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Community Issues, Ideas, & Initiatives


Community Issues, Ideas, & Initiatives

a place to talk about the important issues facing beacon, pitch ideas, collaborate in a positive way, & take action!

Location: Beacon
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Feb 29, 2012


Dirty Tricks in the Campaign for Mayor 34 Replies

Started by Joan Martorano. Last reply by Joan Martorano Nov 1, 2011.

A New Farmers' Market Committee 3 Replies

Started by Maggie. Last reply by Waving willie Jun 9, 2011.

Dinner Collective 26 Replies

Started by Wendy Sharon Gross Alexander. Last reply by Sandra L Mort May 31, 2011.

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Comment by Alejandro Dron on September 13, 2011 at 11:03pm
Comment by Gina Samardge on June 20, 2011 at 3:30pm
Thanks, guys!
Comment by Justin Riccobono on June 20, 2011 at 11:03am
Stay tuned..  The Sargent - Downing Gardens and Nursery located at the University Settlement Camp are planning on setting up a hive near the Gardens.  This will be enjoyed by all, along with workshops on bee keeping. 
Comment by Ben Royce on June 19, 2011 at 12:59pm

gina: not a definitive answer, just a discussion that we had about it before:


Comment by Gina Samardge on June 18, 2011 at 4:45pm
Beekeeping - does anyone know if beekeeping is legal in Beacon?
Comment by Jeff Golden on May 18, 2011 at 8:09am
oops.  TOO far behind the curve.  the vote was yesterday.  my apologies for the irrelevant post...
Comment by Jeff Golden on May 18, 2011 at 7:57am

Way behind the curve here... Just got info in the mail about the Board of Ed elections and got psyched to do some research and... realized voting is today!  The article in the Pok Journal is appreciated but so short it's not really helpful.  Anyone out there have any suggestions and maybe a quick summary of why? 


As a former teacher, the only candidate who caught my eye from the PJ article was Fonda Muhammed who supported incentives for teachers who get National Board certification, which was a really positive thing I saw in my time in the San Francisco school district.


I'll get on this next time and share out what I discover, but aprpeciate any help today asap!  Thanks!  Jeff

Comment by Philomena on June 28, 2010 at 4:16pm
Joan, I hadn't heard about the rainy days pickup - bagged leaf pickup ends in April, although when my bagged leaves weren't touched for 2 weeks into May, I called and left a voicemail, and next day the bags were picked up. This blurb here says to call for brush pickup, so I would give that a try :
Comment by Joan Martorano on June 28, 2010 at 10:08am
Can anyone clarify the current policy for picking up brush? We haven't had a pickup since April, and the brush is piled sky-high. The City of Beacon website says it will pickup on rainy days during the summer. We've had a few, and I still don't see them.
Comment by Joan Martorano on March 15, 2010 at 9:50am
Anyone know when the city plans to begin pickup of branches downed by the storms? Also, will they ease up on the requirement that the branches be of narrow dimension and not more than 5 feet in length?

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