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

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


  • 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


  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


  • garage behind 561 Mass Ave
  • Northampton St improvements

Fall Festival Wrap-up



Fall clean-up


  • 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

CSANA 6/1/2016


Hampton House: 155 Northhampton St

Meeting Minutes: Miren

7pm                       Meeting opened by Carol.

May meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Sara

  • Current Budget $3045.71
    • Includes reimbursement for Boston Shines ($324.91)
  • Sara proposed that a budget could be created for future purchases
  • A motion was passed that going forward all purchases for CSANA would be pre-approved at the monthly meetings.
    • This excludes petty cash expenses up to $150

`Neighborhood Crime Report: Officer Schoulla:

  • Sgt Taxter to follow up on scooters
  • Officer Schoulla cautioned residents on having scooters or else having a really good lock
  • Shawmut/West Spr stop sign compliance: will bring to Sgt Taxter

Comet Place:

  • Replaced Stop sign
  • Residents to petition City of Boston to exclude trucks from Northampton St
    • Tashia, Jim, Phil and Sara to help get signatures

Boston Shines Expeditures: Mark

  • Costs were s the result of mulching and planting done over 2 different days (“Boston Shines 1 and 2”)
  • Park fence in need of repair on Northampton side
  • West side of the park also needs upkeep assistance.

Park Lighting/Park Upkeep

  • The proposal to try to obtain year-round lighting for Chester Sq park was discussed.
    • It was agreed to have predominately white lighting with festive lighting for holidays.
  • This led to a discussion on how to get the neighborhood involved in the upkeep of the park and garden so that it did not fall on just a couple individuals.
    • It was agreed that CSANA would be ultimate authority on decisions in order to make sure everyone is involved and has a say.
  • Michelle proposed that 10 minutes of each meeting could be dedicated to determining that month’s “garden plan”, which could be communicated to the remainder of neighborhood by email.
    • It was agreed that to accomplish this, first the park and surrounding area would need to be surveyed to assess existing conditions.
    • From the survey CSANA will be able to come up with a plan to address the whole neighborhood area’s assessed needs including a  budget plan and allocation of labor.
    • Michelle and Josh will present the completed survey in the September meeting for further discussion.


558 Mass Ave: Historical Site Falling Apart

  • Mark will write letters to get city, state and federal legislators involved to see about funding for repairs
  • Suggestions were also made to get the South End Historical Society involved, and to reach out to caretakers and owners of the building to express CSANA’s interest in providing assistance with requesting funding.


Next Meeting: 7/6/16 7pm at Hampton House


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