Streets Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting
2007 - Minutes
- Next meeting May 2, 2007
- Barbara Lynch of B&G Oyster
would like to open a wine shop above the restaurant. Although documents
they are looking for liquor license
- Beehive looking to open in 30
days (in May)
- Athens II is moving along.
Hoping to open in 2 months.
- Debate for city council went
- Construction vehicles in Peters
Park. Renovations of Peters Park are beginning. Central path through the
park and little league field will remain open.
- Berkeley Community Garden May
5. Garden Giveaway.
- Street sweeping resumed this
- City is doing yard waste pickup
between April 30 – May 25th. No weekend pickups.
- Boston Shines: South End wide
cleanup day. Sat April 28. 8:30 – 2PM. Tools, shovels, rakes
available at the BCA for pickup.
- Pops Restaurant – Mr.
Felino Samson, owner and chef, came to present to ESNA. They would like to
replace their Beer, Wine and Cordial license with a full liquor license is seeking a letter
of support from ESNA. When he first presented in the fall, there were no
liquor licenses available so they originally started with a beer/wine/cordial
license. Now that the city has released new licenses, they feel that the
restaurant could be greatly enhanced and would provide customers with more
options if they had a full liquor license. He says there will be no change
to hours, only looking to add liquor. Over 100 letters of support from
customers and neighbors were brought to the board when they had their
hearing for the license on Feb 14. Current closing time Sun-Thurs 10:30,
Fri-Sat to Midnight. License cannot be transferred if he decides to sell
the restaurant. He will be giving up his beer/wine/cordial license in
order to get the full liquor license. The city is holding their decision
waiting for ESNA input.
Members voted to not oppose Felino Samson going for a full liquor license.
6 votes of support. None opposed. A letter will be sent.
- Foodies did not show up to the
- GET OUT THE VOTE!! Elections coming up: Special
Election to fill vacancy of Jim Kelly. Down to 7 candidates. Prelim
election on April 17. Top two vote getters – final election on may
15. Voting in the cathedral gymnasium.
- South End Forum –
- Looking for volunteers to
participate in the neighborhood. Get Involved!
- GroundWater Issues: go to
eightstreets blog to see recent article in the Boston Globe: eightstreets.blogspot.com. Various
things that individuals can do to help prevent this problem. Groundwater
protection overlay district – required to get permit if doing any
excavation or projects that could affect groundwater.
- Project Place (on the corner of
East Berkeley and Washington) is now open. 14 efficiency units (short term
rentals for people coming out of shelters who are in transition to get
back on their feet). Started a catering business. Residents moving in over
the next few weeks. Ground floor facing the park will be a restaurant
(called “Rice” by the owner of “Flour”)
- Ringgold Park Easter Egg Hunt