It’s time to start thinking about the neighborhood-wide BSVA tag sale/yard sale/garage sale/stoop sale/! This year’s sale will take place June 4-5, 2022. Sign up here Signing up gets your address on our map and in the Craigslist ad (paper maps distributed across from Greg’s Auto Repair at Nonotuck@Riverside). Want to do your sale for one day only? Both days? No problem. There’s plenty of traffic both days. If you are able, we ask that you consider donating a share of your proceeds to the BSVA, which will go towards the scholarship fund. Contact Cory Mescon (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the tag sale.
Join your neighbors in welcoming and getting to know our new mayor, Gina Louise-Sciarra. Mayor Sciarra will join us to share the city’s priorities and to take our questions and listen to our concerns. This is an excellent opportunity for us to let the Mayor know that the BSVA exists and cares about our changing community.
BSVA Trivia Night 2022 on Saturday, March 5, 7:30-9:00pm
Meet your neighbors, build community and have some fun testing your knowledge of Bay State Village. Organized for the 2nd year by a handful of locals with a long history in the village, the 2022 BSVA Trivia Night features all-new questions, lots of laughs, and even a Grand Prize!
It is happening!!! Get ready for the second edition of the Bay State Village Association Trivia Night. We will gather via Zoom for a fun night of trivia questions about the neighborhood. Please check out the BSVA web site soon for further information.
For those of you who missed the first edition, here’s link to the first edition (turned into a game by BSVA president Stephen Taranto).
The March 2020 BSVA Newsletter has been published and delivered! It contains lots of exciting information for events to come this year in the neighborhood. If you missed it in your mailbox, fear not, you can read the digital copy right here.
A reminder that the Emotional Intelligence workshop presented by the BSVA is happening on Tuesday January 28th, 7 to 8:30pm at Nonotuck School. This interactive workshop is aimed at providing an understanding of EI and ways to improve yours. It is not necessary to RSVP however helpful for planning a successful evening.
Great news! On Friday, October 18 from 7:00 AM until 5 PM speed tables will be installed on Riverside Drive. The roadway will be closed for a short distance between Norwood Avenue and Federal Street. There will be detours in place. Police officers will be present and emergency services have been notified.
The installation of speed tables has been a 10-year effort, and we are hopeful that it will slow traffic down on Riverside.
So after Friday be sure to allow yourself and extra 10 to 20 seconds to get to work, any appointments, etc!
The BSVA will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, October 15th. The forum will take place in the Little Theater at the Northampton High School starting at 7pm.
The ward 5 city council candidates will debate from 7 to 8 pm; the school committee candidates (ward 5 and at-large) will take the stage — and your questions — from 8 to 9 pm. We hope to see you there!
After several years of dedicated service, BSVA President Jeff Dawson and Vice President Regine Spector will both be stepping down in the coming months. We thank them for all of their hard work!
As with past transitions, the leadership change is inspiring the BSVA Board to revisit our role in the neighborhood, and to reassess how we can best serve the community. From forums on important issues such as construction and traffic calming, to social events that bring neighbors together, our ultimate goal is to make Bay State Village an engaged and connected community. But we are always open to new ideas for new initiatives, events, and suggestions. And because these efforts all take time and energy, we hope that some of you will be excited to work to making these events and initiatives a reality!
We invite you to join us for our BSVA meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 6pm, at the Nonotuck Community School, 221 Riverside Drive. We will dedicate the meeting to brainstorming ideas for new events, new leaders and new directions for the BSVA. If you have been thinking for a while about getting involved in any capacity of coming to a meeting, there could not be a better time.
To help us prepare for the meeting, we’d love to hear from all of you, especially if you won’t be able to make it on the 27th.We put together a brief survey that will help us get a sense of what you think about the BSVA’s current work, what you think would be helpful for the association to do, and your vision for the neighborhood! We will be sending a link out to the Google Group, but you can also access the survey HERE