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?

Will you vote for CSN officers?

Welcome to 2020, Neighbors!
We’ll meet next Wednesday (1/ 8) – 7 pm at 155 Northampton St to
• share healthy snacks (whatever you like to bring)
• elect officers
• hear brief reports: treasurer, cookie swap
Candidates for office:
• President: Carol Blair
• Vice-president: Sara Mitchell
• Secretary: Armani White
• Treasurer: Kelsey Schiller
• Online Community Coordinator: Alyssa Faria

Holiday Cookie Swap

Bring a 1-2 dozen of your favorite homemade or store-bought cookies & get to know your neighbors!

Sunday, December 15 @ 4:30 p.m.
South End Historical Society
532 Massachusetts Avenue

For more information, call or text Sara Mitchell 617-792-0580

Agenda for Wednesday, Dec 4 at 7pm

Hampton House, 155 Northampton St

1. Introductions
2. November meeting minutes
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Events
•       Fall clean-up
•       Cookie Swap Sunday, Dec 15 at SE Historical Society
•       Winter decorations
5. Brainstorming for 2020 (If you cannot join us, please email your thoughts to info@chestersquareneighbors.org):
•       Is it difficult for you to attend CSN meetings? Can we do more online?
•       What activities do you (would you) find fun or worthwhile?
•       Do you feel good about Chester Park and our streetscapes? About plantings and clean-ups?
6. Nominations for 2020 CSN officers
7. Updates
•       566 Columbus Ave – Tubman House
•       Melnea Cass Boulevard Proposed Reconstruction
•       NU Data Visualizations
•       Boston Civic Leaders’ Summit
8. Next Chester Square Neighbors’ Meetings: Wednesdays, Jan 8 and Feb 5