During the May board meeting the Historic Boston-Edison Association directors recently elected the following officers:
Congratulations to these officers and many thanks to all directors, both past and present, for their service to both the association and greater Boston-Edison community.
For more information on how you can be elected to an officer position and for a list of current HBEA board members, please visit the current Board of Directors page.
As the world paused for many months and students everywhere grappled with the reality that their long awaited dreams of going on senior trips, prom, award banquets and graduation possibly wouldn't go as anticipated. We don't want them to think that their accomplishments are not to be celebrated.
To show our support and love, we want to honor the class of 2021 graduates in our upcoming newsletter.
Please provide the following:
We don't want to forget our promotional students! Send us their name and let us know whether they are promoting from Kindergarten, Elementary or Middle School.
Click here to email information by Friday, July 2, 2021.
We look forward to celebrating our graduates!
The May 2021 Newsletter is available online.
Highlights of this issue:
If you've missed them, back issues are also available here on the website.
The Historic-Boston Edison neighborhood presents the 11th year of music concerts in the homes of our neighborhood.
Purchase Tickets for 2021 Concerts
We are happy to welcome you to our community for the 2021 edition of our house concert series featuring three performances with world-class musicians across multiple genres. The concert series is presented by the Historic Boston-Edison Association and Michelle May, Music Director of the Sounds of Music House Concerts™ organization. Tickets are $25. The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 2 PM - 3 PM Classical Concert with Eliot Heaton, violin, and Nathaniel Pierce, cello.
(RAIN DATE SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2021 NOON - 1 PM)
SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021 7 PM - 8 PMJazz Concert with the Vincent Chandler Trio.
(RAIN DATE SUNDAY JULY 25 7 PM - 8 PM)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021 7 PM - 8 PMBlues Concert with Thornetta Davis.
(RAIN DATE SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 7 PM - 8 PM)
These will be one-hour concert events. You will be allowed to enter the backyard beginning 45 minutes before start time.
Visit our Concerts in Boston-Edison page for more information and to learn more about this year's artists!
The Membership Committee would like to remind residents that the previously $40 annual membership dues have officially increased to $60 beginning the new fiscal year May 1, 2021 – April 31, 2022. The dues increase will continue to help support the events, services and activities made available to residents and the HBEA community. [Join or Renew Your Dues Today!]
Whether you are renewing your dues or paying for the first time; your contribution supports Boston-Edison with a number of benefits, noted below, which makes our community a premier neighborhood to live in.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Collecting speed data to LEVERAGE our voices with the city for
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS on ALL light poles, the gateways and HBEA signage
ORGANIZED COMMUNITY CLEAN UPS of ALL the Boston-Edison Community
BI-WEEKLY CLEAN-UPS of high traffic areas
BEAUTIFICATION of the flowerbeds,
COMMUNITY EVENTS: increased focus on children events, Oktoberfest, Holiday Home Tour, House Concerts, Summer Concerts, and more…
Leveraging our voices with the City for:
ALL alleys cleaned by the city west of the Lodge;
ALL alleys scheduled to be cleaned East of the Lodge in 2021;
Daffodils planted by the city in Voigt Park and All of the boulevards;
$25,000 funding award for tree health and maintenance of Voigt Park from Wayne County facilitated by the late Jewel Ware, County Commissioner
As you consider your contribution as a HBEA resident, please also consider becoming a Gilded Giver by donating over and beyond membership dues. [DONATE HERE]
The nomination process is now closed and elections will be held at the upcoming annual meeting on May 26th, 2021.
At the Annual Meeting on May 26, 2021 your Historic Boston-Edison Association (HBEA) will be looking to elect six Board of Directors Positions. The following are open for election:
Per the Association Bylaws Director’s positions are open to all Active Members, “in good standing” who meet the following criteria:
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Join Sierra Club Michigan Chapter and Friends of the Rouge for the virtual Green Your Neighborhood community forum! Learn more about how communities across Detroit use native plants and landscaping as tools to manage stormwater. For more information about the month-long series, click here (Link: https://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/great-lakes-great-communities-campaign#GYN_2021). Questions? Email email@example.com.
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Detroit Parks & Recreation learned a lot about what priorities residents have for their Detroit parks and recreation system. Below is a quick summary of the results of the survey with the top 6 goals. Scroll down to learn more about the next phase of the Parks & Rec Plan to join a focus group and stay involved.
Goal #1 Focus on Maintenance: Advocacy & StewardshipWell maintained, clean amenities and facilities were rated as the highest priority for residents, with 92% of respondents rating it as important or very important. However, there were mixed reviews of experiences with maintenance of parks, with:
Indicating there is work to be done to improve our maintenance programs. The majority of respondents, 60%, were part of a neighborhood organization, indicating an interest in park stewardship and continued advocacy on behalf of Detroit parks.
Goal #2 Ensure Access to Nature
In the nature and environment section the two highest priorities were: maintenance of natural spaces (with 92% rated as important or very important) and access to natural spaces (with 90% rated as important or very important).
And respondents reported that the main issues keeping them from using natural spaces were:
Goal #3 Expand Fitness & Athletics
Year-round fitness opportunities was reported to be the third most important element to residents’ health and wellbeing in parks and rec., with 82% of respondents prioritizing it above physical health services, education on health/fitness and healthy food options.
Athletics was a top rated activity for parks (40%) and rec centers (43%), but may respondents also reported issues accessing athletics in neighborhoods, such as:
Goal #4 Invest in Resilient Centers & Health
People reported wanting their rec centers to do more than before, to be resilient resource centers that adapt to people’s changing needs, that can serve as:
Unsurprisingly, amidst a pandemic respondents reported public health as a vital component to the parks and recreation system. Priorities were safe social-distancing opportunities (83%), physical health services(62%), education on health (61%), healthy food options (59%), mental health services (46%), all of which were rated as important or very important.
Goal #5 Provide Safe Access
Residents reported that they want walkable access to parks, which feel safe. Some concerns (in order of priority) were crime, blight and traffic along the route. And the majority of residents reported that they have walked (84%) or biked (66%) to their local park, and 88% reported having used a Greenway in Detroit, such as the Riverwalk or Dequindre Cut.
Top reported priorities were:
Goal #6 Assess equity
The number one reason that keeps residents from using the Detroit parks and recreation system is lack of information about what is available. For parks 42% of all responses reported not using parks because they did not know what was available, for rec centers it was 63%, and rec programs were even higher, at 66%. Collaborative marketing and working together to get the word out about parks and rec is critical to addressing this barrier and ensuring equal access.
An essential goal throughout the survey was to provide a parks and recreation system that is welcoming to all. Along with Increasing awareness, other suggestions included Improving the permitting process, adding spaces/activities for teens, and ensuring safety without excluding groups.
What’s next? FOCUS GROUPS
The next phase of the Parks and Rec Strategic Plan is a series of focus groups based on the priorities identified in the surveys.
If you are interested in joining one of the focus groups listed below, please follow this link:
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A FOCUS GROUP
Focus Groups are meeting through the end of July.
The next newsletter will be coming out later this summer with a draft plan and set of recommendations for public review. Current information can be found on the website at detroitmi.gov/parksplan
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