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This month: Votes on 884 Adams St, Hollywood Video; Steve Bickerton, Jr; Bryan Fuller; and St. Brendan Schoolyard Fence Project
The Cedar Grove Civic Association March Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 in Fr. Land Hall (St. Brendan Church) at 7:00 pm. On the Agenda this month... A Membership Vote on the 884 Adams St. proposal A Membership Vote on the 11 Granite Ave / Hollywood Video proposals Steve Bickerton, Jr  on starting the Friends of Pope John Paul II Park Bryan Fuller  Candidate for City Council at Large St. Brendan Schoolyard Fence Project
Neighborhood News & Notes
 
Boston Shines: This annual volunteering opportunity invites Boston residents to breathe new life into our neighborhoods by making them beautiful. This year’s efforts will focus on four service areas: physical service, university engagement, youth development, and expanding City of Boston volunteer opportunities. Schedule: Apr 24 and 25, Allston/Brighton, Fenway, Hyde Park, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, and West Roxbury; May 1 and 2 in Bay Village, Chinatown, Dorchester, Mattapan, and the South End; and May 8 and 9 in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Downtown, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, North End, South Boston, and the West End. Register now: www.boston.gov/ons/bostonshines

Sox for Socks Drive: Saint Brendan Parish is collecting new white socks only for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s Sox for Socks campaign to meet the high demand for new white socks in medical clinics throughout greater Boston. We are able to accept donations of new white socks only. See www.bhchp.org. Thank you for your support! Please call the parish office at 617-436-0310 and speak to Nancy if you have any questions. Collection drive ends April 30th.

Swan Boat Opening: Join Mayor Walsh at the Boston Public Garden for the opening of the Swan Boats for 2015! Be there for the first ride of the year, Apr 18, 10am www.swanboats.com

BCYF Summer Warm-Up Resource Fair: Learn about all of the awesome opportunities the Boston Centers for Youth and Families will have available across their network of community centers at this carnival-themed summer preview event! Apr 11, 11am-2pm at the Tobin Community Center. To get a sneak-peek, check out the BCYF Summer Guide for 2015! boston.gov/bcyf

Saint Brendan Neighborhood Night Out: Join the St. Brendan Parish community for a major fundraiser for the school on May 16th at Florian Hall. Admission is $25.00 and there will be a chance to win free tuition, an iPad mini and lots more prizes. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is the Honorary Chair of the event. For more information and tickets you may contact: Paula Linehan (617) 688-0995
March Meeting Minutes
 
C-11 opened the meeting and gave a report that crime was down 55% in the neighborhood. Incidents that occurred that were noteworthy to be aware of: 761 Adams Street, the gas station was robbed of scratch tickets, Two bank robberies in the same week from members plus credit union. The second attempt was caught only blocks away as a patron called 911 and followed the suspect, CVS on Gallivan Boulevard had a cash drawer stolen, 96 Milton Street had a car break.

Little Caesars
** VOTES will be taken at April’s meeting**
The proposal is for a Little Caesars Restaurant to take some space from the old Hollywood video location. Hours would be 11a-10pm during the week 11a-11pm on weekends. Hot and Ready Concept, wings and pizza only. No delivery/No sit Down, Take out only

884 Adams Street
** VOTES will be taken at April’s meeting**
The proposal is for 4 variances for a 6 unit building to replace current single family home at 884 Adams Street. Single family would be demolished, there is no landmark status for the old home. Variances include: Floor Area Ratio, front yard set back, height (3 stories but within the 35ft allowed), multifamily forbidden.  Developer adjusted plans to fix the parking maneuverability in the yard and allow for the 5 ft set back in the rear. Units would be 2 bedroom condos, 2 bath, 2 parking spots each. There was an abutter meeting and the concerns raised: the mass/size of the building, sunlight, parking and traffic for neighboring street Joanne Terrace as there is no additional on street parking along Adams Street.

Sam Maverick’s
** VOTES will be taken on the concept at April’s meeting**
The proposal is for a new restaurant to take the ENTIRE space of the old Hollywood Video location to be named Sam Maverick’s, named for the youngest person off the Boston Massacre, the start of the American revolution. 240 seat restaurant and bar with outdoor patio, location of patio TBD on property. Possible hours: 11:30a-1am weekdays and 10am-1am weekends, patio would close earlier. 25 parking spots allocated, additional parking possibly with a partnership with Mt Washington Bank TBD. They will serve American tavern fare, lunch and dinner with brunch on weekends, family friendly, beer wine and cocktails, entertainment. Owners/operators will be Julian Bolger and Shawn Ahernt whose other restaurants include The Playwright, Tavern in the Square, Cityside, and Bees Knees supply.
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