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Now accepting nominations for Scholarships!
The Cedar Grove Civic Association May Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in Fr. Lane Hall at 7:00pm  On the agenda this month.... The presentation of the 2017 Good Neighbor & Good Business Awards
Neighborhood News & Notes
 
Love Your Block Clean Up: Our annual CGCA Boston Shines Spring Clean is now 
"Love Your Block" and we need volunteers to come help clean up the planters by the Adams Village Clock and the surrounding area on Saturday, May 13th from 9am-10:30am. Email us at cedargrovecivic@gmail.com to let us know you can help! 

We also encourage all of our local businesses to participate in clean ups on Friday, May 12th or Saturday May 13th. With so many new neighbors helping, we know the neighborhood will look great! In addition, Mary O'Brien is recruiting volunteers for the weekend before to help clean up Martin Tot Lot -you can join her crew on Saturday, May 6th from Sam- 10am on Hilltop Street.

Memorial Day Parade: Beginning at 10am on Monday, May 29th, be sure to cheer on the parade marchers on lower Adams Street as they head for the memorial services and speakers inside Cedar Grove Cemetery. It's like a small town patriotic experience with new and old friends! 

Dorchester Day Events: Check out the Parade on Sunday, June 4th - details for the all of the events leading up to the parade can be found at www.dotdayparade.com. 

Uncovering Dorchester's Industrial School for Girls: In 2015, the City of Boston Archaeology Program recovered 17,723 artifacts from the site of Dorchester's Industrial School for Girls. 2 years later, the City of Boston Archaeologist partnered with students at UMass Boston's History department to uncover the stories of the women and girls who worked and lived at the school in the 1860's. Check out the exhibit unveiling on May 10 from 4-6pm at the Massachusetts State Archives to hear stories of the extraordinary women who lived them. Contact jane.becker@umb.edu for more info. 

Dorchester Historical Society House Tour: On June 11th from 12 to 5pm. Visitors will be able to tour 10 homes on Ashmont, Carruth, and Beaumont streets, kicking off at the parish house in the Parish of All Saints' Church near Ashmont station. Tickets are on sale for $35 at www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org 
Nominate someone for a CGCA Scholarship
Here is your chance to nominate a student from kindergarten to college for a CGCA Scholarship! 

Please submit your nominations* by June 6th.
Winners will be contacted prior to and presented at the June CGCA Meeting.

*Please note that to nominate, you must be in good standing as a dues-paying member.
April Meeting Minutes

C-11 updates
The membership welcomed and congratulated Sgt. Brian Dunford who was recently promoted from Detective to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Dunford grew up in Cedar Grove and will be a Community Services Officer Sergeant at C-11. Community Services Officer Michael Keaney gave an update on an incident where a customer at a local establishment took the wrong purse but ended up with an resisting arrest charge because they tried to keep the purse, cell phone, and cash. Officer Keaney said that he will have a date to announce soon for the 20th Annual C-11 Bike Rodeo.

Neponset River Watershed Association
Neponset River Watershed Association outreach director, Nancy Flyer and board member, Maura O'Gara shared information about their April 29th clean-up on the Greenway which will extend to include Pope John Paul II Park to Port Norfolk , this year. They also encouraged everyone to save the date for their Neponset River Fest at Pope John Paul II Park on Saturday, July 22nd from 10am-2pm. Come paddle canoes and kayaks for FREE. The event will also promote biking and walking with activities including animals from the New England Aquarium and arts & crafts for children learn more at www.neponset.org. 

Slow Streets
Slow Streets Pilot Program Application was submitted to the City of Boston. The proposed area for improvement will include Granite A venue to Hallet Street and Hilltop Street to Gallivan Boulevard. Our application will be considered along with others from across the city. Two to three will be selected and the City will work with those neighbors on options to encourage slower traffic. Thanks to all who signed our petition supporting the application! 

Restaurant Updates
No word from the former "Sonny's" new owners on whether they will be coming to give an overview on their plans, hours, or if they need any licenses or permits. Landmark is looking for an entertainment license for events like a "Jimmy Buffet Nite." They need to meet with the abutters first. Lucy's is interested in a lam license. They had an initial abutters meeting, but a follow-up is needed because there were additional questions and the Licensing Board had said they should wait until they were in operation for a year (which will be after this summer). Members also had questions about the valet service, parking, capacity, the extended front area of the restaurant, and noise buffers that were originally proposed.

Development
59 Granite  Avenue has a buyer who has had initial conversations with a few abutters - they were told there would be four new homes in the back, in addition to the current house on the property. Also on Granite Avenue, the ledge owned by the Cedar Grove Cemetery and the parking spaces leased to 135 Granite Avenue have been subdivided into two parcels. The residents at 135 are looking to see what the agreement would be for them to continue leasing these space.

Thank You Lauren!
President Lauren Woods announced that she would be stepping down, but stay on as a member of the CGCA Executive Board while she awaits the birth of her second child in May. CGCA Vice President Patty McMahon will serve as Acting President until the June elections for officers. Thank you to Lauren for her dedication and community service! 
Helpful Local Contacts & Resources 

What is 311?
311 is the City of Boston easy-to-remember telephone number that connects you with highly-trained Constituent Service Center representatives who are ready to help you with requests for Boston non-emergency City services and information.

Top Service Requests: Report a missed curbside pickup, Get a pothole fixed, Get a street cleaned, Report a broken street sign or traffic signal or Pay a parking ticket. Report and Track your request 24 hours a day!!!! Call 311, download the App, Tweek@BOS311 or visit the web site https://www.cityofboston.gov/311/
  • Mayor Martin J. Walsh Mayor@boston.gov | 617-635-4500
  • Dorchester ONS Coordinator Dave Cotter david.cotter@boston.gov | 617-635-4819 
  • State Senator Linda DorcenaForry Linda.DorcenaForry@masenate.gov | 617-722-1150
  • State Rep Daniel Cullinane Daniel.Cullinane@mahouse.gov | 617-722-2006
  • State Rep Daniel Hunt Daniel.Hunt@mahouse.gov | 617-722-2263
  • District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker Frank.Baker@boston.gov | 617-635-3455 
  • City Council President Michelle Wu michelle.wu@boston.gov | 617-635-3115
  • City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George A.E.george@boston.gov | 617-635-4376
  • City Councilor Michael Flaherty Michael.F.Flaherty@boston.gov | 617-635-4205
  • City Councilor Ayanna Pressley Ayanna.Pressley@boston.gov | 617-635-4217
  • District C-11 Police Michael.Keaney@pd.boston.gov | 617-343-4330
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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