Friends of the Blue Hills

Cleaning the Park by Updating the Bottle Bill

The Friends of the Blue Hills is working with a statewide coalition to update the state bottle bill. Updating the bottle bill would increase recycling and help clean up the Blue Hills – and all our parks. The current return bottle law has been successful for those containers that it covers. Eighty percent of the bottles and cans covered under the current bottle bill are recycled. But since the bill passed in 1982 we’ve started to use many new kinds of bottles that are not covered under the law, like water and sports bottles. Only 20 percent of these new [...]
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Advocating for Park Resources

The Friends of the Blue Hills is part of a statewide coalition of environmental groups called the Environmental Collaborative.  As part of this coalition, we advocate for statewide policies that help the Blue Hills, such as increased funding for environmental agencies.  We are particularly interested in making sure the agency that manages the Blue Hills (the Department of Conservation and Recreation) has adequate funding. Here’s an update on the 2014 budget.   Photo credit: Alison Fox, Canton
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Obituary: Howard E. Wilensky

WILENSKY, Howard E. Age 50, of Randolph, July 4, 2014. Son of Elsie F. (Schwartz) Wilensky of Randolph and the late Myron Wilensky. Brother of Steven Wilensky & his wife Wendy and uncle of Max, Nick and Jack all of Lakeville. Services were private. Those desiring may make a memorial gift to the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Institutional Advancement, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805. Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home781-438-0135
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How Many Deer are there in the Blue Hills?

The deer population in the Blue Hills is ten times the desired levels for this region, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Last month, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Department of Fish and Wildlife released the results of the first site-specific study of deer population in the Blue Hills. The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife deer density goal for the Blue Hills is 6 – 8 deer per square mile. The DFW’s conservative estimate of deer density in the Blue Hills Reservation is 85 deer per square mile. The estimated deer population is about 10 [...]
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Obituary: Anna M. Height

HEIGHT, Anna M. (Bastianelli) Of Randolph, passed away June 29th. Born, raised, and educated in Newton, Anna was a resident of Randolph for 50 years. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Bernadette's Church and an active member of the Randolph Senior Center. Anna enjoyed dancing and music. Beloved wife of the late Donald R. Height, Sr. Loving mother of Donald ?Bob? Height, Jr. of Bourne and Mark Height of Quincy. Dear sister of John Bartinelli and his wife, Alice, of Newtonville and William Bastianelli of FL. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), RANDOLPH, Wednesday from 4-8pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to ...
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Obituary: Gerald Steven Brody

BRODY, Gerald Steven Of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester & Sharon. Entered into rest June 27, 2014, at age 71. Devoted Father of Rachel Brody and Scott Brody and his Wife, Stacey. Loving Brother of Beverly Barisano and her Husband, George. Dear Uncle of Dena Barisano. Cherished Grandfather of Zachary and Maxwell. Former Husband of Sandra Brody. Services and Memorial Observance will be private. For online condolences, please visit: Stanetsky Memorial Chapel 781-821-4600
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Obituary: Audrey Abrams

ABRAMS, Audrey (Aron) Formerly of Randolph, MA, passed away on June 23, 2014 after a brief illness. Abrams, a larger-than-life presence both on and off the stage, was loved and admired by the Boston theatre community. Her theatrical career spanned more than six decades. Most recently, as a member of Ryan Landrys Gold Dust Orphans, she appeared in the 2009 production of Of Mice and Mink. Prior to that, she had a celebrated stage, film and television career in NYC and Boston and was best known for leading roles in Applause, Hello Dolly, Mame, and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. She starred in her own prime-time series and in countless film roles. She leaves behind her son, Steven, of ...
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Obituary: Vincent A. Civita

CIVITA, Vincent A. 85 of Naples, ME/Randolph, MA passed away at home on June 16th. Preceded by his wife Lillian D. (Black) and his son Vincent A. Civita, Jr. He is survived by his children Ralph J. Civita, Paula & Jack Steward, Carol & John Dacey of Randolph, Mary & Tom Moschella of Berkley, Linda & Butch Stearns of Braintree and Joe Cleary of Hanover. Also survived by his brother Joseph Civita of FL., 14 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. His lifelong friends Bunny Kirwan, Santo Scibilia and Bob MacWha. He was the brother of the late Anthony R. Civita, Rosalie Facenda and Rose Tempesta. US Navy Veteran of World War II. Member of ...
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Obituary: Erica J. Sandler

SANDLER, Erica J. Of Randolph, on June 14, 2014. Dear daughter of Elise (Goldman) Sandler and the late Alan Sandler. Granddaughter of Rae Goldman. Mother of Jessica and Andrea. Sister of Julie and Sarah. Services at Temple Beth Am, 871 North Main Street, Randolph, on Thursday, June 19 at 11:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at her late residence on Thursday until 8 pm, Friday until 4 pm, Sunday 2-5 pm. Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5 Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel Family Owned
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Obituary: Harvey Levites

Levites, Harvey Of Randolph, formerly of Wellesley, June 14, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Lois (Benjamin) Levites. Devoted father of Edward Levites and fiance Michelle Nar of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jack Levites and his wife Donna of Randolph, and Julie Pennellatore and her husband Joe of Randolph. Dear grandfather of Jarred Levites, Harrison and Amanda Grogan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services at Temple B'Nai Shalom, 41 Storrs Ave., Braintree on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:30 am. Following the interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance at his late residence on Thursday and continuing on Friday and Saturday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his memory may be made to the Development Office, ...
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Obituary: Kirk E. Demole

DeMOLE, Kirk E. Of Randolph, died June 12, 2014 at the age of 56 surrounded by his loving family after battling cholangiocarcinoma for 4 years. Beloved husband of Lucy (Dutra) DeMole of Randolph. Loving son of Gary and Joan (Maynard) DeMole of Weymouth. Devoted father to Albert Stowe of East Boston and Michelle Stowe of Oregon. Cherished brother to Kreg DeMole of Plymouth. Loving "Grandpa" to Marissa, Aaliyah, Josh, Kenny, Basima and LaToya. Kirk graduated from Norfolk Aggie and was involved with the Koch Club with bowling, basketball, and baseball. He was a well respected maintenance mechanic at First Realty Management for 35 years and was everyones go to guy. He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, traveling to New Hampshire to ...
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