Archive | January 2010

Feb. 3 – MBTA Bus Route 39 public meeting

The MBTA invites  ALL to a meeting to view the final recommendations for the Bus Route 39 Improvement Project
At this meeting, the MBTA will present the final overall
recommendations for Route 39 improvements. These
recommendations were developed in conjunction with the
Working Group and will be implemented this year.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3rd
TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Curley School Auditorium, 493 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Improved Reliability • Faster Service • Passenger Amenities

Signs & Schedules
Enhanced Bus Stops Shelters
Improved Improved Reliability Traffic Flow
Faster Travel
Passenger Accessibility

For further information:
Contact Erik Scheier, MBTA @ (617) 222-3214 or
Or Ralph DeNisco, McMahon @ (617) 556-0020 or

Feb. 3 mtg: Forest Hills Parcel development

The Boston Redevelopment Authority
will host a public meeting regarding
Forest Hills Parcels
V & W Redevelopment
February 3rd • 7-8:30PM
William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute
Auditorium, 305 South Street, Jamaica Plain

Project Proponent: WCI Corporation
Project Description: Upon the submission of Article 80 Small Project
Review Application by the developer, WCI Corporation, the Boston
Redevelopment Authority is hosting a Public Meeting to present and
discuss the proposed Forest Hills Parcels V & W Redevelopment Project,
a 44,300 SF commercial development that consists of 32,300 SF retail/
commercial space and 38 parking spaces on Parcel W (43,765 SF), and
1,116 SF commercial space and 20 parking spaces on Parcel V (22,236
SF) (“Proposed Project”) on MBTA’s Parcel V & W in Forest Hill area of
Jamaica Plain.

Close of Comment Period: February 17, 2010
Tai Y. Lim, Boston Redevelopment Authority Project Manager
phone: 617.918.4244
fax: 617.742.7783

A copy of Article 80 Small Project Review Application may be reviewed at the
BRA, Boston City Hall, 9th fl, Monday – Friday, or at the BRA website at www.

**Copies are also available at the Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre Street and the Jamaica Plain Library, 12 Sedgwick Street.


Inés Palmarin, BRA Senior Planner II
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square 9th floor
Boston, MA 02122
Office : 617.918.4434
Fax: 617.367.6087

Boston Park updates (mtg. 1/19) – plus upcoming Franklin Park Events

The Boston Park Advocates network that organized the city council candidates’ debate last fall is moving forward on citywide parks advocacy. It would be great to have Franklin Park users involved – or if you care about a smaller park, community garden, schoolyard, or urban wild in your neighborhood – please join us! :ere’s the next meeting – on park maintenance:

Park Maintenance Meeting with the Commissioner
Tuesday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm at the Copley Library – enter on the Dartmouth Street side directly across from Copley Square. Join Boston Park Commissioner, Toni Pollak, and DCR Urban Parks Director, Samantha Overton Bussell, to ask your questions about park maintenance. We’ve asked them to bring information about maintenance standards and schedules for parks. One goal is to see if the two park systems in Boston – city and DCR – can adopt some of the same standards and procedures.

Coming up in Franklin Park

Winter Volunteer Day – Saturday, January 30th 10am-Noon. Clear vines that are killing native oaks – you’ll be liberating trees! Wear layers and leave shiny nylon parkas at home, they can be torn by branches and thorns. Gloves with a leather palm or glove liners are helpful, we’ll have work gloves for all who need them – and plenty of hot chocolate! Meet at Valley Gates, midway along the main park road.

Snow Festival – Saturday, February 13th 1-4pm. Come sled, make snowpeople, hunt for animal tracks with the Boston Nature Center, borrow snowshoes to try, or bring your own skis for a tour of the park. Hot chocolate and board games inside to warm up. All Ages Welcome! Meet at the Golf Clubhouse.

Join the Franklin Park Ski & Snowshoe Club on facebook – and look for the Franklin Park Coalition on facebook (join the group or become a fan) and follow us on twitter.

Franklin Park Coalition

Roslindale leader mtg. – Thurs. Jan. 14

The monthly Leaders meeting for Roslindale will take place this Thursday morning at 9 am at Sacred Heart Rectory,  169 Cummins highway

Contact for more information/questions:

Rev. Msgr. Francis H. Kelley

Church of the Sacred Heart

169 Cummins Highway

Roslindale, MA 02131
phone: 617-325-3322
email: f <dot> fhkelley <at> verizon <dot> net

First meeting of 2010 – Monday January 11

Neighborhood Association meeting – open to the public – 7:30 – 9 pm, in the community room of the Longfellow House (885 South Street at Walter Street).  All meetings are open to the public. If you have questions or comments please email our President, Tim Skaar at