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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:

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


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).

– 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 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:…/ysF4bL_r3HFLXNbV-FDkAIl8FNS_X6a8h… 
Password: 4b#^4=*4

Agenda – meeting on Monday March 9, 2020, 7 PM

  • Boston Police Area E5 report by CSO Ed Roach
  • State Representative Nika Elugardo
  • City Councilor Matt O’Malley
  • Update on Robert & South Street Intersection
  • Greening Rozzie Solar Challenge 

Meeting Location: Longfellow House Community Room, 885 South Street, Roslindale, MA Meeting starts at 7pm

Agenda – January 13, 2020 meeting

• Boston Police Department Area E report
• Greening Rozzie
• Walter & Center Street Intersection update
• Roslindale Wetlands news
• Update on Traffic/Parking issues

Meeting begins at 7pm.

Meeting Location: Longfellow House Community Room, 885 South Street, Roslindale, MA 

Bylaws updated

In order to maintain our non-profit status, LANA needed to ensure its bylaws were in order with all requirements. Bylaws were written, voted on, and approved by Board members on January 14, 2019. Follow this link to find the bylaws, and the minutes from past meeting.

March LANA Meeting

Monday, March 12, 2018


  • Roslindale Wetlands Task Force

presentation on our local urban wild

  • 104-108 Walter Street Development Proposal

POSTPONED – date to be determined

Longfellow House Community Room
885 South St, Roslindale, Massachusetts 02131