• Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:28 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Good morning Community Leaders, 

    Below is important information regarding the flooding that happened over this past weekend. Please share with your member and neighbors. Please open the additional attachments to this email regarding the flood. 

    https://detroitmi.gov/departments/water-and-sewerage-department/dwsd-customer-care/dwsd-damage-claims-sewage-backups

    DWSD Damage Claims & Sewage Backups | City of Detroit

    Did you experience an overflow or sewer backup from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021? If you have water damage due to the severe flooding resulting from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021, complete this online form to begin the damage claim process, as well as alert the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in order for Field Services staff to be dispatched to severely flooded areas.

    detroitmi.gov

    Did you experience an overflow or sewer backup from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021?

    If you have water damage due to the severe flooding resulting from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021, complete this online form to begin the damage claim process. This also alerts the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in order for Field Services staff to be dispatched to severely flooded areas. State law requires you file a written claim with your local water utility, DWSD in this case, within 45 days of when the overflow or backup was discovered.

    Read the DWSD Fact Sheet regarding the June 25-26 rain event.

    Claim Form Instructions:

    • Download the DWSD Damage Claims Form and complete on your computer or mobile device and submit online, or print and sign to send via mail, or print and complete by hand.
    • The claim form must be completed in its entirety and supporting documents must be attached. Failure to provide the required documentation will bar your claim.
    • If you need step-by-step instructions, view this file.
    • Mail the claim form to:

      Office of the General Counsel

      735 Randolph, Suite 901, Detroit, MI 48226

    District 5 Virtual Community Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 29th at 5:30 PM. Please see the link and call-in number below. 

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  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:12 AM | Anonymous


    COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, we are able to increase the outdoor capacity for the next two concerts and have made MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    Donations for the musicians and to support the Historic Boston-Edison Association are still being accepted.

    The Historic-Boston Edison neighborhood presents the 11th year of music concerts in the homes of our neighborhood.

    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.

    RAIN DATE SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2021 12:30 - 1:30 PM (access to the backyard begins at noonClassical Concert with Eliot Heaton, violin, and Nathaniel Pierce, cello.

    SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM (RAIN DATE SUNDAY JULY 25 7 PM - 8 PM)Jazz Concert with the Vincent Chandler Quintet.

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM (RAIN DATE SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 7 PM - 8 PM) - Blues Concert with Thornetta Davis.

    In order to comply with the current health and safety guidelines, the following measures will be used for these concerts--please note updated guidelines:

    • These will be one-hour concert events. You will be allowed to enter the backyard beginning 45 minutes before start time.
    • There will be limited tickets available.
    • Tickets are only available in advance; no ticket sales "at the door".
    • NO food or drink will be provided, although you can bring your own, picnic-style. You must clean up and take your trash with you (don't forget trash bags).
    • NO entering the homes (not even for the bathroom, so please plan accordingly--there will be no outdoor bathroom facilities).
    • PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, masks are no longer required for outdoor activity. You may still wear your mask at your own discretion. We have limited seating; if you have your own chairs, please feel free to bring them.
    • Concerts will have a rain date; there will be no "under-the-tent" seating.

    For information on our featured artists please visit the Concerts in Boston-Edison page on HistoricBostonEdison.org


  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:37 PM | Anonymous

    During the May board meeting the Historic Boston-Edison Association directors recently elected the following officers:

    • President-Dianne Bostic Robinson
    • Pierre Haden-1st Vice President
    • Patricia Pickett-2nd Vice President
    • Katherine Allen-Treasurer
    • Deniera Davis-Secretary

    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.

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:46 PM | Anonymous


    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:

    • Graduate's First and Last Name (You can include picture)
    • Name of High School or College graduating from
    • Name of College attending in fall and major
    • Degree and/or any future plans you'd like to share

    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!

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 4:42 PM | Andrew Moskalik (Administrator)

    The May 2021 Newsletter is available online.

    Highlights of this issue:

    • Annual Membership Meeting and Board of Directors elections
    • President's Letter: Connecting in a time of change
    • Concerts in Boston-Edison return
    • Fund Development Committee updates
    • Thank you to our Gilded Givers
    • Boston-Edison Heights
    • Past and future HBEA events
    • HBEA Security/Zoning Committee updates
    • Membership dues increase
    • The Princess of West Boston Boulevard
    • New births and neighbor news

    If you've missed them, back issues are also available here on the website.

  • Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:29 PM | Anonymous

    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 PM
    Jazz Concert with the Vincent Chandler Trio.
    (RAIN DATE SUNDAY JULY 25 7 PM - 8 PM)

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM
    Blues 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! 

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:34 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    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]

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:25 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    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:

    • Zone B position is: Longfellow (Currently Vacant)
    • Zone C positions are: Edison, W.  Chicago, Longfellow, W. Boston Blvd. and At Large

    Per the Association Bylaws Director’s positions are open to all Active Members, “in good standing” who meet the following criteria:

    1. At least eighteen (18) years of age or older
    2. Minimum one (1) year residency in the City of Detroit, in the Boston-Edison Historic District and the State of Michigan by holding and producing valid government-issued identification
    3. Prior demonstration of interests in the HBEA through involvement in HBEA meetings, committees or other neighborhood activities
  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:09 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

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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 glgc@michigan.sierraclub.org.

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  • Monday, April 19, 2021 12:53 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    The Charter of Wayne County has a Vaccine information page.  It provides

    • vaccination updates
    • information on where/how to schedule an appointment if you are interested in getting the vaccine.
    • Links for Additional resources about the vaccine

    Click Here to be directed to the page

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