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LANA Neighborhood meeting – Monday, March 14th at 7 pm.

Agenda includes Councilor Kendra Hicks (just elected as the councilor for District 6), 104 Walter Street Update with Habitat for Humanity, Transportation/Mobility/ Infrastructure Committee report and discussion, Roslindale Day Parade afterparty at Fallon Field. The link for registration will be posted soon.

LANA Meeting – Monday, January 10, 7pm

The first LANA meeting of 2021 will be this coming Monday, January 10th at 7 pm. LANA will be meeting virtually.  An Eversource representative will be on hand to answer questions. Now is your opportunity to ask questions to a real person from Eversource, so join us. LANA has been concerned about improving the mobility and accessibility along Walter Street, and there are several places where there are multiple telephone poles along Walter Street and elsewhere. Zoning issues on the agenda. The owners of 9 Farquhar Street are planning an addition and will be on hand to talk about their need for zoning relief at 9 Farquhar.   To get the Zoom link, register using the EventBrite link below:

Rolindale Wetlands – Celebrating Acquisitions event

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, the community came out to celebrate building affordable housing while preserving the wetlands. Thanks especially to Mayor Wu, Councilors Matt O’Malley and Arroyo, Senator Representative Nika Elugardo, and Habit for Humanity.

Celebrating Roslindale Wetlands and 104/108 Walter development – Sat. Dec. 11, noon (new time)

We are kicking off our celebration this Saturday at noon at 108 Walter Street to thank and celebrate our many partners and officials working with us to advance equity and climate resiliency by saving the Roslindale Wetlands and creating four units of affordable home ownership. Invited attendees include Mayor Wu, Councilors O’Malley and Arroyo, State Senator Rush, State Representatives Coppinger and Elugardo, Habitat for Humanity, and others!  Join us in celebrating the acquisitions of 104-108 Walter and the Durst parcel, as well as the second anniversary of the Boston Wetlands Ordinance. We also want to thank you for your help and support and making these acquisitions happen.  Grassroots neighborhood support is a key to success!

In addition, LANA will be hosting a Roslindale Wetlands 25+1 Walk at 2 pm stepping off from Selwyn & Robken Road.

Calling for Helping Hands, Gardeners & Bulb Planters!

Sunday, November 14th at noon, we will meet to plant daffodil bulbs at the pocket parks at South & Walter.  We probably have enough bulbs to also plant some at Fallon Field and public spaces in the LANA area.  Bring a trowel, some work gloves and join us in planting 300+ bulbs.  

We want to get the bulbs planted for spring cheer, before the cold weather really sets-in, so it’s all hands-on deck.  We need your help.  Meet your neighbors, and join in for an hour or so, and let’s get the daffodils planted!

Thank you to Boston Parks for providing daffodil bulbs to beautify all of Boston’s neighborhoods!  They are relying on us to help plant them. 

So, grab your trowel and some garden gloves. A rake or 2 might be helpful.  And let’s plant some this Sunday, Meet at the pocket parks at South & Walter at noon, this Sunday, November 14th.  

LANA meeting – Monday, Nov. 8, 7 pm

The regular bi-monthly LANA meeting will be Monday, November 8th at 7 pm via Zoom.  Please register here at Eventbrite to get the zoom line.  Paul Sutton will inform us as to the progress of the Ecological Restoration project at the Roslindale Wetlands. Bring your questions and comments.  There will be updates from Habitat as to 104 Walter and Roslindale liaison Uju Chinonye, and discussions on membership and bettering mobility/ transport issues in the LANA area.  Two zoning relief requests will be presented, as well as the request for a letter of support regarding Crane’s Ledge.  Sign up at Eventbrite and join in the conversation tomorrow, Monday, November 8th at 7 pm.   The full agenda can be found at this link.

LANA Neighborhood meeting – Monday, Nov 8th at 7 pm. 

Topics include two zoning cases (one on Walworth St and a second on Mendum St), an update on the ecological restoration of the Roslindale Wetlands, a report from the Transportation working group, approval of September Annual and Board Meeting Minutes, Membership report, and more!

An Eventbrite link will be posted soon to register and get the Zoom link.

Celebrating 25+1 Neighborhood Walks – Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2pm

Join us for the first in a series of Neighborhood Walks this Saturday at 2 pm. The October walk begins at the playground at Fallon Field.  Yes, you know the one with the towering yellow and blue slide overlooking the corner of Walworth and South Streets.  Come find out about the playground, Fallon Field with and the Longfellow Gardens on Walter Street. Take a short walk, enjoy the outdoors, learn more about the ‘hood and meet neighbors.  See you at 2 pm, Saturday Oct 23rd at the Fallon Field Playground. 

LANA celebrating our 25th(+1) year

The Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association is celebrating 25+1 years of service and advocacy to the neighborhood.  We thought we’d look back and see if we could identify 25+1 Accomplishments.  To our delight, the list of accomplishments kept growing for this all-volunteer, neighbor-run organization.   LANA has done amazing things for the neighborhood — we’ve have successfully advocated and worked for:

  • Affordable housing which facilitated 43 units of senior housing and four units of affordable home ownership are underway;
  • Creation of a playground for children of all ages at Fallon Field;
  • Roslindale Wetlands;
  • Placemaking with the Pocket Park at South and Walter;
  • Good development within the neighborhood; 
  • Safer streets; and
  • Family/ community events, such as the After Party following the Roslindale Day Parade.

See how LANA has been making a difference over the last 25+1 years. Visit our 25+1 Anniversary page by clicking here!

LANA Annual Meeting/Board Meeting – Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Agenda includes Zoning: Variance request for 53-55 South Fairview (corner of South Fairview and South Walter STs), Centre & Walter Street Intersection Update, Roslindale Day Parade After Party, Wetlands Task Force, presentation by Jim Kostaras, CEO of Habitat for Humanity on the 104 Walter Street project.. Election of Board Officers will also occur during the Annual Meeting, along with the President’s Report & Comments. Paid members may cast votes for the Board. Register using Eventbrite.

You many download the full agenda here.

Register for the meeting:

Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association (LANA)