9th Congressional Election Final
~ October 16, 2001
Boston Municipal Election Final ~
The Democratic Ward Committees of Dorchester's
Wards 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17
Invite You To Join Them At A
Continental Breakfast With The
Boston's Mayoral, District 3, District 4
and Council-at-Large Candidates
Saturday, October 13
10 AM to Noon
The Great Hall
Dorchester's Codman Square
6 Norfolk Street
This event is open to the public and is free
DORCHESTER GIRL SCOUT REGISTRATION
Dorchester Girl Scout registrations will
be held at three local sites for girls from Kindergarten age through Grade
12. The registration dates are: September 25th at the Fields Corner Library,
October 1st at the Codman Square Library and October 4th at the
Uphams Corner Library. Registration is $7.00 for the year per girl.
All registrations will be held between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Adult volunteers are needed for these registrations and throughout the
year. Please contact Vivian Izuchi at the Patriot's Trail Girl Scouts
@ 1-617-695-1715 for more information.
Families in Action - Memories from Columbia
A quilt created by current and former residents
of Columbia/Harbor Point under the leadership of fabric artist Clara Wainwright.
A Community Outreach Program of Arts on the Point, a public sculpture park
at Umass-Boston. The exhibition runs from September 17th
- October 30th. The opening reception is Tuesday, October
2nd from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
in the Healey Library, 5th Floor, UMass-Boston.
For information call 617-287-5347
- St. Margaret's Church, Columbia Road,
has a mother's group meeting every first and third Thursday from 9:00 -
11 :15 AM (corrected times - ed.) in the Dunn Hall. They have all kinds
of activities for the kids! For information call the coordinator, Sister
Nancy Duffy 617-282-5621
- Need Help? Call FoodSource! Are you
having trouble making ends meet- Call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline
for info. on FREE and Low-cost resources and confidential food stamp eligibility
screening. The hotline is open Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
(Thursdays until 8 PM), and Saturdays from 9 AM - 1 PM. Phone:
Starting balance÷. $ 1,628.27
Expenses÷. $ 61.92
Income÷÷.$177.43 Ending balance÷÷÷÷÷÷÷.$1,743.78
PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT
Any member of our civic association is welcome
to attend a Planning Committee meeting. To become a member of the
committee, we ask that you attend three meetings in a row to get an understanding
of the issues and then not miss more than three consecutive meetings in
order to maintain continuity. The Planning Committee meets
on the last Monday of the month from September to May at the Little House
at 7:00 PM, unless there is a holiday.
At the September general meeting, on the recommendation
of the Planning Committee, the association voted on the following projects:
224 Savin Hill Ave: vote to support a member
of the association who seeks to build a two-story addition to her existing
1121 Dorchester Ave: vote to support an
auto repair shop that seeks to add a structure behind its existing building.
The committee supported the proponents with the proviso that they will
propose a plan with the BRA to improve the landscape around the building
to enhance pedestrian views.
8 Crescent Ave: vote to support a local
construction company that seeks to use this parking lot for six vehicles.
After meeting with the Planning Committee, a separate meeting was held
with abutters and an agreement was made on use and upkeep of the property.
The number of spaces was reduced to five and a list of criteria was attached
to the letter sent to the ZBA that the civic association will require the
proponent to comply with. In addition, we request a review of the
property in two years due to problems we have had with traffic on that
Dependable Cleaners: the company would like
more visibility on Dorchester Avenue and proposed additional signage that
would be placed on the sides of the building above street level.
The association requested that the Planning Committee review the sign with
the McLaughlin Center before giving final approval to the project.
10 Romsey Street: the association opposed
the proponent's plans to erect a three-family dwelling primarily because
the lot appears to be too small for the proposed building. In addition,
the owner has not met with the Planning Committee to review this project.
Visitors scheduled to appear at the September 24
Planning Committee meeting include:
54 Grampian Way: seeks to add a front porch to their
single family home.
1031-1035 Dorchester Avenue: seeks to add a travel
agency to the restaurant and beauty salon currently in that space.
In addition, the would like to install a 3' x 10' sign to building facade
67-71 Bakersfield Street: the owner will meet again
with us to finalize his plans to put up three townhouses on a corner lot
prior to his October ZBA hearing.
215 Sydney Street: an attorney for the new owners,
Boston Realty Ventures, will discuss future occupants and uses for the
Ryan Park Renovation: artists seeking support on fundraising
for art projects for the park.
65 Bay Street: abutters and DBEDC will discuss the
construction and its schedule of the new printing facility. ~Ruth
Davis, Chair, Planning Committee