Join us on November 15th!
The Cedar Grove Civic Association November Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in Fr. Lane Hall (St. Brendan Church) at 7:00pm. On the Agenda this month...  Councilor Frank Baker  to address the membership on happenings of the council and in the City
Neighborhood News & Notes
6th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Turkey Drive: On November 19th, McKeon Post 10am-1pm and Sunday November 20th from 12PM-3PM, Consider donating any of the following items: turkeys (12-15lbs), boxed or bagged stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, canned corn or pea, canned or jar gravy, brownie mix, gift cards to Stop and Shop. Checks can be made out to: Neighbors Helping Neighbors. If you know of a family in need, please email with the name, address, and phone number and they will add them to their list.  Feel free to contact them with any questions.

Morrissey Boulevard Redesign for Reconstruction Public Meeting: In mid-2015, DCR began the planning and design process to redesign and reconstruct Morrissey Boulevard  so that it is more resilient, more accommodating of non-vehicular modes, such as walking and bicycling, and continue to serve its critical role in the regional vehicular transportation network, committing $3.2M toward that purpose. During the fall of 2015, the team completed a new topographic and right-of-way survey of the corridor and held public meetings in March and September of 2016 to share an analysis of the information and to obtain input from the community. DCR aims to present final design plans in December 2016, and construction is pending the availability of funding. Provided that a funding source is identified, the “middle” segment of the project – approximately between Bianculli Boulevard and Freeport Street – will be prioritized first for construction. The next public meeting is scheduled for January of 2017. If you would like to submit a public comment, please write to:
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Office of Public Outreach
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114.
Mayor Walsh and Macy's Holiday Trolley Tree Lighting in Adams Village: Sunday, December 4th! Children's Party at 5pm inside the Old Dorchester Post, tree lighting 6pm (estimated time). 
Halfway to Dot Day 5k: Join the Dorchester Running Club for our 2nd Annual Halfway to Dot Day 5k on Saturday December 10th beginning 9am at Florian Hall/Pope John Paul II Park. This family-friendly race takes place at Pope John Paul II Park and will end with a breakfast at Florian Hall as a part of our partnership with the Mayor's Toy Drive. All children 12 and under are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the drive which will give them a free entry into the race. Last year was a sold out event so be sure to sign up soon!
First Annual Turkey Trot 5k: Join us for our first official Turkey Trot 5K (3.2 miles) for adults and kids. It is a beautiful 5K run through Pope John Paul Park which begins and ends in the McKeon Post parking lot. Walkers welcome. Register at
Dorchester Pizza Palooza: Join the Dorchester Running Club for this first ever event to determine who has the best pizza in Dot! Taking place on November 12th from 5-8pm at St. Brendan's Church, judges will decide best specialty and cheese while we leave it up to you to pick people's choice and kid's favorite. $20 per family, $10 for individuals. All ages and a cash bar with kid's games and activities.
Support the Troops Care Package Drive: Please consider donating items to BCYF Leahy Holloran Community Center's care package drive at 1 Worrell Street M-F 2-9pm, Saturdays 9-5pm until November 18th. Leahy-Holloran is still accepting names of care package recipients. If you know a local community member who is currently serving please send their address.s
October Meeting Minutes
Report from C-11
 Officer Keaney reported several instances of criminal activity in the neighborhood. Among a few notable episodes are as followed...
Members Plus Credit Union was held up at gunpoint on September 27th. The suspect, a white got away with $1500.

There were several drug arrests in the neighborhood. A few occurred in both McDonalds and CVS parking lot. Interestingly enough, the overwhelming majority of perpetrators were from outside of the Boston area.
There have been numerous complaints regarding the aggressive tactics by representatives of energy companies requesting information to sell their products. Although research indicated these individuals were members of a legitimate organization, the behavior was reported to the companies.
Officer Keaney encouraged the membership to follow the “see something, say something” philosophy. He provided the number citizens can use if the suspect illegal drug activity. The direct line to the Drug Unit is 617-343-4819.
Question 2 Debate
CGCA hosted a lively and enlightening debate on Question 2, which would give the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education the authority to lift the Charter School cap and allow up to 12 new charters or to expand existing charter schools each year.
Julia Mejia, Director of Family and Community Engagement with the Massachusetts Charter School Association was there to make her argument to Vote Yes on Questions 2.
Dr. Diane Kelly, Superintendent of Revere Schools Systems, represented Vote No on Question 2 movement.
Both speakers gave informative and passionate presentation on their positions and beliefs.
Newsworthy Notes
Traffic Budget was approved for Granite Avenue and Gallivan Boulevard intersection, including allocation of left arrow.
Allyson Quinn explained that the transformation of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The reason for the name change was to drop the term Authority as the agency does not perform in that capacity. The mission on the BPDA is to work with communities on major developments. The transition is still in process.
Patty McMahon, gave an enthusiastic endorsement of the of the CGCA scholarship program. This is one of the favorite traditions of CGCA, and a wonderful way to end the year. To be eligible to nominate a child for a scholarship, you must be a paid CGCA member and the child must be attending a tuition-based school.
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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