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  • Friday, April 09, 2021 11:42 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    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

    Here is your opportunity to help guide our neighborhood for the future. You will be able to help organize, meet and work with your fellow neighbors on important issues that affect our community. Also, you can help direct input in the operation that will shape the way you live in our district. 

    Nominating petitions are available to download here [PDF]

    April 15, 2021 is the nomination deadline.

    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
  • Friday, April 02, 2021 4:58 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    At this time the beautification is looking for feedback from residents regarding local parks. The intent of the survey is to receive input from all neighbors regarding maintenance, amenities and potential programs in the park spaces that serve Historic Boston Edison Association (HBEA) residents. HBEA and the Beautification committee will use this information to identify shared interests and priorities, and develop a strategy for maintenance and improvements within the parks.


    For more information and resources related to the survey and parks in Boston-Edison please visit our Parks Survey Home Page.

  • Saturday, March 06, 2021 9:49 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    The city of Detroit will be installing speed humps this year.

    For more information about speed humps, see the city's informational flyer.

    To find out where speed humps will be installed during 2021, see District 5's Speed Hump List.

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:15 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    The DLBA’s Land Reuse Team would like to remind you that we are here to embrace our Neighborhood Lot Endorsers on our weekly Endorsement Office Hours sessions. Join us for program information and application revisions on Tuesdays, noon – 1pm; Zoom details have been listed below.

    Zoom Details (Tuesdays, 12pm – 1pm)

    Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96005062566

    Or Telephone: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656

    Webinar ID: 960 0506 2566

    If you have any questions, please send an email to: landreuse@detroitlandbank.org. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:14 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Some great news to share – DTE/Focus Hope/IBEW are getting the final touches on a TREE TRIM ACADEMY to start up this Spring in the City. A 6-week training program to take place at Focus Hope (2-week work readiness), followed by 2 weeks of Tree Trim training, then 2 weeks Class B CDL training at the new DTE Tree Trim Academy (build out underway, located at 7800 Pearson, near Rouge Park).  Please share the attached flyer for the program. 

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:13 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    COVID-19 Vaccines are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for Detroiters 60+ at more locations in the Detroit community.

    Call (313) 230-0505 Monday–Friday, 9 am – 6 pm to schedule.

    Appointments are available at the following locations on: Saturday, February 27th and March 6th, 13th & 20th

    • Fellowship Chapel - 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48235
    • Second Ebenezer - Church 14601 Dequindre St, Detroit, MI 48212
    • Grace Community Church - 21001 Moross Road 
    • Kemeny Recreation Center - 2260 S. Fort Street
  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:12 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    By following this link you can stay up to date on the latest COVID vaccine info.  https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-health-department/programs-and-services/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-latest-updates

    The following groups can schedule an appointment by calling 313-230-0505 Monday-Friday from 9 am until 6 pm: 

    • NEW! A Good Neighbor who is age 55 or older who lives in Detroit or in Michigan, who drives a Detroiter age 60+ to the TCF Center vaccine site. The appointments must be made at the same time. Detroit residents may begin scheduling appointments at the TCF Center.
    • Any resident of the City of Detroit who is age 60 or older (that means anyone born in 1960 or earlier).
    • Childcare providers and K-12 school employees.
    • Adult Foster Care caregivers.
    • U.S. Post Office employees who live or work in Detroit.
    • Employees of the City of Detroit or city-related agencies who are working from their regular job site. (Employees working from home are not eligible currently).
    • Federal, state law enforcement officials who live or work in Detroit and report to a job site, such as FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Marshall, U.S. Attorney, State Police, and Michigan Attorney General.
    • Active members of the clergy who live or work in Detroit and whose ministry brings them into face-to-face contact with congregation members. Bring ministry ID with you to appointment.
    • Funeral home/mortuary services employees who live or work in Detroit. Bring pay stub/ funeral home ID with you to appointment.
    • All food or beverage workers living or working in the City of Detroit: Grocery stores, restaurants, meat packing, food and beverage handling facilities.
    • Security guards and janitors.
    • All identified populations in Group 1A. Paid and unpaid persons in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials working in Detroit.
    • Detroit residents 18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities, caregivers of those residents and home healthcare providers if they travel in the same vehicle during the appointment. One live-in caregiver per resident. Evidence of condition required at appointment.

