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Bay Village Historic District Commission Agenda

The commission will hold its next monthly public hearing virtually on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 4 p.m.

Please note: This hearing will be held virtually and not in person. To participate, please go to our Zoom meeting link or call 301-715-8592 and enter meeting ID 950 5928 6290#. You can also email comments through email at [email protected]

Public testimony begins at 4:00pm

Discussion Topics

1 Design Review 23.1012 BV 18 Winchester Street: At roof repair existing headhouse, and install deck and HVAC equipment.

2 Administrative Review/Approval 24.0307 BV 26 Melrose Street: Re-point masonry at rear elevation.

24.0255 BV 47 Winchester Street: At front façade install louvered shutters at lower level window openings as approved by the commission in 2014.

3 Status of Revised Regulatory Standards

4 Ratification of 8-9-2023 and 9-12-2023 Public Hearing Minutes

5 Staff Updates

6 Projected Adjournment – 4:30pm

Fall-O-Ween Children’s Festival Returns to Boston Common October 20 

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department host the third annual Fall-o-Ween Children’s Festival on the Boston Common Parade Ground at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets on Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Fall-o-Ween Children’s Festival is presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Skating Club of Boston. Key sponsors are College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, HP Hood LLC, and Xfinity. Additional support is provided by LEGO® Discovery Center Boston, One Boston Church, Celebrity Series of Boston, WBUR – Boston’s NPR, and PLAY-Boston.

Adults and children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and participate in a wide range of free, fun, and spooky family-friendly activities. Test your courage in our Funhouse Maze and on the Spooky Mansion Slide, try the Jumpin’ Pumpkin, test your skills at the bean bag toss, and enjoy nighttime fun in our Glow in the Dark Park with LED swings, LED seesaw, and LED cornhole.

A “monster mash” of activities will include music, arts and crafts, treats, rides on the trackless train, field games, individual, and group play facilitated by Knucklebones, and LEGO® Discovery Center Boston will host giveaways and fun Halloween-themed LEGO building activities. 

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