City officials joined with residents, new store owners and Historic Boston on Fairmount Avenue today to re-dedicate the Vertullo Building. The building, which dates to 1868 - the year Hyde Park became a town - has space for five stores on the first floor and four apartments above. Historic Boston bought the building in 2011 and spent $1.3 million renovating it. Under clear skies, Hyde Parkians watched Mayor Walsh cut a ribbon - with the help of city councilors Tim McCarthy and Steve Murphy and former Councilor Rob Consalvo: McCarthy, who represents and lives in the neighborhood, said the renovation shows Hyde Park matters. "Boston is not a world-class city because of downtown," he said. "Boston is a world-class city because of places ...
A concerned citizen squints: The Hyde Park branch of the BPL has over 25 light bulbs out in the main reading/study room. Upon inquiring about this, I was referred to the custodian who told me work orders have been in for a very long time and there are over 105 lights output in the whole library. Granted that a special lift is necessary, but lighting is crucial in a reading/study/research area. Please help get us some lighting!
No gift is too small to be recognized. Happy National #CommunityAction Month.