LANA Annual Meeting, Monday, September 13, 7 pm.

The 2021 LANA annual meeting will be Monday, September 13 at 7 pm. All are welcomed!  We will be celebrating 25+1.  Last year due to the pandemic, we couldn’t celebrate LANA’s twenty-fifth anniversary, so this year, it’s 25+1.  LANA has been making a difference and advocating successfully for neighborhood improvements since inception.  Come to the annual meeting and find out more.  We are meeting via Zoom.  Please register at Eventbrite at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lana-annual-meeting-september-13-2021-tickets-168169805415

Get Involved – Serve on the LANA Board

At the Annual Meeting, the LANA membership will be electing new members of the board to serve.  Any member in good standing of LANA is eligible to serve on the Board.  This year, we have the following open seats and folks up for re-election.  There are 5 three-year terms to fill, plus 2 one-year terms, and 1 year-term at the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in serving, please contact President Kathy McCabe at mccabek@aol.com for further information.   

Incumbents running for re-election include Wayne Beitler, Sue Forti, Julia O’Brien and Rachel Young.  We welcome new people and new energy to the board!

Join LANA

Make a difference and improve the neighborhood by joining LANA.  LANA is dependent on your memberships to help pay for the website, publish and distribute the newsletter, sponsor the After Party to the Roslindale Day Parade and advocate for neighborhood improvements, such as the 104-108 Walter Street project.  Your membership dues are critical to keeping the neighborhood strong and LANA operating!  Dues are only $20 per person per year. LANA is a tax exempt, tax deductible organization.  As part of the 25+1celebration, consider donating 25+1 to LANA and/or buying a gift of membership for a family member or neighbor!  You can pay online or mail your dues (along with your name, address and email) to LANA, PO Box 222, Roslindale, MA  02131.  

What’s 25 + 1?

LANA is celebrating 25 years +1 years (actually 26 years of service to the neighborhood, but who’s counting).  Since we were all hibernating last year due to the Coronavirus, LANA is celebrating 25+1 years (or actually 26 years of services to the neighborhood).   We are kicking off 25+1 years of celebration at the Annual Meeting.  Watch for a new LANA logo in the coming weeks.  Plus, we will be celebrating with the entire neighborhood at the After Party following the Roslindale Day Parade on Sunday October 3rd with lots of family fun and music.   Dust off your walking shoes, and stay tuned for announcements regarding periodic LANA walks in the neighborhood to get to know neighbors.  We are hoping for a fun year to celebrate with old friends, welcome new friends, and continue LANA’s successful track record of making positive changes for the LANA area of Roslindale.  Stay tuned and bring your dancing shoes to the Annual Meeting and the After Party.  Let’s celebrate!!!

It’s Official—Habitat for Humanity to Develop 4 Units

The Boston Planning and Development Agency voted unanimously to tentatively designate Habitat for Humanity as the developer for four units of affordable home ownership at 104 Walter Street.  The winning design plan is closely aligned with the guidance developed through the neighborhood planning/ consultation process organized by LANA in October 2020.  BPDA board members praised the design plan for its sensitivity, incorporating open space and housing, the involvement of LANA neighbors.   

Congratulations to the Habitat for Humanity team!  LANA looks forward to working with Habitat and neighbors to make sure the 104 Walter Street affordable homeownership project is a success!

Many thanks to project manager Morgan McDaniel for skillfully shepherding the 104-108 Walter Street project through the BPDA review and designation process.  Kudos to our elected officials Council President Matt O’Malley, City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, Mike Flaherty and Julia Mejia and Acting Mayor Kim Janey who all supported the 104-104 Walter Street project.  A special shout out to Chief Sheila Dillion and her team at the Department of Neighborhood Development, especially John Fueurbach, Kirstin Studlien, as well as Chief Mariama White-Hammond of Environment, Energy & Open Space and former Chief Chris Cook, Aldo Ghirin and Paul Sutton of Boston Parks and Nick Moreno of the Boston Conservation Commission. 

Many people, including neighbors, the LANA Board and Roslindale Wetlands Task Force, as well as folks behind the scenes have helped us reach this milestone.  Thank you to everyone!  

The After Party

The Roslindale Day Parade will step off from Roslindale Village by Adams Park at 1 pm on Sunday, October 3rd and march down Belgrade to Holy Name Circle and continue down South Street to Fallon Field.  LANA and the Roslindale Day Parade Committee are sponsoring an After Party following the parade at Fallon Field.  Games, Popcorn, Popsicles, Info Tables, Music, and More. Fun for All Ages until 5 pm.  Don’t miss it!  If you want to participate, volunteer, sponsor and join in, contact Rachel LongfellowArea@gmail.com.  

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 6.   Labor Day.  Remember to be kind and thank essential workers and health care workers for all the work they do.

Monday – Wednesday, September 6 to 8.  Rosh Hashanah.

Monday, September 13.  LANA Annual Meeting.  All are welcomed.  Register at Eventbrite.  

Tuesday, September 14.  Primary Election Day.  Make sure your voice is heard, VOTE!

Wednesday and Thursday, September 15-16.  Yom Kippur. 

Saturday, September 18th, RoslinTrail Community Bike Ride, 10 am.  Meet in the Square.  

Saturday, September 25.  Roslindale Porchfest.  Listen to 100 performances — bands and music on 63 porches throughout the LANA neighborhood and Roslindale:   http://www.roslindalearts.org/roslindale-porch-fest/      

Sunday, October 3.  Roslindale Day Parade steps off at 1 pm and marches from Roslindale Village along Belgrade to West Roxbury Parkway, to Centre Street, to South Street, and ending at Robert Street at Fallon Field.  

Sunday, October 3.   The After Party at Fallon Field, Following the parade 2 to 3-ish until 5 pm sponsored by the Roslindale Parade Committee and LANA.   

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