Thank you to the West Roxbury/Roslindale Bulletin for covering our annual meeting held last week. We appreciate Councilor Tim McCarthy joining us with updates from the district. We also thank Charlotte Fleetwood of the Boston Transportation Department (and a Longfellow area resident!) for discussing Walter Street crossings and bus stops with us – more to come on that in the months ahead.
The next LANA board meeting will be Monday, July 10th at 7:30 pm at the Longfellow House, 885 South St. The board will elect new officers at that meeting. We are also still seeking new board members for those interested.
LANA hosts its annual meeting for residents on Monday, June 12th at 7:00 pm at the Longfellow House, 885 South Street. LANA will be joined by Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy for a discussion. Representatives from the Boston Transportation Department are also attending to discuss plans for traffic calming and creating safe crossing points on Walter Street as part of ongoing LANA efforts there. LANA is seeking residents to serve as board members for new two-year terms to commence at this meeting.
Roslindale Village Main Street and the Boston Center for Youth and Families host a volunteer fair this Saturday April 29th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway.
There will be over thirty civic organizations present from Roslindale and across Boston with information about volunteering with them and giving back to the community.
You can see the entire list of organizations here.
Mayor Walsh will hold his annual Roslindale Coffee Hour on Tuesday, May 16th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Fallon Field.
This will also be the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Fallon Field playground.
All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win raffle prizes from Dunkin’ Donuts.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invites residents to a community meeting regarding a proposed residential development at 874-878 South Street.
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
The current site has a 4-unit commercial building (3 units vacant) and a 2-family home on it. Current plans call for demolishing the existing structures and constructing a 9-unit residential condominium building. The property owner and his team attended last week’s March meeting of the LANA board and residents. Current iteration of the plans are 874-878 South Street – Plans – March, 2017.
Come join your neighbors tomorrow, Saturday March 18, at 11 am in front of Green T Coffee Shop at the intersection of Walter and South St. WalkUP Roslindale is hosting a stand out to remind drivers of the new 25 MPH speed limit in the City of Boston.
Related, please remember to fill out the LANA Neighborhood Slow Streets survey if you have not already done so. It is a key piece to our association’s application to the city for this important traffic calming program. Thank you!
Reminder: our March LANA board meeting takes place this evening March 13 at 7:30 pm, Longfellow House. We will have a presentation from the owners of 874-878 South St for a proposed 9-unit residential development and also a presentation on the LANA Slow Streets initiative. We will also hold a special vote to add a new board member. All are welcome. Please note there will be a more extensive stand-alone meeting on the 874-878 South St proposal sponsored by the city later in March or April as well, tonight’s presentation is to the board with some Q&A to follow.
LANA is working on an application to the City of Boston for the Neighborhood Slow Streets program. If selected, this program would bring traffic calming measures to a defined zone of between 8-13 side streets in our neighborhood. To be selected, we need to show substantial resident support. Please take our survey to help our effort and learn more, thank you! https://goo.gl/forms/ALm2vyskzNaeIF2j1
The Boston Parks Department hosts a community meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday) February 7 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre Street in West Roxbury, to discuss current dog uses at Fallon Field and a possible official dog recreation space at the park.
There are two public meetings of note happening in our neighborhood tomorrow Feb. 1:
1. South/Bussey Street Planning
Weld Hill Research Building at the Arboretum, 1300 Centre Street
Begins at 6:00 PM
The City of Boston Department of Public Works and Transportation Department invite residents to discuss improvements to the intersection of Bussey and South Streets.
2. 874-878 South Street Development
Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway
Begins at 6:30 PM
The owner of this commercial property previously showed the community a proposal for fifteen residential units at this site in July 2015. The site currently has three vacancies and a barbershop and is near the corner of Walter and South St. The current proposal calls for nine residential units.