September 3, 2008 Eight Streets Neighborhood Association Meeting
Bennett is the new South End liaison to the Mayor
with Old Dover for rebuilding the shed that was burned down by arson.
More information at Berkeleygarden.org
being moved out towards the sidewalk. Metal fence. Square mesh with
16: Primary Elections for Democratic races
Senator John Kerry faces a Democratic challenger Edward OÕReilly. There
is no race on the Republican side, so the winner of the Democratic side
will continue on to the general election. The winner of this will run
against the Republican challenger in November.
local State Senator seat is up for election. Incumbent Dianne Wilkerson
faces challenger Sonia Chang-Diaz. Since there is no Republican candidate
at all, the winner of this race will most likely go to the general
election unopposed. So this makes the primary race for this seat the only
chance to vote for your choice as state Senator.
Greenfest on City Hall Plaza: exhibits, arts,
is hosting a Voter registration drive. We are looking for ESNA volunteers.
Interest in an ESNA table at BCA.
Addis Red Sea
- Misrak Assefa, co-owner of
Addis Red Sea (corner of Hanson and Tremont) presented to the neighborhood
seeking neighborhood support for an outdoor seating area on Tremont St.
in business since 1987. Open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday but would
like to extend that through the week. Customers have been asking them for
a sidewalk cafˇ. Filed an application in April. Received process
information and have been working through this since then. Planning to
have regular tables outside (as opposed to basket tables that are on the
inside of the restaurant because they are more fragile and would likely
take more space due to the fact they would need extra side tables). Would
like to serve cappuccino, lunch, dinner. Most customers like to sit inside
because it is a unique interior with handmade basket tables. Looking for
seating capacity for up to 14 patrons.
can serve until 1, but most people leave restaurant by 11PM. They are
asking have sidewalk seating until 10:00 (final orders placed by 9PM).
open until noon. Adding Thursday and Friday for lunch.
1-November 1 are the dates (by city ordinance) for outdoor seating.
own a second location is on mass ave between
Harvard square and Porter square but they are committed to the South End
date is soon (they do not have the date yet) with both Licensing and
Public Improvement Commission
on projection on the sidewalk. City requires 4 feet clearance.