debris in paper bags and/or open barrel containers (no larger than 33-gallon) labeled “Yard Debris.” Free stickers for the barrels are available for residents to pick up at the Department of Public Works, 700 Allens Ave., […]

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City culls “tot lot” toys for safety reasons

The plastic toys in the Summit Avenue “tot lot” ­­– as well as the Gladys Potter and Morris Street parks – were culled by the city Parks Department for safety reasons, according to Superintendent Wendy Nilsson. In a statement about the toys to SNA, she said, “We look at them in the context of national […]

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Annual meeting to feature forum on transformation of neighborhoods

The Summit Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting this year will feature a forum led by Marc J. Dunkelman, author of The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community. The presentation, one in a series sponsored by SNA, will focus on the consequences for public policy of an epochal shift in the structure of American life. The […]

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What’s missing from this scene?

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Snowflake Bazaar at Summit Commons

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Vendors sought for Hope Street party

The Hope Street Merchants Association is going to hold its annual spring block party on Saturday, May 20, and is seeking applications from vendors. The street will be closed from Rochambeau to Fourth and there are to be food trucks, activities and performances as well as room for about 50 juried street vendors. If you’re […]

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