Chester Square Neighbors Agenda September 7, 2022 at 7pm

Chester Square Neighbors Agenda September 7, 2022 at 7pm

Introductions

Notes from August meeting

Treasurer’s Report

Stoop party wrap-up

Sept 18, a festival like no other – residents, businesses and institutions along Mass Ave, celebrating who we are with live jazz on both sides of Chester Park, carriageway closed to make a fun space for kids, free raffle with prizes from local businesses, Mass Ave data diving hosted by NU Prof Michelle Borkin, toy boats and duckies in the fountains, South End Historical Society open house, Juan Perez’ paintings from our ‘hood, and MUCH more! Tonight, we’ll check in with the organizers of our Mass Ave Coalition Festival and welcome volunteers.

City Councilor Tania Anderson asks feedback on District 7 Advisory Group’s proposal for moratorium on developing city-owned land in District 7, to allow time for community to plan land use.

FYI

Election Days, Sept 6 & Nov 8 – Will you vote, work for a candidate, get a stipend to help in your poll location, or join your neighbors outside to attract and register voters?

Chester Square Neighbors website – If you have photos for chestersquareneighbors.org, please share with Alyssa (alyssa.joslyn.faria@gmail.com)

August 3 Agenda

Introductions

Notes from June meeting

Treasurer’s Report

6/19 Mass Ave History Walk report

7/13 Mass Ave Coalition potluck grill report

Stoop parties – Can we bring the party to you?

Mass Ave Coalition Sept 18 Festival in Chester Park – at 12:30, we’ll dedicate Jazz Square with a band from New England Conservatory who will then lead us to Chester Sq. Two bands from Jazz Boston will take turns playing from the two sides of the park and then together at the end of the afternoon (4pm). We’ll have an interactive Mass Ave history exhibit on the park fences, Mass Ave data diving hosted by NU Prof Michelle Borkin, local businesses offering codes and coupons for discounts and freebees, games and crafts for kids, and more. Tonight, we’ll talk about fountains, funds, electricity, volunteers, ….

Wish list – We understand the City has money for painting control boxes, business areas, the ARTery (runs along Northampton St in our neighborhood), and maybe more

Mark your calendar with Election Days, Sept 6 & Nov 8 – Will you vote, work for a candidate, get a stipend to help in your poll location, or join your neighbors outside to attract and register voters?

Agenda for June 1 Zoom

Introductions

May 4  Zoom Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Events

Private sewer proposal – maintenance & equity for those who live along our private alleys

Updates

Agenda – 7pm May 4 Zoom – (6:45 Zoom practice/social)

Introductions

April 6 Zoom Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Jazz Square (Bob Barney, President, Claremont NA)

Mass Ave Coalition

Tree Replacement and Care (Michelle, Alma Dell, Sara)

Real Estate Projects

  • 541 Mass Ave – rear deck & stair
  • Ebenezer (157 W Springfield St) – deferred again at ZBA, after meeting with abutters and Councilor Anderson concluded project would harm the neighborhood
  • Alexandra Residences (deferred to July 12)
  • 565 Columbus Avenue Boutique Dispensary Proposal

Annual budget