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Join us Tuesday, October 13th at 7pm
The Cedar Grove Civic Association October Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 in Fr. Land Hall (St. Brendan Church) at 7:00 pm. On the Agenda this month... A final presentation & VOTE on the Sam Mavericks proposal Plus a representative from BTD to discuss the new signage on St Brendan Rd
Neighborhood News & Notes
 
Dorchester’s Irish Heritage Festival: Dorchester’s Irish Heritage Festival is back for its fifth year, with a full slate of Irish music and dance performances, family entertainment, and cultural activities, as well as food and vendor booths. The festival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street) and the John McKeon Post AmVets 146 (4 Hilltop St.). Learn more at www.dorchesteririshheritagefest.com
 
Mayor’s Cup Soccer Tournament: Boston Parks and Recreation and Mayor Walsh present the Mayor’s Cup Soccer Tournament! Soccer teams from across the city are invited to come display their talent and sportsmanship! Pe-register required! Oct. 10-11th,9am – 5pm. Millennium Park, 398 Gardner St., West Roxbury. 617-635-4505, cheryl.brown@boston.gov

Halloween Celebration on Castle Island: Children of all ages will love the Magical Halloween Castle and Celebration at Fort Independence on Castle Island on October 24 and 25, 2015.  Look for storytelling, magicians, refreshments, and more at the star-shaped fort supposedly the inspiration for "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe's famous chill-filled short story. The Castle Island events take place between 12 noon and 4pm on both days, weather permitting. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. http://www.bostonfortindependence.com

Ashmont Farmer’s Market: The Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmer’s Market is continuing through October 16! Don’t miss your chance for fresh fruit, vegetables, and more! The food vendors accept WIC, Senior Famers’ Market nutrition coupons, SNAP (food stamps), and Bounty Bucks! Fridays 3pm – 7pm. On the Ashmont MBTA Plaza, at the corner of Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue

Mayor's Fall Pumpkin Fest at Frog Pond: Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will float on the water and festive family activities will be offered on Sat October 17th beginning at 5:30pm. Adults and children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and bring 8-inch or smaller carved pumpkins that will be lit and then floated on Frog Pond. For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit www.boston.gov/parks.

Boston Career Link Seasonal Retail Job Fair: Head over to the Boston Career Link on Wednesday Oct. 28th for a huge job fair! Retailers in the Boston area will be hiring for the holiday season. Complete an application for a retailer before attending! Event is for ages 16 and older. 1010 Harrison Ave, Roxbury. 617-541-1476.
 
September Meeting Minutes

New Business
After 9 years of dedicated service as President of Cedar Grove Civic Association Sean Weir has decided to step down.

Our Vice President Lauren Woods has agreed to accept the role of Interim Acting President.

Patty McMahon has been an integral part of this association for many years and has graciously offered to step in as vice president. 

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to Sean for his tireless efforts and commitment to our Community. 

The CGCA wishes Sean the best in his new endeavors.

E- Board and Committees
If interested in serving on any Cedar Grove Civic Committees please contact the CGCA via our website or our Facebook page. You can also speak with any eboard member at the meeting if interested.

The following committees are active this year: Beautification, Business Revitalization, By-Laws, Events/Fundraising, Development (Zoning/Licensing), Newsletter/Website, and Membership. If you have questions about any particular committee we would be happy to explain the duties and assistance needed.

Specifically, we are actively seeking someone to help Tim Smith with the newsletter,website, and twitter account.

Old Business
Peggy Folan updated the membership on the RAVE efforts during the summer. A fundraiser was held and raised over $3.6k for Adams Village Beautification. 

In addition many volunteers and businesses assisted in the cleanup activities.

Check out the CGCA Facebook Page for names of volunteers and businesses who supported this effort.

