A group of homeless veterans were given free boots at an event that featured Boston Bruins players and the Dropkick Murphys.
Local celebrities and athletes gathered in Milton for a homeless veterans benefit event in late December. The event was organized by We Salute You Veterans Foundation, which provides various services to veterans. Vibram, which provides its high performance rubber soles to the U.S. Military, donated more than 60 pairs of boots to local homeless veterans. The Dropkick Murphys, comedian Lenny Clarke, Boston Bruin Milan Lucic and former Bruins Bob Sweeney and Lyndon Byers were all scheduled to attend the “We Salute You Veterans Holiday Benefit” at Heritage Hall, the home of Milton Legion Post 114. Learn more about We Salute You Veterans Foundation at wesaluteyouveterans.org.
The Board of Selectmen passed on a suggestion to take Town Counsel off litigation concerning two Zoning Board of Appeals rulings.
The attorney for American Legion Post 114 made a second appearance before the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday night to ask that Town Counsel back off the case concerning a telecommunications tower at the group’s Granite Avenue building. The issue over a permit to operate the 110-foot tower between the Legion and SBA Towers II LLC goes back to December 2008, when Legion Post 114 says the company did not renew its five-year permit in time. The Zoning Board of Appeals made two rulings in favor of SBA—one early last year over the renewed the original permit, and one last summer that awarded a conditional special permit—that both landed the town and Legion in court. Town Counsel, John Flynn, became involved as soon as the Legion challenged the …