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.
From WalkUp Roslindale:
‘Join WalkUP Roslindale along with representatives from the Arnold Arboretum and path design consultant Horsley Witten Group for a site tour of the proposed Arboretum Gateway Path, focusing on the segment closest to Roslindale. We’ll provide updates on progress for this initiative which will improve access to the park from Roslindale Square, as well as provide a better active transportation link between Roslindale and Forest Hills. We’re also eager to get your feedback on path design, including surface materials, lighting issues, and proposed routes. This will be an opportunity to meet fellow Roslindale residents who love to walk. And at present, the weather forecast is good!
Meet at the Arnold Arboretum, Peters Hill at the Mendum Street Gate (corner intersection of Mendum and Fairview) at 10am, this Saturday, December 3. The event should run about an hour. RSVP so we can plan for the group size, and spread the word.’
LANA is one of many local co-sponsors for a Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale candidates forum happening this Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming primary election.
Democratic Party Primary Election Candidates Forum
Wednesday, Aug. 17
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Area E-5 Police Station Community Room, 1708 Centre St, West Roxbury
Candidates for Suffolk County Sheriff and Suffolk County Register of Deeds
Yes, there is actually a primary election for local offices on Thursday, Sept. 8th. Due to the unusual day of the week and little attention, your vote will have a real impact for these races so please get out to vote and make sure our neighborhood is heard. Note: these races are in the Democratic Party primary only – open to registered Democrats and unenrolled voters (Registration deadline for primary is Aug. 19).