Eight Streets Neighborhood Association
Meeting Minutes, 4 September 2002

Greeting & Introductions.


Mass. primary elections are 9/17.
South End Open Studios tour is 9/21 and 9/22.
United South End Settlements is having an "Evening of Jazz" fund-raiser 9/26 at their Rutland St. courtyard site.

We continue to work with the appropriate government officials to rectify the issues with 40 Dwight St. and the absence of cross-walks on Washington St.

South End Neighborhood Coalition: SENC has chosen to focus on four issues of neighborhood-wide concern: trash, public safety, groundwater and Logan airport.

Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods: ABN continues to discuss issues around equitable state transportation policies.

Berkeley Gardens Renovation Update:

Christina Bechstein, Visual Artist, and Barbara Michaels, Community Facilitator, who are working on the changes to the Berkely Community Gardens gave an update on the project. The current focus is on the Berkeley St. side where a "Growing Fence" is planned. This fence will run the length of the garden (740 ft.), be predominantly wire mesh with wood posts & beams, have several panels devoted to artwork and create an arbor effect on the garden side of it. Community input is still being gathered (at the garden 9/7 & 9/14 from Noon to 3:00, or 10/15 at the garden's Harvest Fest at the BCA; visual representations are available at these sites).