May Meeting Minutes
Boston Police C-11 Updates
Officer Michael Keaney updated the membership on the April 12th homicide at the McDonald’s parking lot on Granite Ave. The alleged attacker was captured quickly by the Boston Police Department. The BPD believes road rage was the cause of this tragedy. Mike Keaney spoke highly of the neighborhood participation which contributed to the quick capture of the suspect.
Officer Keaney strongly reminded the audience to LOCK YOUR CAR. Many of the recent break-ins were the result of the offender simply opening unlocked cars and stealing the valuables in sight.
Steve Bickerton, Jr. provided updates from the community concerning Neponset’s Garvey Park and Adams Street Library. Roy Smith shared comments from an abutters’ meeting regarding a proposal by Sean Donahue to remove their enclosed porch and add a 2 story addition on 30 Rita Rd.
Good Neighbor/Good Business Awards
Presentations were made honoring Maureen Connolly of Maureen Connolly Insurance and Real Estate, Kate Brown from the Adams Street Library, and Loretta Philbrick and Mary Shea for their work with the Cedar Grove Civic Association Executive Board. Lisa Zinck will be presented with her award at the June meeting. Lisa volunteers on the Cedar Grove Civic Association Executive Board and does outstanding work with the children and families at the Leahy Holloran Community Center.
At the May meeting the manager of Lucy’s Tavern, Julian Bolger, reported he was negotiating with Beantown Sports on Granite Ave. to secure spaces in an effort to address overflow parking. He explained that valets would be used to park cars in that lot. Neighbors had met with Julian in the winter, but continue to have concerns. One abutter expressed alarm when he learned additional parking spaces were being created abutting his home. It was suggested that Tom Norton come to a future meeting since the controversy is with his property.
Councilor Frank Baker inquired whether there was documentation outlining what was agreed to between the owner and abutters. The CGCA requested Julian provide the list of agreed upon improvements, status to date, and next steps related to items such as parking, buffering, sound and noise mitigation.
Cedar Grove Civic Association Election Nominations
Loretta Philbrick, Chair of the CGCA Nomination Committee, encouraged members to run for CGCA Office or serve on the Executive Board. If you are interested in joining the EBoard or an elected position please email her at email@example.com The annual vote is scheduled for our June 13th meeting.