Eight Streets Neighborhood Association
Meeting Minutes, 2 March 2005
Greeting & Introductions &
- South End Neighborhood Association is having open membership.
Looking to start a steering committee. All interested contact
- Alliance of Boston Neighborhood is having open membership and also
looking to start a steering committee. All interested contact John
- The area D4 Boston Police South End Panel meeting needs a
volunteer to attend meetings. Meets 1x a month. For more information
about the D4 police and their schedule of events, go to http://d4bpd.com/
- Officer Elections for
the Eight Streets
Neighborhood Association are in May. Looking for interested parties to
run for Vice President.
Zoning Board Appeals –
Š 79 Waltham Street : Katherine Divne, an owner in 79 Waltham Street,
presented plans for three units in
her building to add decks to the rear of their units. They are proposing to
build four 10 ft decks to be built which they feel will greatly improve their
quality of life. They presented letters from neighbors in support of the decks.
The owner from the basement/lower unit was not in attendance but it was
expressed by the owners asking for support that that these owners in the lower
unit were not in support of the decks being built but that they were working
with them in order to come to an agreement. Most members refrained from the
vote but with membership that did vote, the result was to “not oppose” the
construction of the decks [Note: letter to ZBA, CC Katherine Divne ]
- Postal Issues: John
McLachlan discussed the postal committee and how they are working on
improving service of mail delivery and in the local Cathedral post office.
Members were informed of a mailer that went out with instructions on how
to file complaints and given the appropriate contact information.
- Spring Street Fair:
Currently on hold due to insurance issues. Need to raise funds in order to
move forward with the Street fair. Looking for ideas to start it off on a
smaller level in order to keep momentum.
- Waltham Street traffic Concerns: membership brought up concerns that traffic on
Waltham Street between Tremont and Washington Street is getting worse.
This has been a long time complaint and concern. Membership discussed ways
to help curb speeding and reduce traffic. John McLachlan to contact
Traffic Department to report concerns.