- Many citizens have fond memories of Pinebank, and in the last few
weeks have sent notes of encouragement and support. It's important
for citizens to be heard, even if only on a website, and not by
elected officials. Reading the words, and feeling the emotions of
others who also care is a great support to all of us. Thank you.
I can't tell you how distraught I was when I logged onto your
website today and realized the end had come. Please believe me when
I say I truly feel the pain you and the rest of the group must be
feeling right now. I did want to thank you for taking the time to
edit my article. I know how busy you must be and I'm grateful to you
for your help. I also wanted to let you know that I sent your
shortened version to all 6 city councilors and all 4 reps. I also
sent a version to the JP Gazette. I sent the long version to Mayor
Menino as well. It won't bring the historic building back but it
will let people know that there are some of us willing to fight to
preserve these old structures. Please let me know if there is
anything I can do to help. By the way, are you ever on the site on
weekends? I was hoping to someday have the pleasure of meeting you
and the rest of the Friends of Pinebank. Take care.
I am very curious as to the fate of the beautiful house at the Pond.
My sons and I stumbled upon it (I encouraged them to walk up the
stairs that lead to
it thinking that it was the way to the old amphitheater, they said
that they felt like Harry Potter on the stairs. Then they called me
up to see the big
old house). I thought it would be great for the Arts or Nature
Studies and my son thinks people should write and perform plays
there. I was sad to see
it looking so horrible. I remember it being quite a bit
better-looking when I was a child. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy
says that there is a plan for rescuing it. Is there anything Boston
residents like myself can do to help? I am imagining that funding is
non-existent but perhaps it is being done anyway.