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
May we be full of gratitude, exercising our bodies and enjoying our neighbors as we work together to clean up Chester Park and the public spaces we share.
Meet up with Jim, Teo, the guys from Victory House and others at the corner of Chester Park nearest 564 Mass Ave. The City will provide tools. Bring your coffee or refreshments to share and we’ll scope out the morning!
CSN officers (2021) A slate of candidates was nominated in December: Carol Blair (president), Sara Mitchell (VP), Armani White (secretary), Kelsey Schiller (treasurer), Alyssa Faria (online community coordinator). Are there additional nominations?
Election – 2021 CSN officers
Snow – Schedule permitting, City Council President Kim Janey, and Kim Crucioli from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, will talk with us about our experiences with our first snow storm of the year and what the City can do to make sure streets and sidewalks are clear.
Signs for Chester Park – Michael Rodriguez and Mathew Martin have installed “temporary” signs at entrances (see below). We expect proofs for historical signs (installed by parks dept) to be available soon and signs installed in the spring. Shall we plan a dedication event?
Temporary sign text: “Welcome to Chester Square. We hope you find this space both peaceful and playful. Please do what you can to keep it safe and welcoming for all. Chester Square Neighbors, chestersquareneighbors.org“