Notes from Nov 4 Meeting

Thanks to Charline Walker, manager of Hampton House, we’re now meeting in their community room.
BPD Sgt Lucas Taxter, provided crime statistics for our area. Crime is down, but please call 911 if you feel there is a problem: “Be our eyes and ears when we can’t be here!”

McAllaster House (526 Mass Ave) is undergoing extensive renovations. Required roof-water infiltration system leaves only 2 ft soil depth in the front yard – insufficient to replace the cherry tree. The meeting agreed to support the proposed planting plan, designed to complement the oak tree in the sidewalk nearby.

Neighbors have successfully challenged unfair tickets for improper disposal of trash. Go to for guidance on proper disposal of trash and recycling.

Sat, Nov 7, Mark Carrig will lead volunteers in planting daffodil bulbs in Chester Park.

Sat Nov 21, Mark Carrig and Sara Mitchell will lead a neighborhood clean-up.

Sat, Dec 5 at 5 pm, Carol Blair and Jim O’Donnell will host Christmas Caroling at Robert Fortes House – affordable, senior housing at 541 Shawmut Ave, corner Northampton St.

Next meeting: Dec 2 – 7 pm @ Hampton House

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