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We hope you enjoy the holiday season -- see you next month!
The CGCA hopes you all enjoy this holiday season! Therefore, as in year's past, we will not meet this month of December. Please shop locally and visit the village lit up with our new adorned snowflake lights! We hope you enjoy them! We wanted to invest in the business community just like so many of our businesses do! We'd like to thank CGCA board member Sean Weir and Gary Walker, Denise Sullivan, and Dave O'Laughlin from IBEW for installing the new decorative snowflake lights in Adams Village! To offset part of the costs we will be having a "Snowflake Soiree" on Sunday January 15th at Blasi's Cafe. Time ???? $20 suggested door donation, door prize, signature snowflake cocktails, and live music
Neighborhood News & Notes
 
Winter Preparedness: "What you Need to Know" for winter weather and resources available to Boston residents, including parking, trash and signing up for snow emergency alerts. www.boston.gov/winter-boston
 
Fields Corner Neighborhood Holiday Party & Toy Drive: Please join the Fields Corner Civic Association for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 13th from 6:00 PM -8:30 PM followed by a community holiday party co-sponsored by FCCA/Main Streets/FANA/FCCDC. Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the C-11 toy drive for our neighborhood kids! The party will be held at Home.stead Bakery & Café -- 1448 Dorchester Avenue.
 
Cedar Grove Memorial Mass for the Deceased: The 36th annual Christmas Mass in memory of the deceased will be celebrated on Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m. in the Gilman Chapel at Cedar Grove Cemetery. A concert of Christmas music will begin at 10:45 a.m. Following the Mass, coffee and pastry will be served in the office.
 
Kids' New Year 2017 Party at Adams St. BPL: Ring in the New Year with crafts, games, and friends. For ages 3 and up on Wednesday December 28th beginning at 6:30pm at the Adams Street Library -- 690 Adams Street.
 
23rd Annual Mayor's Cup Youth Hockey Tournament: Teams from throughout Boston participate in this citywide tournament to vie for the championship title in 17 divisions for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 (Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantam). Games begin on December 17 at 7 a.m. and are played all week long at local rinks throughout Boston. Finals will be held Sunday, January 15, at Conte Forum. 
November Meeting Minutes
 
A big shout out to the brave and hearty souls who came to attend the November meeting in spite of the whipping winds and lashing rain. Your demonstration of civic commitment is outstanding.
 
Report from C-11
Officer Mike Keaney was not available, therefore President Woods reported on seven criminal incidents occurring throughout the October and November time period. Five of them drug related. The highlights are as follows:
  • Drug Arrests were made in Walgreens, McDonald’s and Adams Village parking lot.
  • A 75-year-old woman was robbed on October 23rd. An arrest was made.
City Councilor Frank Baker
Councilor Frank Baker was on hand to report on initiatives taking place in the district. Concerns about traffic and speeding are a constant in Dorchester. While the city has no jurisdiction with regard to traffic regulations, Councilor Baker is working with other Dorchester politicians, Dan Hunt and Dan Cullinane to lower the speed to 30 or 15 mph when appropriate. There is a pilot in the works for in the Talbot Ave /Norfolk area. If successful the pilot will be enacted in neighboring communities. Recently the city ordinance passed which will limit the speed to 25 mph on Boston Streets. As of January 9th, 2017, unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on all City of Boston roadways will be 25 mph.
 
Councilor Baker also informed the membership of a collective effort to address the Billboard situation. With the advent of digital billboards, there is a concern how they will affect the aesthetic feel of the neighborhood. Digital billboards generate a significant amount of income and as such there will be an increase in the number of requests. There is an agreement among the many civic associations to allow for a moratorium on approving the conversion of any bill boards until a Dorchester Wide assessment along the I-93 corridor is complete by the Boston Policy and Development Authority. In addition, there is an appreciation that many of the owners of these billboards contribute to neighborhood non-profit groups. There is a goal to establish a fund to support these groups in conjunction with the Billboard Assessment. 
 
Wreaths on the Streets
Cedar Grove has never looked more festive. Over 400 wreaths, as well as yards and yards of garland, ribbons and bows have adorned the streets of our Neighborhood. Special thanks to Theresa Lohmar,the O’Reilly family, and all the elves from the neighborhood that helped with the decorative talents. Very Much appreciated! 
 
Childrens' Christmas Party and Tree Lighting - Huge Turnout and many smiles with Santa!
A big thank you to Jill Lamonica and Lisa Zinck for putting on such a great event and to our volunteers: Allyson Quinn, Patty McMahon, Jean Donovan, Roy Smith, Ginny, Biogotti, Mary Shea, Mary Lou Lynn,and Loretta Philbrick!
 
The tree lighting was a great night and everyone had a good time! Thank you to Mayor Walsh and all the various city departments for putting the trolley tour together every year! Thank you to Devin Connolly for face painting, the Old Dorchester Post for hosting us, the family of the late Bob Boushell for donating to the children's party in his memory, and Windy City, Five Star Pizza, and Florian Hall Associates for donations of food and beverages. Also to Members Plus Credit Union for  donating their coin exchange fees to CGCA for the party every November! 
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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