May 6 Agenda – John Tobin, Northeastern Univ presenting

1. Introductions – You will be invited to share your name, where you live, and how Northeastern University shows up in your life or community
2. Chester Square Neighbors – bridging Mass Ave, recent projects with NU classes
3. Northeastern University – John Tobin, Kathy Spiegelman
4. Potential for collaboration – can CSN & NU lead neighbors and institutions along Mass Ave to transform Mass Ave from divider to connector?
5. Notes from April 1 Meeting (emailed ahead of meeting)
6. Treasurer Report
7. April 18 Zoom training & happy hour
8. South End / Lower Roxbury Neighborhood Network (mutual aid)
9. Next up
• More Zoom socials? (kids, pets, advocacy, scavenger hunt)
• Campaign to support voter registration & turnout?
• “safe” clean-up?
• Chester Park – lists of tasks that can be done independently?
10. Update: If you are concerned about activity at the following properties, please call
• League Women for Community Service (558 Mass Ave) – President Leah Randolph, 617-905-8176
• Historic South End Apts/TCB – Longwood Security 617-436-4600

Next Meetings: Wednesdays, June 3 & July 1?

Join Chester Square Neighbors from your home – Wednesday 4/1 at 7pm – Zoom

In this very stressful time, we hope you’ll check in with your neighbors in teleconference!
Find free/easy download at Zoom.com;
Then watch your email for invitation/link to join meeting.

Agenda for Chester Square Neighbors – April 1, 2020
Online – Zoom at 7 pm

1. How this meeting will work (with Zoom)
2. Check-in
3. Review of March meeting notes (sent separately by email)
4. Treasurers report
5. Mutual aid project – connecting neighbors
6. Friends of Chester Park
7. Events
8. Update: Melnea Cass Boulevard reconstruction approved: 5 years, $33M
Next meeting May 6

March 4 Agenda

Hampton House -155 Northampton St at 7 pm

Check-in, bring snacks to share if you like (green for St Patrick’s Day?)
1. Review of February meeting
2. Treasurers report
3. Four political parties will hold primary elections March 3. On March 4, one will have elected a local ward committee and a state committeeman. What do they do? What does that have to do with our neighborhood? Presentation by Armani White & Jim O’Donnell, both on March 3 ballot.
4. Upcoming Friends of Chester Park meeting
5. Stoop party schedule
6. Updates:
Melnea Cass Boulevard reconstruction: lowest bid 35% above estimated cost.
Urban Renewal Extension for South End? BPDA meeting 3/18, 6-8pm, AC Hotel 225 Albany St
Tremont St Redesign meeting 3/16, 6pm, Revolution Hotel
Next meeting April 1
Next executive committee meeting March 25th, 6:30pm

Feb 5 – Chocolate, Common Good, and 2020 events

Agenda for Chester Square Neighbors – February 5, 2020
Hampton House -155 Northampton St at 7 pm

1. Check-in: Valentines’ Day ahead – bring your favorite chocolate to share
2. Review of January meeting
3. Treasurers report
4. 2020 budget
5. Presentation: NU for the Common Good (https://www.facebook.com/NUfortheCommonGood/)
6. 2020 Events – If you want these to happen, come (or email) & sign up to help: street party, stoop parties, movie in the park, winter celebration, spring & fall clean-ups, restaurant meet-up, fundraiser, …. Email info@chestersquareneighbors.org
7. Updates:
• Northeastern University Masterplan amendments http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/840-columbus-avenue
• Boston Medical Center Masterplan http://www.bostonplans.org/planning/institutional-planning/hospitals/boston-medical-center
• “Northampton St Residences” promises to redesign Northampton Green
• Alexandra-Ball neighborhood http://thebostonsun.com/2020/01/16/new-neighborhood-association-forms-to-protect-alexandra-ball-neighborhood/
• Nubian Square Coalition https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/18/residents-contemplate-future-nubian-square/CB5WMGlBP2f0UTz8PQQkVK/story.html
• Melnea Cass Boulevard reconstruction bid opening postponed, a second time, to Feb 11

Next meetings March 4, April 1
Next executive committee meeting?