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LANA Meeting – Monday, March 8 at 7pm

Councilor Arroyo will be joining us and providing an update on city and District 5 issues. Roslindale Green & Clean will be letting us know about their work. Other topics include: 104-108 Walter Street;  Racial Equity; Centre & Walter Street Intersection and Zoning Variances at 1580 Centre, 35 Conniston Rd, and 53 Tyndale. Joe Coppinger, our neighborhood liaison will also be on hand. All are welcomed!  

To register and get the link, go to Eventbrite at: 

World Wetlands Day – Take a Winter Hike and Explore a Local Wetland

World Wetlands Day – Take a Winter Hike and Explore a Local Wetland

Boston is celebrating World Wetlands Day throughout the month of February with a series of self-guided walks at inland wetlands and urban wild sites at Canterbury Brook, the Roslindale Wetlands, and Sherrin Woods.  Boston’s wetlands are a critical part of green infrastructure contributing to climate resiliency and reducing heat island effects.  Mayor Walsh and the Boston City Council have proclaimed February 2nd as World Wetlands Day. The day commemorates the signing of the Ramsar Convention, an international treatyfor the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and this year is the 50th anniversary.  

Citizen volunteers in Boston celebrate and steward the City’s wetlands with innovative initiatives such as Southwest Boston CDC’s Green Team focusing on Sherrin Woods,  the Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association (LANA) integrating wetlands conservation with creation of new affordable housing at the Roslindale Wetlands.  On the eastern edge of Roslindale Mount Hope residents are working to turn a highly degraded waterway and wetland, Canterbury Brook, into a local amenity and asset.  

To celebrate World Wetlands Day, take a walk in one of the nearby wetlands areas – Canterbury Brook, the Roslindale Wetlands, or Sherrin Woods.  Winter allows one to see animal tracks and wonder at ice patterns.  All site walks are relatively easy. Dress warm, wear sturdy shoes or boots, wear your mask, and please socially distance.  

There are over 580,000 acres of wetlands in Massachusetts.  Wetlands are complex eco-systems that provide important benefits, including:  enhancing water quality; contributing to climate resiliency and the overall health of the environment and ecological systems; providing a critical source of green infrastructure; aiding drainage and stormwater management; minimizing flooding; sequestering and storing excess carbon; spawning and feeding area for fisheries; providing wildlife habitat; and a place for recreation, outdoor exploration and beauty. 

Links:

Boston Celebrates World Wetlands Day:  https://www.roslindalewetlands.org/Home/world-wetlands-day

Canterbury Brook:   https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/boston-nature-center/plan-your-visit/trails

Roslindale Wetlands:  https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/urban-wilds-roslindale

Roslindale Wetlands Task Force:  https://www.facebook.com/RoslindaleWetlands/   and www.roslindalewetlands.org  

Sherrin Woods:  https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/urban-wilds-hyde-park

LANA, Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association – 104-108 Walter Street initiative:  https://longfellowarea.com/initiatives/   or  www.longfellowarea.com

Mount Hope/ Canterbury Neighborhood Association  https://www.facebook.com/events/780-american-legion-hwy-roslindale-ma-02131-3908-united-states/january-mt-hopecanterburyalh-neighborhood-association-meeting/571330173716549/

Southwest Boston CDC Green Team:   https://www.swbcdc.org/portfolio-1   or www.swbcdc.org

For more information:   Kathy McCabe, 617 549-7985, mccabe@plan-do.com  

January 11, 2021 LANA Meeting

LANA will meet at 7 pm on Monday, January 11th, 2021 via Zoom.  Please register by Eventbrite (link is below).  Everyone is welcomed. Agenda items include:  

  • Zoning variances
    • 34-36 Guernsey
    • 15-17 Arborough Road.  
  • Amendments to the LANA Bylaws (Click on links below to see the original bylaws and proposed changes)
  • Net Zero Energy and Climate Change.  Brief presentation by James Michel, founder of the Boston Clean Energy Coalition.  
  • Community Choice Electricity – Your Questions Answered – Presentation and Q&A with Aidan Smith, Boston’s Community Choice Electricity Outreach Coordinator. 