    There will be no cost to individuals for the COVID-19 vaccination.

    If you are in one of the identified groups to receive a vaccine, one caller can book for multiple people in your car.  You will need 6 pieces of information for each person when you make the call:

    1. Name
    2. Address
    3. Date of Birth
    4. Phone number
    5. Email
    6. Have you had previous allergic reactions to vaccines.

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:10 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    DEPSA School will be hosting a food bank with Gleaners. The distribution will occur on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 between 9 AM and 11 AM, no appointment is needed. DEPSA is located at 1903 Wilkins St. Detroit, Mi. 48207 near Eastern Market. Please see attached flyer.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:55 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Detroit residents may begin scheduling appointments at the TCF Center.

    The following groups can schedule an appointment by calling 313-230-0505 Monday-Friday from 9 am until 6 pm: 

    • Any Detroit resident 68 and older - proof of residency, utility bill or valid ID required
    • Any “good neighbor"  65 and older who drives a 68 year old to TCF -  Valid ID required. 
    • Any Detroit postal worker - Proof of employment, badge or employer paystub, required.
    • The following Group B essential workers: K-12 teachers and support staff and child care workers - Proof of employment, badge or employer paystub, required.
    • Federal, state law enforcement officials who live or work in Detroit and report to a job site, such as FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Marshall, U.S. Attorney, State Police, and Michigan Attorney General.
    • Active members of the clergy who live or work in Detroit and whose ministry brings them into face-to-face contact with congregation members – bring ministry ID with you to appointment

    • Funeral home/mortuary services employees who live or work in Detroit –bring pay stub/funeral home ID with you to appointment

    There will be no cost to individuals for the COVID-19 vaccination.


  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:47 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    City of Detroit makes plans to clean 2000 alleys in 2021

    This year, the City of Detroit will clear brush and debris from at least 2,000 alleys across the city, an expansion of the alley cleanup program announced last year by Mayor Mike Duggan. The program expansion was announced at Mayor Duggan’s news briefing January 25.

    The program was received overwhelmingly by residents, as nearly 500 block clubs signed up for the program through the Department of Neighborhoods. In 2020, 505 alleys were cleared, as City crews removed more than 4,000 tons of trash and debris.

    The alley cleanup program provides residents with City assistance to address overgrown alleys in exchange for a commitment from residents to maintain and clean the alleys at least twice a year. The work performed at each location includes complete removal of everything in the alley including debris removal and tree and brush trimming. Some light grading work is also done to ensure alleys are leveled and passable.

    As part of the program, the City will install gates at the ends of eligible alleys to prevent further illegal dumping. These sturdy wooden gates will be accessible to residents, emergency vehicles and utility workers.

    Of the 39 City employees who make up the alley cleanup program, 13 are returning citizens. Plans call for the City to employ up to 65 individuals for the program. The City expects to clean roughly 2000 alleys per year over four years with an annual budget of $8 million.

    For the next round, the City will select the alleys identified by block clubs or neighborhood associations registered with the Department of Neighborhoods, and that have completed the alley cleanup request form at detroitmi.gov/neighborhoods. To take part in the program, individuals in areas without a block club will need to organize a block club and get registered with the City.

    After completing the alley cleanup registration, a community liaison meets with block club leaders to tour and survey the alley. Once an alley has been selected and cleaned, the block club must commit to maintaining the alley by performing additional cleanups, at least twice per year.

    There will also be a sign-up page available for block clubs who are interested in the gates to receive a feasibility consultation. Once eligibility is verified and the City receives sign-off from block clubs, gates are installed.

    Alley Cleanup Program 2020 Before and After PhotosAlley Cleanup Program Gates


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