Eight Streets

Neighborhood Association


Monthly Meeting Minutes

May, 2014




Introductions, Welcome & Announcements

-       Neighborhood updates

-       Next meeting June 4

-       South End Historical Society is the speaker

-       Monday May 9th, Coffee hour in park with Mayor, Ringold Park, chat with new Mayor

-       City collecting yard waste – next two recycling days they will accept this garbage

-       Friday May 16th, stoop night

35 Hanson streetARC Design, Developer

Seeking support for rear parlor level deck: They’ve provided a number of abutter letters of non-opposition:

Motion of non-opposition was voted by those in attendance.  Damage done to alleyway in the process will be repaired ARC was promised.  Stone replacement and gate/door damage was mentioned as an issue by some of the attendees tonight.


Siena Farms – Trevor

Monthly focus on a local business: Sell vegetables year round.  They also sell flowers, eggs, cheese, etc.  All New England farm products!!!!  They also sell local Christmas trees during the season.


ESNA Elections

Election of new officers: Current Eight Street Officers were officially voted to continue for one more year.


Committee Reports – Michael Almond, ESNA VP

Reports on street captains and committee reports


1.     Hanson-Waltham Alley Clean Up in conjunction with Boston Shines

a.     When: May 10th

b.     Where: Meet in Ringold Park

c.     Time: 8:00 – 9:30

d.     Contacts: donweber37@aol.com

e.     Contacts: vicdambrosio@gmail.com

2.     Ringold Park Mulching and Plant Sale donation:

a.     When: May 10

b.     Time: 9:30 – 11:30



a.     June 21st Eight Streets front garden, Stoop and Window Box competition

b.     Check Eight streets website for updates on when the competition judging will happen.


a.     Get to know your neighbors on Dwight Street

b.     When: May 16

c.     Time: 6 to 7:30 pm

d.     Look for a balloon on the stoop of those participating


Guest Speaker: John Sullivan – Chief Engineer, BWSC

Mr. Sullivan will give a presentation on the History of Boston Water, was well as current and future projects, with some Q&A afterwards.

Jim Steinkraus, BWSC General Council will also join us to answer residents question about water services


Upcoming events:

Š      Saturday, May 10 - Ringgold Mulching and Hanson/Waltham alley cleanup

Š      Friday, May 16 – Stoop Night (6-7:30)


Next meeting:   June 4th,  Boston Ballet Board Room    


Announcement items:


June 4th presenter – South End Historical Society to speak about the garden tour & house tour