Come help us cheer on neighborhood students!
The Cedar Grove Civic Association June Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in Fr. Lane Hall at 7:00pm  On the agenda this month...2017 CGCA Scholarships Come cheer on the students who will be receiving scholarships & show your appreciation to the elected officials and local business leaders who have made generous donations to make this annual event possible. Light refreshments will be served The Industry  Introduction of the new owners of 750 Adams Street (formerly Sonnys), Martin Davis and David Arrowsmith Granite Ave Parking Update Attorney Dan McDevitt will discuss the Board of Appeals regarding a parking lease by Cedar Grove Cemetery to the condo owners at 135 Granite Ave BCYF Summer Activities Presentation on Summer Activities being offered this summer by Boston Centers for Youth and Families, Boston Parks and Recreation and other City agencies CGCA Elections
Neighborhood News & Notes
Boston Police C-11 Bike Rodeo: Join the Boston Police District C-11 for the Summer Safety Day & Bike Rodeo being held on Saturday, June 10th from 10am to 2pm at the McKeon Post Parking Lot/ 4 Hilltop Street / Dorchester.  Children ages 4 to 12 years and parents are welcome to attend.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of safety info, games and agility tests. Also cool bike helmets will be distributed (while supplies last) and FREE raffle for two 20” bikes!  Call the C-11 Community Service Office at 617-343-4524 for more information.
Celebrate Summer at the Neponset Riverfest: Saturday July 22nd from 10am to 2pm at Pope John Paul Park II by the splash pad area.  The Neponset River Watershed Association is sponsoring this event – a follow- up to the successful event they organized with Cedar Grove Civic last summer.  Go padding on the river – canoe and kayaking for FREE!!!!  The event will also be promoting biking and walking.  Explore a tidepool with the New England Aquarium, a fishing clinic with Mass Fisheries & Wildlife (10am-Noon), and the spray pool, arts, crafts and food.  Bring the family and friends to enjoy our beautiful park and river. For more info. please contact Nancy   781-575-0354 x307

Boston Centers for Youth & Families: There are engaging, and affordable opportunities for people of all ages at BCYF’s 36 facilities. Our youth programs keep children’s minds and bodies active during the summer months so that they are ready to return to school in the fall. There are events, activities including: BCYF Neighborhood Block Parties, BCYF Summer Fun Stops, SuperTeens Program, Baseball Clinics and Pools across the City. Download their Summer Guide: 

Free Fun Fridays: Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.  See their website for their 2017 schedule.

Boston Public Library Concerts in the Courtyard: The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.
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.
Development Updates 
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. 
Lucy’s Tavern 
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 The annual vote is scheduled for our June 13th meeting.
Please Support These Local Businesses
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
Greenhills Bakery
Hair Image
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
PS Gourmet Coffee
Regina M. Hughes, Esq.
Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry
Supreme Liquors
The Mufflerman
Traverse Ins. Agency
Village Touch
WUMB Radio 91.9
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