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DCR Centre Street Meeting Nov. 10

State Senator Mike Rush and State Representatives Ed Coppinger and Jeffrey Sanchez in conjunction with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are hosting a community meeting specific for Roslindale residents about the proposed DCR plans for the Centre Street corridor from VFW Parkway to Murray Circle, and in particular the Walter/Centre intersection.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

St. Nectarios Church Hall, 39 Belgrade Ave, Roslindale

DCR has previously held three meetings on proposals for this stretch of Centre Street, in addition to the Arborway in Jamaica Plain. You can view the presentations from past meetings here. The meeting and presentation materials specific to the Centre Street corridor and Walter Street intersection can be found there under the Oct. 7, 2015 meeting information.

LANA has advocated for years for changes to this intersection and had members present at the prior meetings. In addition to this Nov. 10 meeting, at our normal bimonthly LANA meeting the night prior, Monday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm at Longfellow House, we’ll be joined by Sen. Rush and Reps. Coppinger and Sanchez to go over these plans and discuss issues around them along with other relevant state issues. We hope you can join us.

City Council Candidates Forum – Tomorrow! 10/14

Reminder: LANA is one of my many local groups co-sponsoring a forum tomorrow night for City Council candidates.

City Council Candidates Forum

Wed, Oct. 14, 6:45 pm

Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

Come hear from the following candidates:

At-Large: Annissa Essaibi-George, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu

District 4: Andrea Campbell, Charley Yancey (not confirmed)

District 5: Tim McCarthy, Jean-Claude Sanon

District 6: Matt O’Malley

More information

Community Meeting re: Proposed Development at 1400 Centre St, Roslindale

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invites neighborhood residents to a community meeting to discuss a proposal to construct a mixed-use, four-story, market-rate residential condominium building comprised of 18-dwelling units and one commercial unit at 1400 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA 02131 (the old Weld American parcel at the corner of Centre and Weld Streets).

The proposal will be subject to Small Project Review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). No plans have been officially filed at this time.

Where: Boston Police District E-5 Community Room, 1705 Centre St, West Roxbury

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Time: 6:15 PM

For more information please contact Christine Galatis, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, at or 617-635-3307.

Mayor Menino’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour coming to Fallon Field on June 3

Come to Fallon Field at 9:30 AM on Monday, June 3 to speak with Mayor Menino about issues in the neighborhood. From the city web site’s description of the event:

The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Menino about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these one-on-one discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Menino looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services.

All participants will enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and breakfast treats. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize package including a Dunkin’ Donuts gift basket. In addition, attendees will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Menino and be treated to fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market.

Weatherize Now!

Join Renew Boston and Greening Rozzie at the Roslindale Community Center this Saturday, January 26, at 10:00 AM to learn about:

  • No-cost energy assessments for single family homes and buildings with 2-4 units
  • 75% off insulation and air sealing improvements, up to $2000
  • Rebates for heating and water system upgrades, appliances, and more
  • Zero % interest financing on qualified energy efficiency improvements

Pastries and coffee will be served.  For more information, contact Erin Taylor at 617-524-3950 x141 or

Star Viewing at Weld Hill

Visit Weld Hill in the Arnold Arboretum on the evening of Saturday, September 22 to explore the night sky.  Learn to find your way around the night sky, with and without telescopes. Explore the face of the moon, search for double stars, nebulae, and even the Andromeda Galaxy!

This event will run from 7:00-9:30 PM at the Weld Hill Research Center (1300 Centre Street).  Please register in advance if you would like to attend.

Mayor Menino’s Roslindale Coffee Hour

Please join Mayor Menino on Friday, May 18 from 9:00-10:00 AM at Fallon Field for a neighborhood coffee hour. At the coffee hour you will be able to speak directly with Mayor Menino about neighborhood issues that are important to you. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided by Dunkin Donuts, and each family will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses.

You can see the full schedule for the mayor’s coffee hours on the city’s web site.

Pocket Park Cleanup

Please join the Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association for a cleanup of the pocket park located at the intersection of South St. and Walter St., across from the Longfellow House. The cleanup is scheduled for Friday, April 27, from 6:00-7:30 PM. Bring rakes, shovels, pruning shears, and other gardening tools. Donations of brown mulch or garden top soil are welcome!

National Night Out 2011

This Thursday, August 4, celebrate National Night Out in Adams Park. From 5:30 until 8:00, join your neighbors to unite the community and enjoy free entertainment and refreshments. Roslindale’s National Night Out celebration is sponsored by Healthy Roslindale Coalition, Boston Police Department, Roslindale Village Main Street, & Roslindale Arts Alliance.

March 14 – Potluck supper

Sunday, March 14 5pm

Your family is invited to the Longfellow house/LANA Pot Luck Supper

Meet your neighbors, share some great home cooking, get a brief update on LANA’s recent activities and even possibly win a door prize!

Longfellow House Community Room (885 South Street)

Please bring a dish to serve 8 people:  If your last name begins with…

A-F :  bring an appetizer

G-M: bring a main dish

N-T: bring a salad

U-Z: bring a dessert

For more information, please contact Carolyn Corcoran on 617-327-4817