Please register no later than 6 pm of the day of the meeting to get the Zoom link.  We are trying to avoid Zoom bombers.  Thanks.  All are welcome.

LANA meeting – November 9, 2020

Zoom recording of November 9, 2020 meeting.

COVID-safe candy distribution for Halloween

One of our neighbors in the LANA area created a form for people to fill out if they will be doing COVID-safe candy distribution for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. They will use the form to generate a map that folks can download or print so they can know where to find houses to trick or treat at that are taking precautions. Only fill out if you will be giving out candy. The form is here: https://forms.gle/VkuYNHTf4wadN2W38

Future of 104-108 Walter Street by the Roslindale Wetlands Site – Online Community Workshop

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The Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association (LANA) and the Roslindale Wetlands Task Force (RWTF) are hosting two community workshops to explore the future of 104-108 Walter Street, which is now for sale.  LANA and RWTF have been urging the City to purchase the property to permanently protect the largest privately owned parcel in the designated Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild area (largely 108 Walter) and to create up to four units of affordable home ownership, largely on 104 Walter.  We want to share what has been happening and get your input and comments. 

Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm.  LANA and RWTF are hosting a virtual community workshop, which will be an introduction and discussion about the future of 104-108 Walter.  We want to let you know what’s been happening and hear your questions and ideas.   Please click here for free registration.  Links to the virtual workshop will be sent to you.

Annual Meeting – Monday, September 14th, 7pm

Neighbors! Join us for the bi-monthly LANA meeting on Monday, September 14th, 7pm on Zoom. Agenda items include Boston Police Area E updates, updates about the Wetlands and the Walter/Center Street Intersection, Treasurer’s Report, and Approval of the July minutes. Representatives from various city offices and elected representatives will also be joining us.
This meeting will also include the official Annual Meeting of LANA. As per the LANA bylaws, the Annual Meeting is held for the purpose of electing directors, establishing membership fees, and presenting the treasurer’s report to the membership. Members in good standing (who have paid their $20 FY2020 dues) can vote for Directors at the Annual Meeting. Dues must be received by 9/11. Checks payable to LANA should be mailed to PO Box 222, Roslindale, 02131. Checks must be reach the PO Box by September 11th for Members to be eligible to vote for board Directors at the Annual Meeting Sept. 14th. Only Members in good standing may vote or run for office.
The Zoom meeting is open to invited guests and people who live, work or own property in the Longfellow area. Log-in information can be requested by emailing longfellowarea@gmail.com.

 

LANA Bi-monthly meeting – July 13, 2020 at 7pm (on Zoom).

Neighbors! Please join us for our next neighborhood meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7pm (on Zoom).

Agenda:
– Open discussion about racial inequality as it relates to the Longfellow neighborhood
– Update about progress on the the Roslindale Wetlands

This Zoom meeting is open to all who live in the Longfellow area. Log-in information can be requested by emaiing longfellowarea@gmail.com Please be sure to provide your street address so that we can confirm your neighborhood association.

Statement from LANA Board

The board of the Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association mourns the death of George Floyd and the many others who have died due to racial injustice.  We reject systematic failures that cause inequalities.  We invite LANA members and neighbors to join the discussion of what we can do to make our neighborhood welcoming and safe for everyone.  Our next meeting will be on Zoom, on July 13 th at 7:00. In the meantime, we welcome your comments.

May 11, 2020 meeting video


The video of the May 11 LANA meeting is posted here. The meeting was well attended, and included visits and updates by multiple City Counselors. To view the video, click on the link below, and use password to access the video:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/ysF4bL_r3HFLXNbV-FDkAIl8FNS_X6a8h… 
Password: 4b#^4=*4