Eight Streets Neighborhood Association
Monthly Meeting Minutes
3 April 2002


Greetings & Introductions

Announcements:

The South End clean-up will take place on Saturday 5/4/02 from 9:00 to 1:00. ╩╩╩The City will provide supplies which can be collected in front of the BCA. ╩╩

Landmarks Committee "Emergency" meeting on razing 296 Shawmut, to be held at the cite, Monday 4/8 from 5:00 to 6:00.

BRA Public Meeting on development/re-use of Area D4 Police Station, Wednesday 17 April, 6:00, Boston Ballet School, Studio 2.

South End Garden Tour, Saturday 6/15, 10:00 to 4:00.

Coyote Theatre "Neighborhood Night" presentation of "The House of Yes," Sunday 6/2. Reception at 5:00. ╩╩RSVP/tickets 617-695-0659

SENC:

President Kozlowski and Vice President McLachlan, co-delegates to South End Neighborhood Coalition, reported that the SENC will work at their next meeting to finalize their position on alleviating trash problems. ╩╩╩While increased/improved recycling (via education) is being pursued, other programs are possible. ╩╩╩SENC will work with the City to make agreed upon improvements.

ABN:

Ed Allen, delegate to The Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods, reported that the ABN is 1). working with Walk Boston on improving pedestrian safety throughout the City ╩2). ╩trying to address the issue of spot zoning for preferred developers with the BRA ╩╩3). ╩trying to have input to assure that the open space created by the Central Artery project is used appropriately, and 4). ╩striving top assure equitable mass transit (e.g. making sure that the inner city is served proportionately to the affluent suburbs.

Miscellany:

Ed Allen has also been monitoring crime statistics for the area. ╩╩╩Eight Streets had between 02/24/02 and 03/24/02 two break-ins, a handbag robbery, an incident of vandalism, one of larceny and a report of a missing person.

The Officers will be working to encourage current and former Eight Streets members to take a more active involvement with the organization.