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LANA meeting – Monday, May 8, 2023, 7 pm via Zoom

The next LANA meeting is Monday, May 8th at 7 pm via Zoom.  Danny Schissler from the Arnold Arboretum will be sharing a proposal to make parking on Walter Street by the Arboretum 2-hour parking and is interested in hearing neighborhood feedback.  Also on the agenda is the summer LANA ice cream social, an update from Habitat for Humanity, creating a tree fund, and zoning variances at 90-92 Knoll Street.
Meeting ID: 865 9626 6896
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Candidates’ forum – 10th Suffolk district House seat – Thursday, April 20, 7 – 8:30 pm on zoom.  

Hopefully you are aware that we in the 10th Suffolk District are without representation in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, since Ed Coppinger resigned.  There will be an election on May 2, 2023 that will determine our next Representative. This election is important to ensure that our next Representative helps move our District and the Commonwealth forward on important issues including transportation, healthcare, housing, the environment and more.  There are 3 candidates in the race: Rob Orthman, Bill MacGregor and Celia Segel. Below are links to each of their websites, and information on voting.

The Highland Neighborhood Civic Association is sponsoring a zoom candidates forum where you can hear from the candidates directly.  Here’s the information about registering for the event (you need to register in order to get the zoom link) and sharing which issues you want to hear the candidates address.

Register in advance for this meeting to obtain the zoom link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Links to candidate websites:

Spring Event –  Discover the Roslindale Wetlands Urban WildSpring 

We have a series of spring events lined up to help neighbors discover and learn more about the Roslindale Wetlands. Be sure to mark your calendars:

Family-Friendly Wetlands Walk, Friday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.: Cap off school vacation week by spending some time outdoors and learning more about wetlands ecology, the history of neighborhood advocacy, and the ecological restoration work now underway. Boston Urban Wilds staff will lead the way. Meet at the Coniston Road entrance. 

City Nature Challenge, Saturday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.: As part of the wordwide City Nature Challenge, you are invited to walk through the Roslindale Wetlands and report on different plants and animals you see. To prepare, consider downloading a phone app to help with identification, such as iNaturalist and Picture This. Boston Urban Wilds and Mass Audubon staff will help you get started. Meet at the Coniston Road entrance. Learn more and register.

Serve and Learn, Saturday, May 6, 9am-noon. We can help with the ongoing ecological restoration work by removing small trash items and invasive plant species, such as garlic mustard and multiflora rose. We’ll start with an informational tour at 9:00 led by Boston Urban Wilds staff, who call fill us in on the progress of the restoration project. Then, we’ll get to work. Feel free to come later or leave earlier as needed. Bring gloves and hand tools (such as nippers and loppers) if you have them, and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Coniston Road entrance. Come on down! Bring a friend! Learn something new about this gem of an ecosystem right in our neighborhood.

LANA Neighborhood meeting – Monday, March 13, 7 pm via Zoom


  • Chief Brianna Millor, Chief of Community Engagement, City of Boston 
  • Centre/Walter Street Intersection Improvements with DCR’s Deputy Chief Engineer Jeff Parenti 
  • Neighborhood Liaison Update – Uju Onochie 
  • 104 Walter Street
  • Roslindale Wetlands
  • LANA Social Events
  • Treasurer’s Report

Meeting ID: 874 2762 1780

Passcode: q2UsbM9ivB

LANA neighborhood meeting – Monday, January 9th at 7 pm

Join us for an important LANA neighborhood meeting on Monday, January 9th at 7 pm on Zoom. 

Boston Transportation Department’s Director of Engineering, Amy Cording, will be discussing traffic issues in the LANA area, including Weld and Centre Street Intersection Improvements, Center & Walter Street Proposed Improvements Review, South/Robert/South Walter/Walter (Hewlett to Fletcher Street) Area, Walter Street/South Street, and other traffic issues. Other agenda items include Roslindale Wetlands Update, Habitat for Humanity update on 104 Walter Street, Neighborhood Liaison Update, Uju Onochie.

Meeting ID: 968 517 7522

Passcode: q2UsbM9ivB

LANA neighborhood meeting – Monday, January 9th at 7 pm

Join us for an important LANA neighborhood meeting on Monday, January 9th at 7 pm on Zoom. 

Boston Transportation Department’s Director of Engineering, Amy Cording, will be discussing traffic issues in the LANA area, including the Centre Street/ Walter Street intersection, Center Street/Weld Street intersection and other traffic issues. Other agenda items to come.

Meeting ID: 968 517 7522

Passcode: q2UsbM9ivB

LANA meeting – Monday, November 14th at 7 pm

The next LANA meeting will be Monday, November 14th at 7 pm. We will be meeting virtually via Zoom.  Topics at the November meeting include meeting ISD’s new liaison Colleen Kennedy; updates from ONS Roslindale liaison Uju Chinoye; Jim Kostaras and Gerry Patton from Habitat for Humanity will report on 104 Walter Street progress; and a discussion of transportation issues including Weld & Centre Street and Walter & Centre Streets.

Meeting ID: 845 5233 7851

Passcode: q2UsbM9ivB

Public Meeting – Proposed Improvements to Weld & Centre Streets – Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7pm 

Horizon Development is proposing to construct changes in the public way, including installing a new sidewalk, altering the curb line and crosswalks, and upgrading the median strips. Come hear about the proposed improvements from the Horizon Development team, get your questions answered, and share your thoughts.  The public information session will be held via Zoom.  The Boston Public Improvement Commission will be voting to approve the proposed program of improvements later this month.

Meeting ID: 829 5036 0935

Passcode: q2UsbM9ivB

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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:

Meeting ID: 928 1740 6130
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