Development
Sam Mavericks will be in attendance at the October Meeting for a final presentation.  They are expected to fully present to the membership all final plans and permits for the restaurant.
  • The vote taken at the June meeting was to approve or reject the concept of a restaurant; the membership voted to approve.
  • A final vote will be taken at the October 13th meeting to approve the details of the restaurant prior to their last hearing before the City of Boston at Consumer Affairs and Licensing for their Entertainment License.
  • You are eligible to vote if you are a renewing member and you have paid your dues by the October Meeting.
  • New members are not eligible to vote unless a member for 30 days.
  • You are only allowed to cast a vote for one significant other. You may not cast more than one additional vote for other family members.
Traffic
The membership also discussed the new traffic signage placed on St. Brendan Road.   Recently the residents of the street petitioned to restrict access during certain hours of the day on each end.  Among the reasons for the petition was a concern for the safety of the children of the street and it being used as a cut through for commuters.  

Amy Frigulietti shared information received from BTD that the restrictions are up for a 60 day trial study.

The signs are effective Monday-Friday. 

The morning hours 6:30am-9:30am from Hilltop to Milton and in the evening hours 3:30pm-6:30pm Gallivan Blvd. to Milton St. 

Residents of nearby streets complained the changes significantly increased traffic to their streets , resulting in a negative impact on the quality of their lives.  There was consensus among the audience that an overall study of the traffic issues in the entire neighborhood need to be reviewed, and a study should be conducted.  Lauren Woods spoke with Kevin Donahue of BTD after the last meeting and confirmed he will be in attendance at the next meeting to discuss the study, complaints, outcome, and possible alternatives for the area.

The CGCA is also actively working on petitioning the Governor on funds for a further traffic study of Neponset Circle. A representative from Mass DOT was in attendance and took several complaints back to be worked on.

 Councillor Frank Baker also spoke and discussed several development projects in the district; among them are Dot Block, and expansion of South Bay.

St Brendan’s Cocktail Party
Another successful Saint Brendan's Cocktail Party was held on October 3rd and the CGCA wants to thank the entire O'Reilly family for 25 years of dedication to our neighborhood in organizing such a wonderful event each year.

Future Development
884 Adams Street will not be on the agenda until the November meeting due to the packed agenda in October and changes being made to the project from the abutter's meeting input.

On a side note, There will be several projects coming before the CGCA in our neighborhood over the next several months. 

We STRONGLY encourage and recommend to enroll as a member and/or renew your membership now to stay informed on future votes and participate in the process.** Please utilize the membership forms in the newsletter and print out from online/email and share with your neighbors. We are working on a more streamlined process of membership applications with a pay pal account through our website.
 
Please Support These Local Businesses
Adams Fish Market
Adams Village Ins Agency
Aidans Barber Shop
Am Legion Old Dorch Post #65
Blasi's Cafe/fat Belly Deli
Boston Firefighters Credit Union
Boston Firefighters Local #718
Boyce Plastering
Butcher Shop Market
Carpenters Local 67
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove Gardens
College Hype /sportswear
Cutting Loose
Drive-in Paint Mart Inc
Eascare Ambulance
Eire Pub
Elliott Physical Therapy
Finnegan & Associates
Foley Insurance
Gerard's/adams Corner Inc.
Greenhills Bakery
Hair Image
Harborpoint Liquors
Hess Oil/sitec Environmental, Inc.
J. P. Plastering
Joe Glynn Cleaners Inc.
John P. Mckeon Post Amvets #146


 
 
K. Doherty Construction
Kerry Construction, Inc.

Lohmar Interiors
Lopez the Florist
Lynn’s Spa

Maureen Connolly Real Estate
Mcdonald's Restaurant
Members plus Credit Union
Michael Murphy Painting & Decorating
Milton Chiropractic
Nealco Environmental Services
Neighborhood Photo News
Neponset Circle Car Wash
Neponset Gulf
New England Millwork
O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
O'Sullivan Hockey
Patrick Keady Construction
Picard Electric
PS Gourmet Coffee
Regina M. Hughes, Esq.
Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry
Sonny's Adams Village
Supreme Liquors
The Mufflerman
Traverse Ins. Agency
Village Touch
WUMB Radio 91.9
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