Saturday May 6, 2017

Kudos to the stalwarts who worked through the rain yesterday! Our Love-your-block team gathered trash and weeded and mulched in Chester Park and round the blocks. Bud was there to get us started. Jake and Meredith were first to get into it. Rudy and Jim fetched us brooms, rakes and shovels. Alice captained the gardens on the odd-numbered side. Josh worked the even-numbered side with David, Danny, Damon and Frank. Michelle worked with Springfield gardeners. Will, Clancy, Eldean and Corbin brought family energy to the team. Elyssa and others cleared trouble from the raised beds. Sam brought us tee-shirts and encouragement. Laura cheered us on. Sara led the wrap-up and returned the tools. Carol was totally proud.

Meet at 7 pm @ Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

Need assistant treasurer who can fill in for three months

May 6 Spring Clean-up 9 am – also hazardous waste disposal at Frontage Rd (see boston.gov)

Plan for Chester Park

–        Possibilities for unifying two parts

–        trade-offs between green space, 6 travel lanes, 6 parking lanes, wide median and 8 sidewalks

–        visioning for long term

Flower Market/Exchange So End, (Abbey Group invited, not yet confirmed)

Next CSANA Meeting: Wednesday Jun 7

7 pm @ Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

Reports:

  • Minutes of March meeting
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Police Report
  • Addiction, Homelessness Recovery working group – public meeting April 25

Spring Clean-up – Saturday May 6

Tag to hang on every door – Patricia

Flower Market (Abbey Group)

Next CSANA Meeting: Wednesday May 3

CSANA Agenda – March 1, 2017 – 7 pm @ Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

After reports and updates, we’ll brainstorm activities and celebrations for the coming year.

The City’s new clean-ups program, “Love Your Block”, expands possibilities and resources for revitalizing our public space.

We’ll have a team to engage residents and resources.

Can you help?

Next CSANA Meeting: Wed April 5

7 pm @ Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

Police Report

Follow-up/Update

  1. Aircraft noise meeting w/ Rep Capuano Thurs Jan 27 (location TBD – sign up)
  2. So End Landmarks – inventory of violations
  3. Addiction, Homelessness Recovery working group
  4. South End Forum

Elections – 2017 CSANA Leadership

Base map/digital plan for Chester Square Area Neighborhood

Next Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 1

So End Landmarks Commission – Katie Reed will talk with us about SELDC’s charge, how the system works, and what should be preserved in our neighborhood.

CSANA Leadership for 2017 – nominations will be entertained, in preparation for January elections and for building teams for events, membership, fundraising.

South End Forum Parking Final Recommendations – more to follow

Reports & announcements: police, November clean-up, So End Forum Working Group on Addiction, Recovery & Homelessness, Shawmut Ave traffic & safety

Noise – early morning take-offs from Logan Airport

Next CSANA Meeting: Wed Jan 4

CSANA Agenda – November 9, 2016 – 7 pm @ Hampton House, 155 Northampton St
Fall clean-up Nov 19
Landscaping plan for Chester Square Area Neighborhood
Priorities and plan for 2017 – For all we’ve done in 2016, we owe much thanks to the leadership of 21 residents and the participation of many many more, as well as Victory House, Hampton House, and our very fruitful community partnerships. We’re grateful for notices, meetings, website, events, planting and clean-up, street and sidewalk safety improvements, and so much more. As we consider priorities for next year and prepare to elect officers, please consider what is important to you. We especially need help with note-taking at meetings, event planning, and fundraising. Whatever your interest, we’d love to see you at next week’s meeting and/or hear from you at your convenience.

Note: you can read minutes of prior meetings by clicking on the “Minutes” tab above.
Next CSANA Meeting: Wed Dec 7

CSANA Agenda – Wed Oct 5 2016 – 7 pm

Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

Police report

Updates:

  • garage behind 561 Mass Ave
  • Northampton St improvements

Fall Festival Wrap-up

Fundraising

Budget

Fall clean-up

Parking

  • Short-term/meter parking near senior buildings and businesses
  • Bicycle Parking

Community Preservation Act

Join us – 7 pm @ Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

Police Report – Sgt Taxter

Fall Festival – preparations for Sept 17

Petition needed to sign Comet Place as one-way

526 Mass Ave

Northampton St – walk w/ city officials – Mon Sept 12 @ 9 am

Task force to address addiction & homelessness

Next CSANA Meeting: Wed Oct 5

Our August meeting will review and consider progress on:
Fall Festival
New restaurant, Mida

Comet Place
Proposed Garage behind 561 Mass Ave

1721 Washington St

527 Mass Ave and proposed 223 Northampton
Vision Zero – Mass Ave safety
Next CSANA Meeting: Wed September 7

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