It’s Love Your Block Saturday, Tomorrow, Sept 17 – Love the Pocket Park! And the Wetlands!

The Pocket Park at South and Walter Street needs some lovin’ this Saturday, as part of Mayor Wu’s city-wide Love Your Block.  We will be working from 10 am to 12 noon to pick up, weed, plant and spruce up the pocket park and vicinity on Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 noon.   Plant donations are welcome.  Come join in. All are welcome. 

In concert with the city’s Love Your Block campaign and LANA, the Roslindale Wetlands Task Force is holding a Love Your Wetlands clean-up this Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 to noon. 

Meet us at the Coniston Road entrance to the Wetlands, where we will focus on removing some of the invasive plants that have dominated the area (Japanese knotweed, multiflora rose) to give new plantings the best chance of becoming established. Soon, the Coniston Road entrance will be an attractive meadow with a landscaped path. Our work will help set the stage for ecological restoration work in this area.

We’ll have a few tools available to borrow, but if you have clippers, loppers, or other implements, please bring them along. Gloves are a great idea too, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. We strongly recommend wearing long pants and long sleeves to guard against ticks.

If you can’t make it at 9:00, come when you can, and stay as long as you can!  We will be working until noon time. 

LANA meeting – Monday, September 12, 7 pm

LANA Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Minutes of the last Annual Meeting, September 10, 2021. 
  3. Treasurers’ Annual Financial Report.    Need motion to approve.
  4. Nominations and Election of Board Members
  5. Review of 2021-2022
  6. Adjournment. 

LANA Board Meeting Preliminary Agenda

  1. Call to Order and Welcome New Board Members
  2. Election of Officers
  3. Love Your Block and Love Your Wetlands
  4. Neighborhood Liaison Report – Uju Chinonye.  
  5. News & Announcements
  6. Minutes of the July 2022 Board Meeting
  7. Treasurers’ Report
  8. Additions to the Agenda
  9. Adjourn

Immediately following the Annual Meeting the Board Meeting will be convened. 

LANA will be meeting via Zoom at this link:
https://mcphs.zoom.us/j/92817406130?pwd=cUo3NGlPM2NEWDRFNCtVMlNpLzJDZz09

Meeting ID: 928 1740 6130
Passcode: 077288

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Join the LANA Board — We Need You!

LANA will be electing board members and there are a couple board vacancies. We welcome new energy and more hands to strengthen the neighborhood. Consider running for a board seat. If you are interested, drop LANA an email with your name, contact information and a brief paragraph about why you wish to join the board, at longfellowarea@gmail.com. You must be a LANA member with current paid dues to run for the board (you can pay dues before running at our website longfellowarea.com). Elections will take place at the regular September meeting: Monday, September 12th at 7 pm meeting.

Ice Cream Social – August 5, 2022

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Ice Cream Social! It was great to meet with neighbors. If you are not a member yet, please consider joining LANA (membership dues can be paid using the PayPal link on the side bar). Or consider joining the LANA board!

Thanks to Green T for hosting the event (providing ice cream and milk shakes), and Boston Police and BTD for allowing us to close off the street.

LANA Neighborhood Meeting – Monday, July 11, 2022

Draft Agenda 

  1. Welcome 
  2. Sgt O’Mara from Area E, Boston Police Department
  3. Roslindale Liaison Chinonye Onochie
  4. August 4th Event
  5. Membership
  6. Updates
    • 104-108 Walter Street
    • Ecological Restoration of the Wetlands
    • Pocket Park 
    • Electric Poles 
    • Transportation, Mobility, Infrastructure, Walter Street
  7. Zoning – 12 Basto Terrace
  8. Annual Meeting next time – September 12th.  
  9. Additions to the Agenda
  10. Minutes
  11. Treasurer’s Report
  12. Adjourn

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82676843202?pwd=Z2ZXc0p6Szlva0FCMDJZbzQySmxVQT09

Meeting ID: 826 7684 3202
Passcode: q2UsbM9ivB
Dial in:
+1 646 558 8656

Meet up this Saturday, June 25, 10am at the Pocket Park

Helping hands and green thumbs are needed this Saturday, June 25th at 10am at the Pocket Park at South and Walter Streets across from Longfellow House and Green Tea. Earlier this spring the daffodils were blooming and lovely. But the weeds are growing and the pocket park needs tending. Come meet your neighbors LANA is doing a work session to weed and plant perennials Saturday morning, June 25th at 10 am. Join us. If you have an extra hoe, rake or shovel, bring yourself and a tool if you have one. We are also looking for donations of perennials. If you are thinning your garden, or found that you have one too many perennials, please drop them off tomorrow morning, so we can add them to the park at South & Walter. Or email LANA at LongfellowArea@gmail.com. Thanks. See you Saturday.

Mayor Wu’s Coffee Hour

Mayor Wu’s Coffee Hour in Roslindale – Tomorrow – Thursday, 9:30am in the Substation.

LANA Neighborhood Meeting – May 9, 2022, 7 pm

Preliminary Agenda

  • Welcome, Opening Comments and Introductions
  • Uju Onochie, Neighborhood Liaison   
  • Habitat for Humanity Update –Jim Kostaras & Gerry Patton
  • After Party 2022 Committee Report 
  • Roslindale Wetlands Update
  • Transportation, Mobility & Infrastructure Committee
    • Update regarding 2nd Pole Removals 
    • Walter Street 
    • Centre/Walter Intersection 
  • Zoning
  • President’s Comments
  • Minutes of the March 14, 2022 Meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Announcements
  • Additions to the Agenda

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Spring is here!

Pocket Park outside Longfellow House. Daffodils planted by LANA.